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NEWS - THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT (MARCH 25, 2012)

posted Mar 22, 2012, 1:30 PM by Jonathan Watt   [ updated Mar 22, 2012, 1:30 PM ]

Witness

Be informed - inspired - and networked with other congregations reaching out to their community! Plan on attending the Iowa District West Mission Banquet, Sunday, March 25, at St. Paul, Ft. Dodge, 4:30 – 7 pm. To register, go to the district website, or contact Jill Davis at the district office (jill.davis@idwlcms.org; 515-576-7666). Did we mention it's free? 

Dramatic Readers Needed for Palm Sunday Service:  Please contact pastor Watt if you would like to help with the reading of the passion narrative on Palm Sunday.  Men and women are needed. 

CHRIST-CENTERED, CROSS-FOCUSED TALK RADIO...You can listen to teachings on subjects like: Christianity's Answer to the Problem of Evil, Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, Peter Denies Jesus, Joseph the Patriarch and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org. 

FLOCK with be held on March 28th this month due to spring break. Please join us for the fun. 

Holy Week Worship Schedule:

April 5, 7pm - Holy Thursday with Holy Communion;

April 6, 7pm - Good Friday Tenebra Service;

April 8, Easter Sunday

                7am - Sunrise Service with Holy Communion;

                8am-9am Easter Breakfast;

                9am - Festival of the Resurrection Service with Holy Communion. 

Join us this afternoon for an easy mission project. We are distributing 400 door hangers with information about the church. Meet 2pm in the fellowship hall. Fellowship following. 

Mercy

Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office. Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or dchapman@careinitiatives.org 

Life Quote: “God entered the darkness of a sinful world in the darkness of a womb. Jesus’ body was knit together there—a body necessary to live a holy life on our behalf, a body necessary to bear the ‘yoke and burden’ of the punishment for sin upon a cross, a body necessary to be placed in a tomb and rise again in victory over sin and death. Baptized into this death and resurrection, God declares us holy and joyful victors!” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · www.lutheransforlife.org

Life Together

Attendance Report:  3/18: 69; 3/21: 50

A Note About the Prayer List:  Normally prayers for illness, injury or recovery stay on the prayer list for three Sundays.  If you want a request to remain longer please notify pastor Watt via eMail or use one of the Prayer Request forms found on the Narthex table.  Please do not assume your request will be on the list or remain on the list unless you have notified pastor in writing. Thanks.

Now receive daily news eMail from Trinity! 1. Goto the church web page http://www.TrinityCreston.org; 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. 

Check out the updated Trinity Facebook page. It is in the new timeline format. Become a fan. Keep informed about what's going on at your church. 

Confirmation is Coming! Mark your calendars for May 2 and May 5. The 2nd at 7pm is Questioning. Please come and hear and support Ashley and Reagan confess their faith in public. See what they've learned. Then on the following Sunday (5th) they'll be confirmed. It is an important day for them and us. Support these young members of our congregation by your attendance at BOTH events. 

Easter Garden information is available from the bulletin insert today. There are directions on the form if you would like to provide flowers for Easter Sunday. 

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

If you filed a funeral planning worksheet with the Church please give pastor Watt another copy. 

If you wish to provide flowers for the altar please eMail flowers@TrinityCreston.org and/or use the Altar Flower sheet in the signup book on the Narthex table (be sure to notify pastor in writing, a pad is provided on the narthex table). The altar flower schedule can be found on the church web page. Look for "Altar Flowers" in the main menu or navigate to http://www.TrinityCreston.org/altar-flowers 

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

Thanks to everyone that sent me all the beautiful cards, good wishes, and gifts for my birthday. God bless you all. Velma Lorenz. 

The Sign Committee will meet on Tuesday at 7pm. 

Trinity Lutheran Church news can be found on the church web page simply go to News.TrinityCreston.org 

You are invited to join Pastor Nour, a native of Israel, born in Nazareth to Journey to the Holy Land and Jordan for the spiritual experience of a lifetime October 22-November 4...walk where Jesus walked...where every page of the Bible comes alive...cruise the Sea of Galilee...climb the Mount of Olives and view the Old City of Jerusalem...visit Tabgha, scene of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes...the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount and where Jesus chose his Twelve Apostles...walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher...stroll in the Garden of Gethsemane...visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. What to expect: During this 13-day tour, you will experience the sounds, smells and sights of two civilizations the old and the new. You will stand at the cross roads of history and feel the vibrant influence of how this land shapes all other lands. We will do more than just visit sights. We will go off the beaten path and have personal and daily devotions. The Bible will be our map and guide. Experience Israel–a place like no other. Please join him this pilgrimage. The price is $3980.00 and includes air fair from Minneapolis to Tel Aviv and back to Minneapolis, hotel accommodations (for double occupancy) tips, entry fees and all meals. Contact Pastor Nour at Redeemer Lutheran Church, P. O. Box, 158, Armour, SD 57313 (605)724-2489 redeemarmour@unitelsd.com 

This Week at Trinity

Sun Mar 25                   Fifth Sunday in Lent - Lent

                                        8:00am                Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                        9:30am                Divine Service (HC)

                                        11:00am             Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Mon Mar 26                 Pastor's Day Off

                                        7:00pm                LifeLight Bible Study (FH)

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

                                        1:30pm                Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast

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                                        1:30pm                LifeLight Bible Study

                                        7:00pm                Sign Committee Meeting

Wed Mar 28                 6:00pm                Jr. Confirmation Class

                                        6:30pm                F.L.O.C.K.

                                        7:00pm                Lenten Service

                                        8:00pm                Board of Education (C1)

                                        8:00pm                Board of Trustees (FH) 

Thu Mar 29                  5:30pm                Habitat for Humanity

Fri Mar 30                     9:30am                Service at Crest Haven

                                        10:30am             Service at Creston N & R

                                        1:30pm                Service at Prairie View

Sun Apr 1                      Palm Sunday

                                        8:00am                Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                        9:30am                Divine Service

                                        11:00am             Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                                        12:00pm             Sunday School Teacher's Meeting (FH)

Volunteers

Sun Mar 25                                                Fifth Sunday in Lent - Lent

              Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

              Organist: Sharon Eklund

              Elder: Randy Roghair

              Ushers: Troy Peterson, Dorian Peterson, Paul Kearney, Bill Majors

              Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

              Acolytes: Cali Fogelsong, Caitlyn Bargstadt

Wed Mar 28                                             

              Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

              Elder: Randy Roghair

              Organist: Sharon Eklund

              Acolytes: Ashley Bargstadt, Devon Peterson

              Ushers: Troy Peterson, Dorian Peterson, Paul Kearney, Bill Majors

              Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

Sun Apr 1                                                   Palm Sunday

              Pianist: Julie Lang

              Finance: Dennis Brown, Norm Schroeder

              Altar: Mike & Janette Lang; Megan Schutt

              Acolytes: Cali Fogelsong, Reagan Brown

              Ushers: Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Norm Schroeder, Jack Quee

              Elder: Jim Hagen  

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Dana Austin; (Mother of Dane Wardenburg's Girlfriend); Frances Bird; Jeanne Herzberg; Jennifer Winners; Jerry Monday (coworker of Bryon Bilderback) Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz); Megan Anderson; Melinda Skellenger; Sheryl Peterson (Mother of Troy);

Hospice: Loretta Ferguson (Mother of Waunita Watt);  Melissa Viers;

Illness, Injury, Surgery or Recovering: Clarance Ferguson (Parents of Waunita Watt); Gene Cook; Larry Winter (Friend of Dave Dory) Heart Surgery; Norm Schroeder;

Military: 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;

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