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posted Dec 27, 2012, 10:01 AM by Jonathan Watt


Issues Etc. TALK RADIO FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON…You can listen to teachings on subjects like: Handel’s “Messiah” on the Incarnation, The First Christmas, The Christmas Hymn “All My Heart Again Rejoices,” The Birth of Jesus in the Old Testament and more.  Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio.  You can listen to what you want when you want at

New Year's Eve Service with Holy Communion will be December 31, 2012 at 7pm. Please come and join us as we celebrate the good news that Jesus was born, lived, and died on the cross for our sins.


Building Healthy Families: “Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably, they are both disappointed.” (Albert Einstein) The only one who never disappoints us is God! When our relationships are built on Him, we have our greatest potential for health and wholeness. Happy New Year with a toast to happy marriages and healthy families from the staff at LFS! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 

Fresh deer meat in 2 lb. pkgs will be available for anyone. Every Thursday beginning December 6, 4-6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church (Sponsored by FPC Deacon’s). 

Life Quote: December 30 “The Scripture says that when someone is adopted into the family of God, he or she is not some other kind of child. This person is now seated at the table with all the relationship to the Father … with all of the inheritance that is received in Jesus Christ. We see that first in the life of our Lord Himself when Joseph really and truly becomes His father through adoption.” Dr. Russell D. Moore, author of “Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families” – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

There will be up pie auction in the Trinity Fellowship Hall on January 31, 2013 for Rheanna Miller. Please watch for more information to come. 

Want Some Help to Make a Stronger Marriage? Lutheran Family Service can help. Visit for tools and contact information to help you with the hard task of keeping your marriage on the right track. 

Life Together

Attendance Report: December 23: 32, Holy Communion 75; December 24: 140; December 25: 36, Holy Communion 30.

The Kruse family invites the congregation to an Open House honoring Warren Kruse on his 90th birthday. Please join them Saturday, December 29, from 1:00 - 4:00 in the Fellowship Hall. 

2013 offering envelopes are now available on the narthex table. Please let Kevin Kruse no if you did not receive a box and would like to have one. 

Don’t forget fill out your attendance cards. Please don't forget to put the date on the card. Put the name of all in attendance on the front and all those taking communion on the back. 

Now receive daily news eMail from Trinity!

1. Goto the church web page;

2. Click on "Subscribe to Daily eMail News Update" (Right below the weather box)

3. Enter you eMail address in blank box next to the mailbox.

4. Click on "Submit Query"; Now every day there's news you'll receive an email. 

Stewardship: Luke 2:40 “And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.” The celebration of Christmas is the celebration of God becoming man. And Jesus really is a man – as we see here, He was born and grew up and became stronger and wiser as He grew. Jesus sets the pattern for His Christians as well – we are to grow in the grace of God, too, including our stewardship and every other aspect of our Christian life. 

The Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans is the only Missouri Synod high school in the entire Southern District-LCMS. Its mission is to share the gospel and provide a Christ centered learning community that stresses academic excellence and encourages spiritual, intellectual, and social growth in preparing young adults to serve in the world. We invite you to join us in supporting and maintaining the mission of Lutheran High School. Would you prayerfully consider a contribution? All donations may be mailed directly to Lutheran High School at 3864 17th St., Metairie, LA 70002. You may also visit the website at 

You can now access the church directory online! You can also update your church database information. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you want to get access. Call, eMail or in person. (515)462-0566 or

This Week at Trinity

Sun Dec 30, 2012              1st Sunday after Christmas

                                              8:00am              Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                              9:30am              Divine Service 

                                              11:00am           Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Dec 31, 2012            Pastor's Day Off

                                              7:00pm              Divine Service (HC)

Tue Jan 1, 2013                 6:30am              Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                              1:30pm              Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                                              7:00pm              Rachel Circle

Wed Jan 2, 2013                No Confirmation Class

                                              7:30pm              Board of Elders (FH)

Thu Jan 3, 2013                 9:30am              Preschool Pastor Time 

                                              1:30pm              Preschool Pastor Time 

Sun Jan 6, 2013                 Epiphany

                                              8:00am              Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                              9:30am              Divine Service 

                                              11:00am           Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                                              12:00pm           Removing of the Greens

Serving at Trinity

Sun Dec 30, 2012                                                            

Altar: Dave and Maggie Dory

Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel

Organist: Julie Lang

Elder: Phil Wardenburg

Acolytes: Kessler Tomas; Sam Chapman

Ushers: John Wolfe, Dave Dorey, Eddie Tomas, Kevin Kruse

Mon Dec 31, 2012

Organist: Sharon Eklund

Acolytes: Ushers

Sun Jan 6, 2013                                                              

Acolytes: Alex Brown; Ben Bargstadt

Elder: Phil Wardenburg

Altar: Phil & Anita Wardenburg 

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Bob Rasmussen (Brother in Law of Janice Nook); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Megan Anderson; Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener);

Condolences: The Family of Jim Bird;

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Marty Williams; (30 Dec 12, Inbox)

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Bo Beeman-Persian Gulf (Nephew of Chuck & Paula Bowman); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); David Davenport-Afganistan (Nephew of Chuck ); 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;