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posted Jan 18, 2013, 12:40 PM by Jonathan Watt

Life Quote January 20 “A woman has the right to choose what she does with her body, but the baby is not her body. Where’s the lawyer for the baby? How can the dream survive if we murder the children?” Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking with Notre Dame High School students – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·


DEFENDING LIFE FROM BEGINNING TO END...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Topics include: God's Gift of Life, Miscarriage, The 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, The Incarnation & Human Life, Medical Ethics and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at

KFUO is dedicated to spreading the Gospel message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with people around the world.  You can help us take this message to the ends of the earth by supporting this ministry.  There are several ways to partner with KFUO Radio

What is Apologetics? Defending the faith. Now available for purchase $10 for the whole set. Find these CDs in the Trinity Bookstore in the fellowship hall. Topics: "Introduction to Apologetics" "Why Defend the Christian Faith?" "Answering the Objections of Unbelievers" and "Testing the Truth Claims of Christianity" Talk to Pastor Watt if you have questions..



Building Healthy Families: Do you have parental experience and room in your heart and home for more children? Consider adopting a child or embryo in need of a forever family. Adoption builds a family through love that transcends genetics, biology and culture. If you or someone you know is interested in domestic, international or embryo adoption invite them to contact Janette Clausen, LFS’s Director of Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services by email at or by calling (712) 263-6993. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900

Fresh deer meat in 2 lb. pkgs will be available for anyone. Every Thursday beginning December 6, 4-6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church (Sponsored by FPC Deacon’s).

The Crest Area for Life is holding an annual prayer service at the Memorial Stone for the Unborn at Calvary Cemetery in Creston, IA on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm. This service is held annually on or near the anniversary of Rose vs. Wade decision. This year marks the 40th year that abortion has been legal in the United States. As of this year more than 56 million babies have been aborted. Please join us! If you would like to speak at the event please contact Betty Baker at 641-782-7998.

There will be A Memorial Service for the Victims of Abortion on January 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa. Everyone is encouraged to attend to remember the more than 50 million lives lost in countless lives affected by abortion in our country.

There will be up pie auction in the Trinity Fellowship Hall on January 31, 2013 for Rheanna Miller. Please watch for more information to come.

Life Together


2013 offering envelopes are now available on the narthex table. Please let Kevin Kruse no if you did not receive a box and would like to have one.

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!”

A "Thank you" to everyone for the birthday cards, birthday wishes and to those who attended the party. It was a GOOD day - Warren Kruse

Attendance Report January 13 – 93: Communion 83

Bulletin Announcement pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Bulletin Announcements" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested announcements will not be repeated.

Handy Helpers quilting meet this Tuesday and the third Tuesday of every month thru April.

Thank you for the many prayers. Thank for the thoughts, flowers, and phone calls. You are a very special church family. Marti Williams.

The 10th Annual German Dinner and Silent Auction will take place Sunday, February 3rd, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Clarinda Lutheran School. Call 712-542-3657 to make your reservations. Enjoy grilled pork loin, bratwurst, sauerkraut, hot German potato salad, and homemade breads; and then for dessert choose from Black Forest Cake, Banana Rum Torte, Peach Kuchen, and other sumptuous offerings. Donated proceeds go toward supporting Christian education in our community. See you there! Vielen Danke!

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 Jan 20       Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank 

                        2nd Sunday after the Epiphany

                        Life Sunday

                        8:00am      Divine Service (First Lutheran)     

                        9:30am      Divine Service      

                        11:00am    Sunday School Adult Bible Class     

                        11:30am    Voter's Meeting     

Mon Jan 21     Pastor's Day Off  

Tue Jan 22       6:30am      Early Risers (McDonalds)     

                        1:30pm      Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


Wed Jan 23     6:00pm      Confirmation Class     

                        7:30pm      Board of Education (FH)     

                        7:30pm      Board of Trustees (FH)     

Thu Jan 24       9:30am      Preschool Pastor Time     

                        1:30pm      Preschool Pastor Time     

Sun Jan 27       3rd Sunday after the Epiphany

                        Preschool Children Sing - Lutheran Schools Week

                        8:00am      Divine Service (First Lutheran)     

                        9:30am      Divine Service (HC)

                        11:00am    Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Serving at Trinity

Sun Jan 20     Elder: Phil Wardenburg  

                        Acolytes: Devon Peterson; Cassidy Riley                 

Altar: Phil & Anita Wardenburg  

Pianist: Julie Lang

Sun Jan 27     Organist: Sharon Eklund

Elder: Phil Wardenburg  

Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas  

Altar: Phil & Anita Wardenburg                    


Christian Care:Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in


Cancer: Bethany Gurich;Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy

            Cook);Megan Anderson;Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener)   

Condolences: Family of Pauline Young;Bob Rasmussen (Brother in Law

            of Janice Nook)                      

Education: Confirmation Classes                  

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Pastor David Schultz

(Friend of Pastor Watt);Pastor Nabil Nour (Friend of Pastor Watt, Open Heart Surgery);Velma Lorenz               

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair);Bo Beeman-Persian

 Gulf (Nephew of Chuck & Paula Bowman);Carl Green (Grand

Nephew of Gene Cook);David Davenport-Afganistan (Nephew of

Chuck );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