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posted May 3, 2012, 11:30 AM by Jonathan Watt


The new church sign has been ordered. It will take a couple of months to arrive. If you would like to make a donation to offset the cost of the sign please mark your envelope "Church Sign". Thank You. Gene Cook, President.

WHERE DOCTRINE IS LIFE...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. This week's topics include: Job, Paul & Silas in Prison, The Historic Liturgy, 9th Century Missionaries to the Slavs Cyril & Methodius, C.F.W. Walther and more. You can listen at your convenience at


Building Healthy Families:  Sixty-four percent of women who have had an abortion “felt pressured by others” to abort their child (Medical Science Monitor, 2004). What if, instead of feeling pressured to abort, they felt the support and comfort of others to consider placing their child into an adoptive couple’s arms? One of the key goals of LFS is to provide comprehensive pregnancy counseling services to any woman who may need it. If you know of someone in this situation, give them our information and encourage them to call. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900.

Please give to the Christian Care fund for Tornado Relief. Use the envelopes on the narthex table (Thanksgiving, or Designated funds).

Caring for Your Neighbor:  In the aftermath of the Tornado we have extended "Caring for Your Neighbor" to every Sunday for the next couple of months.  Please bring your non-perishable items and place them in the "shopping cart" boxes in the narthex.

Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office.Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or

Life Quote: May 6 “We often address the life issues based on the Fifth Commandment’s prohibition of murder or on the First Article and God’s creation of life. But the Second Article raises the value of my life and the reasons I should value other lives to an incomprehensible level. Mistreat human life and you mistreat something very special to Jesus Christ. He paid for it. Mistreat life and you mistreat Jesus. He owns it.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Trinity has received a grant from LCMS World Relief and Human Care. The Christian Care Committee and the Mission Board will be distributing the funds as indicated in the Grant. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Life Together

Attendance Report: Sunday 4/29/12 : 84; 5/2/12 (Questioning) : 40;

Flowers on the altar today are in thanksgiving to God for today's Confirmads.

The will be a reception following Divine Service today for the Confirmads. Please join us to congratulate them and encourage them to continue in the faith they have publically confessed.

There will be a Volunteer Teacher's Recognition Pot Luck Brunch on May 20 following Sunday Divine Service 11:00am. Please join us in recognizing this important work! There will be no bible class on this day so bring a breakfast/brunch dish to share as we begin our fellowship immediately following church.

Naomi Circle will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in the Fellowship Hall. The topic will be: “We Have Seen His Majesty”, a Bible Study written by Pastor Watt and previously published in The Lutheran Witness. Copies will be in your mail box in the Narthex. Please join us for Bible Study and fellowship.

We want to thank everyone at Trinity for making us feel so welcome since we came to Creston. We are so grateful for all the tremendous help, prayers and concern we have received since the tornado, and especially to Pastor Watt and the Christian Care Committee for your generous gift. We are very blessed to be a part of such a wonderful and caring congregation. Dave and Maggie Dory

Announcements for the Electronic sign in the Narthex can be emailed to pastor or placed in the Announcements mailbox.

ELDER TRAINING EVENT with President Paul Sieveking: Saturday, June 2, 2012 — 9 am-1 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3223 University Avenue, Des Moines. All men of LCMS congregations are invited to join us for President Sieveking’s Bible study entitled "What Makes an Elder?" Please RSVP to Trinity at 515-279-3609.

In Your Prayers

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

Tornado: Creston, Thurman, others and relief workers and volunteers; 

Thanksgiving: Seminarians and Deaconesses at St. Louis and Ft. Wayne who received calls and vicarage placements;  

Cancer: Frances Bird; Jerry Monday (coworker of Bryon Bilderback); Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz); Megan Anderson;

Hospice: Loretta Ferguson (Mother of Waunita Watt); Sheryl Peterson (Mother of Troy);

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Chuck Lang; Clarence Ferguson (Father of Waunita Watt);

Military: 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;

Shutins: Frieda Porter, Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;

This Week at Trinity

Sun May 6        Confirmation

                          Fifth Sunday of Easter

                          Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                          8:00am        Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                          9:30am        Divine Service

                          11:00am      Reception for Confirmads

Mon May 7       Pastor's Day Off

                          9:00am        Confessions Reading Group

Tue May 8        6:30am        Early Risers (McDonalds)

                          1:30pm        Streams of Living Water, Sermon


                          5:30pm        Habitat for Humanity Meeting (FH)

                          6:30pm        Preschool Board

Wed May 9       1:30pm        Naomi Circle (FH)

                          7:30pm        Church Council Meeting (FH)

Sun May 13      Sixth Sunday of Easter

                          Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                          8:00am        Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                          9:30am        Divine Service (HC)

                          11:00am      Sunday School Adult Bible Class