This Sundays Readings:  May 16th  The Ascension of Our Lord Acts 1:1-11, Eph. 1:15-23, and Luke 24:44-5


Next Sundays Readings:  May 23rd  The Day of Pentecost          Ezek. 37:1-14, Acts 2:1-21, and John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15


Lakefield Meal Site update: Lakefield Meal Site will have 1/2 price days for all picked-up & home delivered meals in 2021. Tuesday, May 18 menu is Chicken ala king, biscuit, carrots & pears. Sponsored by Lakefield Lions. Call 662-6714 to order. Call Marless (662-5254) for details. 500 cards will begin soon.


Mental Health InfoLong Distance Counseling; Lutheran Family Service, Phone: 515-573-3138 Confidential, Convenient, Secure, HIPAA compliant, Christ-centered Concordia: Plains Area Mental Health Phone: 1-800-325-1192


Karr Tuckpointing:  The restoration and maintenance project at Concordia was completed on Monday, May 3rd.  The cost was $34,816.00. If you would like to make a donation to offset this please place a note on the memo line of your offering check.


Trinity LWML Mission Sunday:   Minnesota South District Student Aid Scholarships $30,000 The Minnesota South District offers scholarships to LCMS students studying at one of the Concordia University System universities or seminaries to become professional church workers. The training and equipping of men and women for full-time professional ministry in the Church is imperative to carrying out Jesus’ Great Commission to make disciples of all nations. The training that mission workers receive in the Concordia University System helps them devote themselves to serving the people of the world post-graduation. This grant would continue to provide aid to current and future mission workers confronted with rapidly rising tuition costs. Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Col. 2:6-7 


The Concordia Piano is tuned!  The piano tuner stated that it helps a piano to STAY tuned if it is played occasionally.  So, if you know how to play, please come to the church and play the piano as often as you can to help keep it tuned for when we want to use it for a service.  If you don’t have a key to get in, call someone who does to get you into the church. Thank you, Carol Rowe


Concordia LWML Missionary Update:  John Wolf and his family are now our new missionaries. Our previous missionary is now back in the US serving in another capacity. John is located in Africa and the Kenya area.  Please keep Him and his family in your prayers.    


Found at Concordia:  Please take home your containers that have been left behind in the basement. They are on the table in the narthex.


Help Wanted:  Do you want to make some money? IGLLS is looking for a recess supervisor Monday through Friday 9:30-11:00 and 1:00-2:30. The position could also be 9:30-2:30 with additional duties between recess times. Applicants will be required to submit to a background check. Contact Mrs. Popp at or (712)314-2551 to apply or for more information.  


The following are items for sale at Trinity: Slightly used window air conditioner. See Bruce Ihnen for details. Used walk behind snow blower previously used at the parsonage. Heavy Duty brown tables from the basement. Asking price $35.00. First come first serve.  Contact Vicki Place for more information. All checks payable to Trinity Lutheran Church.


ATTENTION JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENT’S: Jackson County public health nurse agency Des Moines Health is asking residents to sign up for the covid vaccine and doctors and pharmacists are saying sign up and take the vaccine from the first contact you receive, don’t necessarily wait for your doctor or pharmacy. So here is the information for Jackson County: Please take the online Survey at to sign up for the COVID Vaccine or call 507-847-6839 for assistance. Thank you and if you have any questions, talk to me. Vicki Place


Concordia Adult Bible Study  due to the rising numbers of the virus in our area, we will suspend meeting for the time being.   We hope to continue again soon. 


Trinity Adult Bible Study: Will resume at a later date. But you may join on-line daily devotions on Facebook  we now have a home-base page on YouTube as well. Now all videos of Worship Services, Devotional studies and other events are now accessible from a common playlist. For fast access, click on “YouTube Home Page” in “Links section or


Trinity and Concordia LWML Mites: We will now have the LWML Mite can sitting in the back by the offering plate and we welcome all members including Sunday school students to bring your loose change on any Sunday and place in the can. We thank you for all your help


Offering:  If you are wanting to make a donation during this time please mail it to the church, or call the church office to schedule a pick up time or drop off time.


Trinity Offering: It takes $9,912.50 (projected) per month to operate our church, just for your information


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

May 16 This is the Life – “Home Free” A family learns the real meaning of love and that it comes free. Rev. Robert Mayes of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Beemer, NE and Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE, delivers the message “The Most Unusual Defense” based on John 17:11b-19. 

May 23 This is the Life – “Man in the Middle” Two men are left with a “secret” when one tells the other he has terminal cancer. Rev. Jared Hartman of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wisner, NE, delivers the message “A New Day for Christ’s Church” based on Acts 2:1-21.


 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. 


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