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posted Aug 6, 2013, 5:49 AM by Jonathan Watt

This Week at Trinity

Sun Aug 4      Divine Service (Mount Ayr)

                          9:30am Divine Service

                          11:00am Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Mon Aug 5     Pastor's Day Off

Tue Aug 6      6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds)

                          7:00pm Rachel Circle

Wed Aug 7 6:00pm Board of Elders (FH) 

Thu Aug 8 6:00pm Christian Care Committee

Sun Aug 11 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)

9:30am Divine Service (HC)  

Serving At Trinity

Sun Aug 4      

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

Sun Aug 11

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


 Attendance Report

Sunday, July 28, 2013  - 81, C—75

 Altar Flowers

The flowers on the altar last Sunday were given in praise and thanksgiving for the liver and kidney transplant received by Bill Reidy. May the Lord continue to bless and keep him in his loving care.


Family-A– Fair

 Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Open to the public.

Something for everyone.

Please check the sign up sheets in the Narthex for ways you can participate in this exciting event.

We invite the members of Trinity to stroll through the many booths, enjoy refreshments, face painting, ladder ball, bean bag toss, pavement tic-tac-toe, exercise, entertainment and many more family oriented events.

 Thank You

The family of Esther Otte would like to thank everyone for their cards, memorial gifts and expression of sympathy for the loss of our Mother. Trinity was her second home for 5 years.

Bev and Tom Braymen and family.

 Thank you to the family of Troy Petersen, also Jay Bochart, Jim Hagen and Carla Roghair for all their help with installing the patio at the parsonage. An invitation is extended to the congregation to come and see the patio after Bible class today. 

~The Watt Family


EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION OF LUTHERANS…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: Women in Combat, Classical Christian Education, Baptism, The Lord’s Supper and more.  You can listen to what you want when you want at

THE BIBLE STUDY provides quality discussion of the Christian faith that supports and supplements the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod’s witness to the Gospel. Pastors from congregations across the country give listeners an opportunity to study general and specific Biblical topics. The pastors explain specific verses and apply Lutheran doctrine to life in today’s world. Tune in this week to study the Book of Romans! Find it at --- live streaming on your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhones, smartphones, WiFi radio, and archived. Visit us at

“To help create successful, independent children in a safe Christian setting." Trinity Lutheran Preschool continues to be a blessing to this congregation by the ministry provided by our teachers. We as a congregation have the opportunity to be a blessing to the preschool as well.  Please help by volunteering for this important ministry. 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". The school year will be starting soon. There are many ways you can serve. Thank you.


 If you feel that something is missing in your life or you want to have just plain fun, connect with kids. Be a volunteer, teach Sunday school, help out in a club, join a buddy organization. They will keep you young and smiling!!! Praise God for kids!” Bonnie Berrey, Clemons (Iowa) Lutheran School – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

 Life Together


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. (4 Aug 13, Inbox)

Pastor Watt will give a report from the Synod Convention at 11am (following the Divine Service) on August 4. Please plan to attend and learn more about the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod and the emphasis we are taking for the next triennium.

Planning Committee Reactivating. Possible projects include a steeple, upstairs restrooms, opening up the narthex, remodeling existing sanctuary or build a new one. If interested in serving on the committee, see the President of the Congregation Chuck Bowman.

Registration is now open for The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you would be interested in attending. When: Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2013 Where: Kansas City Airport Marriott, Kansas City, Missouri Who: LCMS congregational leaders in rural and small-town settings The LCMS National Rural and Small Town Mission Conference will address the blessings and challenges facing rural and small-town congregations today and encourage those congregations and their leaders in cultivating healthy churches that are eager to bear witness to Christ, show mercy to those in need in their communities and develop a robust life together with their fellow members.

 First Lutheran Church—Mt Ayr, IA

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church—Creston, IA

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Trinity Lutheran Church;

The members of First Lutheran Church would like to  express our deep appreciation and heart-felt gratitude for the fantastic turnout at our joint Mission Festival on June 26th.

Along with our many friends from Trinity we enjoyed a short devotion, delicious meal, vesper service and an uplifting message by Reverend Ray Smith. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to get to know the people of Trinity better.

In joyful prayer we look forward to the possibility of future shared fellowship and the bonding of a new friendships in Christ.

Forever Thankful, Your Friends in Christ,

For the members of First Lutheran

Doug Bullock, Chairman


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) recovering from a liver transplant; Ethan Bulgrin (great nephew of Maggie Dory); Jeanne Herzberg; Opal Niece;

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;

Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg.

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