AUGUST 27, 2018
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On Mr. Meyer's Mind
As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. Matthew 9:9

Jesus simply said: “Follow Me,” and Matthew rose and followed Him.

Pretty remarkable, right?

I find it stunning that Jesus spoke with such authority (or was it love?) that someone would drop what they are doing, namely their job, and follow!

I find myself asking, would I have done the same?

Which leads me to my knees to confess to my loving God that I fail regularly to follow Him as He as asked.

His Word tells me of His expectations and desires of me. That is God’s Law. In it I see my sins and shortcomings.

And, then I remember that God sent Jesus so that my sins and shortcomings will be forgiven! What relief. What comfort. What joy. My God had a plan to wash you and me clean from our sin!

As we begin this school year, we will center around “Follow Me” as our theme. Together we will experience God’s Law and the wonderful Gospel of grace and forgiveness. There is reason to rejoice that we as the body of Christ here at Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool can revel in His grace.

Jesus said, “Follow Me”.

Bill Meyer is Trinity Lutheran's principal.
Pastor Golter's Musings
Children look to their parents as models, what to believe and how to live. They do this naturally. They do what daddy and mommy do.

The daddy who loves sports will teach his son the same love by how he spends his time. The same pattern is for the mommy as well. Parents’ practice preaches far more than what is said.

God has instruction for parents, as He has appointed them as their children’s primary instructors of His words and ways. They are the Ten Commandments. The very first, of course, is this: “You shall have no other gods before Me,” (Deut. 5:7).

Here’s the reason: Only God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, offers and gives the forgiveness of sins and salvation to people. The children must understand by God’s grace that they have a god, the God , who daily and richly forgives them of all their sins. He is the God who gave His Son on the Cross for them.
Practice preaches. If parents never mention the name of Jesus, this preaches. If parents do not go to church but place other activities as a higher priority…practice preaches. If parents yell at each other when there’s disagreement, well…

Both parents and children need Jesus, the forgiveness of sins daily.

The Holy Spirit teaches the battle of little and big children of God. “So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes,” (Ephesians 4:14).

“Every wind of doctrine” tosses about the soul of a child. The devil through all kinds of teachers intends to bring uncertainty as to whether Jesus and His Word are true. Children ever need the steady and sure teaching of Jesus and His Word, His Word alone. So do parents. 

As a way to strengthen children Trinity Lutheran ChurchSchool teaches Luther’s Small Catechism. Why? It’s a delightful summary of bible teaching, of salvation and how to live as a Christian.
Steady and secure souls of children—secure in Jesus— make happy children. 

Happy parents make happy children, parents who happily study and learn God’s Word.
Parents’ practice preaches. 

Pastor Golter is Trinity Lutheran's Senior Pastor
Meet Trinity's new staff members
Trinity has been blessed with the addition of three new rostered LCMS teachers for this coming school year..

New this year are:

Jessica Hedrick (pictured far left) , who is a Trinity alum, is teaching fifth grade this year, and most recently served at Our Savior Lutheran School in Alexandria, Va.

Deje Jensen (pictured in the middle) , who grew up in DeWitt, Iowa, is teaching third grade this year. Deje served as a preschool director/teacher at Grace Lutheran in DeWitt before accepting Trinity’s Call. Deje has more than 20 years of experience in Lutheran schools.

Beth Cross (pictured far right) , who just graduated from Concordia Wisconsin, is a seventh-grade home room teacher this year at Trinity. She’s also teaching middle school math and PE.

Also new this year are  Jim McCartney  and  Nora Reiter , who will be directing Trinity’s band program.
New security measures under way
There still are some bugs to work out.

But one of Trinity’s first steps at enhancing the safety and security of the church and school is in place with the installation of a new buzz-in system for the main entrance of the school.

So what does this mean?

How can you enter the building?

1. On Monday-Friday, the main entrance to the school will be unlocked from 7:15 a.m. to 7:35 a.m. for students to get to their lockers and classrooms. After 7:35 a.m., the doors will be locked, and you will have to use the buzz-in system, which is located just to the right of the door that has the wheelchair accessibility sign on it. Just push the button, and a secretary will buzz you in.

2. If there are meetings or events happening at the church or school after 6 p.m., the main entrance doors will be unlocked 15 minutes before the event starts and lock 15 minutes after the event begins.

Stay tuned for more details and continue to pray as we adjust to this new safety measure. 
Athletics update
Trinity's varsity soccer team opened its season on Saturday in similar fashion to last year - by winning the Cougar Classic title.

The Tigers won both of their contests on Saturday, outscoring their opponents 7-1 to capture the title. Emilee Clemensen and Malik Cisse combined to score six of the Tigers' seven goals in the tournament.

Trinity's JV team also competed in Saturday's tournament. While they didn't record any victories, it was a great opportunity to get some valuable playing experience.

The Tigers return to action at home on Tuesday against LIS (Williamsburg) The JV team plays at 4:45 p.m., while the varsity plays at 5:45 p.m.
Items of importance
MINISTRY THEME: Trinity's ministry theme for this year is Follow Me. The Bible verse connected with this year's theme comes from Matthew 9:9. If you would like to order a ministry theme shirt, you can stop by the school office and fill out a form.

BECOMING MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH: If you would like to become a member of the church, Trinity's God Workmanship classes will begin on Sept. 11. The classes, which will meet for 12 weeks, will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Childcare will be provided. Please contact the church office for more information.

CHAPEL OFFERINGS: Chapel o fferings for August will go toward Kids Against Hunger. Kids Against Hunger’s mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world. They ship meals to starving children and their families in over 60 countries through partnerships with humanitarian organizations worldwide.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: There will n o Sunday School on Sept. 2. Please join us for Rally Day on Sept. 9 at 9:30 a.m. Registration for 2 –year-old through 8th grade Sunday School can be done by clicking here.

PE UNIFORMS: The PE uniform order will be in the week of Sept. 10. Once the order arrives, PE uniforms will be handed out to those who placed orders.
Coming up
Sept. 3: No school because of Labor Day holiday

Sept. 18-19: Fall pictures

Sept. 21: Glow Run

Sept. 24-28: Book Fair

For a complete listing of happening at Trinity, you can click here
Quick links
LUNCH MENU: Check out the lunch menu for Trinity by clicking here

SCHOOL CALENDAR: Check out the 2018-19 school calendar by clicking here
Join us in worship
SERVICE TIMES: Trinity's weekend worship services are at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at
8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

SUNDAY SCHOOL, ADULT BIBLE STUDIES: Sunday School and Adult Bible studies are from 9:30 a.m. to 10:20 a.m.
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