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The Last Sunday of the Church Year Announcements: November 23, 2014

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This Week at Trinity

Sun Nov 23     

  • 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
  • 12:00 am (CR) Voter’s Meeting 

Mon Nov 24    

  • Pastor’s Day Off

Tue Nov 25 

  • 6:30 am Early Risers—Fellowship Hall

Wed Nov 26 

  • No Confirmation Class
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Thanksgiving Eve Service

Sun Nov 30 

  • Mount Ayr—Lighted Holiday Parade
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS / Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS / Bible Class


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

Condolences: To the Family of Randy Porter; To the family of Keith Peterson (Father of Karl Peterson);

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: Agnes Dunham; Art Beeck; Danna Rains; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman (Husband of Barb Foreman); Helen Terry; Jace Zellmer; Marie Burmeister;

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman;

Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver, Seminary Professor in Taiwan; Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa; Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa;

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;

~Ballots were sent to all the members of Trinity on Thursday, November 20, 2014

~Nominations to the Ballot need to be received by Sunday, November 30, 2014

~Note: A special voter’s meeting will be held Sunday, December 7, 2014 following church service for the election of officers.


Kids to help share Christmas story during worship on Dec. 14. We plan to practice each Sunday beginning Nov. 23 and during F.L.O.C.K on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Contact Julie Lang or Megan Schutt.

Attendance        Sunday, November 16–75 , C– 8

Life Together

  • Board of Ed will provide meals for confirmation kids during advent. Please check the sign up sheet to see if you can help. (Dec. 3 and Dec. 10)
  • Everyone is invited to join us for a congregational potluck on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:45pm before the Advent service.
  • Hanging of the Greens will be Sunday, December 7, 2014. We will have a pot luck brunch at 11:00 am and then decorate our facilities for the Advent and Christmas season. We are usually done before 2:00 pm. Please join us in this activity, men, women and children are all welcome, for as much time as you can.
  • Please be courteous and turn off your cell phone during the worship service!
  • Please take note of the proposed Bylaw changes to allow electronic meetings. If you have any questions please ask Pres. Phil Wardenburg or Pastor Watt: Article II MEETINGS D. Electronic meetings 1. Meetings for all boards and committees may be held electronically in accordance with the following guidelines and requirements: a. Electronic Board meetings may be conducted by telephone, telecommunication, or computer conference. b. Electronic meetings of the Voter's assembly shall be only between the Creston & Mount Ayr fellowship halls.
  • Stewarship: Matthew 25:44 “Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?'” With this parable Jesus once again emphasizes that our good works come from who we are, not the other way around. Sheep do sheep works, and goats do goat works. So first things first: if we want to live more faithfully, let us come to Jesus, receive His gifts, and ask him to increase our faith!
  • Wanted: Kids to help share Christmas story during worship on Dec. 14. We plan to practice each Sunday beginning Nov. 23 and during F.L.O.C.K on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
  • “An Advent Devotion for Families” is available from the District’s Family Ministry Committee. The devotional can be downloaded from the District’s website ( There are a few copies on the table in the Narthex if you would like one.


  • Did You Know: It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy. Are you happy? Are you thankful? As you prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, remember that it’s not just a holiday, but a way of life! Check your attitude – is it more often one of complaining than gratitude? If so, meditate on Ephesians 5:20 and 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and start a gratitude journal. Between now and Christmas, write down 3 things for which you are thankful each night before you go to sleep. See what change follows! Lutheran Family Service; 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; 515-251-4900.
  • November 23 “These blessings have not descended upon us in restricted measure, but overflow and abound. They are the blessings and bounty of God … In accordance with the wise custom of the civil magistrate since the first settlements in this land and with the rule established from the foundation of this Government … do appoint … a day of National Thanksgiving and Prayer, enjoining the people upon that day to meet in their churches for the praise of Almighty God and to return heartfelt thanks to Him for all His goodness and loving kindness.” President William Howard Taft, November 5, 1910 – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·


  • WHERE CHRISTIANITY MEETS CULTURE....Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week's topics include:  The Movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," Engaging Our Culture Faithfully, The 14th Amendment & Same-Sex Marriage, Daily Bread, The Mayflower Pilgrims and more.  You can listen on-demand at
  • Adult instruction class will begin on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall. If you are interested in attending please contact Pastor.
  • Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Giving Tuesday - a national day of giving at the start of the Christmas season - you can make a gift to the LCMS Global Mission Fund that will have an impact around the world and in your own backyard. Gifts are used exclusively to support the church’s Witness, Mercy, Life Together efforts where needed most to witness to God’s Word and share the mercy of Christ. Give Graciously. Give Globally. visit
  • 90 YEARS in 90 DAYS --- KFUO Radio is celebrating its 90th Anniversary of broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ . This week, we thank the Lord for technology and its use in advancing the Gospel. In 1924, radio was seldom used for anything other than basic small message transmissions. Now it is a major method for delivering programs, music, news, and the Good News of Jesus Christ to millions of listeners. Join us as we talk about how KFUO has been blessed through the years, and what we have to look forward to in the future! Find us at and follow us at

 F.L.O.C.K. Dates: Updated

December 10—F.L.O.C.K

December 14 (Sunday) The kids will lead the worship service at 9:45 am for our Christmas Service

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.

 Serving At Trinity

Sun Nov 23

  • (CR) Acolytes: Justin Parsons; Emma Bargstadt
  • (CR) Pianist: Julie Lang

Wed Nov 26

  • (CR) Cruicifer: Emma Bargstadt
  • (CR) Book Bearer: Logan Shady
  • (CR) Acolytes: Ushers
  • (CR) Organist: Carla Roghair

Sun Nov 30

  • (CR) Acolytes: Lauren Hadley, Caitlyn Bargstadt