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posted Jul 12, 2012, 12:52 PM by Jonathan Watt


LUTHERAN BIBLE STUDY...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. This week's topics include: Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand, Ruth, Elijah, Ezekiel, Joseph and more. You can listen on-demand at 

Please join our missionary Rev. Dan Vogel for a free webinar on July 26 at 1pm for Rural Hispanic Outreach. Contact our office ahead of time to receive the invitation links or if you have questions. Thank you! LIVE AUDIENCE OPTION!!! If you live in the Concordia, MO area, and you prefer to be part of our live audience, you can join us at Biltz Hall in Conference Room B on the campus of Saint Paul Lutheran High School, Concordia, MO. Please plan to arrive a few minutes before 1pm. If you have questions, call our office at 888-463-5127 or visit our website at . 

Vacation Bible school: Help Make the Desert! If you have any of the needed items for decorating for VBS please bring to the fellowship hall by Wed. July 18th as that will be the night we will begin to put things together to create our "desert". All help is welcome around 6:30! 

Vacation Bible School: "Amazing Desert Journey" -this year's Vacation Bible School is only weeks away! (July 29-Aug 2) See how you can help either with planning or the actual event or both!! Look for the sign up sheet in the narthex to see where your talents are needed! The decorating committee is looking for the following items to borrow for VBS: colorful pillows, colorful rugs of any shape or size, LED strings of lights, palm tree-real or artificial, pottery, fabrics-striped or colorful with varying textures, baskets, painting canvas, canvas bags, burlap, and butcher paper-white or brown. Any questions please see Cindy Nelson or Waunita Watt. Please have any items to the fellowship hall by July 18 or before. 

Vacation Bible school: Snacks! There are some specific snack materials that are needed for the "marketplace munchie" station at VBS. This station will help reinforce the lesson for the day. Clean water will be part of the mission project so we'll be asking for the smaller bottles of water for the kids to drink instead of Kool-Aid this year. Check out the sign up sheet in the narthex. Items are also needed for the Sunday night cookout the first night of VBS. 


2012 Military Family Retreat (Part of Operation Barnabus) September 21-23 at Camp Okiboji. This retreat is for all military families who have recently had a family member return form deployment. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you know of a military family that would benefit from this retreat. There are flyers on the narthex table. 

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 or in Pastor's mail slot by his office.

Habitat for Humanity seeking homeowner for nearly completed house with two bedrooms. 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 

Life Quote: “Children need to see father and mother not competing with one another, but complimentary of each other. ‘Two are better than one … though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken’ (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12). God, a man, and a woman. This ‘threefold cord’ is for the benefit of all—including children and grandchildren!” Linda D. Bartlett, – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

The campers attending Youth Week at Camp Okoboji are once again creating and sending military care packages to the service men and women from Iowa District West congregations. The youth will sort the items, assemble the packages and prepare them for shipment as a servant project while at Camp. If you know of any military personnel from your congregation that are actively serving in IRAQ or AFGHANISTAN (no U.S. base addresses), please forward their name and complete APO address to Julie Harne at no later than Friday, July 20. Please make certain that the addresses are current and accurate so packages are not returned stateside as undeliverable. 

The Christian Care Fund has received more donations for tornado victims. Please submit your request to help someone you know who has suffered a tornado loss. There are funds available for non-tornado related requests also. Find the forms on the narthex table or talk to Pastor Watt 

Life Together

Attendance Report: 7/8:71; HC:70 

There will be a voter's meeting today after Bible Class in the Fellowship Hall. 

Justin Whitmore will be ordained into the holy ministry and installed as Pastor of Clarinda Immanuel and Shenandoah Trinity Lutheran Church, Today, July 15, 3:00, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 713 Church Street, Shenandoah, IA. Your congregation is invited to attend this celebration! 

Join Brad and Jennifer (Kruse) Coffman for a Baby Shower on July 21, 1pm (hostesses are Jen's two aunts and sister-in-law) in the Trinity Fellowship Hall. Although cards are nice, they are only read once or twice. A book is a treasure that lasts forever. So instead of a card to be put aside, please give the baby a storybook with your name and wishes inside. The congregation is invited! 

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

About the Internet. The internet is a handy way to get information about our congregation but, it isn't the only source. Important announcements are also printed in the bulletin. Please feel free to call or text pastor Watt anytime about scheduled events. (515)462-0566. 

Trinity Lutheran Church is on Social Media! Follow Trinity on Twitter: Become a fan on Facebook: Don't forget Trinity's Web page at  

Bulletin Announcement pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Bulletin Announcements" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested announcements will not be repeated. 

Young men attending Iowa State University in the Fall of 2012: Beta Sigma Psi, the National Lutheran Fraternity, is offering three $1500 scholarships for Lutheran men attending ISU this fall. There is no obligation to join in order to be eligible. Please visit to apply online, and contact Beta Sigma Psi at or call at 515.259.0302 with any questions. 

Thank You! For all your care and concern for our family during this very difficult time at the loss of Waunita's father and mother. We are very blessed to be a part of the Trinity family. Your prayers and concerns and support were a source of strength for all of us. Pastor, Waunita, Joshua, Kristin, Miciah and Hannah Watt.

At Trinity This Week

Sun Jul 15     Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

                        Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                        8:00am          Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                        9:30am          Divine Service

                        11:00am       Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                        11:30am       Voter's Meeting

                        3:00pm          Ordination and Installation of Justin Whitmore

                                                Trinity Lutheran Church, 713 Church Street, Shenandoah, IA

Mon Jul 16    Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jul 17     6:30am          Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                        1:30pm          Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


Wed Jul 18    11:00am       Habitat for Humanity Meeting

Sat Jul 21      1:00pm          Brad and Jennifer (Kruse) Coffman Baby Shower

Sun Jul 22     Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

                        Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                        8:00am          Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                        9:30am          Divine Service (HC)

                        11:00am       Sunday School Adult Bible Class

In Your Prayers

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

Near Death: Frances Bird;  

Cancer: Jerry Monday (coworker of Bryon Bilderback); Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz); Megan Anderson;

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Waldean Hargis (hospitalized);

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair) Bootcamp; 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 at Trinity

Sun Jul 15                           

                Organist: Sharon Eklund

                Altar: Jean Stoll, Radine Ward, Marti Williams

                Acolytes: Ushers

                Elder: Jim Nelson

                Ushers: Randy Ehm, Bob Eklund, Dave Dorey, Ed Ehm

                Finance: Randy Ehm, Ed Ehm

Sun Jul 22           

                Organist: Sharon Eklund

                Altar: Jean Stoll, Radine Ward, Marti Williams

                Acolytes: Ushers

                Elder: Jim Nelson

                Ushers: Randy Ehm, Bob Eklund, Dave Dorey, Ed Ehm

                Finance: Randy Ehm, Ed Ehm