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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   
January Dates to Remember 
Thur. Jan. 3 – Pre-School Resumes 
Sun. Jan. 6 – Stewardship following service 
Tue. Jan. 8 – Guild 1:30 pm 
Wed. Jan. 9 – Confirmation 6:30 pm 
Sat. Jan. 12 – Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast 9:00am 
Sun. Jan. 13 – Elders and Trustees following service 
Wed. Jan. 16 – Confirmation 6:30pm 
Thur. Jan. 17 – LWML10:00am 
Wed. Jan. 23  – Confirmation 6:30pm 
Wed. Jan. 30 – Confirmation 6:30pm 
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.1 Peter 4:10 
The New Year – Yet Another Change 
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 
Did you just read that verse?  Thank God that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today  
That was a good change at just the right time.  And before we blow the whistle on technology, some change is good.  The Gospel is going out like never before on the I-net and satellite radio.  Our troops have access to MP3 players and are able to listen to the Word that’s living and active.  On-line classrooms and web sites offer Biblical resources.  Through the changes there is a thread that runs through it all: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Pastor Jeff and forever.  
OK, I admit it.  I am really struggling with change these days.  Call me a good Lutheran (or a poor one).  So here we are moving into 2019 Technology tops the list of my “change” complaints.  We live in a world of computers, I-phones, and satellites.  My 2018 Chevy pick-up has an array of gadgetry complete with touch-screen.  I can’t use any of it.  My first farming days take me back to the late 70’s.  That farm had a John Deere 4020 and a John Deere B. You fixed those machines with a wrench, a hammer, and a “hunch.”  Now the “I.T.” guys come out and plug a laptop into the console of your late model John Deere and look for codes.  I witnessed this first hand.  “Hmm, there’s the problem.  It must be in your SCR.”  “What’s that?” I ask.  Answer:  “Well, that’s your Selective Catalytic Reduction.”  “Oh, I should have known.” 
There were changes in the past.  They weren’t well received either.  But there was a man in Jerusalem who welcomed the change of the day.  Old man Simeon (Luke 2) took Jesus up in his arms and said, “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation… a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”  This changed everything.  The Old Testament sacrificial system would be replaced by the One sacrifice of our Savior and the cross.  Many wouldn’t accept it.  Simeon knew all about this too: “Behold, this child is appointed for the rising and falling of many in Israel.”  A code comes up: forgiveness, life, and salvation! 
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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What Christian movies will be hitting theaters in 2018? Learn more about what's coming soon and watch a GodTube playlist filled with new Christian movie trailers! 
2018 looks like it's shaping up to be a good year for Christian movies! Here's a sampling of what you can expect to see coming to theaters this year. Make sure you scroll down to find your own private screening room just filled with all the movie trailers for this year's Christian films 
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