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posted Nov 10, 2012, 5:36 AM by Jonathan Watt


PROVIDING ARTILLERY FOR THE CHURCH MILITANT ON THE FRONT LINES...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. This week's topics include: Social Conservatism & the 2012 Election, David & Goliath, Jesus Foretells the Destruction of the Temple, 6th Century Emperor Justinian, Intercessions & Prayers and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at


Christian Care: Don't forget our Thanksgiving Offering (either during the service or in the Thanksgiving Envelope) is designated for the Christian Care Fund.   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. 

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. 

Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office.Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or 

Building Healthy Families: Life can be hard, and relationships can cause pain. When someone hurts you, you may find that it is difficult to trust again. God does not abandon you in this pain, but promises to stay with you. Through all of the challenges in your life, God’s promise remains sure: “I will never leave you, I will never forsake you” (Hebrews 13). LFS counselors are here to help with troubled relationships and the pain they leave behind. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900 

Life Quote: “It is no good referring to a child as ‘an embryo’ or ‘a fetus.’ It is still a child and its abortion is still murder. We are told that we must be ‘pro-choice’ (another disguised name), but what is this choice: to murder or not to murder? … In reality, there is only one choice. It is not ‘pro-life’ or ‘pro-choice,’ it is pro-life or anti-life.” Archpriest Andrew Phillips, Russian Orthodox Church, Colchester, England – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

Please remember to bring a few items for the Creston food bank next week. The mission board has designate the third Sunday of every month as 'Caring for Your Neighbor' Sunday. 

The third annual Carolathon event will be held this year at the “Old” Extension Office building at 105 W. Adams, Suite A in Uptown Creston, during the Creston Uptown festivities before the Lighted Christmas Parade on Thursday, November 29. People can come and go (or stay) to listen to featured performers and to join in group singing between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Individuals, churches and other organizations can support this event by pledging or donating in advance as follows: To hear your favorite local musical group $50; To sponsor a vocal or instrumental soloist $25; To request a favorite carol or holiday song $10. The event is sponsored by the Union County Ministerial Alliance, and all funds are used for the Crisis Funds. The deadline for printed acknowledgment of donations is Thursday, November 26. Contact Victoria Brammer at (641)745.7700 for information. See the Narthex table for a pledge sheet. 

Life Together

Today! November 11 is Veteran's Day and we would like to recognize our Veterans after service on in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us for some special refreshments.

Attendance Report: November 4, 2012 – 144, Holy Communion – 84

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Please note the voters meeting has been re-rescheduled. The date of the voters meeting for elections and budget is NOW November 18, 2012 following Sunday school and Bible classes. 

Altar Flowers: Flowers on the altar given to the glory of God in memory of Loretta Ferguson on her birthday and Clarence Ferguson, Everett Watt and all those who served our country in the Armed Forces.

If you wish to provide flowers for the altar please eMail and/or use the Altar Flower sheet in the signup book on the Narthex table (be sure to notify pastor in writing, a pad is provided on the narthex table). The altar flower schedule can be found on the church web page. Look for "Altar Flowers" in the main menu or navigate to 

Meals for Confirmation Students: The Board of Education will sponsor meals for the confirmation kids during Advent. Watch for the sign up sheet within the next couple of weeks to see how you might help with this project. There will only be three meals to plan and serve. 

Naomi Circle will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14. The meeting will be in the Fellowship Hall. Our topic will be “Tell Me the Story” from page 20 of the Fall 2012 Quarterly. You are always welcome to join us for Bible study and fellowship. 

Wanted: Someone to lead the Jr./Sr. Youth. If you are interested, please let Julie Lang know. 

We are so grateful for all your prayers and support during Charlie's surgeries and recovery. We are blessed to have such a caring family here at Trinity. God bless! Charlie and Paula. 

ME, A PASTOR? ME, A DEACONESS? If you have found yourself asking this question, now is the time discuss your future! Pastor John Dreyer of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is going to be at our Savior Lutheran Church 4003 2nd Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313, on Thursday, November 15, 2012 4 PM to 6:30 PM Come and explore the possibilities! Men of all ages are invited, as are their wives, fiancées, and parents. Women interested in the deaconess program are also invited, along with their families. Conferences are individual and informal. Reservations are appreciated. Pastor Dreyer's cell and text number is: 1.260.452.7512. You my also email Pastor Dreyer at to notify him that you are coming. If you need directions to the church, please call this number 515-244-9347. 

Protecting religious freedom Want to learn more about religious liberty and protecting our First Amendment rights? It’s more important now than ever – with increasing intrusions from the government into the realm of the church. The LCMS has resources available for your use at, frequently asked questions, articles, videos and more. You can find tips on how to talk to your neighbor about this matter. You also can find a sample letter that you can personalize and send to your representatives. Learn more about “Religious Liberty: Free to Be Faithful” at or call 888-THE LCMS (843-5267). 

Talk to Pastor Watt if you would be willing to take pictures of members for the church database. (515)462-0566 or 

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 

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Bob Rasmussen (Brother in Law of Janice Nook); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Megan Anderson; Charlie Bowman; Jim Bird;

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener, Brain Tumor, Surgery); Velma Lorenz;

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); 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, Pauline Young;

This Week at Trinity

Sun Nov 11                     Veteran's Recognition

                                        Twenty-forth Sunday after Pentecost

                                        8:00am                      Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                        9:30am                      Divine Service (HC)

                                        11:00am                    Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Nov 12                   Pastor's Day Off

                                        7:00pm                      Life Light Bible Study - Matthew Part 2 

Tue Nov 13                     6:30am                      Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                                        1:30pm                      Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                                        1:30pm                      Life Light Bible Study - Matthew Part 2 

                                        6:30pm                      Preschool Board

Wed Nov 14                    9:30am                      Circuit Winkle - St. Paul, Clarinda, ia

                                        1:30pm                      Naomi Circle (FH) 

                                        6:00pm                      Confirmation Class 

                                        7:30pm                      Church Council Meeting (FH) 

Thu Nov 15                     9:30am                      Preschool Pastor Time 

                                        1:30pm                      Preschool Pastor Time 

Sun Nov 18                     Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

                                        Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank 

                                        8:00am                      Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                                        9:30am                      Divine Service 

                                        11:00am                    Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                                        11:30am                    Voter's Meeting

Volunteers This Week

Sun Nov 11, 2012

Elder: Randy Roghair

Acolytes: Alex Brown; Ben Bargstadt

Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Majors, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Altar: Radine Ward; Jean Stoll, Marti Williams

Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Majors

Sun Nov 18, 2012

Elder: Randy Roghair

Acolytes: Cali Foglesong; Caitlyn Bargstadt

Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Majors, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Altar: Radine Ward; Jean Stoll, Marti Williams

Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Majors