This Sundays Readings:  August 11th Ninth Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Gen. 15:1-6, Heb. 11:1-16, and Luke 12:22-34

Next Sundays Readings:  August 18th 10th Sunday after Pentecost Jer. 23:16-29, Heb. 11:17-31, and Luke 12:49-53                

Baptism:  Last Sunday at Concordia we welcomed Samuel Allen Syverson into membership at Concordia as he joined our Christian family through Holy Baptism.  His parents are Shawn and Jenna Syverson. His sponsors are Molly Wittmer and Victoria Guillermard.   May we keep our new brother in Christ in our prayers.

Church cleaning for Trinity:  Vicki is working on the church cleaning schedule so please contact her soon if you are unable or want your name taken off the list. She has spoken to some of you already but please contact her if you have not done so already. Thank you. You may call or text her at 507-360-9994 or email

Thank You:  Sally and I thank you for your love, concern, and prayers regarding her recent knee replacement surgery. The surgery went well. Lord willing, the rehabilitation and recovery will go well, also. Your ongoing prayers regarding this are much appreciated. Pastor Bohmer

Call Process Update  A joint congregational vote was held after Worship at Trinity on July 14.    By a unanimous ballot it was decided to extend a call to Pastor Timothy Chase.  He is currently the Pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Dodge Center, MN. Please keep Pastor Chase in your prayers, as well as our churches and Grace Lutheran.  We pray that the Holy Spirit will guide Pastor Chase to a decision that is the Lord’s will for these three ministries.

THANK YOU: I would like to thank everyone for their kind words, sympathy cards, telephone calls, texts, memorial gifts and food since the passing of my brother.   The Lord has given us the strength to get through this.  God’s Blessings to you for your kindness.  Shirley Finnern

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.

INGATHERING for SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  The Trinity LWML is having an Ingathering of school supplies for “Back to School Drive” which is underway to help provide school supplies for children who are unable to purchase all the items they need. We will be providing school supplies for Immanuel Lutheran School in Lakefield. You can help by placing items in the designated “Back to School Drive” Box located in the narthex. A list of items needed is displayed by the box. Supplies will be collected until Sunday, August 25th. Thank you for your support.  SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST—- Colored Pencils, Crayons: 8 pack -16 pack -24 pack Crayola Markers, Elmer’s Glue-4oz. , Glue Sticks, Erasers-pink, Fiskar Scissors, Kleenex-200 count, Pens: Red, Blue, Black, Pocket Folders (Yellow, Blue, Red, Green), Rulers, Spiral Notebooks, Sharpie Markers: Black, Yellow Highlighters

Trinity LWML August Mission: Mission Grant Focus the Month of August for MN South: Seminary Education for New Pastors in South Sudan $7,500. With this Grant the Lutheran Heritage Foundation will provide room and board for 30 students for one course at the Seminary in South Sudan.

Mental Health Info:
Plains Area Mental Health Phone: 1-800-325-1192  Website
Jackson County Mental Health Crisis, Phone: 1-800-642-1525Website

Help Wanted:  If you are interested in joining the altar guild at Trinity please contact. Arlys Schuett

Note From The Congregational Presidents:  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.

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

August 11 This is the Life – “One Hour to Live” – Divine forgiveness for the truly penitent assures a man…and in the nick of time. Worship Service – Rev. Ricky Jacob of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Winnebago, NE, delivers the message “He Who Laughs Last – Laughs Best” based on Genesis 18:1-14. 

August 18 This is the Life – “Trial by Fire” – When an unexpected tragedy strikes…pray, forgive and move forward.  Do not allow the past to embitter the future.  When one door closes, another will open. Worship Service – Rev. Neil Wehmas, of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ida Grove, delivers the message “Pentecost Sermon” based on Luke12:49-53.

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