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The Transfiguration of Our Lord; March 6, 2011

posted Mar 3, 2011, 12:07 PM by Pastor Trinity


EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LUTHERANS... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Topics include: The Names of Jesus, Ash Wednesday, Martyrs Perpetua & Felicitas, Creation and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at 

Adult Bible Class Today: The church. 

Adult Education Classes continue Thursday at 7pm and continue every week until April 28 in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great oppurtunity for Trinity members to renew their understanding of the Christian faith. Even if you can attend only a few class periods you will re-learn a lot. Please talk to pastor Watt if your are able to attend. 

Law and Gospel. Please plan to attend worship services, Sunday School and an afternoon Seminar on Sunday March 27, 2011 given by Pastor Tom Baker from Concordia Mission Sociey. Pastor Baker is an expert in the application of Law and Gospel a very Lutheran way to understand Holy Scripture. Please join us for a day of congregational education. 

Me, a Pastor? Me a Deaconess? If you have found yourself asking this question, now is the time to do soemthing about it! Rev. Steve Wagner of Concordia Theologiacl Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is going to be at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1100 Market St. Carlisle, IA 50047 on Monday, March 28, from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Come and explore the possibilities! Men of all ages are invited, as are their wives, fiancees, and parents. Women interested in the deaconess program are also invited, along with their families. Conferences are individual and informal. Reservations at (515)989-3841 or eMail Rev. Wagner at to alert him that you are coming, and feel free to call him on his cell at 260-449-0135 if you are having trouble locating him. 

Mission U Workshop at Immanuel Greenfield March 26, 9am-2pm: Please accept our invitation to join us for a district-wide evangelism outreach workshop here at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield. The workshop will occur here at church on Saturday, March 26th, 2011. We will meet from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. This special workshop will employ the new "Mission U" program recently developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries. A speaker from LHM will lead us through the workshop. To learn more about the Mission U program, please visit our congregational website at and watch the video clip that has been posted. Immanuel Lutheran Church is located on Highway 25 and Dodge St. in Greenfield. The workshop is available for your pastor and for all members of your congregation. Encourage your members to come. We can handle a large group here at Immanuel. Lunch will be served during the workshop. No cost is involved for this workshop other than a small amount for the lunch. Please RSVP me at and let me know how many are coming from your congregation so we can begin planning. 

Building Healthy Families: Social acceptance of pregnancy outside of marriage does not change the emotional difficulties experienced by the mother and father of the preborn child. So many questions must be answered. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa is here to help! If you know someone who would benefit from pregnancy counseling services, please provide him or her with our information. The counseling is free and explores the many options available. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 


Haiti: One Year: Orphan Grain Train is requesting blankets, quilts and other bedding to help with the great need that still remains in Haiti and orphanages Kyrganzstan. Please bring your extras to the church or ship them to Orphan Grain Train Warehouse, 601 W. Phillip Ave. Norfolk, NE 68701. For more information please contact any member of the Board of Missions or Waunita Watt. or (605)579-0006. 

Life Thoughts for the Church Year. Oh to have been there! How it would have strengthened our faith to see Jesus in His heavenly glory and to hear the very voice of God bear witness to His Son. But wait! “We have something more sure, the prophetic word” (2 Peter 1:19). Peter, who did witness that glorious scene, reminds his readers and us that we have not been short changed. What Peter saw was good. What we have is better! We do not need glorious events to bolster our faith. We have the Word of Christ which points us to the glory of the cross and the glory that awaits.

Life Together

Junior Youth Group will meet next Sunday at 7pm. 

Please reschedule or cancel Wednesday night meetings for March 9 through April 20 to avoid Wednesday night Lenten Services. 

Check your church mailboxes. They have been re-labeled. If you don't have a box please let pastor Watt know. 

Iowa District West has an immediate opening for a secretarial position. Candidates must be self-motivated, team-oriented, dependable, attentive to detail, a skilled communicator, supportive of the organization’s mission, knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and willing to learn additional software. Salary dependent upon experience. Contact Roger Curtis for an application ( or 515.576.7666). Hours would be 30-35 per week with benefits. Submit resume and application by March 1 to Iowa District West, 409 Kenyon Rd, Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. 

