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The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Announcements: February 2, 2014

posted Feb 1, 2014, 12:41 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Feb 2

  • 8:00am Divine Service/HC (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • ****9:45am Divine Service (CR) ****
  • 11:15am Sunday School / Bible Class (CR)

Mon Feb 3       Pastor's Day Off

Tue Feb 4

  • 6:30am Early Risers
  • 6:30pm Rachel Circle

Wed Feb 5

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

Sun Feb 9

  • 8:00am Divine Service (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • 9:45am Divine Service/HC (CR)
  • 11:15am Sunday School / Bible Class (CR) 


 JR/SR Youth Schedule

Guests are always Welcome!

  •  Feb 15th     Valentines Dinner *(Note the change)*                   
  • Mar 9th      Lock-In Overnight Activities/Bible Study
  • Apr. 14th   Bible Study/Games
  • May 4th     Bible Study/Games

Leaders: Deanna and Troy Petersen; Jennifer and Tim Fogelsong; Joy and Dennis Brown.

Youth will be hosting their annual Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 15th at 6:00PM. Tickets are $15 each.   Please RSVP to Deanna Petersen @ 641-344-6178 or email me at to let us know how many to expect in your party!  Looking forward to enjoying your company and allowing our youth to wait on you for the evening!


 Serving At Trinity

CR=Creston, MA=Mount Ayr

Sun Feb 2

  • (CR) Acolytes: Bargstadt, Benjamin
  • (MA) Organist: Greg Storhoff
  • (CR) Organist: Sharon Eklund

Sun Feb 9

  • (CR) Acolytes: Shady, Logan; Riley, Cassidy
  • (MA) Organist: Ethel Campbell
  • (CR) Pianist: Julie Lang

Serving the Month of February

  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen
  • (CR) Elder: Jim Hagen 
  • (MA) Altar: Vicki Sickels
  • (CR) Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg
  • (MA) Finance: Mark Larsen, Mike Sickels
  • (CR) Finance: Paul Kearney; Bill Magers;
  • (MA) Ushers: Mark Larsen, Mike Sickels
  • (CR) Ushers: Paul Kearney; Jim Kneedler; Bill Mag ers; Troy Petersen;

The Preschool says a big “THANK YOU” to all of the Adopt-a-child members who were able to come and play this week. We had a blast! Look for pictures on the tree and in the Fellowship Hall!


Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning now meeting in the fellowship hall. Breakfast now being served.

THEOLOGY FOR WHITE COLLAR, BLUE COLLAR & CLERICAL COLLAR...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: Witnessing Christ on the Front Lines, Christ's Descent into Hell, Jacob the Patriarch, Dorcas, The Funeral Liturgy, A Harvard Study on Poverty & Single Parent Families, The Presentation of Our Lord and more.  You can listen at your convenience at

BOOKTALK: Have you listened yet on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO? Check out BookTalk, the program that interviews some of the best Christian books available today. This week on BookTalk , author Ron Soodalter talks about his book ‘The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today’. Soodalter discusses this disturbing modern day slavery and addresses what we, as private citizens, can do to help bring an end to this horrible crime. Listen this Friday, Feb. 7, at 2pm CST! Follow us on   Streaming and archived at


LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) Training Iowa District West is forming LERT teams to respond to disasters. It is exciting that over 300 members of the District have now taken the LERT training and are certified to serve and respond after a natural disaster. You are invited to attend an upcoming LERT training. There is NO COST for the training. Volunteers will receive a LERT manual. Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 510 15th Street, Ames IA When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 Registration begins at 8 am with training 9am - 12pm Facilitator: Ellie Menz, Disaster Response Coordinator Register online at (under “District News”) or contact Jill Davis at the District office (515-576-7666).

Building Healthy Families: National Marriage Week is February 7-14! Make plans now to celebrate and do something special to build up your marriage. To get started, download this date night planning tool: On behalf of your children, your extended family, your church family and your community who all benefit when you do this, thank you for taking good care of your marriage! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa; 7177 Hickman Rd Suite 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; 515-251-4900.


Life Together


There will be a congregational pot luck to thank our volunteer teachers Feb 16th following Sunday School and Bible Classes. Bring a dish to share.

"Lifelight” Bible Study will resume on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m. We will study the last half of the book of Genesis, beginning with chapter 25. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang.”

Luke 2:24  “….and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons."” Throughout the Old and New Testaments God gives us the pattern of proportional giving. If you look at Leviticus 12 you’ll see that the sacrifice for purification is either a lamb or this pair birds if the woman has no means to buy a lamb. God calls us to give in proportion to how He has blessed us – and of course Jesus sets the pattern by giving not only a portion, but His all.


Cancer: Jackie Loomis; Kenneth Goeglein; Mike Rollings; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt; LaVern Otte; Maggie Dory; Jeff Bierle; Tim Stalker; Cindy Ray; Kenny Goeglein; Larry Davis;

Condolences: Delbert Herzberg (Brother of Lawrence)

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

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Bill Reidy; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman;  Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains; Deb Laudner; Pat Barkalow; Melvalee Geoeglein; Hannah Shady; Fred Hagen (cousin of Melody Stoner); Morgan Townsend; Tony  Davidson, Influenza (Son of Tiphany); Jace Zellmer;

Military: Aaron Hoogand; Carl Green; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary;

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;

Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer (Vicar: Macomb, MI), Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shut-ins: Mary Carson; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Don Campbell;

(Please resubmit any prayers that have been removed due to length of time on the prayer list.)