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posted May 27, 2011, 6:27 AM by Pastor Trinity


CHRISTOLOGICAL CREEDAL, CONFESSIONAL... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. Topics include: The Ascension of Christ, Mary Visits Elizabeth, Justin Martyr, The Athanasian Creed and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at 

New Children's Bible from CPH: Teach children about the Bible in a way like never before. Concordia Publishing House’s new release, The Story Bible, delivers beautiful life-like art combined with features not normally found in children’s Bibles such as discussion questions, learning activities, and prayers. The Story Bible is designed to engage children and to build a strong foundation in Christ. For ages 3-8. The church has a limited number of these books for sale at $20 on the narthex table. For more information or to see samples visit 

Vacation Bible School Volunteers Needed! Please mark your calendar for June 29th at 7pm. We will have a VBS planning meeting for all of you who want to help with this important mission project. VBS will be July 31-Aug 4 this year. 

VBS DATES: Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School (Big Jungle Adventure: A faith Journey with Jesus.) July 31- Aug. 4 from 6:15-8:15. Please consider how you might help with this event!!! More details to come! 


Building Healthy Families: Lutheran Family Service is blessed to experience the joy of helping those in need during difficult circumstances through our counseling services. Our counselors are trained to provide Christ centered, goal-directed therapy to help you manage your specific life challenges. Do not hesitate to contact your closest LFS office to set up an appointment with one of our counselors. We are here to help! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 

Devastating Missouri Tornados: If you are able to give NOW is the time to do so. You may use one of the envelopes on the Narthex table to give through the church or http:/ You may also give by mail: LCMS World Relief and Human Care Attn: Disaster Relief P.O. Box 66861 St. Louis MO 63166-6861 Or by phone: 888-930-4438       

We Care Kits (Mapleton Tornado Relief): Your help is needed! Please give to construct the kits that will be distributed to those who are in need in Mapleton. Your dontation can be made in the container at the back of the church. The kits contain various basic needs i.e. Bible, quilts, towels, washcloths, cooking pans, etc. 

Life Together

Now receive daily news eMail from Trinity! 1. Goto the church web page; 2. Click on "Subscribe to Daily eMail News Update" (Right below the weather box) 3. Enter you eMail address in blank box next to the mailbox. 4. Click on "Submit Query"; Now every day there's news you'll receive an email. 

Attendance Report: May 22, 2011 - 74; Holy Communion 69;

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

Trinity Lutheran Church news can be found on the church web page simply go to

This Week at Trinity

Sun May 29            Sixth Sunday of Easter (W)

                                8am                 Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                9:30am            Divine Service

                                11am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Mon May 30           Memorial Day

Tue May 31            The Visitation (W)

                                6:30am            Early Risers (McDonalds)

                                1:30pm            Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                                7pm                 Ladies Reading Group - A Little Book of Joy (FH)

Wed Jun 1              7:30pm            Elder's Meeting

Thu Jun 2                The Ascension of Our Lord (W)

Sun Jun 5                Seventh Sunday of Easter (W)

                                8am                 Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                                9am                 Divine Service

                                9:30am            Divine Service

                                11am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Volunteer Schedule

Sun May 29

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

Altar: Gene and Dorothy Cook, Pat Barkalow

Acolytes: Kessler Tomas, Calista Foglesong

Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman

Elder: Randy Roghair

Sun Jun 5

Altar: Mike and Janette Lang, Bev Braymen

Elder: Jim Hagen

Ushers: Norm Schroeder, Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Randy Ringsdorf

Finance: Dennis Brown, Norm Schroeder

Acolytes: Ushers

In Your Prayers

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa; Joplin, Mapleton, Lenox (tornados); Japan (earthquake, tsunami); Mapleton (Tornados);

Condolences: Family of Delma Haley (Friend of Mitzy);

Cancer: Amy Roan; Betty Crouse; Carol Henning; Curley (David) Stream; Don Sychra; Dorothy Decker; Kathrine Adams; Ray Nuzum; Robin Kemp;

Injury, Illness, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Dustin Morrison (Friend of Wardenburgs); Ed Stoll, heart attack; Greg Boros, heart transplant (husband of Melody Stoner's Niece); Joel Herzberg; Kaylee Hoepker; Kristin Cook; Rev. Blake Rickbile (Former Pastor of Deb Meltzer);

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;  Dr Oliver (Seminary in Tiawan); Ivan and Jennifer Rasch, Africa; Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa; Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa;

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), Afganistan; Eric Green (Husband of Beth Green nee Stoner), Afganistan; Joe Brown, (Grandson of Ellen Brown) Afganistan;

Shutins: Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase;Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;