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posted Jun 8, 2012, 7:16 AM by Jonathan Watt


Attention Youth, Junior Youth, Parents, Teachers, and anyone interested in our church youth group! The Higher Things Youth conference is in Maryville, MO this July 3-6. You can register for just one day! This event is highly recommended by Pastor Watt for all youth and junior youth. This is your opportunity to see why! The "Higher Things for a Day" registration costs $50 per person, per day.  The Youth Group will pay your registration fee. With it, you may participate in all the events of the day(s) you attend. Join us for two or three worship services. Sit in on the plenary and breakout catechesis sessions. And have fun with us during the evening free time activities. The registration will also cover your meals on campus, conference materials, and a free T-shirt. Please talk to pastor Watt or visit 

If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt 

Word for Today Devotions are available by phone. Call (901) 328-7672. Regular long distance charges apply. 

Vacation Bible School: It's not too early to start thinking about how you might help with the year's VBS--"The Amazing Desert Journey" which will be held July 29-Aug. 2. More details to come! 

SMARTEST LISTENERS IN RADIO...You can listen to teachings on: The Parable of the Mustard Seed, The Council of Nicaea, Elisha, The Apostle Barnabas and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen to what you want when you want at 

The Iowa District West LWML convention will be June 28-30 at Camp Okiboji. Registrations after May 23 are at a higher rate. Please contact Janice Nook to coordinate transportation by noon on the 23rd. 

The new church sign has been ordered. It will be arriving next month.  The sign committee is meeting this Tuesday to discuss the mounting.  If you would like to make a donation to offset the cost of the sign please mark your envelope "Church Sign". Thank You. Gene Cook, Sign Committee Chair. 

What is Apologetics? Defending the faith. Now available for purchase $10 for the whole set. Find these CDs in the Trinity Bookstore in the fellowship hall. Topics: "Introduction to Apologetics" "Why Defend the Christian Faith?" "Answering the Objections of Unbelievers" and "Testing the Truth Claims of Christianity" Talk to Pastor Watt if you have questions. 

Why do we open up the Baptismal Font during Holy Communion? Simple, to remind you of your Baptism. Through it you were made God's child. You were marked with "the sign of the cross both upon your forehead and upon your heart, to mark you as one redeemed by Christ the Crucified." If you wish you can dip your fingers in the water and remember your baptism by retracing the cross on your forehead. 


A reminder! If you give pastor Watt a prayer request during the Sunday service and you want the prayer for multiple Sundays please ALSO fill out a Prayer Request sheet (found on the narthex table) and place it in the "prayer requests" mail box. 

Christian Care: Trinity has established a Christian Care fund to help people in our communities who are in need. Our Thanksgiving offering will be used to fund this account (use your Thanksgiving envelope). You may also give to the fund at any time simply use one of the Christian Care Fund envelopes on the narthex table. Any member of Trinity may request a gift for anyone in need. Find forms for requests on the Narthex table. 

Life Quote: “The life issues present us with opportunities to point people in the right way, the way of Jesus and the truth of His Word. The life issues present us with opportunities to bring Jesus and His compassion to people who are hurting and struggling. The life issues present us with opportunities to bring people to Jesus and the healing and restoring message of His salvation.” Rev. Dr. James I. Lamb, executive director of Lutherans For Life – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

Lutheran Family Service provides Christ-centered counseling to families throughout the state, pregnancy counseling and adoption services as an outreach of our congregation and the 275 other LCMS congregations in Iowa. All services are provided through a combination of fees collected from families served (based on their ability to pay) and contributions from LCMS individuals, organizations and congregations. Your support of this ministry to families this Christmas is needed and appreciated. Thank you! 

Please remember to bring a few items for the Creston food bank. The mission board has designate every Sunday as 'Caring for Your Neighbor' Sunday. 

Life Together

Attendance: 6/3 : 62 hc 62; 

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. 

Bulletin Announcement pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Bulletin Announcements" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested announcements will not be repeated. 

District Convention Offering – The offering at the opening service of the Iowa District West convention will be received for the support of the Asian Lutheran Mission and the Sudanese Mission Lutheran Church, both in Des Moines. All 174 congregations are invited to participate. The monies we collect will be sent with our convention delegate, Mike Lang. You may deposit your gift in the offering plate, marked “convention offering”, On or before June 17. “This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12) 

Lutheran Day at Adventureland Amusement Park On June 20, Iowa District East is sponsoring Lutheran Day at Adventureland. Cost is only $21 per person the group gate. Plan now for your youth group to attend. See the attached flyer for more information. 

Naomi Circle will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 in the Fellowship Hall. The topic will be: “What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do,” found on page 20 of the Summer 2012 Quarterly. Please join us for Bible Study and Fellowship. 

Please find your member information sheet in your mailbox. Update your information and place it in the input tray in the church office. You may also go online and update your information Thanks. Pastor Watt. 

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. 

Young men attending Iowa State University in the Fall of 2012: Beta Sigma Psi, the National Lutheran Fraternity, is offering three $1500 scholarships for Lutheran men attending ISU this fall. There is no obligation to join in order to be eligible. Please visit <> to apply online, and contact Beta Sigma Psi at or call at 515.259.0302 with any questions.

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Frances Bird; Jerry Monday (coworker of Bryon Bilderback); Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz); Megan Anderson;

Illness, Injury, Surgery or Recovering: Connie (Friend of Mitzy); District President Paul Sieveking (appendix); Donet Herzberg (Brain Tumor); Jackie (Friend of Mitzy Cellen); Joanna (friend of Mitzy Cellen);

Military: Aaron (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 Jun 10    Second Sunday after Pentecost

                        Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                        Sunday School Student's Recognition

                        8:00am        Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                        9:30am        Divine Service (HC)

                        10:30am     Christian Care Committee - Sanctuary Classroom.

                        11:00am     Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Jun 11  Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jun 12    6:30am        Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                        1:30pm        Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                        5:30pm        Habitat for Humanity Meeting (FH) 

                        6:30pm        Preschool Board

                        7:00pm        Sign Committee Meeting

Wed Jun 13   Early Childhood Conference

                        Concordia University, Seward, NE

                        1:30pm        Naomi Circle (FH) 

                        7:30pm        Church Council Meeting (FH) 

Sun Jun 17    Third Sunday after Pentecost

                        Father's Day

                        Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                        8:00am        Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                        9:30am        Divine Service

                        11:00am     Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Trinity Volunteers

Sun Jun 10

Ushers: Norm Schroeder, Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Bruce Herzberg

Elder: Karl Peterson

Acolytes: Ushers

Altar: Dave and Maggie Dory

Pianist: Julie Lang

Finance: Norm Schroeder, Dennis Brown

Sun Jun 17

Ushers: Norm Schroeder, Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Bruce Herzberg

Elder: Karl Peterson

Organist: Sharon Eklund

Acolytes: Ushers

Altar: Dave and Maggie Dory

        Finance: Norm Schroeder, Dennis Brown