My friend Pastor Nabil Nour (born and raised in Bethlehem) is leading a tour to the Holy Land this fall. The all inclusive cost for the 11 day tour is $3,698. Pastor Nour's personal familiarity with Israel makes this a one-of-a-kind opportunity. There are brochures on the narthex table. If you are interested talk to Pastor Watt or Pastor Nour at Redeemer Lutheran Church P.O. Box 158 Armour, SD 57313-0158 (605) 724-2489 (ofc) (605) 724-2722 (hm) 

Southwest LWML zone board meeting will be on Monday March 7 in Villisca at Mt Calvary Lutheran Church at 7pm. If bad weather listen to KMA 960. Snow date would be March 14, same location. The SW LWML Spring Rally will be on April 9th at Leon, Our Savior Lutheran Church. Registration 9am. Contact Janice Nook with questions. 

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This Week at Trinity

Sun Apr 3   Fourth Sunday in Lent (V)

                    9am             Divine Service

                    10:30am     Sunday School / Bible Class

                    11:30am     Sunday School Teacher's Meeting - Fellowship Hall.

                    5pm             Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                    6pm             Divine Service (First Lutheran)

Mon Apr 4 9am             Confessions Reading Group (Audubon, IA)

Tue Apr 5   6:30am        Early Risers (McDonalds)

                    1:30pm       Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                    7pm             Rachel Circle

Wed Apr 6  Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, Artists

                    6pm             Confirmation Class

                    7pm             Lenten Services

Thu Apr 7   7pm             Adult Information Class

Fri Apr 8     9:30am        Crest Haven Service

                    10:30am     Creston N & R Service

                    1:30pm       Prairie View Service

Sun Apr 10 Fifth Sunday in Lent (V)

                    9am             Divine Service with Holy Communion

                    10:30am     Sunday School / Bible Class

                    5pm             Bible Study (First Lutheran)

                    6pm             Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                    7pm             Junior Youth Group

Serving This Week

Sun Mar 6

     Altar: Steve and Judy Bradley

     Elder: Randy Roghair

     Acolytes: Dorian Petersen, Cassidy Riley

     Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

     Ushers: Jack Quee, Jim Needler, Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

Wed Mar 9

     Altar: Steve and Judy Bradley

     Elder: Randy Roghair

     Acolytes: Joshua Reed, Kolby Tomas

     Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

     Ushers: Jack Quee, Jim Needler, Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

Sun Mar 13

     Altar: Steve and Judy Bradley

     Elder: Randy Roghair

     Acolytes: Danielle Riley, Alexander Brown

     Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

     Ushers: Jack Quee, Jim Needler, Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

In Your Prayers

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jebes, Jefrey our Sponsored orphans;

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Greg Boros (husband of Melody Stoner's Niece), Recieved Transplant on Thanksgiving; Jessica Marquardt (Neice of Marti Williams); Joel Herzberg; Kaylee Hoepker; Kristin Cook, Suffering from MS; Rev. Blake Rickbile, Trinity Hewit, MN (Deb Meltzer's former Pastor); Samantha Stoll; Tommie Stoner;

Cancer: Amy Roan; Betty Crouse; Carol Henning; Curley (David) Stream; Don Sychra; Dorothy Decker; Ray Nuzum; Roberta Lowery (Phil Wardenburg's Sister); Robin Kemp; Shelly Cabbage (Friend of Phil and Anita Wardenburg);

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene and Dorothy Cook) Afghanistan; Eric Green; (Husband of Beth Green nee Stoner) Afganistan; Isaac Herrera (Husband of Angelina Herrera); Joe Brown (Grandson of Ellen Brown), Afganistan;

Missions: Dr. Oliver (Seminary in Taiwan); Ivan, Jennifer Rasch, Nigeria; Rev. Daniel Vogel (Hispanic in Dennison); Rev. Dennis Konkel (Deaf in Des Moines);

Prison: Nate Brus;

Shut-ins: Lonny Riley, Ruth Chase, Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;