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posted Oct 4, 2013, 12:50 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

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)

Mon Oct 7 Pastor's Day Off

  • 6:30pm LifeLight

Tue Oct 8

  • 6:30am Early Risers (Fellowship Hall)
  • 1:30pm LifeLight
  • 5:30pm Habitat for Humanity of Union Co. Board Meeting
  • 6:30pm Preschool Board

Wed Oct 9

  • 1:30pm Naomi Circle (FH)
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class
  • 7:30pm Board of Youth
  • 7:30pm Board of Education Meeting
  • 7:30pm Board of Stewardship
  • 7:30pm Board of Trustees
  • 7:30pm Board of Missions

Sun Oct 13

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service (HC)
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class
  • 12:00pm Teacher's Meeting

 Attendance Report

Sunday, September 29, 2013—97

Altar Flowers

Provided by Randy Ehm

 Serving At Trinity

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

Sun Oct 13

  • Altar: Pat Barkalow, Sharon Eklund, Gene & Dorothy Cook
  • Finance: Jim & Cinty Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund
  • Acolytes: Bargstadt, Benjamin;Walter, Scott
  • Elder: Jim Nelson 
  • Ushers: Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Bryon Bilderback, Jeff Kruse 
  • Organist: Sharon Eklund

 Important Dates

October 6th Question and Answer session regarding Mt Ayr at 11:30 am.

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.


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. This conference will feature multi-media, prominent outreach speakers, hands-on witnessing opportunities, breakout sessions, small- and large-group discussions and outreach and technology experts who will help you enhance your personal, congregational and online witnessing skills. For more information, visit

Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning in the Fellowship Hall.

EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL.  This week's topics include: Media Coverage of Religion, Katie Luther, Baptists & Classical Christian Worship, 18th Century Lutheran Theologian Henry Melchoir Muhlenberg and more.  You can listen to what you want when you want at

BOOKTALK --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO.  Join us this week as we discuss great books such as ‘Predestination: The American Career o a Contentious Doctrine’ by Peter Thuesen and ‘Bugenhagan’s Jonah: Biblical Interpretation As Public Theology’ by Martin Lohrmann. Weekdays 2:30-3:00 PM CST.  Find it at



“When we are faithful to our calling, people will learn through the work of the Holy Spirit that the best choice in any life crisis is to know what God says in His Word and then make a decision that is God pleasing. Christians need to trust God and choose life. But if we don’t talk about it, how will they know?” Diane E. Schroeder, president of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

 Life Together


A special reformation service will be held on Nov 3rd 7:00pm. A special guest preacher has been arranged for this event. There will be a light meal served at 5:30 pm with a free will donation going to help the Clarinda Area Youth attend Higher Things Conferences.

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

Handy Helpers to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2013 and then every month thru April on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month.

Help Pastor Watt improve his preaching. Fill out a Sermon Review. Forms are found in the pew rack or ask an Usher.

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.

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

Our 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

The 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.   


Our Prayer Request now include those of

First Lutheran Mt Ayr our sister congregation.

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis ; Kenneth Goeglein ; Rheanna Miller; Mike Rollings; Orlan Lux; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt.

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; Ethan Bulgrin; Jeanne Herzberg; Opal Niece;  Doyle Hembry; Walt Herzberg; Dale Conn; Edith Larsen; Linda Whitaker; Jace Zellmer; Phil and Marie Burmeister; Gailen Foreman; Alan King; Alyssa Cose; Dale Conn;

Military: Aaron Hoogand; Carl Green; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary;

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;