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Announcements - THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (APRIL 15, 2012)

posted Apr 12, 2012, 1:59 PM by Jonathan Watt

Acts 4:32–35; 1 John 1:1—2:2; John 20:19–31: The Risen Christ Breathes His Peace in the Holy Absolution: The crucified and risen Lord Jesus appeared to His Apostles on the first Easter Sunday. He “came and stood among them,” and with His Word and the wounds in “His hands and His side” He granted them His peace (John 20:19–20). He sent them as ministers of the Gospel in His name to bestow the life-giving Holy Spirit for us and for His whole Church through the forgiveness of sins (John 20:21–23). Through this apostolic ministry He calls us to believe that He “is the Christ, the Son of God,” so that by such faith we “may have life in His name” (John 20:31). The Apostles “have seen and heard” this divine life manifested in the flesh of Christ, and those who succeed them in this apostolic ministry now proclaim that same Absolution to us, so that we “too may have fellowship” with the risen Christ, with the Apostles, and “with one another” (1 John 1:1–7). The one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church lives by “their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,” and all who believe this Word are “of one heart and soul,” because in Him they truly have “everything in common” (Acts 4:32–33).


TALK RADIO FOR THE EASTER SEASON...You can listen to teachings on subjects like: Jesus Appears to His Disciples, The Annunciation of Our Lord, Paul's First Missionary Journey, 11th Century Theologian Anselm of Canterbury and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen at your convenience at 


Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office.Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or 

Building Healthy Families: Are you living with a person who is depressed? Getting help for a depressed person can be difficult. Depression, by its very nature, saps energy and crushes hope for ever feeling better. It involves negative and pessimistic thinking, so the depressed person may resist help and believe it is pointless. If your loved one won’t agree to talk to pastor or an LFS counselor, start with your medical doctor. Go to the appointment with him to fully describe his symptoms. Too often depression goes un-treated, which is a shame because it is highly treatable. You don’t have to continue to feel this bad. Call your closest LFS counselor to talk about ideas for helping. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515-251-4900) 

Life Quote: “[U]ntil we pass onto the next life in which we will be perfectly united with Jesus, we will need to continue to rely on our Good Shepherd to help us when the going gets tough. The 23rd Psalm assures us that we can trust Him to provide us with the strength to endure the toughest of circumstances. He comforts us and gives us hope as we experience God’s generous provision.” Rev. Richard Mau, Face to Face radio program (Australia) – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Life Together

Attendance Report: Holy Week: Th: 62/55; Fr: 59; Easter: 7am: 96/69, 89/70

A big thank you from the Board of Education to everyone who helped with the Advent and Lenten meals for the youth.  Whether you brought food or helped with serving or clean up, it was all appreciated very much! 

It's not too early to start thinking about how you might help with the year's VBS--"The Amazing Desert Journey" which will be held July 29-Aug. 2.  More details to come!

I would like to thank all of my Trinity family for the cards, hugs, prayers, shared tears, and comforting words that you shared during my dad's brief hospitalization and death.  I appreciate them more than you can know.  My family and I are so blessed to be part of this wonderful family in Christ! ~Julie Lang

Calendar Corrections! Please note that Naomi Circle was left off of the calendar this month. Please make these updates to your copy!! Naomi Circle Wednesday April 11 at 1:30pm AND there will be no Communion on April 29th but we will have Holy Communion on the April 22. 

Please NOTE! Confirmation is May 6th not May 5th as previously printed in the bulletin. 

LWML Zone Rally Today! Mt. Calvary, Villisca. April 15, 2:30pm. $3 Registration $3 Meal; Speaker is Young Woman Rep, Kay Kaiser from Glenwood. She will be speaking about the upcoming convention in Peoria Ill. 

Yes! We are now "BLUE"threns: The official color of the LCMS cross has changed from Maroon to Blue.  For more information go to

Trinity Lutheran Church is on Social Media! Follow Trinity on Twitter: Become a fan on Facebook: Don't forget Trinity's Web page at 

Check out the updated Trinity Facebook page. It is in the new timeline format. Become a fan. Keep informed about what's going on at your church. 

Confirmation is Coming! Mark your calendars for May 2 and May 6. The 2nd at 7pm is Questioning. Please come and hear and support Ashley and Reagan confess their faith in public. See what they've learned. Then on the following Sunday (5th) they'll be confirmed. It is an important day for them and us. Support these young members of our congregation by your attendance at BOTH events. 

Please say "Thank You" to Cathy Dryden for the new Trinity Banner! 

Thanks to Charlie Bowman for the updated hymn board. 

Prayer Request pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Prayer Requests" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested prayer request will be repeated for three (3) Sundays. 

Young men attending Iowa State University in the Fall of 2012: Beta Sigma Psi, the National Lutheran Fraternity, is offering three $1500 scholarships for Lutheran men attending ISU this fall. There is no obligation to join in order to be eligible. Please visit to apply online, and contact Beta Sigma Psi at or call at 515.259.0302 with any questions. 

This Week at Trinity

Sun Apr 15     Second Sunday of Easter

                       Caring for Your Neighbor        

                       8:00am      Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                       9:30am      Divine Service (HC)

                       11:00am    Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                       11:30am    Voter's Meeting

                       2:30pm      LWML Spring Rally, Villisca

Mon Apr 16   Pastor's Day Off

                       7:00pm      LifeLight Bible Study (FH)

Tue Apr 17     6:30am      Early Risers (McDonalds)

                       9:00am      Handy Helpers (FH)

                       1:30pm      Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                       1:30pm      LifeLight Bible Study

                       6:30pm      Preschool Board Meeting

Wed Apr 18   9:30am      Circuit Winkle - St. John, Hastings, Iowa

                       6:00pm      Jr. Confirmation Class

                       6:30pm      F.L.O.C.K.

                       7:30pm      Board of Missions (FH)

Sun Apr 22     Third Sunday of Easter

                       8:00am      Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                       9:30am      Divine Service (HC)

                       11:00am    Sunday School Adult Bible Class


Sun Apr 22                

Finance: Dennis Brown, Norm Schroeder

Altar: Mike & Janette Lang; Megan Schutt

Acolytes: Devon Peterson, Ben Bargstadt

Ushers: Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Norm Schroeder, Jack Quee

Elder: Jim Hagen

Sun Apr 29                

Finance: Dennis Brown, Norm Schroeder

Altar: Mike & Janette Lang; Megan Schutt

Acolytes: Cassidy Riley, Kessler Tomas

Ushers: Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Norm Schroeder, Jack Quee

Elder: Jim Hagen 

In Our Prayers

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

Cancer: Frances Bird; Jeanne Herzberg; Jerry Monday (coworker of Bryon Bilderback); Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz); Megan Anderson; Sheryl Peterson (Mother of Troy);

Condolences: Melissa Viers;

Hospice: Loretta Ferguson (Mother of Waunita Watt);

Recovering: Gene Cook;

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); Military: Michael Kaufman;

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;

Shutins: Frieda Porter, Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;