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The Second Sunday in Lent Announcements: March 16, 2014

posted Mar 14, 2014, 7:20 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Mar 16 Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank Second Sunday in Lent

  • 8:00am Divine Service/HC (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • 9:45am Divine Service (CR)
  • 11:00am Sunday School/Bible Class (CR)

Mon Mar 17 Pastor's Day Off

  • 6:30pm LifeLight

Tue Mar 18

  • 6:30am Early Risers (Fellowship Hall)
  • 9:00am Handy Helpers (Quilting)
  • 1:30pm Lifelight

Wed Mar 19

  • 9:30am Circuit Winkel
  • 7:00pm Lenten Service (CR)
  • 8:00pm Church Council

Sun Mar 23

  • 8:00am Divine Service (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • 9:45am Divine Service/HC (CR)
  • 11:00am Sunday School/Bible Class (CR)


Serving At Trinity

CR=Creston, MA=Mount Ayr

Sun Mar 16                                  

  • (CR) Acolytes: Walter, Scott;Hadley, Lauren
  • (MA) Organist: Ethel Campbell
  • (CR) Organist: Carla Roghair

Wed Mar 19

  • (CR) Acolytes: Bargstadt, Benjamin
  • (CR) Organist: Carla Roghair

Sun Mar 23

  • (CR) Acolytes: Shady, Logan; Riley, Cassidy
  • (CR) Organist: Sharon Eklund
  • (MA) Organist: Ethel Campbell

Serving in March

  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Elder: Jim Nelson
  • (CR) Finance: Jim Nelson; Eric & Gina Eklund
  • (CR) Ushers: Dennis Brown; Ed Tomas; Eric Eklund; Jim Nelson;
  • (CR) Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman


Attendance Report 

 March 9, 2014—118, C-1102


The Mite box for LWML will be in the back of church throughout the month of March for the collection of mites. Thank you.


Lenten Congregational Pot Luck

Wednesday, April 9th at 5:30 pm.

Please join us for this time of fellowship and food.


~Mission Fest Sunday, April 6th, 2014~

Trinity—Mount Ayr

5 pm Light Supper

6 pm Program with Rev. Dan Vogel


Pack your bags!!!!

Pastor Nabil Nour has extended an invitation to travel to the Holy Land with him on October 20th—27th, 2014. Information on the tour is on the Narthex table including a tour itinerary. This is an exciting trip with Pastor Nour who was born in Nazareth. Ask Deb Melzer questions about her trip with Pastor Nour!


Dear Family at Trinity, While winter maybe lingering, the Winter Quarter is over! Stay tuned for details regarding the Vicarage Service on April Without you, we would not have made it this far. Thank you for supporting us! "Warm" Blessings The Troxels.

Tessa Wardenburg and Jordan Gadbois thank all the ladies of the church for the beautiful bridal shower! Both of the girls felt very blessed by the love they where shown by this congregation. The gifts will help them both set up a home very soon…. Thank you for everything you did to make this day memorable for both brides.

Thank you to all of you for my nice birthday cards and phone calls and good wishes. ~Velma Lorenz

Martin Luther High School Choir Tour.

We are looking for a few individuals who are willing to host students from Hannah Watt's High School. They will be performing for our church during their stay with us. These students will need housing for the night of Saturday, April 26th. Please let Waunita know if you are interested in hosting students. Performance times in Creston and Mt Ayr TBA.



Confession and Forgiveness is an emphasis of Lent. Please make an appointment for Private Confession / Absolution with Pastor Watt during Lent. Call Pastor Watt 515-462-0566 or eMail at Also available 6-7pm at the Creston Location without an appointment during Holy Week (April 14-18).

Members of Trinity are encouraged to join Preschool Chapel (Pastor Time) on Thursdays at 9:45AM and 1:45PM.

YOUR COMPREHENSIVE SOURCE FOR INFORMATION, TEACHING & TRUTH...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL.  This week's topics include: The TV Series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,"  Saint Patrick, Biblical Archeology, Jesus & the Samaritan Woman and more.  You can listen at your convenience at 

Vacation Bible School is tentatively scheduled for our Creston location July 13-17 and for our Mount Ayr location July 20-24. Go to to sign up to volunteer or register a student.

March 16 – Second Sunday in Lent – we not only see how we are justified but the results of justification. “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin” (Romans 4:7-8). The forgiven are blessed! A powerful message that you may want to apply to the sin of abortion or other sins that often seem too big to be forgiven. Prayer: Thank You, Father, for justifying us. Thank You for blessing us in our forgiveness. Amen.

SHARATHON 2014 IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER! Has KFUO touched your life with the good news message of Christ? Did you know that this year we celebrate 90 years of broadcasting our Christ centered message? Although technology has changed, our message of Jesus’ love and mercy stays the same! The Lord has set in our hearts the dream of expansion, especially to the younger generation who will continue our legacy in the years to come. Help us grow by telling your friends and family about KFUO and by supporting us during Sharathon 2014 on April 24-26th. Be sure to listen! Follow us on 





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.

Building Healthy Families: “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime,” said Dr. Martin Luther. is the first day of spring. Find time to go outside this week and enjoy the magnificence of springtime in Iowa. Let the crocus and other emerging flowers be a reminder to you of the New Life that is yours in Christ Jesus, our Lord! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa 515-251-4900.


Life Together

All Ladies are invited to the LWML Spring Rally at Redeemer Lutheran in Corning, Iowa. Registration starts at 9:00 on Saturday March 29th, 29th, 2014. Rev. James Lamb of Lutherans for Life will be the speaker. We will be taking School Kits and Personal Care Kits to Corning for this event. There are sheets on the Narthex table which will instruct you on how to make the kits. Once you have assembled them there are bags under the Narthex table for them to go in. Once you have them in the bags, please place back into the same box. These kits will need to be in the box by Friday, March 28. Reminder the Fall Rally will be in Creston in August date to be announced. Please call Janice if you would like to have a ride.

Handy Helpers quilting meet this Tuesday and the third Tuesday of every month thru April.

Lenten meals will be served to confirmation students beginning with Ash Wednesday, March 5th at 5:30 pm. Please see sign up sheet in the Narthex if you are willing to help.

What better way to train a child than to give them an opportunity to join the fun for Cub Weeks at Camp Okoboji on July 13 - 19th. The Camp Auxiliary is giving away scholarships for a week at camp for children who will have completed grades 3-6 as of June 2014. The path is simple. Complete an application (available on Narthex table). Children need to be members of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. They must in their own words 100 or less tell our board why they would love to go to camp this year. If they are selected, the auxiliary will pay the cost to attend Cub Weeks. Applications must be received in the camp office no later than April 14, 2014. The board will then review the applications and make their selections. The children selected will be announced at the Camp's Annual Meeting that will be held April 26, 2014. They will be notified of their selection later and given the necessary information to complete their application to Cub Week.

On Saturday, April 5th at 9:00 am members of the Worship/Altar Committee will meet to clean and polish the altar ware & furnishings in the chancel. Cleaning supplies will be provided. Thank you in advance to those who are able to help with this project. Questions? Contact Janette.



Cancer: 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; Larry Davis;

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

Condolences: To the family of Melva Lee Goeglein who passed away this week.

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Bill Reidy; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman;  Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains;  Jace Zellmer; Don Harris; Paula Bowman;

Military: Aaron Hoogland; 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;