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posted Apr 19, 2013, 1:35 PM by Jonathan Watt   [ updated Apr 19, 2013, 1:40 PM ]

This Week at Trinity

Sun Apr 21    Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank 

                          8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

                          9:30am Divine Service 

                          11:00am S.S. Adult Bible Class 

                          11:30am Voter's Meeting 

                          6:30pm Youth Group

Mon Apr 22 Pastor's Day Off

  7:00pm LifeLight Bible Study

Tue Apr 23 6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds) 

  1:30pm LifeLight Bible Study

  6:00pm Adult Confirmation Classes 

Wed Apr 24 6:00pm Confirmation Class 

  7:30pm Board of Education (FH) 

  7:30pm Board of Trustees (FH) 

Sun Apr 28 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 

  9:30am Divine Service (HC) 

  11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

  12:00pm Trinity Teacher's Meeting

Meeting Changes: Please note! The church council meeting for May has been rescheduled to Wednesday May 15 at 7:30 PM due to Confirmation Questioning. The Mission Board has been rescheduled to May 1 at 7:30 PM.

Attendance Report

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 101, C - 84

 General Information

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

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

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

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

Serving At Trinity

Sun Apr 21

             Pianist: Julie Lang

             Ushers: Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Dean Hadley, Jim Hagen, 

             Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse

             Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas

             Elder: Jim Hagen

             Altar Com: Chuck & Paula Bowman

Sun Apr 28

Organist: Sharon Eklund

Acolytes: Kessler Tomas; Sam Chapman

Ushers: Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Jim Hagen, Dean Hadley

Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse

Elder: Jim Hagen

 Upcoming Event at Trinity

This year confirmation will be on May 12 (Mother's Day). Those being confirmed are: Alex Brown; Cali Fogelsong; Devon Peterson; Kessler Tomas; and Hannah Watt. Questioning will be on May 8th at 7:00 pm.

 Trinity Newsletter

Those who serve on boards please begin the process of getting board reports submitted to Pastor’s Assistant. If we start publishing in June, we will need the May Reports. Submit to or a written copy put in the newsletter mail box. Thank You!


KEEP UP WITH WORLD LUTHERAN NEWS: on your Lutheran Radio Station’s on-air magazine: WLN Digest. World Lutheran News (WLN) Digest provides you with reliable, significant news for Lutherans globally. It airs Saturdays live, 9:30am CST, while a “Minute” version airs weekdays at 8:28am and 5:04pm CST. Featured recently are stories from Canada, Indonesia, Finland, Germany, Australia, Singapore, and Mongolia, to mention but a few. Live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived at Like us on

YOU CAN TEACH LAYPEOPLE THEOLOGY...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 to teachings on: Science & Faith, The Juvenilization of American Christianity, Jesus Sends the 72, Abortion Clinic Regulations, Mark the Evangelist and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at


A new website at offers photos, videos and sermon transcripts from the Jan. 25-26 LCMS Life Conference in Arlington, Va., “Lutherans and Pro-Life Advocacy — Good and Acceptable Service.”

Building Healthy Families: Tomorrow is Earth Day. We praise the Creator as we care for His creation! When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! (Psalm 8) Lutheran Family Service of Iowa Iowa Des Moines, IA (515) 251-4900

Adoption can be a beautiful solution for a child who needs a stable, loving home; for birthparents who want the best for their child which they are not able to provide; and for adopting parents who are ready in every way to parent but are unable to give birth to a child.” Janette Clausen, Lutheran Family Service of Iowa – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Spring Volunteer Weekend Camp OKoboji will be Friday, April 26th - Sunday, April 28th. Help is needed to prepare the camp for the busy summer months. Camp will provide meals and lodging to all those volunteering. Rev. George Clausen will hold services on Sunday at 9:45.There will be an Omelet Brunch from 9:30 until 12:30 with a free will offering. the funds will go for project around the camp and the Annual Fund. Call (7120 337-3325 or email camp ( to make reservations.

 Life Together

Nominations for LCMS GREAT PLAINS REGION VICE-PRESIDENT (Including Iowa) Nabil S. Nour - 84 Ronald M. Garwood - 30 Steven D. Turner - 22 Gene D. Bauman - 20 Mark J. Buchhop - 19. The Election will be held in July at the Synod Convention.

Nominations for President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has been completed. Of those receiving the highest number of nominating votes for the office of President, the following three candidates have given their consent to serve if elected: Matthew C. Harrison - 1,111 Herbert C. Mueller, Jr. - 140 David P. E. Maier - 126. The election will be held electronically four weeks before the Synod Convention.

Don’t forget to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars: Thrivent Choice Dollars grant funds can help support organizations you care about. Eligible members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans who have designated Choice Dollars can help support Trinity and the Preschool. Go to or call 800-THRIVENT and state “Thrivent Choice.”

For Campus Ministry Check out LCMS U: LCMS U is described at the Web page as “the new campus-ministry initiative of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod through the Office of National Mission” (ONM) and as “the place to connect and support our students, congregations and campus ministries, so that we can boldly bear witness to Christ on our nation’s college campuses.”

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

Martin and Diana Herzberg - Thank you so much for the support you have provided to our family. Your financial support, prayers, and encouragement are so greatly appreciated. Many blessings and thanks to you.

The preschool Obstacle-a Thon has been completed and was an amazing success! Thank you to everyone who donated, prayed and helped during this time. Our acoustical tiles will soon be up, helping us maintain a better learning environment for us all. A special thank you to Margaret Kneedler and Linda Schroeder for staying ALL day and helping make the day a success! Thank you again! God's Blessings to you all!~ Trinity Preschool

THE TROXEL FAMILY NEWSLETTER is available on the narthex table for anyone interested in hearing what is happening in the lives of our young Seminary students. There is also a list of needed items if you wish to help.


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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener);

Illness, Injury, Surgery & Recovering: Addison Veach; Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a liver transplant; Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper); Ethan Bulgrin (great newphew of Maggie and Dave Dory) Born March 1st recovering from heart surgery. Jason Riley; Jeanne Herzberg; Mallory Williams.

Confirmation Students: Alex Brown; Cali Fogelsong; Devon Peterson; Kessler Tomas; and Hannah Watt.

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Bo Beeman-Persian Gulf (Nephew of Chuck & Paula Bowman); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); David Davenport-Afganistan (Nephew of Chuck ); 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;

Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Bart Rall, Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shutins: Mary Carson; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Waldean Hargis; Fern Hoepker





Jonathan Watt,
Apr 19, 2013, 1:40 PM