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Saturday After Easter

I’ve found my benediction for the services tomorrow. Hebrews 13:20-21! What an excellent, Easter blessing that sends people to their ministry after the divine service of God.

“God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus”

-Christ is Risen! I am brought right back to Easter and the only reasons the final words of the divine service can be a blessing and not a curse.

“equip you with everything good that you may do His will”

-It is only that good that God gives which equips me to do His will. God’s kingdom come and God’s will be done, among us, in me.

Luther’s Rose in 3D

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Thank you Summer for sharing your 3D Luther’s Rose. Happy Reformation Day!

Luther’s explanation of the Rose: As you desire to know whether my painted seal, which you sent to me, has hit the mark, I shall answer most amiably and tell you my original thoughts and reason about why my seal is a symbol of my theology. The first should be a black cross in a heart, which retains its natural color, so that I myself would be reminded that faith in the Crucified saves us. “For one who believes from the heart will be justified” (Romans 10:10). Although it is indeed a black cross, which mortifies and which should also cause pain, it leaves the heart in its natural color. It does not corrupt nature, that is, it does not kill but keeps alive. “The just shall live by faith” (Romans 1:17) but by faith in the crucified. Such a heart should stand in the middle of a white rose, to show that faith gives joy, comfort, and peace. In other words, it places the believer into a white, joyous rose, for this faith does not give peace and joy like the world gives (John 14:27). That is why the rose should be white and not red, for white is the color of the spirits and the angels (cf. Matthew 28:3; John 20:12). Such a rose should stand in a sky-blue field, symbolizing that such joy in spirit and faith is a beginning of the heavenly future joy, which begins already, but is grasped in hope, not yet revealed. And around this field is a golden ring, symbolizing that such blessedness in Heaven lasts forever and has no end. Such blessedness is exquisite, beyond all joy and goods, just as gold is the most valuable, most precious and best metal.

Trinity Inclub Fencing Tournament

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Congratulations to:
1st place, Jacob
2nd place, Jorge
3rd place, Kaena

A Letter from Aaron – Feet Washing Downrange

Pastor Shawn,

Today I had Maundy Thursday service with the head Chaplain for the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Tidd.

It was a very small service in our conference room and a feet washing service at that. The chaplain spoke about how Jesus came to serve, not to be served, and how the Disciples were uncomfortable with the fact that Jesus was washing their feet (for many reasons). I gained an understanding of this for the first time as I sat and had my feet washed by a senior officer, and then I turned to wash the feet of a Navy Petty Officer. You could feel the tension in the room as everyone seemed to feel awkward having their feet washed.

It was a tender and humbling moment.

God bless.

Aaron

Jesus Washing Feet

First Communion Class

On Wednesday night, the night before the First Communion Service on Maundy Thursday, we came together to talk about the worship service, answer any last minute questions, and make bread.  Everyone had a hand in making the bread, first everyone washed their hands, then each person read a Bible verse that talked about one of the ingredients, then one at a time the ingredients were adding to the bowl, finally each student made a loaf or two.  It was a great evening, thanks to the parents and students for making this a great event preparing for an important evening the next day.

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Bowled, Over

Trinity Lutheran Church sponsored the fifth annual bowling day at Schofield Barracks on Sunday.  64 people bowled 111 games on 16 lanes.  Thank you to the Schofield bowling alley for the free shoe rental!!  Kyle Klemp won the perpetual Koa wood Bowling Pin and the gigantic marshmallow rice krispie bowling pin with a high score combined points of two games of 304.  Thank to Ann and Jan for coordinating the event.

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