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FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (March 10, 2013)

posted Mar 8, 2013, 2:39 PM by Jonathan Watt


Education: If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt

Word for Today Devotions are available by phone. Call (901) 328-7672. Regular long distance charges apply.

LEARN OF TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BIBLICAL TEACHINGS: on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO. The program Law and Gospel uses the theological distinctions between Law and Gospel not only to apply the Bible, but also to understand our relationship to God’s entire plan of salvation in Christ. Weekdays 2-2:30PM CST. Find it at --- live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived. Like and follow us:

SOLID, SERIOUS, SUBSTANTIVE...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: Saint Patrick, Narcissistic Christianity, Did Jesus Have a Wife?, Voodoo, The Three Stages of Muslim Jihad and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at

What is a Lutheran?: Classes will begin April 2 at 6 PM for all those interested in learning about the Christian faith. The class will be approximately 1 1/4 hours in length. Childcare will be provided. This is a good opportunity for you to refresh what you learned in confirmation classes. The class will meet for about 10 sessions. Please contact Pastor Watt for more information or 515-462-0566.


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.

Building Healthy Families: Today we ‘Spring Ahead’ one hour as we begin daylight savings time. Changing this one hour is difficult for many people. How do you respond to change? Are you able to stand firm in your faith and adapt to the changes life brings? Do you sometimes find yourself rejecting what’s new and possibly shutting out opportunities that God is giving you? If you could use some help in sorting through this or any other dilemma, please call. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa Des Moines, IA (515) 251-4900

Come enjoy the fun and be part of promoting our Easter Services to the Community!!!! Today at 2:00 pm it will be time to hang the door hangers out in the community. We invite all the members to be a part of this fun event.

Holy Week Serivces: Holy Thursday (3/28) 7pm; Good Friday (3/29) 5pm-Mount Ayr, 7pm-Creston; Easter Sunday (3/31) 7am-Creston, 9am-Mount Ayr, 11am-Creston


Life Together

Attendance Report :            Sunday March 3rd  - 89

                                                Wednesday March 6th – 63

Mark your calendars and come join us for a congregational soup supper on Wednesday March 20, at 5:30 pm. All are invited to come and join in this time of fellowship. If you are interested in providing a soup, please sign up in book in the Narthex.

Holy Week Services: Holy Thursday (3/28) 7pm; Good Friday (3/29) 5pm-Mount Ayr, 7pm-Creston; Easter Sunday (3/31) 7am-Creston, 9am-Mount Ayr, 11am-Creston

Board Chairs Please Note!: All meetings during Lent (through March 31) will be at 8:30pm following Lenten services instead of at 7pm. Also, there are NO meetings on Holy Week (March 24-31). Board of Education and Trustees meetings have been rescheduled for March 20 (NOT March 27) at 8:30pm. Board Chairs please let Pastor Watt know if you change or cancel your meeting this month.

Don’t forget to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars: Thrivent Choice Dollars grant funds can help support organizations you care about. Don’t let your designated Choice Dollars® expire. Eligible members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans who have designated Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2013 to direct any remaining 2012 Choice Dollars. Help support Trinity. Go to or call 800-THRIVENT and state “Thrivent Choice.”

Easter Flowers If you want to provide flowers for our Easter Garden on Sunday March 31, 2013please complete the enclosed form. Thank you

A Mite Box will be placed at the back of church thourghout the month of March. The LWML Ladies would appreciate your donations.

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICE OF IOWA SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Lutheran Family Service of Iowa is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization’s statewide mission. LFS is a 112 year old ministry of the LCMS congregations in Iowa. The person selected to fill this leadership position will have a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, a proven ability to lead, a minimum of 5 years experience in administration, not-for-profit administration preferred, and will be a member in good standing of a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregation. Interested applicants may send a cover letter and resume by email to or by mail to: Lutheran Family Service of Iowa, ATTN: John Tolson, Board President, 230 9th Ave North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. Receipt of applications will be acknowledged and held in confidence. Deadline for applications is April 15, 2013.

Members of the Worship Altar Committee will clean and polish the altar ware and furnishings in the chancel on Saturday, March 23rd at 9:00 am Cleaning supplies will be provided. Thank you in advance to those who are able to help. Questions? Contact Janette.

Visitation and funeral for Al Schroeder who passed on Wednesday. Visitation will be held at Powers Funeral Home Tuesday March 12, 2013 from 2 PM - 7 PM. The funeral will be on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM with a dinner following at 11:30 AM.

Naomi Circle will meet Wednesday March 13, 2013 at 1:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be “A Chosen People, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation” found on page 18 of the Winter Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study and fellowship.

This Week at Trinity

Sun Mar 10            8:00am Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                9:30am Divine Service (HC)

                                11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                                2:00pm Door Hanger Distribution

                                6:30pm Youth Group

Mon Mar 11          Pastor's Day Off

                                7:00pm LifeLight Bible Study l 

Tue Mar 12            6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                1:30pm LifeLight Bible Study

2:00pm – 7:00pm Al Schroeder’s Visitation at Power's Funeral Home

                                6:30pm Preschool Board 

Wed Mar 13          10:30am Al Schroeder's Funeral

                                11:30am Al Schroder's Funeral Dinner

                                1:30pm Naomi Circle (FH) 

                                5:30pm Confirmation Meal – Walking Taco’s

                                6:00pm Confirmation Class 

                                7:00pm Lenten Service 

                                8:30pm Church Council Meeting (FH)

Sun Mar 17            Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                                8:00am Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                9:30am Divine Service

                                11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                                12:00pm Trinity Teacher's Meeting

Serving at Trinity

Sun Mar 10            Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas

Finance: Jim & Cindy Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund   

Ushers: Troy Peterson, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Jim Kneedler 

Pianist: Julie Lang

Wed Mar 13          Acolytes: Kessler Tomas; Sam Chapman

Finance: Jim & Cindy Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund 

Ushers: Troy Peterson, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Jim Kneedler 

Pianist: Carla Roghair

Sun Mar 17            Acolytes: Alex Brown; Ben Bargstadt

Finance: Jim & Cindy Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund  

Ushers: Troy Peterson, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Jim Kneedler


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

Condolences for the family of Al Schroeder who passed Wednesday. Condolences for Bryan Miller (Husband) and the Parents of Amber Miller at her passing. Amber's funeral was Friday March 8, 2013. (Bryan is the Nephew of Marti Williams.)

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

Illness, Injury, Surgery & Recovering: Addison Veach (Waunita's grand niece).Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a liver transplant; Cathy Dryden, Scheduled Evaluation; Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper); Dawne Bowman (Daughter-in-Law to Charlie and Paula) recovering from surgery.; Ethan Bulgrin (great newphew of Maggie and Dave Dory) Born March 1st will be undergoing heart surgery. Jeanne Herzberg

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;

Shutins: Frieda Porter, Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell;