This Sundays Readings:  October 14, Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost—  Amos 5:6-7, 10-15, Hebrews 3:12-19, and Mark 10:17-22


Next Sundays Readings:  October 21, Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost—  Ecclesiastes 5:10-20, 10-15, Hebrews 4:1-13, and Mark 10:23-31


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.


Voting Ballet:  Ballets have been placed in your bulletin box to vote on the future service choices. One vote per communicant member. Deadline to turn in ballot is Sunday, October 21. If you have any questions please speak with an elder.


Snow Birds:  For those of you who get to travel to the warmer states and other locations during the winter months, now is the time to let the office know if you want materials and what items you would want mailed to you while you are away. Update the office of your departure date, address, and when you expect to return.  This will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


Pastor’s office Hours Beginning in September WEDNESDAYS
(Unless noted) Vacancy: Pastor Bohmer is the offices @ T 9-11:30 am @ C 12:30 – 3:30 pm


HUG BOX:  Trinity LWML has a Hug Box which will be for collecting Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Scarves, Socks, Coats, Snow pants and Boots. The box will be in the narthex to put your items in. We will be collecting items until October 21st. The items will be taken to the Western Community Action Agency in Jackson. God bless you for your support! If you have any question please contact Shirley.


Directory Updates:
Audrey Donnenwerth, transfer to St. John May City, IA


PROGRAM SUMMARY:  YMCA Kinship Reading Buddies matches adults from the community with elementary students attending Okoboji, Harris-Lake Park, and Spirit Lake schools.  Reading Buddies will meet once a month starting in December and goes through May. Buddies will read together for 30 minutes once a month. The books selected by ISU Extension Dickinson County. Reading Buddies is based on the Raising Readers/Storypals program, which implements the Dialogic Reading Method.  Each month the students receive from their buddy a book, school supply, and an activity to complete at home with a family member. This is a great way to give back to the community with a minimal time commitment for the volunteers. Harris Lake Park meeting the 2nd Thursday of the month from 12:15-12:45 PM Please contact Paula Edwards at 712-336-9622 or with any questions.


Office Hours: Shannon will be in the church office now in the afternoons typically 1:30-3:30 p.m. since the school year is starting.


Roof Replacement @ Concordia:  The roof of the church is leaking in two different areas. The roof is being replaced by Five Star Roofing, the cost will be $36,148.00, this will be completed with a 50 year shingles. If you would like to contribute to this project please make note in the offering check or donations and place it in the offering basket on Sunday. So far $13,750.00 has been donated to the new roof fund. Thank you in advance.


Old Hymnals:  Here’s an opportunity to find a ‘good home’ for any and all hymnals that you or your church no longer needs.  Take to the office at Camp Okoboji.


Note From The Congregational Presidents:  As we work through our vacancy we will be having joint church services.  Time for services will be 9 am with Bible Class held after at the church where service is held.  The reason for holding joint services is to make 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.  Everyone’s support is needed as we go through this vacancy with God leading us.


ADULT BIBLE STUDY:  For the present time in vacancy, Adult Bible Study will be held every week after Worship at the Church where services are held.  All members of both congregations are welcome to attend every week.  Our study will be going through the new 2017 edition of Luther’s Small Catechism.  This edition features expanded discussion on the current issues of today that need to be met with a solid grounding in God’s Word.  It also maintains its classic teachings of Christian doctrine and the Scriptures they come from.  It will be an interesting and informative study.  If you want to attend, but don’t yet have a copy of the new 2017 edition, please let Denny Stahly know so we can get one ordered for you.


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  or