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The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Announcements: August 24, 2014

posted Aug 22, 2014, 12:30 PM by Jonathan Watt
This Week at Trinity
Sun Aug 24 Church Picnic!
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS/Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
Mon Aug 25 Pastor’s Day Off
Tue Aug 26
  • 5:30 pm Habitat for Humanity
Wed Aug 27
  • 6:00 pm (CR) Confirmation Parents Mtg.
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Acolyte Training
Sun Aug 31
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS/Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS/Bible Class
Serving At Trinity

August 24
  • (CR) Pianist: Julie Lang

August 31
Serving in August:
  • (CR) Elder: Mike Lang
  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen
  • (CR) Ushers: Needed
  • (CR) Finance: Jay Bochart; Charlie Bowman
  • (CR) Altar: Becky Hagen; Carla Roghair

Thank you to all those who volunteer to serve our congregation. Your service is appreciated. Thank you!

  • Cancer: Al Davis; Duane Dunhan; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Jeff Bierle; Kenny Goeglein; Lisa Britt; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Paula Bowman; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris; Wes Keeler 
  • Condolences: Family of Cindy Ray; Family of Tim Stalker; Clayton Dale Schroeder (Father of Jim Schroeder, Iowa District West Gift Planning Counselor);
  • General: Prayers for the Life Team in our congregation. The persecuted church, especially in Iraq; 
    • We pray for those in our community in need to assisted by our Christian Care Fund. 
    • We pray that God would continue to lead people to work in His Church as Pastors and Teachers. 
  • IIS&R: Bill Hohfeld; Danna Rains; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman; Gary Quee; Jace Zellmer; Marie Burmeister; Pastor Rubke & Family; 
  • Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClarey;
  • Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver, Seminary Professor 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, Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg; Luke Watt; 
  • Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Freida Porter, Lonny Riley; 

Important Dates:
  • Sunday, August 24th—Annual Church-wide picnic to be held in Creston. Beginning with outdoor worship followed by a games and a potluck. Thrivent will be providing Ice Cream Bars for the event. Thank you!
  • Sunday, September 7th—Rally Day in Mt. Ayr. Picnic and games.

LWML—In Gathering items for the LWML Fall Rally will be School Kits. The Fall Rally will be held at the Creston location on 2014 in the fellowship hall. The bags for the School Kits are located under the narthex table in the box marked “LWML” in Creston. Also on the narthex table is a list of the items for the School Kits please take one. If you would like to provide one, several or all on the list LWML ladies would appreciate those donations as well. Please see Janice Nook if you would like to give a cash donation for items to be purchased. There will be more information on this event in September. All the ladies are welcome to participate. There will be bags and School Kits sheets available in the Mt Ayr location. For the Mt Ayr location please place the filled bags or items collected in Pastor’s Transfer box to come over to Creston. Any questions please contact Janice Nook. 

Life Together
  • Hey all of you organizers! The preschool is needing some assistance getting some things organized before school starts. Would you be willing to help us on Thursday, August 28TH? We will be in the preschool from 9am to 3pm. You can come anytime and stay as long as you are able. We appreciate your help with our projects and are blessed by those who can assist us. Thank you! Joy, Brenda & Linda 
  • Stewardship: Romans 12:1 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” That’s the order: God’s mercies, then our sacrifice. Since God’s mercies are all-encompassing, so is our sacrifice: a total sacrifice, our total selves placed over into God’s service according to how He has called each of us individually to serve in Home, Church, and Society. 
  • Lifelight Bible Study will resume on Monday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m. You may attend either session as the same material will be presented both days. The session will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend. We will study the 1st half of the book of Exodus. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang. 
  • “Children are never too young to learn that life is precious. And teaching our children the value of life will lead them not only to reject abortion. It will also lead them to reject suicide and other unnecessary violence. If life is precious, no one has the right to destroy it to make his or her own life easier.” Kristi Burton Brown, stay-at-home mom and pro-life attorney (volunteering for Life Legal Defense Foundation and also as an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom) – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 
  • Did You Know: It is estimated that 60% of nursing home residents NEVER have a visitor. Who are among the 60% in your community? Contact your local nursing home to find out, and go visit them this week. You don’t have to have any special skills or credentials to do this important work.  Just introduce yourself and then visit, read aloud, pray or just sit quietly. Physical touch is important, so don’t be afraid to shake his/her hand or pat their shoulder. Like the experience of many before you, you may find that you enjoy this visit and get as much benefit from it as the person you are visiting. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa 7177 Hickman Rd STE 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; 515-251-4900.
  • Pastor Watt will begin a study of Paul's letters to the Thessalonians on September 14 (Adult bible class hour). In these short letters, St. Paul encourages the small Thessalonian congregation to live in the Gospel and to fulfill their calling as Christians in a very pagan culture. Also we see Paul's deep pastoral care as he addresses issues in the life of the small congregation. The problems come from living in a hostile pagan culture and misunderstandings of Paul's prior teaching. Important topics covered in the letters include: The intermediate state (what happens to Christians when they die); The resurrection of the dead; The "Rapture"; Christian vocation; and the doctrine of antichrist. Join us following worship every Sunday as we read the text and apply it to our own context. 
  • TALK RADIO FOR RECOVERING EVANGELICALS....You can listen to interviews on:  The Teachings of Joel Osteen, 19th Century American Revivalist Charles Finney, The Scofield Reference Bible, Preaching Christ vs. Preaching About Christ and more.  Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and  produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL.  You can listen to what you want when you want at
  • CROSS DEFENSE --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO.  Sean McDowell joins us as we look into Apologetics for A New Generation this Monday, August 25th from 2-3pm Central Time.  When a skeptic questions us about our faith, or when we ourselves have questions about what we believe, how do we answer them? Learn how to address modern-day issues and tough arguments levied against faith, and how to engage these conversations with intelligence and grace. Join us and discover how to share your faith clearly and lovingly.  Find us at and follow us at