46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? 47 I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” (Luke 6:46-49, NIV84)
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
At the end of May we had the great delight to confirm four more young people in the faith and welcome them into this congregation. After having received full instruction in the Word of God they were more than ready to be examined and to confess their faith in Christ as their Savior.
It brings back memories, doesn’t it? Maybe it brings back memories from our own instruction in the Word of God or, perhaps, from your own confirmation. My prayer, though, is that the memory that truly comes to minds isn’t the events that surround confirmation but the reason for it. Confirmation is meant to do one thing above all else; to remind us of whom the true solid foundation of our faith is. Our faith is founded on Christ and on His Word.
Jesus told his disciples a parable about what faith is like. He said that if faith and life is built upon the Word of God then it can withstand whatever storms this world sends at it. This is all, and only, because the foundation is solid. Yet, if we don’t build our faith and life on the Word we have no foundation at all. When the storms and tempests of life rage everything will collapse and be destroyed completely.
We all too often like to look to the world around us for our foundation and support. We look to family to be our rock through hard times. We immerse ourselves in work and hobbies so that we always something to fall back on when things get tough. We figure that we just need to be tougher and fight through the trials and tribulations of life because then we will be strong enough to face whatever comes all on our own. The only problem is, none of these things are solid enough to weather the storms of a sin corrupted world.
Christ took upon himself the weight of our sin. He alone can carry our guilt and give us the hope and promise of eternal life. He beckons for us to trust in him for full and free forgiveness; to build our lives on him. He is our solid foundation. Christ is the one who can get us safely through all of life’s challenges.
Rededicate yourselves to Christ. Let him be the foundation and support of your faith and life and you will never have to fear everything falling apart.
Your Brother in Christ,
Pastor Don Frelitz
HWY 45 ROAD CONSTRUCTION
Starting in early June Hwy 45 is going to be closed to through traffic until the fall of 2017. This closer will be from the high school to Church Rd. The highway department is required to allow access to the church drive way during this time. To make things easier we are asking everyone who is able to come into church by way of 58th street instead of Hwy 45 so that you can avoid as much of the construction as possible. If you have any questions please speak to Pastor Frelitz.
Lenette Gonsky is scheduled to take care of the altar during the month of June. If you have any questions please contact her.
Chancel Flowers — If you would like to beautify God’s house by presenting flowers to His glory on any weekend this year, please sign up on the Flower Calendar. The Flower Calendar for 2017 is posted in the narthex. If possible, please sign up one donor per weekend. Please also include a notation if your flowers are given to mark a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, graduation, memory of, etc.). Thank you. There are plenty of dates available throughout 2017. As of this printing, we would like to thank the following for signing up to provide flowers for June:
17 George & Penny Henderson 35th Anniversary
24 Peter Keeku Memorial
It is time to begin preparing for the summer VBS program. If you are interested in helping this year with VBS please speak to Pastor Frelitz as soon as possible. Most of the initial preparations for VBS are done, since we are using the materials that weren’t used last year. Even if you told Pastor that you would help in the past it is important that you speak to him again. Thanks!
150th ANNIVERSARY PLANNING COMMITTEE
In 2019 Trinity will celebrate its 150th anniversary as a home of the gospel. As such, we will be praising God and giving thanks the whole year for the many blessings he has bestowed upon us. If you would like to be part of the 150th celebration planning committee please speak to Pastor Frelitz. The first meeting to brainstorm ideas and organize the committee will be on June 11th, 2017 after Sunday worship.
During the Easter Season we had been collecting food donations. This collection is now coming to a close. That last Sunday for bringing your donations will be June 4th.
THIS YEAR’S CONFIRMATION CLASS AND VERSES
Yvonne- Proverbs 3:5- 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Amanda- Acts 20:32- 32 “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”
Olivia- 1 Peter 3:15 15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
Samantha- 2 Samuel 22:31- 31 “As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.”
SUMMER MIDWEEK WORSHIP
It seems as though a church 2000 years old wouldn’t have a lot to say to us today. Yet, in so many ways the church in Corinth could have been a 21st century church. The culture in which the Corinthians Christians lived, the issues the church was dealing with, their joys and their struggles—it’s a snapshot of our world and our church today.
