This Sundays Readings:  December 15 3rd Sunday in Advent Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-1, and Matthew 11:2-15


Next Sundays Readings:  December 22 4th Sunday in Advent  Isaiah 7:10-17, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25


Help Wanted:  Part-time Custodian needed at Trinity. Please contact Doug if interested in this position. 


Advent Devotional:  Higher Things Reflections devotions for the season of advent and Christmas is now available in the narthex.


Anniversary Announcement:  The family of Karen & Ken Zinn are hosting a 50th wedding anniversary celebration on December 28th at the Lake Park Community Center from 2 to 4 p.m. no gifts, please.


Service Time Changes:  Well it’s that time of the year again where we are switching Bible study and worship service.  Starting in December until further notice we will have Bible study at 9:00 a.m. and then worship service will begin at 10:00 a.m.


TRINITY FOOD SHELF: Trinity LWML will be collecting non- perishable food items for the Jackson Co. Food Shelf starting Sun. Nov 17 to Sun Dec. 15.  Items will be taken to the Catholic Church in Lakefield the week of Dec. 16.  Thank you for your support.  


NEEDS/WANTS LIST: Sharing opportunities to assist Camp Okoboji with specific items: Gas powered golf cart (2), Road worthy pickup, Box blade for skid loader, Hand held mixers, Blenders, and toasters.


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  

December 15 Red Boots for Christmas-One shop in the small town of Friedensdorf doesn’t have any Christmas decorations, and no Christmas spirit inside the store. Rev. John Fries of Grace Lutheran Church in Deadwood, SD presents a message “Are You the One?” based on selected verses from Matthew, Isaiah, and James. 

December 22 Christmas Is-A journey back in time to the first Christmas with Benji and Waldo to rediscover the feeling and message of this significant day. Rev Matthew Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod presents a special Christmas message.   


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