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Second Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Jan 17, 2012, 6:23 AM by Jonathan Watt

1 Samuel 3:1–10 (11–20); 1 Corinthians 6:12–20; John 1:43–51: The Lord God Is with You and Reveals Himself to You by the Preaching of His Word: The Lord Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael to “come and see” that He is “the Son of God” and “the King of Israel” (John 1:43–49). And they shall see even “greater things than these” (John 1:50). For His Body is the Temple of God on earth, and by His priestly sacrifice the heavens will be opened to all who believe and are baptized into Him. Therefore, He calls Philip and Nathanael, first to hear His Word and then to speak as Apostles, even as He once called Samuel and established him “as a prophet of the Lord” (1 Sam. 3:20). As the Lord was with the Samuel “and let none of his words fall to the ground” (1 Sam. 3:19), He also accompanies and upholds the preachers of His Word in our day. Thus, by the Gospel that is preached to you, “your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you” (1 Cor. 6:19). Since your body thus belongs to the Body of Christ, is meant “for the Lord,” and shall be raised up like Him, now “glorify God in your body” (1 Cor. 6:13–20).


REAL REFORMATION RADIO...You can listen to teachings on subjects like: The Confession of St. Peter, Sarah, Jesus Calls the First Disciples, The Epiphany Hymn "O Morning Star, How Fair and Bright" 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 

The Lutheran Witness for 2012: The following members currently have subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness. If you want to continue to receive the Witness you don't have to do anything. To cancel or subscribe please let Pastor Watt know via email or in writing before the end of January 2012. The cost for 2012 is $21.65 for 11 issues. You may put the payment in the collection plate labeled "Lutheran Witness" anytime during the year. Charles Bowman, Gene Cook, Doyle Hembry, Lynn Kruse, Gerald Lorenz, Janice Nook, Randy Roghair, Rev. Jonathan Watt, Steve Bradley, Eddie Eh, Walt Herzber, Warren Krus, Dale Maue, Karl Peterso, Miciah Wat, Mitzie Cella, Gibson Memorial Librar, Fern Hoepke, Mike Lan, Jim Nelso, Jack Que, and Phil Wardenburg. 


Building Healthy Families: One way in which to build a healthy family is through daily prayers or devotions. When you do this, a strong foundation is formed in your children from an early age. Jeremiah 29:12 says, “Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” Teaching your children to trust in the Lord is a wonderful way to strengthen your family. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515)251-4900 

HUSH deer distribution has started up again. Please spread the word to stop by the First Presbyterian Church Thursday’s from 4-6pm. No eligibility requirements, just sign your name & give the number of people in your household. Last year more than 16 thousand pounds were given out to the needy of SW Iowa. So far in the past seven weeks more than six thousand pounds has been distributed.  

The current Habitat for Humanity Project House is available. If anyone knows of someone who would be in need of housing please contact pr. Watt. The house has two bedrooms. Habitat for Humanity of Union County will consider all applications according to their regular guidelines. 

To send cards and well wishes to Frances Bird please use this address: Francis Bird, 721 S Timber Creek Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 

Life Together

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Prayer Request pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Prayer Requests" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested prayer request will be repeated for three (3) sundays. 

Thank you! to my friends at Trinity who sent cards and gifts for my 95th birthday. Alos thanks to the people who came or helped at my Open House. May Carlisle. 

The Sunday School Teacher's Meeting and Midwinter Potluck for January will be on January 22 at 12pm following Sunday School and Adult Bible Class. Bring your spouse, children a dish to share for lunch! 

Would you like to make a banner? Pastor Watt would like a banner for our Motto Teaching, Learning, Caring. If you are interested please talk to Pastor Watt. 

Young men attending Iowa State University in the Fall of 2012: Beta Sigma Psi, the National Lutheran Fraternity, is offering three $1500 scholarships for Lutheran men attending ISU this fall. There is no obligation to join in order to be eligible. Please visit to apply online, and contact Beta Sigma Psi at or call at 515.259.0302 with any questions. 

At Trinity This Week

Sun Jan 15                      Second Sunday after the Epiphany

                                          Caring for Your Neighbor

                                           Food Bank Donations

                                          8:00am                Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                          9:30am                Divine Service

                                          11:00am             Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                                          11:30am             Voter's Meeting

Mon Jan 16                    Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jan 17                      6:30am                Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                          9:00am                Handy Helpers (FH) 

                                          1:30pm                Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


Wed Jan 18                     9:30am                Circuit Winkle - Trinity, Creston

                                          6:00pm                Jr. Confirmation

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

                                          7:30pm                Board of Missions (FH)   

Sat Jan 21                       9:00am                Church & Clergy Finance / Treasurer Workshop

                                                                        Faith Lutheran Church, Adel, IA 

Sun Jan 22                      Third Sunday after the Epiphany

                                          Holy Communion

                                          8:00am                Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                          9:30am                Divine Service

                                          11:00am             Sunday School / Adult Bible Class 

                                          12:00pm             Sunday School Teacher's Meeting and Midwinter Potluck

Serving This Week

Sun Jan 15

ü       Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg

ü       Acolytes: Cassidy Riley, Devon Peterson

ü       Elder: Phil Wardenburg

ü       Ushers: Randy Ehm, Dennis Brown, Kevin Kruse, Eddie Ehm

Sun Jan 22

ü       Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg

ü       Acolytes: Cassidy Riley, Devon Peterson

ü       Elder: Phil Wardenburg

ü       Ushers: Randy Ehm, Dennis Brown, Kevin Kruse, Eddie Ehm

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Dana Austin; (Mother of Dane Wardenburg's Girlfriend); Grace Mae Chance (friend of Waunita's co-worker); Jaque Claubaugh (niece of Paula Bowman); Jeanne Herzberg; Jennifer Winters; Kara (classmate of Hannah Watt); Melinda Skellenger; Melissa Viers; Vivian Herzberg (daughter of Lawrence & Jeanne Herzberg);

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Brenda Cook; (Non malignant brain tumor); Dorothy Cook; Francis Bird, Hospitalized; Janette Lang (eye surgery);

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), returning to Afghanistan; 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;