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posted Oct 4, 2012, 1:31 PM by Jonathan Watt


The LWML Mite Box is located at the back of the church and will be for all of October. Please consider a gift for the work of the LWML. 

Set aside Monday, October 22 at 7 PM. Our missionaries Ivan and Jennifer Rasch will have a special presentation about their work in Africa. The presentation will be held in the fellowship hall. Please watch for other announcements regarding the special event. 

"To help create successful, independent children in a safe Christian setting." Trinity Lutheran Preschool is a gift from God. Please help by volunteering for this important minstiry. You will find a Preschool Event Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet in the sign-up book on the narthex table. Look for the yellow tab marked "Preschool". Some events that you could help with:

  • Sunday, October 28 Harvest Celebration, 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM;
  • Sunday, December 16 Christmas Program, 1:15 PM to 4 PM;
  • Sunday, January 27 Lutheran schools week Congregational concert 9 AM to 11 AM;
  • Sunday, February 17 Father's Night, 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM;
  • Sunday, April 21 Mother's Tea Party 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM;
  • Thursday, May 16 Graduation 4 PM to 9 PM;

EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LUTHERANS...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 HHS Birth Control Mandate, Real vs. Counterfeit Spirituality, The Church vs. The Parachurch, Abraham, Gideon and more. You can listen on-demand at 

Have you ever considered being a pastor or Deaconess? If so, Rev. Wally Becker concordia seminary St. Louis would like to meet with you at St. John Lutheran Church Clarinda Iowa on October 25 between 10 AM and 1 PM. Rev. Becker is interested in meeting with prospective seminary students of all ages – elementary school age through adults who are already employed in another vocation. If you are interested in scheduling a specific conference time please call Rev. Becker at 314-505-7201 or email him at regarding an appointment. 


Building Healthy Families: We live in a fast-paced, drive-through, multi-tasking world. Sometimes we are so accustomed to rushing that it feels uncomfortable to slow down! Read and reflect on Psalm 46:10. By learning to just be still and meditate on the goodness of God, we can begin to experience a maturity and calmness in our lives that wasn't there before. Building Healthy Families: Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900. 

Life Quote: “How can we speak of the termination of a pregnancy when what we really mean is the destruction of a human life? How can we talk of therapeutic abortion when pregnancy is not a disease needing therapy and what abortion effects is not a cure but a killing? How can we talk of abortion as a kind of retroactive contraception when what it does is not prevent conception but destroy the concepts? We need to have the courage to use accurate language. Abortion is feticide: the destruction of an unborn child. It is the shedding of innocent blood, and any society that can tolerate this, let alone legislate for it, has ceased to be civilized.” John Stott, English Christian leader and Anglican cleric – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Life Together

Attendance Report 

Altar Flowers; 

Happy Birthday! There will be a congregation member birthday party on October 14 at 3 PM. Please come and enjoy the fun. More information will be coming soon. 

The annual meeting of the Worship/Altar Committee will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11. Pastor Watt will present training at this meeting. This meeting is for all present members and all who may be interested in learning about the work of this committee. We are in need of more members, and would like you to consider this opportunity to learn about serving our Lord. For more information contact Janette Lang 641-782-7922 or Pastor Watt 515-462-0566 

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). 

Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning at McDonalds. 

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

Flowers for the Altar?: Please remember to tell Pastor Watt (email works best) if you are planning to provide flowers for the altar, even if you have written it on the altar flower calendar on the narthex table. Thanks Pastor Watt. 

Prayer Request pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Prayer Requests" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested prayer request will be repeated for three (3) sundays. 

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

Trinity Lutheran Church news can be found on the church web page simply go to 

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 at Trinity

Sun Oct 7     LWML Sunday

                    8:00am       Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                    9:30am       Divine Service

                    11:00am     Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                    3:00pm       SW Circuit Conference


Mon Oct 8   Columbus Day

                    7:00pm       Life Light Bible Study - Matthew Part 2

Tue Oct 9     6:30am       Early Risers (McDonalds)

                    1:30pm       Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                    1:30pm       Life Light Bible Study - Matthew Part 2

                    6:30pm       Preschool Board

Wed Oct 10  1:30pm       Naomi Circle (FH)

                    6:00pm       Confirmation Class

                    7:30pm       Church Council Meeting (FH)

Thu Oct 11  9:30am       Preschool Pastor Time

                    1:00pm       Webinar: Redefining the Graying Church

                    1:30pm       Preschool Pastor Time

                    7:30pm       Annual Altar Committee Meeting

Fri Oct 12    Pastor On Vacation

Sat Oct 13    Pastor On Vacation

Sun Oct 14   Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

                    Pastor On Vacation

                    8:00am       Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                    9:30am       Divine Service (HC)

                    11:00am     Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                    3:00pm       Congregation birthday party.

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer:       Bob Rasmussen (Brother in Law of Janice Nook); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Megan Anderson;

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener, Brain Tumor);

Military:     Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair);  Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); 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, Pauline Young;