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posted Dec 23, 2011, 11:10 AM by Jonathan Watt


The Trinity Lutheran Preschool Board of Directors thanks the congregation for donating to provide Story Bibles for our preschool children in both classes. We appreciate that the congregation wants to help expose young children to God's story. They were passed out at the preschool Christmas Program. The families started to look through them right after receiving them. Thank you so much for caring about our preschool children and their families. Preschool Board, Anita, Becky, Deb, Dory, Jim, Linda, Melody, Mike, and Pat along with teachers, Joy and Brenda and Pastor Watt. 

A Total of $420 has been given for The Story Bible gifts for Preschool parents. That covers 21 of the 33 given. If you would like to give to this project use the envelopes on the narthex table.

Issues Etc. reviews the new book "Everyday a Friday" by Joel Osteen: Joel Osteen is a true phenomenon in pop-American Christianity. He is pastor of the largest mega-church in the US, host of a weekly television show seen world-wide, author of several best-selling books and a frequent guest on secular media. Listen to the book review at 



Building Healthy Families: Merry Christmas! Christ came to us in human flesh, not in majesty but in the form of a lowly, helpless child. God still comes to us in many forms throughout our lives, such as in the simple and compassionate services of LFS. We are grateful to serve you now and throughout the New Year! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515)251-4900 

The total given for the Christian Care Fund so far is $1094.80. If you wish to give more to please mark an envelope "Christian Care Fund" and put it in the collection plate. Disbursement requests are on the Narthex table (blue pad). Any member in good standing may request funds for anyone. Please give completed requests to Pastor Watt. All request are strictly confidential. 

Life Together

Attendance Report

The Board of Ed will meet on Wed.Dec. 28th at 7pm since there is no confirmation. 

Installation of ALL officers will be January 8, 2012 during the Divine Service. Please contact Pastor Watt if you are unable to attend. 

Removing of the Greens will be January 8, 2012 at 12pm 

The Sunday School Teacher's Meeting and Midwinter Potluck for January will be on January 22 at 12pm following Sunday School and Adult Bible Class. Bring your spouse, children a dish to share for lunch! 

There will be an open house for May Huss Carlisle's 95th Birthday at Trinity Fellowship Hall 1:30-3:30pm Saturday Jan 7, 2012. Cards may be sent to 705 N Oak Creston, IA 50801. 

Help Pastor Watt improve his preaching. Fill out a Sermon Review. Forms are found in the pew rack or ask an Usher. 

If anyone would like to take over decorating the cross in the narthex, please talk to Pastor Watt. 

Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning at McDonalds. 

We are once again switching computer systems for the membership database and finances. Volunteers are needed for data entry. You can do the work at home as long as you have access to the internet. Please talk to pastor Watt if you would like to help. We'd like all the data entered by Christmas. 

Trinity Lutheran Church news can be found on the church web page simply go to 

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 

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Dana Austin; (Mother of Dane Wardenburg's Girlfriend); Jaque Claubaugh (niece of Paula Bowman); Jeanne Herzberg; Jennifer Winters; Kara (classmate of Hannah Watt); Melinda Skellenger; Melissa Viers; Vivian Herzberg (daughter of Lawrence & Jeanne Herzberg);

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Brenda Cook; (Non malignant brain tumor); Bristol Mae Goodrich (Lowe); Chad schroeder; Gene Goeglin (Triple Bypass); Janice Nook; Norm Schroeder;

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), returning to Afghanistan;  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 at Trinity

Sun Dec 25, 2011              The Nativity of Our Lord—Christmas Day (W)

                           No Sunday School, Bible Classes

                           9:30am   Festival of the Incarnation

                                          w/ Holy Communion

Mon Dec 26, 2011             Pastor's Day Off

Tue Dec 27, 2011              6:30am      Early Risers (McDonalds)

                           1:30pm   Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


Wed Dec 28, 2011             No Confirmation

                           7:00pm   Board of Education

                           7:30pm   Board of Trustees (Tenative) 

Sun Jan 1, 2012  New Year's Day

                           No Sunday School, Bible Classes

                           8:00am   Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                           9:30am   Divine Service


Sun Dec 25, 2011

            Organist: Sharon Eklund

            Elder: Jim Nelson

            Ushers: John Wolfe, Steve Bradley, Eddie Tomas, Kevin Kruse

            Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory, Mike & Janette Lang, Carla Roghair

            Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel 

Sun Jan 8, 2012

            Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg

            Acolytes: Cassidy Riley, Devon Peterson

            Elder: Phil Wardenburg