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The Fifth Sunday in Lent Announcements: April 6, 2014

posted Apr 4, 2014, 1:12 PM by Jonathan Watt

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

800 N. Sumner Ave, Creston, Iowa 50801

1111 E South St, Mount Ayr, Iowa 50854

 Contact Info: Phone (641)782-5095; email; website

Key: (CR) = Activity is taking place at the Creston location ; (MA) = Activity is taking place at the Mount Ayr location. 

 This Week at Trinity

Sun Apr 6        Fifth Sunday in Lent

  • 8:00am (MA) Divine Service/HC
  • 9:30am (MA) Sunday School/Bible Class
  • 9:45am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00am (CR) Sunday School/Bible Class 
  • 5:00 pm (MA) Mission Fest-Pr. Vogel -       Fellowship Hall

Mon Apr 7 Pastor's Day Off

  • 6:30pm (CR) LifeLight

Tue Apr 8

  • 6:30am (CR) Early Risers
  • 5:30pm (CR) Habitat for Humanity of Union Co. Board Meeting
  • 6:30pm (CR) Preschool Board

Wed Apr 9

  • 1:30pm (CR) Naomi Circle
  • 5:30pm (CR) Lent Potluck
  • 6:00pm (CR) F.L.O.C.K./Sunday School
    • Practicing for Palm Sunday    
  • 6:00pm (CR) Confirmation Class
  • 7:00pm (CR) Lenten Service  8:00pm (CR) Board Meetings

Thu Apr 10

  • 7:00pm LERT Mission Meeting - Redeemer Lutheran, Corning, IA

Fri Apr 11

  • 1:30pm (CR) Lifelight

Sun Apr 13 Palm Sunday

  • 8:00am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30am (MA) Sunday School/Bible Class
  • 9:45am (CR) Divine Service/HC  11:00am (CR) Sunday School/Bible Class
  • 12:00pm (CR) Voter's Meeting/with meal 


Serving At Trinity

Sunday Apr 6

  • (CR) Pianist: Julie Lang
  • (CR) Acolytes: Riley, Cassidy
  • (MA) Organist: Greg Storhoff

Wed Apr 9

  • (CR) Acolytes: Tomas, Kolby;Shady, Logan
  • (CR) Pianist: Carla Roghair

Sunday Apr 13

  • (CR) Acolytes: Riley, Alexandria;Bargstadt, Caitlyn
  • (CR) Organist: Sharon Eklund
  • (MA) Organist: Ethel Campbell

Serving in April

  • (CR) Elder: Dave Dory
  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Ushers: Dennis Foglesong; Tim Fogelsong;
  • (CR) Altar: Mike & Jeanette Lang; Megan Schutt
  • (CR) Finance: Dennis Brown; Joyce Kruse

Attendance Report 

3/30/14—Worship – 115

4/2/14 –Lenten Worship—54  

Lenten Congregational Pot Luck

Wednesday, April 9th at 5:30 pm.

Please join us for this time of fellowship and food.


~Mission Fest Sunday, April 6th, 2014~

Trinity Lutheran

Mount Ayr, IA

5 pm Light Supper

6 pm Program with Rev. Dan Vogel

Everyone is encouraged to attend!


Engaging Your Community Event

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission

Reaching Rural America for Christ

Saturday, May 10th

8:00 am—3:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church

Mount Ayr

Featured  Presenters:

Rev. Todd Kollbaum

Rev. Ray Smith

Topics: Understanding Your Community; Asset Mapping; Partnership Possibilities for Community Engagement; Leading Change and Dealing with Resistance; Where do we go from Here?


Life Together

Stewardship: Hebrews 9:12  “He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.” The only price that could redeem us was the very Blood of the Christ – this is the only sacrifice of true worth. His sacrificial giving sets the pattern for our life – for how can we who are redeemed by the self-giving of God not also give of ourselves to His Kingdom?

Thank you to everyone for the prayers for Bill Reidy and my family. For my travel to Indiana and home safely to Iowa . Your friendship means the world to me. Thank You For Caring. Marti Williams and family and my family in Indiana

The Walther League Reunion on May 3 at Cronk’s Restaurant in Denison. Registration begins at 3:30pm with social hour, business, and get-acquainted time. The buffet starts at 5pm. Cost is $12. Worship hour at Zion in Denison at 6:30pm. For more information or to RSVP, contact Janet Askew at 641-740-0200 or 641-742-3703.

Muffins and Mammograms event 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mercy Mammography is hosting the fourth annual Muffins and Mammograms event to provide screening mammograms for eligible women who are uninsured and under-insured. All four mammography locations— Mercy Medical Plaza in downtown Des Moines, Mercy North in Ankeny, Mercy East in Pleasant Hill and Mercy West in Clive—will be offering the service, along with muffins and juice. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended. Call (515) 358-8255 to make an appointment today!

(CR) The Tuesday LifeLight Class scheduled for April 8 will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 11.

(CR) Easter Flowers  If you want to provide flowers for our Easter Garden on Sunday, April 20, please complete the enclosed form.  Thank you.

(CR) Naomi Circle—Our April meeting will be held Wednesday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be “Finales; Finalys, and Forever”, found on page 16 of the Spring 2014 Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study and Fellowship. 

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LIFE QUOTE: April 6 “We must help the weak first by repenting of our selfishness. We must help the weak by speaking for the defenseless—the unborn child, the infirm widow … We must help the weak by supporting the local crisis pregnancy center. We must help the weak by forgiving their sins as we wish to be forgiven. We must help the weak by welcoming the difficult, the different, the strange, the abused, the lonely into our churches.” Rev. Christopher Esget, Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Virginia – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Building Healthy Families: Grandparents Online? A recent study by the American Psychological Association concluded that senior citizens who use computers reported fewer depressive symptoms. Why? Because using the internet keeps you connected and interacting with others, even though you may live alone. Email distant relatives or old friends, or enlist one of your grandchildren to set up a Facebook account with you. Whether it’s through the internet or over the backyard fence, reach out and stay connected! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa 515-251-4900.

LFL April 6 – Fifth Sunday in Lent – Where do we find hope in lifeless dry bones scattered in a valley (Ezekiel 37:1-14) or in trying to please God with deeds of the flesh (Romans 8:1-11) or in life after four days dead in a tomb (John 11:1-45)? We don’t find it! God gives it! He gives His Spirit and Christ’s righteousness and the power of His resurrection. Nothing is ever hopeless! Prayer: Father, no matter how hopeless things may seem in my life, give me the certain hope that is mine in Jesus. Amen.




"To help create successful, independent children in a safe Christian setting." Trinity Lutheran Preschool is a gift from God. Please help by volunteering for this important ministry. You will find a Preschool Event Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet in the sign-up book on the narthex table. Look for the yellow tab marked "Preschool". Some events that you could help with: Sunday, April 21 Mother's Tea Party 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM; Graduation, Thursday, May 16 4 PM to 9 PM.

Confession and Forgiveness is an emphasis of Lent. Private Confession / Absolution with Pastor Watt is available without an appointment during Holy Week (April 14-18). Mon, Tue, Thur in Creston (CR) from 6-7pm and Wed. in Mount Ayr (MA) from 6-7pm.

EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LUTHERANS...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: The Movie "Noah," Mosque Architecture, Is the Creation Account True?, Women Pastors and more. You can listen at your convenience at

(MA) Mission Fest! April 6th, 5pm. Featuring Pr. Dan Vogel IDW Missionary to the Hispanic populations in north west Iowa. A light lunch will be served with Pr.Vogel beginning his presentation at 6pm. Carpooling from Creston departing at 4pm.

THE BIBLE STUDY --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO. Join us as we continue to study 1 Corinthians , written by Paul to the Church of Corinth located in Greece. We’ll examine Paul’s letter concerning “Prophecies & Tongues” on Monday, “Orderly Worship” on Tuesday, “The Resurrection of Christ” on Wednesday, “The Resurrection of the Body” on Thursday, and “The Resurrection of the Dead” on Friday. Listen weekdays 10:00-11:00am CT.  Find us at and follow us at

(MA) There will be an Engaging Your Community Event at our Mount Ayr location May 10 beginning at 8am, sponsored by Rural and Small Town Ministry of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. Featured Speakers will be Rev. Todd Kollbaum and Rev. Ray Smith. The cost is $25 including lunch. Please visit for more information. 

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


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;

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

Condolences: Mike Lang and Family at the passing of Mike’s Sister -Lorma Lang

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman;  Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains;  Jace Zellmer; Don Harris; Edward Nelson;

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;