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First Sunday in Advent ANNOUNCEMENTS December 1, 2013

posted Nov 27, 2013, 1:19 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Dec 1

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service
  • 11:00am Sunday School /Adult Bible Class
  • 12:00am Teacher’s Meeting

Mon Dec 2       Pastor's Day Off


Tue Dec 3

  • 6:30am Early Risers (Fellowship Hall) 
  • 6:30pm Rachel Circle
  • 7:00pm Board of Director's Mtg -Mt Ayr

Wed Dec 4

  • 5:30pm Meal for Confirmation Students
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class 
  • 7:00pm Advent Service 
  • 8:00pm Board of Elders

Sun Dec 8

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 
  • 9:30am Divine Service 
  • 11:00am Sunday School /Adult Bible Class
  • 12:00pm Hanging of the Green w/ Potluck

 December Worship/Special Services

  • Dec. 4th Advent Service @ 7:00 pm
  • Dec. 11th Advent Service @ 7:00 pm
  • Dec. 15th Preschool Christmas Program @ 1:15 pm
  • Dec. 18th Advent Service @ 7:00 pm
  • Dec. 22nd FLOCK and SS Children’s Program @ 9:30 am
  • Dec. 24th Christmas Eve Service @ 5:00 pm (Mt Ayr)
  • Dec. 24th Christmas Eve Service @ 7:00 pm (Creston)
  • Dec. 25th 9:00 am Christmas Day Service

 Attendance Report  November 24, 2013

Sunday Worship - 89, C-84

 Thank you!!!!

Thank you to all those who helped paint the bi-be-lots! You made the task  fun! Special thanks to the children who came to participate.

Waunita Watt

 Thank you

Thanks to the members of Trinity for all the get well and well wishing cards. Also the offer to help in anyway and for the phone calls. The many words of Christian encouragement were a real comfort to us.

We ask that you join us in giving thanks for the recovery. God is Good!

In Christian Love

Walt and Nelda Herzberg

 Serving At Trinity

Sun Dec 1                   

  • Ushers: Kevin Kruse, Dave Dory, Eddie Tomas, Rick Hadley
  • Elder: Norm Schroeder 
  • Acolytes: Hadley, Lauren; Riley, Alexandria
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse
  • Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory
  • Pianist: Julie Lang

Wed Dec 4

  • Pianist: Carla Roghair

Sun Dec 8

  • Ushers: Kevin Kruse, Dave Dory, Eddie Tomas, Rick Hadley
  • Elder: Norm Schroeder 
  • Acolytes: Hadley, Lauren; Riley, Alexandria
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse
  •   Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory 
  • Organist: Sharon Ecklund



NEW PROGRAMS COMING THIS WEEK: Have you listened yet on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO?  New Programs are coming to KFUO! Starting this week from 2-3pm CST Cross Defense (on Mondays), Concord Matters (on Tuesdays), Culture and Christianity (on Wednesdays), God Whisperers (on Thursdays), and BookTalk (on Fridays). Check it out! Follow us on 

Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning now meeting in the fellowship hall. Breakfast now being served.

“As we move toward the joyous celebration of Christmas ... it might be good to remember that Jesus existed as a real little God-person known and loved by His heavenly Father before He was actually born. Indeed, the miracle of the incarnation of our Lord did not happen in Bethlehem at His birth, but in Nazareth at His conception.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS OF POP AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY... 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: Joel Osteen's Book "Break Out," Law & Gospel, When Was Jesus Really Born?, Mary Visits Elizabeth and more. You can listen at your convenience at

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR PARENTS WHO WANT TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO A LUTHERAN SCHOOL?: Kristine wrote: “I could not send my daughter to a Christian school without financial assistance. I am a single mother of four children, and three of them are teenagers. My daughter had the best year of her elementary schooling at a Lutheran school. She is happier than ever.” In addition the benefit to you is a great tax credit of 65% on your Iowa state taxes. Donate $1000 and receive a credit (or money back) of $650! For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991 Or check the website:



“It has always been evident to us, scientifically, morally, and logically, that life begins at conception. For the last word on the matter, we consult our Creator’s guidebook. The Psalmist wrote, ‘For You formed my inward parts; you wove me in my mother’s womb’ (Psalm 139:13 NASBÒ). He then noted, ‘Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were written all the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them’ (Psalm 139:16 NASBÒ).” Patriot Post – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life

Iowans are prime candidates for Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes called “winter depression”, because there is less sunlight during the winter months. Resist the temptation to stay in bed and give in to a low mood. Martin Luther, who himself struggled with depression, had the right idea 500 years ago: “Solitude produces melancholy. When we are alone the worst and saddest things come to mind. We reflect in detail upon all sorts of evils. And if we have encountered adversity in our lives, we dwell upon it as much as possible, magnify it, think that no one is so unhappy as we are, and imagine the worse possible consequences.” Don’t give in - get out, keep a positive attitude and stay active. LFS counselors are also here to help when needed – just call! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa

 Life Together


Hanging of the Greens will be Sunday, December 8th, following Sunday School and Bible Class. All members of Trinity are invited to help. We will have a potluck brunch, followed by decorating our Lord’s House for the Christmas Season. The Greens will be removed Sunday, January 5th after School and Bible Class.

Stewardship: (Advent 1) Matthew 21:3 “If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, 'The Lord needs them,' and he will send them at once."” Just a colt and her foal. How significant could they be? Could they really be used by the Lord for some great, heavenly purpose? This is one facet of stewardship we often forget: the blessing it is to us to be of service in the Lord's kingdom; the honor the Lord bestows upon us by using our gifts for His goals. 

The Church locks have been re-keyed. Any member of the church may have a key. Please come to the office and fill out a registration card and return your old keys for recycling.

Anyone wanting to usher in 2014 please contact Karl Peterson

Naomi Circle will meet for their annual Christmas Breakfast at 8:30am, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Windrow Restaurant. All ladies are welcome to join us.

 JR/SR Youth Schedule

Guests are always Welcome!

  • Dec 15th           Caroling/Bible Study
  • Jan 19th           Sledding/Bible Study
  • Feb 14th           Valentines Dinner  
  • Mar 9th            Lock-In Overnight Activities/Bible Study
  • Apr. 14th          Bible Study/Games
  • May 4th            Bible Study/Games

Leaders: Deanna and Troy Petersen; Jennifer and Tim Fogelsong; Joy and Dennis Brown.


Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis ; Kenneth Goeglein ; Rheanna Miller; Mike Rollings; Orlan Lux; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt; LaVern Otte (Brother-in Law of Janice Nook); Maggie Dory; Jeff Bierle; Tim Stalker;

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

Congratulations: Child born to Leanne and Tri Nguyen (Great Grandchild of Ellen Brown) 

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Bill Reidy; Ethan Bulgrin; Jeanne Herzberg; Opal Niece;  Doyle Hembry; Walt Herzberg; Dale Conn; Edith Larsen; Linda Whitaker; Jace Zellmer; Gailen Foreman; Alan King; Alyssa Cose; Dale Conn; Danna Rains; Lia Schroeder (Granddaughter of Byran Bilderback);

Military: Aaron Hoogand; Carl Green; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary;

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;