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posted Aug 9, 2013, 2:14 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Aug 11

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service (HC)

Mon Aug 12

  • Pastor's Day Off 

Tue Aug 13

  • 6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 
  • 5:30pm Habitat for Humanity of Union Co. Board Meeting 
  • 6:30pm Preschool Board 

Wed Aug 14

  • 7:30pm Church Council Meeting (FH) 

Thu Aug 15

  • 4:00pm Community Family-A-Fair Event

Sun Aug 18

  • Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank 
  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 
  • 9:30am Divine Service


Family-A– Fair

 Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Open to the public.

Something for everyone.

Please check the sign up sheets in the Narthex for ways you can participate in this exciting event.

We invite the members of Trinity to stroll through the many booths, enjoy refreshments, face painting, ladder ball, bean bag toss, pavement tic-tac-toe, exercise, entertainment and many more family oriented events.

 Rally  Day and Fall Picnic

Join us for a day of fun and fellowship. We will celebrate all of our education programs at Trinity and Kick off our Sunday School Programs.

August 25, 2013

               10:30 am Outdoor Worship Service

(Weather Permitting)

11:30 am Rally Day Picnic, Games,

Fun and Food

Bring a dish to share, table service and drinks.


Attendance Report

Sunday, August  4, 2013  - 93

 Sun Aug 11

  • Pianist: Carla Roghair             
  • Elder: Jim Hagen 
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Brown
  • Ushers: Jim Hagen, Mike Lang, Dean Hadley, Troy Peterson
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Altar: Becky Hagen, Carla Roghair

 Sun Aug 18

  • Organist: Sharon Ecklund                 
  • Elder: Jim Hagen 
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Brown
  • Ushers: Jim Hagen, Mike Lang, Dean Hadley, Troy Peterson
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Altar: Becky Hagen, Carla Roghair


EDUCATION & EDIFICATION...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week's topics include: Baptism, Jesus' Mother Mary, Isaiah the Prophet, 17th Century Lutheran Theologian Johann Gerhard, Jesus on the Road to Emmaus and more. You can listen at your convenience at

Education: If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt

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.


 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

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 August 11 “God wanted you. So God made sure not to put that choice in your hands … In fact, God commanded you to be. In the exact cadence of His words at the beginning of Creation, God said: ‘Let there be Abigail. Let there be Ramon. Let there be Maya.’ And it was so … And the Lord guided you into life.” Pastor Gary Blobaum, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oregon, Illinois – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

Please remember to bring a few items for the Creston food bank next week. The mission board has designate the third Sunday of every month as 'Caring for Your Neighbor' Sunday.

Looking for a way to serve our congregation or the many organizations of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, please contact Pastor Watt. There are many organizations that  and conferences held within the Lutheran church that may be of interest to you.

 Life Together

 Thursday, August 15, 2013 4:00—8:00 Community Family-A-Fair Volunteers are still needed. Please see the  sign-up book in the Narthex.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 Rally Day and Fall Picnic Volunteers are needed to help with this event. If interested please contact Deb Meltzer.

All confirmation students (5th through 8th Grade) are expected to participate as Acolytes. Acolytes have the very important task of lighting the candles each time the congregation gathers for worship. Candles are important for worship as they remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. They also remind us that he is present in our worship in a very special way. He comes to us in Word and Sacrament for the forgiveness of our sins. Acolyte training will begin at about 7:00pm on August 21st in the church sanctuary.

Confirmation Classes Begin: Confirmation classes at Trinity include all children 5th through 8th grade. We will begin meeting every Wednesday on August 28th, at 6:00pm. Phil Wardenburg will again be teaching the 5th and 6th graders and Pastor Watt will be teaching 7th and 8th grade. There will be a parent information meeting on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:00pm. We will be discussing class expectations and the education schedule for the coming school year.

We will now be serving a light lunch at all voters meetings as requested by members of the voter's assembly. Please contact the congregational president to volunteer to be the host.


Birth: Mia Nicole (baby girl, Aug 1) to Shane (Joy Brown's Son) and Chelsey Page;

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis (Friend of Miztie Cellen); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener); Mike Rollings;

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

IIS&R: Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a kidney transplant; Ethan Bulgrin (great nephew of Maggie Dory); Jeanne Herzberg; Opal Niece; John Wolfe;

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); 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;

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;