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THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD observed (MAY 20, 2012)

posted May 17, 2012, 12:39 PM by Jonathan Watt


Attention Youth, Junior Youth, Parents, Teachers, and anyone interested in our churches youth group! The Higher Things Youth conference is in Maryville, MO this July 3-6. You can register for just one day! This event is highly recommended by Pastor Watt for all youth and junior youth. This is your opportunity to see why! The "Higher Things for a Day" registration costs $50 per person, per day. With it, you may participate in all the events of the day(s) you attend. Join us for two or three worship services. Sit in on the plenary and breakout catechesis sessions. And have fun with us during the evening free time activities. The registration will also cover your meals on campus, conference materials, and a free T-shirt. Please talk to pastor Watt or visit

TALK RADIO FOR THE THINKING CHRISTIAN…Do any of these topics interest you?: John’s Vision of Heaven, The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit, The First Pentecost, Esther, 4th Century Emperor Constantine and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. You can listen to what you want when you want at   Now back on the Synod's radio station KFUO listen every day at 2pm

The new church sign has been ordered. It will take a couple of months to arrive. If you would like to make a donation to offset the cost of the sign please mark your envelope "Church Sign". Thank You. Gene Cook, Sign Committee Chair.

The Iowa District West LWML convention will be June 28-30 at Camp Okiboji. Registrations after May 23 are at a higher rate. Please contact Janice Nook to coordinate transportation by noon on the 23rd. 


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.

If you know of someone who needs help after the tornado please use the blue Christian Care distribution request forms found on the narthex table. The completed forms should be given to Pastor Watt. 

Life Quote: “It is lack of imagination, not pity, which causes doctors to dismiss the lives of disabled babies as ‘not worth living’ … disabled children, like every other child, has the right to life.” Alison Davis, No Less Human, Society for the Protection of Unborn Children – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

Please give to the Christian Care fund for Tornado Relief. Use the envelopes on the narthex table (Thanksgiving, or Designated funds). 

Life Together

Attendance Report: 6-13: 93 HC: 75 

There will be a Sunday School Teacher's Recognition Pot Luck Brunch today following Sunday Divine Service 11:00am. Please join us in recognizing this important work! 

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ELDER TRAINING EVENT with President Paul Sieveking Saturday, June 2, 2012 — 9 am-1 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3223 University Avenue, Des Moines. All men of LCMS congregations are invited to join us for President Sieveking’s Bible study entitled "What Makes an Elder?" Please RSVP to Trinity at 515-279-3609. 

Pastor Watt will be gone to Camp Okiboji through Thursday. If you have a pastoral emergency please call one of the elders. Your elder are: Jim Nelson, Jim Hagen, Phil Wardenburg, Randy Roghair, Norm Schroeder and Karl Peterson. 

Please find your member information sheet on the narthex table. Update your information and place it in pastor's mailbox. You may also go online and update your information Thanks. Pastor Watt. 

In Your Prayers

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa;  For those who have fallen into doctrinal error.

 Tornado: Creston, Thurman, others and relief workers;

Cancer: Frances Bird; Jerry Monday (coworker of Bryon Bilderback); Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz); Megan Anderson;

Hospice: Loretta Ferguson (Mother of Waunita Watt); Sheryl Peterson (Mother of Troy Peterson);

Injury, Illness, Surgery or Recovering: Chuck Lang; Clarence Ferguson (Father of Waunita Watt); Connie (Friend of Mitzy); Donet Herzberg (Brain Tumor); Jackie (Friend of Mitzy Cellen); Joanna (friend of Mitzy Cellen); Pat Stream (Recovering Cataract Surgery);

Military: Aaron (Bootcamp); 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;

This Week's Calendar

Sun May 20      Ascension (Observed)

                          Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                          Pastor Watt at Camp Okiboji

                          8:00am         Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                          9:30am         Divine Service

                          11:00am       Sunday Brunch for Volunteers (FH)

Mon May 21     Pastor Watt at Camp Okiboji

Tue May 22      Pastor Watt at Camp Okiboji

                          6:30am         Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                          1:30pm         Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


Wed May 23     Pastor Watt at Camp Okiboji

                          Last Day of School (Creston)

                          7:30pm         Board of Trustees (FH)  

Thu May 24      Pastor Watt at Camp Okiboji

Sun May 27      Pentecost

                          Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                          8:00am         Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                          9:30am         Divine Service (HC)

                          11:00am       Sunday School Adult Bible Class  

Serving This Week

Sun May 20

Acolytes: Ashley Bargstadt, Cassidy Riley

Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman

Elder: Jim Hagen

Pianist: Julie Lang

Altar: Tom & Bev Braymen

Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair

Sun May 27

Pianist: Julie Lang

Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman

Elder: Jim Hagen

Altar: Tom & Bev Braymen

Acolytes: Kessler Tomas, Alex Brown

Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair