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First Sunday in Lent Announcements: February 22, 2015

posted Feb 20, 2015, 7:51 AM by Unknown user

This Week at Trinity

Sun Feb 22     

  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS / Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service / HC
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS / Bible Class
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Adult Instruction Class

Mon Feb 23

  • Pastor’s Day Off

Tue Feb 24 

  • 6:30 pm (CR) Early Risers

Wed Feb 25

  • 6:00 pm (CR) Confirmation Class
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Lenten Service

Thu Feb 26 

  • 9:45 am (CR) Preschool Chapel
  • 1:45 am (CR) Preschool Chapel

Sun Mar 1 

  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service / HC
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS / Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS / Bible Class


  • Cancer: Al Davis; Christi Appelhause; Dale Kirk; Dale McGinnis; Duane Dunham; Grace Weese; Jamie Boos; Jeff Bierle; Kenny Goeglein; Linda Hasstedt; Lisa Britt; Mady Henson; Mary Johnston; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris;
  • General: Prayers for the opening of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Creston. The persecuted church, especially in Iraq; We pray for all those who diligently serve this congregation with their talents. We pray for our neighbors that we may assist them in every need. We pray that God would continue to lead people to work in His Church as Pastors and Teachers.
  • IIS&R: Danna Rains; Gailen Foreman; Helen Terry; Jaxson Flint; Marie Burmeister;  Tayler Pettit;
  • Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman;
  • Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver; James and Christel Neuendorf; Pastor Daniel Vogel; Pastor Dennis Konkel; Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family; Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family;
  • Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg; and Luke Watt;
  • Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Freida Porter, Lonny Riley;

Positions Available at Trinity Lutheran; Creston, IA

Job Title: Pastor’s Office Assistant (16 Hours per week)

Reports to: Pastor

Job Summary: Responsible for managing the church office including communications between Pastor and the congregation. Responsible for assisting the Pastor with communications with congregation and record keeping.

Key Responsibilities: Format and print bulletins each week. Design and print the newsletter. Input weekly attendance and update membership files. Add/update/delete announcements and prayers. Format and print inserts as needed for the bulletin. Post announcements to the web page weekly. Print weekly prayer requests for Pastor. Handle special communications as requested by Pastor. Mail bulletins to shut-ins. Order supplies for office. Keep the calendar for fellowship hall reservations and church activities up to date. Keep Narthex table uncluttered and items up to date. Format and print weekly announcements.

If you are interested, please contact Pastor.

Job Title: Janitor (4 Hours per week)

Reports to: Trustees

Job Summary: Responsible for cleaning the church and fellowship hall.

If you are interested, please contact Byron Bilderback.

Life Together

  • Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have been designated Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2015, to direct them. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide grant funding to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Preschool. Go to to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.
  • For your information: Prayer requests are put in the bulletin as follows: Illness, Injury, facing Surgery or Recovering: 3 weeks unless otherwise requested. Cancer: until removed by requester. Condolences: 1 or 2 weeks. Other prayers requests 1-3 weeks. If you have any questions please contact Pastor Watt.
  • LifeLight Announcement: Effective Tuesday, March 3, 2015 the time for the LifeLight will change to 1:00 pm.
  • Lutheran Witness Renewals are now due before March 1. If you wish to keep the Witness coming for the next year just mark an envelope and put it in the offering plate. The cost is $22.00. If you wish to stop the Witness or don’t get it, please contact the church office.
  • LWML will be collecting mites during the month of February. The mite box will be located in the back of church. Thank you.
  • Please be courteous and turn off your cell phone during the worship service!
  • Stewardship: Mark 1:13 “And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.” God the Father cares for Jesus even in the midst of his temptation in the wilds. God cares for us in every situation as well. Jesus realized this and always acted from the basis of trust in God the Father’s provision. This is likewise the basis for our life lived in Christ: God cares for us, so we need not act out of fear or greed.
  • Thank you to everyone for the cards, visits, and prayers while I was in the hospital and rehab. It is good to be home. Velma Lorenz
  • The Spring Rally is planned for Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Our Savior, Leon. Registration will start at 9:00 am. There will be a Lutheran Heritage Foundation program on Pastors and teachers in Sudan. Pastor Ritter will lead a Bible Study.
  • Trinity is seeking an office assistant for Pastor. If you are interested please contact pastor Watt.
  • Trinity's Creston location is seeking a Janitor. If you are interested please contact Byron Bilderback.


  • Building Healthy Families: Husbands, want to have a great relationship with your wife, even during times of conflict? Don’t try harder to convince her of your point. Don’t ignore her. Love her. Research supports what Scripture has already told us: During an argument, 72% of wives feel unloved. “Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians It’s not just a good idea, it’s a clear directive from the creator of marriage Himself. And it works! LFS marriage counselors are also available to help when needed. Lutheran Family Service; 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; 515-251-4900.
  • February 22 “Be strong and courageous, the Lord goes before you every day. Be strong and courageous, the Lord went before you, even before you were you. His For Life work through you becomes clearer every day. Hearts and minds are changed. Our life-affirming younger generation inspires us all. More pastors connect the Gospel to the life issues. More educators teach our children to value every life. We have the most powerful and positive For Life message in the universe and nothing can stand against it! Be strong and courageous!” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •


  • Check out the updated Missions bulletin board located on the east wall of the narthex. It features our missionaries who we are currently sponsoring. We have newsletters, pictures, birthdates and general information relating to our missionaries. You can learn about our missionaries by reading the NEW Missions bulletin board. ~The Mission Committee
  • YOU CAN TEACH LAYPEOPLE THEOLOGY... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: The Movie "Jupiter Ascending," First Century Martyr Polycarp of Smyrna, The Liturgy of Ordination, Jesus Calms a Storm and more. You can listen at your convenience at

WOOD CUTTERS, LOG SPLITTERS, TREE TRIMMERS wanted for February 28 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. to help clean up trees and brush in the Camp Okoboji canal.  Please bring chain saws, pruning shears, log splitters, pole saws, tractor and loader.  If someone could come and keep saws sharpened in a heated shop it would be very helpful. Camp will provide refreshments for coffee breaks and noon dinner in the Ginny DeWall Dining Hall.  Lodging can be arranged for Friday and Saturday nights “at no charge”, if needed.  Please call Camp Okoboji at (712) 337-3325 and register your name and what equipment you will be able to provide. We also want the cook to have food for everyone.   Leave contact information in case inclement weather should cause postponement or cancellation.  We are trying to make the approach to camp as presentable as possible for our 75th Anniversary.  THANK YOU!  If you are unable to attend, please pray for the safety of those who do.