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posted Apr 26, 2013, 12:37 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Apr 28   8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

                       9:30am Divine Service (HC) 

                      11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                       12:00pm Trinity Teacher's Meeting

                       1:00 pm Youth Group  - Panther Lanes

Mon Apr 29  Pastor's Day Off

                       7:00pm LifeLight Bible Study  

Tue Apr 30   6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                       1:30pm NO LifeLight Bible Study See Wed  

                       6:00pm Adult Confirmation Class 

Wed May 1   6:00pm Confirmation Class 

                       1:30pm LifeLight Bible Study

                       7:30pm Board of Elders

Fri May 3      Pastor Watt - Vacation

Sat May 4     Pastor Watt - Vacation

Sun May 5    Pastor Watt - Vacation

                       8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

                       9:30am Divine Service (HC) 

                       11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Meeting Changes: Please note! The church council meeting for May has been rescheduled to Wednesday May 15 at 7:30 PM due to Confirmation Questioning.

Attendance Report

Sunday, April 21, 2013  - 88

General Information

You can now access the church directory online! You can also update your church database information. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you want to get access. Call, eMail or in person. (515)462-0566 or

A reminder! If you give pastor Watt a prayer request during the Sunday service and you want the prayer for multiple Sundays.  Please fill out a Prayer Request sheet (found on the narthex table) and place it in the "prayer requests" mail box.

If you wish to provide flowers for the altar please eMail and/or use the Altar Flower sheet in the signup book on the Narthex table (be sure to notify pastor in writing, a pad is provided on the narthex table). The altar flower schedule can be found on the church web page. Look for "Altar Flowers" in the main menu or navigate to

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

Serving At Trinity

Sun Apr 28

           Organist: Sharon Eklund

           Acolytes: Kessler Tomas; Sam Chapman

           Ushers: Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Jim Hagen, Dean Hadley

           Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse

           Elder: Jim Hagen

Sun May 5

           Pianist:  Julie Lang

           Elder: Randy Roghair

           Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Churk Bowman, Randy Roghair

           Acolytes: Alex Brown; Ben Bargstadt

           Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman

Upcoming Event at Trinity

This year confirmation will be on May 12 (Mother's Day). Those being confirmed are: Alex Brown; Cali Fogelsong; Devon Peterson; Kessler Tomas; and Hannah Watt. Questioning will be on May 8th at 7:00 pm.

Trinity Newsletter

Those who serve on boards please begin the process of getting board reports submitted to Pastor’s Assistant. If we start publishing in June, we will need the May Reports. Submit to or a written copy put in the newsletter mail box. Thank You!


BEAUTIFUL SACRED MUSIC STREAMING: On your Lutheran Radio Station KFUO from 1-2pm and 5:30pm-7:00am CST daily at

From the IDW Personal Missions Subcommittee: Atheist scientists with children are 70% more likely to attend church than atheist scientists who do not have children. As Lutherans, we know that God has promised His Word and the Sacraments as the methods for delivering His grace, and that this occurs in the Divine Service. People who are present in the Divine Service may trust in that grace of God which is being preached into their ears. How can your congregation and its educational outreach to children best provide opportunities for proclaiming the Gospel to their non-Christian parents, even atheist scientists, to hear, and by God’s grace trust in, the forgiveness of God in Christ?

LUTHERANISM IN THE PUBLIC SQUARE...Issues, Etc.  hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an, The Lord's Prayer, Apostles Philip & James, 4th Century Bishop of Alexandria Athanasius and more. You can listen at your convenience at

YOU CAN TEACH LAYPEOPLE THEOLOGY…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. You can listen to teachings on: Science & Faith, The Juvenilization of American Christianity, Jesus Sends the 72, Abortion Clinic Regulations, Mark the Evangelist and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at


Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office. Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or

Building Healthy Families: Someone has said that listening is “Love in Action”. Listening encourages others to express their feelings. When we don’t listen carefully — or when we quickly pass judgment on and react to what is said—we discourage sharing. We can provide the guidance and advice children and teens really want if we encourage open communication by being good listeners. Put your love for your children into action this week. Intentionally listen to what they are trying to communicate. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa Des Moines, IA (515) 251-4900

“For the Nazis, the Jews were not human beings, for certain Americans of the South in the 19th  century, blacks weren’t, and for certain doctors of the 21st century, a child who has almost been born, whose heel is still inside the womb of his mother, is not a human being. He’s nothing but a lucrative clump of cells when he is eliminated … because this child could cause a disturbance, he simply can’t be recognized as a human being, with the rights that follow.” Campagne Québec-Vie (Quebec Life Campaign) – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Want Some Help to Make a Stronger Marriage? Lutheran Family Service can help. Visit for tools and contact information to help you with the hard task of keeping your marriage on the right track.

Life Together

The Tuesday LifeLight class will meet on Wednesday, May 1.  We will meet at the regular time, 1:30 p.m.

Planning Committee Reactivating. Possible projects include a steeple, upstairs restrooms, opening up the narthex, remodeling existing sanctuary or build a new one. If interested in serving on the committee, see the President of the Congregation Chuck Bowman.

Looking for a little summer getaway? How about a trip to the Creation Museum? There are still seats available on the bus. More information is available on the table in the narthex.

Please join the Board of Education in recognizing confirmation students following worship on May 12 in the Fellowship Hall. We will then recognize graduates on May 19th. If you have or know of a college graduate, please fill out the little questionaire in the narthex so we can recognize these students as well.

Affordable Camp Programs from Camp Okoboji! Your entire family can attend camp at a fraction of the cost of a weeklong road trip. A trip to Camp and back home is still possible with a tank of gas or less from most anywhere in Iowa District West. Go to and see the wonderful opportunities available to you at Camp Okoboji or check the list of openings with Lorene today! Phone: 712-337-3325

Camp Okoboji Summer Volunteer Counselor Openings: Application forms for Summer Camp Counselors are available at If you or someone you know desires to serve the Lord as a Camp counselor at Camp Okoboji this summer the applications need to be in early. Background checks are completed on each applicant prior to receiving confirmation of service. Phone: 712-337-3325

Concordia College-New York Tour and Chamber Choirs Concert The renowned Tour and Chamber Choirs of Concordia College-New York will soon embark on their 2013 Heartland Tour. The 2012-2013 school year marks the 100th Anniversary of Concordia College-New York having music ensembles led by a professional conductor. The choirs will share a concert at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 SE Sharon Drive, in Ankeny, Iowa, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 7 pm. There is no charge for admission. For more information, contact Pastor Mark Baldwin (515-964-1250 or


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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener);

Illness, Injury, Surgery & Recovering: Addison Veach; Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a liver transplant; Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper); Ethan Bulgrin (great newphew of Maggie and Dave Dory) Born March 1st recovering from heart surgery. Jason Riley; Jeanne Herzberg; Mallory Williams; Ellie Mentz.

Confirmation Students: Alex Brown; Cali Fogelsong; Devon Peterson; Kessler Tomas; and Hannah Watt.

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Bo Beeman-Persian Gulf (Nephew of Chuck & Paula Bowman); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); David Davenport-Afganistan (Nephew of Chuck ); Michael Kaufman;

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, Bart Rall, Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shutins: Mary Carson; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Waldean Hargis; Fern Hoepker