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Reformation Sunday (October 28, 2012) observed

posted Oct 25, 2012, 1:08 PM by Jonathan Watt


Volunteers Needed! Please help with The Harvest Celebration for the preschool this evening 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM. Help is needed for set up in the kitchen cleanup and photography. Talk to any preschool board member or Pastor Watt or Joy Brown.

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. 

Why do we open up the Baptismal Font during Holy Communion? Simple, to remind you of your Baptism. Through it you were made God's child. You were marked with "the sign of the cross both upon your forehead and upon your heart, to mark you as one redeemed by Christ the Crucified." If you wish you can dip your fingers in the water and remember your baptism by retracing the cross on your forehead. 


Please submit names today for the Role of the Saints to be read on all Saints Sunday next week. We send them by email to or write a note and put it in Pastor Watt's mailbox.

Building Healthy Families: Martin Luther encouraged us to remember our baptism every day as we take a shower or wash our face. He wrote, “In baptism, our sinful selves are drowned, and day by day a new self arises.” Take time today as you wash to remember your baptism and remind your children of the meaning of theirs! Happy Reformation Sunday from the staff and Board of Directors of Lutheran Family Service! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900. 

Life Quote:  “Many view abortion as a purely political issue that we shouldn’t be talking about. The devil loves that kind of thinking. For if we never talk about the idolatry of abortion, we abandon those who have been vanquished by it to the dark hopelessness of their sin. Those vanquished by abortion never hear that God has restored them, along with all sinners, as joyful victors.” 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. 

Life Together

Attendance Report: October 21, 2012: 98, Holy Communion 83

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Please note the voters meeting has been re-rescheduled. The date of the voters meeting for elections and budget is NOW November 18, 2012 following Sunday school and Bible classes. 

Wanted: Active Member to lead the Jr./Sr. Youth. If you are interested, please talk to Pastor Watt or Julie Lang. 

Meals for Confirmation Students: The Board of Education will sponsor meals for the confirmation kids during Advent. Watch for the sign up sheet within the next couple of weeks to see how you might help with this project. There will only be three meals to plan and serve. 

2013 Rose Bowl Game Ticket Combo. For one individual: $175 or 210. This price includes one Rose Bowl Football Game ticket and one ticket to the Lutheran Hour Ministries Float/Petal Pushers Behind the Scenes Party to be held on December 30th! Contact Dick Gast or call 949-458-0606. The theme for the 2013 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is “Oh the Places You'll Go!” and this year's Lutheran Hour Ministries float theme is “Jesus … The Way to Heaven!” 

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. 

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. 

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). 

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

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 28        Reformation (observed)

                            8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                            9:30am                  Divine Service (HC)

                            11:00am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Oct 29      Pastor's Day Off

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

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

                            1:30pm                  Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


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

Wed Oct 31       Reformation

                            No Confirmation Class

Thu Nov 1         All Saints Day

                            National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference

                            Storm Lake, Iowa

Fri Nov 2           National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference

Sat Nov 3          National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference

Sun Nov 4         All Saints (observed)

                            Preschool Sings

                            8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                            9:30am                  Divine Service (HC)

                            11:00am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class  

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, Surgery or Recovering: Charlie Bowman; Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener, Brain Tumor, Surgery); Velma Lorenz.

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;

Safe Travel: Deb Meltzer (Trip to the Holy Land);

Shutins: Frieda Porter, Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;

Serving at Trinity

Sun Oct 28, 2012                              

Finance: Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Acolytes: Hannah Watt (+); Kolby Tomas (b)

Ushers: Eric Eklund, Jay Eklund, Mason Peterson, Jim Nelson, Karl Peterson

Altar Committee: Gene & Dorothy Cook, Pat Barkalow, Sharon Eklund

Elder: Jim Nelson

Sun Nov 4, 2012                                

Acolytes: Kessler Tomas (+); Sam Chapman (b)

Elder: Randy Roghair

Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Majors, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Altar: Pat Barkalow, Gene & Dorothy Cook, Sharon Eklund

Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Majors