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The Fourth Sunday in Lent Announcements: March 30, 2014

posted Mar 28, 2014, 12:28 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Mar 30

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

Mon Mar 31    Pastor's Day Off

  • 6:30pm LifeLight 

Tue Apr 1

  • 6:30am Early Risers 
  • 1:30pm Lifelight 
  • 6:30pm Rachel Circle
  • 7:00pm Mount Ayr Community Committee

Wed Apr 2

  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class 
  • 7:00pm Lenten Service (CR) 
  • 8:00pm Board of Elders

Thu Apr 3 Preschool Obstacle-A-Thon

Sun Apr 6 Fifth Sunday in Lent

  • 8:00am Divine Service/HC (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • 9:45am Divine Service (CR)
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Bible Class (CR)
  • 5:00 pm Mission Fest-Pr. Vogel (MA) -   Fellowship Hall - Trinity Lutheran

Serving At Trinity

CR=Creston, MA=Mount Ayr

Sun Mar 30                                  

  • (CR) Acolytes: Hadley, Lauren;Riley, Alexandria
  • (CR) Pianist: Julie Lang
  • (MA) Organist: Ethel Campbell

Wed Apr 2

  • Acolytes: Bargstadt, Benjamin;Walter, Scott

Sunday Apr 6

  • (CR) Acolytes: Riley, Cassidy

Serving in April

  • (CR) Elder: Dave Dory
  • (CR) Acolytes: Riley, Cassidy; Chapman, Samuel
  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Ushers: Dennis Foglesong; Tim Fogelsong;
  • (CR) Altar: Mike & Jeanette Lang
  • (CR) Finance: Dennis Brown; Joyce Kruse

Serving in March

  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Elder: Jim Nelson
  • (CR) Finance: Jim Nelson; Eric & Gina Eklund
  • (CR) Ushers: Dennis Brown; Ed Tomas; Eric Eklund; Jim Nelson;
  • (CR) Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman


Attendance Report 

3/23/14—Worship –106, C-78

3/19/14 –Lenten Worship—56


Lenten Congregational Pot Luck

Wednesday, April 9th at 5:30 pm.

Please join us for this time of fellowship and food.


~Mission Fest Sunday, April 6th, 2014~

Trinity Lutheran in Mount Ayr, IA

5 pm Light Supper

6 pm Program with Rev. Dan Vogel

Everyone is encouraged to attend!

Engaging Your Community Event

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission

Reaching Rural America for Christ

Saturday, May 10th

8:00 am—3:00 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church—Mount Ayr

Featured  Presenters:

Rev. Todd Kollbaum

Rev. Ray Smith


Understanding Your Community;
Asset Mapping;
Partnership Possibilities for Community Engagement;
Leading Change and Dealing with Resistance;
Where do we go from Here?

 Life Together


Lenten meals will be served to confirmation students at 5:30 pm.

Thank you to everyone for the prayers for Bill Reidy and my family. For my travel to Indiana and home safely to Iowa . Your friendship means the world to me .. Thank You For Caring Marti Williams and family and my family in Indiana

WALTHER LEAGUE REUNION Plan to attend the Walther League Reunion on May 3 at Cronk’s Restaurant in Denison. Registration begins at 3:30pm with social hour, business, and get-acquainted time. The buffet starts at 5pm. Cost is $12. Worship hour at Zion in Denison at 6:30pm. For more information or to RSVP, contact Janet Askew at 641-740-0200 or 641-742-3703.

We will now be serving a light lunch at all voters meetings as requested by members of the voter's assembly. Please contact the congregational president to volunteer to be the host.

What better way to train a child than to give them an opportunity to join the fun for Cub Weeks at Camp Okoboji on July 13 - 19th. The Camp Auxiliary is giving away scholarships for a week at camp for children who will have completed grades 3-6 as of June 2014. The path is simple. Complete an application (available on Narthex table). Children need to be members of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. They must in their own words 100 or less tell our board why they would love to go to camp this year. If they are selected, the auxiliary will pay the cost to attend Cub Weeks. Applications must be received in the camp office no later than April 14, 2014.

On Saturday, April 5th at 9:00 am members of the Worship/Altar Committee will meet to clean and polish the altar ware & furnishings in the chancel. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Thank you in advance to those who are able to help with this project. Questions? Contact Janette.

You are invited to come and join Rev. Nabil Nour (a native of Israel) on a spiritual journey to the Holy Land–Israel and Jordan, which will be a journey and experience of a lifetime. Information is on the Narthex table.

Stewardship: These days post-modernists may not have asked Jesus what sin the man born blind committed to end up as he did (John 9:2). But they may ask, “What purpose does he have? What quality of life does he have? “What can he contribute to society?” Jesus’ answer would be the same, “that the works of God might be displayed in him” (9:3). Our meaning and purpose in life do not come from what we are able to do or not do, but from what God does in and through us. Prayer: Lord, whatever my circumstances, may Your works be displayed in me. Amen.




Building Healthy Families: Wives, want to build up your marriage? Stop and think about your husband’s gifts. (No, not the ones he gave you for Christmas!) What are his talents? What are his spiritual gifts? What does he love to do? What are his accomplishments? Recognize them, name them, and communicate your respect for them . . . to him and to others. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa 515-251-4900.

Want Some Help to Make a Stronger Marriage? Lutheran Family Service can help. Visit for tools and contact information to help you with the hard task of keeping your marriage on the right track.



Confession and Forgiveness is an emphasis of Lent. Please make an appointment for Private Confession / Absolution with Pastor Watt during Lent. Call Pastor Watt 515-462-0566 or e-mail at Also available 6-7pm at the Creston Location without an appointment during Holy Week (April 14-18).

Members who are participating in the Adopt-A-Preschool Student are encouraged to attend the Preschool Obstacle-A-Thon April 3rd. Morning class will be at 1030am. Afternoon at 12:30pm.

WHERE DOCTRINE IS LIFE...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: The Book "Killing Jesus," Comforting the Bereaved, Joseph the Patriarch, 16th Century Artists Lucas Cranach & Albrecht Durer and more.  You can listen to what you want when you want at

JOIN IN THE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO The program Concord Matters dives into the Book of Concord, what it’s about, and how we can use it daily in our lives. This week we look at the 7th Commandment “Thou shalt not steal”. Join us Saturdays 10:00-11:00am CT.  Find us at and follow us on Facebook at

There will be an Engaging Your Community Event at our Mount Ayr location May 10 beginning at 8am, sponsored by Rural and Small Town Ministry of the Lutheran Church--Missiouri Synod. Featured Speakers will be Rev. Todd Kollbaum and Rev. Ray Smith. The cost is $25 including lunch. Please visit for more information. What will you get out of an EYC Event: * Bible Studies * Community Demographic Studies * Identifying Congregational Strengths * Community Outreach Ideas * Table Discussions * Fellowship * Please visit for more information.

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for our Creston location July 13-17 and for our Mount Ayr location July 20-24. Go to to sign up to volunteer or register a student.


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

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

Condolences: Family of Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams)

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman;  Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains;  Jace Zellmer; Don Harris; Paula Bowman;

Military: Aaron Hoogland; 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;