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Why Ashes for Ash Wednesday?


You don’t see ashes being used in a worship service every day.  Ash Wednesday is a once a year special service that begins a unique season called Lent.  On Ash Wednesday a cross is made on the head with ashes.  It is a physical reminder that we on the one hand continue to struggle to do the good that pleases God and helps our neighbor and on the other hand that God has given us a promise of healing by the cross on which Jesus Christ died.  So at one time we show our need for help, a thought provoking ash-made cross on our head and the place of help of our need, the cross where Jesus offer to continue to take all of our pain and sin to Himself and away from us.


These ashes mark the beginning of our journey.  Our spiritual journal begins at baptism.  Ash Wednesday is a reminder of that beginning as we start the journey of Lent – the journey to the cross with Jesus Christ.  On Ash Wednesday the sign of a cross is made on our forehead, we look to the cross and to the Savior and walk this challenging road with him.

These ashes are made in a special way.

Olive Oil


Palm Branch









  • Take one part palm ash – these palm branches were used on Palm Sunday from years past.  Palm Sunday is the day they celebrated Jesus arrival at Jerusalem by waving palms and singing praises (John 12).  It was the beginning of the week when Jesus goes to the cross for us.  It is these palm branches, ones of praise, which now become a symbol of Christ’s death on the cross.
  • Take one part olive oil – olive oil was used in healing arts at the time normally applied with prayer (James 5), now it is a symbol of our prayers of repentance and healing through Jesus’ forgiveness.
  • Mix together and apply to the forehead in the shape of a cross – that cross reminds us of the journey we have begun on the way to the cross of Good Friday, it is a small picture of our journey here on earth.  Thanks be to God that it is not our cross but Christ’s at the end of this journey.

Thank You for the Care Packages

Appreciation Certificat

Bowling Champs

Bowling Party 2012 Cliff Sanden Grand Champion

Congratulations to our top scorers.  For the men, Cliff S. scored 371 in two games followed closely by Gil R. with 342.  Cliff wins the edible trophy and earns a picture for the year with the honorary koa pin trophy!

For the women, Sue C. won the top spot with 258 followed by Heather K. at only two points behind.

For the student boys, Spencer won with 198 followed by Gil’s son, Jake at 165.

For the student girls, Kiana won with 155 followed by Michelle at 141.

Great job everyone, hope you enjoyed more Paydays and Whoppers than you did Butterfingers.


Bowling 2012 Group Picture


Adult High Scorers

Cliff S 202 169 371
Gil R 162 180 342
Sue C 125 133 258
Heather K 131 125 256

Student High Scorers

Spencer M 90 108 198
Jake R 50 115 165
Kiana C 62 93 155
Michelle B 91 50 141

Trick or Trunk




Bowling Coming Soon!

BOWLING! Trinity Lutheran Church 2012 Sunday, November 4, 12:30-2:30PM at Schofield bowling alley.

Last year Kyle Klemp won the trophy for high score.

Will he be able to hold onto this honor?

Will Jerry, the previous year’s winner, retake the throne?

Can a newcomer claim this coveted prize?

You must be present to win – see you there!

Care package sorting by confirmation students


Thanks to Michelle and Isabel for giving up their recess to sort out the case package items. We discovered that we could use more dry soups, giveaways for the local children, hygiene items, and they suggested maybe done water purifiers like iodine pills. Thanks to all who have given so generously. The packages will be assembled before the worship service on the 18th of November.

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