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25th Sunday After Pentecost ANNOUNCEMENTS November 10, 2013

posted Nov 7, 2013, 12:20 PM by Jonathan Watt
This Week at Trinity
Sun Nov 10
  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)  
  • 9:30am Divine Service (HC)  
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class 
Mon Nov 11 Pastor's Day Off  
Tue Nov 12
  • 6:30am Early Risers (Fellowship Hall)  
  • 5:30pm Habitat for Humanity of Union Co. Board Meeting  
  • 6:30pm Preschool Board  
Wed Nov 13
  • 1:30pm Naomi Circle (FH)  
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class  
  • 7:30pm Board of Youth  
  • 7:30pm Board of Education  
  • 7:30pm Board of Stewardship  
  • 7:30pm Board of Trustees  
  • 7:30pm Board of Missions  
  • 8:30pm Church Council  
Fri Nov 15 Newsletter Articles Due  
Sat Nov 16
  • 9:00am Altar Guild Work Day 
Sun Nov 17 Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank  
  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)  
  • 9:30am Divine Service  
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class 
  • 1:30am Voter's Meeting (Elections / Budget)
Thanksgiving Offering
It is about that time! Every year Trinity’s Thanksgiving offering is put into our Christian Care Fund. These funds are then disbursed when a member of Trinity submits a request for assistance for anyone in the community (members and non-members). The requestor then becomes the giver of this blessing to those in need. Offering Mercy to the hurting.
Please prayerfully consider your offering this year. 
All information is strictly confidential.

Important Dates
Annual Voter’s Meeting will be held November 17th at 11:30 a meal will be provided by Thrivent. Everyone is encouraged to come and help set the budget and elect officers for the next year. 

Attendance Report 
Sunday November 3, 2013—112; 94-C

Thank you Thrivent !
Nov 17th Providing a light lunch for Voter’s Meeting.  Thank You.

Newsletter Articles
Groups, Boards, etc. the congregation is excited to hear what you are doing. Many member enjoy reading and praying for the projects you are involved with. If you are wanting volunteers for special projects, the newsletter offers a great place to seek these special individuals. 
Deadline—November 15th.

Serving At Trinity
Sun Nov 10
  • Elder: Karl Peterson  
  • Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers 
  • Acolytes: Walter, Scott;Hadley, Lauren
  • Altar: Jean Stoll, Marti Williams, Radine Ward 
  • Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler
  • Organist: Sharon Eklund
Sun Nov 17
  • Elder: Karl Peterson  
  • Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers 
  • Acolytes: Bargstadt, Benjamin
  • Altar: Jean Stoll, Marti Williams, Radine Ward 
  • Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler  
  • Organist: Sharon Eklund
Scholastic Book Orders
The preschool is currently offering Scholastic book orders for our families.  If anyone would like to purchase quality books for economical prices as gifts, or for yourself personally, we would be honored to have you order with us!  You can order on-line or through the preschool your choice.  More information is on the preschool counter as you pass through to the Fellowship Hall, or you can contact Brenda directly (email:, leave a message at 641-782-5095 ext. 2).  Thank you for continued support!!! 


A reminder! If you give pastor Watt a prayer request during the Sunday service and you want the prayer for multiple Sundays please ALSO fill out a Prayer Request sheet (found on the narthex table) and place it in the "prayer requests" mail box. 

God allows many opportunities for us to meet people who don’t know Him as their Savior. In work, in recreation, in community events, and in friendships they are there if we take the time to see and notice them. Who will come across your path that needs a word of hope or an act of kindness and love motivated by God’s love for you this week? Lutheran Family Service of Iowa; 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA; 515-251-4900. 

Christian Care: Trinity has established a Christian Care fund to help people in our communities who are in need. Our Thanksgiving offering will be used to fund this account (use your Thanksgiving envelope). You may also give to the fund at any time simply use one of the Christian Care Fund envelopes on the narthex table. Any member of Trinity may request a gift for anyone in need. Find forms for requests on the Narthex table. 
Please remember to bring a few items for the Creston food bank next week. The mission board has designate the third Sunday of every month as 'Caring for Your Neighbor' Sunday. 

“Even if you feel alone, even if you do not see the effects of your labors in this life, resist for the sake of others, and so you may effectively pray for your brothers and sisters throughout the world who struggle, who suffer for Christ. We are all allies together, and urged by St. Paul to ‘put on the armor of light’ (Romans and thus thwart the works of darkness.” Jim Kushiner, executive director of the Fellowship of St. James – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

Life Together

Members of the Worship/Altar Committee will meet Saturday, November 16 at 9:00 am to clean and polish the altar ware & furnishings in the chancel. Cleaning supplies will be provided. 
Naomi Circle November meeting will be held Wednesday, November 14th at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our Topic will be “Legacy for Life!”, found on page 16 of the Fall Quarterly. 


Education: If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt 

Members of Trinity are encouraged to join Preschool Chapel (Pastor Time) on Thursdays at 9:45AM and 1:45PM. 

BOOKTALK --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO. Join us this week as we discuss great books such as ‘Martin Luther: Preacher of the Cross’ by John Pless and ‘A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End of Times' by Kim Riddlebarger. Weekdays 2:30-3:00PM CST. Find it at and follow us on Facebook at 

REAL REFORMATION RADIO...You can listen to Lutheran experts discussing topics like: The Liturgy of Holy Matrimony, Good Works, The Christ-Centered Life, Daniel in the Lion's Den, Century Christian Emperor Justinian and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. You can listen on-demand at 

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; LaVern Otte (Brother-in Law of Janice Nook); Maggie Dory;

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

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; Danna Rains;

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;