The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany Announcements: February 23, 2014

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This Week at Trinity

Sun Feb 23 Iowa District West Pastor's Conference - Stoney Creek Inn, Sioux City, IA

  • 8:00am Divine Service (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • 9:45am Divine Service/HC (CR)
  • 11:00am Sunday School/Bible Class (CR)

Mon Feb 24 Iowa District West Pastor's Conference - Stoney Creek Inn, Sioux City, IA

Tue Feb 25 Iowa District West Pastor's Conference - Stoney Creek Inn, Sioux City, IA

  • 6:30am Early Risers

Wed Feb 26 6:00pm Confirmation Class

  • 6:00pm Door Hanger Assembly

Sun Mar 2

  • 8:00am Divine Service/HC (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • 9:45am Divine Service (CR)
  • 11:00am Sunday School / Bible Class (CR)
  • 2:00pm Door Hangers - Creston
  • 7:00pm Memorial Service for the Victims of Abortion
  • 8:00pm 40 Days for Life - Kickoff Rally

Serving At Trinity

CR=Creston, MA=Mount Ayr

Sun Feb 23

  • (CR) Acolytes: Hadley, Lauren;Riley, Alexandria
  • (MA) Organist: Ethel Campbell
  • (CR) Organist: Sharon Eklund
  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen
  • (CR) Elder: Jim Hagen
  • (MA) Altar: Vicki Sickels
  • (CR) Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg
  • (MA) Finance: Mark Larsen, Mike Sickels
  • (CR) Finance: Paul Kearney; Bill Magers;
  • (MA) Ushers: Mark Larsen, Mike Sickels
  • (CR) Ushers: Paul Kearney; Jim Kneedler; Bill Mag ers; Troy Petersen;

Sun Mar 2

  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Elder: Jim Nelson
  • (CR) Pianist: Julie Lang
  • (CR)Acolytes: Bargstadt, Benjamin; Walter, Scott
  • (CR) Finance: Jim Nelson; Eric & Gina Eklund
  • (CR) Ushers: Dennis Brown; Ed Tomas; Eric Eklund; Randy Roghair;
  • (CR) Altar: Chuck & Paula Bowman

Looking for a Devotion for this Lenten Season!

Here are some suggestions:

Lutheran Hour Ministries has a downloadable printable devotion titled “My God, My God Why have you Forsaken ME?” A copy of this devotional is on the Narthex Table along with a sign up sheet if you would like Waunita to print you a copy and put it in your mailbox. It is also available for your electronic devices and in large print.

The LCMS offers several options for Lenten devotions on their website

Check out these and other resources available for your Lenten Devotions.

Attendance Report

February 16, 2014— 106


Confession and Forgiveness is an emphasis of Lent. Please make an appointment for Private Confession /Absolution with Pastor Watt during Lent. Call Pastor Watt 515-462-0566 or eMail at Also available 6-7pm at the Creston Location without an appointment during Holy Week (April 14-18).

TALK RADIO FOR THE CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW...You can listen to simple teachings for laypeople on topics like: Environmentalism's War Against Humans, The Movie "The Monuments Men," Election, The Transfiguration of Our Lord, First Century Martyr Polycarp of Smyrna and more. Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. You can listen at your convenience at .

Life Quote February 23 – Seventh after the Epiphany – Although righteous anger may be appropriate, it is amazing how such anger is sometimes channeled by “pro-life” folks through hatred and malice toward those who oppose us. That is not the way of Jesus. “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us love our enemies as You loved us and gave Yourself for us when we were Your enemies because of sin. Amen.

REFORMATION RUSH HOUR: Have you listened yet on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO? Reformation Rush Hour is an all new program discussing religious news items, what’s going on around the various organizations and districts of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, a little church history, a segment that host Rev. Donofrio calls “Lutheran on Purpose” in which you will hear stories from people around the world who converted to Lutheranism from other churches and religions and much, much more. Weekdays at 5pm CST! Follow us on


The time to end abortion is now! Join the 40 Days for Life peaceful prayer vigil outside the abortion clinic in our community! From March 5 - April 13, 40 Days for Life ... a peaceful, prayerful, effective, coordinated international mobilization ... takes place in our community. We pray that, with God's help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city -- and beyond. For more information talk to Pastor Watt ( or Mike Henry ( or Trinity will be holding a Memorial Service for the Victims of Abortion @ 7:00 pm on Sunday, March 2nd. Guest Pastor Nathan Sherrill from Council Bluffs. There will be a Rally in the fellowship hall following the service.

Did You Know: Families who routinely eat meals together have a stronger sense of identity and unity. Kids also learn important things during family meals like how to express themselves, waiting their turn to talk, and family stories and values. If you don’t have a tradition of family meals, why not start one today? Pick a day – for example every Sunday after church or every evening – and plan schedules around the meal. A technology-free zone is important, so turn off the TV, put away the cell phones and tablets and computers. Enjoy! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa 515-251-4900

Think that Planned Parenthood of the Heartland is a benevolent, harmless neighbor? Learn the truth about webcam abortions and the ongoing sexualization of our children - happening right here in community! This event will be held on Tuesday, March 4th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Red Coach Inn, Red Oak, IA. Carpooling will be available from the church parking lot at 5:30 pm.

Life Together

Bridal Shower for Tessa Wardenburg and Jordan Gadbois (Dane Wardenburg's Fiancé). On Sunday, March 9th at 1:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. All church ladies are invited!

Church Time Survey Surveys are in. The Elder’s will be evaluating the approximately 30 responses. Thank you to all those who participated.

Lenten meals will be served to confirmation students beginning with Ash Wednesday, March 5th at 5:30 pm. Please see sign up sheet in the Narthex if you are willing to help.

Martin Luther High School Choir Tour. We are looking for a few people who are willing to host students from Hannah Watt's High School. They will be performing for our church during their stay with us. These students will need housing for Saturday, April 26th. Please let Waunita know if you are interested in hosting students. Performances to be announced.

SMILE! and mark your calendars for April 29 - May 3. Pictures will be taken at both locations for our new directory. More information is coming soon.

What better way to train a child than to give them an opportunity to join the fun for Cub Weeks at Camp Okoboji on July 13 - 19th. The Camp Auxiliary is giving away scholarships for a week at camp for children who will have completed grades 3-6 as of June 2014. The path is simple. Complete an application (available on Narthex table). Children need to be members of a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. They must in their own words 100 or less tell our board why they would love to go to camp this year. If they are selected, the auxiliary will pay the cost to attend Cub Weeks. Applications must be received in the camp office no later than April 14, 2014.

Stewardship Leviticus 19:2 “You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy.” We are God's children – created in His image. Although tarnished by sin, we have been renewed in His image through Baptism into Christ's sacrificial death and glorious resurrection. And where Christ goes, we follow, reflecting the image of God in love, in generosity, in kindness, in humility. How Jesus is, thus are we called to be.


Cancer: Kenneth Goeglein; Mike Rollings; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; Lois Watt; LaVern Otte; Maggie Dory; Jeff Bierle; Tim Stalker; Cindy Ray; Larry Davis;

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

Illness Injury Surgery &Recovering: Bill Reidy; Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman; Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains; Deb Laudner; Melvalee Geoeglein; Jace Zellmer; Don Hanes (Friend of Mitzie); Don Harris (Brother-in-law of Mitzie)

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary;

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; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Don Campbell;