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Thursday, October 8, 2015


This Sunday

The last in our 150th anniversary guest preacher series is Rev. Ron Nitz.  Rev. Nitz served First Trinity from 1979-86, and recently served Resurrection Lutheran in Seward, Alaska, and currently serves as pastor at Tree of Life Lutheran in Yakima, WA.  We are thrilled to see Rev. Nitz back a First Trinity!

The rich man who comes to ask Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life is a good man, sincere in his asking. Mark’s gospel is alone in saying that Jesus looked on him and loved him. Out of love, not as judgment, Jesus offers him an open door to life: sell all you own and give it to the poor. Our culture bombards us with the message that we will find life by consuming. Our assemblies counter this message with the invitation to find life by divesting for the sake of the other.

Readings: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, Psalm 90:12-17, Hebrews 4:12-16, Mark 10:17-31 

With the anniversary celebration fast approaching it is time to make sure that we have help! Please email, speak to Rene about if/when you can help. This is all-hands-on-deck time.

Thursday, October 29, 5-7- Set up auditorium
Friday, October 30, 4-7 - Decorate auditorium and Kitchen
Saturday, October 31, 10-1 - Decorate sanctuary
Sunday, November 1:
9 am - Set up breakfast/kitchen
10 am - help with facepainting/crafts
Noon - play an instrument or take a role in the Dia De Los Muertos procession.
After worship - Help at reception.
After reception - Help with clean up!

We appreciate all the help we can get.  Thank you!
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A new Bible Study, Luther's Greatest Hits, is going great!

Leading up to Reformation Day, and our 150th Anniversary, join us for the month of October as we read from works by Martin Luther. "Martin Luther's Greatest Hits."

Tuesdays 7-8:30 in October.

You know you'll love it.
It's Marathon week... the race will not affect most of our commutes, but here's a map for those coming from further away.  Make sure you make extra time, because you are not going to want to miss Pr. Ron Nitz!

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