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Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday March 24, 2013

posted Mar 26, 2013, 6:38 AM by Jonathan Watt


UPDATED - Holy Week Serivces: Holy Thursday (3/28) 7pm; Good Friday (3/29) 5pm-Mount Ayr, 7pm-Creston; Easter Sunday (3/31) 7am-Creston, 9am-Creston, 11am-Mount Ayr 

What is a Lutheran?: Classes will begin April 2 at 6 PM for all those interested in learning about the Christian faith. The class will be approximately 1 1/4 hours in length. Childcare will be provided. This is a good opportunity for you to refresh what you learned in confirmation classes. The class will meet for about 10 sessions. Please contact Pastor Watt for more information or 515-462-0566.  

CAMP OKOBOJI 2013 PROGRAM BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE NARTHEX TABLE.... Live Loved is the theme for 2013. Consider sending your child or sponsoring a young person to attend one of these week long camps. 

TALK RADIO FOR HOLY WEEK...You can listen to teachings on: The Events of Holy Week, The Hymn "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded," The Liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good and Easter Vigil and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. You can listen on-demand at 

FAMILY SHOW LAUNCHED: Have you listened yet on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO? Faith’n’Family is a weekday, 11am-12pm CST live, call-in show with guests, and a different family issue every week. This week’s topic is “What to do with your kids on their Spring/Easter break?” Get answers to your family questions: email them to or call them to 314.505.7839 or Find it at --- live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived.  

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.  


Building Healthy Families: Are you planning to purchase new clothes for yourself or your children to wear to church next Sunday? Many people will. Historians believe that the custom of wearing new clothes on Easter may have originated from the old practice of having newly baptized Christians wear new white clothes for the Easter celebration. New clothes represent the new life offered through the death and resurrection of Jesus. When you help your children dress in their new spring clothes next week, use it as a time to reflect on the New Life that is theirs because of Jesus and because of the first Easter. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa Des Moines, IA (515) 251-4900 


Life Together

Attendance Report    Sunday-94


Thank you for the prayers, phone calles, cards and well wishes. All were special. Jean Kruse 

THE TROXEL FAMILY NEWSLETTER is available on the narthex table for anyone interested in hearing what is happening in the lives of our young Seminary students. There is also a list of needed items if you wish to help. 

Velma Lorenz wants to than everyone for all the nice birthday cards for her birthday. Thank you. 

Board Chairs Please Note!: There are NO meetings on Holy Week (March 24-31). 

Don’t forget to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars: Thrivent Choice Dollars grant funds can help support organizations you care about. Don’t let your designated Choice Dollars® expire. Eligible members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans who have designated Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2013 to direct any remaining 2012 Choice Dollars. Help support Trinity. Go to or call 800-THRIVENT and state “Thrivent Choice.” 

Easter Flowers If you want to provide flowers for our Easter Garden on Sunday March 31, 2013please complete the enclosed form. Thank you 


This Week at Trinity

Mon Mar 25   Pastor's Day Off

                        6:00pm - 7:00pm Private Confession / Absolution 

Tue Mar 26     6:00pm - 7:00pm Private Confession / Absolution 

Wed Mar 27   No Confirmation Class

                        6:00pm - 7:00pm Private Confession / Absolution 

Thu Mar 28    Holy Thursday (Maunday)

                        6:00pm - 7:00pm Private Confession / Absolution 

                        7:00pm Holy Thursday Divine Service (HC)

Fri Mar 29      Good Friday

                        7:00pm Good Friday Service   

 Sun Mar 31    Festival of the Resurrection

                        7:00am Easter Sunrise Service

                        8:00am Easter Breakfast

                        9:00am Festival of the Resurrection

                        11:00am Festival of the Resurrection (First Lutheran)

Serving at Trinity

Thu Mar 28    Organist: Sharon Eklund                                

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

Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas

Finance: Jim & Cindy Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Fri Mar 29      Painist: Julie Lang                             

Finance: Jim & Cindy Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund

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

Sun Mar 31     Pianist: Julie Lang (Sunrise)

Organist: Sharon Eklund (9:00)

Acolytes: (Sunrise) Kessler Tomas (+); Sam Chapman (b)

Finance: Jim & Cindy Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund

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

Acolytes: Alex Brown (+); Ben Bargstadt (b) 


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

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

Illness Injury Surgery & Recovering: Addison Veach (Waunita's grand niece; Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a liver transplant; Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper); Dawne Bowman (Daughter-in-Law to Charlie and Paula) recovering from surgery.; Ethan Bulgrin (great newphew of Maggie and Dave Dory) Born March 1st; Jeanne Herzberg

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: Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell;