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Announcments 9-5-2010

posted Sep 3, 2010, 2:38 PM by Pastor Trinity

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (2010); Deuteronomy 30:15–20, Philemon 1–21, Luke 14:25–35; Christ Jesus Has Paid the Cost of Discipleship for You: A disciple of Jesus Christ will “carry his own cross” (Luke 14:27) and follow the Lord through death into life. Discipleship is costly because it crucifies the old man with “all his own possessions” (Luke 14:33), in order to raise up the new man in Christ. The disciple disavows “his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life” (Luke 14:26), in deference to Christ. That way of the cross is impossible, except that Christ Jesus has already paid the cost. His cross is set before you as “life and prosperity, and death and adversity” (Deut. 30:15). Taking up His cross is to “choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him” (Deut. 30:19–20). To live that life in Christ is also to bear His cross in love, “that your goodness should not be as it were by compulsion, but of your own free will” (Philemon 14).

You Are Cordially Invited to a Service of Installation for Rev. Matthew Carl Harrison, President The Vice Presidents, and Other Officers, Boards and Commissions of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Saturday, September 11, 2010 | 10 a.m. (CT) The Chapel of Saint Timothy and Saint Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary 801 Seminary Place St. Louis, Missouri 63105 Lunch and festivities immediately following on the seminary campus. 

Adult Bible Class today we continue our study of Paul's letter to the Galatians.  Join us after fellowship in the fellowship hall 10:30am.

Naomi Circle will meet Wednesday, September 8 at 1:30 p.m in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be "Unplugging: Real Rest for the 21st Century" found on page 20 of the Summer Quarterly. Please join us for Bible Study and fellowship.

Law & Gospel LifeLight Bible Studies This fall our study will be a recently released course focused on “Law & Gospel.” We read from The Gospel of John, Chapter 1, verse 17: “For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” Our LifeLight study this fall centers around Law & Gospel. Please join with your brothers and sisters in Christ as we study together to gain insight on God’s Word and Promises. Discover new insights and rediscover old ones as you open the Scriptures and dig deep into them. LifeLight is an exciting exploration of the Bible! As we study God’s Word, LifeLight examines Bible words and phrases, provides background information on culture and historic events, and provides numerous opportunities for Christians to apply the Bible to their lives today. This in-depth Bible study combines four elements: - individual daily home study - discussion in a small group - a lecture presentation - a review sheet of the week’s study LifeLight encourages a level of commitment that will bring participants to each of the nine weekly classes having read the assignments and attempted to answer the study questions (this daily reading and study will take 15 to 30 minutes per day for five days). · Our study of the Law & Gospel will begin Monday evening, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday afternoon, September 21 at 1:30 p.m. Mike Lang will lead both classes, which will be the same. For more information, please talk to Mike or Janette, 782-7922. Let us know if you wish to participate, so we can give you the lesson materials before the first class meeting. God comes to us in His Word, and through the Word God brings us to and keeps us in saving faith. Please join us.

Attention Ladies! --Trinity will host the fall LWML Rally in October. Please check the narthex table for some general information initial ideas for the rally. We need your help so watch for more details to come!!

The LWML fall rally activity will be to make nativity story books to give to missionaries to distribute. We are in need of just the front of Christmas cards that show the nativity scene. There is a box so marked in the entry.

The LWML mission service project for this fall is to collect NEW undergarments to be delivered to Hope Ministries in Des Moines. These items are the most requested item of homeless people. All adult and children sizes are needed. Please place them in the laundry basket in the entry.

Pastor wants to update the computer with your confirmation verses. If you know your verse please send it to Pastor Watt via eMail or write it on a card and put it in his mailbox.

Camp Okiboji: There is still room at the following retreats at Camp Okiboji. Saints Alive Retreat for people 65 and older, which is August 20-22, 2010; Boomers and Beyond Retreat, Ages 50 and over, September 24-26, 2010; You can find brochures on the narthex table.

THANK YOU to everyone who brought washcloths for the VBS mission project. Over 350 were collected and will be shipped to handicapped children overseas.

WHERE CHRISTIANITY MEETS CULTURE...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. Topics include: Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" Rally, Cohabitation, School Prayer, Pastoral Advice for College Students & Their Parents and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at

Hymnal in Every Home: Since the arrival of Lutheran Service Book in August of 2006, over 1,000,000 copies have been sold. Celebrate the overwhelming reception of Lutheran Service Book in our churches by taking the hymnal home. Far more than a book for use only on Sunday mornings, the hymnal is full of rites, prayers, hymns, and other resources for use in our daily lives. Read what A Guide for Introducing Lutheran Service Book has to say about the hymnal as prayer book: “Here one finds words of Holy Scripture and even the Small Catechism, to be sure. But it is in the familiar words of the services and in the rich poetry of the hymns that the hymnal demonstrates its unique contribution to the formation of the faithful. If the Bible is the source of our knowledge about God and his works, and the catechism is the roadmap that guides us to the essentials in God’s Word, then the hymnal supplies us with the poetry of the faith. Here the Word of God and its teachings appear as verse wedded to melody, penetrating the heart and delighting the soul. Long before children have learned to read, they have sung. And as the elderly approach their twilight years, the melodies and texts of the church’s song are still recalled, even if their eyesight has faded and their fingers are no longer nimble enough to turn a page. From cradle to grave, the church’s song gives voice to the heartfelt cries and joyful strains of God’s children.” (page 55)

Building Healthy Families: Growing older is accompanied by both joys and challenges. If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty with life transitions associated with aging, take time to memorize and reflect on this verse: “Even to your old age I am he, even when you turn gray I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.” (Isaiah 46:4) And know that you do not walk this path alone. LFS counselors are available to help. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900

Large Print Bulletins are available please see ushers

Volunteers this Week (and Next).

Sun Sep 5

    Acolytes: Reagan Brown, Cassidy Riley                                                                                                                               Organist: Sharon Eklund

    Finance: Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman                                                                                                                 Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

    Elder: Randy Roghair                                                                                                                                                                                                           

    Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair

Sun Sep 12

    Organist: Janette Lang                                                                                                                                  Acolytes: Alexandra Bird, Kolby Tomas

    Finance: Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman                                                                                                                 Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

    Elder: Randy Roghair

                Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair

In Your Prayers

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jebes, Jefrey our Sponsored orphans;

Illness, Injury, Surgery or Recovering: Bob Rassmussen; Greg Boros (husband of Melody Stoner's Niece), Heart Transplant; Jessica Marquardt (Neice of Marti Williams); Joel Herzberg; Kaylee Hoepker; Kristin Cook, Suffering from MS; Morgan Magers; Pastor Blake Rickbile, Trinity Hewit, MN (Deb Meltzer's former Pastor); Tommie Stoner;

Suffering from Cancer: Amy Roan; Carol Henning; Don Sychra; Joel Osborne (Dane Wardenburg's Coach); Lee Decker; Rachel Stoker (former member of Trinity); Roberta Lowery (Phil Wardenburg's Sister); Robin Kemp; Shelly Cabbage (Friend of Phil and Anita Wardenburg);

Serving in the Military: Carl Green , Grand Nephew of Gene and Dorothy Cook; (Afghanistan); Joe Brown (Afganistan); Sandra Hoogland, wife of Carla Roghair's brother. (Iraq);

Missions: Dr. Oliver (Seminary in Taiwan); Ivan, Jennifer Rasch, Nigeria; Rev. Daniel Vogel (Hispanic in Dennison); Rev. Dennis Konkel (Deaf in Des Moines);

In Prison: Nate Brus;

Shut-ins: Lonny Riley, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;

Synod: New LCMS President, Matt Harrison (Installed 9/11) took office 9/1.

Thanksgiving: Mark Burgess (Deb Melzer's Brother-in-Law) and Dee Ann Stultz, in remission;

This Week at Trinity

Sun Sep 5                        Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 18 (G)

                                          [C] Zacharias and Elizabeth

                                          9am                          Divine Service

                                          10:30am                 Sunday School / Bible Class

Mon Sep 6                      Labor Day / Pastor’s Day off

                                          9am                          Confessions Reading Group

Tue Sep 7                        6:30am                    Early Risers (HyVee)

                                          1:30pm                    Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                                          7pm                          Rachel Circle

                                          8:30pm                    Preschool begins!

Wed Sep 8                       1:30pm                    Naomi Circle (FH)

                                          6pm                          Confirmation Class

                                          7:30pm                    Church Council Meeting (FH)

Sat Sep 11                       Patriot Day / Concordia Publishing House founded (1869)

10am                       Service of Installation for Rev. Matthew Carl Harrison, President The Vice Presidents, and Other Officers, Boards and Commissions

Sun Sep 12                      Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 19 (G)

                                          9am                          Divine Service with Holy Communion

                                          10:30am                 Sunday School / Bible Class

                                          11am                       Service at Mouth Ayr - Mouth Ayr