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The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Announcements: February 1, 2015

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This Week at Trinity

Sun Feb 1        

  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service/HC
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS / Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS / Bible Class
  • 12:00 am (CR) Voter’s Meeting
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Adult Instruction Class                

Mon Feb 2 

  • Pastor’s Day Off

Tue Feb 3 

  • 6:30 am (CR) Early Risers
  • 12:00 pm Pastor in Mount Ayr Office
  • 6:30 pm Rachel Circle @ Maggie Dory’s
  • 7:00 pm Mt Ayr Community Committee

Wed Feb 4 

  • 6:00 pm (CR) Confirmation Class
  • 7:30 pm (CR) Board of Elders

Thu Feb 5 

  • 9:45 am (CR) Preschool Chapel
  • 1:45 am (CR) Preschool Chapel

Sun Feb 8 

  • Mission Fest: Guest Preacher/Speaker Rev. Joel Fritsche
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) Missionary Presentation Rev. Joel Fritsche
  • 12:00 pm (CR) Mission Fest Pot Luck
  • 6:00 pm (CR) Preschool Board
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Adult Instruction Class


  • Cancer: Al Davis; Christi Appelhause; Dale Kirk; Dale McGinnis; Duane Dunham; Grace Weese; Jamie Boos;  Jeff Bierle; Kenny Goeglein; Linda Hasstedt; Lisa Britt; Mady Henson; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris;
  • Condolences: Family of Dale Hagen; Family of Wes Keeler (Friend of Byron Bilderback);
  • General: Prayers for the opening of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Creston. The persecuted church, especially in Iraq. We pray for all those who diligently serve this congregation with their talents. We pray for our neighbors that we may assist them in every need. We pray that God would continue to lead people to work in His Church as Pastors and Teachers.
  • IIS&R: Cade Schroeder;  Danna Rains; Gailen Foreman; Helen Terry;  Marie Burmeister;
  • Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman;
  • Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver; James and Christel Neuendorf; Pastor Daniel Vogel; Pastor Dennis Konkel; Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family; Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family;
  • Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg; and Luke Watt;
  • Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Freida Porter, Lonny Riley;

Please mark on your calendars the Sunday of February 8, 2015 as our special Mission Festival Our guest speaker will be Reverend Joel Fritsche, who will be a missionary in the Dominican Republic and who we are currently sponsoring. Come and meet Reverend Fritsche, and his wife, Clarion and their 3 young sons. Our service times will remain the same with Mount Ayr at 8:00 am and Trinity at 9:45 am. During the Bible Class hour from 11:00 - 12:00 Reverend Fritsche will share what it is like being a missionary/church planter in the Dominican Republic. A pot luck will follow at 12:00 in the fellowship hall. A free will offering will be taken for Reverend Fritsche and his family. We hope to see all of you there.                          ~The Mission Committee.

 Life Together

  • Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have been designated Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2015, to direct them. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide grant funding to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Preschool. Go to to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.
  • Handy Helpers to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2014
  • The Board of Education is collecting Hats and mittens through Feb 15th. Please put donations in black and white bag in the Narthex. These will be used for the children of Trinity and Matura Head Start
  • LifeLight Bible Study will resume on Monday, Feb 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 10th at 1:30 p.m. You may attend either session as the same material will be presented both days. The session will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend. We will begin to study the last half of the book of Exodus beginning with Chapter 20. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang.
  • LWML will be collecting mites during the month of February. The mite box will be located in the back of church. Thank you.
  • Nodaway Valley Ministerial Association Theological Convocation February 20-21 Hotel Greenfield. Dr. William Brownsberger who is the Dean of Academics at Conception Seminary (Roman Catholic) near Maryville, MO. Cost will be 45. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved. Registration and dinner will begin at 5:30 pm Friday evening.
  • Picture Directories are in! If you had your picture taken your free copy is in a box on the narthex table.
  • SAVE THE DATE! Camp Okoboji will be 75 years old this year. The Walther League was instrumental in buying the camp, so… A WALTHER LEAGUE REUNION will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Camp Okoboji, where it all began. More details will be shared in the coming months. Plan now to attend. Your ideas are welcome—contact Janet Askew, Adair (641-740-0200) or Lois Hanusa, Council Bluffs (712-325-4378).
  • Trinity's Creston location is seeking a Janitor. If you are interested please contact Byron Bilderback.
  • VBS Dates have been set. Creston: July 5-9th; Mount Ayr: July 19-23rd. The Board of Education asks you to save these dates when making your summer plans. Thank you.


  • We want to thank everyone at Trinity and especially Pastor Watt for the many many prayers offered for Ethan Bulgrin during his short life which began on March 1, 2013 and ended on December 29, 2014. The family cannot express enough how much the prayers and concerns meant during all of this time and especially during the very difficult day when the Lord chose little Ethan to come and live with Him in heaven. Thank again for so much care and support. Dave and Maggie Dory
  • Stewardship: Mark 1:22  “And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.” Authority is a word we are sometimes afraid of and don’t like to hear. But that’s just our sinful flesh talking. Jesus’ authority is something we need. We need him to show us what to believe and how to live – for Jesus’ authority is always connected to his love.


  • Building Healthy Families: National Marriage Week is February 7-14! Great marriages don’t just happen. They are the result of intentional, focused effort. What will you do to strengthen your marriage this week? On behalf of your children, your extended family, your church family and your community who will all benefit, thank you for taking good care of your marriage! Lutheran Family Service 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322 (515) 251-4900.
  • Life Quote: February 1 “The danger of Roe [v. Wade] is that it legalized the idea that MIGHT makes RIGHT.” Dr. Jean Garton, past president of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •


  • Please visit our supported LCMS missionaries bio and giving pages. James and Christel Neuendorf, Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic ( Rev. Joel and Clarion Fritsche, Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic ( Rev. James and Angela Sharp, Serving the Lord in Uruguay (
  • EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS...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 topics include:  The Movie "American Sniper," The History of Christian Confirmation, Jacob the Patriarch, The Purification of Mary and more.  You can listen at your convenience at

WOOD CUTTERS, LOG SPLITTERS, TREE TRIMMERS wanted for February 7 and February 28 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. to help clean up trees and brush in the Camp Okoboji canal.  Please bring chain saws, pruning shears, log splitters, pole saws, tractor and loader.  If someone could come and keep saws sharpened in a heated shop it would be very helpful. Camp will provide refreshments for coffee breaks and noon dinner in the Ginny DeWall Dining Hall.  Lodging can be arranged for Friday and Saturday nights “at no charge”, if needed.  Please call Camp Okoboji at (712) 337-3325 and register your name and what equipment you will be able to provide. We also want the cook to have food for everyone.   Leave contact information in case inclement weather should cause postponement or cancellation.  We are trying to make the approach to camp as presentable as possible for our 75th Anniversary.  THANK YOU!  If you are unable to attend, please pray for the safety of those who do.