The Third Sunday after Epiphany ~ Announcements: January 26, 2014

Post date: Jan 24, 2014 7:32:26 PM

This Week at Trinity

Beginning Feb 2nd Creston’s services will begin at 9:45 am

Sun Jan 26

  • Lutheran Schools Week (All Week)
  • 8:00am Divine Service (MA)
  • 9:30am Divine Service (CR)
  • 11:00am Sunday School /Adult Bible Class

Mon Jan 27 Pastor's Day Off

Tue Jan 28

  • 6:30am Early Risers (Fellowship Hall)

Sun Feb 2

  • 8:00am Divine Service/HC (MA)
  • 9:30am Sunday School/Bible Class (MA)
  • ****9:45am Divine Service (CR) ****
  • 11:15am Sunday School / Bible Class (CR)

JR/SR Youth Schedule

Guests are always Welcome!

  • Jan 25th Bowling Panther Lanes *(Note the change)*
  • Feb 15th Valentines Dinner *(Note the change)*
  • Mar 9th Lock-In Overnight Activities/Bible Study
  • Apr. 14th Bible Study/Games
  • May 4th Bible Study/Games

Leaders: Deanna and Troy Petersen; Jennifer and Tim Fogelsong; Joy and Dennis Brown.

Serving At Trinity

CR=Creston, MA=Mount Ayr

Sun Jan 26

  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen
  • (MA) Finance: Mike Sickels
  • (CR) Elder: Mike Lang
  • (CR) Ushers: Dean Hadley; Karl Peterson; Tyler Peter son; Jack Quee
  • (CR) Organist: Sharon Eklund
  • (CR) Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg
  • (CR) Acolytes: Walter, Scott; Hadley, Lauren

Sun Feb 2

  • (MA) Elder: Mark Larsen
  • (CR) Acolytes: Bargstadt, Benjamin
  • (CR) Ushers: Paul Kearney; Jim Kneedler; Bill Mag ers; Troy Petersen;
  • (CR) Elder: Jim Hagen
  • (CR) Finance: Paul Kearney; Bill Magers;
  • (CR) Altar: Phil and Anita Wardenburg
  • (CR) Organist: Sharon Eklund

Attendance Report

January 19, 2014—107 Worship

11– Sunday School

33—Bible Class

Youth will be hosting their annual Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 15th at 6:00PM. Tickets are $15 each. Please RSVP to Deanna Petersen @ 641-344-6178 or email me at to let us know how many to expect in your party! Looking forward to enjoying your company and allowing our youth to wait on you for the evening!

Thank you to everyone for prayers, telephone calls, visits, cards, gifts and flowers after my fall.

Your kindness was appreciated.

~May Carlisle


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 CST starting ! Follow us on Streaming and archived at

TALK RADIO FOR THE THINKING CHRISTIAN...You can listen to simple teachings for laypeople on topics like: Roe v. Wade, The End Times, The Person of Christ, Old Testament Judge Samuel, The Sermon on the Mount 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 to what you want when you want at


LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) Training Iowa District West is forming LERT teams to respond to disasters. It is exciting that over 300 members of the District have now taken the LERT training and are certified to serve and respond after a natural disaster. You are invited to attend an upcoming LERT training. There is NO COST for the training. Volunteers will receive a LERT manual. Where: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 510 15th Street, Ames IA When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 Registration begins at 8 am with training 9am - 12pm Facilitator: Ellie Menz, Disaster Response Coordinator Register online at (under “District News”) or contact Jill Davis at the District office (515-576-7666).

January 26 “Pro-life parents should never compromise on the truth, but we should never neglect compassion, either. I believe it is very important to bring our children along and involve them in pro-life work. In the end, if pro-life parents are truthful, passionate, creative, caring, prayerful, and active, I believe we will go a long way in leading our children to life.” Kristi Burton Brown, stay-at-home mom and pro-life attorney (volunteering for Life Legal Defense Foundation and also as an allied attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom) – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Building Healthy Families: Children are a blessing from the Lord. But parenting can often be a real challenge! LFS counselors can help you assess what’s not working and find new ways that can work. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa; 7177 Hickman Road Suite 2; Des Moines, IA 50322

Phone: 515-251-4900

Life Together

Please resubmit any prayers that have been removed due to length of time on the list.

“Lifelight Bible Study will resume on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11 at 1:30 p.m. We will study the last half of the book of Genesis, beginning with chapter 25. For information and study materials see Janette or Mike Lang.”

Offering Envelopes are in the Narthex. Please pick up your box. If you can't find a box with your name on it or you know of someone who needs one please let Waunita know. We have plenty of extras!

Please note the Elder's have voted that beginning Sunday, February 2, 2014 the church time for Creston will be changed to 9:45 am.

There will be a Trinity Teacher's Meeting Sunday, February 9th, at 12pm following bible class. All teachers are encouraged to attend. Please bring a sack lunch.

Stewardship: Matthew 4:20 “Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” Discipleship cost Peter and Andrew everything they had: they left their trade, their hometown, their families and they followed Jesus. God has called us to the same discipleship – the same devotion, though the exact details of how that is lived out will vary. The important thing is this: that we know that all we have is the Lord’s, to be used for His purpose, that we are His disciples and are ready to follow where He leads.


Cancer: Jackie Loomis; 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; Kenny Goeglein; Larry Davis;

Condolences: Delbert Herzberg (Brother of Lawrence)

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; Pat Barkalow; Melvalee Geoeglein (Dorothy Cook’s sister-in-Law); Hannah Shady;

Military: Aaron Hoogand; Carl Green; 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;