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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
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   
“CH _ _ CH”                         
  What’s missing? — U R. You might have seen this on a church sign or a bumper sticker. This not only is cute, but it also reveals a truth. U (you) R (are) very important in the body of Christ. St. Paul explains this in Romans 12 when he says, “Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ, we who are many form one body and each member belongs to all the others.” We have different gifts according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging; let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. 
So, R (are) U (you) using your gifts for the well-being of the body of Christ? The body doesn’t function well when parts are missing or not performing. Why do I write this message? To remind you that U (you) R (are) important! 
Pastor Hefta 
Hebrews 10:25 — Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the day approaching.      
Our new address beginning October 1, 2018  
Don & Barb Hefta 
14 Pinteruero Way 
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909  
     Preview of Pastor’s Summer Sunday School Class    
These 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. 
Sun. Aug. 5 —  Stewardship following service 
Mon. Aug. 6 — Youth 6:00 pm 
Mon. Aug. 6 — Teacher’s first day back    
Tues. Aug. 7 — Guild 1:30 pm   
Wed. Aug. 8 —  Ladies Bible Study 6:30 pm 
Sat. Aug. 11 — Men’s Prayer Breakfast & Bible Study 9:00 am 
Sat. Aug. 11 — ALL CHURCH WORKDAY!!!  
Sun. Aug. 12 — Trustees & Elders following service 
Mon. Aug. 13 — Youth 6:00 pm 
Wed. Aug. 15 — Ladies Bible Study 6:30 pm 
Thur. Aug. 16 — Meet Your Teacher 6-8 pm 
Mon. Aug. 20 — First Day Pre-School & PDO 
Mon. Aug. 20 — Youth 6:00 pm 
Wed. Aug. 22 — Ladies Bible Study 6:30 pm 
Thurs. Aug. 23 — LWML 10:00 am 
Mon. Aug. 27 — Youth 6:00 pm 
Wed. Aug. 29 — Ladies Bible Study 6:30 pm 
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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!  
To Our Veterans,   For your Bravery Dedication and Commitment to upholding the Ideals and Freedoms We enjoy today. Thank You All. 
Mercy Forever LCMS 
President's office launches blog    
Read regular contributions from officers and executive staff of the LCMS as they tell the stories of their lives vocations and the work of the Synod through the lens of "Witness, Mercy, Life Together." 
To read the "Witness, Mercy, Life Together" blog, visit http://www.wmltblog.org. To sign up for a free subscription, click on the RSS link at the top of the blog page. 
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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.  
The LHM Mission: Bringing Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church.
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