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Articles by: Bill Dubon

Friday Night Women’s Bible Study March 16

Join other women in the study of God’s word.  We are currently working on the names of God.  You do not have to read or pray aloud.  This is a time to end your week in God’s word with the love and fellowship of other women.

Dinner is available for $10.00. We meet in the school library.

Come cuddle up with God and learn about Him.

Trinity LERT responds to Watseka flooding

Late in February Watseka Illinois suffered severe flooding affecting over 200 homes.  Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) from Northern and Central Illinois, Indiana responded to a call from Lutheran Church Charities to aid the affected families. A team was formed by Trinity, St. Peter – Schaumburg and Prince of Peace – Palatine.  In all there were 128 people operating out of Calvary – Watseka.  Our team was assigned to assist an elderly couple whose home received nine inches of water.  We removed over a thousand sq. ft. of soggy carpet and padding, woodwork and some drywall to speed drying.  Our job was also to show the mercy, love and compassion of Christ to those affected.

Our new friends were so delighted to see us arrive and were sad to see us depart.  We think we made an impact on them and we all shed a tear as we prayed for the recovery of their home and their health in this stressful situation.

In all fifteen homes received aid from this past Saturday but dozens remain on the waiting list.

Lou Malnati’s Dine to Donate & Butter Braids Reminder

Please join us for this month’s Dine to Donate event at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria on Tuesday, March 13th.  You can support this event by joining us at either the Schaumburg or Bloomingdale locations.  Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales including Dine-in, Carryout or Delivery (within zone) purchases.  Please present the Trinity PTL/ Lou Malinati’s fundraiser flyer at the time of ordering to ensure Trinity receives credit for your order.  Hard copies of the fundraiser flyer can be found in this week’s Monday mail or on The City.

We Hope You Can Join Us:

Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg: Located at 1 S. Roselle Road from 11am to 11pm


Lou Malnati’s Bloomingdale: Located at 369 W. Army Trail Road from 4pm to 10pm

***Dont’ forget to order your Butter Braids—get them in time for Easter!!  Last day is Friday, March 16th!

Save-the-Date: Next month’s Dine to Donate event will be at Bull Dog Ale House, in Roselle on Tuesday, April 10th

New Member Exploration Begins April 8th

Are you ready to learn about the Lutheran faith? Want to meet other people at church? Looking for ways to get connected? New Member Exploration class may be what you are looking for at Trinity.

For five weeks, starting Sun. April 8 @ 9:15-10:30 a.m., Pastor Mueller will lead you through the basic beliefs of the Lutheran faith and how to navigate all we have to offer at Trinity.

Child care is available in the church nursery & Sunday School classrooms. Coffee, tea and breakfast food will be at every class.

RSVP here on the comment line or email me directly at amyh@trinityroselle.com.

We are looking for 3-4 others who have been at Trinity for a few years to join the new members on this journey. Comment or email me if you want to join the fun.

To obtain additional information or comment on this post visit TheCity

By: David A. Pedersen

Scripture Reading

“We know sorrow, yet our joy is inextinguishable. We have “nothing to bless ourselves with” yet we bless many others with true riches. We are penniless, and yet in reality we have everything worth having.” (JB Philips Translation)
– 2 Corinthians 6:10


If you had to pick just three things which you value most in life, what would they be? God? People? Position? Money? Possessions? Remember, ONLY 3 things!


Whenever we need to make choices, critical and limiting choices, then our priorities in life become much clearer to us. What were your 3 things that you picked? When it comes to what we value the most in life, we must answer the tough question about where does God fit into our lives. If He is number one, then the other priorities will fall into place. If He is not number one, then we will continue to struggle in so many areas to adjust our priorities.

This same question comes to us as we have families and as we think about what we want to pass on to them. We worry about their safety and security. We worry about their health and education. Yet even through all those worries we still need to make sure that we pass on something that will last…forever. We need to make sure that our relationship with God shows in our words, actions, and our decisions. They need to see that Christ makes all the difference in the world…literally.

So as you pause for the day, maybe at 6:10 pm around the family dinner table, remind yourself and your family that by knowing Christ and by having Him in our hearts, we truly do have ‘everything worth having’.

Just imagine… what God could do through us if we offered a word of encouragement.


Who can you bless with a kind word… a word of encouragement… a word of hope… a word of thanks? It may only take a few seconds yet it may last a lifetime in their minds.


Kind Heavenly Father, I thank you for all the blessings which you have given to me and I pray that you will help there to be even more blessings which can flow through me. Remind me each day that by knowing you and by knowing that our battle over sin is already won that I can live more freely and be more caring of those who have yet to know you as Lord and Savior. In your name I pray, Amen.


By: Pat Nagel

Scripture Reading

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
– 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 (NLT)


What New Year’s resolutions did you make this year? How’s it going? Are you on your way to accomplishing them?


Every January, health clubs are packed with people who are hoping this year will bring a positive change. People start fad diets, exercise plans, and a myriad of other changes they’d like to see happen. Then all too often good intentions fizzle out before January is over. Why? It’s because we are doing it in our own strength.

Last fall when my small group was doing the Circle Maker series we each shared our biggest dream and one road block keeping us from achieving it. We chose a prayer partner that was willing to pray for that dream, need or fear for 21 days. My life was transformed in that small group session. I shared that I was having back pain and it just wasn’t healing and surgery wasn’t a viable option. My dream was to lose over 100 pounds and be pain free so I could enjoy bike rides with my grandkids by next summer. My prayer partner prayed for my healing that night. He also prayed that God would provide a team of people to help me make the needed changes so I could serve Him in a greater capacity. The very next day my ‘team’ took shape, a chiropractor, physical therapist, my medical doctor and several other supportive people. I couldn’t believe it!

This verse constantly speaks to me on this journey. I’ve tried to lose weight on my own many times without success. This time I’m succeeding. Because of Jesus death for me, I belong to Him. The Holy Spirit has given me everything I need and is guiding me into an exciting new opportunity to serve Him. All I need to do is submit and follow where He leads.

Just imagine…what God could do through us as we treat our bodies as a temple of the Holy Spirit and encourage others to honor God with their bodies.


I encourage you to think BIG. Think about something that is beyond your reach to accomplish on your own. Share your dream with someone, pray together about it, and see where He leads you!


Gracious Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit living in me, ready and waiting to lead me on an amazing journey of accomplishing things beyond my power. I will need Your help and the help of others to persevere on the path where You are leading me. Amen.

By: Dave Carter

Scripture Reading 
And the Lord came and called as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak, your servant is listening.” 
– 1 Samuel 3:10 (NLT

How are you at making decisions? Are you able to take action when you know what you should do, or do you hesitate, paralyzed by uncertainty? “I should get that pain in my chest checked out…maybe later.” 

We say it every time we pray the Lord’s Prayer, “Thy will be done.” What does this mean? Luther says, “The good and gracious will of God is done even without our prayer, but we pray in this petition that it may be done among us also.” Scripture is filled with examples of those who couldn’t or wouldn’t follow through when faced with God’s will. The rich young ruler was told to give away his wealth, and his “face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.” (Mark 10:22) King Agrippa, confronted by Paul’s preaching, replied out of pride, “Do you think you can persuade me to become a Christian so quickly?” (Acts 26:28) 

Yet others react positively and decisively. When Jesus asked, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah.” (Mark 8:29) When the prophet Nathan declared King David guilty of adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of Uriah, David immediately repented. (2 Samuel 12) And the boy Samuel replied to God’s call with “Speak, your servant is listening.” 

There are two important aspects to this answer. First, Samuel is clear on his relationship with God—his duty as a servant is to obey. Second, the implication of “your servant is listening” is that Samuel is giving God his full attention. When we don’t do these two things, the book of James tells us, “a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.” (James 1:6-7). Yet Jesus Christ as God’s perfect servant listened to and obeyed His Father completely for us. His Spirit speaks to us about His death for us and His life through us. 

Just imagine… what God could do through us if we listened to His voice and obediently followed Him as His servants. 

As you have prayed for God to let you imagine what He is able to do in your life, now it is time to be ready to act on His answer. If you are hesitant, rather than praying for a different answer, pray for the faith to obey. 

Heavenly Father, give me a listening ear and an obedient heart, that your will would be done in my life today, through Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.