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October 13, 2019 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 14, 2019, 8:58 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 13,  2019

Ruth 1:1-19a

2 Tim. 2:1-13

Luke 17:11-19

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

 

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 13    8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                                        No high school class today.

                       10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                     11:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

 

Mon., Oct. 14    Preschool is not in session today. 

                          Professional  Development Day

                            7:00 pm  Altar Guild Meeting in CR 

                                           Meet upstairs.

 

Tues., Oct. 15    No Early Risers Class today

                           8:30 am  Preschool

                           9:00 am  Handy Helpers Quilting

                         12:30  pm Preschool

                           5:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class –Mt. Ayr

                           6:30  pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                          

                        

Wed., Oct. 16     8:30 am   Preschool

                           9:30  am   Pastors’ Circuit Mtg. in FH (CR)

                         12:30  pm  Preschool

                           5:30 pm   All boards meet in FH (CR)

                           6:00 pm  Church Council meeting in FH (CR)

                           7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                                                  

Thurs., Oct. 17    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                  

Sun., Oct. 20    Caring for Your Neighbor-Food

                          Pantry Day

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        3:40 p.m.  Pre-service organ concert at St. 

                                        Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA

                        4:00 p.m.  Circuit Reformation Service at

                                   St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA


 Prayer List 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish;   Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen;  Rachel Heck; Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch;

Bob Ridnour; Nellie McDonald; Patty Campbell; Logan Shady;

Nancy Cottrell;  Darwin Scott

  

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.  

 Attendance from October 6, 2019

CR  72                                     MA  14, H/C 12

 

 

 Serving At Trinity            Sunday, Oct. 13,  2019

Organist: (CR)  Julie Lang    (MA)  Melody Stoner

Ushers in  October:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Karl Peterson, Jay Bochart, Jim Nelson

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte:  (CR) Maylee Riley   (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in October: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for October (CR) Pat Barkalow and Gene & Dorothy Cook

 

 Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.

ANNUAL ALTAR GUILD MEETING

 October 14, 2019

Tomorrow night, Monday, October 14, 2019 at

7:00 p.m. we will have our annual meeting with Pastor Rutz.  The meeting will be held in the church Nave/Sanctuary.

 Items to be discussed include:

          Review/training of our duties

          Setting up our schedule for calendar year 2020

          General question and answer session

We invite anyone to attend the meeting who would

like more information or is considering being a part of this important activity. Any confirmed member of the congregation is eligible to serve as a member of the

Altar Guild.

We would like all members to attend, if possible, this important meeting.  Thanks very much to each of you for your dedication as together we serve the Lord in

this manner.

Do you have questions or want more information?

Contact Janette Lang.

 

 

Circuit Reformation Service:  Next Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda.  All are invited to attend.   The address is: 1743 G Ave., Clarinda.

3:40  Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service


EARLY RISERS BIBLE STUDY will not meet on Tuesday, October 15 or Tuesday, October 22.  It will resume at 6:30 am Tuesday, October 29.

  

HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE CLASS will not meet on October 13 or October 20.  It will resume on October 27 with a study of the Reformation.

 

THE ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY Committee will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 24.


VOTERS’ MEETING:  Sunday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m., the voters will meet in the fellowship hall in Creston.  


 Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization:  If you haven’t heard about this organization, now is the time to take a closer look.  This is the program whereby you can contribute and your dollars will benefit families wanting to send their children to Lutheran elementary & secondary schools. The benefits you receive are two-fold: 1) You get to see more children experiencing the love of God every day, and 2) You will receive a 65% tax credit on your Iowa state income taxes and a charitable deduction on your Federal return.  We are currently at 20% of our 2019 goal. For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: www.iowalutheransto.org and www.iowasto.org

  

THANK YOU:  Thank you to the ladies of the congregation who provided baked goods and/or crafts for the LWML sale last Sunday.   Thank you to all who purchased items or donated to the Mites offerings.  All of the proceeds will be used towards support of various LWML projects on the local, district, and synodical levels of LWML.   There are a few craft items still available for a free will donation.  They may be found on a table in the fellowship hall.  

 

MISSIONS

Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There is a big demand for these. Thank you.


The 11th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Iowa.  Registration is at 4:30 with a free catered meal at 5:00.  A number of speaker will tell what God is doing in various mission areas in Iowa, the U.S. and  Haiti.  If you would like to attend, please pick up a sheet with more information from the table in the narthex.  You will need to RSVP so they can prepare for the meal.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                                   

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

October 6, 2019 The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and LWML Sunday

posted Oct 14, 2019, 8:47 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 6,  2019

Hab. 1:1-4; 2:1-4       2 Tim. 1:1-14     Luke 17:1-10 (printed here)

Temptations to Sin

1And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. 3 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Increase Our Faith

5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

Unworthy Servants

7 “Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? 8 Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Oct. 6    LWML Sunday

                         8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 a.m.  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                     10:00 am.  LWML Bake/Craft Sale in FH CR

                     11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                       4:00 p.m.  LC Clinic Gospel Concert  Fundraiser in FH (CR)

                       6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting (CR)  

                       Note that this is a change in week for this month.

  

Mon., Oct. 7      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

 

Tues., Oct. 8     6:30 a.m.  Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                          8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                          6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                                   

Wed., Oct. 9     8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                         1:30 p.m.  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                         6:00 p.m.  F.L.O.C.K. in FH (CR)

                         7:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                                                    

Thurs., Oct. 10   8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                         12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                           1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          4:00-8:00 p.m.  Matura/Headstart Mtg

                                              in  FH (CR)

                          6:30 p.m.   Endowment Committee Meeting

                          Meet upstairs in the church (CR)

  

Sun., Oct. 13    8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00 Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                     11:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

                                    

Prayer List 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry

Troxel; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Lawrence Herzberg;  Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch; Bob Ridnour; Nellie McDonald;

Patty Campbell; Logan Shady; Jude Shady; Nancy Cottrell;

Darwin Scott

  

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.  

 Attendance from September 29, 2019

CR    81,  Communed 67                 MA  17, Communed 15

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Oct. 6,  2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff  (CR)  Melody Stoner

Ushers in  October:  (CR)  Jim Kneedler, Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Ed Booth

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte:  (CR) Hunter Brown  (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in October: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for October (CR) Pat Barkalow and Gene & Dorothy Cook

 

 Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.


LWML Sunday is today. Fellowship time will include goodies prepared by members as well as the Craft/Bake Sale. All of you are invited to come down to the fellowship hall after the service to join together for this time.   Proceeds from the Craft/Bake Sale will be used to support LWML mission projects.   The large mite box is also located in the back of the church.   Mite offerings are also used to support  LWML mission projects.   Thanks you for your continued support of the work of the LWML.

 

Naomi Circle will meet on Wednesday, October 9 at 1:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be “The Pharaoh’s Daughter”, found on page 19 of the Fall quarterly.  Please join us for Bible Study and fellowship.

Additions & Corrections to October Calendar

Please add these dates to your monthly calendar:

6:30 p.m.  Thursday, October 10  Endowment Committee Mtg.   (Not 7:00 as previously reported.)  Meet upstairs in the church due to the FH being in use by another group.

9:30 a.m.  Wed., Oct. 16  Pastors’ Circuit Meeting in FH (Creston)

1:00 p.m.  Sunday, Oct. 27  Voter’s Meeting in FH (Creston)

 

ANNUAL ALTAR GUILD MEETING

 October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual meeting with Pastor Rutz.  The meeting will be held in the church Nave/Sanctuary.

 Items to be discussed include:

          Review/training of our duties

          Setting up our schedule for calendar year 2020

          General question and answer session

We invite anyone to attend the meeting who would like more information or is considering being a part of this important activity. Any confirmed member of the congregation is eligible to serve as a member of the Altar Guild.

