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Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany - February 6, 2011

posted Feb 8, 2011, 2:08 PM by Pastor Trinity


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.

Audio interview with missionaries Ivan and Jennifer Rasch Listen to an audio interview with missionaries Ivan and Jennifer Rasch, who live in Nigeria and serve English-speaking countries throughout West Africa.

SMARTEST LISTENERS IN RADIO...You can listen this week to in-depth teachings on Natural Law, The Threefold Office of Christ, Onesimus & Philemon, Silas and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. You can listen to what you want when you want at


Building Healthy Families: Attention Parents! As you watch the Super Bowl today, each time you see Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throw a pass, be reminded of how important your marriage relationship and your faith is to your children. About his own family and faith, Rodgers says, “I grew up knowing what a stable relationship was by my parents’ example and how it centered on Christ. When our family had its ups and downs, I knew my parents relied on God for everything and He always got us through those rough spots.” Will your kids be able to say the same thing about you when they are grown? 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. Salt does little good if left in the shaker. Jesus charges His followers to be the “salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13) not “salt of the pews.” It is good to gather with our fellow “grains of salt.” That’s where we renew our “saltiness.” But we cannot influence the world from our pews. This world desperately needs our influence to preserve truth, morality, and human worth. This world desperately needs our influence to point them to the source of truth, morality, and human worth—Jesus Christ, Son of God.

Life Together

A big "Thank You" to our church family for the lovely cards and the congratulations. We were truley blest to have our entire family worshiop with us and to spend the rest of the day at our house. It was indeed a very special day. And -- 65 years isn't so long. Warren and Jean.

The Preschool Staff thanks everyone at Trinity Lutheran Church for the Christmas goodie bags and their support during 2010. We wish all of you a Happy New Year!

There will be no Adult Bible Class today so Pastor can lead morning worship services at First Lutheran, Mount Ayr.  Class resumes next week.

Adult Education Classes continues this Thursday, 7pm and continue 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. You can begin at any time!

Please join us for Family Game Day. February 27 at 11:30am following Sunday School and Bible Classes.  Bring a dish to share for a great time of fellowship.

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.

The Teacher's Meeting will be February 13 instead of Feb 6.

Junior Youth Group will meet next Sunday at 7pm.

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 place your payment in the collection plate marked Lutheran Witness.

Naomi Circle will meet at in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be :”Living the Chocolate Life" found on page 19 of the Winter Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible study and fellowship.

In Your Prayers

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jebes, Jefrey our Sponsored orphans; Illness, Injury, Surgery or Recovering: 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; 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; Sandra Hoogland (wife of Carla Roghair's brother), Iraq;

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

Near Death: Leona Brown (Anita Wardenburg's Grandmother)

Prison: Nate Brus;

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

At Trinity This Week

Sun Feb 6       Lutheran Hour Ministries Sunday

                        Super Bowl Sunday

                        Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (G)

                        9am            Divine Service

                        10:30am    Sunday School / Bible Class

                        11am          Divine Serivce (First Lutheran)

Mon Feb 7     Pastor's Day Off

                        9am            Confessions Reading Group

Tue Feb 8       6:30am      Early Risers (McDonalds)

                        1:30pm      Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                        5:30pm      Habitat for Humanity Meeting (FH)

                        6:30pm      Preschool Board

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

Wed Feb 9     1:30pm      Naomi Circle (FH)

                        6pm            Confirmation Class

                        7:30pm      Church Council Meeting (FH)

Thu Feb 10    Silas, Fellow Worker of St. Peter and St. Paul

                        7pm            Adult Information Class

Fri Feb 11      9:30am      Crest Haven Service

                        10:30am    Creston N & R Service

                        1:30pm      Prairie View Service

Sat Feb 12      Lincoln's Birthday

Sun Feb 13    Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (G)

                        Aquila, Priscilla, Apollos

                        9am            Divine Service with Holy Communion

                        10:30am    Sunday School / Bible Class

                        11:30am    Sunday School / Confirmation Teacher's Meeting

                        5pm            Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                        6pm            Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                        7pm            Junior Youth Group


Sun Feb 6

Acolytes: Jay Wolfe, Calista Foglesong

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

Sun Feb 13

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: Reagan Brown, Devon Petersen