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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, as your Pastor, I call 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   
 The Time has Come! 
In Ecclesiastes 3:1, it says “There is a time and a season for every purpose under Heaven.”  
 Well, the time has come for me to retire. Barb and I have purchased a house in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas and we will be moving there at the end of September. 
As I reflect on the fifteen plus years as your Pastor, I am overwhelmed with pleasant memories. The people of Trinity Lutheran, El Reno are truly the saints of God and I feel very blessed to have been your Pastor. Barb, too, also has many pleasant memories and is very thankful for all the love and kindness you have shown us over the years. 
As, I recently told the Elders, I will do all I can to make the transition to a vacancy pastor as smooth as possible. However, the main thing I want to emphasize and encourage all of you to do in to “Keep your eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of your faith knowing that God will provide for all your needs in Christ Jesus.” 
Yours in Christ’s Holy name, 
Rev. Donald R. Hefta 
Our new address beginning October 1, 2018 will be: 
Don & Barb Hefta 
14 Pinteruero Way 
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909  
     Preview of Pastor’s Summer Sunday School Class    
These upcoming summer presentations are both Lutheran Hour Ministries presentations.  
The first is “Noah-The Man, The Ark, The Flood.”  In this Video/Bible Study we find Noah in his golden years times ten “A righteous man, blameless among the people of his time” with orders from God to embark on a one-of-a kind engineering project. His task is plain enough; build a seaworthy vessel large enough to accommodate “two of all living creatures, male and female.” And the reason for this divine mandate? God is putting an end to all people, “for the earth is filled with violence because of them.” 
The second series is entitled “Explaining all the Scary Stuff in Revelation.”  In this series you will learn the basic rules to understand and interpret the difficult passages of Revelations. 
After the study, you’ll be able to dive into Revelations and see the Hope, Joy, and promise of victory though which God sustained His persecuted people in the first century and by which He empowers His church in the Twenty-First century. 
Please plan to attend and bring a friend, and not only will your biblical world view be improved but you will be abundantly blessed. 
September Dates to Remember 
Sun.Sept.2– Communion Sunday & Stewardship following service 
Mon. Sept. 3 – Labor Day – Church &  
School Out 
Tue. Sept. 4 – Guild 1:30 pm 
Wed. Sept 5 – Ladies Bible Study 6:30 pm 
Sat. Sept. 8 – Men’s Bible Study & Breakfast 9:11am 
Sat. Sept. 8 – Youth Sponsored Carwash 10 am-2 pm   South parking lot of church      
Sun. Sept.9 – Worship Service. Trustees meet following service Elders following service 
Wed. Sept 12 – Ladies Bible Study 6:30 pm 
Wed. Sept. 12 – Confirmation Classes Start 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
Thurs. Sept. 13 – Board of Ed 6:30 pm 
Sun.Sept. 16 – Communion Service, Pastor Hefta’s last Sunday Preaching 
Sun. Sept. 16 – Lunch for Pastor and Barb following service 
Wed. Sept. 19 – Confirmation Classes 6:30 pm  
Thurs. Sept. 20 – LWML 10 am 
Sun. Sept. 23 –Pastor Joel Heckmann visiting pastor 
Wed. Sept. 26 – Confirmation Classes 6:30 pm  
Sat. Sept. 29 – LWML Fall Fest  
Sun. Sept. 30 – Pastor Jeff Klade visiting pastor 
Sun. Sept. 30 – Youth’s 5th Sunday Meal  
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The Trinity Lutheran Facebook page, has gone through some changes in the past year. You are welcome to add posts anytime you like! Please like us and follow us so you can get updates on activities going on at the church. 
The Church Children’s bags that are played with during service are needing new toys. There will be a box in the Narthex for donations. Some ideas: Crayons, Coloring Books, Children Books, Small Lego’s, Action Figures, Barbies, Paper Dolls, and Silent/Quiet Toys!  
The Kingfisher Zone Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday, September 29th, Trinity Lutheran ladies will be hosting.  Everyone is invited to attend.The Kingfisher Zone has 5 Societies in it, and they are Okarche’s-St John’s (which has 2), El Reno’s-Trinity Lutheran, Our Savior at Guthrie, and Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Kingfisher. Everyone is welcome to come and join in the fellowship.  Donna Dyer will be our guest speaker, she is with Blessing Baskets. 
To Our Veterans,   For your Bravery Dedication and Commitment to upholding the Ideals and Freedoms We enjoy today. Thank You All. 
Mercy Forever LCMS 
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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 
You can listen to Issues, Etc. on-demand. Issues, Etc. is produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  
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