Vacation Bible School @ Trinity Lutheran Church: Gangway to Galilee: Amazing Grace Adventures, Monday-Friday, June 9-13, 2014 from  3-5:15 p.m., VBS children will be singing during the worship service on June 15.  Co-Directors: Christine Jones & Sarah Erickson. Organizational meeting on Wednesday, April 30 @ 7 p.m. Please plan to join us to make our week a success!


Senior Lutheran Youth Fellowship (LYF) at Trinity is working hard to get going again as a group.  They have had several meetings to discuss what they would like to do to help Trinity and the community as they show God's love in Christ Jesus through their lives.  On Wednesday, April 9th they will be hosting the Lenten Supper and taking a free will offering to raise funds for activities - some fun, some service oriented, and some for further study of God's Word.  Please support them as they take these initial steps to rebuild and take an active part in the life of Trinity."


Mission Central:  At the Mission Meeting the past evening at Mission Central, we received a grant for $3,500 to help purchase the trailer.  After the banquet, we had a meeting of all Boone Circuit people in attendance (about 15 of us) and approved the purchase of our trailer. The people of Creston also received a grant for a LERT trailer and we will see about purchasing along with them and maybe get an even better deal. We have also received some additional gifts from congregations giving us almost $4,500 for the purchase and the logo which we will put on the side of the trailer. It has already been decided that the names of all the churches of the Boone Circuit will be included on the trailer. Any funds you or your church can direct our way would be joyfully received

Hopefully within a couple months we will be able to have the trailer available for any congregation fundraisers or information Sunday’s you may wish to conduct. The next meeting has not yet been scheduled, but we will have to get moving now on guidelines for use. Then will come the equipping of the trailer. Any ideas of how to use the trailer within the circuit other than disasters would be greatly appreciated. You can direct ideas to me or to Ellie Menz ( Some ideas already include city parades, city park cleanups, Habitat for Humanity work days, helping Grandma Schmidt repair her front porch. etc.

Once again, give thanks to the Lord for the gift from the IDW Missions. 

In Christ Jesus, our Risen Lord, Rev. Stephen Ude


Confirmation Sunday:  On April 27 four of our youth, Emily Finch, Travis Gierstorf, Cameron Laughery, and Garrett Swain, will make a public confession of the faith given to them at their baptism and be confirmed as communicant members of Trinity Lutheran Church.  During the Divine Service that day they will be questioned about the basics of Christian faith, given the Rite of Confirmation, and receive Holy Communion for the first time.  After the service there will be a reception in the fellowship hall.


Please pray for them as they complete their confirmation instruction and are made ready for a lifetime of continued growth in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Lord God, heavenly Father, in Holy Baptism You began Your good work in our catechumens, and You have blessed their instruction and training in Your Word.  We implore You to pour out Your Holy Spirit on their hearts and minds so that they will truly love and revere You, confess the faith with joy and boldness, endeavor to live according to Your commandments, and praise and glorify You as their faithful God and Lord, for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.


Nora Leigh Nasheim:  Jenna and Wade Nasheim are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Nora Leigh who was born on February 12th, weighing 5 lbs. 14.5 oz. and 19.5 inches long.  Grandparents are Rod and Sherry Graven. 


Kopecky Fundraiser:  Thank you to all who helped to make this a successful event.  We raised over $3500 and a truck load of kitchen items for the Kopecky family.   These events are always a joy, we get to help someone in need, and the Trinity family works together o make them a success.  Thanks again to everyone. Submitted by Lois Brant.