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The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Announcements: September 28, 2014

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This Week at Trinity

Sun Sep 28
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS/Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service/HC
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS/Bible Class
  • 2:00 pm Circuit Forum
Mon Sep 29
  • Pastor’s Day Off
  • 6:30 pm LifeLight Bible Study
Tue Sep 30
  • 6:30 am Early Risers
  • 1:30 pm LifeLight Bible Study
Wed Oct 1
  • 6:00 pm Confirmation Class
  • 7:30 pm Board of Elders
Thu Oct 2
  • 9:45 am Preschool Chapel
  • 1:45 pm Preschool Chapel
Sat Oct 4
  • Zone LWML Rally
Sun Oct 5
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service/HC
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS/Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS/Bible Class

  • Cancer: Al Davis; Duane Dunhan; Grace Weese; Jeff Bierle; Kenny Goeglein; Lisa Britt; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Paula Bowman; Randy Porter; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris; Wes Keeler;
  • Condolences: Family of Chris Moore (Friend of Marti Williams) Killed in helicopter accident.
  • General: Prayers for the Life Team in our congregation. Prayers for the opening of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Creston. The persecuted church, especially in Iraq; We pray for those in our community in need to assisted by our Christian Care Fund. We pray that God would continue to lead people to work in His Church as Pastors and Teachers.
  • IIS&R: Danna Rain: Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman; Helen Terry; Jace Zellmer; Marie Burmeister; Ruth Lyons (Friend of Joy Brown) had a stroke; Tricia Niehaus (Niece of Kathy Dryden) Suffers from Cystic fibrosis and maybe going through a transplant.
  • Military: "Dark Horse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines involved in heavy fighting in Afghanistan with many men lost; Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman; 
  • Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver, Seminary Professor in Taiwan; Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa; Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa;
  • Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg; and Luke Watt;
  • Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Freida Porter, Lonny Riley

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

Bible Sticks for the military chaplains to share with our troops from all branches of the service. We are once again collecting funds during the month of October to support this ministry. Please place your donations in the collection plate and mark for the “Military BibleSticks.” 

Linda Bartlett Presents:
“The Failure of Sex Education in the Church. 
Mistaken Identity, Compromised Purity”
October 12th at 2:00 pm 
Trinity Lutheran Church—Fellowship Hall
Please read Linda’s extensive work to bring information to parents and their children on leading sexually pure lives as taught to us in the Bible. Linda has researched both secular and Biblical information to present the truth in love about the sexual movement in our country. Please take this opportunity to listen and respond to the findings as Linda presents them. After Linda presents her book there will be a panel of clergy along with Linda who will answer your questions. 
Linda’s book is available at Amazon and you can find more information on this subject at Linda Barlett’s website:

Attendance          Sunday, September 28th-91; C-6

Life Together

  • Amber Townsend has joined the Mount Ayr school committee to help raise funds for the elementary school to purchase new gym equipment and other needs not covered in the schools budget. On Sunday, October 5th at 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm they are putting on a Beggar's Bash. Business, churches, and individuals in the community decorate a table at Lewis Park and pass out candy, pencils or anything that you would like to about 800 kids that come out in their Halloween costumes. If you are interested in helping with a Trinity Table please contact Amber at Tables will be provided. Thank you for your time. Amber Townsend. 
  • Ladies of Trinity Lutheran: Are you craving something sweet? Join us for a rich and satisfying Sweet Retreat! Speaker and author Deb Burma will tickle your taste buds for God's Word, packaged in an assortment of chocolaty sessions where you will find "comfort food" for your soul! Savor a time of refreshing fellowship and enjoy fistfuls of fun-all in one deliciously-fulfilling event! Please save the date - Saturday, November 8, 2014! You won't want to miss the opportunity to attend a half-day Women's Retreat sponsored by LWML - Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines (need NOT be an LWML member at attend). Registration forms and more information are on the Narthex Table in both locations. 
  • LWML Items to be collected for the fall meeting on October 4th are eye glasses and plastic grocery bags. 
  • Office Assistant office hours are changing. Beginning September 29, Waunita will be in the church office from 9-12am and 1-2pm Monday-Friday. 
  • We are in need of one or two people who would be interested in teaching school for the pre-k/k age group in Creston. As Christians we are called upon to teach the path of salvation to all. This could be a starting point for anyone who would like to see if teaching is one of their gifts. If this sounds like something you would like to do contact Deb Melzer. 
  • You are invited to an Oktoberfest celebration for the dedication of the new Lutheran Family Service Ministry Center at 230 9th Avenue North, Fort Dodge on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 11:30 am - Noon Fellowship & Refreshments; Noon - 1:00 pm Brief Program including Annual meeting, Re-dedication of the building and lunch. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Visiting, refreshments, music, kids & adult games, LFS ministry learning posts and tours of the building. 
  • ANNUAL ALTAR GUILD MEETING will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary with Pastor Watt. Please make every effort to attend this important meeting. Anyone interested in learning how we serve the Lord in this way please feel free to attend. There is no obligation to become a member of the Guild. Please contact Janette Lang (782-7922) or Pastor Watt with any questions or concerns. 


  • “The world says, ‘All life is not equal,’ but God says, ‘All life I made.’ The devil says, ‘All life is not equal,’ but God says, ‘All life I love.’ The flesh says, ‘All life is not equal,’ but God says, ‘All life I desire be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth.’” Rev. Christopher Esget, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Virginia – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 
  • Building Healthy Families: LFS counselors meet every day with couples whose marriages are in jeopardy because of conflict over how to manage finances. Research indicates that financial problems are the number one contributor to divorce. Safeguard your marriage today before problems develop by getting on the same page with your spouse about your finances: work together to set financial goals; develop a budget for monthly saving, giving, and spending; save to buy what you need or want instead of impulsively buying on credit and creating debt. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa, 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; PH 515-251-4900 


  • CHRISTOLOGICAL, CREEDAL, CONFESSIONAL ....Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: Misquoted Bible Passages, Pop American Christianity, Noah & the Flood, The Mass, St. Michael & All Angels and more. You can listen on-demand at 
  • NEW APOLOGETICS RESOURCE --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO The apostles Peter and Paul (Philippians 1:17; 1 Peter 3:15) inspired by the Holy Spirit proclaim that all Christians should be prepared to give an “apologia,” a defense of The Living Hope Jesus Christ. Begin or expand your “defense” through our new “Apologetics Boot Camp 101” beginning Monday, Oct 3rd at 2pm CT on Cross Defense. This program will air the first of every month on Cross Defense and feature guests Dr. John Warwick Montgomery and Craig Parton. Find it at 

LWML—In Gathering items for the LWML Fall Rally will be School Kits. The Fall Rally will be held at the Creston location on October 4, 2014 in the fellowship hall. The bags for the School Kits are located under the narthex table in the box marked “LWML” in Creston. Also on the narthex table is a list of the items for the School Kits please take one. If you would like to provide one, several or all on the list LWML ladies would appreciate those donations as well. Please see Janice Nook if you would like to give a cash donation for items to be purchased. All the ladies are welcome to participate. There will be bags and School Kits sheets available in the Mt Ayr location. For the Mt Ayr location please place the filled bags or items collected in Pastor’s Transfer box to come over to Creston. Any questions please contact Janice Nook. 

Serving At Trinity

Sep 28
  • Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund
Serving in September:
  • (CR) Elder: Mike Lang
  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Ushers: Dave Dory; Mike Lang
  • (CR) Finance: Dennis Brown; Joyce Kruse
  • (CR) Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman
Serving in October:
  • (CR) Elder: Jim Nelson
  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen
  • (CR) Ushers: Dennis Brown; Ed Tomas; Eric Eklund;Randy Roghair
  • (CR) Finance: Jim Nelson; Eric & Gina Eklund
  • (CR) Altar: Pat Barkalow; Gene & Dorothy Cook