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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   
August Dates to Remember 
Fri. Aug. 2 Lifeline Screening 
Sun. Aug. 4 Stewardship following service  
Tues. Aug. 5Teacher’s first day back    
Tues. Aug. 6Guild 1:30 p.m.   
Sat. Aug. 10Men’s Prayer Breakfast & Bible Study 9:00 am  
Sun. Aug. 11Pastor Krepel will be visiting Pastor. 
Sun. Aug. 11 Trustees following service  Elders following service  
Mon. Aug. 12 — Quilting 10:00 (Rescheduled from 8-13) 
Thurs. Aug.15LWML10:00am 
Thurs. Aug. 15 — El Reno, Calumet,Union City, and Yukon schools first day of classes. 
Mon. Aug. 19 — First Day Pre-School & PDO 
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! 
A couple of weeks ago we had the famous Gospel reading about Jesus at the home of Mary and Martha — you know, the one about Martha all in a dither because Mary wouldn’t help with “all the preparations that needed to be made.”  You see, that’s the problem - all the preparations that need to be made.  Mary took time to worship. In other words, she went to church, or church came to her and she stuck around.  Church is more than a habit. It’s a commitment.  Now I’m sure some of you are ready to tune out.  You’re ready to scrap this article to investigate August birthdays.  The word “commitment” will do that.  Let’s face it, for some, church is something to do when there’s nothing else better to do.                            
A pastor wrote the following in his church newsletter:                                                 
I, as your pastor, quit sports.  I have been an avid sports fan all my life, but I’ve had it.  I quit!  You can’t get me near a stadium or a gym ever again.  Do you want to know why? 
1. Every time I went, they asked me for money. 
2. The people I sat near were not very friendly. 
3. I went to a lot of games, but the coach never once acknowledged my presence. 
4.  I suspected I was sitting with some hypocrites — they came to see their friends and what others were wearing.They could    care less about the game. 
5. The referee made I decision I just couldn’t agree with.  Talk about not getting your own way. 
6. The band played some numbers I never heard before.  
7. They started scheduling games when I had other things to do. 
8. Boring. 
9. Too long. 
10. Not entertaining.    
I think we’re all quite familiar with the pastor’s excuses.  They are the same excuses when it comes to church. Well folks, worship is more than a list.  It’s more than a building that needs paint or a new roof.  It’s more than the people who attend it.  Worship is our contact with the Creator God through his Son.  Worship is our contact with the loving God who cares for us.  Worship is our link to the salvation that is ours through Jesus Christ. Worship is also our time to bring to God the cares of this world, and there are many, aren’t there?           
In worship we find forgiveness and hope.  We leave our burdens at the altar.  We hear, “Now may this true body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, strengthen and preserve you unto life everlasting.”  We come to find rest, we come to get peace, we come to unload, so that we might be the kind of people God called us to be, a worshipful people who serve in a world of brokenness.                                                    
Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken away from her.  Luke 10:42 
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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