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The Fifth Sunday in Easter Announcements: May 18, 2014

posted May 16, 2014, 2:33 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity


Sun May 18

  • Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service/HC
  • 9:30 am (MA) Sunday School/Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) Sunday School/Bible Class

Mon May 19 Pastor’s  Day Off

Tue May 20

  • 6:30 am Early Risers
  • 10:00-6:00 Pastor’s Office  Hours  in Mt. Ayr

Wed May 21

  • 9:30 Circuit Winkle—St. John’s; Hastings,
  • 7:30 Church Council

Sun May 25

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

Attendance Report

May 11— 116, C-94



Serving At Trinity


Sun May 18

  •       (CR) Organist: Julie Lang
  •       (MA) Organist: Greg Storhoff
  •       (CR) Acolyte: Logan Shady


Sun May 25

  •       (CR) Pianist: Carla Roghair
  •       (MA) Organist: Ethel Campbell
  • (CR) Acolyte: Scott Walter, Logan Shady


Serving in May

  • (CR) Elder: Norm Schroeder
  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen
  • (CR) Ushers: Byron Bilderback; Chuck Bowman
  • (CR) Altar: Sharon Eklund; Hannah Shady


JR/SR Youth


Leaders: Deanna and Troy Petersen; Jennifer and Tim Fogelsong; Joy and Dennis Brown.

The youth extends a heartfelt thank you out to everyone for supporting us during the Easter Breakfast. It was appreciated!

Currently the youth children are offering their "Spring" cleaning services, please contact Joy Brown if you are interested.  THANKS!!

Southwest Circuit Picnic (Circuit #17)

June 1st at 3:00 pm

Viking Lake State Park

2780 Viking Lake Road

Stanton, IA 51573

Bring your own meat for the grill, table service, beverages and a dish to share. Come celebrate and renew our “Life Together


Help, Serve, Get involved

Trinity Lutheran Preschool

Ways you can help:

¨ Provide Kitchen Help; Be the Photographer; Help with Child Care; Clean up; Set up for the Event; Be a Greeter; Be a parking attendant; Set/up and Take down of the Sound System

Event Dates:

Wed May 28: Graduation 4:00 pm-9:00 pm.

Please sign up in the book on the Narthex table on the page labeled “Preschool Event Help”

Connect Children with God’s Eternal Good News at VBS: Every child needs to hear the Good News that Jesus their Savior calls us, keeps us safe, saves us, and provides all we need by His amazing grace through faith. At Gangway to Galilee VBS, you will connect children with the most important message of their lifetime: the miraculous story of what Jesus did for us what we could never do for ourselves. If you can help full or part time, we have many ways to be involved to suite your schedule and interests. Talk with Julie Lang, Hannah Shady, or Megan Shutt.


Life Together

Bulletin Announcement pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Bulletin Announcements" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested announcements will not be repeated.

Southwest Circuit Picnic (Circuit #17) June 1st 3pm Viking Lake State Park 2780 Viking Lake Road Stanton IA 51573 Bring your own meat for the grill, table service, beverages and a dish to share. Need Directions? From Hwy.34 go south on county road M-65 then turn east on county road H-43 and continue to the park entrance. Why a picnic? To celebrate and renew our "Life Together" Let's get to know each other better so we can better share the Good News of Jesus with Southwest Iowa!

Stewardship: May 18 James 1:17  “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” How often this thought is repeated in the Scriptures! Everythi

ng good we have is from God. He loves to give. He loves to bless. He loves to show us generosity time and again – and He desires that we grow into His image, and reflect His love.

FLOWER PLANTERS ARE NEEDED AT CAMP OKOBOJI from noon Friday, May 23 to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Meals and lodging will be provided to all who come to help.  Please bring your own (marked) trowels and other gardening tools for planting. FLOWERS ARE BEING DONATED FOR FLOWER BEDS, POTS, AND PLANTERS.  POTTING SOIL WILL BE AVAILABLE. Pleased call Camp Okoboji at (712) 337-3325 in advance so we can prepare meals and provide necessary lodging if needed.


CROSS DEFENSE --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO. Join us as we talk with guest Craig Parton about his book  Religion On Trial --- Many today would agree that beneath their clashing claims, most world religions hold similar stances across the whole of their shared purview. Parton, an experienced trial lawyer, seeks to debunk this concept by clearing away subjective hearsay from tangible fact, drawing the reader's attention to just how different various religions are in their approaches to humanity, salvation, evil, and even truth. Listen this Monday @ 2:00-3:00pm CT.  Find us at and follow us at

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for our Creston location July 13-17 and for our Mount Ayr location July 20-24. Go to to sign up to volunteer or register a student.

PUTTING CHRIST BACK INTO CHRISTIAN RADIO...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: Esther, Peter's Escape from Prison, Emperor Constantine, 7th Century Theologian Bede the Venerable and more.  You can listen at your convenience at


Building Healthy Families: Arguments happen in all families. Cruelty does not. Pay attention this week to the words you use and the motivation behind those words as you deal with conflict in your marriage and family. Remember that healthy couples and families view each other as teammates, not adversaries. Two key points from Scripture are helpful: “Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” (Ephesians 4:15) Be honest and direct instead of avoiding conflict. Speak to each other with respect and love, even when you are angry. The combination of these two – truth and love – can accomplish much. Lutheran Family Service; 7177 Hickman Rd, Suite 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; 515-251-4900




Cancer: Kenneth Goeglein; Mike Rollings; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt; LaVern Otte; Jeff Bierle; Tim Stalker; Cindy Ray; Larry Davis; Paula Bowman; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris; Duane Dunkan;

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

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman;  Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains;  Jace Zellmer; Don Harris; Herb Mueller; Norm Schroeder; Ron Moon; Mrs. Al Davis;

Military: Aaron Hoogland; 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; May Carlisle: Irene Hoague;