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THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT (March 3, 2013)

posted Mar 5, 2013, 5:59 AM by Jonathan Watt


"To help create successful, independent children in a safe Christian setting." Trinity Lutheran Preschool is a gift from God. Please help by volunteering for this important minstiry. You will find a Preschool Event Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet in the sign-up book on the narthex table. Look for the yellow tab marked "Preschool". Some events that you could help with: Sunday, April 21 Mother's Tea Party 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM; Graduation, Thursday, May 16 4 PM to 9 PM.

Join Early Risers for Bible reading and discussion 6:30am every Tuesday morning at McDonalds.

Men's work day - Saturday, April 27 - IDW is partnering with Lutheran Hour Men's Ministry on their national men's work day. Go to to register your group. A great opportunity to gather men, including those outside the congregation, to do something to serve your community or those in need. You can identify a local project or, hopefully, we'll share soon information on a larger district project to which you can come and serve. If you have an idea for something that could be done in your area, please contact Mark Gerken at

SPIRITUAL REFRESHMENT FOR YOUR LUNCH/MID-DAY: on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO. The program is Moments of Assurance: Message, Music and Prayer blended together in the Scriptural thought for each weekday, 12-1PM. You’ll hear of Hope and Complete Confidence in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord! Find it at --- live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived. Like and follow us:

THEOLOGY FOR WHITE COLLAR, BLUE COLLAR & CLERICAL COLLAR...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: Evolution, Religious Freedom, Jesus Seeks the Lost, Third Century Martyrs Perpetua & Felicitas and more. You can listen on-demand at

What is a Lutheran?: Classes will begin April 2 at 6 PM for all those interested in learning about the Christian faith. The class will be approximately 1 1/4 hours in length. Childcare will be provided. This is a good opportunity for you to refresh what you learned in confirmation classes. The class will meet for about 10 sessions. Please contact Pastor Watt for more information or 515-462-0566.

Come enjoy the fun and be part of promoting our Easter Services to the Community!!!! On Wednesday, March 6th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm the Board of Missions will be assembling our door hangers. Then on Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 pm it will be time to hang the door hangers out in the community. We invite all the members to be a part of this fun event.


LERT Training Are you and/or your church prepared for a natural disaster? How do you respond when you or others in your community lose their home in a natural disaster? If the tornado siren sounds off during a church service, what will you do? Are your elders trained in how to respond? Do your members know what to do? Are your church records protected if a tornado destroys your church? Iowa District West is taking the lead in offering LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) trainings so you will have the answers to these questions. You are invited to attend the upcoming Jefferson LERT training or call Ellie Menz at 515-370-1159 to schedule a LERT training in your community

Life Quote: March 3 “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.” Mother Teresa – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

A Mite box will be placed at the back of church through the month of March. The ladies would appreciate your donations through the month of March

Building Healthy Families: It has been two and a half weeks since the beginning of Lent. Did you find yourself sacrificing or committing to giving up something for Lent? When you find your commitment wavering, talk to God through prayer and ask for some of the strength, commitment and faith that Jesus had when he died on the cross for our sins. He promises to hear and answer you. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa Des Moines, IA (515) 251-4900

Life Together

Attendance Report :   Sunday February 24th 107, Communion 89

                                    Wednesday February 27th 43

Board Chairs Please Note!: All meetings during Lent (through April 31) will be at 8:30pm following Lenten services instead of at 7pm. Also, there are NO meetings on Holy Week (April 24-31). Board of Education and Trustees meetings have been rescheduled for April 20 (NOT April 27) at 8:30pm. Board Chairs please let Pastor Watt know if you change or cancel your meeting this month.

Easter Flowers If you want to provide flowers for our Easter Garden on Sunday, March 31, 2013please complete the enclosed form. Thank you

Members of the Worship Altar Committee will clean and polish the altar ware and furnishings in the chancel on Sunday, March 23rd at 9:00 am Cleaning supplies will be provided. Thank you in advance to those who are able to help. Questions? Contact Janette.

Please remember to tell Pastor Watt (email works best) if you are planning to provide flowers for the altar, even if you have written it on the altar flower calendar on the narthex table. Thanks Pastor Watt.

This Week At Trinity

Sun Mar 3              8:00am         Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                              9:30am         Divine Service 

                              11:00am       Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Mar 4             Pastor's Day Off

                              9:00am         Confessions Reading Group 

                              7:00pm         LifeLight Bible Study - Trinity (FH)l 

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

                              1:30pm         Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                              1:30pm         LifeLight Bible Study - Trinity (FH) 

                              7:00pm         Rachel Circle

Wed Mar 6             5:00pm         Door Hanger Assembly

                              5:30pm         Confirmation  Meal Served.

                              6:00pm         Confirmation Class 

                              7:00pm         Lenten Service 

                              8:30pm         Board of Elders (FH)

Sun Mar 10            8:00am         Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                              9:30am         Divine Service (HC) 

                              11:00am       Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                              2:00 pm        Door Hanger Distribution

                              6:30pm         Youth Group 

Serving At Trinity

Sun Mar 3     Acolytes: Cali Foglesong; Caitlyn Barrgstadt

                     Ushers: Troy Peterson, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Jim Kneedler

                     Organist: Sharon Ecklund

                     Altar Committee: Mike & Janette Lang; Megan Schutt

Wed Mar 6    Acolytes: Devon Peterson; Cassidy Riley

                     Ushers: Troy Peterson, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Jim Kneedler

                     Pianist: Carla Roghair

Sun Mar 10   Acolytes: Hannah Watt; Kolby Tomas

                     Ushers: Troy Peterson, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson, Jim Kneedler



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

Cancer: Bethany Gurich;  Dawne Bowman (Daughter-in-Law to Charlie and Paula) kidney removal on Friday : Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Megan Anderson; Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener); 

Illness, Injury & Recovering: Jeanne Herzberg; Addison Veach (Waunita's grand niece) born Feb 2 1lb. 11oz.;Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a liver transplant; Cindy Ray (Preschool Helper) Continued illness; Janice Nook; 

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, Martin Herzberg; 

Shutins: Frieda Porter, Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell;