Monday's Here

Just Walk Across the Room Sometimes, the simplest act is leveraged by God for an incredible future.  Someone asked me this weekend, how a guy with German name became pastor in a Dutch church.  I said, "Because a manned named Willis walked across the yard."  About a century ago, my tavern-owning, beer-brawling grandpa George bought a homestead on the banks of the Onion River in the heart of the Dutch ghetto of eastern Wisconsin.

By all accounts they were a bit rough, and certainly weren't much for church.  Willis lived on the next farm over.  And Willis walked across the fence line, invited George and Hilda and their brood to church one Sunday, and the rest is history.  Today, I'm a pastor to Willis' grandchildren and great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren (basically, anyone with Simmelink for a name).

In our town, all kinds of people are moving in.  August is move-in season.  Chances are, you and I have a new neighbor or two or three.  Let's walk across the yard, make a friend, and invite to worship.

For the King,


P.S.  Thanks be to God for a great day of worship yesterday.  If you missed it, you can always catch a replay on our Livestream site by clicking HERE.



Heartland Strategy Sign UpThis fun board game and friend-builder opportunity returns this fall.  It is a great way to connect with other people. You can contact Shonna Hector at 756-4242  or, or you can sign up at the Welcome Center on Sunday.  Sign-up deadline is Aug 31.


Women of Trinity, please join us for a progressive breakfast on Saturday, September 6th!  As we move from home to home we will enjoy a time of fellowship, good food, and hear about what events we are planned for the year.  We will leave from the church parking lot at 9:00 am.  Please let us know if you will be joining us by emailing or calling Brittany at 515-371-6904 by Wednesday, August 27th.

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lifetouch-webIf you missed getting signed up for our first Lifetouch photography sessions for the new church directory, you can still sign-up for the Aug 28-30th dates.

You can click the links below or you can call the church office – 737-4542 – during business hours to have someone sign you up.

Click HERE to sign-up online.   Click HERE for more details.

If you are submitting a photo, please have those submitted to the church office by noon on August 29.  If you would like us to use your photo from our last directory, please let us know that as well.