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The Second Sunday After Christmas Announcements: January 5, 2014

posted Jan 3, 2014, 2:55 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Beginning Feb 2nd Creston’s services will begin at 9:45 am

Sun Jan 5

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service
  • 11:00am Sunday School /Adult Bible Class
  • Removal of the greens today! Please remain and help with this task.

Mon Jan 6 Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jan 7

  • 6:30am – 7:30am Early Risers (Fellowship Hall)
  • 6:30pm Rachel Circle

Wed Jan 8

  • 1:30pm Naomi Circle (FH)
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class
  • 7:30pm All Board Meet

Sat Jan 11

  • 9:00am Treasurer’s Workshop -
    • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, West Des Moines, IA

Sun Jan 12

  • No Morning Service at Mount Ayr 9:30am Divine Service
  • 11:00am Sunday School /Adult Bible Class
  • 12:00pm Sunday School Teachers Meeting
  • 4:00pm Closing Service - First Lutheran, Mount Ayr

JR/SR Youth Schedule

Guests are always Welcome!

  • Jan 19th     Sledding/Bible Study
  • Feb 14th    Valentines Dinner             
  • Mar 9th     Lock-In Overnight Activities/Bible Study
  • Apr. 14th   Bible Study/Games
  • May 4th     Bible Study/Games

Leaders: Deanna and Troy Petersen; Jennifer and Tim Fogelsong; Joy and Dennis Brown.

First Lutheran Church,  Mount Ayr, IA

Announces it’s closing service will be held Sunday, January 12th @ 4:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend this worship service.

Please keep the members of First Lutheran in your prayers as they prepare for this change.

Attendance Report 

  • December 29th
    • Sunday Worship –94
  • December 31st
    • New Year’s Eve Worship Service—60, C-54

Voters Meeting
January 19, 2014
following Sunday School


Thank You!

Thank you for the all the well wishes, visitors and help during my recuperation.

~Pat Barkalow


Serving At Trinity

Sun Jan 5                  

  • Acolytes: Riley, Cassidy
  • Altar: Phil & Anita Wardenburg
  • Organist: Sharon Eklund
  • Ushers: Dean Hadley, Karl Peterson, Tyler Peterson, Jack Quee

Sun Jan 12

  • Acolytes: Tomas, Kolby; Shady, Logan
  • Altar: Phil & Anita Wardenburg
  • Pianist: Julie Lang
  • Ushers: Dean Hadley, Karl Peterson, Tyler Peterson, Jack Quee

Thank you to all those who served Trinity in 2013!

Thank You!

Pastor and his family were truly touched by the gifts we received this Christmas from the members of Trinity. Our greatest gift here at Trinity is being able to serve this congregation with the Word and Sacraments. Our Family rejoices in service of the Lord. Happy New Year and Many Blessings.   

                  ~the Watt Family



Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning now meeting in the fellowship hall. Breakfast now being served.

Webpage: Trinity Lutheran Church news can be found on the church web page simply go to

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



LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) Training Iowa District West is forming LERT teams to respond to disasters. It is exciting that over 300 members of the District have now taken the LERT training and are certified to serve and respond after a natural disaster. You are invited to attend an upcoming LERT training. There is NO COST for the training. Volunteers will receive a LERT manual. Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 510 15th Street, Ames IA When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 Registration begins at 8 am with training 9am - 12pm Facilitator: Ellie Menz, Disaster Response Coordinator Register online at (under “District News”) or contact Jill Davis at the District office (515-576-7666).

January 5 “What work has God prepared for you? (Ephesians 2:10) Is it helping a woman who is pregnant and alone? Is it ministering to someone who has had an abortion and can’t believe that God would forgive her? Is it feeding the hungry? … Whatever God has called you to do, do it with joy.” Kay L. Meyer, former director of development for Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Building Healthy Families: Having faith and being a Christian doesn’t mean we will never make mistakes. It means that through our mistakes, we experience God’s grace and mercy, which are ours in Christ. This week, look for opportunities to practice mercy, grace, and forgiveness in your family. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa

 Life Together


Please note the Elder's have voted that beginning Sunday, February 2, 2014 the church time for Creston will be changed to 9:45 am.

Naomi Circle Information Our January meeting will be held Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be “Praising God Even When He Seems Silent”, found on page 18 of the Winter 2013 Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study and Fellowship.

Offering Envelopes are in the Narthex. Please pick up your box. If you can't find a box with your name on it or you know of someone who needs one please let Waunita know. We have plenty of extras!

Prayer Request pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Prayer Requests" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested prayer request will be repeated for three (3) Sundays.

Stewardship: Luke 2:49 And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" What a privilege the Lord has giving to us by calling us to come to His house! It is not a burden but rather an honor and a blessing for us to always be able to come to a place where we know God is present for us in His gifts of Word and Sacrament. Likewise, the Lord has honored us by allowing us to support the work of His house with our tithes and offerings.

Endowment Committee revised policy. Copies are available. Voters will be requested to approve at January 19th the voters meeting.



Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis ; Kenneth Goeglein ; Rheanna Miller; Mike Rollings; Orlan Lux; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt; LaVern Otte; Maggie Dory; Jeff Bierle; Tim Stalker; Cindy Ray;

Condolences: Family of Fern Hoepker; Family of Brian Scadden (Grandson of Bertha Jensen);

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

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Bill Reidy; Ethan Bulgrin; Jace Zellmer; Gailen Foreman; Chad Schroeder; May Carlisle; Megan Parsons; Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains; Deb Laudner; Pat Barkalow; Melvalee Geoeglein (Dorothy Cook’s sister-in-Law); Pam Romano (Mother-in-Law of Micah Hagen);

Military: Aaron Hoogand; Carl Green; 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;