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posted Jun 25, 2013, 6:40 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Jun 23     8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

                         9:30am Divine Service (HC) 

                         9:30am Holy Baptism: James, Logan, Xa                             vier and Jude Shady

                         11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Mon Jun 24   Pastor's Day Off 

Tue Jun 25 6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 

6:00pm Adult Confirmation Class 

Wed Jun 26  6:30pm Mission Festival

7:30pm Board of Trustees (FH)

Thu Jun 27 6:00pm Decorating for VBS and assembling   4th of July Parade throws. 

(Information on how you can serve

Sun Jun 30 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

9:30am Divine Service 

11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

2:00pm Joint Committee - First Lutheran

Church, Mount Ayr, IA 


LWML Mite Box—Please drop your donations  in the mite box located in the back of church. LWML will be collecting donations throughout the month of June.

 Sanctuary Crucifix

Maggie and Dave Dory have obtained a sample that will be on display every Sunday until our next voter’s meeting. The Crucifix will be on display until the voter’s meeting in July.


               Monetary donations for treats for the church’s July 4th float.

             Please use special envelope marked 4th of July and put in the collection plate. Thank You.

 Thursday, June 27th at 6pm: 

Two opportunities to help in one night!!

1. The VBS decorating committee will be meeting to get started on decorations for this year's VBS--"Go Tell it on the Mountain".  No need for craftiness--jobs already available!

2. Volunteers are needed to staple candy to slips of paper promoting VBS to be used for July 4th parade.  There are 3000!  We need your hands!

What great ways to work together to prepare to

spread the good news!!

 Attendance Report

Sunday, June 23, 2013—70

 Serving At Trinity

Sun Jun 23    

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

Sun Jun 30

  • Pianist: Julie Lang
  • Ushers: Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory
  • Elder: Karl Peterson 
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse

 *Mission Festival in Mt Ayr*

June 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Meal will be provided

Speaker: Pastor Ray Smith

From Missouri Valley, IA



JOIN US FOR THE NEW STUDIO KICK-OFF: KFUO invites you to join us on Monday, June 24th, for a worship service followed by a special blessing and ribbon cutting of the new studios located at the LCMS International Center. Then get refreshments and meet the hosts and staff of KFUO at the post-ceremony reception. Or listen to the entire dedication live 10-11am CST. Find more information about this event at

Please join Immanuel Lutheran Church , Clarinda, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Shenandoah and Immanuel Lutheran Layman League with assistance from the Lutheran Youth, at an ice cream social with a light lunch on Sunday, July 21 at 11:30 through 1:00, at Immanuel Church Northwest of Clarinda. Funds raised will be given to keep the Lutheran Hour on KMA.

THE FAITH ONCE FOR ALL DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS ...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, Illinois and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: 2nd Century Bishop of Lyons Irenaeus, 5th Century Bishop of Alexandria Cyprian, Peter & Paul, The Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, Judging Others, Isaiah Sees the Lord, The Nativity of John the Baptist and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at

This year marks the 483rd anniversary of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, the foremost confession of faith in the Lutheran Church. Zion, Dexter, is pleased once again to host a Divine Service commemorating the occasion, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 June. The guest preacher will be the Revd Ken Schmidt, pastor at Trinity, Van Meter. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Please join us!



Building Healthy Families: Do you discipline your child in the heat of the moment? It’s tough to think clearly when you’re angry and agitated. Before you know it you’ve said the wrong thing. You can overreact: "You’re grounded until you finish high school!" You can be hurtful: "Can’t you ever do anything right?" Either way, disciplining like that won’t be very effective. The next time your child does something that requires discipline (and he will!), step back and cool off. Wait until the heat of the moment has passed, then discipline with the goal of teaching, not punishing, your child. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900.


Life Together


There will be a reception for the newly Baptized in the fellowship hall after worship. Please come and welcome our newest brothers in Christ to our family!

The families of Rev Michael and Karen Breach invites the congregation as we celebrate their 25th anniversary. An open house will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity on Saturday, July 6th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. No gifts please your presence is your gift.

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.

Registration is now open for The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you would be interested in attending. When: Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2013 Where: Kansas City Airport Marriott, Kansas City, Missouri Who: LCMS congregational leaders in rural and small-town settings The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference will address the blessings and challenges facing rural and small-town congregations today and encourage those congregations and their leaders in cultivating healthy churches that are eager to bear witness to Christ, show mercy to those in need in their communities and develop a robust life together with their fellow members.

2013 National Offering - LCMS households, congregations and organizations are invited to participate in a synodwide gathering of financial gifts called the National Offering. Leading with a collection received in worship services during the 2013 Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in St. Louis, this triennium’s National Offering gives participants five choices through which they can share Christ’s forgiveness and mercy both at home and abroad. It also affords LCMS congregations and their members an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to our life together as the world’s leading confessional Lutheran body. For the triennium, five gift designations cover a range of Witness, Mercy, Life Together efforts, all of which happen only with broad support from LCMS congregations and households. Baptized for this moment, you are free to join with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in sharing His forgiveness and mercy in a world desperately in need of it. Please join with others in support of this triennium’s National Offering.



Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis (Friend of Miztie Cellen); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener);

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

Condolences: Family of LaVerne Sychra (Mother of Pat Stream);

IIS&R: Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a liver transplant; Ethan Bulgrin (great nephew of Maggie Dory); Jeanne Herzberg;

Married: Kevin and Lori (Bradley) Payton;

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); 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, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Fern Hoepker, Frieda Porter, Lonny Riley

Youth: Pray for our youth and sponsors as they prepare for the National Youth Gathering. They will be leaving for San Antonio, TX next Sunday.