FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK Dear Saints bound for Heaven and

Trinity
Trumpeter
Serving Christ Since 1901
Trinity
Lutheran Church
603 Classen
Norman, Oklahoma
73071
405-321-3443
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IN THIS ISSUE:
Pastor ....................... 1
LYF ............................ 2
School
Meetings / ............... 3
Reminders
Stewardship ............. 4
Organ Update ........... 5
Advent
LWML ....................... 6
Seniors
Vicar .......................... 7
IMPORTANT
REMINDERS
BIRTHDAYS AND
ANNIVERSARIES
November 2014
4.) The Last Sunday in the Church Year, also
called “Christ the King Sunday” is Nov 23rd.
The theme for the lessons is the 2nd Coming and
Return of Christ. This is also called the
“Parousia.” He is coming again in glory to judge
1.) This month we again celebrate All Saints
the living and the dead. He comes to raise our
Day on Sunday Nov. 2nd. For all the Saints who bodies unto life everlasting. Come Lord Jesus!
have died before us- we rejoice in their victory!
We will recall all those in our congregation who 5.) Thanksgiving Day Worship Service is
have died this past year and gone into heaven.
Thursday Nov. 27th at 10:00 a.m. Our
We will toll the bell as each name is read out
blessings of Church, Home and Country in the
loud during the service.
USA are so tremendous and bountiful that we
FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK
Dear Saints bound for Heaven and
Citizens living on Earth!
The annual Pledge Sundays are November
2nd, 9th and 16th. We will PRESENT OUR
PLEDGES AT THE ALTAR. You have
received your packet of materials in the mail.
are overwhelmed by God’s graciousness! Plan to
attend with your family and friends before your
festive meal.
6.) The First Sunday in Advent is Nov. 30th.
As the new church year begins, we prepare for
2.) On Sunday Nov. 9th we will focus on
Christmas with repentant hearts focusing on the
“International Persecuted Church Day” as we Old Testament promises of Immanuel, God with
pray on behalf of the many Christians around the us, born of the virgin Mary at Bethlehem. You
world who have put their lives at risk because of will receive the Lutheran Hour Ministries
their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Advent Devotional booklet that day with the
theme: “God’s Home for the Holidays.”
3.) The 2015 Church Work Program will be
voted on this month at the Voters Meeting on
7.) Wednesday Dec. 3rd at 7:30 p.m. will be
Sunday Nov 16th at 1:00 p.m. with the
the first Advent Vespers Service. At 6:30 p.m.
LWML Thanksgiving Dinner at 12:00 noon
there will be a Soup and Salad Supper. The
before the meeting. We plan our year in God’s theme this year is “Arise, O Christian People”
Kingdom. We set the budget prayerfully and
from LSB Hymn 354.
with careful planning. We set goals for the
coming year and we look forward to God’s
Rejoice that you have a wonderful place to be
blessings in meeting them! We do our pledging, divinely served by God in Word and Sacrament
confident that we can give God the 10% and we as you receive His bountiful gifts for your body
will live on the 90%.
and soul! Giving proportionately means that
We need each of us to pledge of our time, talent
and treasures for the work of the Lord in our
congregation. What a joy to participate in the
Gospel work of our Lord through our TLC
Church, School and Campus Ministry, as “One
Family!”
we give a set percentage of our income for the
Gospel work of the Lord Jesus Christ in our
local congregation and in the church-at-large in
the LCMS. God bless our receiving and our
giving, as we walk by faith. "The Lord Our
God Establishes the Work of Our Hands!" is
our 2015 Stewardship Theme.
CALENDAR
SERVANTS FOR THE
MONTH
In Christ Jesus,
Pastor Nehrenz
Trinity Trumpeter
LYF News
November is here and the LYF have
several events coming up!
On Sunday the 9th we will be taking
6th-12th graders out for an afternoon
of bowling here in Norman. We will
leave directly after late service.
The 14th-16th is the Oklahoma
District Senior High Youth
Gathering, OK’d In Christ. This
weekend event is for 9th-12th graders
and will be held in Tulsa, at the
Doubletree Hotel. We will leave
from the church at 5 p.m. on Friday
and return Sunday afternoon. The
cost is $110 per participant, or $45
for non-congregational friends who
have not attended before. Please
make payment out to Trinity
Lutheran Church, as registration
must be paid from a Church account.
On Wednesday the 19th the Senior
High School Bible Study will be
replaced by a servant event at the
OKC Regional Foodbank. We will
leave from the church at 5:15 and
return around 8:30. This is a free
event but all youth under the age of
18 will require a parent’s signature
on a liability waiver. If interest,
please let the Youth Directors know
as soon as possible.
Please be aware there will not be
Senior High Bible Study on the 26th,
as school will be out for
Thanksgiving.
If you have any questions,
comments, or concerns, please email
us at [email protected], or contact
us via the information on the LYF
bulletin insert.
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Trinity Lutheran School and Childcare
The Trinity Lutheran School students will be singing patriotic songs
for the Trinity Seniors at their monthly meeting. We would like to
thank all our Veterans and their spouses for their service to our
country!
NO SCHOOL – Friday, November 7 - Parent/Teacher
Conferences.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR – Monday, Nov. 10 through Friday,
Nov. 14
We will be set up in Fellowship Hall during the week. This is a
great opportunity to buy some books for Christmas gifts. Our
school/childcare will receive 40% back in books when we sell more
than $1000. If we sell more than $2000 we will receive 50% in
books. Our classroom teachers LOVE the Scholastic Book Fair.
We hope you do, too!
Operation Christmas Child (The Shoebox Ministry)
Many years ago, Mary Beth Studebaker talked to our school about
filling shoeboxes with items for children that may not receive a
Christmas gift. She told us about Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s
Purse and their worldwide mission to help children. Every box
contains a book about Jesus in the child’s native language.
This year we are asking school/childcare families and church
members to help us fill 100 shoeboxes. A list of items and a sample
display board can be found in the Narthex. (We do NOT need any
boxes – only the items to fill them.)
Families can donate items for an entire box or any number of
specific items. (We will need 100 of everything on the list.) We will
put all the donations together and ask the children to fill the boxes.
Remember to think small when you are shopping. Everything has to
fit in a normal size shoebox.
All donations need to be received by Monday, November 10.
Please help us as we fill the boxes. Pray for our children as they
learn to share and for the children that will receive these gifts.
THANKSGIVING FEAST - November 25
NO SCHOOL – Nov. 26, 27 and 28 – HAPPY
THANKSGIVING!
Trinity Trumpeter
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BOARDS AND COUNCIL
VOTERS MEETING
Sunday, November 9th
We THANK YOU all for serving in our
congregation!
Sunday Nov. 16th at 1:00 p.m.
(After the LWML Thanksgiving
Dinner at 12:00 noon.)
− 2015 Budget Presentation
− Board reports
− Hinners Organ Update
− Update on the progress of the
upstairs construction project
All communicant members over 18 years old plan to
attend and become a voter!
1:30 p.m.- Elders
6:00 p.m.- Council
See calendar for:
- Stewardship Board – Sun. Nov. 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
- Education Board -Wed. Nov. 26th at 6:00 p.m.
- Evangelism Board – Tues. Nov. 4th at 7:00 p.m.
- School Board - Tues. Nov. 4th at 7:00 p.m.
- Board of Trustees – Sat. Nov. 8th
at 9:30 a.m.
All Board members please note these times and
plan to attend.
SCHOOL/CHURCH STAFF
ADMINISTRATORS MEETING
Wednesday, November 19th at 8:00 a.m.
NORMAN CIRCUIT PASTORS' STUDY
CONFERENCE
Thursday Nov. 13th in Sulphur. Pastor and Vicar
will attend.
THANKSGIVING TURKEY DINNER
by LWML
Sunday Nov. 16th at 12:00 NOON.
Come enjoy food, fellowship and thanksgiving at
this meal provided by the women of the LWML.
Free-will donations will be taken.
ADULT TLC CHOIR is on Thursdays
at 6:30 p.m.
Choir Director Silviya Mateva welcomes
all teens, college students, adults!
We sing praises to our Lord and
Savior in joyful song! We will
need your voices and musical gifts
in praise to our King!
SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE
CLASSES 9:15 AM
Join us at our Sunday morning Bible study at 9:15 a.m.
while your children and teens are in Sunday School.
Come and be with us for your growth in God’s Word!
