Announcements

Storm Cancellations:  If Church needs to be cancelled during the winter months, text notifications will be sent to you if you have signed up to receive them.  You can also check the church website at www.trinitysv.com or the following sources.
KICD  1240 AM   107.7 FM   Spencer – Live reports & Website
KKOJ 1190 AM    KRAQ 105.7 FM  Jackson – Live reports & Website
“Weather Related Announcements” at exploreokoboji.com
“Weather Announcements” at myradioworks.net
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This Sundays Readings:  December 9, 2nd Sunday in Advent —  Malachi 3:1-7b, Philippians 1:2-11, and Luke 3:1-14

 

Next Sundays Readings:  December 16, 3rd Sunday in Advent —  Zeph. 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-7, and Luke 7:18-28

 

Note From The Congregational Presidents:  CHANGE IS COMING!  For now we will continue having joint church services as we have been on alternating Sundays.  But beginning in December, time for services will be 10:00 am with Bible Class held at 9:00 am before worship at the church where service is held. Having joint services makes it easier for the Pastors who are taking time to help us. We encourage all of our members to make a special effort to attend all services in whatever church. Every-one’s support is needed as we go through this vacancy with God leading us.

 

Forgiveness in Christ    For those who have participated in an abortion decision—there is a Word of Hope for broken hearts.  Call 888.217.8679 or go to www.word-of-hope.org.  Word of Hope is a confidential and caring ministry of Lutherans For Life.  Find Word of Hope on Facebook.

 

Concordia Poinsettias:  We are trying something new this year. Since in the past the poinsettias have not lasted through the season we are ordering artificial poinsettias through Hobby Lobby in Spencer the cost will be $16. Please sign up in the narthex for your plant. The deadline is Sunday, December 9th. Please place payment in the offering tray.

 

Items Needed:  The ladies of Concordia are once again putting together shut-in baskets for our members. Please sign up in the narthex to help bring in items and make this Christmas season a reason of sharing. Deadline is 12-15.

 

The Call Process Update:  A call list was created of seven names. These have now been sent back to Pastor Sajban. He has told us that six of the seven are receptive to considering a call.  After background checks the list will be returned to the call committee to narrow it down to a single Pastor to call.  After Voter approval, a call will then be extended.  Please keep both churches and all members, in your prayers. When praying refer to 2 Timothy 3:1-7 it will help guide us through this process.

 

Trinity LWML Mission:  2017–2019 Mission Grant 16 Education Loan Repayment Assistance Grants Ministry Focus $100,000 Twenty called church workers, each year during the biennium, will each receive a grant of $2,500 through Ministry Focus, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization (RSO), to assist in repayment of educational loans accrued in preparing for service to the Lord through the church. Repayment of educational debt is often made more difficult by the very modest salaries of church workers. This problem may affect recruitment, performance, and retention of church workers.

 

FOOD SHELF COLLECTION: Trinity LWML will be collecting nonperishable food items for the Jackson Co. Food Shelf starting Sun Nov 4th through Sun Dec 16. There will be a collection box in the narthex. Items will be taken to the Catholic Church in Lakefield the week of Dec 17th. Thank you for your support.

 

ILSTO update: Students in our Lutheran elementary and secondary schools need your help!  The Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization is at 67% of its $806,000 goal as of Nov. 1. You have until Dec. 31 to mail your gift, but please call ahead as credits can go quickly the closer we get to the end of the year. The need is becoming greater each year.  Remember the financial benefit to a contributor is a 65% tax credit on Iowa income taxes (which can be carried over for five years).  Please check with your tax preparer for federal guidelines as the new Federal tax laws take effect. For more information about ILSTO go online to www.iowalutheransto.org or call Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991.

 

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  The Trinity LWML has a box in the narthex at Trinity for gathering USED Portals of Prayers. We will distribute them to various locations for others to read. God bless you for your support.

 

Prayer Requests:  Please contact the church secretary if you would like to be included in the prayers in the bulletin.

 

KFUO Radio:  Our Worldwide Lutheran Radio Station offers a variety of weekday Christian programming.  From 7-9 am “His Time” starts your day with the Word of God. It’s “Morning Prayer” segment features devotional meditations.  From 9:30-10:00 am “Law and Gospel” applies those doctrines of Scripture to God’s plan of salvation in Christ.  From 10-11 am “Faith’n Family” covers various life and family issues.  From 11-12 am “Thy Strong Word” is an in-depth Bible study program. From 3-5 pm “Issues, Etc”, is a Christ-Centered radio talk show. See complete listings and stream live broadcasts at www.kfuoam.org  or www.facebook.com/KFUORadio.