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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT (FEBRUARY 26, 2012)

posted Feb 24, 2012, 6:32 AM by Jonathan Watt


Witness

Be informed - inspired - and networked with other congregations reaching out to their community! Plan on attending the Iowa District West Mission Banquet, Sunday, March 25, at St. Paul, Ft. Dodge, 4:30 – 7 pm. To register, go to the district website, or contact Jill Davis at the district office (jill.davis@idwlcms.org; 515-576-7666). Did we mention it's free? 

EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS...You can listen to stimulating conversations on topics like: The Confession of Peter, Birth Control, Materialism, Classical Education and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org. 


Mercy

Did You Know: Leap Day occurs every fours years and this is the year! Do you know about the custom, dating back to the 5th century, where women can ask men to marry them on this one day every four years? Many years ago when things were very different today, St. Bridget appealed to St. Patrick on behalf of all women that they have a more active role in choosing their husbands. He gave permission, but only on this day, every four years. On Wednesday, do something you wouldn’t ordinarily do on any other day. Get outside of your routine, take a risk, and try something new! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515-251-4900) 

HUSH deer distribution has started up again. Please spread the word to stop by the First Presbyterian Church Thursday’s from 4-6pm. No eligibility requirements, just sign your name & give the number of people in your household. Last year more than 16 thousand pounds were given out to the needy of SW Iowa. So far in the past seven weeks more than six thousand pounds has been distributed. 

Life Quote: “I pray that as you move through Lent toward that empty tomb, that you will contemplate the awful price Jesus paid for you. I pray that you will rejoice and live in the victory Christ has purchased and freely gives. I pray that you will share the message of the value this gives to every human being.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · www.lutheransforlife.org

The Christian Care Committee: The Christian Care Fund receives donations from the congregation at any time. There are envelopes on the narthex table. Use either the "Thanksgiving" envelopes or the "Designated Offering" (write "Christian Care Fund" ) Don't forget to write your envelope number on them. 

The Current Habitat for Humanity Project House is available. If anyone knows of someone who would be in need of housing please contact pr. Watt. The house has two bedrooms. Habitat for Humanity of Union County will consider all applicatants according to their regular guidelines. 



Life Together

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Help Pastor Watt improve his preaching. Fill out a Sermon Review. Forms are found in the pew rack or ask an Usher. 

If you wish to provide flowers for the altar please eMail flowers@TrinityCreston.org 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 http://www.TrinityCreston.org/altar-flowers 

Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning at McDonalds. 

Trinity Lutheran Church news can be found on the church web page simply go to News.TrinityCreston.org 

Worship Attendance Stats for 2011: Average Weekly Attendance: 98.7 Holy Communion: 72.76; Highest weekly: 152 (Easter Sunday) 

You are invited to join Pastor Nour, a native of Israel, born in Nazareth to Journey to the Holy Land and Jordan for the spiritual experience of a lifetime October 22-November 4...walk where Jesus walked...where every page of the Bible comes alive...cruise the Sea of Galilee...climb the Mount of Olives and view the Old City of Jerusalem...visit Tabgha, scene of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes...the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount and where Jesus chose his Twelve Apostles...walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher...stroll in the Garden of Gethsemane...visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. What to expect: During this 13-day tour, you will experience the sounds, smells and sights of two civilizations the old and the new. You will stand at the cross roads of history and feel the vibrant influence of how this land shapes all other lands. We will do more than just visit sights. We will go off the beaten path and have personal and daily devotions. The Bible will be our map and guide. Experience Israel–a place like no other. Please join him this pilgrimage. The price is $3980.00 and includes air fair from Minneapolis to Tel Aviv and back to Minneapolis, hotel accommodations (for double occupancy) tips, entry fees and all meals. Contact Pastor Nour at Redeemer Lutheran Church, P. O. Box, 158, Armour, SD 57313 (605)724-2489 redeemarmour@unitelsd.com 

This Week at Trinity

Sun Feb 26      First Sunday in Lent

                          8:00am            Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                          9:30am            Divine Service (HC)

                          11:00am         Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Feb 27    Pastor's Day Off

                          BloodMobile (FH)

                          7:00pm            LifeLight Bible Study (FH)

Tue Feb 28      6:30am            Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                          1:30pm            Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast

                                                    www.PirateChristianaRadio.com

                          1:30pm            LifeLight Bible Study 

Wed Feb 29    6:00pm            Jr. Confirmation

                          7:00pm            Lenten Divine Service

Sun Mar 4       Second Sunday in Lent

                          Preschool Children Sing

                          Lutheran Schools Week

                          8:00am            Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                          9:30am            Divine Service

                          11:00am         Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                          12:00pm         Sunday School Teacher's Meeting (FH)

Volunteer Calendar

Sun Feb 26

                Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg

                Ushers: John Wolfe, Eddie Tomas, Eric EkLund, Jim Nelson

                Elder: Phil Wardenburg

                Acolytes: Hannah Watt, Reagan Brown

                Pianist: Julie Lang

Wed Feb 29

                Elder: Phil Wardenburg

                Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg

                Ushers: John Wolfe, Eddie Tomas, Eric EkLund, Jim Nelson

                Acolytes: Ben Bargstadt, Cali Fogelsong

Sun Mar 4

                Organ: Sharon Eklund

                Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

                Elder: Randy Roghair

                Ushers: Troy Peterson, Dorian Peterson, Paul Kearney, Bill Majors

                Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

                Acolytes: Devon Peterson, Cassidy Riley

Wed Mar 7

                Organ: Sharon Eklund

                Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

                Elder: Randy Roghair

                Ushers: Troy Peterson, Dorian Peterson, Paul Kearney, Bill Majors

                Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman 

                Acolytes: Kolby & Kessler Tomas

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