WITH PASTOR:
“2nd Thessalonians”
WITH BOB LEE:
“Matthew”
VICAR ZIMMERMAN:
“A Look Ahead” at the next
Sunday’s Scripture Readings
WEDDING
God’s blessings be upon Seth Lemke and
Madisen Cary who will be married on Sat.
Nov. 29th at 6:30 p.m.
Trinity Trumpeter
OPEN ADULT BIBLE STUDY –
Title: "C.F.W. Walther "
Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.-taught by Eldon
Jupe
Schedule:
-Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
-Refreshments provided
Materials:
-Participant books
-Teacher leads the class through the study
Plan to attend these new and powerful studies
taught by the Board of Elders.
Everyone is welcome, so invite a friend and attend.
Contact person and teacher: Elder Eldon Jupe
(447-1269. ) Ends on Nov. 18, resumes in Jan.
THANKSGIVING DAY DIVINE WORSHIP
SERVICE
Date: Thursday Nov. 27th
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Theme:
“Oh Give Thanks Unto the
Lord, for He is Good!”
Come be with us and bring ALL
your family to this service,
which will feature:
PSALMS, HYMNS, SCRIPTURE LESSONS,
MESSAGE, THANKSGIVING PRAYERS
praising God for CHURCH, HOME AND
COUNTRY!
Come give thanks to our Triune God before our
festive meals and football games! This is our
national annual “Day of Thanksgiving” in the
U.S.A.
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"THE LORD OUR GOD
ESTABLISHES
THE WORK OF OUR HANDS!”
Sundays November 2nd, 9th, 16th
Stewardship Pledge
Sundays 1, 2, 3
Consecrated Pledges - Presented at BOTH
services and placed on the Altar
Bible Text: Psalm 90:17: “Let the beauty of the
LORD our God be upon
us: and establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands.”
Preparation: Special sermons with a
Stewardship emphasis on Sundays Oct. 19, 26,
Nov. 2
Explanation:
To celebrate our life together as “One Family –
Church, School, Campus Ministry,” we will
gather on CONSECRATION SUNDAY and
will PRESENT OUR PLEDGES TO THE
LORD ON THE ALTAR.
Mailing: Enclosed with the mailing was your
Consecration Pledge Card to dedicate ourselves
to the making of disciples of all nations in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ in 2015. We ask
you to bring your CONSECRATION
PLEDGE CARDS to be presented on the altar
to our Lord.
May the Lord bless our consecrated work and
plan to join us for these
important Sundays NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16
Trinity Trumpeter
Hinners Organ Update:
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COMING IN DECEMBER:
** An Organ Committee has been formed by the
Church Council. You will be receiving a mailing
which will include detailed information about the
Hinners Organ we have purchased for use in our
sanctuary. It will be renovated during 2015 and
installed in our church in 2016.
FIRST ADVENT VESPERS SERVICE Wednesday Dec. 3rd
**Silviya Mateva played the O.U. Hinners organ
on October 20, 21 and 22 (Monday-Wednesday)
from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Everyone was welcome to
come and hear OU's organ, which is very similar
to our own Hinners. The address is: Catlett Music
Center, 500 W Boyd St., Norman.
ADVENT WEDNESDAY VESPERS
SERVICES - 7:30 p.m.
(30 minutes in length)
Vespers, Psalms, Hymns
and Brief Sermon - come
prepare your hearts
for the celebration of the
Christmas Event!
** Save the Date! OU faculty will lead a tour of
the OU organ workshop for Trinity members on
Sunday, November 23, at 1:00 p.m. Come see
where Trinity's Hinners organ will be restored.
2101 W. Tecumseh Road, Suite C | Norman, OK
**To date, $29,357 has been donated toward the
organ fund. To contribute toward the pipe organ's
storage and restoration, please write "Organ" on
the memo line of your check. Contact Neal
Schuster for more information.
Advent Soup and Salad Supper
(6:30 p.m.)
Theme:
“Arise, O Christian People!”
LSB 354
SENIORS
The senior lunch and program have been scheduled for Thursday, November 6. As usual, the devotional
will begin promptly at 11:15 followed by a very brief business meeting and a very sumptuous lunch. The
program, "The Story of James Garner", will be presented by Mr. Roy Hamilton, a life-long friend of James
Garner, whom we all know from his tv series "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files" and many films.
Garner even lived for a while with the Hamilton family, so we can learn a lot about his early years. Mark
this date on your calendar, come with something edible, and be prepared for a wonderful time. Friends are
always welcome.
On Friday, November 21, the church bus will depart for Shawnee to convey us to the Mabee-Gerrer
Museum to participate in a guided tour where we will see the St. John's Bible Heritage Edition, as well as
other permanent exhibits. The St. John's Bible volumes are considered rare books, as each one is a fine-art
reproduction of the only handwritten and illustrated Bible since the advent of the printing press 500 years
ago. The museum will host a one-year exhibit of the St. John's Bible Edition, and the engagement will
begin with the Heritage Edition of the Gospels and Acts Volume.There are 7 volumes in the St. John's
Bible. The remaining volumes will be on display at a later date. The museum has graciously waived the
admission fee for church groups to see the special Bible exhibit and the museum in general. Our tour is
scheduled for 1:00, so we will have lunch first at a location selected by J.B.Dufran. The bus will leave the
church at 10:00.
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MITE SUNDAY = FIRST SUNDAY. On the
first Sunday of each month, you are invited to
bring your mites to church and dump them in
the extra-large Mite box found on the welcome
center. We will be highlighting one
mission/month in the prayers during service, as
well as talking about it during Pastor’s Sunday
School class. You can learn about our missions
anytime by checking out the two websites;
www.oklwml.org (to learn about the missions
our Oklahoma District has voted on) and
www.lwml.org (to learn about the missions the
national LWML body has voted on).
This month’s highlighted mission is the “Voice
of Care Ministry to the Developmentally
Challenged” mission grant of $50,600. This
grant will help to support the Director of
Development, to create and produce
informational materials, and to fund technology
to tell the story of sharing the Gospel with the
developmentally challenged.
The Oklahoma District Convention was held in
September at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in
Edmond. About 100 women attended, plus 8
pastors. There were 35 voting delegates. New
officers were elected to the Oklahoma District
Board. These include Myrna Lou Meyer as
President, Laura Schalat as Vice President,
Suzet Roggow to the Nominating Committee,
and Judy Pendley as our Delegate to the
National Convention. The offering collected
was $772 to be used for mites.
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LWML Ruth Circle – Ladies you are invited
to join us for Bible Study on the 3rd Tuesday of
each month at 10:00 a.m. Pastor or Vicar lead
the study. Bring a friend!
LWML THANKSGIVING DINNER – Each
year our LWML ladies host a turkey dinner
prior to the Voter’s Meeting. This year that
meal will be served Sunday, November 16. A
sign up sheet will be passed around during the
Sunday School hour in which you can sign up to
donate food and/or time to help. A freewill
offering will be taken and matched by Thrivent
Financial for Lutherans. Thank you for your
support.
LWML will be collecting items for MARY
ABBOTT HOUSE for Christmas this year.
The Mary Abbott House here in Norman assists
children and families suffering abuse. They
would like to have the following items to hand
out to the children; teddy bears, play-doh and
washable markers. We will be accepting
donations for 3 Sundays; November 23rd and
30th , and December 7th. Look for a box in the
narthex to deposit them.
We will also be donating fleece blankets to the
Mary Abbott House. We need YOUR help to
cut strips and tie them. We will be doing this
during the Advent Soup Supper, from 6:00-7:30
p.m., on Wednesday, December 3rd. No skill
level required, we will show you what to do.
Trinity Trumpeter
FROM THE VICAR
Dear fellow redeemed,
As I said at the October Senior’s Luncheon and at
the Oct. 5 children’s message, All Saint’s Day is
my favorite holiday of the church year. All Saint’s
Day is the first of November every year, we
transfer it to the nearest Sunday to celebrate, for
2014, it’s observed on Sunday, November 2. For
me, All Saint’s Day one of those church festivals
where the realities of our Christian Faith hits home
the hardest and the sweetest.
It is indeed a bit sad when the names of the saints
that have gone on before us in the past year are
read aloud. We miss our friends and family
members on this side of heaven. This November,
Grandpa Zimmerman’s name will be read at St.
