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The Second Sunday after Epiphany Announcements: January 19, 2014

posted Jan 18, 2014, 8:23 AM by Jonathan Watt
This Week at Trinity

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

Sun Jan 19
  • Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank  
  • 8:00am Divine Service/HC (MA)
  • 9:30am Divine Service  
  • 11:00am Sunday School /Adult Bible Class 
  • 11:30am Voter's Meeting  
Mon Jan 20 Pastor's Day Off  
Tue Jan 21
  • 6:30am Early Risers (Fellowship Hall)  
  • 9:00am Handy Helpers (Quilting)  
Wed Jan 22
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class  
Sat Jan 25 Elder Care Workshop 
  • 6:00pm Youth Group Bowling 
Sun Jan 26 Lutheran Schools Week 
  • 8:00am Divine Service (MA)
  • 9:30am Divine Service (CR)  
  • 11:00am Sunday School /Adult Bible Class

JR/SR Youth Schedule
Guests are always Welcome!
  • Jan 25th Bowling Panther Lanes *(Note the change)*
  • Feb 15th Valentines Dinner *(Note the change)*
  • 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.

Serving At Trinity
CR=Creston, MA=Mount Ayr
Sun Jan 19
  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen 
  • (CR) Elder: Mike Lang 
  • (CR) Acolytes: Riley, Alexandria; Bargstadt, Caitlyn
  • (CR) Ushers: Dean Hadley, Karl Peterson, Tyler Peter son, Jack Quee  
  • (CR) Pianist: Carla Roghair
  • (CR) Altar: Phil & Anita Wardenburg

Sun Jan 26 
  • (CR) Acolytes: Walter, Scott; Hadley, Lauren
  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen  
  • (MA) Finance: Mike Sickels  
  • (CR) Elder: Mike Lang  
  • (CR) Ushers: Dean Hadley; Karl Peterson; Tyler Peter son; Jack Quee 
  • (CR) Organist: Sharon Eklund 
  • (CR) Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg  

Youth will be hosting their annual Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 15th at 6:00PM. Tickets are $15 each.   Please RSVP to Deanna Petersen @ 641-344-6178 or email me at to let us know how many to expect in your party!  Looking forward to enjoying your company and allowing our youth to wait on you for the evening!

Attendance Report  

January 12, 2014—82, C-75
2013 Yearly Average Attendance per week 104, C-73
2012 Yearly Average Attendance per week 101, C-70


REAL REFORMATION RADIO...You can listen to teachings on: The Bestselling Book "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," The Lord's Supper, Jesus Calls the First Disciples, The Conversion of Paul and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. You can listen on-demand at

THE BIBLE STUDY: Have you listened yet on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO? The Bible Study is a weekday, 10am-11am live, call-in show. Join us as we study the Book of Ephesians . As the church was forming under the guidance of the Apostles, they too had to answer questions like ‘Who are we?’ ‘What are we doing here?’ and ‘What comes next?’. In Paul’s Epistle to the church at Ephesus, we examine why Christians need to understand what their identity in Christ means, how to daily develop and strengthen their understanding of Christ’s life renewing and relationship restoring accomplishments on our behalf, and how to combat the false doctrines of culture. Follow us on Streaming and archived at


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).

Building Healthy Families: Tomorrow is Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Take the opportunity to visit with your children or grandchildren about Dr. Martin Luther King and also about Martin Luther. These two shared more than a name! Both were leaders and reformers - men of strong faith who changed the world. Then try this challenge: visit and take the quiz, “Who Said What: Martin Luther vs. Martin Luther King.” Here’s one to get you started: Who said, “The time to keep silence has passed and the time to speak is come?” Lutheran Family Service of Iowa

January 19 – Sanctity of Life “From a pagan perspective, that which is in the womb is something. From a moral perspective, it is someone. But from a Christian perspective, it raises that which is in the womb to someone created by God, someone for whom Jesus died, and someone the Spirit desires to call into eternity. The same could be said of the embryo in the Petri dish or the elderly in the nursing home.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life

Life Together

Handy Helpers quilting meets this Tuesday at 9 a.m. and the third Tuesday of every month thru April.
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!
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.
Stewardship:John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” The Israelites of old offered a lamb to God at Passover so that death might pass over them and do no harm. Over those long centuries of sacrifice, did they understand that this was actually God’s gift? That God would be the true Giver of the Lamb? Truly, we can never out give God: for all that we have is His.

Volunteer church office helpers needed. Please see the sign up sheet in the Narthex if you are interested in volunteering for an hour or so on Fridays helping with folding bulletins and other light office work. Thank you.
“Lifelight Bible Study" will resume on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m. We will study the last half of the book of Genesis, beginning with chapter 25. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang.


Cancer: Jackie Loomis; Kenneth Goeglein; Mike Rollings; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt; LaVern Otte; Maggie Dory; Jeff Bierle; Tim Stalker; Cindy Ray;
Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa; 
Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Bill Reidy; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman; Burmiester; Danna Rains; Deb Laudner; Pat Barkalow; Melvalee Geoeglein (Dorothy Cook’s sister-in-Law); Hannah Shady;
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;

(Please resubmit any prayers that have been removed due to length of time on the prayer list.)