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February 27, 2011; Life Sunday (Observed);

posted Feb 24, 2011, 10:50 AM by Pastor Trinity


A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS OF AMERICAN EVANGELICALISM… Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio.  Topics include: The Transfiguration, Religion & Politics, Feminism, The Temptation of Jesus and more.  You can listen to what you want when you want at

In Adult Bible Class today we will continue our discussion about what the bible has to say about the church.  What is the Church?  Join us after fellowship in the fellowship hall (about 10:30am). 

Adult Education Classes this Thursday 7pm until April 7 in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great oppurtunity 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.

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 Sociey. 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.

Trinity Teacher's Meeting Next Sunday at 11:30am (following bible class) in the fellowship hall. They will be the first Sunday of every month.

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.

Me, a Pastor? Me a Deaconess? If you have found yourself asking this question, now is the time to do something about it! Rev. Steve Wagner of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is going to be at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1100 Market St. Carlisle, IA 50047 on Monday, March 28, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Come and explore the possibilities! Men of all ages are invited, as are their wives, fiancées, and parents. Women interested in the deaconess program are also invited, along with their families. Conferences are individual and informal. Reservations at (515)989-3841 or eMail Rev. Wagner at to alert him that you are coming, and feel free to call him on his cell at 260-449-0135 if you are having trouble locating him.



Life Thoughts for the Church Year. “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?” (Isaiah 49:15) I answer “Never!” and I believe that is the answer God implies here. The bond between a mother and her unborn baby is so strong and so intimate that when that bond is broken by misfortune or by choice, there is no forgetting. But even if such a forgetting could happen, God never forgets us—never! Even those who are trying to forget a terrible choice, through repentance and forgiveness in Christ, can find themselves engraved in the palms of God’s hands (49:16).

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.

Building Healthy Families: Here is some research you won’t want to hear: 9 out of 10 children between the ages of 8 and 16 have viewed pornography on the Internet, in most cases unintentionally and the adult pornography industry says traffic on their sites is 20-30% children. Even though you have good kids, it is not okay for them to have unlimited and unsupervised access to the internet in your home. Take action today to assure that your computer is safe. For help with creating a safe online environment, visit Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900


Life Together


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

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.

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

Lori Bradley, will soon be graduating in the Dental Hygiene program at DMACC in Ankeny. For the state board exams she needs to provide her own patient – someone who has not had his/her teeth cleaned for many years. There is no expense involved, only your time. If you, or someone you know, would be willing to serve as her patient, please talk to Steve or Judy, or call us at 641-782-9447.

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.

Please reschedule or cancel Wednesday night meetings for March 9 through April 20 to avoid Wednesday night Lenten Services.

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.

Trinity Lutheran Church news can be found on the church web page simply go to

In Your Prayers

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

Condolences: Connie Bader (Pastors Watt's Cousin);

Illness, Injury, Surgury or Recovering: Greg Boros (husband of Melody Stoner's Niece); 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;

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;

At Trinity This Week

Sun Feb 27    Life Sunday (Observed)

                        9am                Divine Service with Holy Communion

                        10:30am        Sunday School / Bible Class

                        10:30am        Potluck Fellowship

                        12pm              Family Game Fellowship!

                        5pm                Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                        6pm                Divine Service (First Lutheran)

Mon Feb 28  Iowa District West Pastoral Conference (Fort Dodge)

Tue Mar 1      Iowa District West Pastoral Conference

                        6:30am          Early Risers (McDonalds)

                        1:30pm          Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                        7pm                Rachel Circle

Wed Mar 2    Iowa District West Pastoral Conference

                        6pm                Confirmation Class

                        7:30pm          Elder's Meeting

Thu Mar 3      7pm                Adult Information Class

Sun Mar 6      National Lutheran Schools Week  (March 6–12)

                        Preschool Children Sing Prior to Worship

                        The Transfiguration of Our Lord (W)

                        9am                Divine Service

                        10:30am        Sunday School / Bible Class

                        11:30am        Sunday School Teacher's Meeting - Fellowship Hall.

                        5pm                Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                        6pm                Divine Service (First Lutheran)


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

Sun Mar 6

Altar: Steve and Judy Bradley

Elder: Randy Roghair

Acolytes: Dorian Petersen, Cassidy Riley

Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

Ushers: Jack Quee, Jim Needler, Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

Wed Mar 9 - Ash Wednesday

Altar: Steve and Judy Bradley

Elder: Randy Roghair

Acolytes: Joshua Reed, Kolby Tomas

Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

Ushers: Jack Quee, Jim Needler, Paul Kearney, Bill Magers