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posted Aug 16, 2013, 2:57 PM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Aug 18     Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank 

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr) 
  • 9:30am Divine Service

Mon Aug 19 Pastor's Day Off

Tue Aug 20  First Day of School (Creston)

  • 6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds)

Wed Aug 21

  • 9:30am Circuit Winkel - Trinity Lutheran Church, Creston, Iowa - Fellowship Hall
  • 6:00pm Confirmation Parents / Student / Teacher Meeting
  • 7:30pm Board of Missions (FH)

Sun Aug 25 Rally Day

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service 

 Attendance Report

Sunday, August 11 , 2013—97, C-87

 Serving At Trinity

Sun Aug 18

  • Organist: Sharon Ecklund    
  • Elder: Jim Hagen 
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse
  • Ushers: Jim Hagen, Mike Lang, Dean Hadley, Troy Peterson
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Altar: Becky Hagen, Carla Roghair

Sun Aug 25

  • Pianist: Julie Lang
  • Elder: Jim Hagen 
  • Finance: Dennis Brown, Joyce Kruse
  • Ushers: Jim Hagen, Mike Lang, Dean Hadley, Troy Peterson
  • Acolytes: Ushers
  • Altar: Becky Hagen, Carla Roghair

Thank to all who came to enjoy the Family-A-Fair. Thank you also to those who volunteered their time and talents to help support our community. Everyone had an enjoyable time serving and supporting our community and its many outreach programs.

 Rally  Day and Fall Picnic

Join us for a day of fun and fellowship. We will celebrate all of our education programs at Trinity and kick-off our Sunday School Programs.

August 25, 2013

10:30 am Outdoor Worship Service

Bring Lawn Chairs or blankets to sit on if you like.

(Weather Permitting)

11:30 am Rally Day Potluck, Games, Fun and Food

Registration for Sunday School will be held on this date. Invite all the kids to be here to enjoy the day and get registered.

Installation of Sunday School Teachers during the worship service.

Bring a dish to share, table service and  drinks.

 Worship, Fellowship. Fun, and Games



LEARN OF TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BIBLICAL TEACHINGS: on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO. The program Law and Gospel uses the theological distinctions between Law and Gospel not only to apply the Bible, but also to understand our relationship to God’s entire plan of salvation in Christ. Weekdays 2-2:30PM CST. Find it at --- live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived. Like and follow us:

SACRAMENTAL, HISTORICAL, LITURGICAL...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: The Lord's Supper, The Liturgy of Baptism, 12th Century Hymn writer Bernard of Clairvaux, Old Testament Judge Samuel, Bartholomew the Apostle and more. You can listen on-demand at

Life Together


All confirmation students (5th through 8th Grade) are expected to participate as Acolytes. Acolytes have the very important task of lighting the candles each time the congregation gathers for worship. Candles are important for worship as they remind us that Jesus is the light of the world. They also remind us that he is present in our worship in a very special way. He comes to us in Word and Sacrament for the forgiveness of our sins. Acolyte training will begin at about 7:00pm on August 21st in the church sanctuary.

Confirmation Classes Begin: Confirmation classes at Trinity include all children 5th through 8th grade. We will begin meeting every Wednesday on August 28th, at 6:00pm. Phil Wardenburg will again be teaching the 5th and 6th graders and Pastor Watt will be teaching 7th and 8th grade. There will be a parent information meeting on Wednesday, August 21st at 6:00pm. We will be discussing class expectations and the education schedule for the coming school year.

CPH Fall Bible Sale! Many of the bibles are 45% off until the end of September. To purchase a bible please fill in the order sheet in the church office on the South wall. Put your cash or check made out to Trinity in an envelope marked bible order and place in the collection plate.

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.


 August 18 “Is the pro-life movement missing something? Is the Church missing something? Will we take the opportunity to speak out For Life, but not against immorality? Sexuality, marriage, Law or Gospel—puzzle pieces that need to be addressed if we are to complete our culture-of-life puzzle. May the Holy Spirit guide the discussion.” Karen Frohwein, president of Lutherans For Life of Iowa – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

 The National Offering

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Thank you for your participation in gathering gifts for the mission and ministry of our church. These gifts will be used where needed most in support of Witness, Mercy and Life Together work around the world. Baptized for this moment, you are free to join with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in sharing His forgiveness and mercy in a world desperately in need of it.

The gathering of financial gifts from around the LCMS will be used in support of five designations: Together as Synod; Global Mission; Lutheran Malaria Initiative; LCMS Joint Seminary Fund; and the Global Seminary Initiative.

The Lord Blesses and I’m Confident that He will work our gifts toward the National Offering for good. And as he does he will prepare us all to go forth together, confident in our bold Witness to the Gospel, certain in our works of Mercy, and joyful in our Life Together, Truly, we are “Baptized for The Moment!”

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Matthew Harrison


Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis (Friend of Miztie Cellen); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener); Mike Rollings;

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

IIS&R: Bill Reidy (Brother-in-Law of Marti Williams) awaiting a kidney transplant; Ethan Bulgrin (great nephew of Maggie Dory); Jeanne Herzberg; Opal Niece; John Wolfe;

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary (Jim Hagen’s Sister);

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 (Vicar: Macomb, MI), Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;

Shut-ins: Mary Carson; Ruth Chase; Wilma   Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Fern Hoepker; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley;