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Announcements - THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER (MAY 13, 2012)

posted May 10, 2012, 9:13 AM by Jonathan Watt
If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt 

SACRAMENTAL, HISTORICAL, LITURGICAL...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: The Ascension Hymn "Up Through Endless Ranks of Angels," Answering Objections to Christ's Resurrection, Handel's Messiah, The Resurrection According to Luke's Gospel and more. You can listen on-demand at 
The new church sign has been ordered. It will take a couple of months to arrive. If you would like to make a donation to offset the cost of the sign please mark your envelope "Church Sign". Thank You. Gene Cook, Committee Chair. 
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. 
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. 
Life Quote: “Thank God for His gift of Christian motherhood, because those who have been blessed through it enjoy priceless spiritual treasures and are given the privilege of serving the Lord in His kingdom.” Rev. Mark Gullerud, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bowdle, South Dakota – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •

Please give to the Christian Care fund for Tornado Relief. Use the envelopes on the narthex table (Thanksgiving, or Designated funds).
Please remember to bring a few items for the Creston food bank every week. The mission board has is designating every week as 'Caring for Your Neighbor' Sunday for tornado relief.

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!

Building Healthy Families:  Mothers have been honored for many years for their commitment to their families. Since its inception as a national holiday in 1914, Mother’s Day has grown into a large, commercialized event. In fact, Mother’s Day is the third largest card-sending holiday to date. However you choose to recognize this special day, let all of the mothers in your life know how much they are loved and cherished!  Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900
Life Together
Don’t forget fill out your attendance cards. Please don't forget to put the date on the card. Put the name of all in attendance on the front and all those taking communion on the back. 

Bulletin Announcement pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Bulletin Announcements" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested announcements will not be repeated. 

ELDER TRAINING EVENT with President Paul Sieveking Saturday, June 2, 2012 — 9 am-1 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3223 University Avenue, Des Moines. All men of LCMS congregations are invited to join us for President Sieveking’s Bible study entitled "What Makes an Elder?" Please RSVP to Trinity at 515-279-3609.  Please speak to Gene Cook to carpool.

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. 
There will be a Sunday School Teacher's Recognition Pot Luck Brunch on May 20 following Sunday Divine Service 11:00am. Please join us in recognizing this important work! 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. 

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 May 13    Mother's Day
     8:00am    Divine Service (First Lutheran) 
     9:30am    Divine Service (HC)
     11:00am    Sunday School Adult Bible Class 
Mon May 14    Pastor's Day Off
Tue May 15    6:30am    Early Risers (McDonalds) 
     9:00am    Handy Helpers (FH) 
     1:30pm    Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast
Wed May 16    9:30am    Circuit Winkle - Immanuel, Clarinda
     7:30pm    Board of Missions (FH)
Thu May 17    6pm    Preschool Graduation
Sun May 20    8:00am    Divine Service (First Lutheran) 
     9:30am    Divine Service
     11:00am    Sunday Brunch for Volunteers (FH)
    5pm    Pastor Leaves for Camp Okiboji (Continuing Education)

Sun May 13
    Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman
    Elder: Jim Hagen
    Altar: Tom & Bev Braymen
    Acolytes: Caitlyn Bargstad, Ben Bargstadt
    Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair
Sun May 20
    Acolytes: Ashley Bargstadt, Cassidy Riley
    Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman
    Elder: Jim Hagen
    Altar: Tom & Bev Braymen
    Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair