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posted Oct 11, 2012, 2:45 PM by Jonathan Watt


Set aside Monday, October 22 at 7 PM. Our missionaries Ivan and Jennifer Rasch will have a special presentation about their work in Africa. The presentation will be held in the fellowship hall. Please watch for other announcements regarding the special event. 

The LWML Mite Box is located at the back of the church and will be for all of October. Please consider a gift for the work of the LWML. 

Role of the Saints: Names for those who have died in the last year to be included in the All-Saints Day service. 

YOU ARE INVITED . . . to the Third Annual Spencer Theological Conference. The topic will be “Christian Vocation: What Is My Calling?” presented by Rev. John Pless, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. The event will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 500 4th Avenue Southwest in Spencer, Iowa, on Saturday October 27, 2012, starting at 9:00 AM. There is a $10 registration fee for this conference. A noon meal will be served with a freewill offering. To preregister or obtain more information, please call 262.2244 or go to 

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

Have you ever considered being a pastor or Deaconess? If so, Rev. Wally Becker Concordia seminary St. Louis would like to meet with you at St. John Lutheran Church Clarinda Iowa on October 25 between 10 AM and 1 PM. Rev. Becker is interested in meeting with prospective seminary students of all ages – elementary school age through adults who are already employed in another vocation. If you are interested in scheduling a specific conference time please call Rev. Becker at 314-505-7201 or email him at regarding an appointment. 


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. 

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

Building Healthy Families: Ever have one of those days when everything feels difficult, heavy, and burdensome? When that happens, take a moment to listen to your thoughts. What are you telling yourself that is making you feel so overwhelmed? Then challenge those thoughts. Are they true? How do you know? Compare what you are telling yourself to what God says about you and your life. Here is truth: “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” And, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Base your life, your thoughts and your emotions on truth that comes from God, not on lies that come from Satan. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900. 

Life Quote: “My trust for real change is in the LORD. He changes hearts, and we need a lot more changed hearts before we will ever get changed laws. We need a lot more changed hearts so we can get a lot more pro-life champions. We need a lot more changed hearts so we can get our priorities in their proper place.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

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. 

Life Together

Attendance Report  October 7: 82;

Altar Flowers this week are given in celebration of Eddie and Bert Ehm’s 55th Wedding Anniversary. With love and blessings, Randy, Janet, Vince, Tyler, Carly, Ron, Amy, Simeon and Inge 

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Please note the voters meeting has been re-rescheduled. The date of the voters meeting for elections and budget is NOW November 18, 2012 following Sunday school and Bible classes. 

2013 Rose Bowl Game Ticket Combo. For one individual: $175 or 210. This price includes one Rose Bowl Football Game ticket and one ticket to the Lutheran Hour Ministries Float/Petal Pushers Behind the Scenes Party to be held on December 30th! Contact Dick Gast or call 949-458-0606. The theme for the 2013 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is “Oh the Places You'll Go!” and this year's Lutheran Hour Ministries float theme is “Jesus … The Way to Heaven!” 

If you wish to provide flowers for the altar please eMail and/or use the Altar Flower sheet in the signup book on the Narthex table (be sure to notify pastor in writing, a pad is provided on the narthex table). The altar flower schedule can be found on the church web page. Look for "Altar Flowers" in the main menu or navigate to 

Join our sister church Redeemer, Corning for their annual Redeemer Cares German (Reformation) dinner. The menu will be: sauerbraten, mashed potatoes, green beans, German potato salad, dark breads, and German desserts. Please RSVP, call Guy Brace 641-322-5262 or email by October 24. A free will offering will be taken. 

Protecting religious freedom Want to learn more about religious liberty and protecting our First Amendment rights? It’s more important now than ever – with increasing intrusions from the government into the realm of the church. The LCMS has resources available for your use at, frequently asked questions, articles, videos and more. You can find tips on how to talk to your neighbor about this matter. You also can find a sample letter that you can personalize and send to your representatives. Learn more about “Religious Liberty: Free to Be Faithful” at or call 888-THE LCMS (843-5267). 

Talk to Pastor Watt if you would be willing to take pictures of members for the church database. (515)462-0566 or 

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 

This Week at Trinity

Sun Oct 14       Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

                       Pastor On Vacation

                       8:00am         Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                       9:30am         Divine Service

                       11:00am       Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                       3:00pm         Congregation birthday party.

Mon Oct 15      Pastor On Vacation

                       7:00pm         Life Light Bible Study - Matthew Part 2

Tue Oct 16       Pastor On Vacation

                       6:30am         Early Risers (McDonalds)

                       9:00am         Handy Helpers

                       1:30pm         Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                       1:30pm         Life Light Bible Study - Matthew Part 2

Wed Oct 17      Pastor On Vacation

                       6:00pm         F.L.O.C.K.

                       6:00pm         Confirmation Class

                       7:30pm         Board of Missions (FH)

Thu Oct 18       Pastor On Vacation

Fri Oct 19        Pastor On Vacation

Sun Oct 21       Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

                       Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                       8:00am         Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                       9:30am         Divine Service

                       11:00am       Sunday School Adult Bible Class

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Bob Rasmussen (Brother in Law of Janice Nook); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Megan Anderson;

Illness, Injury, Surgery or Recovering: Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener, Brain Tumor);

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;

Shutins: Frieda Porter, Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;