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posted Nov 21, 2012, 5:41 AM by Jonathan Watt


Christmas Worship Schedule: At Trinity we celebrate Christmas by preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by having services every Wednesday in December. These services are called Advent.

·         Advent services are at 7 PM. November 28, December 5, 12 and 19;

·         Christmas Eve service candlelight is at 7 PM December 24;

·         Christmas Day service is at 9:30 AM December 25;

·         New Year's Eve service is at 7 PM December 31;

Please come and join us as we celebrate the good news that Jesus was born, lived, and died on the cross for our sins.

Support Issues Etc.: IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU, IT’S ABOUT JESUS FOR YOU…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio.  This week’s topics include: The Propserity Gospel, The Advent Season, Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, Noah and more.  You can listen on-demand at


Life Quote: “God only has one ‘natural’ child. He adopted all the rest.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Building Healthy Families: God allows opportunities for us to meet people for whom He wants us to “be there” just about every day! They are there if we take the time to see them and notice them. Who will come across your path that needs you to be there for them this week? Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900

The third annual Carolathon event will be held this year at the “Old” Extension Office building at 105 W. Adams, Suite A in Uptown Creston, during the Creston Uptown festivities before the Lighted Christmas Parade on Thursday, November 29. People can come and go (or stay) to listen to featured performers and to join in group singing between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Individuals, churches and other organizations can support this event by pledging or donating in advance as follows: To hear your favorite local musical group $50; To sponsor a vocal or instrumental soloist $25; To request a favorite carol or holiday song $10. The event is sponsored by the Union County Ministerial Alliance, and all funds are used for the Crisis Funds. The deadline for printed acknowledgment of donations is Thursday, November 26. Contact Victoria Brammer at (641)745.7700 for information. See the Narthex table for a pledge sheet.

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

Attendance Report

The flowers on the altar are given with thanks to God in honor of the wedding anniversaries of Bill and Arieta Miers (50) and Philip and Anita Wardenburg (30).

2013 Rose Bowl Game Ticket Combo. For one individual: $175 or 210. This price includes one Rose Bowl Football Game ticket and one ticket to the Lutheran Hour Ministries Float/Petal Pushers Behind the Scenes Party to be held on December 30th! Contact Dick Gast or call 949-458-0606. The theme for the 2013 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is “Oh the Places You'll Go!” and this year's Lutheran Hour Ministries float theme is “Jesus … The Way to Heaven!”

Don’t forget fill out your attendance cards. Please don't forget to put the date on the card. Put the name of all in attendance on the front and all those taking communion on the back.

Now receive daily news eMail from Trinity! 1. Goto the church web page; 2. Click on "Subscribe to Daily eMail News Update" (Right below the weather box) 3. Enter you eMail address in blank box next to the mailbox. 4. Click on "Submit Query"; Now every day there's news you'll receive an email.

Hanging of the Greens will be December 9th at 12pm. Mark your calendars. There will be a potluck brunch. Decorations will be removed on January 6 following Bible class and Sunday school.

Meals for Confirmation Students: The Board of Education will sponsor meals for the confirmation kids during Advent. Watch for the sign up sheet within the next couple of weeks to see how you might help with this project. There will only be three meals to plan and serve.

Protecting religious freedom Want to learn more about religious liberty and protecting our First Amendment rights? It’s more important now than ever – with increasing intrusions from the government into the realm of the church. The LCMS has resources available for your use at, frequently asked questions, articles, videos and more. You can find tips on how to talk to your neighbor about this matter. You also can find a sample letter that you can personalize and send to your representatives. Learn more about “Religious Liberty: Free to Be Faithful” at or call 888-THE LCMS (843-5267).

Talk to Pastor Watt if you would be willing to take pictures of members for the church database. (515)462-0566 or

We are so grateful for all your prayers and support during Charlie's surgeries and recovery. We are blessed to have such a caring family here at Trinity. God bless! Charlie and Paula.

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

This Week's Calendar

Sun Nov 25       Last Sunday of the Church Year

                          8:00am         Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                          9:30am         Divine Service (HC) 

                          11:00am       Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                          12:00pm       Trinity Teacher's Meeting

                          6:30pm         Youth Group

Mon Nov 26      Pastor's Day Off

Tue Nov 27       6:30am         Early Risers (McDonalds)

                          1:30pm         Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


Wed Nov 28      6:00pm         Confirmation Class 

                          7:00pm         Advent Service 

                          8:30pm         Board of Education (FH) 

                          8:30pm         Board of Trustees (FH) 

Thu Nov 29       9:30am         Preschool Pastor Time 

                          1:30pm         Preschool Pastor Time 

Sun Dec 2         1st Sunday in Advent

                          9:30am         Divine Service 

                          11:00am       Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                          11:00am       Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Serving At Trinity This Week

Sun Nov 25, 2012

Elder: Randy Roghair

Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Majors, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Altar: Radine Ward; Jean Stoll, Marti Williams

Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas This event has invited guests.

Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Majors

Wed Nov 28, 2012

Acolytes: Kessler Tomas; Sam Chapman This event has invited guests.

Sun Dec 2, 2012

Altar: Dave and Maggie Dory

Elder: Phil Wardenberg

Acolytes: Alex Brown; Ben Bargstadt This event has invited guests.

Ushers: John Wolfe, Dave Dorey, Eddie Tomas, Kevin Kruse

Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel