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The Third Sunday after Epiphany Announcements: January 25, 2015

posted Jan 23, 2015, 10:24 AM by Waunita Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Jan 25      

  • National Lutheran Schools Week
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS / Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service/Preschool Children Presenting for LSW
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS / Bible Class
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Adult Instruction Class

Mon Jan 26 

  • Pastor’s Day Off

Tue Jan 27 

  • 6:30 pm (CR) Early Risers

Wed Jan 28 

  • 6:00 pm (CR) Confirmation Class
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Life Team Meeting

Thu Jan 29 

  • 9:45 am (CR) Preschool Chapel
  • 1:45 pm (CR) Preschool Chapel

Sun Feb 1 

  • 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
  • 12:00 am (CR) Voter’s Meeting
  • 7:00 pm (CR) Adult Instruction Class

The Voter’s Meeting for this Sunday has been rescheduled to February 1st due to our Celebration of Lutheran Schools Week today. Please join us next Sunday for this voter’s meeting.

 Prayers

  • Cancer: Al Davis; Christi Appelhause; Dale Hagen; Dale Kirk; Dale McGinnis; Duane Dunham; Grace Weese; Jamie Boos; Jeff Bierle; Kenny Goeglein; Linda Hasstedt grandmother of Katie, Nick and Kayla Davidson; Lisa Britt; Mady Henson; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris; Wes Keeler;
  • Condolences: Family of Dorothy Decker (Joy Brown's Aunt); Marvin Wissink (Father of Vicki Sickels); The family Eldon Ray; Family of Wayne Bangert:
  • General: Prayers for the opening of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Creston. The persecuted church, especially in Iraq; We pray for all those who diligently serve this congregation with their talents. We pray for our neighbors that we may assist them in every need. We pray that God would continue to lead people to work in His Church as Pastors and Teachers.
  • IIS&R: Cade Schroeder diagnosed with Leukemia (Great Nephew of Norm and Linda); Danna Rains; Gailen Foreman; Helen Terry; Marie Burmeister; Velma Lorenz; Bertha Jensen;
  • Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman;
  • Missions: Concordia Mission Society;  Dr Oliver;  James and Christel Neuendorf;  Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa;  Pastor Dennis Konkel;  Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family; Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family;
  • 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;

Please mark on your calendars the Sunday of February 8, 2015 as our special Mission Festival Our guest speaker will be Reverend Joel Fritsche, who will be a missionary in the Dominican Republic and who we are currently sponsoring. Come and meet Reverend Fritsche, and his wife, Clarion and their 3 young sons. Our service times will remain the same with Mount Ayr at 8:00 am and Trinity at 9:45 am. During the Bible Class hour from 11:00 - 12:00 Reverend Fritsche will share what it is like being a missionary/church planter in the Dominican Republic. A pot luck will follow at 12:00 in the fellowship hall. A free will offering will be taken for Reverend Fritsche and his family. We hope to see all of you there.                          ~The Mission Committee.

 Life Together

  • Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have been designated Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2015, to direct them. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide grant funding to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Preschool. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.
  • Hats and mittens will be collected through Feb 15th. Please put donations in black and white bag in the Narthex.
  • LifeLight Bible Study will resume on Monday, Feb 9 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 10th at 1:30 p.m. You may attend either session as the same material will be presented both days. The session will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a friend. We will begin to study the last half of the book of Exodus beginning with Chapter 20. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang.
  • Nodaway Valley Ministerial Association Theological Convocation February 20-21 Hotel Greenfield. Dr. William Brownsberger who is the Dean of Academics at Conception Seminary (Roman Catholic) near Maryville, MO. Cost will be 45. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved. Registration and dinner will begin at 5:30 pm Friday evening.
  • Please mark on your calendars the Sunday of February 8, 2015 as our special Mission Festival Our guest speaker will be Reverend Joel Fritsche, who will be a missionary in the Dominican Republic and who we are currently sponsoring. Come and meet Reverend Fritsche, and his wife, Clarion and their 3 young sons. Our service times will remain the same with Mount Ayr at 8:00 am and Trinity at 9:45 am. During the Bible Class hour from 11:00 - 12:00 Reverend Fritsche will share what it is like being a missionary/church planter in the Dominican Republic. A pot luck will follow at 12:00 in the fellowship hall. A free will offering will be taken for Reverend Fritsche and his family. We hope to see all of you there. The Mission Committee.
  • SAVE THE DATE! Camp Okoboji will be 75 years old this year. The Walther League was instrumental in buying the camp, so… A WALTHER LEAGUE REUNION will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Camp Okoboji, where it all began. More details will be shared in the coming months. Plan now to attend. Your ideas are welcome—contact Janet Askew, Adair (641-740-0200) or Lois Hanusa, Council Bluffs (712-325-4378).
  • VBS Dates have been set. Creston: July 5-9th; Mount Ayr: July 19-23rd. The Board of Education asks you to save these dates when making your summer plans. Thank you.
  • We want to thank everyone at Trinity and especially Pastor Watt for the many many prayers offered for Ethan Bulgrin during his short life which began on March 1, 2013 and ended on December 29, 2014. The family cannot express enough how much the prayers and concerns meant during all of this time and especially during the very difficult day when the Lord chose little Ethan to come and live with Him in heaven. Thank again for so much care and support. Dave and Maggie Dory
  • Stewardship: Mark 1:14-15  Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God,  15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." To repent means to turn away from sins and our former way of thinking and turn toward belief in God and His Gospel of grace and mercy. The whole Christian life is one of repentance and faith – where is God calling you to repent today? How is He calling you to deeper faith?

Mercy

  • Building Healthy Families: Do you remember as a child being told to “act your age”? Isn’t it great to know that when we get old, we don’t have to do that anymore? Even though getting older is frequently accompanied by a multitude of aches, pains, and worries, don’t forget to take time to play. Someone once said, “The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.” What will you do to “play” and enjoy the life God has given you this week? Lutheran Family Service; 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; 515-251-4900.
  • January 25 Life Quote: “Roe is a radical decision and a legally indefensible one. But what really makes Roe unbearably wrong is its consequences. The result of Roe and Doe has been the legally authorized killing of nearly sixty million Americans since 1973. Roe v. Wade authorized unrestricted private violence against human life on an almost unimaginable scale, and did so, falsely, in the name of the Constitution.” Michael Stokes Paulsen, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life • www.lutheransforlife.org

Witness

  • EXPERT GUESTS, EXPANSIVE TOPICS, EXTOLLING CHRIST...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:  Jesus and the Little Children, Infant Communion, Repentance, The Supreme Court & Same-Sex Marriage and more.  You can listen to what you want when you want at www.issuesetc.org.
  • Gideons will be making a 10-15min presentation to the Adult Bible Class at on Febuary 15.

 


 

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