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posted Dec 21, 2012, 5:34 AM by Jonathan Watt


Christmas Worship Schedule: At Trinity we celebrate Christmas by preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ by having services every Wednesday in December. These services are called Advent.

  • Christmas Eve service candlelight is at 7 PM December 24;
  • Christmas Day service is at 9:30 AM December 25;
  • New Year's Eve service is at 7 PM December 31;

Please come and join us as we celebrate the good news that Jesus was born, lived, and died on the cross for our sins. 

TALK RADIO FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON...You can listen to teachings on subjects like: Handel's "Messiah" on the Incarnation, The First Christmas, The Christmas Hymn "All My Heart Again Rejoices," The Birth of Jesus in the Old Testament and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. You can listen to what you want when you want at 


There will be up pie auction for Rheanna Miller in the Trinity Fellowship Hall on January 31, 2013. Please watch for more information to come.

Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office.Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or 

Building Healthy Families: “Thanks be to God for His Gift that is too wonderful for words!” 2 Corinthians 9:15. On the day that you open your Christmas presents at Christmas, memorize and quietly pray this Scripture as a part of your prayers throughout the day. Celebrating His Most Wonderful Gift with you, with wishes for a blessed Christmas to you and your family from the staff and Board of Directors of Lutheran Family Service of Iowa! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 

Fresh deer meat in 2 lb. pkgs will be available for anyone. Every Thursday beginning December 6, 4-6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church (Sponsored by FPC Deacon’s). 

Help support local deployed military families for Christmas. Please find in the narthex 2 boxes. One for toys under $5 and the other for non-parishable food. 

Life Together

Attendance Report : December 16: 118; December 19: 33

Please Join Phil and Anita in the Fellowship Hall following the Divine Service for cake in celebration of their 30th anniversary. 

The Kruse family invites the congregation to an Open House honoring Warren Kruse on his 90th birthday. Please join them Saturday, December 29, from 1:00 - 4:00 in the Fellowship Hall. 

2013 offering envelopes are now available on the narthex table. Please let Kevin Kruse no if you did not receive a box and would like to have one. 

2013 Rose Bowl Game Ticket Combo. For one individual: $175 or 210. This price includes one Rose Bowl Football Game ticket and one ticket to the Lutheran Hour Ministries Float/Petal Pushers Behind the Scenes Party to be held on December 30th! Contact Dick Gast or call 949-458-0606. The theme for the 2013 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade is “Oh the Places You'll Go!” and this year's Lutheran Hour Ministries float theme is “Jesus … The Way to Heaven!” 

Christmas Cards by the Box! You may purchase Christmas Cards by the box this year. Please see the selection on the Narthex table! 

Stewardship: Matthew 1:20 “But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife. . . '” Fear often stops us from living our lives the way God would have us live them. Perhaps that is most true when it comes to stewardship – we fear that we won't have enough if we are generous to the Lord's work. What stops our fear? The Word of God: His promises to care for us. That's what ended Joseph's fear: a Word from God. And we likewise have a promise and a Word from God that we can count on. 

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa is seeking a part-time clerical assistant for the pastor. Ideal candidates will have experience with computers, including word processing and working with the Internet. Strong communication skills and confidentiality are required for the position. The successful applicant will be responsible for preparing and printing Sunday bulletins, publishing a monthly electronic newsletter for the congregation, maintaining calendars and various databases and other clerical duties under the direction of the pastor. Hours are flexible up to 16 hours week including one half day on Friday. Pay $10 per hour. Contact Pastor Watt at 641-782-5095 x4 or 

You can now access the church directory online! You can also update your church database information. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you want to get access. Call, eMail or in person. (515)462-0566 or 

Trinity's Calendar

Sun Dec 23, 2012          4th Sunday in Advent - Advent

                                          8:00am        Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                          9:30am        Divine Service (HC)

                                          11:00am     Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Mon Dec 24, 2012        Christmas Eve

                                          5:00pm        Christmas Eve Service (First Lutheran)

                                          7:00pm        Christmas Eve Service

Tue Dec 25, 2012          Christmas Day

                                          9:30am        Divine Service (HC)

                                          1:30pm        Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


Wed Dec 26, 2012         No Confirmation Class

                                          7:30pm        Board of Education (FH)

                                          7:30pm        Board of Trustees (FH)

Sun Dec 30, 2012          1st Sunday after Christmas

                                          8:00am        Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                          9:30am        Divine Service

                                          11:00am     Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Serving This Week at Trinity

Sun Dec 23, 2012               

Altar: Dave and Maggie Dory

Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel

Elder: Phil Wardenburg

Acolytes: Cali Foglesong; Caitlyn Bargstadt

Organist: Sharon Eklund

Ushers: John Wolfe, Dave Dorey, Eddie Tomas, Kevin Kruse

Mon Dec 24, 2012             

Acolytes: Devon Peterson; Cassidy Riley

Organist: Sharon Eklund

Tue Dec 25, 2012               

Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas

Organist: Sharon Eklund

Sun Dec 30, 2012               

Altar: Dave and Maggie Dory

Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel

Organist: Julie Lang

Elder: Phil Wardenburg

Acolytes: Kessler Tomas; Sam Chapman

Ushers: John Wolfe, Dave Dorey, Eddie Tomas, Kevin Kruse

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Bob Rasmussen (Brother in Law of Janice Nook); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Megan Anderson; Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener);

Condolences: The Family of Jim Bird;

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Bo Beeman-Persian Gulf (Nephew of Chuck & Paula Bowman); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); David Davenport-Afganistan (Nephew of Chuck ); 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;