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The Third Sunday After Epiphany (January 27, 2013)

posted Jan 25, 2013, 3:10 PM by Jonathan Watt


CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE CONFESSIONAL LUTHERAN...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL. This week's teachings include: Movie Reviews, Communion Distribution Hymns, Jesus Heals Many, The Parable of the Sower and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at              

 LifeLight will begin Monday, February 18. We will be studying 1st & 2nd Samuel. Classes will be held Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. The same lesson will be presented by Mike Lang each day. Please join us as we study God working to fulfill the promise of a Savior through King David. For information see Mike or Janette Lang or Pastor Watt.            

 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 forhead 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.                     

YOUR LUTHERAN RADIO STATION KFUO LAUNCHES NEWS PROGRAM…World Lutheran News(WLN) Digest launches Saturday, January 26 at 9:30am CST, a weekly thirty minute concise, reliable source of timely news for the global Lutheran Church. The WLN Digest Minute is broadcast daily at 5:04pm and 8:24am CST via our stream and mobile apps. Worldwide wherever you are, live, on-demand and archived. Check us out! Like and follow us on Facebook.


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 of Iowa (515) 251-4900                 

Fresh deer meat in 2 lb. pkgs will be available for anyone. Every Thursday beginning December 6, 4-6 pm at the First Presbyterian Church (Sponsored by FPC Deacon’s).         

 Life Quote January 27 “The Father of Life says, ‘Choose Life. Your worth is not determined by what you can no longer do, but rather by how much you are worth in My sight. I have sent My Son for you.’ … The worth of life to the true God of Life is greater than can be measured by human standards and is seen distinctly on a cross and in an empty tomb. Each of us is reminded by the Word of the true God of Life, ‘My times are in your hand’ (Psalm 31:15a).” Pastor Paul Sajban, The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Windom, Minnesota – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·              

There will be up pie auction in the Trinity Fellowship Hall on January 31, 2013 for Rheanna Miller. Please watch for more information to come.                 

Want Some Help to Make a Stronger Marriage? Lutheran Family Service can help. Visit for tools and contact information to help you with the hard task of keeping your marriage on the right track.

Life Together

Attendance Report: Sunday, January 20th-72

Youth Group Valentine Dinner Fundraiser: Everyone is invited, February 10 at 6 PM to the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall for a Valentine dinner. The cost per ticket is $15. The menu includes lasagna, garlic bread, tossed salad, special treat for dessert, iced tea, lemonade and water. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to send our senior youth to youth gatherings this summer. Please RSVP 641-344-6178 by February 3.

2013 offering envelopes are now available on the narthex table. Please let Kevin Kruse no if you did not receive a box and would like to have one.

A "Thank you" to everyone for the birthday cards, birthday wishes and to those who attended the party. It was a GOOD day - Warren Kruse   

Administration: 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.          

Administration: 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.          

Please note: Ushers for Feburary are Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Bruce Herzberg and Adam Bochart.

Thank you for the many prayers. Thank for the thoughts, flowers, and phone calls. You are a very special church family. Marti Williams.

The 10th Annual German Dinner and Silent Auction will take place, Sunday February 3rd, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Clarinda Lutheran School. Call 712-542-3657 to make your reservations. Enjoy grilled pork loin, bratwurst, sauerkraut, hot German potato salad, and homemade breads; and then for dessert choose from Black Forest Cake, Banana Rum Torte, Peach Kuchen, and other sumptuous offerings. Donated proceeds go toward supporting Christian education in our community. See you there! Vielen Danke!

The Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans is the only Missouri Synod high school in the entire Southern District-LCMS. Its mission is to share the gospel and provide a Christ centered learning community that stresses academic excellence and encourages spiritual, intellectual, and social growth in preparing young adults to serve in the world. We invite you to join us in supporting and maintaining the mission of Lutheran High School. Would you prayerfully consider a contribution? All donations may be mailed directly to Lutheran High School at 3864 17th St., Metairie, LA 70002. You may also visit the website at      

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

National Lutheran School Week

Sun Jan 27        8:00 am             Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                        9:30am Divine Service

11:00am            Sunday School Adult Bible Class

2:30pm             Joint Committee Meeting

Mon Jan 28       Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jan 29         6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) . .

1:30pm             Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast

Wed Jan 30       6:00pm             Confirmation Class.

Sun Feb 3          8:00am Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                        9:00am Pulpit swap with Pr. Wheeler

                        9:30am Divine Service 

                        11:00am            Sunday School Adult Bible Class 


Serving at Trinity

Sun Jan 27        Organist: Sharon Eklund

Elder: Phil Wardenburg

Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas

Preschool Children Sing - Lutheran Schools Week

Altar: Phil & Anita Wardenburg

 Sun Feb 3         Pianist: Julie Lange

Ushers: Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Bruce Herzberg, Adam Bochart.

Acolytes: Kessler Tomas; Sam Chapman

Atar: Phil & Anita Wardenburg


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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich;Dawne Bowman (Daughter-in-Law to Charlie and Paula);Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook);Megan Anderson;Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener)              

Condolences: Don Mascher;        

IIS&R: Marti Williams;Michele Veach (Niece of Waunita Watt) Complications with Pregnacy; Pastor David Schultz (Friend of Pastor Watt); Pastor Nabil Nour (Friend

            of Pastor Watt, Open Heart Surgery);Velma Lorenz;         

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Bo Beeman-Persian Gulf      (Nephew of Chuck & Paula Bowman); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); David Davenport-Afganistan (Nephew of Chuck );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;