Michael’s Lutheran Church in Traverse City,
Michigan. But, as we Easter Christians know, it’s
on this holiday and every day that we remember
the Gospel promise of Eternal Life that has been
freely given to them and we rejoice in their
transfer from mortal life to being with the Lord
forever. One can’t quite help but have a bit of a
tear of repentant joy when the 6/4 time signature
of that Norwegian tune starts up for “Behold a
Host Arrayed in White” from TLH 656 (Lutheran
Service Book 676), and we sing:
At home above the God of Love, For aye their
tears shall dry.
They now enjoy their Sabbath rest, the paschal
banquet of the blest.
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The Lamb, their Lord, at festal board, himself is
Host and Guest
Our beloved family members and friends that have
died in the Faith have not passed away to oblivion.
They share in the certainty that St. Paul taught in
Romans, chapter 6, verse 5:
“For if we have been united with him in a death
like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a
resurrection like his.”
We remember the sweet words of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ from John, chapter 14:
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in
God; believe also in me. In my Father's
house are many rooms. If it were not so,
would I have told you that I go to prepare a
place for you? And if I go and prepare a
place for you, I will come again and will
take you to myself, that where I am you
may be also. …“I am the way, and the
truth, and the life.”
In our preaching and singing, we often hear the
generic application of the Gospel, and yes, we are
forgiven for our sins. When we read the names of
the dearly departed in the Faith, we recall how
they specifically now rest from their labors and
rejoice in being in the presence of the Lord for
eternity. Thanks be to God.
A blessed November to you all!
Vicar Zimmerman
NOVEMBER
Anniversaries
Birthdays
Ian Barnes
David Mathison
Rose Niehues
Jessie Schuerman
Roy Yarbrough
Tanner Sendelbach
Brad Anderson
Trent Cason
Barbara Beall
Les Brown
Jim Randol
Jane Hollandsworth
Alex Laffin
Ashley Laatsch
Steve Bute
Frank Richartz
Wende Weber
Dick Leech
Susan Crane
Wanda Roepke
Evelyn Gather
Tammy Lemke
Donna Freeling
Travis Wendte
Stephen Favors
Johna Jupe
Sabrina Wise
Sue Ebey
Jacquelyn Farquharson
Nathan Hasbrook
Scott Hasbrook
Veronica Richartz
Bethany Conkling
Tyler Beavers
Wayne Stehr
Scott Anderson
Helen Higbee
Pansy Brown
Carla Kramer
Brian Rytlewski
Brigitte Parker
David Riesland
Cindi Schemm
Fern Stine
Jerry & Charlene Jerman
Brian & Penny Rytlewski
Raymond & Nancy Hartman
Darryl & Tammy Vogt
Tyler & Maranda Wendte
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PLEASE MAKE THESE CHANGES / ADDITIONS /
DELETIONS TO YOUR CHURCH DIRECTORY
BAPTISM
Zoey AnnMarie Pledger, daughter of Sidney Pledger
and Eliane Hopper, was baptized on 10/4/14
DEATHS
Pauline Hartman passed away on September 25th.
Santiago Philemore passed away September 25th.
"THE LUTHERAN HOUR" RADIO BROADCAST
Can’t Make it to Church? Listen to the Lutheran Hour! The
Lutheran Hour broadcasts in the Oklahoma City area Sunday
mornings at 9:00 am on BOTT radio station KQCV (800 AM).
Zion Lutheran Church, Guthrie, will be sponsoring the broadcast.
“The Lutheran Hour, the world’s longest-running Christian
outreach radio program, has been proclaiming a changeless
Christ to a changing world for more than three quarters of a
century” says Rev. Gregory Seltz, speaker of The Lutheran Hour.
“Beginning with the Great Depression of the 1930s and
throughout the generations to follow, The Lutheran Hour has
shared God’s peace and offered comfort and hope to millions of
people.” The Lutheran Hour is also available as a podcast from
the web, online at www.lutheranhour.org and on the American
Forces Network for members of the military and their families.
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PASTOR David Nehrenz 321-3443 or home 360-9396
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GREETERS
8:00 a.m.
SECRETARY Jackie Mullen
321-3443
[email protected]
10:30 a.m.
S.S. Superintendent
Misty Sendelbach
Assistant Superintendent Tisha Merchant
329-1503
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School Administrator
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Choir Director & Organist
Child Care Director
Carol Wendte
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TLC School / Child Care
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899-4831
778-5965
Youth Director
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Troy Young 580-304-3381
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