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THE 25th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (November 18, 2012)

posted Nov 16, 2012, 9:02 AM by Jonathan Watt


Christmas Worship Schedule: At Trinity we celebrate Christmas by preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by having services every Wednesday in December. These services are called Advent Services.

  • Thanksgiving Eve Service is at 7pm. November 21;
  • Advent services are at 7 PM. November 28, December 5, 12 and 19;
  • Christmas Eve service candlelight is at 7 PM December 24;
  • Christmas Day service is at 9:30 AM December 25;
  • New Year's Eve service is at 7 PM December 31;

Please come and join us as we celebrate the good news that Jesus was born, lived, and died on the cross for our sins.

TALK RADIO FOR THE THINKING CHRISTIAN...You can listen to teachings for laypeople on subjects like: Daily Bread, The Mayflower Pilgrims, The Hymn "Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying," 2nd Century Bishop of Rome Clement and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen at your convenience at 

What is Apologetics? Defending the faith. Now available for purchase $10 for the whole set. Find these CDs in the Trinity Bookstore in the fellowship hall. Topics: "Introduction to Apologetics" "Why Defend the Christian Faith?" "Answering the Objections of Unbelievers" and "Testing the Truth Claims of Christianity" Talk to Pastor Watt if you have questions. 


Building Healthy Families: Prayer is an important part of family life. Whether it is in morning devotions, around the table at meal-time or at the bedside of your child at night, praying together as a family brings family members closer to each other, and closer to their Savior. If you are not praying together as a family, how about trying it this week? Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 

Life Quote: “It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favors.” George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789 – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

The third annual Carolathon event will be held this year at the “Old” Extension Office building at 105 W. Adams, Suite A in Uptown Creston, during the Creston Uptown festivities before the Lighted Christmas Parade on Thursday, November 29. People can come and go (or stay) to listen to featured performers and to join in group singing between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Individuals, churches and other organizations can support this event by pledging or donating in advance as follows: To hear your favorite local musical group $50; To sponsor a vocal or instrumental soloist $25; To request a favorite carol or holiday song $10. The event is sponsored by the Union County Ministerial Alliance, and all funds are used for the Crisis Funds. The deadline for printed acknowledgment of donations is Thursday, November 26. Contact Victoria Brammer at (641)745.7700 for information. See the Narthex table for a pledge sheet. 

Life Together

Attendance Report: No Report.

Handy Helpers quilting meet this Tuesday and the third Tuesday of every month thru April. 

Hanging of the Greens will be December 9th at 12pm. Mark your calendars. There will be a potluck brunch. Decorations will be removed on January 6 following Bible class and Sunday school.

We are so grateful for all your prayers and support during Charlie's surgeries and recovery. We are blessed to have such a caring family here at Trinity. God bless! Charlie and Paula.

Meals for Confirmation Students: The Board of Education will sponsor meals for the confirmation kids during Advent. Watch for the sign up sheet within the next couple of weeks to see how you might help with this project. There will only be three meals to plan and serve. 

The Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans is the only Missouri Synod high school in the entire Southern District-LCMS. Its mission is to share the gospel and provide a Christ centered learning community that stresses academic excellence and encourages spiritual, intellectual, and social growth in preparing young adults to serve in the world. We invite you to join us in supporting and maintaining the mission of Lutheran High School. Would you prayerfully consider a contribution? All donations may be mailed directly to Lutheran High School at 3864 17th St., Metairie, LA 70002. You may also visit the website at

Protecting religious freedom Want to learn more about religious liberty and protecting our First Amendment rights? It’s more important now 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). 

Trinity Lutheran Church is on Social Media! Follow Trinity on Twitter: Become a fan on Facebook: Don't forget Trinity's Web page at 

Bulletin Announcement pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Bulletin Announcements" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested announcements will not be repeated.  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

Serving This Week at Trinity

Sun Nov 18, 2012                                             

Elder: Randy Roghair

Acolytes: Cali Foglesong; Caitlyn Bargstadt

Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Majors, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Altar: Radine Ward; Jean Stoll, Marti Williams

Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Majors

Wed Nov 21, 2012                                            

Elder: Randy Roghair

Acolytes: Devon Peterson; Cassidy Riley

Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Majors, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Altar: Radine Ward; Jean Stoll, Marti Williams

Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Majors




Sun Nov 25, 2012                                             

Elder: Randy Roghair

Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Majors, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Altar: Radine Ward; Jean Stoll, Marti Williams

Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas

Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Majors

This Week at Trinity

Sun Nov 18               Twenty-fifth 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

                                    11:30am           Voter's Meeting

Mon Nov 19             Pastor's Day Off

Tue Nov 20               6:30am              Early Risers (McDonalds)

                                    9:00am              Handy Helpers

                                    1:30pm              Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


Wed Nov 21             No Confirmation Class

                                    No FLOCK

                                    7:00pm              Thanksgiving Eve Service (HC)

Thu Nov 22              Thanksgiving

Sun Nov 25               Last Sunday of the Church Year

                                    8:00am              Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                    9:30am              Divine Service (HC)

                                    11:00am           Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                                    12:00pm           Trinity Teacher's Meeting

                                    6:30pm              Youth Group