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posted Sep 6, 2013, 3:27 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Sep 8    16th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service (HC)
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class
  • 12:00 pm Trinity Teachers Meeting

Mon Sep 9      Pastor's Day Off

  • 7:00 pm LifeLight

Tue Sep 10

  • 6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds)
  • 1:30pm LifeLight
  • 5:30pm Habitat for Humanity of Union Co. Board Meeting
  • 6:30pm Preschool Board

Wed Sep 11

  • 1:30pm Naomi Circle (FH)
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class
  • 7:30pm Church Council Meeting (FH)

Thu Sep 12

6:00pm Endowment Review Committee

Sat Sep 14

  • 9:00am Zone LWML Rally - St. John's Lutheran Church, Clarinda, IA
  • 8:00am LERT Training - Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 3900 Ashworth Rd. West Des Moines, IA

Sun Sep 15 17th Sunday after Pentecost / Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class
  • 6:00pm Fellowship with First Lutheran
  • 7:00 pm Joint Worship Service At Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

 Attendance Report

Sunday, September 1, 2013—89

 Serving At Trinity

Sun Sep 8

  • Elder: Randy Roghair
  • Acolytes: Shady, Logan;Riley, Cassidy
  • Ushers: Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair,                             Rick Hadley
  • Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman
  • Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman
  • Organist:

Sun Sep 15

  • Elder: Randy Roghair
  • Ushers: Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair, Rick Hadley
  • Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman
  • Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman
  • Acolytes: Chapman, Samuel; Bargstadt, Benjamin

 Information on the Joint Committee

The Joint Committee for the combining of Trinity Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church will be sending a mailing to every member of the congregation this week. The letter will provide details for you to consider as we approach a vote on November 17.  Please read and prayerfully consider the proposal. 

There will be a joint worship service with Holy Communion and the members of First Lutheran here at Trinity on September 15. Fellowship with First Lutheran members will begin at 6pm in the fellowship hall with worship service beginning at 7pm.  This will be a good time to worship together with the members of First Lutheran as we consider bringing them into our congregation.

An in depth Question and Answer session is scheduled for October 6th following worship in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity.  Please take the time to bring your questions to the committee. 

If you have any questions about this or the work of the committee please contact Pastor Watt or any member of the committee.  The committee members from Trinity are Jim Nelson, Mike Lang, Anita Wardenburg and Chuck Bowman.

 Important Dates

September 15th 6:00 pm Fellowship with First Lutheran

7:00 pm Joint Worship Service w/communion at Trinity

November 3rd Special Reformation Service At St. Paul, Clarinda, IA

with Pr. Nabil Nour 5th VP of the LCMS



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DEFENDING THE FAITH, TEACHING THE TRUTH...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: Christianity & Science, The Wisdom of Solomon, The Worship of the Saints, Holy Cross Day and more. You can listen on-demand at

Get Energized for Witnessing at a Regional Outreach Conference Are you ready for an event that offers practical knowledge and witnessing tools to train church members—from children to adults—on how to be mission-minded disciples for Jesus Christ? Make plans now to attend a Regional Outreach Conference (ROC) hosted by Lutheran Hour Ministries, including a conference being held Oct. 18-19 at the Omaha Marriott in Omaha, Nebraska. This conference will feature multi-media, prominent outreach speakers, hands-on witnessing opportunities, breakout sessions, small- and large-group discussions and outreach and technology experts who will help you enhance your personal, congregational and online witnessing skills. For more information, visit

Have you ever considered being a pastor or deaconess? If so Rev. Michael Redeker from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm or Hope Lutheran Church in Des Moines from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 19th. Rev. Redeker is interested in meeting with prospective seminary students of all ages - elementary school age through adults who are already employed in another vocation. Conferences are individual, informal and family/friends are welcome. Reservations are not necessary, but strongly encouraged. If you are interested in scheduling a specific conference time, please call Rev. Redeker at 314-505-7225 or email him at regarding an appointment.

 There is still time to sign up for the Lutherans for Life National Conference being held Friday, November 8, 2013 and Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Urbandale. The cost of the conference is $100.00 per person. There are several members of Trinity already signed up to attend. If you are interested please contact Waunita Watt 641-278-6309 for more information or log into




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.

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.

“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed … No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.” Noah Webster, the “Father of American Scholarship and Education” – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

 Life Together


A special reformation service will be held on Nov 3rd. A special guest preacher has been arranged for this event. Watch following announcements in the bulletin.

Joint worship service will be held on Sept 15th with Holy Communion. This joint worship service will provide another opportunity for the members of Mt Ayr and Creston to gather and worship as one. You are encouraged to attend.

Naomi Circle will meet Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be “Created by the Master Designer” found on page 18 of the Summer Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study and fellowship.

LWML Zone Fall Rally will be held at St. John's Church, Clarinda, IA on Saturday, September 14th. Registration will begin at 9:00 pm. If you wish to ride with Janice Nook please contact her before Friday at 782-5422. In gathering ideas for Southwest Iowa families Stork's Nest include the following: All Free & Clear detergent, Pampers, baby wipes, shampoo, or bath wash, onesies, socks receiving blankets, even cribs and car seats. These item should be bought to the church by Thank you for your participation in this much needed project.   


Our Prayer Request now include those of

First Lutheran Mt Ayr our sister congregation.

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

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

Special Birthdays: Ruth Chase-90th Birthday, September 14, 2013

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;  Doyle Hembry; Jill (Marti’s Granddaughter); Walt Herzberg; Dale Conn; Edith Larsen (Mother of Mark Larson); Linda Whitaker; Melissa & Brennon Zellmer birth of the twins Caleb and Jace (1lb 3oz and 1lb 4oz); Phil and Marie Burmeister; Gailen Foreman (Husband of Barb Foreman);

Condolences: Family of June Tewes (Pastor Watt’s Aunt);

Military: Aaron Hoogand (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary (Jim Hagen’s Sister);

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; Don Campbell;