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May 9, 2010 - Announcements

posted May 6, 2010, 8:31 AM by Pastor Trinity   [ updated May 6, 2010, 8:32 AM ]

Special welcome to Dr. James Lamb Executive Director of Lutherans for Life!

Lutherans For Life is a pro-life, pro-family ministry, neither a church body nor a denomination but a voluntary organization of "For Life" individuals.

  • Our Mission . . . To witness to the sanctity of human life, through education, based on the Word of God.
  • Our Vision . . . To be a powerful, biblical, pro-life voice and resource to Lutherans and, through them, transform society.
  • Our Philosophy . . . Lutherans For Life believes that the Church is compelled by God’s Word to speak and act on behalf of those who are vulnerable and defenseless. The crisis of our times is the repudiation of biblical truth manifested in the wanton destruction of innocent human life through legalized abortion-on-demand and the growing threat to the lives of others through legalized assisted suicide and euthanasia. Therefore, as Lutherans For Life, we will strive to give witness, from a biblical perspective, to the Church and society on these and other related issues such as chastity, post-abortion healing, and family living.

The Reverend Dr. James I. Lamb (LCMS) – Executive Director –  grew up in the small, southern Minnesota town of Good Thunder. There he married his childhood sweetheart, RoxAnne. The Lambs have been blessed with two sons and two daughters-in-law, a granddaughter, Jamie, and grandson, Luke, Grant, and Zane. Dr. Lamb and RoxAnne live in State Center, Iowa. Dr. Lamb received a B.A. in Biology from Mankato State University in 1973. In 1975 he enlisted in the USAF and served as an Emergency Medical Technician at the USAF Academy Hospital in Colorado Springs. He entered Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis in 1978, served his vicarage year at St. Paul, Royal Oak, Michigan, and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1982. In 1994 he received his Doctor of Ministry from Concordia, Saint Louis. Prior to accepting the position of Executive Director of National Lutherans For Life in April, 1996, Dr. Lamb served as senior pastor at St. Paul, Garner, Iowa, for fourteen years. During this time he also served as Circuit Counselor, member of the board of directors for Lutheran Family Service of Iowa, chairman of the board of directors for a community/school youth program, spiritual advisor for a local Lutherans For Life chapter, and chaplain of the Garner Volunteer Fire Department. He presently serves on the Sanctity of Life Committee for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Life Ministries. As part of his duties at National LFL, he now travels nationally speaking in a variety of settings and sharing the biblical "For Life" message. He is the author of numerous brochures, articles, and essays connecting God’s Word of Life to the life issues.

Please join us as today for Family Bible Class Today! with Dr. Lamb! He'll update us on the important work of Lutheran's for Life.  After that we'll enjoy fellowship together with a pot-luck dinner.

Radio Interviews with Dr. Lamb Issues, Etc. Listen to Dr. Lamb's as he speaks about Infertility and Guilt After Abortion on Issues, Etc.  Visit

Don't forget to fill out your attendance cards.  Please make sure you put the names of everyone in your family attending and taking communion, and Don't forget to enter the date!

Summer is a great time to host a bible study in your home, many topics are available.  Please contact Pastor Watt for more information. 

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

Lutheran Service Book: Hymnal in Every Home: Reading and Singing the Psalms (p xxvi, LSB 1–150, 304) Let’s talk a bit about the Psalms. Did you know that there is a little hymnal inside your hymnal? The Psalms have been described as the “hymnal of the Bible,” and Martin Luther reminds us that, “the Psalter ought to be a dear and beloved book, if only because it promises Christ’s death and resurrection so clearly.” In addition to the Psalms (LSB 1–150), Lutheran Service Book contains a schedule for praying the Psalms (p. 304), offering daily morning and evening Psalm selections on a seasonal cycle.  We suggest that you try singing the Psalms using the Psalm Tones (p. xxvi). For a cheerful Psalm, you might use Tones A or C; for a somber Psalm, use Tones E or G.

2010 Building Healthy Families: What is your mother worth? A recent study identified the many occupations in which a typical mom engages on a regular basis throughout the year (for example: chef, financial manager, teacher, recreation coordinator, and many more). Putting all the jobs and their average salaries together, they estimate that a mother's worth is $507,000 per year! Don't forget to show your mom how valuable she is to you today! She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue…Her children arise and call her blessed. (Proverbs 31:25-28) Happy Mother's Day! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa 800-622-7285

District LWML Convention June 17-19 Camp Okiboji, Milford, IA. "Redeemed, by our Savior, Renewed by the Spirit and Ready to Serve"

A day trip to Mission Central is being planned for the third Saturday in August. Mark your calendar. More information is coming soon.

Volunteers are still needed for lawn mowing.  Please talk to Bill Magers.

Youth Group Movie Night: Next Sunday! May 16th 6pm Bring your favorite movie.

The parsonage phone has been disconnected.  Please contact  pastor Watt using his cell phone (605)579-0005 or the church office (641)782-5095.

Trinity Church Council will meet this Wednesday at 7:30pm in the fellowship hall.

Ladies!  There are plans being made to host the fall LWML Rally.  Committees for food and decorations are being formed.  Please consider how you might help and let a Rachel Circle member know.  Thank you so much!

The Board of Ed is still looking for names of college graduates.  If you know of someone graduating from college this spring or summer please let pastor or a member know.


Summer Camp Scholarships available!  There are a couple of camp opportunities for youth this summer: Confirmation camp or Okoboji.  If your youth is interested, please let Pastor know as there are some funds available to assist young campers!


This Week at Trinity

Sun May 9        Life Sunday: Guest Preacher: Dr. James Lamb

                           9am             Divine Service with Holy Communion

                           10:15am     Sunday school / Bible Classes

Mon May 10    Pastor's Day Off

                           12:30pm     Preschool

Tue May 11      6:30am       Early Risers (HyVee)

                           8:30am       Preschool

                           12:30pm     Preschool

                           1:30pm       Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                           1:30pm       Pastor / President's Meeting

                           5:30pm       Habitat for Humanity Meeting (FH)

                           6:30pm       Preschool Board

Wed May 12    12:30pm     Preschool

                           1:30pm       Naomi Circle (FH)

                           7:30pm       Church Council Meeting (FH)

Thu May 13      8:30am       Preschool

                           12:30pm     Preschool

Sat May 15       6:30pm       To Save a Life, Movie

                                                SWiCC Theater

Sun May 16      9am             Divine Service

                           10:15am     Sunday school / Bible Classes

                           6pm             Youth Group (Movie Night!)


Volunteers Serving This Week

Sun May 9                                                                                                                                        

   Pianist: Julie Lang

   Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair

   Acolytes: Devon Peterson, Danielle Riley                                       Elder: Chuck Bowman

   Finance: Jay Bochart, Churck Bowman                         Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

Sun May 16                                                                                                                                     

   Organist: Janette Lang

   Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair

   Elder: Chuck Bowman                                           Finance: Jay Bochart, Churck Bowman

   Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman                              Acolytes: Kessler Tomas, Jay Wolfe


In Your Prayers

Mother’s Day;

The staff and continuing work of Lutherans for Life;

May is Pastoral Education Month: All our Pastors and Seminaries;

Cancer: Brenda Painter; Carol Henning; Dee Ann Stults; Erin Kuhn; Joel Osborne (Dane Wardenburg's Coach); Lee Decker; Mark Burgess (Deb Melzer's Brother-in-Law); Rachel Stoker (former member of Trinity); Roberta Lowery (Phil Wardenburg's Sister); Robin Kemp; Shelly Cabbage (Friend of Phil and Anita Wardenburg); Trevor Hanson (Jim Hagen's Great-nephew); Vyck Shanes (Bill Mager's brother-in-law);

Illness: Bob Rassmussen; Greg Boros (husband of Melody Stoner's Niece) Heart Transplant; Jessica Marquardt (Neice of Marti Williams); Kaylee Hoepker; Pastor Blake Rickbile, Trinity Hewit, MN (Deb Meltzer's former Pastor); Tommie Stoner;

Recovering: Joel Herzberg (Car Accident) and his family as they struggle with his recovery; Recovering: Katie Davidson; Loretta Ferguson (Waunita Watt's Mother) Shoulder surgery.

Missionaries: Ivan, Jennifer Rasch, Nigeria; Rev. Daniel Vogel (Missionary to Hispanic in Dennison); Rev. Dennis Konkel (Missionary to the Deaf in Des Moines);

Shut-ins: Lonny Riley, Al Schroeder, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;