Thursday, January 31, 2019



February 3, 2019

Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany


Collect of the Day – Almighty God, You know we live in the midst of so many dangers that in our frailty we cannot stand upright. Grant strength and protection to support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Shrove Tuesday - Join us at Trinity Lutheran Church Tuesday, March 5th for our first annual Shrove Tuesday Partnership Pancake Supper.  We'll begin at 6:00 p.m. with corporate Confession and Absolution in the sanctuary, followed by a pancake supper in the Life Center at 6:15.  Check out the flier in your bulletin for more information about the history of the Shrove Tuesday celebration. 

* If you would like to help cook the pancakes, sausage, etc. for the supper, please let Pastor Cowell know. 


Lutheran Witness Subscriptions Due - Those who are receiving the Lutheran Witness now and wish to continue, you may pay for those in the church office or mark an envelope and place it in the offering plate. The amount for a year subscription is $ 22.68.  If you would like to receive the Lutheran Witness or would like to cancel it you will need to let me know.  Rosann, Sec.


Lessons on the Liturgy  - Prayer after Communion

Some people find it helpful to pray a silent prayer by themselves after they receive the Lord’s Supper.  This prayer from the inside cover of our hymnal can help you give thanks after receiving the sacrament:

            “Almighty and everlasting God, I thank and praise You for feeding me the life-giving

body and blood of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.  Send Your Holy Spirit that, having with my mouth received the holy Sacrament, I may by faith obtain and eternally enjoy Your divine grace, the forgiveness of sins, unity with Christ, and life eternal; through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.”


Jesus Has Authority to Forgive Your Sins and Give You Life

Jesus was sent to preach the good news of the kingdom of God (Luke 4:43). His preaching is an epiphany, or manifestation, of God because His Word reveals the authority of His cross and resurrection, by which He has atoned for the sins of the world. By the preaching of His Gospel in every place, He silences the unclean spirits and casts out demons, heals the diseases of body and soul, and restores life and health to His creation (Luke 4:4041). For the sake of His divine love, He is patient and kind toward us; He bears all things,” “endures all things and delivers up His body to save us (1 Cor. 13:34, 7). So also for the sake of His love, He calls and sends His prophets, as ministers of His Word, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant (Jer. 1:10).

Family Movie Night – Trinity Lutheran invites all to a Movie Night on Friday, February 8, 2019 beginning at 6 p.m.   The movie “The Incredibles 2” will be shown in the Life Center.  Pizza and drinks will be served.  Come join us!


This Week at St. John’s  – (February 3, 2019-February 10, 2019)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service (Holy Communion)

Wednesday     6:00  pm       Religion School

Sunday            8:00 am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                         9:00 am       Divine Service 


Greeters Next Week:         Dave and Linda Kerkove

Acolytes:                            Taylor Parsons

Ushers for February:                  *Richard Knoll and Roger Evans

Elder for February:             Jerry Koestler


Trinity Bible Studies – St. John’s members are welcome to attend any of the following Bible Studies at Trinity:

·         Wednesday AM Adult Bible Class – Mornings at 9:30 a.m.

·         BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) – Tuesday Evenings Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. at parsonage.

·         Women’s Bible Study Mondays: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.