This Sundays Readings:  October 20 19th Sunday after Pentecost, Genesis 32: 22-20, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8


Next Sundays Readings:  October 27 Reformation Day Revelations 14:6-7, Romans 3:19-28, and John 8:31-36


The Call Process Update:  Pastor Lawrence Kenneth Matro has declines the call. The next call committee meeting will be today, Sunday, October 20 we will discuss Rev. Harold Douglas Minton Jr. Please keep the call process in your prayers. We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide us in the process according to the Lord’s will for our ministries.


Directory Update: Maxine Meyer, Keelson Harbor to Touchmark , Sioux Falls


Thank You:  Family Fun Day was a success and I want to thank everyone who helped in many ways by preparing bars, helping with the games, and attending! We will be planning more events and continuing to invite our community. Thank you once again. 


 Trinity LWML Mission Projects:  In October we celebrate LWML Sunday and here is a list of the places the Trinity LWML donated money to in 2019: Helping Hands Pregnancy Center —  Cherish Center and Glimmer of Light — Jackson Co. D.A.C. — SW Crisis Center — C.O.R. —  C.C.S.I. — Camp Okoboji — Worthington Hospice Cottage


Lutheran LadiesAre you searching for a Lutheran podcast that really catches your ear? An audio retreat full of inviting conversations, laughter, and fellowship with your Lutheran sisters? Look no further! Join Sarah Gulseth, Erin Alter, Rachel Bomberger, and Bri Gerzevske on the sofa in The Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge. It’s a podcast oasis for you, dear sisters — so come on in, sit, rest your feet, and stay a while. Podcast episodes are available at and wherever you get your podcasts. For bonus content from the show and a chance to help shape future on-air conversations—and enjoy friendly fellowship with other Lutheran ladies—join The Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge Facebook discussion group: The Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge is produced by KFUO Radio, the official broadcast ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and available wherever you get your podcasts. Visit for program archives and additional information


ILSTO Announcement: Students in our Lutheran schools need your help!  The Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization is at 20% of its $850,000 goal as of Oct. 1. You have until the end of the year – Dec. 31 – to mail your gift. We know the need is becoming greater – How can you help? Giving is not limited to Lutherans, church members, etc. If you know someone who could benefit from a 65% tax credit, please give them a donor form. Remember the financial benefit to a contributor is a 65% tax credit on Iowa income taxes (which can be carried over for five years) and also a 35% charitable contribution on your federal form.  For more information about ILSTO go online to or call Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. 


Trinity LWML HUG BOX Ingathering: Trinity LWML has a Hug Box in the narthex for collecting Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Scarves, Socks, Winter Coats, Snow Pants and Boots for children.  We will be collecting items until October 20th.  The items will be taken to the Western Community Action Agency in Jackson. God Bless you for your support. 


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! 


Concordia Sunday School   We are using the new CPH curriculum this year.  Each week’s lesson includes a nice handout that the children get to take home which includes a summary of the lesson, the Bible verse, scripture snapshot and a to-do list. Along with all that great information they get a book mark to color.


Electronic Ipad Organ Program:  Please let the church office or Denny Stahly know if you are interested in learning how to run the iPad for CONCORDIA when we do not have an organist.


Concordia Church Project  The voters have approved the tuck-pointing and masonry repair project and we will now move forward. If you would like to make a donation to help pay for the work, you can place a check in the offering, please note “tuck pointing” on the memo line.  Thank you.  


CHRISTIAN TV SHOW: Main Street Living is now being broadcast on KCAU Sioux City and WFTC Channel 29 (aka “Fox 9 Plus” MyTV) in addition to KDLT Sioux Falls.  Air time is Sunday at 10 am. The first 30 minutes are remastered episodes of the classic “This is the Life” series from the 70’s and 80’s. The second half of the program is a modified Lutheran worship service that features a different Pastor each week, from the station’s broadcast area. It features many aspects of church worship; with an Invocation, confession and absolution, The Apostles Creed, the week’s Scripture readings, and a sermon.  Hymns are sung by area church choirs.  It’s a wonderful evangelistic ministry that shares the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with the unchurched and shut-in.  It is also great to utilize on Sundays you are unable to attend worship.  online at  

October 20 “Happiness is Dirty Hands” – School teacher Kent lives and teaches High School in a troubled metro area. The decision for him and his wife to live in a poverty area is troubling their marriage. Kent’s friend Art offers some help. SMP John Jacobsen of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Denison and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Dow City, delivers the message

October 27 “Destination Unknown” – Paul Werner, a nuclear scientist, plans to reject American values and defect to the Soviet Union.  He reconsiders when he has a conversation with a Pastor and an airline stewardess. Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, Executive Director of Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty for LCMS,  delivers the message. 


“Coats for Kids”: Gently Used or New Coats, Snow Pants, Hats & Mittens. Please donate items by Friday, October 18th. For further Information: Call Family Services Network at 847-4441.


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  Word of Hope is a confidential and caring ministry of Lutherans For Life.  Find Word of Hope on Facebook. 


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:  Listen to Worldwide, your radio station for Christian talk shows, daily Bible and Confession studies, worship opportunities, and current issues from a Lutheran worldview.  At 7am the “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 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.  Programs are archived at for 24/7 on-demand listening. See complete listings and stream live broadcasts at  or