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posted Jul 26, 2013, 9:33 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Jul 28      8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

                          9:30am Divine Service (HC)

                          11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Jul 29     Pastor's Day Off

Sun Aug 4      Divine Service (Mount Ayr)

  9:30am Divine Service

  11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class

 Attendance Report

Sunday, July 21, 2013  -  57

VBS -  Thank you!

Volunteers are what make our VBS program a success!

This year many individuals spent time on decorating, planning, and preparing for VBS.

Many more individuals devoted their time and talents to teaching, directing and feeding these precious children.

Even more people donated the food to do the snacks which were very successful.

A special thanks to Julie Lang who has served as the Board of Education Chairperson for many years and starts planning this event very early in the year.

Trinity Lutheran realizes what a blessing we have in those who put forth the effort to provide this outreach to our community and our congregation. Again thank you for a job well done.


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 Serving At Trinity

Sun Jul 28

  • Organist: Sharon Ecklund
  • Ushers: Randy Ehm, Eddie Ehm, Dave Dory, Jeff Kruse
  • Elder: Norm Schroeder                
  • Acolytes: Ushers          
  • Altar: Jean Stoll, Marti Williams, Radine Ward
  • Finance: Eddie Ehm & Randy Ehm

Sun Aug 4

  • Pianist: Julie Lang
  • Elder: Jim Hagen 
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Brown
  • Ushers: Jim Hagen, Mike LaNg, Dean Hadley, Troy
  • Peterson
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Altar: Becky Hagen, Carla Roghair


CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE CONFESSIONAL LUTHERAN…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL.  This week’s topics include: Good Works, New Obedience, Repentance, The Church and more.  You can listen on-demand at

KFUO is dedicated to spreading the Gospel message of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with people around the world.  You can help us take this message to the ends of the earth by supporting this ministry.  There are several ways to partner with KFUO Radio go to to find out how.

Lutheran Hour Ministries' JCPlayZone web site for children offers safe online activities that help kids build a foundation of faith and strengthen their knowledge of the Bible. The site includes Bible stories, Daily Devotions, Christian music, crafts, recipes, games, coloring pages and free e-cards to keep kids engaged in wholesome activities. For more information, visit or call 1-800-876-9880.


Building Healthy Families: What are the best memories you have from your childhood? Best-selling author and psychologist Mary Pipher from Lincoln, Nebraska says there are three things that we usually remember with great happiness from our childhood -- time spent outdoors, vacations and family meals. In the midst of these long summer days, be sure to relax with your children outdoors with unplanned time together. Take some time off work… you don’t even have to leave home to vacation. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900.

“While not always easy, foster parenting is a wonderful way to share your time and natural parenting abilities with those who need it the most! … Are these children tugging at your heart? Find out more. God has plenty of promises that your love will be returned, not only today, but in eternity!” Rick Fey, foster and adoptive dad – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

More than 100 LCMS members were evacuated and three are known to have lost homes in the Black Forest wildfire outside of Colorado Springs, Colo. The fire, which started June 11, has reportedly destroyed some 14,200 acres and more than 500 structures, and claimed the lives of two people. Immanuel Lutheran Church, Colorado Springs, Colo. is one of four LCMS congregations that have been affected by the fire. The others are Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Family of Christ Lutheran Church and Shepherd of the Springs Lutheran Church — all in the Colorado Springs area. As assessment continues, the district and local congregations will be able to identify the unmet needs of the community and help fill the gap between what assistance is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and insurance. “That’s where the church can come in with material and financial aid,” he continued. “The pastors and members of our congregations can go out into the community to offer prayer support and just listen to what people have gone through.” To learn more about LCMS Disaster Response, visit To support those in need through LCMS Disaster Response: Make an online gift at Mail checks payable to “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod” (with a memo line or note designating “LCMS Disaster Relief”) to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861. Call toll-free 888-930-4438 (8:10 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday).

 Life Together

 Pastor Watt will give a report from the Synod Convention at 11am (following the Divine Service) on August 4. Please plan to attend and learn more about our the Lutheran Church--Missiouri Synod and the emphasis we are taking for the next triennium.

Family-A-Fair The mission board will be hosting a open house called “Family-A-Fair”. Join us on Thursday August 15th, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the fellowship hall for this exciting event. What is this “Family-A-Fair”? There will be many family friendly booths with activities for all ages.

CPH Fall Bible Sale! Many of the bibles are 45% off until the end of September. To purchase a bible please fill in the order sheet in the church office on the South wall. Put your cash or check made out to Trinity in an envelope marked bible order and place in the collection plate. (28 Jul 13, Inbox)

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.

Registration is now open for The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you would be interested in attending. When: Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2013 Where: Kansas City Airport Marriott, Kansas City, Missouri Who: LCMS congregational leaders in rural and small-town settings The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference will address the blessings and challenges facing rural and small-town congregations today and encourage those congregations and their leaders in cultivating healthy churches that are eager to bear witness to Christ, show mercy to those in need in their communities and develop a robust life together with their fellow members.


Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis (Friend of Miztie Cellen); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener); Mike Rollings;

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

IIS&R: Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) recovering from a liver transplant; Ethan Bulgrin (great nephew of Maggie Dory); Jeanne Herzberg; Opal Niece;

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); 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.

Shut-ins: Mary Carson, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Fern Hoepker, Frieda Porter, Lonny Riley.