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posted May 3, 2013, 7:52 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun May 5      Pastor Watt - Vacation

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 
  • 9:30am Divine Service (HC) 
  • 11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Mon May 6    Pastor Watt - Vacation

  • 7:00 pm Joint Committee (Trinity/First)

Tue May 7

  • 6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 
  • 6:00pm Adult Confirmation Class 
  • 7:00pm Rachel Circle—Maggie Dory (1404 Clayton Road, Creston)

Wed May 8

  • 1:30pm Naomi Circle
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class Pizza Party
  • 7:00pm Confirmation Questioning Service

Sun May 12 Confirmation Sunday

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 
  • 9:30am Divine Service 
  • 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, April 28, 2013  - 97, C—76

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.

 Special Thank You!

A special thank you to our guest Pastor this morning Rev. Dan Beattie from Norwalk, IA, for filling in for our vacationing Pastor.

We appreciate the opportunity to get to meet you and hear the message of Christ Crucified.

Serving At Trinity

Sun May 5

  • Pianist:  Julie Lang
  • Elder: Randy Roghair
  • Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair
  • Acolytes: Alex Brown; Ben Bargstadt
  • Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman
  • Altar: Tom and Bev Braymen

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

Upcoming Event at Trinity

This year confirmation will be on May 12 (Mother's Day). Those being confirmed are: Alex Brown; Cali Fogelsong; Devon Peterson; Kessler Tomas; and Hannah Watt. Questioning will be on May 8th at 7:00 pm.

 Trinity Newsletter

Those who serve on boards please begin the process of getting board reports submitted to Pastor’s Assistant. If we start publishing in June, we will need the May Reports. Submit to or a written copy put in the newsletter mail box. Thank You!


A CONFERENCE FOR LUTHERAN LAITY – How can a layperson respond to Islam, Experience-Driven Worship, Relativism, Feminism, Pietism and more?  You’re invited to attend the Issues, Etc. “Making the Case” Conference June 14 and 15 in Collinsville, IL.  Speakers include: Dr. Alvin Schmidt, Pr. Will Weedon, Suzanne Venker, Dr. Rod Rosenbladt, Chris Rosebrough and Pr. Todd Wilken.  For more information, visit or call (618) 223-8385.

LISTEN TO YOUR SYNOD RADIO STATION ON THE INTERNET: week featuring programming such as: Embryo: A Defense of Human Life on BookTalk; study through the Book of Luke on The Bible Study; hear interviews about Lutherans worldwide and get your daily morning worship with our Matins Services on HisTime. From audio streaming to mobile apps—Listen to Worldwide 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.

Naomi Circle will meet Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be "His Energy" found on page 16 of the Spring Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us in Bible Study and fellowship.

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.

AFFORDABLE CAMP PROGRAMS FROM CAMP OKIBOJI! Your entire family can attend camp at a fraction of the cost of a weeklong road trip. Go to and see the wonderful opportunities available to you at Camp Okoboji or check the list of openings with Lorene today! Phone: 712-337-3325

CAMP OKIBOJI SUMMER VOLUNTEER COUNSELOR OPENINGS: Application forms for Summer Camp Counselors are available at If you or someone you know desires to serve the Lord as a Camp counselor at Camp Okoboji this summer the applications need to be in early. Background checks are completed on each applicant prior to receiving confirmation of service. Phone: 712-337-3325

Open House: You are invited to join the staff and Board of Directors of Lutheran Family Service in celebrating the move to our new administrative office in Fort Dodge (409 Kenyon Road, Suite C)! Stop by to tour the office, have some sweets and coffee, thank the volunteers and visit with staff during the Open House on Monday, May 13 any time between the hours of 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you! “It is good to give thanks to the Lord!” Psalm 92:1


Building Healthy Families: Are you ever tempted to dwell on the thought that some people are more gifted (or talented, or beautiful, or smart, or athletic…) than you are? Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Stop comparing yourself critically to others and think instead about who you are, because of Whose you are! “But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God…” (John 1:12)  Lutheran Family Service of Iowa

“God does not require mothers and fathers to sacrifice their children so that others might live well or fear less. God made the sacrifice for us. The cross of Jesus Christ is the reminder of amazing grace on pitifully desperate people. The cross tells us that no one else—not even a ‘fetus’ (Latin: young one)—needs to be sacrificed.” Linda Bartlett, – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

 Trinity Remembered in Prayer

Dear Brothers and Sisters at Trinity,

“Prayers for your ministry were offered to the Lord by our Congregation on Sunday. We prayed that God would bless you in all you do to serve Him. May each of you let His light shine every minute of everyday. He has a plan and it includes each of you.”

Philippians 1:3-4

In His Service

Christ Lutheran Church, Bouton , IA


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