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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   
Dates to Remember 
Wed. May 1 Confirmation rehearsal & dinner --6:00pm 
Sun. May 5 — Confirmation during service Sun. May 5 — Stewardship following service 
Mon. May 6-10 — Teacher’s Appreciation Week. 
Tues. May 7 — Guild 7:00pm 
Thur. May 9 — Bd. of Education 7:00pm     
Sat. May 11 — Men’s Prayer Breakfast 9:00am 
Sun. May 12 — Mother’s Day    
Sun. May 12 — Elders & Trustees meeting following service 
Tues. May 14 — Quilting 10:00am  
Thurs.  May 16 — LWML 10:00am 
Thur. May 16 — Pre-School Graduation 7pm  
Sun. May 19 — Putnam City West High School Graduation 
Sun. May 19 — VBS Commissioning during church. 
Thur. May 23 — El Reno High School Graduation 
Sun. May 26 — Baccalaureate during service 
Mon. May 27 — Memorial Day 
National Teacher Appreciation Week  
Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10th
On this day tell a Teacher, How Much You Appreciate Them!  
DianeBomhoff  - Director of Early Childhood 
Sarah Ayers-PS1  Teacher             
Madelyn Sewell-PS2 Teacher 
Debbie Faloon-PDO1 Teacher  
Ashley Johnson-PDO1 Teacher 
Trina Francis-PDO2 Teacher  
Billie Jean Bishop-PDO2 Teacher 
Hang on Tight   
Then he told him (Thomas), “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. John 20:29 
Little Johnnie was 5 years old.  He got his hand stuck in an expensive pottery flower vase.  The vase was especially important to Johnnie’s mother.  It was her grandmother’s and had been given to her on her wedding day — quite the family heirloom.   
No matter what the father or mother tried, Johnnie’s hand would not come out of the vase.  The father suggested breaking it (like most guys do) as a last resort.  The mother had an idea, “Let’s call the family doctor.”  His receptionist worked the family into the schedule.  The doctor examined the vase.  He thought of looking for someone with pottery skills that could cut a section out of the vase without too much damage.  Then the doctor looked at the boy’s free hand.  He took Johnnie’s free hand, opened his palm, and curled his thumb toward his little finger to make the hand more narrow.  Then he asked Johnnie if he could do the same with his other hand in the jar.  Johnnie said, “I can’t do that.  If I do, I’ll lose the quarter I’m holding.” 
We often hold on to things because we’re afraid of losing what we have or what we know.  We don’t believe we might actually have greater blessings if we trust God’s will for our lives.  Or in the case of St. Thomas, trusting in God’s resurrection of the risen Christ.  May God give us the grace to trust in the risen Savior. 
In line with the above story I’m reminded of Ecclesiastes 3 - There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: 
A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to cry and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. 
And, of course, a time to hang on and a time to let go! 
Blessings, Pastor Jeff                        
The Rite of Confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God's promise given in Baptism, to make a personal public profession of the faith and a lifelong pledge of faithfulness to Christ. Confirmation teaches Baptized Christians who wish to become Lutheran Martin Luther's theology on the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Baptism, Confession, and the Eucharist. 
Congratulations to our Confirmands! 
Blake Breedlove 
Tucker Colby 
Piper Gatlin 
     Congratulations to our Graduates! 
High School Graduates 
Emily RyanEl Reno High School        Teague Moncada   Putnam City West High School, Oklahoma City,  OK 
College Graduate  
                             Erin Lynch Redlands Community College                       
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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