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SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT (February 24, 2013)

posted Feb 22, 2013, 1:56 PM by Jonathan Watt


Men's work day - Saturday, April 27 - IDW is partnering with Lutheran Hour Men's Ministry on their national men's work day. Go to to register your group. A great opportunity to gather men, including those outside the congregation, to do something to serve your community or those in need. You can identify a local project or, hopefully, we'll share soon information on a larger district project to which you can come and serve. If you have an idea for something that could be done in your area, please contact Mark Gerken at  ••

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 forhead 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.  ••

YOU’LL BE BLESSED LISTENING TO THE BIBLE STUDY now studying Luke’s Gospel: on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO, Weekdays from 10-11am CST. Pastors from congregations across the country give listeners an opportunity to study general and specific Biblical topics. The pastors explain specific verses and apply Lutheran doctrine to life in today’s world. Find it at --- live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived. Like and follow us:


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

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.

LERT Training Are you and/or your church prepared for a natural disaster? How do you respond when you or others in your community lose their home in a natural disaster? If the tornado siren sounds off during a church service, what will you do? Are your elders trained in how to respond? Do your members know what to do? Are your church records protected if a tornado destroys your church? Iowa District West is taking the lead in offering LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) trainings so you will have the answers to these questions. You are invited to attend the upcoming Jefferson LERT training or call Ellie Menz at 515-370-1159 to schedule a LERT training in your community.

A thank you letter was received by the congregation for our support of Seminary Student Timothy Meyer. He is in his second year of Seminary. Classes are challenging but most rewarding. "A class I particularly enjoyed was 'Religious Bodies of America'. The class follows and examines the primary school of Christian religious thought and how they have developed throughout history. It was a fascinating class and have given me a much better understanding of the unique religious climate that Americans and we as Lutherans face today."

Did You Know: It’s been said the phrase, “Fear not”, or something akin to it, is repeated 365 times in the Bible. That is one “fear not” for every day of the year! Whether or not this is actually true, it is a great reminder to put our burdens on the Lord. He can handle them. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41: 9-11) Lutheran Family Service of Iowa Des Moines, IA (515) 251-4900

Thanks for the use of your church facilities on for the pies for Rheanna benefit auction. The auction would not be been a success without not have a success without the use of your facility. Richard Homewood and Brandy Wheatly

Life Together

Attendance Report:      Sunday February 17th – 84

Wednesday February 20th - 57

Board Chairs Please Note!: All meetings during Lent (through April 31) will be at 8:30pm following Lenten services instead of at 7pm. Also, there are NO meetings on Holy Week (April 24-31). Board of Education and Trustees meetings have been rescheduled for April 20 (NOT April 27) at 8:30pm. Board Chairs please let Pastor Watt know if you change or cancel your meeting this month.

For more information about Light of Life including the reading schedule please visit the Trinity Web Page eMail discussion Group

Looking forward to Confirmation: This year confirmation will be on May 12 (Mother's Day). There are five students in 8th grade. Please continue to pray as they prepare to confess their faith before the congregation on that day.

Pastor Watt will again offer specific hours for Private Confession / Absolution during Holy Week. February 25-29 from 6-7pm. No appointment is necessary.

Thank you for attending the Youth Groups Valentine's Diner. The Youth Group appreciates your support and donations as they raise money to attend the National Youth Gathering in San Antonio TX this summer.

The Confirmation students will be served Pancakes, Sausage and Applesauce starting at 5:30 Wednesday February 27th.

You are all invited to a wedding shower given for Lucas Wardenburg and Jessica Daley on It is a pampered Chef shower just come, you may purchase of the couples wish list or give mney for the couple to spend on items of their choice.

Thanks for donating money towards a pop machine for our Youth Group. The profits will go towards camps and gatherings. We appreciate your support. Members of Youth Group

This week at Trinity

Sun Feb 24        2nd Sunday in Lent

                        8:00am Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                        9:30am Divine Service (HC)  

                        11:00amSunday School Adult Bible Class 

                        2:30pm Joint Committee Meeting - First Lutheran Church, Mount

                                    Ayr, IA

Mon Feb 25       Pastor's Day Off

                        7:00pm LifeLight Bible Study

Tue Feb 26        6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds)  

                        1:30pm             Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                        1:30pm             LifeLight Bible Study

Wed Feb 27       6:00pm Confirmation Class 

                        7:00pm             Lenten Service 

                        8:30pm             Board of Education (FH)  

                        8:30pm             Board of Trustees (FH)  

Thu Feb 28        8:30pm             Board of Missions (FH)  

Sun Mar 3         3rd Sunday in Lent

                        8:00am Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                        9:30am Divine Service 

                        11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class


Serving at Trinity

Sun Feb 24        Organist: Sharon Eklund

                        Ushers: Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Bruce Herzberg, Adam


                        Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg

                        Acolytes: Kessler Tomas; Sam Chapman

Wed Feb 27       Pianist Carla

                        Ushers: Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Bruce Herzberg, Adam


                        Acolytes: Alex Brown; Ben Bargstadt

Sun Mar 3         Acolytes: Cali Foglesong; Caitlyn Barrgstadt

                        Ushers: Troy Peterson, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Jim Kneedler

                        Alar: Mike and Jeanette Lang and Megan Schutt


Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa;Also for our Seminary StudentsTimothy Meyer, Bart Rall, Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Dawne Bowman (Daughter-in-Law to Charlie and Paula); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Megan Anderson; Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener);

Illness, Injury, Surgery and Recovering: Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a liver transplant, Jeanne Herzberg - Surgery on to remove brain tumor, Mary Carson, Hospitalized; Addison Veach (Waunita's grand niece) born Feb 2 1lb. 11oz., Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper) Continued illness

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 Cottrell;