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  • Trinity In ActionJune & July 2016

    - Pastor Chris Singer

    A lot of Christians say that Gods Word is important. Yet it seems that there is no standard of Growing in Gods Word for Americans as we are becoming increasingly more biblically illiterate. Of course there is a major difference though in the lives of believers who do and those who dont. I often ask the confirmation kids, What kind of lawyer they would be if they never studied the law? The answer: A starving one. So it is with Gods Word. To never read and inwardly digest the Word of God brings spiritual starvation.

    2 Peter 2:1-3 encourages us to remain focused on this standard of feeding on Gods Word. Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will GROW into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lords kindness.

    Our standard for GROW is to be in a GROW GROUP. Grow groups are such a blessing as it helps us to learn more about God in the love, safety, and encouragement of other believers.

    This standard has proven to work in helping keep people connected to active membership. Consider that 88% of worship attenders who joined a Grow Group remained connected and became more deeply active in church after five years. But of those worship attenders who didnt join a Grow Group, only 13% remained connected and more deeply active.

    This standard is something that each of us can own and practice.

    The benefits to such standards are not just eternally reaching, they also provide daily and weekly love and support, strength and encouragement.

    Membership here at Trinity Klein means something to us. Its not just an intellectual assent to formulaic principles. It is something that is to be believed and practiced.

    In September we will look at our standard for Serve.

    We are blessed to be a blessing to others. Trinity Klein Lutheran School has impacted families in this community for generations, and now with plans to expand our facilities becoming realized, we will continue to serve even more families - - for generations to come. There were 77 graduates from our eighth grade this year. To all of them we wish Godspeed! While more than half will continue their education at Concordia Lutheran High School, the others will hopefully represent us well at whatever school they attend.

    Touring and enrolling new families will continue through the summer. The school office is open all summer long from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are available other times as well by appointment. Call ahead if you need to see a particular person as vacations are sprinkled throughout June and July: 281-376-5810.

    When school starts up again, it is likely that there will be some alterations to school drop-off and pick-up procedures due to construction getting started. Please read any emails you receive from the school very carefully so that you will not be caught unprepared.

    A few reminders: Report cards and reports on standardized testing will be mailed this year. There are MANY summer activities available (both on and off our campus). Please check the website www.trinityklein.org and the table next to the main entry of the lower grade hallway (across from Mr. Brennans office). Meet the Teachers will be August 15th and school will start August 17th.

    By Trinity Kleins Standards Grow

    Trinity Lutheran School ... YOUR School

  • JUNE & JULY NURSERY HOURSSundays: 8:20 a.m. to end of 11:00 a.m. service (2 months - PreK)

    Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Ladies Bible Study)(Nursery availability is dependent on number of kids)

    Nursery is offered for other Ministry Programs as they specify in their advertising.

    Nursery questions or interested in serving in our nursery, contact Stephanie Warner at warners@trinityklein.org.

    We appreciate donations of Goldfish, animal crackers, Cheerios, raisins, pretzels, Kleenex, baby wipes, Clorox wipes, and small disposable drinking cups.

    OUR NURSERY IS GROWING and we are seeking people that have experience/are comfortable caring for babies and LOVE playing with children. Nursery questions or

    interested in serving/working in our nursery, contact Stephanie Warner at warners@trinityklein.org or 281-290-4961.

    WORSHIP2

    Upcoming New Member Class Information

    The Membership Class teaches the basic foundations of our faith as Lutheran Christians.

    Completing this class prepares you to become a member of

    Trinity Klein.

    Upcoming Classes This Summer:

    Baptism (6/19, or 7/31) Communion (7/17)

    Mission & Vision (6/26)

    DATES TO REMEMBER:

    Vacation Bible SchoolJune 20-24

    9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Voters MeetingJuly 18

    7:00 p.m. in the Chapel

    Grow Group OnlineRegistration

    July 2016

    45 & HopeJune 25, July 23

    Contact Kevin Corless at kevin4348@att.net

    Chris Nietubiczs Ordination

    June 263:00 p.m.

