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The Fourth Sunday in Advent Announcements: December 21, 2014

posted Dec 19, 2014, 10:09 AM by Unknown user

This Week at Trinity

Sun Dec 21     

  • Caring for your Neighbor—Food Bank
  • *: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
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Adult Instruction Class                

Mon Dec 22 

  • Pastor’s Day Off

Wed Dec 24 

  • Church Office Closed
  • 5:00 pm (MA) Christmas Eve Service
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Christmas Eve Service

Thu Dec 25 

  • Church Office Closed
  • 9:45 am (CR) Christmas Day Service

Fri Dec 26 

  • Church Office Closed

Sun Dec 28 

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


Cancer: Al Davis; Christi Appelhause; Dale Hagen; Dale Kirk; Dale McGinnis; Duane Dunham; Grace Weese; Jamie Boos; Jeff Bierle; Kenny Goeglein; Lisa Britt; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris; Wes Keeler;

Condolences: Family of Beverly Braymen; Marvin Wissink (Father of Vicki Sickels);

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: Danna Rains; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman; Helen Terry; Marie Burmeister; Ronald Miller; Virginia Barker;

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman;

Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver; James and Christel Neuendorf; Pastor Daniel Vogel; Pastor Dennis Konkel; Pastor Joel & 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;

Life Together

  • Stewardship: 2 Samuel 7:4  “But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan. . .” Nathan thought David’s idea was great, so he blessed it with the Lord’s name. But later that night, the Word of the Lord set him straight. The Word of the Lord must be the basis for what we think, say, and do in God’s Kingdom: not our own desires or whims.
  • Bulletin Announcement pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Bulletin Announcements" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested announcements will not be repeated.
  • Hello - draft Finance Team listing has been completed for 2015. A copy has been put in the Narthex book. Everything was kept the same as last year, please review and if there are changes please let me know for updating. Also, it is noted that as like last year July is showing blank, everyone pitched in and helped, which was and is greatly appreciated. Thanks to everyone for helping out in 2014 and for helping in 2015. Cathy Dryden.
  • Installation of ALL officers (new and currently serving) will be January 4, 2015 in the Services (MA & CR).
  • Please be courteous and turn off your cell phone during the worship service!
  • Please let Ellen Brown know if you are interested in getting a large print "Portals of Prayer". Depending on your responses we will change our order if needed. Thank You.
  • Please see or contact Karl Peterson if you are willing to serve on the usher schedule. Thank you!
  • Ruth Chase had moved to the Creston Nursing and Rehab Center; 1001 Cottonwood Rd, Room 25; Creston, IA. She would love to have visits and to hear from her friends. If you have a chance, stop in and greet her.
  • Thank you for the cards, donations, and kind comments extended to our family at Dad's passing. The Karl Peterson family
  • EARLY RISERS will not meet on Dec 23 or Dec 30. We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
  • Offering envelopes are available in the Narthex. If you cannot find your let us know.


  • Life Quote: December 21 “God is a person, and in the Church, He offers Himself to you. Jesus has promised that where two or more are gathered He is here Himself. Though we can’t detect this with our eye, it is nevertheless real. Jesus was born to Virgin Mary [and] … This very Jesus gives Himself to you in His holy Word and Sacrament. He will not abandon you …” Dr. Harold Senkbeil, executive director for Spiritual Care for DOXOLOGY – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·
  • Building Healthy Families: Unspeakable joy. It’s how we describe the fullness in our hearts as we consider Jesus’ birth and the meaning and purpose it brings to our lives. Unspeakable joy. It’s reflected in Paul’s words, recorded in 2 Corinthians “Thanks be to God for His Gift that is too wonderful for words!” May you be filled with unspeakable joy as you celebrate His Most Wonderful Gift this week and always. Blessed Christmas to you and your family from the staff and Board of Directors of Lutheran Family Service of Iowa! Lutheran Family Service; 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; 515-251-4900.


  • 90 YEARS in 90 DAYS --- KFUO Radio is celebrating its 90th Anniversary of broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ.  This week, we celebrate our 90th Birthday with a special Chapel Service on Monday, December 15th preached by President Matt. Harrison and followed by a Open House event. The chapel will be broadcast at 10am Central time, and if you are in the St. Louis area, you are welcome to come and enjoy some Anniversary cake after chapel, visit our studios and see our KFUO exhibit. Find us at and follow us at
  • If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt.

F.L.O.C.K. Dates: Updated

January 14—F.L.O.C.K

February 11—F.L.O.C.K

March 4—F.L.O.C.K

April 29—F.L.O.C.K (last F.L.O.C.K meeting, Pizza Party)

It is a pleasure to teach your children! Thank you for bringing them so that they can learn about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Luke 2: 1-7

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each in his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, for the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son an wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.