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After serving as Associate Pastor at Trinity for several years, Pastor Schefelker is now the Visitation Pastor.

 

Pastor Perry Schefelker was born in New London, Wisconsin in 1947. He attended Concordia High School and Concordia Junior College in Milwaukee. He received a Bachelor or Arts degree from Concordia Senior College, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1969, and a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in 1973.

 

His first parish was in Shellsburg, Iowa, near Cedar Rapids. He served there from 1973 to1977. From there he went to Sheldon and Gilman, Wisconsin (a dual parish), where he served from 1977 to 1981.

 

For the next year Schefelker served in Wichita, Kansas, as the Refugee Services Coordinator for Lutheran Social Service of Kansas and Oklahoma. Following that he received a year’s training in clinical pastoral education in the Kansas City area, earning an endorsement from the Inter-Lutheran Consultation Committee for Specialized Pastoral Care Ministry in 1983.

 

Pastor Perry returned to full-time pastoral work after his chaplaincy training. He served at Parsons, Kansas 1984 to 1991, and Ireton, Iowa from 1991 to 1997. In 1997 he accepted a Call to Centralia, where he continues to serve as Visitation Pastor.

 

During Pastor Schefelker’s time in Wichita he met and married his wife Diane. She works as a case manager at Centralia’s Community Resource Center. They have two sons, Andrew and Nathan.

but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,

 

for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

 

Matthew 19:14

Calendar of Events

Monday, April 23—Friday, April 27
MAP Testing



Tuesday, April 24

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.

Kindergarten Screenings at the Preschool Building @ 8:30 a.m.

Ladies Bible Study @ 10:00 a.m. – OFR

Youth Bible Study 7:00 p.m.

Dinning @ Fairway Restaurant



Wednesday, April 25

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.

Chapel Service @ 8:15 a.m.

Men’s Bible Study 6:00 a.m. – OFR

Choir Practice 5:30 p.m. – APR

Evening Bible Study 7:00 p.m. – OFR

Blood Drive at CORLHS – 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Thursday, April 26

Track practice-CHS 5:15-6:45 p.m.

Ladies Quilt @ 9:00 a.m. – APR

Pastor’s Conference
Hope, Mount Carmel



Friday, April 27

Non Uniform Day



Saturday, April 28

Worship @ 5:30 p.m.

Track meet at Belleville East High School

PTL Wine Tasting at American Legion @ 6:00 p.m.

Eighth Grade Dance



Sunday, April 29

Worship @ 9:00 a.m.

Sunday School @ 9:15 a.m.

Adult & Youth Bible Study @ 10:15 a.m.

Public Conference @ 10:15 a.m.



Monday, April 30

Girls Night Out Bible Study @ 6:30 p.m. – OFR



Tuesday, May 1

Regional Track Meet at Selmaville

Friendship Guild Annual May Banquet in the Gym @ 6:00 p.m. (KOP)



Wednesday, May 2

Chapel Service @ 8:15 a.m.



Thursday, May 3

Track practice-CHS 5:15-6:45 p.m.



Saturday, May 5

Worship @ 5:30 p.m. (Children’s Choir)

Eighth Grade Questioning @ 5:30 p.m. Service



Sunday, May 6

Eighth Grade Confirmation @ 9:00 a.m. Service



Tuesday, May 8

Monical’s Pizza Night

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.



Wednesday, May 9

Chapel-Kids of Praise @ 8:15 a.m

Awards Banquet @ 6:00 p.m.

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.



Thursday, May 10

Track practice-CHS 5:15-6:45



Friday, May 11

Eighth Grade Field Trip

Eighth Grade Last Full Day of School

3rd Grade Pet Day @ 2:30 p.m.

Track practice-CHS 5:15-6:45



Saturday, May 12

District Track meet



Tuesday, May 15

K & 1 Field Trip

Track practice-Evers Field until 4:45 p.m.

Bonnie’s Restaurant Serving 4:00-8:00 p.m. (Youth Group)



Wednesday, May 16

3 & 4 Grade Field Trip

5th Grade Field Trip

7th Grade Field Trip



Thursday, May 17

2nd Grade Field Trip

Eighth grade graduation at 7:00 p.m.



Friday, May 18

Closing Chapel with Mr. v

Field Day

Noon Dismissal



Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20

LSA State track meet



Tuesday, May 22

Dinning @ Fairway Restaurant



Friday, June 1 – Saturday, June 2

Friendship Guild Rummage Sale



KOP Sings at Salem Lutheran:
April 15, 2018

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2018 STAN Awards & Grandparents Day: April 19 & 20, 2018

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Trinity Lutheran Church
201 S. Pleasant Ave.
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-2614

Trinity Lutheran School
203 S. Pleasant Ave.
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 532-5434

Trinity Lutheran
Preschool & Daycare
203 S. Pleasant Ave.
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 533-5705