Without doubt, 1 Corinthians is controversial for the leader, pastor, and preacher. The letter is quite practical as Paul applies the gospel to daily life in the church. Ironically, a letter written to unify the church has proven to be a source of great division historically. Controversy abounds, it seems, when discussing sex, divorce, spiritual gifts, women speaking in church, church discipline, and Christian liberty.
In this series we’ll plumb the depths of how broken the church is, explore the lessons and warnings for ourselves, and see how even in our own brokenness the gospel of Jesus shines through.
Over the course of this series we’ll be looking at 1 Corinthians in three parts. Part 1 will focus on the sections of Corinthians that deal with matters specifically related to the church. We’ll see that the church is a Beautiful Mess. In part 2 we spend some time in chapters 5-7 which talk about God’s will for sex and marriage. This will be a very timely, challenging and practical study under the title: Intimacy and Purity. The final section will take a look at spiritual gifts and God’s plan to mobilize his people under the theme Fully Equipped.
“I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:4-9).
Our summer midweek services last about 30 mins each and will begin on May 31st. These services are quite different from the traditional worship on Saturday and Sunday. Please join us and see for yourselves.
COUPLES MOVIE NIGHT
On Wednesday, June 7th, at 7:30 pm, we will be presenting an hour long video titled “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: The Tale of Two Brains.” This humorous approach to marriage enrichment looks at the way men and women think and see the world differently. The purpose is so that each of us can learn to understand why our partner acts and reacts in certain ways. This is all done in a format that is guaranteed to keep you laughing from start to finish.
So whether you are still on the dating scene, have been married for two years, twenty years or more, please join us for this wonderful time of fellowship and marriage enrichment.
Pastor Frelitz is currently working on setting up child care so that couples with young children can attend.
WELS NIGHT AT MILLER PARK
This year’s WELS Night at Miller Park is scheduled for August 10th. Trinity plans to take a group once again this year. The cost of tickets is $17 per person. Trinity will pay $10 of this amount for everyone who wants to go so the cost you have to pay is only $7 per person. We will also have dinner provided at the Wisconsin Club for all interested and transportation from dinner to the field. If you are interested in joining us this year please sign up on the form in the entry way.
The Third Commandment
Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.
|Apr 29 & 30||31||53||20||39|
|May 5 & 7||18||66||16||47|
|May 13 & 14||15||83|
|May 20 & 21||28||89||24||55|
Special Worship Attendance
|May 25 (Ascension)||48||34|
|April 2017 Offerings|
|Totals do not include any donations/transfers to/from the gift trust,|
|Thrivent Choice Dollar or the BMO Bradley Center Fundraiser.|
06/04/2017 Lee & Lisa Woelbing
06/11/2017 Stacy & Cody Shoemaker
06/18/2017 Lou Ann Gifford & Darlene Kohlman
06/25/2017 Eric & Lenette Gonsky
COMPUTER TECHNICIAN SCHEDULE
06/04/2017 Wyatt and Emily Young
06/11/2017 Amanda Gorsuch
06/18/2017 Yvonne Croninger
06/25/2017 Rachel Kalbas
COMMUNION DISTRIBUTION ASSISTANT
06/04017 Fred Westrich
06/18/17 Eric Gonsky
06/03/2017 Jack George
06/10/2017 Dwaine Zamecnik
06/17/2017 Ron Frohmader
06/24/2017 Jack George
06/04/2017 Todd Bilski & Tyler Bilski
06/11/2017 Gary Wennerstrand & John Osenga
06/18/2017 Craig Croninger & David Jahns
06/25/2017 Terry Gifford & Cody Shoemaker
Here is the cleaning schedule for the next two months. If you are unable to clean at that time, please see if you can switch with another family. Thank you for cleaning our church. If you have any questions about the cleaning schedule please contact Pastor Frelitz.
June 4- June 10 Kohlman, Holler
June 11- June 17 Michel, DeCheck
June 18- June 24 Wennerstrand Families
June 25- July 1 T. Lauber, S. Lauber, M. Lauber
July 2- July 8 G. Keeku, Gifford
July 9- July 15 Steilein, Gonsky, Stevens
July 16- July 22 Casebolt, Gorsuch
July 23- July 29 Woelbing, Shoemaker, Westrich
July 30- Aug 5 S. Voge, D. Voge, Williams