SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
PAW PRINTS NEWSLETTER
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On Mr. Meyer's Mind
As you know, we have recently installed some new security measures that allow us to keep our front door locked during the school day.

Thanks for your patience as we get the bugs out of this system. More security measures are planned. 

Earlier, we shared that the cost associated with the first phase of security improvements was going to be in the range of $25,000 to $30,000.

I am delighted to report that God’s people have responded to this need in mighty ways. To date, we have received a little over $26,000 in gifts!

Based on the most up to date cost projections, we still need an additional $3,000 to $4,000 to get it all done.

It is terrific that we are able to move forward to put some things in place to improve the safety equation for our students.

However, we all must be mindful that our God is in control . In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)

It is such a blessing to know that God has us in the palm of His hand! Let us all pray continually for His protection over the precious lambs that He has entrusted to our care.

We must also be mindful that even if disaster were to come, our God still has us in the palm of His hand.

The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.  ( 2 Timothy 4:18)

 Eternal life in heaven awaits all of us. We need to be vigilant and protective, but also mindful that the love of Christ will prevail. Our true security is found in Christ Jesus our Lord!
Bill Meyer is Trinity Lutheran's principal.
Pastor Golter's Musings
God deliberately spoils the enjoyment of whatever I want to do.

I can do whatever I want with my body. I can have sex with whomever and whenever I want.

So goes the thinking…said Dr. John Kleinig in his teaching over the week-end here at Trinity.

You know this and so do I. We hear it all the time and, it is assumed by our culture.

This continual drumbeat invades your ears and the children’s, it takes a toll. Can you even imagine the dear Christians who sit at the feet of the college professors?

They hold the power of academic “wisdom” as well as the threat of getting a good grade.

This power is exercised; don’t be naïve.

The Wisdom from above, Jesus Christ, teaches the opposite. God created Christians to enjoy sex; His creations are sexual beings. He sets the boundaries—marriage itself—which protects His gift of sexuality for people.

Crossing the boundary of marriage causes all kinds of havoc, namely, shame and guilt. The very strong push for public recognition for same-sex marriages arises from a desire to self-justify any pattern of marriage and use of sex different than the Creator’s design. Shame and guilt, however, cannot be covered up by any attempts from our side.

Impure bodies and consciences are only purified by the blood of Christ. “The blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all unrighteousness,” (1 John 1:7b).

God does a body-makeover (language of Dr. Kleinig from the seminar). The splashing of water and His name spoken causes a re-generation, a new beginning (Titus 3:5), a new life.

The Holy Spirit is given through the Word and Baptism. He teaches that your body is not your own, but God’s holy temple (1 Cor. 6:19-20,) purchased with the blood of Christ. Christ’s very Body touches lips and bodies in the Holy Meal. What gets touched gets purified.

Ordinary water from the faucet cleans dirty hands, but Baptismal water cleans dirty hearts and consciences. God’s Word preached, read in devotions, cleans. Clean hearts mean happy hearts. Happy hearts means happy co-workers.

Happy co-workers shine like the sun to those struggling with shame. “And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever,” (Daniel 12:3). And, Jesus’ words, “You are the light of the world…let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven,” (Matt. 6:14, 16).

God is no killjoy. He is the only source of ongoing joy.

Let your light shine.

“Let me ask you, from where do you get this attitude?”

Pastor Golter is Trinity Lutheran's Senior Pastor
Trinity's newest addition
Trinity Lutheran is excited to announce that Shannon Kueter will be joining our staff as an assistant administrative assistant.

Shannon, along with her husband, Ben, and their four children - Arryana, Gregory, Paxton and Madelynn - moved to the area this summer from Alaska. All four children attend Trinity School.

Shannon, who will begin her job at Trinity on Tuesday, Sept. 4, previously served as the senior administrator at Zion Lutheran Church in Fairbanks, Ala.

Please help us welcome Shannon to our staff.
Items of importance
RALLY DAY: Trinity Lutheran will be celebrating Rally Day this weekend. As part of the festivities, Trinity students will have the opportunity to sing at each of the services. Families can choose which service they would like to attend - either 8 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. Students can sit with their families during the service until it's time to sing.

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.
Coming up
Sept. 7: Spirit Day

Sept. 7: Trinity home cross country meet. JV runs at 4:30 p.m., varsity at 5:30 p.m.

Sept. 8: JV, varsity soccer vs. Cedar Rapids and Valley at Valley Lutheran

Sept. 9: Rally Day at Trinity Lutheran, including the kickoff to Sunday School.

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
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SERVICE TIMES: Trinity's weekend worship services are at 5 p.m. on Saturday and at
8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday.

SUNDAY SCHOOL, ADULT BIBLE STUDIES: Sunday School and Adult Bible studies begin at 9:30 a.m.
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