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Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, ELCA New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, ELCA New Smyrna Beach, Florida


Sixth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship In The Home (WITH) video



A PDF file of our order of worship is attched below. 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 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.

Please note the title on the PDF file is incorrect, but the Order of Worship is for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 12, 2020. 


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/



NEW 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/


Prayer of the Day

Faithful God, most merciful judge, you care for your children with firmness and compassion. By your Spirit nurture us who live in your kingdom, that we may be rooted in the way of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


First Reading: Isaiah 44:6-8

There are no other gods besides God: the word of the Lord does not fail to come to pass. We can trust in God, through whom Israel—and we—are redeemed.

6Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel,
  and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts:
 I am the first and I am the last;
  besides me there is no god.
7Who is like me? Let them proclaim it,
  let them declare and set it forth before me.
 Who has announced from of old the things to come?
  Let them tell us what is yet to be.
8Do not fear, or be afraid;
  have I not told you from of old and declared it?
  You are my witnesses!
 Is there any god besides me?
  There is no other rock; I know not one.


Psalm: Psalm 86:11-17

Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth. (Ps. 86:11)

11Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk | in your truth;
  give me an undivided heart to re- | vere your name.
12I will thank you, O Lord my God, with | all my heart,
  and glorify your name for- | evermore. R
13For great is your | love toward me;
  you have delivered me from the | pit of death.
14The arrogant rise up against me, O God, and a band of violent people | seeks my life;
  they have not set you be- | fore their eyes.
15But you, O Lord, are gracious and full | of compassion,
  slow to anger, and full of kind- | ness and truth.
16Turn to me and have mer- | cy on me;
  give your strength to your servant, and save the child | of your handmaid.
17Show me a sign of your favor, so that those who hate me may see it and be | put to shame;
  because you, Lord, have helped me and com- | forted me. R


Second Reading: Romans 8:12-25

For Paul, true spirituality means that we experience the reality of the Spirit, which enables us to pray as God’s children, keeps us in solidarity with creation, and gives us unseen hope that God will liberate us and creation from bondage to death and decay.

12So then, brothers and sisters, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh—13for if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. 15For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

  18I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 19For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; 20for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22We know that the whole creation has been groaning in labor pains until now; 23and not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly while we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.


Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Jesus tells a parable about the coexistence of good and evil in this world. God’s judgment will remove all evildoers and causes of sin, but not until the end of human history.

24[Jesus] put before [the crowds] another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field;25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared as well. 27And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?’ 28He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The slaves said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29But he replied, ‘No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.’ ”
  36Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” 37He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!”



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 works 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   (See attachment below)


Dear members and friends of Trinity,


Our Outreach Team is continuing to support Chisholm Elementary School with our annual collection of School Supplies and Undies. Socks and underwear (undies) 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


School supply needs: 


colored pencils

three-prong pocket folders

composition notebooks


sanitizing wipes

cap erasers

crayons (24count)

spiral notebooks (1 subject) 

plastic pencil boxes

copy paper


Nonperishable food supplies for Gifts of Love


Collection Dates, Location and Times

Dates: July 16, 2020 through August 15, 2020


Time: 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.  Gift Cards will be accepted at the designated times with other donations. 


Thanks in advance for your generosity to our community. God Bless us all.
Thank you and God Bless.

Larry Muchow, on behalf of the Outreach Team.



Prayer List

We record our worship services earlier in the week so that we have time to upload them, put them into this email, and get them sent out at the proper time. We have not been including members by name in the prayers largely to protect their privacy since once we put this on YouTube, we have no control as to where this goes or who sees it. Instead, we have been providing a pause during one of the petitions for you to name those people who weigh heavily on your heart and mind. But, rest assured that we are praying for you! If you have a prayer concern, do not hesitate to contact me and I will get that information out to our Prayer Chain leaders to distribute (with your permission, of course). revtimtlc@gmail.com or 763-439-9971 


Thank you for your generosity as we are developing new ways of doing ministry together!

Trinity’s address is:

485 Turnbull Bay Rd

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168



Bless you!
We have begun to say ’see you in the fall’ to a number of our members and friends who travel north for the summer months. We pray they have safe travels and a wonderful time re-connecting with their other family members and friends. We pray they remain safe during this time of Covid-19.
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.





Worship in the Home Pentecost 6.pdf
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Undies School Supplies 2020.pdf
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Bible Study for the Seventh Sunday after[...]
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 New Smyrna Beach, Florida


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