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posted Aug 12, 2011, 1:01 PM by Jonathan Watt


Rally Day is Coming! Sunday school starts on September 4. Rally Day will be August 28! Join us for a special outdoor worship service at 10am, potluck dinner, and picnic will follow.

Word for Today Devotions are available by phone. Call (901) 328-7672. Regular long distance charges apply.

HISTORIC, AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN RADIO...You can listen to teachings on Mary the Mother of Jesus, Isaac, Samuel, Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah, 17th Century Lutheran Theologian Johann Gerhard and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen at your convenience at

What is Apologetics? Defending the faith. Now available for check out (or purchase $1 per CD) from the Trinity Apologetics Library: Listen to these Audio CDs "Introduction to Apologetics" "Why Defend the Christian Faith?" "Answering the Objections of Unbelievers" and "Testing the Truth Claims of Christianity" Talk to Pastor Watt to check out a copy.

If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt


Life Quote: “Maybe you’ve had an abortion and don’t think that God can ever forgive you. You’re wrong. Jesus suffered on the cross for ALL your sins and all MY sins. Pray to the Lord and ask for His forgiveness (Colossians 2:13). You can also call Word of Hope at 888-217-8679.”  Kay L. Meyer, director of development for Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life –

Building Healthy Families: He Remembers the Barren is a new blog has been established for women who struggle with the inability to conceive or bare children. It is located on the web at It offers hope, insight, and important information in a supportive dialogue. Please take a moment to pass this resource along to anyone you know who may need support in their trials with infertility, miscarriages, and adoption. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900

Life Together

Attendance Report:  August 7, 2011: 60.

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Preschool Board. Please talk to Pastor Watt or any board member.

The LWML Zone Rally will be Saturday, September 10, at Trinity, Shenendoah. Please check out the carpool signup in the book in the narthex or contact Janice Nook.

The SW LWML Board meeting will be Monday August 15, 7pm at Valisca. Please check out the carpool signup in the book in the narthex or contact Janice Nook.

Many thanks to all who sent cards, calls, visits, and food after I came home from the hospital it wall all so much appreciated. God bless you all. Velma Lorenz.

Thanks to all who sent me cards, calls, food, visits, etc. while I was in the Des Moines hospital recently for a total hip replacement. Your Christian love shown to me was much appreciated and I am doing very well at home now. Pat Barkalow.

Dear members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa. Thank you so very much for the opportunity to attend the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights this summer. It was a wonderful trip and formative in my understanding of Christian Evangelism and Apologetics. I will in the future share more specifically my experiences in France, including attending our sister congregation in Paris for Divine Service (in French!) and celebrating Holy Communion with them, our surprise weekend in Munich, Germany and the Concentration camp at Dachau. The trip was educational and very enjoyable. I thank you for your generosity. Pastor Watt.

CPH Bible Sale, order by Sept 30, 2011. 10 or more bibles and shipping is free.

Don’t forget fill out your attendance cards. Please don't forget to put the date on the card. Put the name of all in attendance on the front and all those taking communion on the back.

The Thrivent representative for our area is Matthew Heller. Call him at 515-276-1527 or 800-369-1527; eMail;

Prayer Requests can be placed in the Prayer Request Mailbox.

In Your Prayres

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

Cancer: Betty Crouse; Carol Henning; Curley Stream; Don Sychra; Dorothy Decker; Kathrine Adams; Melissa Viers; Ray Nuzum; Robin Kemp; Terri Hudson; Vivian Herzberg (daughter of Lawrence & Jeanne Herzberg);

IIS&R: Micah Hagen (Back Surgery); Diane Riley (hip replacement);

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), Afghanistan;

Missons: 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: Al Schroder, Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase;Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;

This Week's Calendar

Sun Aug 14           Ninth Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 15 (G)

                              8:00am            Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                              9:00am            Divine Service w/ Holy Communion

                              11:00am          Sunday School Adult Bible Class

                              7:00pm            Junior Youth Group

Mon Aug 15          Pastor's Day Off

Tue Aug 16           6:30am            Early Risers (McDonalds)

                              1:30pm            Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


Wed Aug 17         7:30pm            Mission Board

Sun Aug 21           Tenth Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 16 (G)

                              8:00am            Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                              9:30am            Divine Service

                              11:00am          Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Serving This Week

Sun Aug 14   

      Altar: Radine Ward, Marti Williams

      Acolytes: Ushers

      Ushers: Jacob Wolfe, Steve Bradley, Karl Peterson, Mason Peterson

      Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel

Sun Aug 21

      Altar: Radine Ward, Marti Williams

      Acolytes: Ushers

      Ushers: Jacob Wolfe, Steve Bradley, Karl Peterson, Mason Peterson

      Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel