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The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Announcements: September 7, 2014

posted Sep 5, 2014, 12:36 PM by Jonathan Watt
This Week at Trinity

Sun Sep 7
  • Rally Day (MA)
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 10:30 am (MA) Divine Service 
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS/Bible Class
  • 12:00 pm Rally Day Picnic (MA)
Mon Sep 8
  • Pastor’s Day Off
  • 6:30 pm (CR) LifeLight Bible Study
Tue Sep 9
  • 6:30 am (CR) Early Risers
  • 1:30 pm (CR) LifeLight Bible Study
  • 6:30 pm (CR) Preschool Board
Wed Sep 10
  • 1:30 pm (CR) Naomi Circle
  • 6:00 pm (CR) Confirmation Class
  • 7:30 pm (CR) All Board Meet 
Thu Sep 11
  • 9:45 am (CR) Preschool Chapel
  • 1:45 pm (CR) Preschool Chapel
Sun Sep 14
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) SS/Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service/HC
  • 11:00 am (CR) SS/Bible Class


Sunday, August 31—71


  • Cancer: Al Davis; Duane Dunhan; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Jeff Bierle; Kenny Goeglein; Lisa Britt; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Paula Bowman; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris; Wes Keeler 
  • Condolences: Family of Cindy Ray; Clayton Dale Schroeder (Father of Jim Schroeder, Iowa District West Gift Planning Counselor);
  • General: Prayers for the Life Team in our congregation. The persecuted church, especially in Iraq; 
  • We pray for those in our community in need to assisted by our Christian Care Fund. 
  • We pray that God would continue to lead people to work in His Church as Pastors and Teachers. 
  • IIS&R: Bill Hohfeld; Danna Rains; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman; Gary Quee; Jace Zellmer; Marie Burmeister; Pastor Rubke; Bill Hohfeld; Phil Wardenburg; Randy Porter;
  • Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClarey;
  • Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver, Seminary Professor in Taiwan; Ivan and Jennifer Rasch, Africa; Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa; Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa;
  • Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg; Luke Watt; 
  • Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Frieda Porter, Lonny Riley; 

  • F.L.O.C.K. begins August 17 at 6pm. Spread the word. All children Preschool thru 4th grade are invited to attend! Fun, Games, Art and Jesus! 
  • Monthly bible study begins at the Mount Ayr Location on September 16 at 7pm it will continue the third Tuesday of every month. 
  • Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning now meeting in the fellowship hall. Breakfast now being served. 
  • LWML—In Gathering items for the LWML Fall Rally will be School Kits. The Fall Rally will be held at the Creston location on October 4, 2014 in the fellowship hall. The bags for the School Kits are located under the narthex table in the box marked “LWML” in Creston. Also on the narthex table is a list of the items for the School Kits please take one. If you would like to provide one, several or all on the list LWML ladies would appreciate those donations as well. Please see Janice Nook if you would like to give a cash donation for items to be purchased. There will be more information on this event in September. All the ladies are welcome to participate. There will be bags and School Kits sheets available in the Mt Ayr location. For the Mt Ayr location please place the filled bags or items collected in Pastor’s Transfer box to come over to Creston. Any questions please contact Janice Nook.

Life Together
  • Handy Helpers to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 and then every month thru April on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month. 
  • Ladies there will be a short LWML meeting on September 14th following church in Creston. Plans for the LWML Rally on will be discussed. All ladies are welcome of join this meeting. 
  • Lost Gold & Silver bracelet. If found contact Linda Hadley 782-9546. 
  • LWML is seeking volunteers to present a skit at the fall meeting here in Creston on October 4th. Please contact Janice Nook if you are interested. 
  • LWML Items to be collected for the fall meeting on October 4th are eye glasses and plastic grocery bags. 
  • LWML Mite box will be in the back of church through the month of September. 
  • NAOMI CIRCLE will meet on Wednesday, September 10th at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be “Life-Out of Control”, found on page 16 of the Summer Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible Study and Fellowship.
  • LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) Training – Saturday, September 13: Iowa District West is forming LERT teams to respond to disasters. It is exciting that over 300 members of the District have now taken the LERT training and are certified to serve and respond after a natural disaster. You are invited to attend an upcoming LERT training. There is NO COST for the training. Volunteers will receive a LERT manual. Where: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 805 Garfield Avenue, Farnhamville, IA When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 Registration begins at 8 am with training 9 am-12 pm (A light breakfast and lunch will be served.) Facilitator: Ellie Menz, Disaster Response Coordinator Register online at (under “Calendar”) or contact Jill Davis at the District office (515-576-7666). 
  • Operation Barnabas Conference Join us on Saturday, September 27, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Carroll County Conservation Center, 22676 Swan Lake Drive, Carroll, Iowa (south of Carroll on Hwy 71). Coffee and rolls will be available 9 to 9:30 am. Speakers include: Rev. Craig Muehler, LCMS Ministry to Armed Forces Director, CAPT USN Retired and CDR Michael Moreno, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy. The conference is open to everyone in the District; you do not need to be currently involved with an Operation Barnabas Chapter. Thanks to a grant from the Iowa West District LWML there will be no charge for the conference. Lunch will be provided. You are invited to bring items for active duty military and hospitalized veterans. The list and registration information can be found at or check with your church office. Registration is due by September 15. 
  • Grandparents Day “[M]y grandchildren need me to remind them of what happened at the baptismal font. Their baptism is ‘an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God … (1 Peter 3:21-22).’ I can literally tell my grandchildren that their Lord and Savior rules! This means that someday, when they are teenagers, they won’t have to be subject to raging hormones or made foolish by lack of judgment. In remembering who they are, they will know the source of their wisdom and strength. This will affect their choices and behavior.” Linda D. Bartlett, – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 
  • Building Healthy Families: What is one thing that everyone in church today has in common? We are all grandchildren! Remember your grandparents with a phone call, visit or prayer of thanksgiving. Kids, go to to find a free fill-in-the-blank book template that you can print and use to write the life story of your grandparents. Happy Grandparents Day! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa, 7177 Hickman Rd, Ste 3; Des Moines, IA 50322; PH 515-251-4900 
  • Lifelight Bible Study will resume on Monday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. and 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 study the 1st half of the book of Exodus. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang. 
  • Pastor Watt will begin a study of Paul's letters to the Thessalonians on September 14 (Adult bible class hour). In these short letters, St. Paul encourages the small Thessalonian congregation to live in the Gospel and to fulfill their calling as Christians in a very pagan culture. Also we see Paul's deep pastoral care as he addresses issues in the life of the small congregation. The problems come from living in a hostile pagan culture and misunderstandings of Paul's prior teaching. Important topics covered in the letters include: The intermediate state (what happens to Christians when they die); The resurrection of the dead; The "Rapture" ; Christian vocation; and the doctrine of antichrist. Join us following worship every sunday as we read the text and apply it to our own context. 

Serving At Trinity

Sep 7
  • Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund
Sep 14
  • Pianist: (CR) Julie Lang

Serving in September:
  • (CR) Elder: Mike Lang
  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Ushers: Dave Dory; Mike Lang
  • (CR) Finance: Dennis Brown; Joyce Kruse
  • (CR) Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman