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Second Sunday in Lent; March 20, 2011;

posted Mar 18, 2011, 1:50 PM by Pastor Trinity


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Adult Bible Class today.  We're still studying what the Bible says the church is.  Join us 10:30am in the fellowship hall.

There is no Adult Education Classes this Thursday But they will start again next week and continue every week until April 28 in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great oppurtunity for Trinity members to renew their understanding of the Christian faith. Even if you can attend only a few class periods you will re-learn a lot. Please talk to pastor Watt if your are able to attend. 

Saturday! Mission U Workshop at Immanuel Greenfield March 26, 9am-2pm: Please accept our invitation to join us for a district-wide evangelism outreach workshop here at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield. The workshop will occur here at church on Saturday, March 26th, 2011. We will meet from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. This special workshop will employ the new "Mission U" program recently developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries. A speaker from LHM will lead us through the workshop. To learn more about the Mission U program, please visit our congregational website at and watch the video clip that has been posted. Immanuel Lutheran Church is located on Highway 25 and Dodge St. in Greenfield. The workshop is available for your pastor and for all members of your congregation. Encourage your members to come. We can handle a large group here at Immanuel. Lunch will be served during the workshop. No cost is involved for this workshop other than a small amount for the lunch. Please RSVP me at and let me know how many are coming from your congregation so we can begin planning. 

Next week! Law and Gospel. Please plan to attend worship services, Sunday School and an afternoon Seminar on Sunday March 27, 2011 given by Pastor Tom Baker from Concordia Mission Sociey. Pastor Baker is an expert in the application of Law and Gospel a very Lutheran way to understand Holy Scripture. Please join us for a day of congregational education. 

Me, a Pastor? Me a Deaconess? If you have found yourself asking this question, now is the time to do soemthing about it! Rev. Steve Wagner of Concordia Theologiacl Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is going to be at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1100 Market St. Carlisle, IA 50047 on Monday, March 28, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Come and explore the possibilities! Men of all ages are invited, as are their wives, fiancees, and parents. Women interested in the deaconess program are also invited, along with their families. Conferences are individual and informal. Reservations at (515)989-3841 or eMail Rev. Wagner at to alert him that you are coming, and feel free to call him on his cell at 260-449-0135 if you are having trouble locating him. 


Give to Japan Earthquake Relief 

Building Healthy Families: It is hard to believe, but today is the first day of spring! The dawning of spring has always signified new life in nature. Are your tulips sprouting yet? Have the robins returned? As believers in Christ, we understand the idea of “new life.” Having been baptized with Christ into His death for our sins, we have become a new creation through the work of the Holy Spirit. Take time today to reflect on your baptism and the significance of being that new creation in Christ. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 

Haiti: One Year: Orphan Grain Train is requesting blankets, quilts and other bedding to help with the great need that still remains in Haiti and orphanages Kyrganzstan. Please bring your extras to the church or ship them to Orphan Grain Train Warehouse, 601 W. Phillip Ave. Norfolk, NE 68701. For more information please contact any member of the Board of Missions or Waunita Watt. or (605)579-0006. 

Life Thoughts for the Church Year. Faith in God’s love for us through Christ brings eternal life (John 3:16). Faith in God’s love for us through Christ brings strength and help for living this life. God will not abandon those for whom He paid such a holy price. This is our hope as we deal with life’s struggles and pains. God’s love is certain no matter what! You can believe it!

Life Together

Iowa District West has an immediate opening for a secretarial position. Candidates must be self-motivated, team-oriented, dependable, attentive to detail, a skilled communicator, supportive of the organization’s mission, knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and willing to learn additional software. Salary dependent upon experience. Contact Roger Curtis for an application ( or 515.576.7666). Hours would be 30-35 per week with benefits. Submit resume and application by March 1 to Iowa District West, 409 Kenyon Rd, Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. 

Please reschedule or cancel Wednesday night meetings for March 9 through April 20 to avoid Wednesday night Lenten Services. 

Southwest LWML zone board meeting will be on Monday March 7 in Villisca at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church at 7pm. If bad weather listen to KMA 960. Snow date would be March 14, same location. The SW LWML Spring Rally will be on April 9th at Leon, Our Savior Lutheran Church. Registration 9am. Contact Janice Nook with questions. 

The Family of Frieda Porter is hosting a "Card Shower" for her 95th birthday that she will celebrate on Wed March 23rd. Please remember her with your good wishes and keep her in your prayers. Send cards to Freida Porter 303 W Buckeye, Creston, IA 50801 

The Thrivent representative for our area is Matthew Heller. Call him at 515-276-1527 or 800-369-1527; eMail;

This Week at Trinity

Sun Mar 20    1593 Augsburg Confession Adopted in Sweden

                        Second Sunday in Lent (V)

                        9am           Divine Service

                        10:30am   Sunday School / Bible Class

                        5pm          Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                        6pm          Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                        7pm          Youth Group - Youth Room

Mon Mar 21  Pastor's Day Off

                        1685 Birth of Lutheran Composer, Bach

Tue Mar 22    1528 Melanchthon's Instruction for the Visitors

                        1594 30-Years War Ends

                        6:30am     Early Risers (McDonalds)

                        1:30pm     Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                        7pm          Ladies Reading Group - A Little Book of Joy (FH)

Wed Mar 23   No Confirmation Class - Spring Break

                        7pm          Lenten Services

Thu Mar 24    No Adult Information Class - Spring Break

Fri Mar 25      The Annunciation of Our Lord (W)

Sun Mar 27    Pastor Tom Baker (Concordia Mission Society)

                        Third Sunday in Lent (V)

                        9am           Divine Service with Holy Communion

                        10:30am   Sunday School / Bible Class w/ Pr. Baker

                        12:00pm   Pot Luck Fellowship

                        1:00pm     Law and Gospel Seminar with Pr. Baker

                        5pm          Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                        6pm          Divine Service (First Lutheran)


Sun Mar 20

     Altar: Steve and Judy Bradley

     Elder: Randy Roghair

     Acolytes: Reagan Brown, Devon Petersen

     Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

     Ushers: Jack Quee, Jim Kneedler, Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

Wed Mar 23

     Altar: Steve and Judy Bradley

     Elder: Randy Roghair

     Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

     Acolytes: Alexandra Bird, Kessler Tomas

     Ushers: Jack Quee, Jim Kneedler, Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

Sun Mar 27

     Altar: Steve and Judy Bradley

     Elder: Randy Roghair

     Acolytes: Jacy Eklund, Hannah Watt

     Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

     Ushers: Jack Quee, Jim Kneedler, Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

In Your Prayers

Birthday: Frieda Porter, 95 on March 23.

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jebes, Jefrey our Sponsored orphans;

Disaster: Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.

Illness, Injury, Surgery & Recovering: Greg Boros (husband of Melody Stoner's Niece), Recieved Transplant on Thanksgiving; Jessica Marquardt (Neice of Marti Williams); Joel Herzberg; Kaylee Hoepker; Kristin Cook, Suffering from MS; Rev. Blake Rickbile, Trinity Hewit, MN (Deb Meltzer's former Pastor); Samantha Stoll; Tommie Stoner;

Cancer: Amy Roan; Betty Crouse; Carol Henning; Curley (David) Stream; Don Sychra; Dorothy Decker; Ray Nuzum; Roberta Lowery (Phil Wardenburg's Sister); Robin Kemp; Shelly Cabbage (Friend of Phil and Anita Wardenburg);

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene and Dorothy Cook) Afghanistan; Eric Green; (Husband of Beth Green nee Stoner) Afganistan; Isaac Herrera (Husband of Angelina Herrera); Joe Brown (Grandson of Ellen Brown), Afganistan;

Missions: Dr. Oliver (Seminary in Taiwan); Ivan, Jennifer Rasch, Nigeria; Rev. Daniel Vogel (Hispanic in Dennison); Rev. Dennis Konkel (Deaf in Des Moines);

Shut-ins: Lonny Riley, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;