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The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Nov 13, 2015, 8:53 AM by Unknown user

This Week at Trinity



                         8:00 am Divine Service /HC (MA)

                         9:30 am Sun School/ Bible Class (MA)

                         9:45 am Divine Service/ HC (CR)

                         11:00 am Sun School/ Bible Class (CR)

Mon Nov 16    Pastor’s Day Off


Tue Nov 17 6:30 am Early Risers

Handy-Helpers Quilting

11:30 am Streams of Living Water

12:00 pm Pastor in Mt Ayr Office

1:00 pm LifeLight

7:00 pm Bible Study in Mt Ayr


Wed Nov 18 6:00  pm Confirmation

6:30 F.L.O.C.K.

7:30 pm Church Council

Thu Nov 19-22Pastor Watt on Vacation


Sat Nov 21 Carter-Watt Wedding

Sun Nov 22 Guest Preacher: Rev David Kottlowski

8:00 am Divine Service( MA)

9:30 am Sun School/ Bible Class (MA)

9:45 am Divine Service (CR)


Cancer: Al Davis; Cheryl Harper; Dale Kirk; Denice Creveling; Ethel Campbell; Gary Meek; Grace Weese;   Jamie Boos; Kristi Appelhans; Larry Davis; Linda Hasstedt; Mady Henson; Maryann Kenyon; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Pam Koring; Pastor Paul Garchow: Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Roger Schulze; Ross Craft; Steve Rall; Ted Bader;

General: We pray that God would continue to lead people to work in His Church as Pastors and Teachers.

Hospice Care: Lonny Riley;

IIS&R: Marie Burmeister; Bonnie Wissink; Mary Hontz

Prayer of Thanksgiving: Jerry Carson has been declared cancer free. The family thanks Trinity for all their prayers.

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman;

Nathan Nonneman;


Concordia Mission Society;

Dr Oliver, Seminary Professor in Taiwan;

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Hispanic Missions in Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Seminary Students: Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg; and Luke Watt;

Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Freida Porter, Lonny Riley; Bertha Jensen; Velma Lorenz;

 Life Together

The Mount Ayr location will decorate the sanctuary and fellowship hall for the Advent Season Sunday morning, November 22. Please join us for worship at 8:00 a.m. , brunch at 9:00 a.m. followed by decorating. We typically complete the task by 11:00 a.m. A signup sheet for the brunch is available at the Mount Ayr church or you may email Vicki (


Newly elected church officers will be installed in the service on January 3, 2016. 


This is a reminder that there are several colors and sizes of Trinity tee shirts that are available to purchase for $10.00. They are located on a bookshelf in the fellowship hall and an envelope is right there too for your convenience of your payment. Thank you.


Handy Helpers quilting meet this Tuesday and the third Tuesday of every month thru April.


Help Pastor Watt improve his preaching. Fill out a Sermon Review. Forms are found in the pew rack or ask an Usher.


My apologies for having the "Preschool Board" on the "Elected Officers" list last Sunday. The Preschool Board listed was out of date, and the members are not elected or appointed by the congregation. Pastor Watt.


No office hours / Bible Study in Mount Ayr this coming week (Nov 17), due to the Watt-Carter Wedding.


Stewardship Thought for Hebrews 10:14: “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” Our Lord Jesus has provided the one offering for sin. What we offer to the Lord is not a sacrifice for sin; we cannot buy our way into heaven with our money, works, or effort. Rather, what we give to the Lord's work in the Church is a thank offering, a sign of our dependency on God and all He has given us.


The Harvest (The Iowa District West Magazine) is now available for your smartphone or tablet via the Issuu app. Download the app via your device’s app store and sign-up for a free account. You will then search by either publisher name (Iowa District West) or magazine title (The Harvest). Follow us via the app and read The Harvest on your mobile device. This app will also send you push notifications when a new issue is uploaded. The Harvest is also available on our web site with a new easy to read format.

Visitors: We do collect offerings during our worship services. While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, we do not expect you to give an offering while you are our guest.


 A reminder! If you give pastor Watt a prayer request during the Sunday service and you want the prayer for multiple Sundays please ALSO fill out a Prayer Request sheet (found on the narthex table) and place it in the "prayer requests" mail box.




Christian Care: Trinity has established a Christian Care fund to help people in our communities who are in need. Our Thanksgiving offering will be used to fund this account (use your Thanksgiving envelope). You may also give to the fund at any time simply use one of the Christian Care Fund envelopes on the narthex table. Any member of Trinity may request a gift for anyone in need. Find forms for requests on the Narthex table.



For your information: Prayer request are put in the bulletin as follows: Illness, Injury, facing Surgery or Recovering: 3 weeks unless otherwise requested. Cancer: until removed by requester.  Condolences: 1 or 2 weeks. Other prayer requests 1-3 weeks.  If you have any questions please contact Pastor Watt.


LifeLight Class Changes: 

LifeLight will meet as follows during the next week:

Evening class will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16 for lesson 9

Afternoon class will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17 for lesson 9

These dates replace all previously scheduled classes, and will conclude our study of Joshua.

Please check with Mike or Janette Lang if you have questions. 


 Please visit our supported LCMS missionaries bio and giving pages. James and Christel Neuendorf, Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic ( Rev. Joel and Clarion Fritsche, Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic ( Rev. James and Angela Sharp, Serving the Lord in Uruguay (