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TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH & PRESCHOOL (LCMS)
3101 College Drive
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901
(307) 362-5088

WORSHIP TIMES

THE DIVINE SERVICE
10:30 am on 1st - 4th Sundays

MATINS
10:30 am on 5th Sunday

ADVENT & LENT MIDWEEK WORSHIP SERVICES
Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Soup Supper Before Worship Services 6:00 pm


CLOSE(D) COMMUNION
FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO COMMUNE Scripture tells us that before we receive the Lord’s Supper we should examine ourselves (1 Cor. 11:27-28). Scripture makes clear that we can receive Communion to our judgment (1 Cor. 11:29). Scripture also makes clear that in Communion a public testimony is being given that the communicant believes the teachings of the altar he/she communes at are faithful to the Word of God. When we come to the altar at Trinity Lutheran Church we are publicly proclaiming that we believe that the teachings of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod are faithful to the Word of God, and that we are one with each other in doctrine and practice (1Cor. 1:10, 10:17 & Romans 16:17).

We practice “Close Communion” wherein we believe that only those who are “one” with us in doctrine and practice should attend Holy Communion here, because Communion proclaims a unity of faith. This does not imply that those of another Christian denomination are not true believers. It does mean that we at Trinity Lutheran take doctrine and practice seriously and that we believe that we should be one before we publicly proclaim that we are one.

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Communicant member of the LCMS and of Trinity Lutheran Church, please contact the pastor. The Adult Instruction course is entitled, “Myth or Faith, A Fresh Look at Christian Doctrine” and there are 14 sessions each lasting approximately 90 minutes.

BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Sunday Mornings @ 9:00 AM

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY (Alternating)
Saturdays @ 7:30 am
1st Sunday of the month - Emmanuel Green River
3rd Sunday of the month - Trinity Rock Springs

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY (September - May)
Tuesdays @ 4:30

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

Missouri Synod

Wyoming District
LCMS HISTORY
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SYNOD
Whether we gather in century-old white-frame churches or in modern soaring cathedrals, we share a common confession centered in the Good News: “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). We are 2.6 million people who form a church body called The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

On April 26, 1847, 12 pastors representing 15 congregations signed a constitution that established "The German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and Other States." They were men of faith and conviction. Some were German immigrants who had come to the United States to preserve their Lutheran confession of the faith, free from government intervention. They were stirred for mission, especially to reach German immigrants and to bring the Gospel to Native Americans.

Now in its 164th year, The Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (the name was shortened on its 100th anniversary) numbers 6,145 congregations. While English is our dominant theological language today, on any given Sunday among our sister congregations there occurs worship in at least 20 different languages, including Spanish, Hmong, Eritrean, Sign Language, Russian, Finnish, Slovak, Chinese, and yes, even German!


WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Bible is the divinely inspired and inerrant Holy Word of God. In this Word, God shows us His plan for all people’s lives and their salvation.

The One and Only Triune God is manifest in three persons ... Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Father’s forgiveness of every one of our sins and His total acceptance of us as His adopted children are His free gifts that come to us solely through faith in the crucified, resurrected, and ascended Son—Jesus Christ.

Jesus, true God and true man, won these gifts for us through His self-sacrificial suffering and death. His resurrection from the dead is the seal and guarantee of our bodily resurrection on the Last Day to eternal life in heaven with God.

The Holy Spirit creates and strengthens this saving faith and delivers God’s gift of grace to all believers through the pure preaching of God’s Word (the Gospel) and the proper administration of the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.

The mission of God’s Church on earth is God's mission: that His great love and mercy should be revealed through the proclamation of the Gospel and evidenced in our lives as Christians engaged in many vocations.

A Christian’s good works are the result (not the cause) of God’s grace and salvation.


5- FOLD VISION OF OUR CHURCH
STRONGLY IN GOD'S WORD
Because we personally believe the Gospel and joyfully apply this Good News to our daily life, the study of the Holy Scriptures is a high priority for us, for our families, and for our congregation.

PEOPLE-SENSITIVE AND CHRIST-CENTERED
In response to the Gospel, we reflect Christ’s love as we show concern for those around us, extending compassion to hurting people and caring for their spiritual and physical needs.

REACHING OUT BOLDLY WITH THE GOSPEL
We persevere so that people in our community and the world are drawn by the Holy Spirit to believe that Jesus Christ, God's Son, is their only Savior from sin and their only hope for eternal life with God.

FAITHFUL TO THE SCRIPTURES AND THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS
We highly prize what we as an Evangelical Lutheran Church believe, teach and confess, and we provide a bold witness to such faith in both word and deed.

MARKED BY PEACE AND UNITY
We strengthen our internal bond of peace and unity and by the grace of God overcome divisions, recognize legitimate differences, and eliminate roadblocks to the work of the Holy Spirit. As a family, we joyfully trust and support one another in our common mission and ministry.

THE PASTOR


Pastor Shields has been the shepherd at Trinity for the last 11 years. He is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois where he received his BA and of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he received his MDiv. In June of 2011, Pastor Shields celebrated his 10th anniversary of his ordination. Pastor Shields serves as the 3rd Vice President of the Wyoming District of the LCMS, he is a Navy Chaplain, he serves on the local CISM team, and he is the bereavement officer for the Sweetwater County Search and Recovery Dive Team.
LITTLE LAMBS PRESCHOOL


Trinity Lutheran Church
3101 College Drive
Rock Springs, WY 82901
(307) 362-9655

Ms Betty Blackwell
Preschool Director & Teacher

Mrs. Alerica Martin
Preschool Aide

WELCOME TO LITTLE LAMBS PRESCHOOL
Welcome to Little Lambs Preschool at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Springs, Wyoming. At Little Lambs we see your child as being a unique and precious gift from God. Because of this we commend and encourage you in the care and love you give your child. We believe that an excellent academic education is a very important part of raising your child to responsible adulthood. But we also believe that there is something even more important than your child’s academic education, and that is bringing your child up “in the training and instruction of the Lord – Ephesians 6:4”. Providing your child with a firm foundation in the Christian faith directs him or her to the eternal need of salvation in Jesus Christ.

Our goal at Little Lambs Preschool is to bring these two needs (education and salvation) together in the training of your child. Little Lambs is just one of the many schools in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, which makes up the largest Protestant school system in the United States. We at Little Lambs are committed to providing your child with an excellent education in a loving and safe environment.

Our greatest desire for you and your child is salvation in Jesus Christ. Our commitment to the truth of Holy Scriptures here at Little Lambs comes from God’s commitment to us in bringing us forgiveness and life in Christ. We are committed to sharing with your child the Christian faith and life, as we learn them from the Bible.

While a Christian education is accomplished in a variety of ways (most importantly in your home and Church life!), we believe that Little Lambs is an unbeatable opportunity to mold and direct your child into a more committed and better-educated Christian faith and life. May God bless our partnership with one another in reaching this goal.

MISSION STATEMENT
Trinity Lutheran Little Lambs Preschool exists primarily to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with young children and their families and to offer a quality educational curriculum which enhances development spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
CURRICULUM
Young children learn best through play. In play, children learn by engaging in real actions involving tangible objects. They learn best through direct encounters with their world using all five senses.

Curriculum is what happens throughout the day that contributes to the growth and development of the young child. Our curriculum at Little Lambs includes Bible stories, music, art, language, social studies, science, math, and physical education. Many of these are not taught separately, but are integrated into the happenings of the entire day.

DAILY ACTIVITIES
Our daily schedule includes a balance of active and quiet activities, individual and group activities, and child-directed and teacher-directed activities.

Art: Painting, cutting, gluing, and drawing.

Field Trips: A couple of field trips are taken during the school year.

Interest Centers: Water table, art, blocks, and dramatic play.

Language: Stories, poems, finger-plays, and discussion.

Motor Skills: Large and small motor skills are reinforced with games and by the use of classroom and outdoor equipment.

Music: Group singing, listening, rhythmic activities, CDs and tapes.

Readiness For Kindergarten: Counting, number concepts, number and alphabet recognition, left to right sequences, use of markers and scissors.

Religious Activities: Bible stories, meal prayer, hymns & songs, worship, memory work (i.e. Bible verses, the Lord’s Prayer, Apostles’ Creed & the Ten Commandments).

Science: Nature walks and various science experiments.

Senses: Feeling objects, listening to sounds, seeing differences, tasting, and smelling.

Social Studies: Seasons, holidays, manners, family, Church, and community.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Little Lambs Preschool is licensed by the State of Wyoming Dept. of Family Services, and it is our policy to include students of any race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally made available to students at the school.
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