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February 20, 2011; Seventh Sunday after The Epiphany;

posted Feb 18, 2011, 10:37 AM by Pastor Trinity


Adult Bible Class Today: More on "What the Bible says About the Church" Join us at 10:30am after some fellowship in the fellowship hall.

Adult Confirmation Classes Continue This Thursday, 7pm and every week until April 7 in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great opportunity for Trinity members to renew their understanding of the Christian faith. Even if you can attend only a few class periods you will re-learn a lot. Please talk to pastor Watt if your are able to attend. 

Mission U Workshop at Immanuel Greenfield March 26, 9am-2pm: Please accept our invitation to join us for a district-wide evangelism outreach workshop here at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield. The workshop will occur here at church on Saturday, March 26th, 2011. We will meet from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. This special workshop will employ the new "Mission U" program recently developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries. A speaker from LHM will lead us through the workshop. To learn more about the Mission U program, please visit our congregational website at and watch the video clip that has been posted. Immanuel Lutheran Church is located on Highway 25 and Dodge St. in Greenfield. The workshop is available for your pastor and for all members of your congregation. Encourage your members to come. We can handle a large group here at Immanuel. Lunch will be served during the workshop. No cost is involved for this workshop other than a small amount for the lunch. Please RSVP me at and let me know how many are coming from your congregation so we can begin planning. 

Continuing Christian Education! Law and Gospel. Please plan to attend worship services, Sunday School and an afternoon Seminar on Sunday March 27, 2011 given by Pastor Tom Baker from Concordia Mission Society. Pastor Baker is an expert in the application of Law and Gospel a very Lutheran way to understand Holy Scripture. Please join us for a day of congregational education. 

WHERE DOCTRINE IS LIFE... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Topics include: The Faith of Abraham Lincoln & George Washington, Mrs. Isaiah, Predestination, Saint Polycarp and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at 


A BENEFIT for the Mike Hall family (family of the convience store clerk killed by a gunman in Algona, members of Pastor Watt's former congregation)is being planned for Sunday February 20th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Burt Complex. A meal and bake sale is planned for this event. If anyone would be interested in baking items for the bake sale portion or would be interested in helping work at this benefit, please contact Debra Steven - or 515-320-5010, Doris Blocker 515-889-2702 or Sarah Reinhart at 515-889-2953. Matching funds from Thrivent are being applied for. Monetary donations can be made to the Mike Hall family benefit and sent to the Security State bank at any of the three locations, Burt, Algona or LuVerne. 


Building Healthy Families: Paul records in the Book of Acts: “Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. The islanders showed us unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.” This is National Random Acts of Kindness Week. How might you give witness to the faith that is in you by doing something “unusually kind”, in Jesus name, for someone else this week? Shovel your neighbor’s snow, pay for the order of the car behind you in the drive through, send flowers to someone who lives alone…be creative and have fun! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 

Haiti: One Year: Orphan Grain Train is requesting blankets, quilts and other bedding to help with the great need that still remains in Haiti and orphanages Kyrganzstan. Please bring your extras to the church or ship them to Orphan Grain Train Warehouse, 601 W. Phillip Ave. Norfolk, NE 68701. For more information please contact any member of the Board of Missions or Waunita Watt. or (605)579-0006. 

Life Thoughts for the Church Year. The “love your neighbor” thing is not good enough for Jesus. “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). Loving and praying for enemies and persecutors may not turn them into neighbors, but it sure makes you a good one—“sons of your Father who is in heaven” (6:45). That makes Jesus—who loved you while you were His enemy—your brother! Even enemies of Christ and enemies of life need to be loved and prayed for.

Life Together

Check your church mailboxes. They have been re-labeled. If you don't have a box please let pastor Watt know. 

Rachel Circle will meet at the home of Cindy Nelson on Tuesday, March 1. If you would like to carpool, meet at the church around 6:45pm. 

Join us for Game Day, February 27, 11:30am-(when the fun is done!). This is not a potluck. Pizza and drinks will be provided through Thrivant funds to help sponsor this time of fellowship. The Board of Education will bring dessert. We encourage the entire family to attend and bring the fun! Some board games will be provided but feel free to bring your favorite! 

Support your local Boy Scout Troop! Troop 129 Soup/Pie Supper on February 21st from 5:30PM to 7:00PM with a free will offering being taken. 

Iowa District West has an immediate opening for a secretarial position. Candidates must be self-motivated, team-oriented, dependable, attentive to detail, a skilled communicator, supportive of the organization’s mission, knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and willing to learn additional software. Salary dependent upon experience. Contact Roger Curtis for an application ( or 515.576.7666). Hours would be 30-35 per week with benefits. Submit resume and application by March 1 to Iowa District West, 409 Kenyon Rd, Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. 

LUTHERAN WITNESS: The yearly subscription for of the Lutheran Witness will be due at the end of February. All subscriptions will stay the same unless you wish to cancel it or have a change of address. Cost for the year is $21.00 and includes the Iowa District West Insert in the middle. There will be 11 issues with June/July issue combined. 

Pastor Watt's good friend Pastor Nabil Nour (born and raised in Bethlehem) is leading a tour to the Holy Land this fall (no pastor Watt isn't going!). The all inclusive cost for the 11 day tour is $3,698. Pastor Nour's personal familiarity with Israel makes this a one-of-a-kind opportunity. There are brochures on the narthex table. If you are interested talk to Pastor Watt or Pastor Nour at Redeemer Lutheran Church P.O. Box 158 Armour, SD 57313-0158 (605) 724-2489 (ofc) (605) 724-2722 (hm) 

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This Week at Trinity

Sun Feb 20  Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany (G)

                    9am         Divine Service

                    10:30am  Sunday School / Bible Class

                    5pm        Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                    6pm        Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                    7pm        Youth Group - Youth Room

Mon Feb 21 12pm      Sowing Campus Ministry Opportunities

                                    Memorial Lutheran Church • Ames, Iowa

Tue Feb 22   8am         Sowing Campus Ministry Opportunities

                    6:30am    Early Risers (McDonalds)

                    1:30pm   Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                    7pm        Ladies Reading Group - A Little Book of Joy (FH)

Wed Feb 23 Polycarp of Smyrna, Pastor and Martyr

                    6pm        Confirmation Class

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

                    7:30pm   Board of Trustees (FH)

                    7:30pm   Board of Education

Thu Feb 24  St. Matthias, Apostle (R)

                    7pm        Adult Confirmation Class

Sun Feb 27  Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany (G)

                    Iowa District West Pastoral Conference Begins (Fort Dodge)

                    9am         Divine Service with Holy Communion

                    10:30am  Sunday School / Bible Class

                    11:30am  Family Game Fellowship! Pizza Provided!

                    5pm        Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                    6pm        Divine Service (First Lutheran)



Serving This Week

Sun Feb 20     Finance: Jim and Cindy Nelson, Eric and Jeanna Eklund

             Altar: Mike and Janette Lang, Bev Braymen

             Ushers: Jeff Kruse, Kevin Kruse, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

             Acolytes: Alexandra Bird, Kessler Tomas

             Elder: Phil Wardenburg

Sun Feb 27     Finance: Jim and Cindy Nelson, Eric and Jeanna Eklund

             Altar: Mike and Janette Lang, Bev Braymen

             Ushers: Jeff Kruse, Kevin Kruse, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

             Elder: Phil Wardenburg

             Acolytes: Jacy Eklund, Hannah Watt

In Your Prayers

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

Condolences: Leona Brown (Anita Wardenburg's Grandmother)

Illness, Injury, Surgery & Recovering: Connie Bader (Pastors Watt's Cousin); Greg Boros (husband of Melody Stoner's Niece), Recieved Transplant on Thanksgiving; Jessica Marquardt (Neice of Marti Williams); Joel Herzberg; Kaylee Hoepker; Kristin Cook, Suffering from MS; Rev. Blake Rickbile, Trinity Hewit, MN (Deb Meltzer's former Pastor); Samantha Stoll; Tommie Stoner;

Cancer: Amy Roan; Betty Crouse; Carol Henning; Curley (David) Stream; Don Sychra; Dorothy Decker; Ray Nuzum; Roberta Lowery (Phil Wardenburg's Sister); Robin Kemp; Shelly Cabbage (Friend of Phil and Anita Wardenburg);

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene and Dorothy Cook) Afghanistan; Eric Green; (Husband of Beth Green nee Stoner)Afganistan; Isaac Herrera (Husband of Angelina Herrera); Joe Brown (Grandson of Ellen Brown), Afganistan;

Thanksgiving for Safe Return: Sandra Hoogland (wife of Carla Roghair's brother), Returning from Iraq;

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

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