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posted Jun 14, 2013, 7:50 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Jun 16     Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank 

                         8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

                         9:30am Divine Service 

                         11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Mon Jun 17   Pastor's Day Off 

Tue Jun 18     6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 

6:00pm Adult Confirmation Class 

Wed Jun 19 6:00pm Vacation Bible School Organiza- tional Meeting

7:30pm Board of Education (FH) 

7:30pm Board of Missions (FH) 

Sun Jun 23 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

9:30am Divine Service (HC) 

9:30am Holy Baptism: James, Logan, Xa vier and Jude Shady

11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class  

LWML Mite Box—Please drop your donations  in the mite box located in the back of church. LWML will be collecting donations throughout the month of June.

 Attendance Report

Sunday, June 16, 2013—86, C-76

Altar Flowers

Given in honor of all the faithful men of this

Congregation and in Loving Memory

of Clarence Ferguson (Waunita’s Dad).


 Sanctuary Crucifix

Maggie and Dave Dory have obtained a sample that will be on display every Sunday until our next voter’s meeting. The cross is on loan from Cozgrave Company, Omaha, NE. Please take a chance before the voter’s meeting to look at the crucifix. Thank you to everyone who has given input into this decision making this a congregational decision.

VBS Kick Off meeting -

Wednesday, June 19, at 6pm. 

Please come and see how you can help with

VBS this year! 

There is something that everyone in this congregation could do to help.....just come and see!!

 Serving At Trinity

Sun Jun 16    

  • Pianist: Julie Lang            
  • Ushers: Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Karl                               Peterson, Kevin Kruse
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory
  • Elder: Karl Peterson 
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse

Sun Jun 23    

  • Organist: Sharon Ecklund
  • Ushers: Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory
  • Elder: Karl Peterson 
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse

 *Mission Festival in Mt Ayr*

June 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Meal will be provided

Speaker: Pastor Ray Smith

From Missouri Valley, IA

Please sign up by June 19!

In the book in the Narthex

We will be talking about how best to serve the Mount Ayr community and our future relationship with First Lutheran, Mount Ayr. Please plan on attending. This is a chance to get to know the

Mt Ayr Church Members.


LEARN OF TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BIBLICAL TEACHINGS: on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO. The program Law and Gospel uses the theological distinctions between Law and Gospel not only to apply the Bible, but also to understand our relationship to God’s entire plan of salvation in Christ. Weekdays 2-2:30PM CST. Find it at --- live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived. Like and follow us:

Please join Immanuel Lutheran Church , Clarinda, and Trinity Lutheran Church, Shenandoah and Immanuel Lutheran Layman League with assistance from the Lutheran Youth, at an ice cream social with a light lunch on Sunday, July 21 at 11:30 through 1:00, at Immanuel Church Northwest of Clarinda. Funds raised will be given to keep the Lutheran Hour on KMA.

TALK RADIO FOR THE THINKING CHRISTIAN ...You can listen to simple teachings for laypeople on subjects like: The Vocation of Father, Hannah's Prayer, The Movie "The Great Gatsby," The Litany and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, Illinois. You can listen on-demand at

Trinity members are invited to join St. John's Lutheran Church, Hastings, IA to celebrate the ministry of this church for the past 140 years. The day will kick off with a Potluck meal (Meat will be provided at 12:00 noon. Program will begin at 1:30 At 2:00 will be a 140th Divine Service. Following the service ice cream will be served. Please come and celebrate with us on Sunday, July 14, 2013.


June 16 “Our society badly needs the witness of God’s Word to regain a sense of appreciation for His designs for marriage and the raising of children. Fathers, don’t sit around sulking, waiting for the cards and gifts. Commit to your woman and lift her up in honor. Support, mentor, and lead your children … know that you will have God’s mighty Spirit to help you.” Rev. Mark Jeske, Time of Grace – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

 Life Together

AFFORDABLE CAMP PROGRAMS FROM CAMP OKIBOJI! Your entire family can attend camp at a fraction of the cost of a weeklong road trip. A trip to Camp and back home is still possible with a tank of gas or less from most anywhere in Iowa District West. Go to and see the wonderful opportunities available to you at Camp Okoboji or check the list of openings with Lorene today! Phone: 712-337-3325

Handy Helpers quilting meet this Tuesday and the third Tuesday of every month thru April.

Registration is now open for The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you would be interested in attending. When: Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2013 Where: Kansas City Airport Marriott, Kansas City, Missouri Who: LCMS congregational leaders in rural and small-town settings The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference will address the blessings and challenges facing rural and small-town congregations today and encourage those congregations and their leaders in cultivating healthy churches that are eager to bear witness to Christ, show mercy to those in need in their communities and develop a robust life together with their fellow members.

TLC - The Newsletter of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Creston, Iowa is now available. See it or subscribe on the web!

2013 National Offering - LCMS households, congregations and organizations are invited to participate in a synodwide gathering of financial gifts called the National Offering. Leading with a collection received in worship services during the 2013 Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in St. Louis, this triennium’s National Offering gives participants five choices through which they can share Christ’s forgiveness and mercy both at home and abroad. It also affords LCMS congregations and their members an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to our life together as the world’s leading confessional Lutheran body. For the triennium, five gift designations cover a range of Witness, Mercy, Life Together efforts, all of which happen only with broad support from LCMS congregations and households. Baptized for this moment, you are free to join with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in sharing His forgiveness and mercy in a world desperately in need of it. Please join with others in support of this triennium’s National Offering.

Thank you to all those who braved the weather last week to attend the Southwest Circuit Picnic.  It was a fun time of fellowship with other congregations. All total we had 27 in attendance.


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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener); Jackie Loomis (Friend of Mitzie); Megan Andreasen.

Illness, Injury, Surgery & Recovering: Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams); Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper); Ethan Bulgrin (great newphew of Maggie and Dave Dory); Jeanne Herzberg

Condolences: Pat Stream at the loss of her Mother.

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); 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;

Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Bart Rall, Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shutins: Mary Carson; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Fern Hoepker