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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost


Dear Members and Friends of Trinity,


Large headings are in bold, so that you can easily go to those sections you are looking for.


Worship In The Home (WITH) video

Attached to this email is a PDF file of our order of worship. It contains Confession and Forgiveness, the prayers, the readings and the hymns. You can either print it out or bring it up on your screen as you are watching this week’s Worship In The Home video for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. 

Here is the link for the video itself: 



In order to view PDF attachments you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which has a free download at: http://www.adobe.com/


Fellowship Opportunity - Sunday Mornings

Join us via Zoom for an opportunity to try to see/hear from others. Get your cup of coffee/tea, or fruit smoothie or other beverage and join us at 10 am on Sunday mornings to see other members of your Trinity family. The computer link and phone numbers are:


Zoom Meeting via computer


Meeting ID: 820 1127 1593

Zoom Meeting via telephone (choose a location near you and use that number)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) (This one works well for us in Florida)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 820 1127 1593

Bible Study via Zoom! – Monday Mornings

We have been having a number of people joining us for the Bible Study, and still many others watching it later on. It is never too late to participate! So here is the invitation:

You are invited to join Pastor Tim as he leads us in a Bible Study on the scripture texts for next week’s worship service. It will be on Monday mornings at 11:00 am Eastern Time. (He is recording this to put on our website for those who cannot make it at that time.) Please read the lessons prior to the study.

These are the readings (I will also attach to this email a printable PDF of the readings as well):


In order to view PDF attachments you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free download at: http://www.adobe.com/



Bible Study for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Prayer of the Day

O God our defender, storms rage around and within us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us in the faith of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.



First Reading: 1 Kings 19:9-18

On Mount Horeb, where God had appeared to Moses with typical signs of God’s presence—earthquake, wind, and fire—Elijah now experienced God in “sheer silence.” God assured Elijah that he is not the only faithful believer. Seven thousand Israelites are still loyal. God instructed Elijah to anoint two men as kings and to anoint Elisha as his own successor.

9At [Horeb, the mount of God,][Elijah] came to a cave, and spent the night there. 
  Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10He answered, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.”
  11He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lordwas not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. 13When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. Then there came a voice to him that said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 14He answered, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.” 15Then the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus; when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael as king over Aram. 16Also you shall anoint Jehu son of Nimshi as king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah as prophet in your place. 17Whoever escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall kill; and whoever escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall kill. 18Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” 


Psalm: Psalm 85:8-13

I will listen to what the Lord God is saying. (Ps. 85:8)

 8I will listen to what the Lord| God is saying;
  for you speak peace to your faithful people and to those who turn their | hearts to you.
 9Truly, your salvation is very near to | those who fear you,
  that your glory may dwell | in our land. R
 10Steadfast love and faithfulness have | met together;
  righteousness and peace have | kissed each other.
 11Faithfulness shall spring up | from the earth,
  and righteousness shall look | down from heaven.
 12The Lord will indeed | grant prosperity,
  and our land will | yield its increase.
 13Righteousness shall go be- | fore the Lord
  and shall prepare for | God a pathway. R

Second Reading: Romans 10:5-15

A right relationship with God is not something we achieve by heroic efforts. It is a gift received in the proclamation whose content is Jesus Christ. This proclaimed word creates our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Hence Christian proclamation is an indispensable component of God’s saving actions.

5Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that “the person who does these things will live by them.” 6But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7“or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8But what does it say? 
 “The word is near you,
  on your lips and in your heart”
(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. 11The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. 13For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
  14But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? 15And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”


Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33

Matthew’s gospel typically portrays Jesus’ disciples as people of “little faith,” who fail despite their best intentions. In this story, Matthew shows how Jesus comes to the disciples when they are in trouble and sustains them in their time of fear and doubt.

22[Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side [of the Sea of Galilee], while he dismissed the crowds.23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”
  28Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”



Zoom! information to join the Bible Study



Meeting ID: 875 0477 4403

Password: 017896


Telephone (dial one of these numbers by your location)

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) [This number seems to work well for us in Florida.]

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

Meeting ID: 875 0477 4403#

[You may be asked for a participant number or to press # again. Just press # again as we do not have participant numbers.]

If they ask for the Meeting Password, type Password: 017896#


Other News


Undie Sunday and School Supply Drive   


Our Outreach Team is continuing to support Chisholm Elementary School with

our annual collection of School Supplies and Undies. Socks and underwear

donations are essential in responding to the immediate needs of students returning to school. 



Girls’ & Boys’ Undies: Sizes - 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 (xs-med) 

Low no-show Socks: Sizes 1-4


Needs: School Supplies


colored pencils 

three-prong pocket folders 

composition notebooks


sanitizing wipes

cap erasers

crayons (24count)

spiral notebooks (1 subject) 

plastic pencil boxes

copy paper


Needs: Nonperishable food supplies for Gifts of Love.

            Special Needs:  Cereals, Ramen Noodles, Canned Fruit


Collection Dates, Location and Times

Dates: August 6, 20202 through August 15, 2020

Times: Thursdays and Saturdays only 10 am to 2 pm

Location: Back Parking Lot of Trinity

Safety: We ask that you stay in or near your car. We will have volunteers with gloves and masks on there to get the items from your car. As we continue with physical distancing, donations will be accepted by volunteers at the designated times and location.


Can you help? Volunteers are needed to assist on Thursdays or Saturdays. Please call Larry Muchow at 386-689-7471 or at E8scpo52@gmail.com


Monetary Donations/and or Gifts Cards will also be accepted: 

If you would like to donate, please make checks payable to Trinity Lutheran Church and designate School Supplies, Undies, or Gifts of Love.  Donations can be mailed to the church, or you can go on our website and give electronically at www.trinitylutherannsb.org 


In the few months that I (Pastor Tim) have been here I have learned that the people of Trinity are a generous people. Thank you, in advance, for remembering the children in our community who need these supplies. And thank you for your on-going financial support of this ministry in the midst of the pandemic. Please do your part and share the link to this service with others, tell people to go to our website to find it there or the Bible study, or to follow and “like” us on Facebook. These are all ways we can connect to one another during this time.



Seeking to Keep Trinity Safe - A Task Force to Guide Us Through the Pandemic

The council established a task force who will "help the congregation, council, and staff discern when to re-open Trinity for worship, fellowship, meetings, and other related activities and to develop the procedures we will establish, review, and monitor to keep the members, friends, and visitors of Trinity safe, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.” Those serving on the task force are: Larry Muchow, council president; Raeann Purcell, at-large council member; Paula Losnes (oncology nurse); Larry Schaefer (nurse anesthetist, retired); and Christine Williams (physician with emphasis in public health and pediatrics, retired). We give God thanks that we have such knowledgeable servants of the gospel who are willing to lead us through this challenging time!


TLC Callers

In the coming weeks you will be receiving a call from one of our TLC Callers (Trinity Loving Care Callers). These volunteers will be calling every couple of weeks to check-in with all of our households to see how they are doing during the pandemic and to keep them in touch with the congregation. They will also ask to see if you need a phone call from the pastor, or have a specific prayer request (to share with our Prayer Chain with your permission). Rest assured that confidentiality is a priority for our callers.


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