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THE SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT(DECEMBER 4, 2011)

posted Dec 2, 2011, 6:59 AM by Jonathan Watt

Witness

Join us for Advent Service this Wednesday night at 7pm.  Our sermon series is on Isaiah 40: "Comfort, Comfort, My People"

Join us for Family Bible Study on December 18. "The Real Saint Nick" A Video Bible study, hosted by the Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus-Speaker of The Lutheran Hour, examines a man who, next to Jesus Christ, is the most visible figure during the holidays-St. Nicholas or Santa Claus-as we know him in Western culture. Dating back to the third century, St. Nick is attributed with the doing of many benevolent and charitable acts of kindness and generosity. Revered and honored by Christians the world over, St. Nick has a resume of accomplishments and good deeds even the most celebrated saint would be envious of. 

WHERE DOCTRINE IS LIFE... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. Topics include: The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary, The Imprisonment of John the Baptist, Saint Nicholas, 4th Century Bishop Ambrose of Milan and more. You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org. 

Mercy

Building Healthy Families: “We love because He first loved us” 1 John 4:19. This simple verse can sum up our core values here at LFS. We strive to show love to those who need it through our counseling, pregnancy, and adoption ministries. Through these various roles our counselors are able to provide a Christ-centered approach and serve those who need it most in love. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515)251-4900 

Life Quote: “Of all of the Greek words used for child, brephos connotes a baby or very small child. That’s the word attributed to Elizabeth: ‘The brephos leaped in my womb for joy.’ We see the same word in the next chapter: ‘Ye shall find the brephos wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And in 2 Timothy 3:15 Paul uses the same word: ‘From a brephos thou hast known the holy Scriptures …” The same word is used for a child in the womb, a child newly born, and a child sometime after birth.” Col. John Eidsmoe, Lutherans For Life board of directors – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life – www.lutheransforlife.org 

Life Together

Attendance: Sunday Nov 27: 85, 72 HC; Wednesday Nov 30: 65;

There will be no Sunday School Teachers meeting today due to "Hanging of the Greens"

Join us today following Sunday school and Bible Classes for "Hanging of the Greens" after a fellowship pot luck we'll decorate the church for Christmas.

Announcements for the Electronic sign in the Narthex can be emailed to pastor or placed in the Announcements mailbox. 

If anyone would like to take over decorating the cross in the narthex, please talk to Pastor Watt. 

RACHEL CIRCLE CHRISTMAS PARTY will be Tuesday, December 6, at 6:00 pm at the home of Carla Roghair, 1011 Crest Drive. If you desire, bring a gift exchange in the $8-10 range and a finger food to share. ALL WOMEN OF THE CHURCH ARE WELCOME. 

Thanks to all who helped get the sign (float) ready for the Lighted Parade! Pastor. 

The Junior and Senior Youth groups will meet next Sunday at 7pm. 

 

 

We are once again switching computer systems for the membership database and finances. Volunteers are needed for data entry. You can do the work at home as long as you have access to the internet. Please talk to pastor Watt if you would like to help. We'd like all the data entered by Christmas. 

This Week at Trinity

Sun Dec 4                      Second Sunday in Advent (B/V)

                                        8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                        9:30am                  Divine Service

                                        11:00am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                                        12:00pm               Hanging of the Green with Potluck Fellowship (FH)

Mon Dec 5                    Pastor's Day Off

                                        9:00am                  Confessions Reading Group

Tue Dec 6                      6:30am                  Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                        1:30pm                  Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast

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                                        6:00pm                  Rachel Circle Christmas Party at Roghair Home

Wed Dec 7                    6:00pm                  Jr. Confirmation - &s 

                                        7:00pm                  Advent Service

                                        8:00pm                  Elder's Meeting (Tenative)

Sun Dec 11                   Third Sunday in Advent (B/V)

                                        8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                        9:30am                  Divine Service

                                        11:00am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                                        2:00pm                  Preschool Christmas Program

                                        7:00pm                  Youth Group and Jr. Youth Group (FH)  

Serving This Week

Sun Dec 4                              Second Sunday in Advent (B/V)

                Elder: Jim Nelson

                Ushers: John Wolfe, Steve Bradley, Eddie Tomas, Kevin Kruse

                Pianist: Julie Lang

                Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory, Mike & Janette Lang, Carla Roghair

                Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel

Wed Dec 7           

                Acolytes: Cassidy Riley Cali Fogelsong

                Elder: Jim Nelson

                Ushers: John Wolfe, Steve Bradley, Eddie Tomas, Kevin Kruse

                Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory, Mike & Janette Lang, Carla Roghair

                Organist: Sharon Eklund

Sun Dec 11           Third Sunday in Advent (B/V)

                Organist: Sharon Eklund

                Elder: Jim Nelson

                Ushers: John Wolfe, Steve Bradley, Eddie Tomas, Kevin Kruse

                Altar: Dave & Maggie Dory, Mike & Janette Lang, Carla Roghair

                Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel


In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Dana Austin; (Mother of Dane Wardenburg's Girlfriend); Jaque Claubaugh (niece of Paula Bowman); Jennifer Winters; Kara (classmate of Hannah Watt); Kathrine Adams; Melinda Skellenger; Melissa Viers; Vivian Herzberg (daughter of Lawrence & Jeanne Herzberg); Jeanne Herzberg;

Condolences: Family of Thelma Hentshke (Sister of Bertha Jenzen and Walt Herzberg);

Illness, Injury, Surgury, Recovering: Brenda Cook; (Non malignant brain tumor); Lee Decker (Uncle of Joy Brown);

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), Afghanistan;

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: Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young; 

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