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posted Sep 21, 2012, 8:27 AM by Jonathan Watt


TRUTH-CENTERED MISSION OUTREACH...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. This week's topics include: Angels, The Teachings & Practices of Mormonism, Environmentalism as Religion, The Fall of Jericho and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at 

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. 


Habitat for Humanity seeking a homeowner for a new house to be completed within the next year. Application and an interview available now. Encourage people in need of housing to make the call. Call Nancy 641 782-8597 or JoAnn 641-782-4522. Also for more information go to the Habitat for Humanity website at 

Life Quote: “All your sins—original sin that condemns even the seem­ingly innocent baby, sins of sex outside of marriage, the sin of having an abortion, the sin of leaving women in the helplessness and despair that leads to abor­tion (that’s the sin of all of us who haven’t done everything we could to help!)—all our sins were forgiven when Jesus reached out His arms for you on the cross. You are forgiven!” Carl C. Fickenschner II, associate professor of pastoral ministry and missions and dean of certification and pastoral education, Concordia Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · #2 

On October 6 from 9 AM to 12 noon Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a seminar dealing with grief and loss. All members of the community are invited to attend. There is no cost to the seminar. The seminar will be led by Toni Larson from Lutheran Family Services. For more information please talk to Pastor Watt. or 515-462-0566. 

Life Together

Attendance Report: 9/16 - 104;

Altar Flowers: The flowers on the altar today are in memory of David "Curly" Stream. They have been given by Pat Stream and family.

There will be a special election on September 30 in the sanctuary immediately following the worship service. The congregation will nominate one layperson as possible delegate to the national convention to be submitted to the circuit counselor by October 5. 

Happy Birthday! There will be a congregation member birthday party on October 14 at 3 PM. Please come and enjoy the fun. More information will be coming soon. 

The annual meeting of the Worship/Altar Committee will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11. Pastor Watt will present training at this meeting. This meeting is for all present members and all who may be interested in learning about the work of this committee. We are in need of more members, and would like you to consider this opportunity to learn about serving our Lord. For more information contact Janette Lang (782-7922) or Pastor Watt. 

LWML Sunday will be celebrated this year on October 7. We are grateful for God's work among the women of our congregation and we will celebrate with materials written by Rev. Matthew Harrison the President of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. 

Talk to Pastor Watt if you would be willing to take pictures of members for the church database. (515)462-0566 or 

Thanks to Devon Peterson for building the new play platforms in the preschool playground. A job well done for his Eagle Scout. 

The Lutheran Witness: The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod's magazine is now available online. Go to to create an account today. The cost is $22 for the online only addition or $3.99 if you currently receive your Witness through the church. Enjoy free online access to the entire September issue, "The State of the Synod". See why The Lutheran Witness is more than a magazine. 

The Student Financial Aid Committee is pleased to announce that scholarships in the amount of $500 are available for any student from a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation in Iowa District West who is currently a full time student at one of the synodical universities. This scholarship is for non-church work students (provided by the District’s Kouhns Endowment). To apply for these funds, request a DISTRICT FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION from the Concordia University Financial Aid Office, complete the upper portion of the application, and ask the Financial Aid Office to send it to: Pastor David P. Loeschen 500 N. 24th St. Denison, Iowa 51442 

You can now access the church directory online! You can also update your church database information. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you want to get access. Call, eMail or in person. (515)462-0566 or

This Week at Trinity

Sun Sep 23           Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

                             8:00am            Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                             9:30am            Divine Service (HC)

                             11:00am          Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Sep 24          Pastor's Day Off

                             7:00pm            Life Light Bible Study - Matthew Part 2 

Tue Sep 25           6:30am            Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                             1:30pm            Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                             1:30pm            Life Light Bible Study - Matthew Part 2 

Wed Sep 26          6:00pm            Confirmation Class 

                             7:30pm            Board of Education (FH) 

                             7:30pm            Board of Trustees (FH) 

Thu Sep 27           9:30am            Preschool Pastor Time 

                             1:30pm            Preschool Pastor Time 

Sun Sep 30           Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

                             8:00am            Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                             9:30am            Divine Service 

                             10:30am          Special Voters Meeting for Nomination of Synod Delegate

                             11:00am          Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                             12:00pm          Trinity Teacher's Meetings

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Megan Anderson;

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener, Brain Tumor);

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); 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;

Serving This Week

Sun Sep 23

Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair

Finance: Jay Bocart, Chuck Bowman

Organist: Sharon Eklund

Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

Elder: Karl Peterson

Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas

Sun Sep 30                                                    

Ushers: Jay Bochart, Adam Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair

Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

Pianist: Julie Lang

Elder: Karl Peterson

Acolytes: Kessler Tomas; Sam Chapman