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August 14, 2022

From the Desk of…Vicar Daniel Reh

There are some wonderful things I have gotten to do during the first month of my vicarage. Here are some highlights so far:

Two Sundays ago, my wife, Joleen, and I had several Karenni families over to our house for home service. After spending the last three years away from the Karenni, it was a wonderful way to reconnect with the community and welcome them to our new home. Since the Karenni like sharing their food, we also invited them to bring whatever food they liked to share with the rest of us. We had a good number of people with some delicious food. We also held our worship
service in our backyard and had a wonderful time together.

As a vicar, one of my regular tasks is driving down to Milwaukee every Sunday to either preach or assist with liturgy in worship and interpret sermons from English to Karenni. The goal is not only to help minister to the Karenni on Sundays, but also to help them adapt to my leadership as I’m training to serve as their pastor. One aspect of the Karenni ministry that I focus on is youth. We have many young people that either don’t take church seriously or are
completely unchurched. I want them to see the love of Jesus and how He is involved in every aspect of their lives.

I have also had the privilege of doing pastoral care. On Tuesday afternoon, I visited Buzz at his home. It was a wonderful visit, and we enjoyed getting to know each other. I enjoyed hearing Buzz’s life’s story and about how God has richly blessed him throughout his life and continues to bless him. One of the things I was looking forward to before coming to Trinity was to get to know people and hear their stories. There are many who have lived the faith longer than
me and have many years to look back on and see what God has done in their lives. Those stories are testimonies of God’s work in the lives of His people, and they are good encouragement too all believers.

In Addition, I would like to express how nice it is to finally have an office where I can have my books and other materials I need for ministry. It is also nice to have a place where members of the church can find me. My office is located in the library below the sanctuary. If you have any questions for me or anything I can help with, you can find me there! Also, feel free to stop by anytime to just say hi. I am looking forward to getting to know you all more!


Click the image for this month’s requested food donations.

10:00 am | Outdoor Worship
This is the only service offered next weekend.

Handbells and Choir practice are moving to TUESDAY!

Starting September 6th, 2022
Handbells Practice 6:00-7:00 pm
Mixed Choir Practice 7:00-8:00 pm

Questions? Please contact Emily Samayoa at esamayoa@trinityfreistadt.com.

September 23-25, 2022


We’ll be exploring Ephesians 6 to discover the means by which God equips us to take on Satan and the forces of evil that surround us on a daily basis.

Over the course of three studies throughout the weekend, we’ll learn:

You will gain hope and encouragement to not only survive, but to thrive as men of God in a world of darkness.

$50.00 per person
$25.00 per teenage son

Cash and Check (made out to Trinity Lutheran Church Memo: Men’s Retreat) accepted in Main Office
Pay by Credit Card Here: https://trinity-lutheran-freistadt.square.site/mens-retreat

Click here for more information.

Click here to register by 9/8/22.

Read a letter to college students and their parents by Rick Adams, our Director of Discipleship.

College Care Package Sign Up

LERT – Lutheran Early Response Team – A Lutheran Church Charity Ministry

We are hoping to grow the LERT network!

“LERT is here to bring relief to those impacted by a natural disaster that may be anything from cleaning out homes after flooding to removing trees as a result of tornados or hurricanes. We do not deploy unless invited and never charge for our services. Our main goal is to share the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those suffering and in need resulting from a disaster.”

A Basic Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) training class will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 701 Washington St. Grafton, WI, on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 9am to 2pm.

Participants (high school age and up) will be introduced to the LCMS Disaster Response program, learn the basic nature of disasters, the opportunities to respond to personal needs in disasters, and how Christians can support families, congregations and the public as the hands and feet of Jesus during trying times of natural disasters. Learn how you can help by tree and debris removal, flood cleanup, assistance in relief centers, and many more opportunities.

Lunch is provided.

The registration fee is $35.00 per person that helps cover the cost of the LERT manual, ID badge, a disaster response T-shirt, and lunch. Your LERT Trainer will distribute all training materials for the class.

More information and Registration at tinyurl.com/LERTSept17

Questions? Contact please contact Rev. Dr. Nathan Meador meador@swd.lcms.org or 414-464-8101.

Thank you to everyone who helps fill our big mite box. At our district convention on June 11 new grants were chosen. So far the district LWML has raised $26,166.20 toward our new goal. The national total so far is $1,597,844.38. More information can be found on the websites or in the summer edition of The Quarterly. Extra copies are available on the LWML table. Please pray for our grant recipients.

Visit www.lwml-swd.org/.

Thank you everyone who has donated to our cause to complete our kits for World Relief. We are down to needing dark colored bath towels (standard sized 20×40-27×52), hand towels(dark colors), sturdy combs, and 70 page notebooks.

Scripture for the Week

Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, cfilling you with vain hopes. dThey speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. 17 They say continually to those who despise the word of the LORDe‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who fstubbornly follows his own heart, they say, g‘No disaster shall come upon you.’”

18  For hwho among them has stood in the council of the LORD

to see and to hear his word,

or who has paid attention to his word and listened?

19  iBehold, the storm of the LORD!

Wrath has gone forth,

ja whirling tempest;

it will burst upon the head of the wicked.

20  kThe anger of the LORD will not turn back

until he has executed and kaccomplished

the intents of his heart.

lIn the latter days you will understand it clearly.

21  m“I did not send the prophets,

yet they ran;

I did not speak to them,

yet they prophesied.

22  nBut if they had stood in my council,

then they would have proclaimed my words to my people,

oand they would have turned them from their evil way,

and pfrom the evil of their deeds.

23 q“Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God far away? 24 qCan a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORDrDo I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD. 25 I have heard what the prophets have said swho prophesy lies in my name, saying, t‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long shall there be lies in the heart of uthe prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, 27 who think to make my people forget my name tby their dreams that they tell one another, even as their vfathers forgot my name for Baal? 28 wLet the prophet who has a dream xtell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. yWhat has straw in common with wheat? declares the LORD. 29 yIs not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and zlike a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

By faith jAbraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, 18 of whom it was said, k“Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 19 lHe considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back. 20 By faith mIsaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. 21 By faith nJacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, obowing in worship over the head of his staff. 22 By faith pJoseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones.

23 By faith qMoses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of rthe king’s edict. 24 By faith Moses, when he was grown up, srefused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 tchoosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy uthe fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 vHe considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to wthe reward.

“I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 bI have a baptism to be baptized with, and how cgreat is my distress until it is accomplished! 51 dDo you think that I have come to give peace on earth? eNo, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, ffather against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”



August 13: Angel Meyer, MaryAnn Raske, Mary Pohland, Tim Starosta, Paul Stern
August 14: Marion Frenz, Jay Szpiszar
August 15: Pamela Reit, Coraline Pipkorn
August 16: Dean Sass, Tim Trinklein
August 17: Elise Dieringer
August 18: Esther Boehlke, Evan Kropp, Karen Samuelsen
August 19: Kyleah Bruss
August 20: Gary Bump, Ron Storck, Ryan Sullivan, Jacqueline Gierach, Michele Reis, Paul Witto



August 13: Lyle & JoAnna Alft
August 14: Ron & Joyce Wolf
August 15: Dennis & Wendy Bruss, Doug & Janet Gierach, Dennis & Joanne Kruse
August 17: Tom & Gayla Boehlke, Brian & Joan Forke
August 18: John & Marie Ernst
August 19: Ron & Elaine Kraft, Randy & ElliePipkorn
August 20: Jerry & Betty Michels
August 21: Steven & Debbie Klug

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