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The Baptism of Our Lord Announcements: January 11, 2015

posted Jan 9, 2015, 12:00 PM by Unknown user

This Week at Trinity

Sun Jan 11      

  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS / Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service/HC
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS / Bible Class
  • 12:00 pm (CR) Removal of the Greens

Mon Jan 12     

  • Pastor’s Day Off

Tue Jan 13 

  • 6:30 am (CR) Early Risers
  • 6:30 pm (CR) Preschool Board Meeting

Wed Jan 14 

  • 1:00 pm (CR) Jim Schroeder
  • 1:30 pm (CR) Naomi Circle
  • 6:00 pm (CR) Confirmation Class
  • 7:30 pm (CR) All Boards Meet

Thu Jan 15 Newsletter Articles Due

  • 9:45 am (CR) Preschool Chapel
  • 1:45 pm (CR) Preschool Chapel

Sun Jan 18 

  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service/HC
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS / Bible Study
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS / Bible Study
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Adult Instruction Class


  • Cancer: Al Davis; Christi Appelhause; Dale Kirk; Duane Dunham; Grace Weese; Jamie Boos; Jeff Bierle; Kenny Goeglein; Lisa Britt; Mady Henson; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris; Wes Keeler;
  • Condolences: Family of Dorothy Decker (Joy Brown's Aunt); For the Family of Ethan Bulgrin (great nephew of Maggie Dory); Marvin Wissink (Father of Vicki Sickels);
  • General: Prayers for the opening of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Creston. The persecuted church, especially in Iraq. We pray for all those who diligently serve this congregation with their talents. We pray for our neighbors that we may assist them in every need. We pray that God would continue to lead people to work in His Church as Pastors and Teachers.
  • IIS&R: Danna Rains; Gailen Foreman; Helen Terry; Marie Burmeister;
  • Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman;
  • Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver, Seminary Professor in Taiwan; James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic); Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa; Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa; Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay); Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);
  • Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg; and Luke Watt;
  • Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Freida Porter, Lonny Riley;

2014 Contribution Reports are being delivered. If there is a questions/problems please let me know. Just a note—as a recycler– if you choose there is a recycle box available for the envelopes. Thanks!

~Cathy Dryden

Thank You!

Pastor and our family thank you for all your support and gifts given this past year. You all are such a blessing to our family. We wish all the members of Trinity a 2015 filled with blessings and many joys!

~Pastor and Waunita Watt

 Life Together

  • 2015 Offering Envelopes are available in the Narthex. Please let us know if you cannot find yours.
  • Handy Helpers to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 and then every month thru April on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month.
  • 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
  • Naomi Circle will meet Wednesday January 14 at 1:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be "Sanctuary" found on page 18 of the Fall 2014 Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study and fellowship.
  • Picture Directories are in! If you had your picture taken your free copy is in a box on the narthex table.
  • Please be courteous and turn off your cell phone during the worship service!
  • We will remove the Christmas decorations Sunday, January 11, after Sunday School and Bible Class. Your help is appreciated.
  • Stewardship: Mark 1:7  And John preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.”  John is right: Jesus is immensely greater than any of us, yet behold how He came to serve! That is the upside down, outlandish grace of God: the innocent Jesus takes our sinner’s place. This is the greatest act of giving the world has ever known or will know: the Father gives His Son to die in the place of sinners.


  • 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: Do you have parental experience and room in your heart and home for more children? Consider adopting a child or embryo in need of a forever family. Adoption builds a family through love that transcends genetics, biology and culture. If you or someone you know is interested in domestic, international or embryo adoption invite them to contact Kim Laube, LFS’s Director of Pregnancy Counseling and Adoption Services by email at or by calling (515) 251-4900. Lutheran Family Service; 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322.
  • 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.
  • 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 QUOTE: January 11 “We can’t stop all evil in this fallen world, but we can fight it in our own neck of the woods with love. Love never ends. Love can save lives. Love declares that there is no such thing as an unwanted child.” Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •
  • LIFE THOUGHTS: January 11 – The Baptism of our Lord – The power of the Triune God “created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). The power of the Triune God manifested itself in Jesus’ baptism (Mark 1:9-11). The power of the Triune God joined us to Christ in our baptisms (Romans 6:3-4). The power of the Triune God enables us to “walk in newness of life” (6:4). Christians can make God-pleasing decisions.


  • Education: If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt
  • 90 YEARS in 90 DAYS --- Worldwide  is celebrating its 90th Anniversary of broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ. This week, the new exhibit is unveiled at the CHI Museum at the International Center of the LCMS in St. Louis honoring the three sites that Worldwide KFUO has been located at as the World’s Oldest Christian Radio Station. Follow us at


January 14—F.L.O.C.K.

February 11—F.L.O.C.K.

March 4—F.L.O.C.K.

April -F.L.O.C.K. (Last F.L.O.C.K. meeting, Pizza Party)