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posted Jul 6, 2012, 8:15 AM by Jonathan Watt


"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.

CONTENDING FOR TRUTH IN AN AGE OF ANTI-TRUTH...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: Christ's Fulfillment of the Law, Arguments for the Existence of God, The Christian Conscience, Joash Repairs the Temple and more. You can listen at your convenience at

Five easy lessons!  That's all it takes to have a meaningful bible study in your home.  It's easy.  You supply the location and the time and the people, Pastor Watt provides the content.  Contact Pastor Watt.

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

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 recieve 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

SACRED MUSIC FOR THE WORLD...You can listen to the best of the Church's music 24/7 at You'll hear hymns like "Thy Strong Word," "The Church's One Foundation," "Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart," "God's Own Child I Gladly Say It," "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less" and more. You can also listen on mobile devices like an iPhone, iPad and an Android phone.

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.


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.

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

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.

Life Quote: “One of the major signs of decadence in the Roman Empire was that its unwanted babies were exposed, that is, abandoned to die. Can we claim that Western society is any less decadent because it consigns its unwanted babies to the hospital incinerator instead of the local rubbish dump? Reverence for human life is an indispensable characteristic of a humane and civilized society.” John Stott, English Christian leader and Anglican cleric – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

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 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. Find the forms on the narthex table or talk to pastor Watt.

Life Together

Attendance: 7-1: 84;

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 pastor Watt anytime about scheduled events. (515)462-0566.

Flowers on the altar are given by Pastor, Waunita, Joshua, Kristin, Miciah and Hannah Watt in Memory of Clarence and Loretta Ferguson and Everett Watt

Join Brad and Jennifer (Kruse) Coffman for a Baby Shower on July 21, 1pm 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!

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

Stewardship This Week: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10: Being an exceptional steward of all of life and life’s resources is a challenge that very few, if any, people can achieve on their own. But St. Paul reminds us that he could rejoice in weaknesses and other difficulties because when he was weak by Christ’s power he was strong. By Christ’s power we are also equipped to become better stewards (managers) of all that God entrusts to us.

In Your Prayers

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

Near Death: Frances Bird; 

Thanksgiving: Clint and Christi Brown (Son of Dennis Brown) marriage and confirmation; 

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

Military: Aaron (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; 

This Week at Trinity

Sun Jul 8            Sixth 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 

                            1:30pm              Retirement Reception for Rev. Larry Boye

                                                        Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1614 P Ave.,

                                                        Clarinda, IA

Mon Jul 9          Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jul 10         6:30am              Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                            1:30pm              Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                            5:30pm              Habitat for Humanity Meeting (FH) 

                            6:30pm              Preschool Board

Wed Jul 11        1:30pm              Naomi Circle (FH) 

                            7:30pm              Church Council Meeting (FH) 

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