  • GROW3

    REQUIRED DISCLAIMER: The Klein Independent School District has approved the distribution of this flyer as acommunity service. No endorsement of the products or services, however, is stated or implied.

    VBSTrinity Klein

    Lutheran Churchinvites your child for a fun-filled week of music,drama, games, waterslides, snacks and more!

    *** Early Bird Pricing ends May 10th!!***

    JUNE 20-24, 20169AM - 12:15PMAges 3 years - 6th grade

    www.trinityklein.org

    5201 Spring Cypress Rd Spring, Texas 77379

    Triumph Sports is a Christ-Centered sports camp that uses sports as a means to help spread the Gospel.

    SPORTS CAMP JULY 5-8Time: 1:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.

    Before June 1: $75After June 1: Price increases to $85

    DODGEBALL CAMP JULY 25-28Time: 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

    Before June 1: $75After June 1: Prices increases to $85

    *Every Child receives a T-shirt. Last Day is Tournament Day at Camp!Register at www.trinityklein.org/ministries/children/triumph-sports-camp/

  • SERVE Love! Joy! Peace! Womens RetreatThe fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace... Galatians 5:22

    At this weekend retreat we will consider love, joy and peace through Biblical teachings as we take these matters to heart. Each morning is started with a devotional study followed by a fun day of shopping.

    Registration includes two nights at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg, TX, plus study materials. You have the option of two, three, or four people in your room that has two queen-size beds. Fill

    your own room or we will place you. You can provide your own transportation or we can help with carpools.

    Cost:$85 if 4 to a room

    $112 if 3 in a room$165 if 2 in a room

    Register at https://goo.gl/SzWb1uContact Corri Eaves at corri@bearplumbing.net or Jean Smith at

    smithj@trinityklein.org with questions.

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    50 + Trip The trip to see the painted churches in the Schulenburg area has been rescheduled to June 16. The county bus will leave the Family Life Center parking lot at 8:00 am. The cost for the guided tour is $10.00 per person. Lunch will be at the Oakridge Smokehouse where they offer a buffet lunch for $10.95 (includes drink and tax). Call the Church Office to sign up for the trip.

    From the outside, these buildings look like many American country churches built around the turn of the last century arched Gothic Revival windows, facades clad in white frame siding or in stone, lone steeples rising up into the Texas sky.

    Inside you will encounter not a simple wooden interior but an unexpected profusion of color. Nearly every surface is covered with bright painting: exuberant murals radiate with elaborate foliage as it trails the walls, columns and baseboards. This is what you will see and you when you visit the painted churches.

    There will be no trip in July.

    Hamburger DayThursday, June 2,10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m.Games and Burger Meal for$6 per person. Bring a friend orinvite a neighbor!Following lunch, Louise Hayes, M.Ed., Ph.D. will speak. She is a retired special education teacher who will share what she has learned about the brain. She will talk how the brain develops, how it works, why it sometimes doesnt work, and what we can do for ourselves to make it work better.

    Mens S.T.A.R.S. Retreat Registration Opening Soon you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life Philippians 2:15-15 Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about S.T.A.R.S.: WHO? Does your walk of faith need some renewal as you try to keep up with the pace of this stress-filled world? Are you looking for deeper meaning in your spiritual life? If your answer is yes, youre ready for the S.T.A.R.S. Retreat. WHAT? The goal of the S.T.A.R.S. Retreat is: To celebrate Gods love in Jesus Christ; to grow as one who knows Him and follows Him, and to shine the light of new life that Jesus gives in a setting of solitude, prayer, worship and fellowship, using clear teaching and powerful inspiration.WHEN? September 15 18, 2016WHERE? Check in to the Chapel at Trinity Lutheran Church. Following the service, a chartered bus will transport you to retreat center located in Livingston, TX.COST? The total cost is $200 which covers your bus transportation, accommodations, meals, and retreat materials. Scholarships may be available.QUESTIONS? Contact Ronny Kiel at ronnykiel@gmail.com