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THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY February 12, 2012

posted Feb 14, 2012, 12:06 PM by Jonathan Watt

Witness

If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt 

Kids kindergarten through 4th grade: Join the FLOCK (Fellowship & Love Offered to Christ's Kids) at 6:00 on the Third Wednesday of every month. We'll learn of Jesus' love and forgiveness through games, crafts, fellowship and fun! At this time, we'll meet just once a month on the third Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you in October! (Questions, please contact Julie Lang or Tammy Hudson) 

Word for Today Devotions are available by phone. Call (901) 328-7672. Regular long distance charges apply. 

LifeLight begins Monday, Feb 20 (7pm) and Tuesday, Feb 21 (1:30pm). We will study Matthew, part one. For information and lesson material, see Janette or Mike Lang. Please join us for this study of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 

THE FAITH ONCE FOR ALL DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen to teachings on subjects like: Jesus Foretells His Death, The Transfiguration, Saint Valentine, Reformer Philip Melanchton, Aquila, Priscilla, Apollos and more. You can listen to what you want when you at www.issuesetc.org. 

What is Apologetics? Defending the faith. Now available for purchase $10 for the whole set. Find these CDs in the Trinity Bookstore in the fellowship hall. Topics: "Introduction to Apologetics" "Why Defend the Christian Faith?" "Answering the Objections of Unbelievers" and "Testing the Truth Claims of Christianity" Talk to Pastor Watt if you have questions. 


Mercy

Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office. Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or dchapman@careinitiatives.org 

Building Healthy Families: As you express and share your love with family members and your special someone on Valentine’s Day this week, remember to also spend some time with your perfect true love. God is love (1 John 4:16). God is the author of love (1 John 4:8). His perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18). God demonstrated his unconditional love by sending his son, Jesus Christ, to sacrifice his life for us (Romans 5:8). Now that is true love! Happy Valentine’s Day! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515-251-4900) 

Christian Care: Trinity has established a Christian Care fund to help people in our communities who are in need. Our Thanksgiving offering will be used to fund this account (use your Thanksgiving envelope). You may also give to the fund at any time simply use one of the Christian Care Fund envelopes on the narthex table. Any member of Trinity may request a gift for anyone in need. Find forms for requests on the Narthex table. 

Report from The Christian Care Committee: As of January 18, 2 requests have been approved and 2 families helped; $200 was given to help with groceries and $500 given to a family to help with transportation and lodging to visit a sick family member. The Christian Care Fund receives donations from the congregation at any time. There are envelopes on the narthex table. Use either the "Thanksgiving" envelopes or the "Designated Offering" (write "Christian Care Fund" ) Don't forget to write your envelope number on them. 

Daffodil Days: Help fight cancer! Order your daffodils now through February 22. Call Betty Wallace (641) 782-2677 or Pat Butcher (641)782-5776. Flowers will be delivered for Daffodil Days March 12-16. You can also find an order form in the signup book on the narthex table. 

HUSH deer distribution has started up again. Please spread the word to stop by the First Presbyterian Church Thursday’s from 4-6pm. No eligibility requirements, just sign your name & give the number of people in your household. Last year more than 16 thousand pounds were given out to the needy of SW Iowa. So far in the past seven weeks more than six thousand pounds has been distributed. 

Life Quote: “Humanity is very gifted at comparing the values of various objects, but we must not carry over that pride into the judgment of life. We don’t get to be life connoisseurs, claiming to know what life is worth trying—and what life is not. Children with disabilities will know life differently than you and I, but their lives are not worth less than our own.” Lucy Lefever, Capitol Resource Institute – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · www.lutheransforlife.org

Please remember to bring a few items for the Creston food bank next week. The mission board has designate the third Sunday of every month as 'Caring for Your Neighbor' Sunday. 

The current Habitat for Humanity Project House is available. If anyone knows of someone who would be in need of housing please contact pr. Watt. The house has two bedrooms. Habitat for Humanity of Union County will consider all applicatants according to their regular guidelines. 

 

Life Together

Attendance Report: February 5, 2012: 58

Worship Attendance Stats for 2011: Average Weekly Attendance: 98.7 Holy Communion: 72.76; Highest weekly: 152 (Easter Sunday) 

Don’t forget fill out your attendance cards. Please don't forget to put the date on the card. Put the name of all in attendance on the front and all those taking communion on the back. 

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. 

Prayer Request pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Prayer Requests" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested prayer request will be repeated for three (3) Sundays. 

The Junior and Senior Youth groups will meet for bowling this afternoon at  1pm at Panther Lanes.

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 http://epsilon.betasigmapsi.org/recruits/scholarship.php to apply online, and contact Beta Sigma Psi at betasigscholarship@iastate.edu or call at 515.259.0302 with any questions. 


In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Dana Austin; (Mother of Dane Wardenburg's Girlfriend); Francis Bird; Jaque Claubaugh (niece of Paula Bowman); Jeanne Herzberg; Jennifer Winners; Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz); Kara (classmate of Hannah Watt); Melinda Skellenger; Sheryl Peterson (Mother of Troy);

Illness, Injury, Surgery or Recovering: Brea Adams; Brenda Cook; (Non malignant brain tumor); Chuck Lang; Loretta Furgeson (Mother of Waunita Watt); Olivia Hoopland;

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), returning to Afghanistan; 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 Feb 12

            Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg

            Ushers: John Wolfe, Eddie Tomas, Eric EkLund, Jim Nelson

            Elder: Phil Wardenburg

            Pianist: Julie Lang

            Acolytes: Cali Fogelsong, Caitlyn Bargstadt

Sun Feb 19

            Organist: Sharon Eklund

            Acolytes: Ashley Bargstadt, Devon Peterson

            Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg

            Ushers: John Wolfe, Eddie Tomas, Eric EkLund, Jim Nelson

            Elder: Phil Wardenburg 

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