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posted May 10, 2013, 12:41 PM by Jonathan Watt

Special Guest Preacher 

Dr. Robert W. Weise, Professor

Pastoral Ministry & the Life Sciences, Dept. of Practical Theology

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri

This Week at Trinity

Sun May 12    Confirmation Sunday

                          8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

                          9:30am Divine Service 

                          11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Mon May 13 9:30am Circuit Counselor's Meeting - Iowa District West, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Tue May 14 No Adult Confirmation Class

  6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds)

  5:30pm Habitat for Humanity

  6:30pm Preschool Board 

Wed May 15 9:30am Circuit Winkle - Immanuel, Clarinda, IA

  6:00pm F.L.O.C.K. 

  6:30pm Board of Missions  

  7:30pm Church Council Meeting  

Sun May 19  Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank 

  8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

  9:30am Divine Service (HC) 

  11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class  

    Meeting Changes: Please note! The church council meeting for May has been rescheduled to Wednesday May 15 at 7:30 PM due to Confirmation Questioning.

 Attendance Report

Sunday, May 5, 2013—96

Altar Flowers

Confirmation Parents

 General Information

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

A reminder! If you give pastor Watt a prayer request during the Sunday service and you want the prayer for multiple Sundays.  Please fill out a Prayer Request sheet (found on the narthex table) and place it in the "prayer requests" mail box.

Help Pastor Watt improve his preaching. Fill out a Sermon Review. Forms are found in the pew rack or ask an Usher.

 Serving At Trinity

Sun May 12

             Organist: Sharon Ecklund

             Elder: Randy Roghair

             Acolytes: Cassidy Riley; Kolby Tomas

             Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck

                          Bowman, Randy Roghair

             Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman

Altar: Tom and Bev Braymen


Sun May 19

Organist: Carla Roghair

Elder: Randy Roghair

  Acolytes: Ushers

  Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Churk

Bowman, Randy Roghair

  Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman

  Altar: Tom & Bev Braymen

 Mark your calendar and

Plan to Attend

Mission Festival in Mt Ayr

June 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Meal will be provided


Watch the Announcements for more information.



Education: If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt

From the IDW Personal Missions Subcommittee: Atheist scientists with children are 70% more likely to attend church than atheist scientists who do not have children. As Lutherans, we know that God has promised His Word and the Sacraments as the methods for delivering His grace, and that this occurs in the Divine Service. People who are present in the Divine Service may trust in that grace of God which is being preached into their ears. How can your congregation and its educational outreach to children best provide opportunities for proclaiming the Gospel to their non-Christian parents, even atheist scientists, to hear, and by God’s grace trust in, the forgiveness of God in Christ?

YOUR LIFELINE TO THE LUTHERAN WORLDVIEW...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: The Movie "Iron Man 3," Baptismal Regeneration, The Doctrine of the Trinity, Esther, 4th Century Emperor Constantine and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at

WIFI RADIO GIVEAWAY FOR MOTHER’S DAY:  Learn how you can have a chance at winning a WiFi Radio for your mom for Mother’s Day. Visit or find us on Facebook for details on this special giveaway! rom audio streaming to mobile apps—Listen to Worldwide KFUO 850 AM wherever you are, live or on-demand. Follow us on

 Life Together


The congregation is invited to come and celebrate the graduation of Adam Bochart from Creston High School.  An Open House will be held in the Fellowship Hall here at Trinity on Friday, May 17th from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Planning Committee Reactivating. Possible projects include a steeple, upstairs restrooms, opening up the narthex, remodeling existing sanctuary or build a new one. If interested in serving on the committee, see the President of the Congregation Chuck Bowman.

Please join the Board of Education in recognizing confirmation students following worship on May 12 in the Fellowship Hall. We will then recognize graduates on May 19th. If you have or know of a college graduate, please fill out the little questionaire in the narthex so we can recognize these students as well.

Time to start planning for 2013 National Offering - LCMS households, congregations and organizations are invited to participate in a synodwide gathering of financial gifts called the National Offering. Leading with a collection received in worship services during the 2013 Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in St. Louis, this triennium’s National Offering gives participants five choices through which they can share Christ’s forgiveness and mercy both at home and abroad. It also affords LCMS congregations and their members an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to our life together as the world’s leading confessional Lutheran body. For the triennium, five gift designations cover a range of Witness, Mercy, Life Together efforts, all of which happen only with broad support from LCMS congregations and households. Baptized for this moment, you are free to join with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in sharing His forgiveness and mercy in a world desperately in need of it. Please join with others in support of this triennium’s National Offering.



Christian Care: Trinity has established a Christian Care fund to help people in our communities who are in need. Our Thanksgiving offering will be used to fund this account (use your Thanksgiving envelope). You may also give to the fund at any time simply use one of the Christian Care Fund envelopes on the narthex table. Any member of Trinity may request a gift for anyone in need. Find forms for requests on the Narthex table.

Please remember to bring a few items for the Creston food bank next week. The mission board has designate the third Sunday of every month as 'Caring for Your Neighbor' Sunday.

“The grave may come my way, and you can be certain that it will, but for those of us who trust in Jesus Christ, it is simply a graduation time. A place is prepared for us in our Father’s heaven, and nothing can snatch us away from the loving hand of Jesus Christ, not even death.” Rev. Homer Larson, speaker on “The Christian Crusaders” radio program – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

IOWAY is in need of towel health kits. Please consider helping with this project there are patterns on the table in the Narthex. You can help by purchasing the items for the kits or the towels themselves. If you like sewing you are invited to put the kits together, if you do not sew help is needed to purchasing items for this project. Thank you for your help. Ellie Mentz


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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener);

Illness, Injury, Surgery & Recovering: Addison Veach; Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a liver transplant; Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper); Ethan Bulgrin (great newphew of Maggie and Dave Dory) Born March 1st recovering from heart surgery. Jason Riley; Jeanne Herzberg; Ellie Mentz.

Confirmation Students: Alex Brown; Cali Fogelsong; Devon Peterson; Kessler Tomas; and Hannah Watt.

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;

Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Bart Rall, Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shutins: Mary Carson; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Waldean Hargis; Fern Hoepker