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posted Nov 15, 2011, 6:35 AM by Jonathan Watt


F.L.O.C.K. will meet Wednesday at 6:00pm.  All kindergarten through 4th grade children are welcome to attend!  We’ll do a Bible lesson, crafts, snacks, music and have lots of fun!  Please join us while older kids are at confirmation!

A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS OF AMERICAN EVANGELICALISM... Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. Topics include: Joel Osteen's Book "Everyday a Friday," The Final Judgment, Emperor Justinian, Elizabeth of Hungary and more. You can listen on-demand at 

If you are interested in hosting a bible study in your home please contact Pastor Watt 

Kids kindergarten through 4th grade: Join the FLOCK (Fellowship & Love Offered to Christ's Kids) at 6:00 on the Third Wednesday of every month. We'll learn of Jesus' love and forgiveness through games, crafts, fellowship and fun! At this time, we'll meet just once a month on the third Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you in October! (Questions, please contact Julie Lang or Tammy Hudson) 

Word for Today Devotions are available by phone. Call (901) 328-7672. Regular long distance charges apply. 

Give the Gift of God's Word to the Preschool Families! The preschool board is giving "The Story Bible" as a Christmas gift to each of the preschool families. If you'd like to help please fill out the envelope on the narthex table put in your donation and put it in the collection plate. 

Volunteers needed to hang church information on neighborhood doors. Sunday afternoon November 20, at 2pm we'll canvas an area of town to distribute information about our church. Following the distribution we'll have fellowship with delicious deserts. Help is also needed to stuff the door hangers. Meet in the classroom at the back of the sanctuary on Wednesday November 16 at 6:30pm. 

What is Apologetics? Defending the faith. Now available for purchase $10 for the whole set. Find these CDs in the Trinity Bookstore in the fellowship hall. Topics: "Introduction to Apologetics" "Why Defend the Christian Faith?" "Answering the Objections of Unbelievers" and "Testing the Truth Claims of Christianity" Talk to Pastor Watt if you have questions. 


Building Healthy Families: LFS has a new website specifically devoted to marriages. Please visit to learn more about the services we have to offer to couples who are experiencing difficult times. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515)251-4900 

Carolathon! will be held for the second year during the Creston Uptown festivities before the Lighted Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 1. The lobby of the newly restored Iowana will be the location. 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 to help local residents in need. The deadline for printed acknowledgment of donations is Thursday, November 17. Contact The Rev. Janna Tull Steed at (641)782-7169 or for information. 

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. 

Life Quote: “One simple way you can open up opportunities to share your faith and talk about the life issues is by being friendly with those you meet in your daily life. You never know what doors the Lord will open and how He will use you!” Kay L. Meyer, director of development for Lutherans For LifeA “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life –

YOU CAN HELP WITH MERCY OUTREACH! Helping those in need in our local area is a goal of Trinity's Mission Board. During the month of November, our members will fill the grocery cart in the entry as many times as we can. Donations will be given to the Creston Food Pantry. Especially needed at this time are canned chicken, tuna, and other meats and also paper products, but all non-perishable food items are appreciated. CAN WE DO IT? YES, WE CAN! Thank you. 

Life Together

Attendance Report: 11/6/11: Worship: 95 Holy Communion: 86

The Board of Education would like to provide the confirmation kids with a light meal before their class during the advent season beginning Nov. 30.  If you would like to bring something to help out, please see the sign-up sheet in the narthex.  Thank you!

Don’t forget fill out your attendance cards. Please don't forget to put the date on the card. Put the name of all in attendance on the front and all those taking communion on the back. 

Bulletin Announcement pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Bulletin Announcements" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested announcements will not be repeated. 

Prayer Request pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Prayer Requests" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested prayer request will be repeated for three (3) sundays. 

Sunday School Teachers meetings will meet following Sunday school / Bible Classes. 

We are once again switching computer systems for the membership database and finances. Volunteers are needed for data entry. You can do the work at home as long as you have access to the internet. Please talk to pastor Watt if you would like to help. We'd like all the data entered by Christmas.

Trinity Calendar

Sun Nov 13                     Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost—Proper 28 (G) 

                                          8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran)  

                                          9:30am                  Divine Service  

                                          11:00am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class  

                                          12:00pm               Special Voter's Meeting (Budget, Ballot) (FH)  

Mon Nov 14                   Pastor's Day Off  

                                          7:00pm                  LifeLight Bible Study (FH)   

Tue Nov 15                     6:30am                  Early Risers (McDonalds)   

                                          9:00am                  Handy Helpers  

                                          1:30pm                  Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                                          1:30pm                  LifeLight Bible Study (FH)  

Wed Nov 16                   9:30am                  Circuit Winkle - Immanuel, Osceola 

                                          6:00pp                   Jr. Confirmation

                                          6:30pm                  Door Hanger Canvas - Preperation  

                                          7:30pm                  Board of Missions   

Thu Nov 17                    12:00pm               Ministerial Alliance

Sun Nov 20                     Last Sunday of the Church Year—Proper 29 (G) 

                                          World Relief and Human Care Sunday  

                                          8:00am                  Divine Service (First Lutheran)  

                                          9:30am                  Divine Service  

                                          11:00am               Sunday School Adult Bible Class  

                                          2:00pm                  Door Hanger Canvas  

                                          6:30pm                  Youth Group and Jr. Youth Group (FH)

Serving this Week at Trinity

Sun Nov 13, 2011  

                Acolytes: Cali Fogelsong, Ben Bargstadt 

                Elder: Jack Quee                               

                Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers  

                Altar: Radine Ward, Marti Williams  

                Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Karl Peterson  

Sun Nov 20, 2011

                Elder: Jack Quee               

                Finance: Paul Kearney, Bill Magers  

                Altar: Radine Ward, Marti Williams  

                Ushers: Mike Lang, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Karl Peterson  

                Acolytes: Devon Peterson, Cassidy Riley      

In Your Prayers

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

Cancer: Dana Austin; (Mother of Dane Wardenburg's Girlfriend); Jaque Claubaugh (niece of Paula Bowman); Jennifer Winters; Kara (classmate of Hannah Watt); Kathrine Adams;  Melinda Skellenger; Melissa Viers; Ray Nuzum; Robin Kemp; Vivian Herzberg (daughter of Lawrence & Jeanne Herzberg); 

Illness, Injury, Facing Surgery or Recovering: Brenda Cook; (Non malignant brain tumor);  Freida Porter; 

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), Afghanistan; 

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: Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;