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posted Oct 27, 2011, 9:18 AM by Jonathan Watt


Give the Gift of God's Word to the Preschool Families! The preschool board is giving "The Story Bible" as a Christmas gift to each of the preschool families. If you'd like to help please fill out the envelope on the narthex table put in your donation and put it in the collection plate. 

LWML Mites!: Please celebrate with us the work of God through Lutheran Women in Mission. All this month the Mighty Mite box will be in the back of the church. Help with the work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus to all nations. 

Volunteers needed to hang church information on neighborhood doors. Sunday afternoon November 20, at 2pm we'll canvas an area of town to distribute information about our church. Following the distribution we'll have fellowship with delicious deserts. Help is also needed to stuff the door hangers. Meet in the classroom at the back of the sanctuary on Wednesday November 16 at 6:30pm.


Building Healthy Families: You can’t change the way other people act, but you can change the way you react to them. This concept is especially difficult in family life, but remains true, nonetheless. If you are having a hard time learning proper “reaction strategies”, LFS counselors can help. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 

Carolathon! will be held for the second year during the Creston Uptown festivities before the Lighted Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 1. The lobby of the newly restored Iowana will be the location. People can come and go (or stay) to listen to featured performers and to join in group singing between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Individuals, churches and other organizations can support this event by pledging or donating in advance as follows: To hear your favorite local musical group $50 To sponsor a vocal or instrumental soloist $25 To request a favorite carol or holiday song $10 The event is sponsored by the Union County Ministerial Alliance, and all funds are used to help local residents in need. The deadline for printed acknowledgment of donations is Thursday, November 17. Contact The Rev. Janna Tull Steed at (641)782-7169 or for information. 

YOU CAN HELP WITH MISSION OUTREACH! Helping those in need in our local area is a goal of Trinity's Mission Board. During the month of November, our members will fill the grocery cart in the entry as many times as we can. Donations will be given to the Creston Food Pantry. Especially needed at this time are canned chicken, tuna, and other meats and also paper products, but all non-perishable food items are appreciated. CAN WE DO IT? YES, WE CAN! Thank you. 

Life Quote: “Luther … stated his position forcefully: ‘For those who have no regard for pregnant women and who do not spare the tender fruit are murderers and infanticides.’ And John Calvin was just as clear … No wonder Orthodox scholar Alexander Webster wrote that abortion ‘is one of only several moral issues on which not one dissenting opinion has ever been expressed by the Church Fathers.’” Col. John Eidsmoe, Lutherans For Life board of directors – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life – 

Life Together

Attendance Report: No Report.

All Saints: Today is the last day to submit names for the Roll of the Saints to be read next Sunday, All Saints Day.  Please give your names to pastor Watt.

Now receive daily news eMail from Trinity! 1. Goto the church web page; 2. Click on "Subscribe to Daily eMail News Update" (Right below the weather box) 3. Enter you eMail address in blank box next to the mailbox. 4. Click on "Submit Query"; Now every day there's news you'll receive an email. 

Change in Teacher's Meetings! Trinity Teacher's meetings will now be the FIRST Sunday of every month following bible class / Sunday School 

Help Pastor Watt improve his preaching. Fill out a Sermon Review. Forms are found in the pew rack or ask an Usher. 

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

Join us for Reformation Movie Night!: November 6, 6:30pm. We'll watch the new movie about C.F.W.Walther the first President of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. It is the story of the beginning of our church body. 

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Corning invites you to join them for their German dinner, October 30, 2011 12pm; 

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This Week at Trinity

Sun Oct 30    Reformation Day (Observed)

                     8:00am     Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                     9:30am     Divine Service

                     11:00am   New Member Reception

                     11:00am   No Sunday School / Adult Bible Class

Mon Oct 31  Reformation Day (R) / Pastor's Day Off  / Halloween

                     7:00pm     LifeLight Bible Study (FH) 

Tue Nov 1    All Saints' Day (W)

                     6:30am     Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                     1:30pm     Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                     1:30pm     LifeLight Bible Study (FH)

                     7:00pm     Rachel Circle

Wed Nov 2   6:00pm     Jr. Confirmation

                     7:30pm     Board of Elders

Fri Nov 4      Higher Things - Jr Youth Event

                     Zion Lutheran Church Storm Lake (rural), Iowa

Sat Nov 5      Higher Things - Jr Youth Event

Sun Nov 6    All Saints' Day (Observed) (W)

                     Daylight Saving Time Ends

                     8:00am     Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                     9:30am     Divine Service

                     11:00am   Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                     12:00pm   12pm Sunday School Teacher's Meeting (FH) 

                     6:30pm     Reformation Movie Night (FH) - Walther

Serving at Trinity

Sun Oct 30, 2011

      Ushers: Eric Eklund, Jacy Eklund, Jim Nelson, Randy Ringsdorf

      Organist: Sharon Eklund

      Altar: Becky Hagen, Anita Wardenburg, Carla Roghair

      Finance: Jim and Cindy Nelson, Eric and Jeanna Eklund

      Acolytes: Ashley Bargstadt, Hannah Watt

      Elder: Karl Peterson

Sun Nov 6, 2011          

      Pianist: Julie Lang

      Acolytes: Alex Brown, Hannah Watt

      Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

      Altar: Radine Ward, Marti Williams

      Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Karl Peterson 

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Dana Austin; (Mother of Dane Wardenburg's Girlfriend); Don Sychra; Dorothy Decker; Jaque Claubaugh (niece of Paula Bowman); Jeanne Herzberg (Surgery Sept 27); Jennifer Winters; Kara (classmate of Hannah Watt); Kathrine Adams; Melinda Skellenger; Melissa Viers; Ray Nuzum; Robin Kemp; Terri Hudson; Vivian Herzberg (daughter of Lawrence & Jeanne Herzberg);

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Jeanne Herzburg; Becky Hagen; Brenda Cook; (Non malignant brain tumor); Janette Lang; Katie Dryden (surgery); Rev. Ray Smith (friend of Pr. Watt, back surgery);

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), Afghanistan;

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;

Shutins: Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;