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The Second Sunday after Epiphany Announcements: January 18, 2015

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This Week at Trinity

Sun Jan 18      

  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service/HC
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS / Bible Study
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS / Bible Study
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Adult Instruction Class                

Mon Jan 19    

  • 3:00 pm District Human Care Committee Meeting; Fort Dodge, IA

Tue Jan 20

  • 6:30 am (CR) Early Risers
  • 9:00 am (CR) Handy Helpers Quilting
  • 10:00 am Pastor in Mount Ayr Office
  • 7:00 pm (MA) Bible Study

Wed Jan 21

  • LCMS Life Conference—Washington, D.C.
  • 6:00 pm Confirmation Class
  • 6:00 pm F.L.O.C.K
  • 7:30 pm Church Council

Thu Jan 22 

  • LCMS Life Conference– Washington, D.C.

Fri Jan 23 

  • LCMS Life Conference—Washington, D.C.

Sat Jan 24 

  • LCMS Life Conference—Washington, D.C.
  • Congregational Treasurer’s Workshop; Timothy Lutheran; Council Bluff, IA

Sun Jan 25 

  • National Lutheran Schools Week
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS / Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service/Preschool Children Presenting
  • 11:00 am (CR) Preschool Open House and Fellowship
  • 7:00 m (CR) Adult Instruction Class


  • Cancer:  Al Davis;  Christi Appelhause;  Dale Hagen; Dale Kirk;  Dale McGinnis;  Duane Dunham;  Grace Weese;  Jamie Boos;  Jeff Bierle;  Kenny Goeglein;  Lisa Britt;  Mady Henson;  Merle Triggs;  Mike Rollings;  Rhonda Smith;  Ron Harris;  Wes Keeler;
  • Condolences:  Family of Dorothy Decker;  Marvin Wissink;  The family Eldon Ray; The Family of Wayne Bangert (Waunita’s Uncle);
  • 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:  Danna Rains; Gailen Foreman; Helen Terry;  Velma Lorenz; Bertha Jensen; Marie Burmeister;
  • Military:  Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman;
  • Missions: Concordia Mission Society;  Dr Oliver, Seminary Professor in Taiwan;  James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);  Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa;  Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa;  Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay); Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);
  • 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;

Please mark on your calendars the Sunday of February 8, 2015 as our special Mission Festival Our guest speaker will be Reverend Joel Fritsche, who will be a missionary in the Dominican Republic and who we are currently sponsoring. Come and meet Reverend Fritsche, and his wife, Clarion and their 3 young sons. Our service times will remain the same with Mount Ayr at 8:00 am and Trinity at 9:45 am. During the Bible Class hour from 11:00 - 12:00 Reverend Fritsche will share what it is like being a missionary/church planter in the Dominican Republic. A pot luck will follow at 12:00 in the fellowship hall. A free will offering will be taken for Reverend Fritsche and his family. We hope to see all of you there.  

~The Mission Committee

Life Together

  • 2015 Offering Envelopes are available in the Narthex. Please let us know if you cannot find yours.
  • Nodaway Valley Ministerial Association Theological Convocation February 20-21 Hotel Greenfield. Dr. William Brownsberger who is the Dean of Academics at Conception Seminary (Roman Catholic) near Maryville, MO. Cost will be 45. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved. Registration and dinner will begin at 5:30 pm Friday evening.
  • Handy Helpers quilting meet this Tuesday and the third Tuesday of every month thru April.
  • We want to thank everyone at Trinity and especially Pastor Watt for the many many prayers offered for Ethan Bulgrin during his short life which began on March 1, 2013 and ended on December 29, 2014. The family cannot express enough how much the prayers and concerns meant during all of this time and especially during the very difficult day when the Lord chose little Ethan to come and live with Him in heaven. Thank again for so much care and support. Dave and Maggie Dory
  • LifeLight Bible Study will resume on Monday, Feb 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 10th at 1:30 p.m. You may attend either session as the same material will be presented both days. The session will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend. We will begin to study the last half of the book of Exodus beginning with Chapter 20. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang.
  • Picture Directories are in! If you had your picture taken your free copy is in a box on the narthex table.
  • Please be courteous and turn off your cell phone during the worship service!
  • Stewardship: John 2:5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." What must Mary have thought when Jesus replied, “What does this have to do with Me?” But she knew this: whatever her Son said to do would be a blessing, so she knows what advice to give to the servants: Do whatever He tells you! That’s still good advice for us in every aspect of our lives – including in our generosity toward the Lord’s work in the Church.


  • Building Healthy Families: “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug,” wrote Mark Twain. While talking with your spouse or children this week, take time to think about what you want to say before you say it. There are many ways to say the same thing. Choosing the right words can make all the difference. Lutheran Family Service; 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; 515-251-4900.
  • LIFE QUOTE: January 18 “A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •
  • LIFE THOUGHTS: January 18 – The Second Sunday after the Epiphany – God called Samuel to be His prophet and to make Him known (1 Samuel 3:1-10). God called Nathanael to be His apostle and to make Him known. (John 1:43-51). God calls us and purifies us through Jesus’ blood to be His temple (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). We, too, can glorify Him and make Him known by the way we treat and use our bodies.


  • 90 YEARS in 90 DAYS --- Worldwide  is celebrating its 90th Anniversary of broadcasting the Good News of Jesus Christ. This week, we share Pastor Stephen Starke’s hymn “Proclaim Good News to Zion” commissioned to the glory of God on Worldwide KFUO’s 90th Anniversary. Follow us at
  • January 22 marks the 42nd Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions of Roe V. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that legalized abortion in America. Crest Area for LIFE will once again hold a memorial service this year on Sunday, January 18th. We plan to hold the service at the Right To Life memorial stone at the Calvary Cemetery on West Adams Street in Creston, weather permitting. In case of bad weather we will gather at the Abundant Life Family Church at 500 S. Birch in Creston (on the west side of Rainbow Park). The service will begin at 2:00 pm and last approximately a half hour to 45 minutes.
  • YOUR COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE FOR NEWS, INFORMATION & TRUTH...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL.  This week's topics include:  Roe v. Wade, The Movie "Into the Woods," Jesus Calls Matthew, Abraham's Wife Sarah and more.  You can listen on-demand at