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posted May 31, 2013, 5:45 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Jun 2    8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

9:30am Divine Service 

11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

2:00pm Joint committee

Mon Jun 3     Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jun 4 6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 

6:00pm Adult Confirmation Class 

7:00pm Rachel Circle - Anita Wardenburg’s  

Wed Jun 5 6:00pm Board of Elders (FH) 

Sun Jun 9 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

9:30am Divine Service (HC) 

11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

3:00pm Southwest Circuit Picnic

Viking Lake State Park

2780 Viking Lake Road

Stanton IA 51573 

 Attendance Report

Sunday, May 26, 2013—91, C-?

 Sanctuary Crucifix

Maggie and Dave Dory have obtained sample will be on display every Sunday until our next voter’s meeting. The cross is on loan from Cozgrave Company, Omaha, NE. Please take a chance before the voter’s meeting to look at the crucifix and give your opinion, ask questions, and provide input.  We are seeking donations for a 63” cross which will be approximately $2,800.00. 

Next SUNDAY! Southwest Circuit Picnic

Come join the LCMS Churches in our circuit as we celebrate and renew our “Life Together”

 June 9th at 3:00 pm

 Viking Lake State Park

2780 Viking Lake Road

Stanton, IA

Bring a dish to share, meat for the grill,. Also your own drinks, and table setting

****Plan on attending***

Mission Festival in Mt Ayr

June 26, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Meal will be provided

Speaker: Pastor Ray Smith

From Missouri Valley, IA

Watch the Announcements for more information

 Serving At Trinity

Sun Jun 2

Organist: Sharon Ecklund

Ushers: Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse

Acolytes: Ushers

Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory

Elder: Karl Peterson 

Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse

Sun Jun 9                   

Ushers: Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse

Acolytes: Ushers

Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory

Elder: Karl Peterson 

Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse


A Conference for Lutheran Laity – How can a layperson respond to Islam, Experience-Driven Worship, Relativism, Feminism, Pietism and more? You’re invited to attend the Issues, Etc. “Making the Case” Conference June 14 and 15 in Collinsville, IL. Speakers include: Dr. Alvin Schmidt, Pr. Will Weedon, Suzanne Venker, Dr. Rod Rosenbladt, Chris Rosebrough and Pr. Todd Wilken. For more information, visit or call (618) 223-8385.

Concordia Cubs Week - Camp Okoboji's Cubs week is for children ages 3rd - 6th grade completed. The dates are July 14-20, 2013. There are a few Camp programs on the table in the Narthex. Please consider participating in this district ministry to our children. Trinity offers assistance with the cost of the program. If you are interested in the financial assistance, please talk to a Board of Ed member to receive information.

SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT FOR YOUR LUNCH/MID-DAY: on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO. The program is Moments of Assurance: Message, Music and Prayer blended together in the Scriptural thought for each weekday, 12-1PM. You’ll hear of Hope and Complete Confidence in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord! Find it at --- live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived. Like and follow us:

Where Christianity Meets Culture ...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. Topics include: The Secularization of Western Culture, The Movie "Star Trek into Darkness," Christianity & Transgender Issues and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at


Life Quote: “The sanctity of marriage and the family relation are the corner stone of our American society and civilization.” President Rutherford B. Hayes – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

LCMS responds to Oklahoma tornado—To support those in need:

  • Make an online gift at www/
  • Mail checks payable to “The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (with a memo line or note designating “LCMS Disaster Relief”) to The Lutheran Church—Missiouri Synod, P. O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861.
  • Call toll-free 888-930-4438 (8:10 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

As the cleanup process please remember these victims in your prayers.

Life Together 

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.”

Registration is now open for The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you would be interested in attending. When: Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2013 Where: Kansas City Airport Marriott, Kansas City, Missouri Who: LCMS congregational leaders in rural and small-town settings The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference will address the blessings and challenges facing rural and small-town congregations today and encourage those congregations and their leaders in cultivating healthy churches that are eager to bear witness to Christ, show mercy to those in need in their communities and develop a robust life together with their fellow members.

Would you like to help needy kids? Looking for old used toys, to clean and refurbish. The toys must not be broken. Contact Delores Doench 641-202-0314 or Mitzie Cellan 641-782-6144. Thank you.

2013 National Offering - LCMS households, congregations and organizations are invited to participate in a synodwide gathering of financial gifts called the National Offering. Leading with a collection received in worship services during the 2013 Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in St. Louis, this triennium’s National Offering gives participants five choices through which they can share Christ’s forgiveness and mercy both at home and abroad. It also affords LCMS congregations and their members an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to our life together as the world’s leading confessional Lutheran body. For the triennium, five gift designations cover a range of Witness, Mercy, Life Together efforts, all of which happen only with broad support from LCMS congregations and households. Baptized for this moment, you are free to join with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in sharing His forgiveness and mercy in a world desperately in need of it. Please join with others in support of this triennium’s National Offering.


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

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

Illness, Injury, Surgery & Recovering: Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams); Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper); Ethan Bulgrin (great newphew of Maggie and Dave Dory); Jeanne Herzberg; Ellie Mentz.

Condolences: Dr. Gene Veith and Family on the passing of his father; Dennis Best on the loss of his wife to cancer. Clint and Jana Scott on the loss of Jana’s Mother Mary Harris.

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); Michael Kaufman; David Davenport and Bo Beeman thanksgiving on returning state-side

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; Jeanne Herzberg; Waldean Hargis; Fern Hoepker