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26th Sunday After Pentecost ANNOUNCEMENTS November 17, 2013

posted Nov 15, 2013, 2:18 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

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
  • 11:30am Voter's Meeting (Elections / Budget)
  • 6:30 Jr/Sr. Youth Bible Study/Games 

Mon Nov 18      Pastor's Day Off 

Tue Nov 19

  • 6:30am Early Risers (Fellowship Hall) 
  • 9:00am Handy Helpers (Quilting) 

Wed Nov 20

  • 9:30am Circuit Winkle
    • Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Clarinda, IA
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class 

Thu Nov 21

  • 12:00pm Ministerial Alliance
  •  6:30pm Endowment Update Committee

Fri Nov 22 IDW Youth Gathering Des Moines, IA

Sat Nov 23 IDW Youth Gathering Des Moines, IA

Sun Nov 24 IDW Youth Gathering Des Moines, IA

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

 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  November 10,2013

  • Sunday Worship  94, C-89
  • Sunday School 11,
  • Adult Bible Class 16
  • Teachers Meeting 5

 Thank you Thrivent !

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

Thank you

Thanks to the members of Trinity for all the get well and well wishing cards. Also the offer to help in anyway and for the phone calls. The many words of Christian encouragement were a real comfort to us. We ask that you join us in giving thanks for the recovery. God is Good!

In Christian Love

Walt and Nelda Herzberg

 Serving At Trinity

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 
  • Pianist: Julie Lang     

Sun Nov 24

  • Elder: Karl Peterson
  • Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers
  • Altar: Jean Stoll, Marti Williams, Radine Ward
  • Acolytes: Shady, Logan;Riley, Cassidy
  • Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler
  • Pianist: Carla Roghair



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 Life Together


Handy Helpers quilting meet this Tuesday and the third Tuesday of every month thru April.

Hanging of the Greens will be Sunday, December 8th, following Sunday School and Bible Class. All members of Trinity are invited to help. We will have a potluck brunch, followed by decorating our Lord’s House for the Christmas Season. The Greens will be removed Sunday, January 5th after School and Bible Class.

Following worship services in Mount Ayr on Sunday, November 24th we will put the Advent decorations up in the sanctuary. We will have a brunch just prior. If you would like to provide a food item please let Theola or Vicki know.

The parents of the Mount Ayr Head Start students will meet in our fellowship hall from Tuesday, November 19th 5-7 p.m. First Lutheran will provide a light meal. Please let Theola or Vicki know if you would be able to providing a desert or could help serve. 

 JR/SR Youth Schedule

Guests are always Welcome!

  • Nov 17th Bible Study/Games 6:30 pm Fellowship Hall

Continue with study of  Apologetics/Plan for Caroling; Snacks will be provided. Bring your own drink.

  • Nov 22-24th Iowa District Youth Gathering DSM (SR)
  • Dec 15th Caroling/Bible Study
  • Jan 19th Sledding/Bible Study
  • Feb 14th Valentines Dinner
  • Mar 9th Lock-In Overnight Activities/Bible Study
  • Apr. 14th Bible Study/Games
  • May 4th Bible Study/Games
  • Leaders: Deanna and Troy Petersen; Jennifer and Tim Fogelsong; Joy and Dennis Brown.

 Help, Serve, Get involved

Trinity Lutheran


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:

  • Sun Dec 15:Christmas Program 1:15pm—4:00pm
  • Sun Jan 26: Lutheran Schools Week Congregational Concert 9am—11am.
  • Sun Feb 16: Father’s Night 5:45pm—8:30pm
  • Sun Apr 13: Mother’s Tea Party; 5:45pm—8:30pm
  • Wed May 28: Graduation 4:00pm-9pm.

Please sign up in the book on the Narthex table on the page labeled “Preschool Event Help”


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;