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posted Sep 18, 2012, 6:00 AM by Jonathan Watt


"To help create successful, independent children in a safe Christian setting." Trinity Lutheran Preschool is a gift from God. Please help by volunteering for this important ministry. You will find a Preschool Event Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet in the sign-up book on the narthex table. Look for the yellow tab marked "Preschool". Some events that you could help with:

·         Monday, August 27 Parent Night, 5:45 PM to 8 PM;

·         Sunday, October 28 Harvest Celebration, 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM;

·         Sunday, December 16 Christmas Program, 1:15 PM to 4 PM;

·         Sunday, January 27 Lutheran schools week Congregational concert 9 AM to 11 AM;

·         Sunday, February 17 Father's Night, 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM;

·         Sunday, April 21 Mother's Tea Party 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM;

·         Thursday, May Graduation, 16 4 PM to 9 PM.

EQUIPPING THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS…Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week’s topics include: The Apocrypha, Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son, Entering the Promised Land, Jonah, Matthew, and more. You can listen on-demand at


Building Healthy Families: Worry. Stress. Anxiety. Each of these pull at the corner of our mind until we begin to doubt the promises of God. When you find yourself fretting, stop - and remember God’s Living Word, written for you: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your heart and mind as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900.

Habitat for Humanity seeking homeowner a new house with up to three 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. Also for more information go to the Habitat for Humanity website at

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: September 9, 2012: 94

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Mark your calendar! 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.

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.

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 District 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 16                  Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

                                      Creston Hot Air Balloon Days

                                      Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                                      8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                      9:30am                  Divine Service 

                                      11:00am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Sep 17                Pastor's Day Off

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

Tue Sep 18                  6:30am                  Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                      9:00am                  Handy Helpers

                                      1:30pm                  Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


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

Wed Sep 19                9:30am                  Circuit Winkle - St. John, Clarinda

                                      6:00pm                  F.L.O.C.K. 

                                      6:00pm                  Confirmation Class 

                                      7:30pm                  Board of Missions (FH)

Thu Sep 20                 9:30am                  Preschool Pastor Time 

                                      1:30pm                  Preschool Pastor Time 

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

Serving at Trinity

Sun Sep 16

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

Finance: Jay Bocart, Chuck Bowman

Pianist: Julie Lang

Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

Acolytes: Devon Peterson; Cassidy Riley

Elder: Karl Peterson

Sun Sep 23

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

Finance: Jay Bocart, Chuck Bowman

Altar: Chuck and Paula Bowman

Elder: Karl Peterson

Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas

In Your Prayers

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

Birth: Brenna Coffman born to Brad and Jennifer (Kruse) Coffman;

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;