Post date: Sep 20, 2013 8:20:10 PM

This Week at Trinity

Sun Sep 22 18th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Iowa District West Pastor's Conference, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Ubrandale, IA
  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service (HC)
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class

Mon Sep 23

  • Iowa District West Pastor's Conference
  • 6:30pm LifeLight

Tue Sep 24

  • Iowa District West Pastor's Conference
  • 6:30am Early Risers (McDonalds)
  • 1:30pm LifeLight

Wed Sep 25

  • 6:00pm Confirmation Class
  • 7:30pm Board of Education (FH)
  • 7:30pm Board of Trustees (FH)

Thu Sep 26

  • 6:30pm Endowment committee

Sun Sep 29 19th Sunday after Pentecost

  • 8:00am Divine Service (Mount Ayr)
  • 9:30am Divine Service
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Adult Bible Class

Attendance Report

Sunday AM, September 15, 2013—81

Sunday PM, September 15, 2013– 52, C-51

Serving At Trinity

Sun Sep 15

  • Elder: Randy Roghair
  • Ushers: Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair, Rick Hadley
  • Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman
  • Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman
  • Acolytes: Logan Shady; Cassidy Riley
  • Organist: Sharon Smith

Sun Sep 22

  • Elder: Randy Roghair
  • Ushers: Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Randy Roghair, Rick Hadley
  • Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman
  • Finance: Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman
  • Acolytes: Lauren Hadley; Alexandria Riley
  • Painist: Julie Lang

Information from the Joint Committee

The Joint Committee for the combining of Trinity Lutheran Church and First Lutheran Church send out a mailing to every member of the congregation. Additional copies of the letter are available on the narthex table. The letter provided details for you to consider as we approach a vote on November 17. Please read and prayerfully consider the proposal.

An in depth Question and Answer session is scheduled for October 6th following worship in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity. Please take the time to bring your questions to the committee.

If you have any questions about this or the work of the committee please contact Pastor Watt or any member of the committee. The committee members from Trinity are Jim Nelson, Mike Lang, Anita Wardenburg and Chuck Bowman.

Important Dates

September 30th CPH Bible Sale ends

  • October 6th Question and Answer session regarding Mt Ayr following the worship service.
  • November 3rd Special Reformation Service At St. Paul, Clarinda, IA with Pr. Nabil Nour 5th VP of the LCMS.
  • November 17th Voters Meeting.


Members of Trinity are encouraged to join Preschool Chapel (Pastor Time) on Thursdays at 9:45AM and 1:45PM.

Have you ever considered being a pastor or deaconess? If so Rev. Michael Redeker from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis would like to meet with you at Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm or Hope Lutheran Church in Des Moines from 4:30 to 7:30 pm on Thursday, September 19th. Rev. Redeker is interested in meeting with prospective seminary students of all ages - elementary school age through adults who are already employed in another vocation. Conferences are individual, informal and family/friends are welcome. Reservations are not necessary, but strongly encouraged. If you are interested in scheduling a specific conference time, please call Rev. Redeker at 314-505-7225 or email him at Redekerm@csl.edu regarding an appointment.

LEARN ABOUT 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 www.kfuo.org and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/KFUOradio. .

There is still time to sign up for the Lutherans for Life National Conference being held Friday, November 8, 2013 and Saturday, November 9, 2013 in Urbandale. The cost of the conference is $100.00 per person. There are several members of Trinity already signed up to attend. If you are interested please contact Waunita Watt 641-278-6309 for more information or log into lutheransforlife.org/conference.

EVENING HYMN SERIES...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 Lutheran theologians studying the hymns: "God, Who Made the Earth and Heaven," "Abide with Me," "Christ, Mighty Savior," "All Praise to Thee, My God This Night," "Lord, Support Us All Day Long," and "The Day Thou Gavest." You can listen at your convenience at www.issuesetc.org


Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office. Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or dchapman@careinitiatives.org

September 22 “In the short-term, it appears that the ungodly will prevail. Christians, however, must begin to think long-term; while the ungodly burn themselves out, the godly steadily influence their world: ‘You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of … And let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary” (2 Timothy Galatians 6:9 NASB®). Gary DeMar, president of The American Vision – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · www.lutheransforlife.org

Life Together

A special reformation service will be held on Nov 3rd. A special guest preacher has been arranged for this event. Watch following announcements in the bulletin.

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 evelope marked bible order and place in the collection plate. (22 Sep 13, Inbox)

LifeLight classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. This is a change from the previous schedule. Thank you

Our prayer requests on Sunday morning now include requests from our sister congregation First Lutheran, Mount Ayr;

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 Pastor@TrinityCreston.org


Our Prayer Request now include those of

First Lutheran Mt Ayr our sister congregation.

Cancer: Bethany Gurich; Jackie Loomis (Friend of Miztie Cellen); Kenneth Goeglein (Brother of Dorothy Cook); Rheanna Miller (Kindergartener); Mike Rollings; Orlan Lux; Merle Triggs; Al Davis (Great Grandfather of Preschool Mylie); Grace Weese (Grandmother of Hannah Shady); Janice Shepherd (Aunt of Hannah Shady); Wes Keeler (Friend of Byan Bilderback);

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; Doyle Hembry; Jill (Marti’s Granddaughter); Walt Herzberg; Dale Conn; Edith Larsen (Mother of Mark Larson); Linda Whitaker; Melissa & Brennon Zellmer birth of the twins Caleb and Jace (1lb 3oz and 1lb 4oz); Phil and Marie Burmeister; Gailen Foreman (Husband of Barb Foreman); Alan King (Son of Velma Lorenz); Alyssa Cose (Granddaughter of Bob and Sharon Ecklund) having knee surgery Oct. 1st; Dale Conn;

Military: Aaron Hoogand (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; Don Campbell;