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posted Mar 29, 2013, 11:21 AM by Jonathan Watt


What is a Lutheran? Classes will begin April 2 at 6 PM for all those interested in learning about the Christian faith. The class will be approximately 1 1/4 hours in length. Childcare will be provided. This is a good opportunity for you to refresh what you learned in confirmation classes. The class will meet for about 10 sessions. Please contact Pastor Watt for more information or 515-462-0566. 

CAMP OKOBOJI 2013 PROGRAM BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE ON THE NARTHEX TABLE.... Live Loved is the theme for 2013. Consider sending your child or sponsoring a young person to attend one of these week long camps. 

Coming Easter Sunday you can listen to a new internet talk station broadcasting the best of Issues, Etc. at 

FAMILY SHOW LAUNCHED: Have you listened yet on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO? Faith’n’Family is a weekday, 11am-12pm CST live, call-in show with guests and a different family issue every week. This week’s topic is “Adoption”. Get answers to your adoption and other family questions: email your questions to or call them to 314­.505­.7839 or message them to Find it at --- live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived. 

TALK RADIO FOR THE EASTER SEASON...You can listen to teachings on: Handel's Messiah on the Resurrection, Evidence for the Resurrection, Resurrection vs. Reincarnation, The Easter Hymn "I Know That My Redeemer Lives" and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen to what you want when you want at 


LERT Training Are you and/or your church prepared for a natural disaster? How do you respond when you or others in your community lose their home in a natural disaster? If the tornado siren sounds off during a church service, what will you do? Are your elders trained in how to respond? Do your members know what to do? Are your church records protected if a tornado destroys your church? Iowa District West is taking the lead in offering LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) trainings so you will have the answers to these questions. You are invited to attend the upcoming Jefferson LERT training or call Ellie Menz at 515-370-1159 to schedule a LERT training in your community

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. 

Building Healthy Families: “Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, ‘Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not.” (Martin Luther) Joyful Easter Blessings to you and your family, from the staff and Board of Directors of Lutheran Family Service. Thank you for your partnership in this Lutheran ministry to Iowa families! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa Des Moines, IA (515) 251-4900 

Life Together

Attendance Report     Palm Sunday --- No Report                 

                                    Maunday Thursday – 66 Communion – 56

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.

Don’t forget to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars: Thrivent Choice Dollars grant funds can help support organizations you care about. Don’t let your designated Choice Dollars® expire. Eligible members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans who have designated Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2013 to direct any remaining 2012 Choice Dollars. Help support Trinity. Go to or call 800-THRIVENT and state “Thrivent Choice.” 

Looking forward to Confirmation: This year confirmation will be on May 12 (Mother's Day). There are five students in 8th grade. Please continue to pray as they prepare to confess their faith before the congregation on that day. 

Thank you for the prayers, phone calles, cards and well wishes. All were special. Jean Kruse 

THE TROXEL FAMILY NEWSLETTER is available on the narthex table for anyone interested in hearing what is happening in the lives of our young Seminary students. There is also a list of needed items if you wish to help. 

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 


This week at Trinity

Mon Apr 1  Pastor's Day Off

                    9:00am Confessions Reading Group 

                    7:00pm LifeLight Bible Study - Trinity Fellowship Hall 

Tue Apr 2   6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                    1:30pm LifeLight Bible Study - Trinity Fellowship Hall 

                    6:00pm Adult Confirmation Classes 

                    7:00pm Rachel Circle - Brenda Bochart

Wed Apr 3  6:00pm Confirmation Class

                    7:30pm Board of Elders (FH) 

Sun Apr 7   8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

                    9:30am Divine Service 

                    11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                    2:30pm Joint Committee - Trinity / First Lutheran 

Serving at Trinity

Sun Mar 31     Pianist: Julie Lang (Sunrise)

Organist: Sharon Eklund

Acolytes: (Sunrise) Kessler Tomas (+); Sam Chapman (b)

Finance: Jim & Cindy Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Ushers: Troy Peterson, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Jim Kneedler

Acolytes: Alex Brown (+); Ben Bargstadt (b)

Sun Apr 7        Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse

Ushers: Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Jim Hagen, Dean Hadley

Acolytes: Cali Foglesong; Caitlyn Bargstadt


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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener);

Illness, Injury, Surgery and Recovering: Addison Veach (Waunita's grand niece);Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a liver transplant; Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper);  Ethan Bulgrin (great newphew of Maggie and Dave Dory) Recovering from Heart Surgery; Jason Riley; Jeanne Herzberg

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;

Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Bart Rall, Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg.

Shutins: Mary Carson; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell;