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Mission Festival Announcements: February 8, 2015

posted Feb 6, 2015, 8:44 AM by Unknown user

This Week at Trinity

Sun Feb 8         

  • Mission Fest: Guest Preacher/Speaker Rev. Joel Fritsche
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) Missionary Presentation Rev. Joel Fritsche
  • 12:00 pm (CR) Mission Fest Pot Luck
  • 6:00 pm (CR) Preschool Board
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Adult Instruction Class

Mon Feb 9 

  • Pastor’s Day Off
  • 6:30 pm (CR) LifeLight Bible Study
  • Tue Feb 10 6:30 pm (CR) Early Risers
  • 1:30 pm (CR) LifeLight Bible Study

Wed Feb 11 

  • 9:30 am Circuit Winkel
  • Immanuel; Osceola, IA
  • 1:30 pm (CR) Naomi Cirlce
  • 6:00 pm (CR) F.L.O.C.K.
  • 6:00 pm (CR) Confirmation
  • 7:30 pm (CR) All Board Meet
  • 8:30 pm (CR) Christian Care Committee

Thu Feb 12 

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

Sat Feb 14 

  • 6:00 pm (CR) Youth Group Valentine’s Day Dinner

Sun Feb 15 

  • Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank
  • Gideons Presentation—Bible Class
  • 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;
  • Condolences: Family of Bob Loudon. Family of Dale Hagen;
  • 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: Cade Schroeder; Danna Rains; Gailen Foreman; Helen Terry; Marie Burmeister; Paul Kearney:
  • 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;

Life Together

  • Elders meeting has been moved to Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
  • 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.
  • Hats and mittens will be collected through Feb 15th. Please put donations in black and white bag in the Narthex.
  • LifeLight Bible Study will resume on Monday, Feb 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 10th at 1:30 p.m. You may attend either session as the same material will be presented both days. The session will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend. We will begin to study the last half of the book of Exodus beginning with Chapter 20. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang.
  • 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.
  • Naomi Circle will meet Wednesday, February 11th at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be “How Can I Control My Tongue?” found on page 16 of the Winter 2014 Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study and fellowship.
  • Nodaway Valley Ministerial Association Theological Convocation February 20-21 Hotel Greenfield. Dr. William Brownsberger who is the Dean of Academics at Conception Seminary (Roman Catholic) near Maryville, MO. Cost will be 45. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved. Registration and dinner will begin at 5:30 pm Friday evening.
  • Trinity's Creston location is seeking a Janitor. If you are interested please contact Byron Bilderback.
  • VBS Dates have been set. Creston: July 5-9th; Mount Ayr: July 19-23rd. The Board of Education asks you to save these dates when making your summer plans. Thank you.
  • Stewardship: 1 Corinthians 9:25  “Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.” Self control is a fruit of the Spirit – for the desires of the flesh are at war with the desires of the Spirit. Having received the new life in Christ by his grace, he now calls us to follow him deliberately, with self-control, with intention.


  • Building Healthy Families: Valentine’s Day is this Friday! As you find ways to share your love with family members and special friends, remember also to spend some time with your Perfect True Love. God is love. (1 John 4:16) God is the author of love. (1 John 4:8) His perfect love casts out all fear. (1 John 4:18) He demonstrated His love by sending is son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins. (Romans 5:8) Greater love has no one than this… (John 15:13) Now that is true love! Happy Valentine’s Day! Lutheran Family Service, 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; 515-251-4900.
  • Life Quote: February 8 “Time and experience have taught me a priceless lesson: Any child you take for your own becomes your own if you give of yourself to that child. I have borne two children and had seven others by adoption, and they are all my children, equally beloved and precious.” Dale Evans, writer, film star, and singer-songwriter – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •
  • Christian Care: Trinity has established a Christian Care fund to help people in our communities who are in need. Our Thanksgiving offering will be used to fund this account (use your Thanksgiving envelope). You may also give to the fund at any time simply use one of the Christian Care Fund envelopes on the narthex table. Any member of Trinity may request a gift for anyone in need. Find forms for requests on the Narthex table.


  • Education: If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt
  • TALK RADIO FOR THE THINKING CHRISTIAN...You can listen to teachings for laypeople on topics like:  Christianity & Sex, Saint Valentine, The Transfiguration, The Power & Primacy of the Pope, Hipster Churches and more.  Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  You can listen on-demand at
  • THY STRONG WORD --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO Radio. This week we will examine the Book of Matthew: Monday, Feb 9 – Matthew 11 “Messengers from John the Baptist”; Tues, Feb 10 – Matthew 12 “Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath”; Wed, Feb 12 – Matthew 13 “The Parable of the Sower”; Thurs, Feb 13 – Matthew 14 “ Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand”; Fri, Feb 14 – Matthew 15 “Traditions and Communications”; Join host Rev. Will Weedon and explore God’s Word together.  11am-Noon CDT --- Find us at and follow us 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.