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posted May 25, 2013, 7:38 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun May 26     8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

                          9:30am Divine Service (HC)

                          11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon May 27    Pastor's Day Off

Tue May 28     6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                          6:00pm Adult Confirmation Class 

Sun Jun 2 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

9:30am Divine Service 

11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

2:00pm Joint committee

 Attendance Report

Sunday, May 19, 2013—89, C85

Altar Flowers

In Memory of Loretta Jean Ferguson (Waunita’s Mom)

 Sanctuary Crucifix

At the April voters meeting, it was voted on to  consider a large crucifix in our Sanctuary. Maggie and Dave Dory have obtained sample for you to see in the fellowship hall. The cross is on loan from Cozgrave Company Omaha, NE. We are seeking donations for a 63” cross which will be approximately $2,800.00. 

Corpus—The sculptures are crafted in northern Italy by Master Artisans. For over 300 years, this region, the Val Gardena, has been know for nurturing artists and artisans crafting sculptures of wood, bronze, and marble. The style and finishing is unique to this region and is recognizable worldwide.

PEMA carvings are known for their realistic expression, whether the customer prefers a simple stain or handpainted natural radiance. For more information speak with Maggie Dory.

Upcoming Event—Southwest Circuit Picnic

June 9th at 3:00 pm

Viking Lake State Park, Stanton, IA

Celebration and renew our

“Life Together

  Mark your calendar and Plan to Attend

Mission Festival in Mt Ayr

June 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Meal will be provided

Watch the Announcements for more information.

  Trinity Newsletter

Those who serve on boards please begin the process of getting board reports submitted to the church office. If we start publishing in June, we will need the May Reports. Submit to or a written copy put in the newsletter mail box. Thank You!

 Serving At Trinity

Sun May 26                       

  • Pianist: Carla Roghair, Jule Lang
  • Elder: Randy Roghair
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair
  • Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman
  • Altar: Tom & Bev Braymen

Sun Jun 2

  • Organist: Sharon Ecklund
  • Ushers: Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory
  • Elder: Karl Peterson 
  • Finance: Dennis Borwn, Joyce Kruse


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

A CONFERENCE FOR LUTHERAN LAITY – How can a layperson respond to Islam, Experience-Driven Worship, Relativism, Feminism, Pietism and more? You’re invited to attend the Issues, Etc. “Making the Case” Conference June 14 and 15 in Collinsville, IL. Speakers include: Dr. Alvin Schmidt, Pr. Will Weedon, Suzanne Venker, Dr. Rod Rosenbladt, Chris Rosebrough and Pr. Todd Wilken. For more information, visit or call (618) 223-8385.

Concordia Cubs Week - Camp Okoboji's Cubs week is for children ages 3rd - 6th grade completed. The dates are July 14-20, 2013. There are a few Camp programs on the table in the Narthex. Please consider participating in this district ministry to our children. Trinity offers assistance with the cost of the program. If you are interested in the financial assistance, please talk to a Board of Ed member to receive information.

TALK RADIO FOR THE TRINITY SEASON...You can listen to teachings from Lutheran experts on topics like: The Athanasian Creed, The Hymn "Holy, Holy, Holy" , Mary Visits Elizabeth, Justin Martyr and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen on-demand at

WIFI RADIO GIVEAWAY FOR YOUR FATHER: Learn how you can have a chance at winning a WiFi Radio for your dad. This contest runs for the entire month of June and the winner will be picked on July 1st. Visit or find us on Facebook for details on this special giveaway! From audio streaming to mobile apps---Listen to Worldwide wherever you are, live or on-demand. Follow us on


Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office. Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or

IOWAY is in need of towel health kits. Please consider helping with this project there are patterns on the table in the Narthex. You can help by purchasing the items for the kits or the towels themselves. If you like sewing you are invited to put the kits together, if you do not sew help is needed to purchasing items for this project. Thank you for your help. Ellie Mentz

Life Quote: “John 14:18-19 says, ‘I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.’ Isn’t that but a promise and encouragement from God to those of us who give of our time to help these needy ones? With the help of our families—and our church families—God is telling us to share of our time with those who are desperate and alone.” Rick Fey, foster and adoptive dad – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Want Some Help to Make a Stronger Marriage? Lutheran Family Service can help. Visit for tools and contact information to help you with the hard task of keeping your marriage on the right track.

 Life Together 

AFFORDABLE CAMP PROGRAMS FROM CAMP OKIBOJI! Your entire family can attend camp at a fraction of the cost of a weeklong road trip. A trip to Camp and back home is still possible with a tank of gas or less from most anywhere in Iowa District West. Go to and see the wonderful opportunities available to you at Camp Okoboji or check the list of openings with Lorene today! Phone: 712-337-3325

Don’t forget to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars: Thrivent Choice Dollars grant funds can help support organizations you care about. Don’t let your designated Choice Dollars® expire. Eligible members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans who have designated Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2013 to direct any remaining 2012 Choice Dollars. Help support Trinity. Go to or call 800-THRIVENT and state “Thrivent Choice.”

Planning Committee Reactivating. Possible projects include a steeple, upstairs restrooms, opening up the narthex, remodeling existing sanctuary or build a new one. If interested in serving on the committee, see the President of the Congregation Chuck Bowman.

Would you like to help needy kids? Looking for old used toys, to clean and refurbish. The toys must not be broken. Contact Delores Doench 641-202-0314 or Mitzie Cellan 641-782-6144. Thank you.


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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener);

Illness, Injury, Surgery & Recovering: Addison Veach; Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams); Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper); Ethan Bulgrin (great newphew of Maggie and Dave Dory); Jeanne Herzberg; Ellie Mentz.

Condolences: Virgil Andresen (Father of Jean Foglesong);

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Bo Beeman-(Nephew of Chuck & Paula Bowman) thanksgiving as Bo has returned state side; Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); David Davenport-Afganistan (Nephew of Chuck ); 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;

Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Bart Rall, Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shutins: Mary Carson; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Waldean Hargis; Fern Hoepker