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Trinity is a congregation gathered by Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit around His saving Word and life-giving Sacraments.         
 500 S. Country Club   
El Reno, OK 73036 
(405) 262-7116   
As a faithful congregation of the Oklahoma District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod we joyfully hold to the teachings of the Scriptures as they are confessed in the Small Catechism of Martin Luther, the Augsburg Confession and the entire Book of Concord of 1580.  
So do not fear, for I am with  you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand . Isaiah 41:10 
As we look at our Sunday bulletin and see our ever lengthening list of people who are ill or in need and also as we look at the concerns for our community and country, we see an ever increasing need for prayer. Therefore, we ask each of you to increase your prayers in this time of need. 
Have you ever noticed the beautiful flower arrangements on the altar during our services? These are just another example of God’s beauty and love. Each month, these are provided by congregation members in honor or in memory of loved ones. If this is something you would be interested in, look for the flower signup sheet in the Narthex or contact any altar committee member for details. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and helping to make our services even more beautiful. 
Thank you,   The Altar Committee   
SeptemberDates to Remember 
Sun. Sept. 1 — Communion Sunday & Stewardship following service 
Mon. Sept. 2  — Labor Day, Church & School Out 
Tue. Sept. 3  — Guild 1:30 pm 
Sun. Sept. 8  — Worship Service; Trustees & Elders following service; 
Confirmation begins 12:30 — 1:30 pm 
Tues. Sept 10  Quilting 10:00 am 
Thurs. Sept. 12  — Board of Ed 7:30 pm 
Sat. Sept. 14 — Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast  9 am  
Sun. Sept. 15 — Pastor Krepel visiting Pastor, Communion Service; Confirmation 12:30 — 1:30 pm 
Sun. Sept. —  
Sept. 22 — Pastor McCarty Circuit Visitor will be here, Congregational Call meeting at end of service;  
Confirmation Classes 12:30 — 1:30 pm 
Mon., Sept. 23 Tidings Articles Due 
Sun. Sept. 29  — Youth’s 5th Sunday Meal;  
Confirmation Classes 12:30 — 1:30 pm 
Volunteers  Needed 
If anyone is interested in helping with Sunday Services we will have a training session. We need  volunteers to run the sound system   (which is on a tablet now, and the clicker that works the power point  presentation. If you would like to help in this ministry please let church office or one of the Elders or trustees  know. Thank you! 
We Are Called Children of God 
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,that we should be called children of God. 1  John 3:1 
Kathy and I were fresh out of college back in 1981.  We were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church (Okarche) on July 25.  Then it was off to Concordia, MO, for our first teaching assignments in a Lutheran school.  Wow!  That was 38 years ago!  Concordia was a thriving farming community full of Lutherans.  I really didn’t know what I was doing, but I did show up for class.  Those eighth graders were your pretty typical group of 13- and 14-year old’s.  But Scott wasn’t so typical.  Scott had some disabilities to deal with.  He had a good sense of humor, but he would become easily frustrated with the simplest of tasks.  The others would move ahead with an assignment.  But there sat Scott, not getting it.  He was half the size of his peers.  Athletics was out of the question for safety reasons.  Scott could read and add and subtract some simple numbers.  The sad part was he knew he couldn’t “get it.” Tears of frustration would set in.  Fortunately, for me, his peers never poked fun and would always lend a helping hand.  His parents wanted the best for him.  They knew all about his limitations and were very understanding.  What stood out the most is how the love they had for their son helped them understand God’s love for us.  Upon further review, I discovered that Scott died at the age of 20 in 1988 which was pretty much expected.  He was a child of God. 
We desperately need to hear those words — “God’s love for us.”  We’re such “doers” and I fall into the same trap as everyone else.  We often forget that God’s love for us has nothing to do with our performance.  We can do nothing to make God love us anymore than he already does; we can do nothing that will make God love us any less.  God loves us and delights in us simply because God is our Father and we are his children.  That love is seen in the person and work of Christ Jesus.  In Christ we are called children of God. 
As another schoolyear has begun and the season of summer leaves us along with the oppressive heat (Can I get an “Amen?”) remember whose you are that we should be called children of God. 
Pastor Jeff  
125th Anniversary of LCMS Mission Work Around The World 
For 125 years, The Lutheran Church —Missouri Synod has been sending missionaries to proclaim the Gospel, plant churches and show Christ’s mercy across the globe. Hear former missionaries share their experiences, listen as church leaders talk about mission history, and view a timeline that spans the first mission plant to the present day. 
To Our Veterans,   For your Bravery Dedication and Commitment to upholding the Ideals and Freedoms We enjoy today. Thank You All. 
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