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posted Jun 24, 2011, 5:45 AM by Pastor Trinity

Jeremiah 28:5–9, Romans 7:1–13, Matthew 10:34–42; The Lord Jesus Brings Division on Earth for the Sake of Peace with God in Heaven: False prophets preach what their hearers want to hear, promising peace even when the Lord has spoken “war, famine, and pestilence” (Jer. 28:8). But if “the Lord has truly sent the prophet,” he speaks what the Lord has spoken, and “the word of that prophet comes to pass” (Jer. 28:9). The preaching of God’s Law is hard, because it confronts sin, brings it to light and makes it worse, “sinful beyond measure,” thereby “producing death” in the sinner (Rom. 7:13). But through our Baptism into Christ, “we are released from the law, having died to that which held us captive” (Rom. 7:6). Now we belong “to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God” (Rom. 7:4). Belonging to Him puts us at odds with the world and divides us from all earthly ties, not only from our human family, but each person from his own life. For Christ does not come “to bring peace, but a sword” (Matt. 10:34). Yet, whoever takes up his cross to follow Christ, and “loses his life” for Christ’s sake, finds new life in Him (Matt. 10:38–39).


EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. Topics include: Why Am I Barren?, Boomerang Kids, The Parable of the Great Banquet, Early Church Fathers Cyril & Irenaeus, Apostles Peter & Paul and more. You can listen at your convenience at 

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed! Please mark your calendar for June 29th at 7pm. We will have a VBS planning meeting for all of you who want to help with this important mission project. VBS will be July 31-Aug 4 this year. 

VBS DATES: Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School (Big Jungle Adventure: A faith Journey with Jesus.) July 31- Aug. 4 from 6:15-8:15. Please consider how you might help with this event!!! More details to come! 


Prayers:  Please note! Many names have expired from the prayer list.  Please ask Pastor Watt to re-add any names you would like to remain. 

Today is the last day to give for We Care Kits (Mapleton Tornado Relief): Your help is needed! Please give to construct the kits that will be distributed to those who are in need in Mapleton. Your donation can be made in the container at the back of the church. The kits contain various basic needs i.e. Bible, quilts, towels, washcoths, cooking pans, etc.

Devastating Missouri Tornados: If you are able to give NOW is the time to do so. You may use one of the envelopes on the Narthex table to give through the church or You may also give by mail: LCMS World Relief and Human Care Attn: Disaster Relief P.O. Box 66861 St. Louis MO 63166-6861 Or by phone: 888-930-4438       

Flood Relief: Envelopes are available for "Disaster Response" on the Narthex Table. Please use them for your gifts to LCMS World Relief and Human Care. 

Building Healthy Families: International adoption statistics for 2010 show that more than 11,000 children became a part of US families last year. Did you know that Lutheran Family Service has joined with 32 other Lutheran human care organizations throughout the United States in an effort to find families for children from international orphanages, forming the Lutheran Adoption Network (LAN)? Through this national network, families can adopt a child from one of 10 countries. Contact your local LFS office if you are interested in learning more about our role in aiding international adoptions. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa ((515) 251-4900) 

Life Together

Attendance: June 12, 2011- Worship: 91; Holy Communion: 86

Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning at McDonalds. 

Price Drop on Holy Land Tour! 2011<br>Rev Nour(born in Bethlehem) from Redeemer,Armor SD is leading a tour to his homeland. The all inclusive cost is $3200. Brochures in the narthex. This is a one-of-a kind opportunity because of Pr. Nour’s familiarity with Israel. Talk to Pr. Watt or Nour             (605)724-2489       or

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This Week at Trinity

Sun Jun 26           Second Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 8 (G)

                             8:00am            Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                             9:30am            Divine Service

                             11:00am          Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Tue Jun 28           6:30am            Early Risers (McDonalds)

                             1:30pm            Sermon Broadcast


                             7:00pm            Ladies Reading Group - A Little Book of Joy (FH)

Wed Jun 29          7:00pm            VBS Planning Meeting

Fri Jul 1                Pastor Watt leaves for Apologetics Academy, France.

Sun Jul 3              Third Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 9 (G)

                             Guest Preacher: Eric Schillo

                             9:30am            Divine Service

                             11:00am          Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Serving at Trinity

Sun Jul 3

      Altar: Becky Hagen, Anita Wardenburg, Carla Roghair

      Ushers: Randy Ehm, Bob Eklund, Jim Hagen, Eddie Ehm

      Finance: Eddie Ehm, Randy Ehm

      Acolytes: Ushers

Sun Jul 10

      Altar: Becky Hagen, Anita Wardenburg, Carla Roghair

      Ushers: Randy Ehm, Bob Eklund, Jim Hagen, Eddie Ehm

      Finance: Eddie Ehm, Randy Ehm

      Acolytes: Ushers

In Your Prayers

Prayers:  Please note! Names added to the prayer list will remain for four (4) weeks unless otherwise requested. 

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa;  Flood Victims; Lenox, Mapleton, Joplin MO (Tornados); 

Cancer: Amy Roan; Betty Crouse; Carol Henning; Curley (David) Stream; Don Sychra; Dorothy Decker; Kathrine Adams; Ray Nuzum; Robin Kemp;

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery, Recovering or Hospitalized: Jared Poppe (Friend of Mindy Kaufmann) Marine injured; Sam Chapman (Broken Leg); Velma Lorenz (Hospitalized);

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), Afghanistan; Eric Green (Husband of Beth Green nee Stoner), Afghanistan; Joe Brown, (Grandson of Ellen Brown) Afghanistan;

Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver (Seminary in Tiawan); Ivan and Jennifer Rasch, Africa; Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa; Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa;

Shutins: Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;