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posted Sep 27, 2013, 11:47 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Sep 29     19th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 
  • 9:30am Divine Service 
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class 

Mon Sep 30    Pastor's Day Off 

  • 6:30pm LifeLight 

Tue Oct 1

  • 6:30amEarly Risers (McDonalds) 
  • 1:30pm LifeLight
  • 6:30pm Rachel Circle—Linda Hadley; 1396 Osage St.; Creston, IA

Wed Oct 2

  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class 
  • 7:30pm Board of Elders 

Sun Oct 6 20th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 
  • 9:30am Divine Service 
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class
  • 11:30am Congregational Meeting (Q & A

Attendance Report

Sunday, September 22, 2013—95, C-82

 Serving At Trinity

Sun Sep 29

  •       Elder: Randy Roghair
  •       Ushers: Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair, Rick Hadley
  •       Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman
  •       Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman
  •       Acolytes: Caitlyn Bartstadt, Kolby Tomas
  •       Painist: Julie Lang

Sun Oct 6                   

  • Altar: Pat Barkalow, Sharon Eklund, Gene & Dorothy Cook
  • Finance: Jim & Cinty Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund
  • Acolytes: Hadley, Lauren; Riley, Alexandria
  • Elder: Jim Nelson 
  • Ushers: Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Bryon Bilderback, Jeff Kruse 
  • Pianist: Julie Lang

 Important Dates

  • October 6th Question and Answer session regarding Mt Ayr following the worship service.
  • October 20th Voters Meeting RE: Mt Ayr
  • November 3rd Special Reformation Service At St. Paul, Clarinda, IA with Pr. Nabil Nour 5th VP of the LCMS.
  • November 17th Voters Meeting.

 Information from the Joint Committee

The Joint Committee for the combining of Trinity Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church send out a mailing to every member of the congregation. Additional copies of the letter are available on the narthex table. The letter provided details for you to consider as we approach a vote on October 20th.  Please read and prayerfully consider the proposal. 

An in depth Question and Answer session is scheduled for October 6th following worship in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity.  Please take the time to bring your questions to the committee. 

If you have any questions about this or the work of the committee please contact Pastor Watt or any member of the committee.  The committee members from Trinity are Jim Nelson, Mike Lang, Anita Wardenburg and Chuck Bowman.

 Help, Serve, Get involved

Trinity Lutheran Preschool

needs you to volunteer!

Ways you can help:

  • ¨ Provide Kitchen Help
  • ¨ Be the Photographer
  • ¨ Help with Child Care
  • ¨ Clean up
  • ¨ Set up for the Event
  • ¨ Be a Greeter
  • ¨ Be a parking attendant
  • ¨ Set/up and Take down of the Sound System

Event Dates:

  • Sunday, Oct 27:Harvest Celebration 5:45pm—8:30pm
  • Sunday, Dec 15:Christmas Program 1:15pm—4:00pm
  • Sunday, Jan 26: Lutheran Schools Week 
    • Congregational Concert 9am—11am.
  • Sunday, Feb 16: Father’s Night 5:45pm—8:30pm
  • Sunday, Apr 13: Mother’s Tea Party; 5:45pm—8:30pm
  • Wed, May 28: Graduation 4:00pm-9pm.
  • To help with these event, please sign up in the book on the Narthex table on the page labeled “Preschool Event Help”

Thank you for volunteering with these events!




Want Some Help to Make a Stronger Marriage? Lutheran Family Service can help. Visit for tools and contact information to help you with the hard task of keeping your marriage on the right track.

“When we get too comfortable in our Christian bubbles, we run the risk of ignoring the fact that there are many lost children out there, both young and old, who desperately need the light of God’s love that we are called to share.” John E. Roper, a missionary/pastor/teacher in Africa – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

 Life Together


A special reformation service will be held on Nov 3rd. Guest Preacher Nabil Nour has been arranged for this event. Watch following announcements in the bulletin.

Christmas Cards have arrived! They are located in the narthex on the card table. Cost of the cards is $5.00 a box.

LifeLight Bible study Information: The Monday evening group now meets from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The Tuesday afternoon group now meets from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We are currently studying the book of Genesis and are scheduled to meet through November 5. Each week the same material is presented both Monday and Tuesday. You may visit a session or join us at any time. Mike Lang is the class leader. For more information talk to Mike or Pastor Watt.

Naomi Circle October meeting will be held Wednesday October 9th at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be “Faces of the Savior”, found on page 20 of the Summer Quarterly. All women are invited to attend.

October is LWML Mission month. The LWML will be taking your donations every in October. Thank you.

Annual Altar Guild meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary, with Pastor Watt. All members are expected to attend. If you are interested in serving the Lord in this way please feel free to attend and learn more about our activities. There is no obligation to become a member. Please talk to Pastor Watt or Janette Lang (782-7922) if you have questions

Rachel Circle will be at Linda Hadley home; 1396 Osage St, Creston, IA. All women are invited to attend.

The Question and Answer Session for our connection to Mount Ayr will be on October 6th at 11:30am. Please plan attend and bring your questions!

The Special Voter's meeting for the Ballot for our connection to First Lutheran, Mount Ayr will be held October 20 at 11:30am. Please plan to attend.

There will be a Trinity Teacher's Meeting October 13th at 12pm following bible class. All teachers are encouraged to attend. Please bring a sack lunch.

We will now be serving a light lunch at all voters meetings as requested by members of the voter's assembly. Please contact the congregational president to volunteer to be the host.



Get Energized for Witnessing at a Regional Outreach Conference Are you ready for an event that offers practical knowledge and witnessing tools to train church members—from children to adults—on how to be mission-minded disciples for Jesus Christ? Make plans now to attend a Regional Outreach Conference (ROC) hosted by Lutheran Hour Ministries, including a conference being held Oct. 18-19 at the Omaha Marriott in Omaha, Nebraska.  For more information, visit

DAILY EXERCISE FOR THE CHRISTIAN MIND... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week's topics include: Elijah & the Prophets of Baal, St. Michael & All Angels, The Liturgy of Confirmation, Ecclesiastical Authority, The Formula of Concord and more.  You can listen on-demand at

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Our Prayer Request now include those of

First Lutheran Mt Ayr our sister congregation.


Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis (Friend of Miztie Cellen); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener); Mike Rollings; Orlan Lux; Merle Triggs; Al Davis (Great Grandfather of Preschool Mylie); Grace Weese (Grandmother of Hannah Shady); Janice Shepherd (Aunt of Hannah Shady); Wes Keeler (Friend of Byran Bilderback);

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa;

Condolences: Mark & Patty Zellmer; Brandon & Mellisa at the passing of Kaleb Zellmer.

IIS&R: Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams); Ethan Bulgrin (great nephew of Maggie Dory); Jeanne Herzberg; Opal Niece;  Doyle Hembry; Jill (Marti’s Granddaughter); Walt Herzberg; Dale Conn; Edith Larsen (Mother of Mark Larson); Linda Whitaker; Jace Zellmer; Phil and Marie Burmeister; Gailen Foreman (Husband of Barb Foreman); Alan King (Son of Velma Lorenz); Alyssa Cose (Granddaughter of Bob and Sharon Eklund) having knee surgery Oct. 1st; Dale Conn;

Military: Aaron Hoogand (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary (Jim Hagen’s Sister);

Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver (Seminary in Taiwan); Ivan and Jennifer Rasch, Africa; Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa; Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa;

Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer (Vicar: Macomb, MI), Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shut-ins: Mary Carson; Ruth Chase; Wilma   Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Fern Hoepker; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Don Campbell;