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posted Oct 25, 2013, 11:32 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Oct 27       Iowa District West Jr. Youth Gathering

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service (HC) .
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class
  • Preschool Harvest Celebration
    • 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is invited

Mon Oct 28 Pastor's Day Off

  • 1:30pm LifeLight
  • 6:30pm LifeLight

Tue Oct 29

  • 6:30am Early Risers (Fellowship Hall)

Wed Oct 30

  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class
  • 7:30pm Choir Practice in the Sanctuary Everyone welcome.

Thu Oct 31 LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference - Kansas City

Fri Nov 1 LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference - Kansas City

Sat Nov 2 LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference - Kansas City

Sun Nov 3

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service (HC)
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class
  • 2:15pm Adopt-a-Child (Preschool) Mixer
  • 5:30pm Circuit Reformation Service - Light Supper - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clarinda, IA
  • 7:00pm Circuit Reformation Service - Saint Paul Lutheran Church2463 State Hwy 2, Clarinda, IA

Important Dates

  • Annual Voter’s Meeting will be held November 17th at 11:30 a meal will be provided by Thrivent. Everyone is encouraged to come and help set the budget and elect officers for the next year.

Attendance Report

  • Sunday, October 20 2013-84

Thank you Thrivent !

  • Oct 27th Providing Cake for Reformation at 11:30 am.
  • Nov 17th Providing a light lunch for Voter’s Meeting.  Thank You

God has blessed each of us with special talents and abilities!

Thank you to Cathy Dryden for using her talents to make our new reformation banner. This congregation is blessed with many such people who use their talents every week. We thank all those who willingly and gladly serve  here at Trinity.

Reformation Choir—Nov. 3rd Performance

  • If you are interested in participating in the Circuit Reformation Service Choir on Nov 3rd, practice will be on Wed. Oct 30th at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary.


Serving At Trinity

Sun Oct 27

  • Altar: Pat Barkalow, Sharon Eklund, Gene & Dorothy Cook
  • Finance: Jim & Cindy Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund
  • Acolytes: Tomas, Kolby; Shady, Logan
  • Elder: Jim Nelson
  • Ushers: Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Bryon Bilderback, Jeff Kruse
  • Pianist: Carla Roghair

Sun Nov 3

  • Elder: Karl Peterson
  • Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers
  • Altar: Jean Stoll, Marti Williams, Radine Ward
  • Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler
  • Acolytes: Riley, Alexandria;Bargstadt, Caitlyn
  • Organist: Sharon Eklund

EXPERT GUESTS, EXPANSIVE TOPICS, EXTOLLING CHRIST...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week's topics include: The Hymn "We Sing for all the Unsung Saints," The Beatitudes, All Saints Day, The Apostles Simon & Jude and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at

THE BIBLE STUDY --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide This week we’ll sit down with various pastors and discuss the Reformation…how it came about, what did it mean then, and what does it mean for us today? Find out! Weekdays 10:00-11:00 am CST. Find it at and follow us on Facebook at


“The Church cannot just be against abortion, it must be FOR LIFE! Sharing the truth of the immeasurable value God gives to life not only exposes the heresy of abortion it also prevents Christians from falling prey to this heresy. For those who have been seduced by the heresy of abortion, the truth offers The Way back—Jesus Christ and His grace.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

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.

Building Healthy Families: As you and your children or grandchildren prepare for Halloween this week, take time to reflect on the masks you put on during the week. How do you think others view you? How do you want them to view you? More importantly, how does Jesus view you? (Look up 1 Samuel 16:7 and Colossians 2:13-14) Resist the temptation to compare yourself with others and don't allow feelings of insecurity to rob you of your identity in Christ. God knows who you really are. He loves you and created you for a purpose. Perhaps you would like to shed your false identity. For help sorting this out, call LFS. We can help you make Halloween a fun annual event instead of a daily identity struggle. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900; 7177 Hickman Road, Suite 3; Des Moines, IA 50322

Life Together 

A special reformation service will be held on Nov 3rd at 7:00 pm Saint Paul Lutheran Church; Clarinda, IA. A light meal and fellowship will begin at 5:30 pm. 

A-Dopt A Child Mixer Nov 3rd. This is an opportunity to meet the child you have adopted. The afternoon will be full of games and treats to initiate interaction between you and your child. The fun will begin at 2:15 pm and end at 4:00 pm. Come enjoy the fun.

Christmas Cards have arrived! They are located in the narthex on the card table. Cost of the cards is $5.00 a box.

October is LWML Mission month. The LWML will be taking your donations every in October. Thank you.

Handy Helpers quilting meets the third Tuesday of every month October thru April. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Naomi Circle November meeting will be held Wednesday, November 14th at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our Topic will be “Legacy for Life!”, found on page 16 of the Fall Quarterly.

Members of the Worship/Altar Committee will meet Saturday, November 16 at 9:00 am to clean and polish the altar ware & furnishings in the chancel. Cleaning supplies will be provided.

You can 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.

Annual Voter’s Meeting will be held November 17th at 11:30 a meal will be provided by Thrivent. Everyone is encouraged to come and help set the budget and elect officers for the next year.


  • Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis ; Kenneth Goeglein ; Rheanna Miller; Mike Rollings; Orlan Lux; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt; LaVern Otte (Brother-in Law of Janice Nook); Maggie Dory; 
  • Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa; 
  • IIS&R: Bill Reidy; Ethan Bulgrin; Jeanne Herzberg; Opal Niece; Doyle Hembry; Walt Herzberg; Dale Conn; Edith Larsen; Linda Whitaker; Jace Zellmer; Phil and Marie Burmeister; Gailen Foreman; Alan King; Alyssa Cose; Dale Conn; 
  • Military: Aaron Hoogand; Carl Green; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary; 
  • 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; 
  • Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer (Vicar: Macomb, MI), Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg; 
  • Shut-ins: Mary Carson; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Fern Hoepker; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Don Campbell;