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posted Jul 27, 2012, 9:48 AM by Jonathan Watt


CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE CONFESSIONAL LUTHERAN...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. This week's topics include: Summer Movie Reviews, The Parable of the Dishonest Manager, Dorcas, Joseph of Arimathea and more. You can listen at your convenience at

"Amazing Desert Journey" Vacation Bible School begins tonight at 5:45 PM at the family picnic. It's not too late to register to attend or volunteer please talk to Pastor Watt or Julie Lang.


2012 Military Family Retreat (Part of Operation Barnabus) September 21-23 at Camp Okiboji. This retreat is for all military familes who have recently had a family member return form deployment. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you know of a military family that would benefit from this retreat. There are flyers on the narthex table.

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: Spontaneity is the spice of life. As you approach your final days of summer, ask those around you what they would like to do before summer ends. If it is reasonable, surprise them with their wish. It will be something they remember for a long time to come! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900.

Habitat for Humanity seeking homeowner for nearly completed house with two bedrooms. Application and an interview available now. Encourage people in need of housing to make the call. Call Nancy 641-782-8597 or JoAnn 641-782-4522

Life Quote: “There are many perspectives from which to view adoption. Perhaps we Christians will find needed strength and encouragement and hope when we view it through our adoption by God in Christ. Apart from Christ, all His children are adopted. He must know something about it!” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

The Christian care committee is still looking for requests to help tornado victims. Please fill out a request form.  Funds are also will be available for non-tornado victims. The blue form can be found on the narthex table or talk to Pastor Watt.

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.

Life Together

Attendance Report: July 22, 2012: Attendance 80; Holy Communion 77.

Convention Report: Today during the Bible class hour, Mike Lang, our delegate to the Iowa District West Convention, will give a report on the convention.

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.

Now receive daily news eMail from Trinity! 1. Goto the church web page; 2. Click on "Subscribe to Daily eMail News Update" (Right below the weather box) 3. Enter you eMail address in blank box next to the mailbox. 4. Click on "Submit Query"; Now every day there's news you'll receive an email.

CAMP OKOBOJI SUNDAY BRUNCH You are invited to join us and enjoy a tasty omelet prepared your way by the staff of Camp Okoboji as we continue our seasonal brunch schedule with an Omelet Brunch on Sunday, August 4th, 2012, to be held in the Ginny DeWall Dining Hall at Camp Okoboji, 1531 Edgewood Drive, Wahpeton, from 0930 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Turn off Highway 86 at the Crescent Beach sign.) A free will offering will be collected with all proceeds going for designated projects and the Camp’s Annual Fund. Join us and let us prepare your special omelet for you!

Help Pastor Watt improve his preaching. Fill out a Sermon Review. Forms are found in the pew rack or ask an Usher.

If you wish to provide flowers for the altar please eMail and/or use the Altar Flower sheet in the signup book on the Narthex table (be sure to notify pastor in writing, a pad is provided on the narthex table). The altar flower schedule can be found on the church web page. Look for "Altar Flowers" in the main menu or navigate to

Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning at McDonalds.

Talk to Pastor Watt if you would be willing to take pictures of members for the church database. (515)462-0566 or

Thank You! For all your care and concern for our family during this very difficult time at the loss of Waunita's father and mother. We are very blessed to be a part of the Trinity family. Your prayers and concerns and support were a source of strength for all of us. Pastor, Waunita, Joshua, Kristin, Miciah and Hannah Watt.

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You are invited to join Pastor Nour, a native of Israel, born in Nazareth to Journey to the Holy Land and Jordan for the spiritual experience of a lifetime October 22-November 4...walk where Jesus walked...where every page of the Bible comes the Sea of Galilee...climb the Mount of Olives and view the Old City of Jerusalem...visit Tabgha, scene of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes...the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount and where Jesus chose his Twelve Apostles...walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher...stroll in the Garden of Gethsemane...visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. What to expect: During this 13-day tour, you will experience the sounds, smells and sights of two civilizations the old and the new. You will stand at the cross roads of history and feel the vibrant influence of how this land shapes all other lands. We will do more than just visit sights. We will go off the beaten path and have personal and daily devotions. The Bible will be our map and guide. Experience Israel–a place like no other. Please join him this pilgrimage. The price is $3980.00 and includes air fair from Minneapolis to Tel Aviv and back to Minneapolis, hotel accommodations (for double occupancy) tips, entry fees and all meals. Contact Pastor Nour at Redeemer Lutheran Church, P. O. Box, 158, Armour, SD 57313 (605)724-2489

In Your Prayers

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

Condolences: Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz); 

Violence: Those suffering as a result of the shooting in Aurora, CO;

Weather: for and end to the drought;

Cancer: Megan Anderson;

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Waldean Hargis (hospitalized);

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair) Bootcamp; Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); 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;

This Week at Trinity

Sun Jul 29                 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

                                    Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                                    8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                    9:30am                  Divine Service

                                    11:00am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                                    5:45pm                  Sunday Family Cookout (VBS)

                                    6:15pm                  Vacation Bible School 

Mon Jul 30                Pastor's Day Off

                                    6:15pm                  Vacation Bible School 

Tue Jul 31                 6:30am                  Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                    1:30pm                  Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                                    6:15pm                  Vacation Bible School 

Wed Aug 1                6:15pm                  Vacation Bible School 

                                    7:30pm                  Board of Elders (FH) 

Thu Aug 2                 6:15pm                  Vacation Bible School 

Sun Aug 5                 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

                                    Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                                    8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                    9:30am                  Divine Service

                                    11:00am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class  

Serving This Week

Sun Jul 29

Altar: Jean Stoll, Radine Ward, Marti Williams

Acolytes: Ushers

Elder: Jim Nelson

Ushers: Randy Ehm, Bob Eklund, Dave Dorey, Ed Ehm

Finance: Randy Ehm, Ed Ehm

Organist: Sharon Eklund

Sun Aug 5

Altar: Becky Hagen, Carla Roghair

Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel

Acolytes: Ushers

Ushers: Jacob Wolfe, Jim Hagen, Jay Wolfe, Mike Lang

                Elder: Randy Roghair