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The Transfiguration of Our Lord Announcements: March 2, 2014

posted Feb 28, 2014, 7:20 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Mar 2

  • 8:00am Divine Service/HC (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • 9:45am Divine Service (CR)
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Bible Class (CR)
  • 2:00pm Door Hangers - Creston
  • 7:00pm Memorial Service for the Victims of Abortion
  • 8:00pm 40 Days for Life - Kickoff Rally

Mon Mar 3 Pastor's Day Off

  • 6:30pm LifeLight

Tue Mar 4

  • 6:30am Early Risers
  • 1:30pm Lifelight
  • 6:30pm Rachel Circle
  • 7:00pm 40 Days of Life Speaker- The Red Coach Inn & Restaurant, 1200 Senate Ave, Red Oak, IA, 
  • 7:30pm Mount Ayr Community Com.

Wed Mar 5 Ash Wednesday

  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class
  • 7:00pm Ash Wednesday Service (CR)
  • 8:00pm Board of Elders

Sun Mar 9

  • 8:00am Divine Service (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • 9:45am Divine Service/HC (CR)
  • 11:00am Sunday School/Bible Class (CR)
  • 12:00pm SS Teachers Meeting (CR) 


Serving At Trinity

CR=Creston, MA=Mount Ayr


Sun Mar 2

  • (CR) Pianist: Julie Lang
  • (CR)Acolytes: Bargstadt, Benjamin; Walter, Scott

Wed Mar 5

  • (CR) Acolytes: Riley,Cassidy
  • (CR) Organist: Sharon Eklund

Sun Mar 9

  • (CR) Acolytes: Tomas, Kolby;Shady, Logan
  • (CR) Organist: Sharon Eklund

Serving in March

  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Elder: Jim Nelson
  • (CR) Finance: Jim Nelson; Eric & Gina Eklund
  • (CR) Ushers: Dennis Brown; Ed Tomas; Eric Eklund; Randy Roghair;
  • (CR) Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman


Memorial Service for the Victims of Abortion

 Trinity will be holding a Memorial Service for the

Victims of Abortion

7:00 pm on Sunday, March 2nd.

Guest Pastor Nathan Sherrill from Council Bluffs.

There will be a Rally in the fellowship hall following the service.


Attendance Report 

February 23, 2014— 106


Tentative Dates for VBS

Creston—July 13-17

Mount Ayr—July 20th-24th

If you are aware of any conflicts with these dates, please contact Julie Lang.


LWML Mite Box

The Month of March we will be collecting mites for LWML. Your donations are appreciated.



Confession and Forgiveness is an emphasis of Lent. Please make an appointment for Private Confession / Aboslution with Pastor Watt during Lent. Call Pastor Watt 515-462-0566 or eMail at Also available 6-7pm at the Creston Location without an appointment during Holy Week.

LENTEN SERVICES ON KFUO: Have you listened yet on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO? Beginning February 26, KFUO will air a special Lenten Services every Wednesday from 11:00am-Noon CST up through April 9th. Join us as we prepare for Holy Week.  Follow us on

CHRIST-CENTERED, CROSS-FOCUSED TALK RADIO...You can listen this week to teachings from Lutheran experts on topics like: The Liturgy of Sickness, Death & Dying, The Season of Lent, The Temptation of Jesus, 3rd Century Martyrs Perpetua & Felicitas and more.  Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL.  You can listen on-demand at




The time to end abortion is now! Join the 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil outside the abortion clinic in our community! From March 5 - April 13, 40 Days for Life ... a peaceful, prayerful, effective, coordinated international mobilization ... takes place in our community. We pray that, with God's help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city -- and beyond. For more information talk to Pastor Watt ( or Mike Henry ( or Trinity will be holding a Memorial Service for the Victims of Abortion @ 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 2nd. Guest Pastor Nathan Sherrill from Council Bluffs. There will be a Rally in the fellowship hall following the service.

Think that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is a benevolent, harmless neighbor? Learn the truth about webcam abortions and the ongoing sexualization of our children - happening right here in community! This event will be held on Tuesday, March 4th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Red Coach Inn, Red Oak, IA. Carpooling will be available from the church parking lot at 5:30 pm.

Building Healthy Families: At the end of your rope from dealing with complicated blended family issues? Considering remarrying and creating a blended family? Check out the helpful information in Ron Deal’s book, The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family. LFS counselors are also able to help navigate these rough waters. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa 515-251-4900

Life Together


Bridal Shower for Tessa Wardenburg and Jordan Gadbois (Dane Wardenburg's Fiancé). On Sunday, March 9th at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All church ladies are invited!

Church Time Survey Surveys are in. The Elder’s will be evaluating the approximately 30 responses. Thank you to all those who participated.

Lenten meals will be served to confirmation students beginning with Ash Wednesday, March 5th at 5:30 pm. Please see sign up sheet in the Narthex if you are willing to help.

Martin Luther High School Choir Tour. We are looking for a few people who are willing to host students from Hannah Watt's High School. They will be performing for our church during their stay with us. These students will need housing for Saturday, April 26th. Please let Waunita know if you are interested in hosting students. Performances to be announced.

What better way to train a child than to give them an opportunity to join the fun for Cub Weeks at Camp Okoboji on July 13 - 19th. The Camp Auxiliary is giving away scholarships for a week at camp for children who will have completed grades 3-6 as of June 2014. The path is simple. Complete an application (available on Narthex table). Children need to be members of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. They must in their own words 100 or less tell our board why they would love to go to camp this year. If they are selected, the auxiliary will pay the cost to attend Cub Weeks. Applications must be received in the camp office no later than April 14, 2014.

The Mite box for LWML will be in the back of church throughout the month of March for the collection of mites. Thank you.

There will be a Trinity Teacher's Meeting next Sunday at 12pm following bible class. All teachers are encouraged to attend. Please bring a sack lunch.

March 2: Transfiguration

Matthew 17:8  “And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.” Jesus is enough. Moses and Elijah point to Jesus and are happy to fade into the background. With our eyes focused on Him and Him alone the rest of our lives come into focus. He is primary, all else secondary. When that order is right in our lives, things truly fall into place.



Cancer: Kenneth Goeglein; Mike Rollings; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt; LaVern Otte; Maggie Dory; Jeff Bierle; Tim Stalker; Cindy Ray; Larry Davis;

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

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Bill Reidy; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman;  Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains; Deb Laudner; Melvalee Geoeglein; Jace Zellmer; Don Hanes (Friend of Mitzie); Don Harris (Brother-in-law of Mitzie)

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary;

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;

Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer (Vicar: Macomb, MI), Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shut-ins: Mary Carson; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Don Campbell;