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The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Announcements: September 21, 2014

posted Sep 20, 2014, 6:47 AM by Jonathan Watt
This Week at Trinity
Sun Sep 21
  • Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank
  • SW Iowa Hot Air Balloon Days
  • 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
***Special Voter’s meeting following Church in Creston
Mon Sep 22
  • Pastor’s Day Off
  • 6:30 pm (CR) LifeLight Bible Study
Tue Sep 23
  • 6:30 am (CR) Early Risers
  • 1:30 pm (CR) LifeLight Bible Study
Wed Sep 24
  • 6:00 pm (CR) Confirmation Class
Thu Sep 25
  • 9:45 am (CR) Preschool Chapel
  • 1:45 pm (CR) Preschool Chapel
Sun Sep 28
  • 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
  • 2:00 pm Circuit Forum


  • Cancer: Al Davis;Duane Dunhan; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Jeff Bierle; Kenny Goeglein; Lisa Britt; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Paula Bowman; Randy Porter; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris; Wes Keeler;
  • Condolences: Family of Chris Moore (Friend of Marti Williams) Killed in helicopter accident; Family of Christian Silvia (Student of Justin Von Ashen);Family of Shirley Lou Swanson Davenport (Grandmother of Miciah's friend) 
  • 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; Prayers for the opening of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Creston
  • IIS&R: Danna Rains; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman; Helen Terry; Jace Zellmer; Marie Burmeister; 
  • 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; and Luke Watt; 
  • Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Freida Porter, Lonny Riley; 
  • Birth: Kallie Jo (grandchild of Mark & Sue Larsen) born Sunday, September 7th; 

Life Together

  • A special voter's meeting will be held this Sunday (September 21, 2014) in the sanctuary immediately following worship at the Creston location. The meeting has been called to discuss and approve equipment necessary for the data / video link between the Creston and Mount Ayr locations. 
  • Handy Helpers quilting meet this Tuesday and the third Tuesday of every month thru April. 
  • Ladies of Trinity Lutheran: Are you craving something sweet? Join us for a rich and satisfying Sweet Retreat! Speaker and author Deb Burma will tickle your taste buds for God's Word, packaged in an assortment of chocolaty sessions where you will find "comfort food" for your soul! Savor a time of refreshing fellowship and enjoy fistfuls of fun-all in one deliciously-fulfilling event! Please save the date - Saturday, November 8, 2014! You won't want to miss the opportunity to attend a half-day Women's Retreat sponsored by LWML - Sheperd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines (need NOT be an LWML member at attend). Registration forms and more information are on the Narthex Table in both locations. 
  • LWML Items to be collected for the fall meeting on October 4th are eye glasses and plastic grocery bags. 
  • LWML Mite box will be in the back of church through the month of September. 
  • Office Assistant office hours are changing. Beginning September 29, Waunita will be in the church office from 9-12am and 1-2pm Monday-Friday. 
  • Stewardship: Matthew 20:9 “And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius.” Behold the generosity of God! He gives out of His grace, not what we deserve to receive. Living a godly life means living in imitation of God – and surely one of the foundations of God’s being is His generosity. 
  • We are in need of one or two people who would be interested in teaching school for the pre-k/k age group in Creston. As Christians we are called upon to teach the path of salvation to all. This could be a starting point for anyone who would like to see if teaching is one of their gifts. If this sounds like something you would like to do contact Deb Melzer. (21 Sep 14, Inbox)
  • THANK YOU to the members of Trinity for the very nice plaques we received for serving as teachers last year. What a blessing it is for us to grow in our faith and share God’s Word with members of Trinity. May God continue to bless all of us as we study His Word together. Mike & Janette Lang
  • ANNUAL ALTAR GUILD MEETING will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary with Pastor Watt. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting. Anyone interested in learning how we serve the Lord in this way please feel free to attend.  There is no obligation to become a member of the Guild. Please contact Janette Lang (782-7922) or Pastor Watt with any questions or concerns.
  • Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning now meeting in the fellowship hall. Breakfast will be served. 
  • Articles Due for the Newsletter If you are a member of a board, committee, or group, please update the congregation on what’s going on with an article in the Newsletter. Email to
  • BibleSticks for the military chaplains to share with our troops from all branches of the service. We are once again collecting funds during the month of October to support this ministry. Please place your donations in the collection plate and mark for the “Military BibleSticks.” 
  • October 12th @ 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Linda Bartlett will be presenting her book “The Failure of Sex Education in the Church; Mistaken Identity, Compromised Purity.” Please plan to attend this event. 

  • “Every human life is someone for whom Jesus shed His blood. Every human life is one He wants to call to faith in this redemptive event.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 
  • Building Healthy Families: Somebody has said there are two kinds of people in the world: those who wake up in the morning and say, “Good morning, Lord!” and those who wake up in the morning and say, “Good Lord, it’s morning!” It is true that “mood follows message”. How we feel emotionally results from how we think. The next time you are having a bad day, check your thoughts. Listen to what you are telling yourself about your situation or circumstance. Challenge and then replace negative, untrue self-statements with the truth. LFS counselors are available to help change negative patterns. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa, 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; PH 515-251-4900

  • Pastor Watt began 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. 
  • QUALITY, QUANTITY, QUOTABLE....Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week's topics include: The Doctrine of Justification, Cain & Abel, Joseph Smith & the Golden Plates, The Prussian Union and more. You can listen at your convenience at 

  • LWML—In Gathering items for the LWML Fall Rally will be School Kits. The Fall Rally will be held at the Creston location on October 4, 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. 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. 

Serving At Trinity

Sep 21
  • Painist: (CR) Julie Lang
Sep 28
  • Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund
Serving in September:
  • (CR) Elder: Mike Lang
  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Ushers: Dave Dory; Mike Lang
  • (CR) Finance: Dennis Brown; Joyce Kruse
  • (CR) Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman