WELCOME TO TRINITY! The warnings are plentiful and blunt on the third Sunday in Lent. Lent is a season of repentance. Cut it out or get cut down! The warnings are accompanied by God's invitation to attentiveness: "Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live." The landowner's ultimatum is forestalled by the gardener's readiness to till the ground one more year. That is good news for all of us. Thanks be to God! A joyous greeting to one and all! A special welcome to those who
are visiting with us. Please take time to sign our guest book in the entry leaving both an address and a telephone number.
(Worship-Setting# 10 in ELW-page 201-items designated by*)
Prelude Laurie Wiedeman
Call to Worship by the Bells
Crossways Capital Campaign
Opening Hymn "0 Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts" ELW# 658
*The Greeting: P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. C: And also with you.
Prayer of the Day: P: Eternal God, C: your kingdom has broken into our troubled world through the life, death, and resurrection of your Son. Help us to hear your word and obey it, and bring your saving love to fruition in our lives, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm Psalm 63:1-8
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
*Gospel Acclamation "We are turning, Lord, to hear you"p.205 ELW
Response after announcement: Glory to you, 0 Lord. Luke 13:1-9
Response after the conclusion: Praise to you, 0 Christ.
Prayers of Intercession P: Lord, in your mercy. C: Hear our prayer.
Offering Prayer: P: Generous God, C: you feed us with the harvest of the land, and you provide for our every need. Receive our gifts of money, imagination, and labor, and transform them into a feast that welcomes all, in Jesus Christ, our host and our guest. Amen.
*Great Thanksgiving p. 206 ELW
*Proper Preface p. 207 ELW
*Words of Institution
*Lord's Prayer p. 208 ELW
Invitation to Communion: P: Christ has prepared the feast. Come to the table where all are welcomed home.
Communion Hymns: *"0 Lamb of God, you bear the sin ." p.208 ELW
"0 Living Bread from Heaven" ELW 542
"You Satisfy the Hungry Heart" ELW 484
Post Communion Blessing: P: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and keep you in his grace. C: Amen
Prayer after Communion: P: Tender and merciful One, C: at your feast, you fed us who brought nothing, turning our emptiness into joy. Filled with your abundant grace, send us now to be ministers of reconciliation, mending broken hearts, working for justice, and striving for peace among all people, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Closing Hymn Dismissal: "On My Heart Imprint Your Image"ELW 811
Dismissal: P: Go in peace. Remember the poor. C: Thanks be to God.
Postlude Laurie Wiedeman
EASTER LILIES signup sheet is now up and on the bulletin board in the church foyer. Any questions can be directed to Candy Krautkramer
THERE WILL BE A WELCA Officers meeting on Monday, March 25, at 6:30.
TRINITY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY MEETS THE FOURTH TUES OF THE MONTH: The Trinity Women's Bible Study will meet this Tuesday, March 26 at 1:00 pm in the Trinity basement. These are one and one half hour meetings filled with Bible Study, food and fellowship. If you haven't tried this out before, please come and join us. We use the women's Gather Magazine as our basis for Bible Study. The next few studies are entitled "Meetings with Jesus" authored by Rev. Julie Kanarr who is a pastor in Belfair, Washington. She
is an avid sea kayaker and a regular contributor to Gather Magazine.
MEN'S BREAKFAST & BIBLE STUDY EVERY SECOND SATURDAY AT VILLAGE INN Men's breakfast and Bible Study will again be meeting on the second Saturday of the month. Next men's breakfast and Bible study is scheduled for April 13, 2019, 8:00 a.m. at the Village Inn in Marathon. This is a great time for fellowship and a discussion on the upcoming Sunday gospel. No sign up needed; just show up; friends and neighbors are welcome!
SECRET PRAYER PARTNERS FOR LENT: In the entryway of the church, by the ushers, you will find a basket on a small stand labeled "Secret Prayer Partners for Lent". Please take a slip and fill out your name and address. The prayer concern is optional. Fold the slip in half and put it in the basket. Then take out a slip someone else has filled out. This person will be your secret prayer partner for Lent. During Lent pray for that person. At Easter you may want to send them a card, put a note in their mailbox, or just talk to them to reveal that you were their secret prayer partner. Share your concern and love for each other during this special season.
FIFTH GRADERS AND THEIR PARENTS WILL PREPARE FOR FIRST COMMUNION: First Communion classes are scheduled for three Saturdays. On Sat., March 23 we will meet from 10 am to 12 noon and cover lessons 1 & 2. On Sat., March 30 we will meet from 10 am to 12 noon and cover the same lessons 1 and 2. You only need to attend one of these depending on what works best for your family. Lessons 3 & 4 will be presented on Sat., April 6 from 10 am to 12 noon. We will also bake bread on this day. All lessons are at the Trinity Church basement. If you have any questions about this schedule or about first communion please contact Pastor Phil.
7th GRADERS FINISH "DEAR THEOPHILUS" UNIT-PARENTS TO COMPLETE: Seventh graders have completed their last meeting with Pastor Phil. They will not meet again until April 17, 2019. Any unfinished sessions are to be completed by the parents working with their students. If there are any questions please call Pastor Phil. Confirmation students are encouraged to attend Lenten services.
8th Graders will meet again with 7th graders on April 17, 2019 at 6 pm at St.Peter.
LENTEN ORGAN MEDITATIONS AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN WAUSAU: During the season of Lent the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring a time of meditation and music on Fridays from 12:15-:--12:45 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 406 Grant St.; Wausau. Some of those playing are Karmen Teigen, Dan Larson and Kartika Putri. (see flyer on the bulletin board for schedule) Sponsored by the Wisconsin River Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Free will offering will be accepted.
TRINITY WELCA Spring Meeting- Sunday, April 7th AT 2:00 pm here at Trinity, all women of the church are encouraged and welcome to join us for the meeting. ESSENTIAL OILS, WHAT ARE THEY? HOW CAN THEY BENEFIT MY HEALTH? WHAT IS ALL THE HYPE? Trish Bey is a wellness advocate certified in Aroma Touch. From the everyday cold to allergies, from health conditions to emotional stress concerns Trish has been helping literally hundreds of people over her 6 years. She holds monthly educational classes on essential oil use in Stevens Point and Wausau. Come meet Trish. Bring an open mind and lots of questions. For attending the presentation, Trish will have oils for everyone to take home.
WELCA WISCONSIN RIVER VALLEY CONFERENCE SPRING EVENT on Saturday, April 6 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 709 Weston Avenue, Wausau. Theme this year is: Knowing the God of our past and the God of our future. Guest Speaker: Susan Perry, Author, "From Beneath the Tarp" A true story of one woman's journey through the realities of domestic violence. Cost is $15.00 and registration deadline is March 271 . Registration forms and additional information are on the bulletin board in the church entry.
ST. PETER & TRINITY YOUTH TO DO SOUP SUPPERS DURING LENT: St. Peter and Trinity youth are scheduled to serve soup at St. Peter on Wednesday, April 10th. This is a great way for confirmation students to complete one of their service projects. Also the money raised will be used for future youth group activities