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Announcements - THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (APRIL 29, 2012)

posted Apr 30, 2012, 5:51 AM by Jonathan Watt

Witness

THE FAITH ONCE FOR ALL DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen to teachings on subjects like: St. Philip & St. James, 4th Century Bishop of Alexandria Athanasius, 16th Century Lutheran Ruler Frederick the Wise, 19th Century Lutheran Missionary Friedrich Wyneken and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org. 

Why do we open up the Baptismal Font during Holy Communion? Simple, to remind you of your Baptism. Through it you were made God's child. You were marked with "the sign of the cross both upon your forehead and upon your heart, to mark you as one redeemed by Christ the Crucified." If you wish you can dip your fingers in the water and remember your baptism by retracing the cross on your forehead. 


Mercy

Building Healthy Families: In the 1960s and 70s, parents complained because the music blaring from their teenager’s room was too loud. Today, parents can’t hear it at all, thanks to ear buds. Today, the average child gets about 21 minutes per day of primary attention from their parents, but spends 10.25 hours per day with the internet and/or TV. Do you know what your kids are listening to and watching? You should! Take note of 1 Peter 5:8 and monitor your child’s use of technology: “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515-251-4900) 

If you know of someone who needs help after the tornado please use the blue Christian Care distribution request forms found on the Narthex table. The completed forms should be given to Pastor Watt. 

Life Quote: “A mother need never fear children that seem inconvenient or strip her of her ‘freedom.’ Like Jesus, she can welcome a little child (Mark 10:14). And, when a mother grieves because she aborted her child in a moment of fear, she can look to Jesus the Savior who hears her cry of repentance and welcomes her into His waiting and forgiving arms. In Jesus, she is free to love and defend the blessing of life.” Linda D. Bartlett, www.titu2-4life.org – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · www.lutheransforlife.org 

Please give to the Christian Care fund for Tornado Relief. Use the envelopes on the narthex table (Thanksgiving, or Designated funds). 

Please use the Signup Sheet on the Narthex table to help with donation distribution at the stage distribution center. We will be operating the center until at least May 4. 

Trinity has received a grant from LCMS World Relief and Human Care. The Christian Care Committee and the Mission Board will be distributing the funds as indicated in the Grant. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! 


Life Together

Community Prayer Service: There will be an ecumenical prayer service tonight (April 29) at the McKinley Park bandshell at 6:00pm, coordinated by the Union County Ministerial Alliance. This service will give us a chance to gather as a community to pray for those affected by the tornado and give thanks for the volunteer work and recovery efforts from people both near and far. A special offering will be collected and donations will go to the Crisis Fund to continue helping those in need in our community. The needs continue to increase in the wake of the storm! 

Now receive daily news eMail from Trinity! 1. Goto the church web page http://www.TrinityCreston.org; 2. Click on "Subscribe to Daily eMail News Update" (Right below the weather box) 3. Enter you eMail address in blank box next to the mailbox. 4. Click on "Submit Query"; Now every day there's news you'll receive an email. 

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.  There will be a reception following church on Sunday after confirmation and refreshments on Wednesday after Questioning.

If you wish to provide flowers for the altar please eMail flowers@TrinityCreston.org and/or use the Altar Flower sheet in the signup book on the Narthex table (be sure to notify pastor in writing, a pad is provided on the narthex table). The altar flower schedule can be found on the church web page. Look for "Altar Flowers" in the main menu or navigate to http://www.TrinityCreston.org/altar-flowers 

Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning at McDonalds. 

Join the Board of Education in recognizing our Sunday School staff with a potluck "brunch" on Sunday May 20th following worship service. There will be no bible class on this day so bring a breakfast/brunch dish to share as we begin our fellowship immediately following church. 

Rachel Circle will meet Tuesday May 1 at7pm at the home of Maggie Dory--1404 Clayton Rd. 

Trinity Lutheran Church news can be found on the church web page simply go to http://News.TrinityCreston.org 

You are invited to join Pastor Nour, a native of Israel, born in Nazareth to Journey to the Holy Land and Jordan for the spiritual experience of a lifetime October 22-November 4...walk where Jesus walked...where every page of the Bible comes alive...cruise the Sea of Galilee...climb the Mount of Olives and view the Old City of Jerusalem...visit Tabgha, scene of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes...the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount and where Jesus chose his Twelve Apostles...walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher...stroll in the Garden of Gethsemane...visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. What to expect: During this 13-day tour, you will experience the sounds, smells and sights of two civilizations the old and the new. You will stand at the cross roads of history and feel the vibrant influence of how this land shapes all other lands. We will do more than just visit sights. We will go off the beaten path and have personal and daily devotions. The Bible will be our map and guide. Experience Israel–a place like no other. Please join him this pilgrimage. The price is $3980.00 and includes air fair from Minneapolis to Tel Aviv and back to Minneapolis, hotel accommodations (for double occupancy) tips, entry fees and all meals. Contact Pastor Nour at Redeemer Lutheran Church, P. O. Box, 158, Armour, SD 57313 (605)724-2489 redeemarmour@unitelsd.com

This Week at Trinity

Sun Apr 29            8:00am            Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                9:30am            Divine Service

                                11:00am         Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                                6:30pm            Community Prayer Service

                                                          McKinnley Park, Bandshell, Creston, IA

Mon Apr 30          Pastor's Day Off

Tue May 1            6:30am            Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                1:30pm            Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast

                                                          www.PirateChristianaRadio.com

                                7:00pm            Rachel Circle

Wed May 2           6:00pm            Confirmation Pizza Party

                                7:30pm            Questioning

                                8:00pm            Board of Elders (FH) 

Sat May 5             9:00am            Dealing with Disaster Seminar with LFS

                                                          Trinity fellowship hall

Sun May 6            Confirmation

                                8:00am            Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                9:30am            Divine Service

                                11:00am         Sunday School Teacher's Recognition Pot Luck Brunch.

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Frances Bird; 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);

Illness, Injury, Surgery or Recovering: Chuck Lang;

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

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