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 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 Announcements” at
“Weather Related Announcements” at
Call an Elder or Pastor


This Sundays Readings:  December 10, 2nd Sunday in Advent – Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-14, and Mark 1:1-9


Next Sundays Readings:  December 17, 3rd Sunday in Advent – Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 2 Thessalonians 5:16-24, and John 1:6-8, 19-28


Altar Guild Blessing!  Thanks to Lenora Kazemba for providing new artificial flower arrangements for the church seasons.


Devotionals:  There are Advent devotionals available in the narthex from Lutheran Hour Ministries and Higher Things. If you would like an electronic version one can be e-mailed to you.  If you are interested in one and all copies are taken please contact the church office. Thank you!


Trinity Items for sale:  LWML has cards for sale including Christmas cards and napkins, along with birthday, get-well, and sympathy cards. Cards can be purchased individually for $0.60 apiece or by the box. The amount is written on the box. Thank you.


Mitten Tree:  There is a mitten tree at the care center for the residents Christmas gifts if anyone is interested in adopting a resident or two for the holiday season.  Mittens are available until all adopted and gifts need to be returned to the care center by December 18th.  We greatly appreciate everyone’s generosity in helping to make the season a little brighter for everyone at Pearl Valley Rehab and Nursing.


Note from Treasurer:  If you would like to make a donation before the year ends.  Please have your donations into the treasurer by December 15th. The IRS will not allow tax donations for contributions of $250 or more to a church unless the donor receives a written statement or receipt from the church. A report of the member’s contributions is acceptable for this purpose provided it shows each contribution of $250 or more. The report must also include the following statements: No goods or service were provided to you in connection with any contribution.


Volunteers needed…Lake Park Meals-on-Wheels is a great service provided to shut-ins of our community who wish to have meals delivered to their homes. The three churches of our community share the delivery service. Currently there are four shut-ins in Lake Park who order meals. Starting in January 2018, we need a coordinator from Concordia to find volunteers to do deliveries in the months of Jan, April, July, and Oct. Duties of the coordinator include assigning volunteers to each week of those four months. Then the coordinator writes a delivery calendar and copies are given to the Lake Park Care Center and to each person who will be delivering meals. The coordinator may do a week of deliveries if he/she chooses to.  We thank volunteers who have helped with Meals-on-Wheels this past year. They include Rod Duhn, Carol and Charlie Rowe, Stella Stahly, Shannon Stone, JoAnn Stahly, Linda Weerts and Pat Ruehle. Please contact Pastor Gauthier if you are willing to represent Concordia as our coordinator. Thank you to all Meals-on-Wheels volunteers!


Trinity Ingathering for Jackson Co. Food Shelf:  During the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season, the church will be collecting non-perishable food items, hygiene products (shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.) and paper products (paper towels, toilet paper and Kleenex) for the Jackson County food shelf starting Sun. Nov. 5 and going until Sun. Dec. 17th.  There is a box in the narthex.  Thank you for your support.


Adopt a Family:  Those wishing to adopt a family or contribute to this cause can call Upper Des Moines Opportunity at 712-336-1112. Thank you in advance for your donation and time, please feel free to contact us with any questions.


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 of your departure date, address, and when you expect to return.  This will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!


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