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The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Announcements: February 9, 2014

posted Feb 7, 2014, 8:19 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Feb 9

  • 8:00am Divine Service (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • 9:45am Divine Service/HC (CR)
  • 11:15am Sunday School / Bible Class (CR) 

Mon Feb 10     Pastor's Day Off

  • 6:30pm LifeLight

Tue Feb 11

  • 6:30am Early Risers
  • 1:30pm Lifelight
  • 5:30pm Habitat for Humanity of Union Co. Board Meeting
  • 6:30pm Preschool Board

Wed Feb 12

  • 1:30pm Naomi Circle
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class
  • 7:30pm All Boards Meet

Sat Feb 15

  • 6:00pm Youth Group - Valentines Dinner

Sun Feb 16 Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

  •   8:00am Divine Service/HC (MA)
  •   9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  •   9:45am Divine Service (CR)
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Bible Class (CR)  12:00pm School Teacher's Recognition Pot Luck


Serving At Trinity

CR=Creston, MA=Mount Ayr

Sun Feb 9

  • (CR) Acolytes: Shady, Logan; Riley, Cassidy
  • (MA) Organist: Ethel Campbell
  • (CR) Pianist: Julie Lang

Sun Feb 16

  • (CR) Acolytes: Bargstadt, Caitlyn;Tomas, Kolby
  • (MA) Organist: Greg Storhoff
  • (CR) Pianist: Carla Roghair

Serving the Month of February

  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen
  • (CR) Elder: Jim Hagen 
  • (MA) Altar: Vicki Sickels
  • (CR) Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg
  • (MA) Finance: Mark Larsen, Mike Sickels
  • (CR) Finance: Paul Kearney; Bill Magers;
  • (MA) Ushers: Mark Larsen, Mike Sickels
  • (CR) Ushers: Paul Kearney; Jim Kneedler; Bill Mag ers; Troy Petersen;

Attendance Report 

February 2, 2014— 117


Come, Enjoy, Celebrate

Teacher Recognition Pot Luck

Sunday, February 16th at 12:00 PM

(Bring a Dish to Share!)

Youth will be hosting their annual Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 15th at 6:00PM. Tickets are $15 each.   Please RSVP to Deanna Petersen @ 641-344-6178 or email me at to let us know how many to expect in your party!  Looking forward to enjoying your company and allowing our youth to wait on you for the evening!



Confession and Forgiveness is an emphasis of Lent. Please make an appointment for Private Confession / Absolution with Pastor Watt during Lent. Call Pastor Watt 515-462-0566 or eMail at Also available 6-7pm at the Creston Location without an appointment during Holy Week (April 14-18).

CONTENDING FOR TRUTH IN AN AGE OF ANTI-TRUTH...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: Cohabitation, Who Is Jesus?, Saint Valentine the Martyr, A Christ-Centered Marriage and more. You can listen on-demand at

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

Members of Trinity are encouraged to join Preschool Chapel (Pastor Time) on Thursdays at 9:45AM and 1:45PM.

LEARN ABOUT TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BIBLICAL TEACHINGS --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO. The program Law and Gospel uses the theological distinctions between Law and Gospel not only to apply the Bible, but also to understand our relationship to God’s entire plan of salvation in Christ. Weekdays 9:30-10:00am CST. Find it at and follow us on Facebook at

How does one be the light of the world that Jesus says we are? (Matthew It must be more than railing against the darkness. Isaiah gives another approach. “Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the dawn” (58:7-8a). Prayer: Light of the World, help us shine Your light in the things we say and in the things we do. Amen.




Habitat for Humanity of Union County Benefit Valentine Dance. February 15, 2014 7-10pm. "Jim George & Friends" live band. At the "Chicken Inn" 4 miles west of Creston on Hwy 34. Get the "Red Out" and support a good cause $6 per person suggested donation. All donations are welcome! Habitat for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) organization donations are tax deductible. Sponsored by Westman Windows (Charlie and Bonnie).

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.

Building Healthy Families: Valentine’s Day is This year, how about trying something different: DON’T use the words, “I love you”. Instead, look for other ways to say it. How about, “My life is better because you are in it,” or “I am so proud that you are my daughter”, or “I am so glad that God brought you into my life!” Be creative . . . and remember how much you are loved by your Father. Happy Valentine’s Day! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900.


Life Together


German Dinner rides. Anyone who wants to carpool please meet after bible class in the fellowship hall.

Handy Helpers to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Naomi Circle - Our February meeting will be held Wednesday, February 2nd at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be the first half of “Let’s Talk,” found on page 20 of the Winter 2013 Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study and Fellowship.

There will be a congregational pot luck to thank our volunteer teachers Sunday, Feb 16 following Sunday School and Bible Classes

Stewardship: Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” We cannot keep the Law of God perfectly. We are sinners. For us to be saved, Jesus had to fulfill the Law perfectly in our place. Although the threat of the Law is abolished, the Law is upheld. For in Christ we now desire to fulfill the Law, to live out a godly Christian life in thanksgiving to God for His gracious work of salvation.

“Lifelight Bible Study will resume on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m. We will study the last half of the book of Genesis, beginning with chapter 25. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang.”



Cancer: Jackie Loomis; Kenneth Goeglein; Mike Rollings; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt; LaVern Otte; Maggie Dory; Jeff Bierle; Tim Stalker; Cindy Ray; Kenny Goeglein; Larry Davis;

Condolences: Jackie Loomis (Friend of Miztie Cellen)

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

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Bill Reidy; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman;  Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains; Deb Laudner; Pat Barkalow; Melvalee Geoeglein; Hannah Shady; Fred Hagen (cousin of Melody Stoner); Morgan Townsend; Tony  Davidson, Influenza (Son of Tiphany); Jace Zellmer;

Military: Aaron Hoogand; Carl Green; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary;

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 (Vicar: Macomb, MI), Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shut-ins: Mary Carson; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Don Campbell;