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Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany; February 13, 2011

posted Feb 11, 2011, 6:21 AM by Pastor Trinity


Adult Bible Class Continuse Today:  Join us as we search the scriptures to discover the nature of the church and the pastoral office.  10:30am following fellowship in the fellowship hall.

EVANGELICAL & CATHOLIC...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Topics include: Saint Valentine, Baptism, Ananias Cares for Saul, Reformer Philip Melanchthon and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at

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.

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

Word for Today Devotions are available by phone. Call (901) 328-7672. Regular long distance charges apply.

Adult Education Classes will continue this at 7pm and every week until April 7 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 you have questions or just show up!

To be Lutheran to is Properly Apply 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.


Building Healthy Families: Looking forward to a special Valentine in your mailbox tomorrow? Be sure you are looking in the right place, or you might miss it! The world’s all time best message of love, written just for you by the author of Love Himself, will be waiting for you to pick on Valentine’s Day. Watch or read “A Father’s Love Letter” at To request a printed copy of “A Father’s Love Letter”, just call your closest LFS office. Happy Valentine’s Day! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900

Life Thoughts for the Church Year. God tells His people, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19). He exhorts them to choose life but there is no exhortation to choose blessing. That’s because blessings flow from the choice of life. Choosing life over death will always be blessed by God.

A BENEFIT for the Mike Hall family (family of the convenience store clerk murdered in northern Iowa, members of pastor Watt’s previous congregation) is being planned for Sunday February 20th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Burt Complex. A meal and bake sale is planned for this event. If anyone would be interested in baking items for the bake sale portion or would be interested in helping work at this benefit, please contact Debra Steven - or 515-320-5010, Doris Blocker 515-889-2702 or Sarah Reinhart at 515-889-2953. Matching funds from Thrivent are being applied for. Monetary donations can be made to the Mike Hall family benefit and sent to the Security State bank at any of the three locations, Burt, Algona or LuVerne.

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 Together

A big "Thank You" to our church family for the lovely cards and the congratulations. We were truley blest to have our entire family worshiop with us and to spend the rest of the day at our house. It was indeed a very special day. And -- 65 years isn't so long. Warren and Jean.

The Preschool Staff thanks everyone at Trinity Lutheran Church fo rthe Christmas goodie bags and their support during 2010. We wish all of you a Happy New Year!

Check your church mailboxes. They have been re-labeled. If you don't have a box please let Pastor Watt know.

Join us for Game Day, February 27, 11:30am-(when the fun is done!). This is not a potluck. Pizza and drinks will be provided through Thrivant funds to help sponsor this time of fellowship. The Board of Education will bring dessert. We encourage the entire family to attend and bring the fun! Some board games will be provided but feel free to bring your favorite!

LUTHERAN WITNESS: The yearly subscription for of the Lutheran Witness will be due at the end of February. All subscriptions will stay the same unless you wish to cancel it or have a change of address. Cost for the year is $21.00 and includes the Iowa District West Insert in the middle. There will be 11 issues with June/July issue combined.

Pastor Watt is temporarily filling the vacancy in First Lutheran, Mt. Ayr. Bible Classes are Sunday Evening at 5pm with Divine Service at 6pm.

Support your local Boy Scout Troop! Troop 129 Soup/Pie Supper on February 21st from 5:30PM to 7:00PM with a free will offering being taken.

The Junior Youth Group meets tonight at 7pm.  The Senior Youth group will meet next Sunday at 7pm.

Don’t forget fill out your attendance cards. Please don't forget to put the date on the card. Put the name of all in attendance on the front and all those taking communion on the back.

This Week at Trinity

Sun Feb 13                  9am                    Divine Service with Holy Communion

                                      10:30am            Sunday School / Bible Class

                                      11:30am            Sunday School / Confirmation Teacher's Meeting

                                      5pm                    Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                                      6pm                    Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                      7pm                    Junior Youth Group

Mon Feb 14                Pastor's Day Off

Tue Feb 15                  6:30am              Early Risers (McDonalds)

                                      9am                    Handy Helpers

                                      1:30pm              Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


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

Wed Feb 16                6pm                    Confirmation Class

                                      7:30pm              Mission Board

Thu Feb 17                  7pm                    Adult Information Class

Sun Feb 20                  9am                    Divine Service

                                      10:30am            Sunday School / Bible Class

                                      5pm                    Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                                      6pm                    Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                      7pm                    Youth Group - Youth Room


Sun Feb 13

Finance: Jim and Cindy Nelson, Eric and Jeanna Eklund

Altar: Mike and Janette Lang, Bev Braymen

Ushers: Jeff Kruse, Kevin Kruse, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

Elder: Phil Wardenburg

Acolytes: Reagan Brown, Devon Petersen

Sun Feb 20

Finance: Jim and Cindy Nelson, Eric and Jeanna Eklund

Altar: Mike and Janette Lang, Bev Braymen

Ushers: Jeff Kruse, Kevin Kruse, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

Acolytes: Alexandra Bird, Kessler Tomas

Elder: Phil Wardenburg

In Your Prayers

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

Condolences: Leona Brown (Anita Wardenburg's Grandmother)

Illness, Injury, Surgery or 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; Sandra Hoogland (wife of Carla Roghair's brother), Iraq;

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;