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The First Sunday after the Epiphany (January 13, 2013)

posted Jan 11, 2013, 5:40 AM by Jonathan Watt


CONTENDING FOR TRUTH IN AN AGE OF ANTI-TRUTH...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 subjects include: 2013 Pro-Life Legislation, A Defense of Natural Marriage, Jesus Turns Water into Wine, The Confession of Peter, Sarah, Timothy & Titus and more. You can listen on-demand at 

LISTEN TO YOUR LUTHERAN RADIO STATION ON THE INTERNET . . . this week featuring programming such as: BookTalk where some of the best authors of Christian books are interviewed and HisTime, our morning show organized around the Church Year with bible study, fascinating interviews and our Matins Services.  From audio streaming to mobile apps—listen to Worldwide wherever you are, live,  on-demand and archived.


There will be A Memorial Service for the Victims of Abortion on January 22, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa. Everyone is encouraged to attend to remember the more than 50 million lives lost in countless lives affected by abortion in our country.

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

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 

Building Healthy Families: Do you ever feel like your children don’t listen when you ask them to do something? Research on families reveals that children receive over 2000 requests for compliance each day. If that is true, doesn’t it make sense that kids tune parents out? Listen to your family’s interactions from your child’s point of view, and adjust if necessary. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 

Christian Care: Trinity has established a Christian Care fund to help people in our communities who are in need. Our Thanksgiving offering will be used to fund this account (use your Thanksgiving envelope). You may also give to the fund at any time simply use one of the Christian Care Fund envelopes on the narthex table. Any member of Trinity may request a gift for anyone in need. Find forms for requests on the Narthex table. 

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: “Our futures are unknown to us (thankfully), but they are not unknown to God. He is all-knowing; He is sovereign. God, through Christ, experienced the supreme suffering in human form when He took it upon Himself to accept the sin of us all through His death on the cross. Because He knows what it’s like to suffer, He can empathize with us in our suffering. Not only can He empathize with us, but God promises to one day relieve us of our suffering.” Beth Schaible, former Lutherans For Life national board member – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Please remember to bring a few items for the Creston food bank next week. The mission board has designate the third Sunday of every month as 'Caring for Your Neighbor' Sunday. 

The Crest Area for Life is holding an annual prayer service at the Memorial Stone for the Unborn at Calvary Cemetery in Creston, IA on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm. This service is held annually on or near the anniversary of Rose vs. Wade decision. This year marks the 40th year that abortion has been legal in the United States. As of this year more than 56 million babies have been aborted. Please join us! If you would like to speak at the event please contact Betty Baker at 641-782-7998. 

Life Together

Attendance Report: January 6 - 73;

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.

A "Thank you" to everyone for the birthday cards, birthday wishes and to those who attended the party. It was a GOOD day - Warren Kruse

Thank you! My family and I are very privileged to serve you here in Creston. We are once again overwhelmed at your generosity. Thank you for thinking of us over the holidays with cards and gifts. We are especially thankful for your prayers. He supportive congregation is a blessing that no pastor takes for granted. Pastor Watt, Waunita, Miciah and Hannah Watt.

If you wish to provide flowers for the altar please eMail and/or use the Altar Flower sheet in the signup book on the Narthex table (be sure to notify pastor in writing, a pad is provided on the narthex table). The altar flower schedule can be found on the church web page. Look for "Altar Flowers" in the main menu or navigate to

Thank you for the many prayers. Thank for the thoughts, flowers, and phone calls. You are a very special church family. Marti Williams.

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

This Week at Trinity

Sun Jan 13                     1st Sunday after The Epiphany

                                        Installation of Elected Servants

                                        8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                        9:30am                  Divine Service (HC)

                                        11:00am                Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                                        11:30am                Youth Group

Mon Jan 14                   Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jan 15                     6:30am                  Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                        9:00am                  Handy Helpers

                                        1:30pm                  Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast



Wed Jan 16                   9:30am                  Circuit Winkle - Mt. Calvary, Villisca, IA

                                        6:00pm                  F.L.O.C.K. 

                                        6:00pm                  Confirmation Class 

                                        7:30pm                  Board of Missions (FH) 

Thu Jan 17                     9:30am                  Preschool Pastor Time 

                                        1:30pm                  Preschool Pastor Time 

Sun Jan 20                     Life Sunday

                                        Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank 

                                        8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                        9:30am                  Divine Service 

                                        11:00am                Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                                        11:30am                Voter's Meeting

Serving the Week

Sun Jan 13

Elder: Phil Wardenburg

Acolytes: Cali Foglesong; Caitlyn Bargstadt

Altar: Phil & Anita Wardenburg

Sun Jan 20

Elder: Phil Wardenburg

Acolytes: Devon Peterson; Cassidy Riley

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: Family of Pauline Young;

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Marty Williams; Pastor Nabil Nour (Heart Surgery);

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;