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THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY January 29, 2012

posted Jan 28, 2012, 10:57 AM by Jonathan Watt
 

Witness

CASTING CHRIST'S NET ON THE INTERNET...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen to teachings on subjects like: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man, The Mayan Calendar & 2012 Doomsday Predictions, The Purification of Mary, The Presentation of Our Lord, Jacob the Patriarch and more. You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org. 

LifeLight begins Monday, Feb 20 and Tuesday, Feb 21. We will study Matthew, part one. For information and lesson material, see Janette or Mike Lang. Please join us for this study of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 

The Lutheran Witness for 2012: The following members currently have subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness. If you want to continue to receive the Witness you don't have to do anything. To cancel or subscribe please send a note to pastor Watt before the end of January 2012. The cost for 2012 is $21.65 a year. You may put the payment in the collection plate labeled "Lutheran Witness" anytime during the year. Charles Bowman, Gene Cook, Doyle Hembry, Lynn Kruse, Gerald Lorenz, Janice Nook, Randy Roghair, Rev. Jonathan Watt, Steve Bradley, Eddie Eh, Walt Herzber, Warren Krus, Dale Maue, Karl Peterso, Miciah Wat, Mitzie Cella, Gibson Memorial Librar, Fern Hoepke, Mike Lan, Jim Nelso, Jack Que, and Phil Wardenburg. 

Mercy

Building Healthy Families: Being a good listener is easier said than done. How often do you find yourself thinking of the next thing to say while someone is talking with you? Are you really listening? Take a moment to stop and listen to those people who are in your life this week. You may be surprised at how much you will learn from them! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515)251-4900 

Daffodil Days: Help fight cancer! Order your daffodils now through February 22. Call Betty Wallace (641) 782-2677 or Pat Butcher (641)782-5776. Flowers will be delivered for Daffodil Days March 12-16. You can also find an order form in the signup book on the narthex table. 

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: “Men, women, and children all have the same stake in the sanctity of life, because all have the same life—knitted together by the Father and embraced by the outstretched arms of the Man, Jesus Christ.” Carl C. Fickenschner II, associate professor of pastoral ministry and missions and dean of certification and pastoral education, Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · www.lutheransforlife.org

Report from The Christian Care Committee: As of January 18, 2 requests have been approved and 2 families helped; $200 was given to help with groceries and $500 given to a family to help with transportation and lodging to visit a sick family member. 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 applications according to their regular guidelines. 

To send cards and well wishes to Frances Bird please use this address: Francis Bird, 721 S Timber Creek Ave, Springfield, MO 65802 


Life Together

Attendance Report  January 22: Worship: 63; Holy Communion 48;

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

The Board of Ed will once again sponsor meals during lent for the confirmation students.  Watch for more details of how you could help.

Rachel Circle will meet Tuesday February 7th at 7pm at Waunita Watt's home.

Now receive daily news eMail from Trinity! 1. Goto the church web page http://www.TrinityCreston.org; 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. 

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. 

Thank you! to my friends at Trinity who sent cards and gifts for my 95th birthday. Also thanks to the people who came or helped at my Open House. May Carlisle. 

Walt & Nelda Herzberg 6oth anniversary card shower. Friday, February 3, 2012 will be Walt & Nelda’s 60th wedding anniversary. If you would like to help them celebrate this milestone, please send a card to them at: Walt & Nelda Herzberg Sun Valley Park 11101 E. University Rd #110c Apache Jct. AZ 85120 

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

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 Jan 29                        Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

                                            8:00am                    Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                            9:30am                    Divine Service

                                            11:00am                 Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Jan 30                      Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jan 31                        6:30am                    Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                            1:30pm                    Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast

                                                                              www.PirateChristianaRadio.com

Wed Feb 1                         6:00pm                    Jr. Confirmation - &s 

                                            7:30pm                    Board of Elders (FH) 

Sun Feb 5                          Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

                                            8:00am                    Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                            9:30am                    Divine Service

                                            11:00am                 Sunday School Adult Bible Class

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Dana Austin; (Mother of Dane Wardenburg's Girlfriend); Jaque Claubaugh (niece of Paula Bowman); Jeanne Herzberg; Jennifer Winners; Kara (classmate of Hannah Watt); Melinda Skellenger; Melissa Viers; Sheryl Peterson (Mother of Troy);

Illness, Injury, Surgery or Recovering: Brea Adams; Brenda Cook; (Non malignant brain tumor); Francis Bird, Hospitalized; Janette Lang (eye surgery); Loretta Furgeson (Mother of Waunita Watt);

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), returning to Afghanistan; 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;



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