We would like all members to attend, if possible, this important meeting.  Thanks very much to each of you for your dedication as together we serve the Lord in this manner.

Do you have questions or want more information? Contact Janette Lang.

 

Circuit Reformation Service:  Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda.  All are invited to attend.

3:00 choir rehearsal for those who would like to sing in it.   Let Pastor Rutz know soon if you would like to participate in the choir.

3:40  Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service


Students in our Lutheran schools need your help!  The Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization is at 20% of its $850,000 goal as of Oct. 1. You have until the end of the year – Dec. 31 – to mail your gift. We know the need is becoming greater – How can you help? Giving is not limited to Lutherans, church members, etc. If you know someone who could benefit from a 65% tax credit, please give them a donor form. Remember the financial benefit to a contributor is a 65% tax credit on Iowa income taxes (which can be carried over for five years) and also a 35% charitable contribution on your federal form.  For more information about ILSTO go online to www.iowalutheransto.org or call Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991.

 

  

  MISSIONS

LC Clinic Fundraiser:  Today, October 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. a Benefit Concert will be held for the LC Clinic.  It will be held in Trinity’s fellowship hall in Creston.   It is open to the public and all are invited to attend.  Performing will  be Ambassadors of Grace and Heirs Together.  A love offering will be received to benefit the LC Clinic here in Creston. 

 

Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There is a big demand for these. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 29, 2019 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost & St. Michael and All Angels Sunday

posted Sep 30, 2019, 9:37 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sept. 29,  2019

Amos 6:1-7

I Tim. 3:1-13 or I Tim. 6:6-19

Luke 16:19-31

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”

 

            This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Sept. 29   8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        3:00 p.m.  Putt-Putt Golf Outing for the  

                       whole congregation at 2572 210th St. Afton, IA  

                        (See note on back of this sheet for more details)

 

Mon., Sept. 30     8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

  

Tues., Oct. 1       6:30 a.m.  Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                          8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                           6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                           7:00 p.m.  Rachel Circle at Candace Peterson’s house

                         

Wed., Oct. 2      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                          5:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (MA)

                          6:00 p.m.  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

                          7:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                                                     

Thurs., Oct. 3    8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel

                           

Sun., Oct. 6       LWML Sunday

                          8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 a.m.  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                     10:00 am.   LWML Bake/Craft Sale n CR

                     11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                       4:00 p.m.  LC Clinic Gospel Concert 

                             Fundraiser in FH (CR)  Freewill Offering

                       6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting (CR)  

                      Note that this is a change in week for this month.

                                   

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry

Troxel; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Lawrence Herzberg;  Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch; Bob Ridnour; Nellie McDonald; Patty

Campbell; Logan Shady; Jude Shady; Nancy Cottrell

  

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.  

 Attendance from Sept. 22, 2019

CR  78       Communed   64                    MA 15

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 29,  2019

Organist: (MA) Melody Stoner  (CR) Sharon Eklund

Ushers in  September:  (CR)  Eric Eklund, Rick Hadley,Paul Kearney, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in September: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Eric Eklund

Acolyte:  (CR)  Xavier Shady

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR)  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady    

 

 Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.

 

 

 

FIFTH ANNUAL TRINITY CRESTON – MT AYR MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

TODAY– SEPTEMBER 29, 2019          POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN    (A rescheduled date TBA)

It is that time again for our annual miniature golf outing.  If you haven’t played miniature golf, that is not a problem, you will be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  Kids from ages from 1-91 have a great time.  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenbergs have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: TODAY, September 29, 2019 – 3:00 PM

WHERE:  2572 210th ST., Afton, Iowa.  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 right side of road,  approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however you might want to bring a lawn chair along.

 

  

Rachel Circle will meet this Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Candace Peterson’s home,  2328 Beechwood .

 


 LWML Sunday is scheduled for NEXT SUNDAY, October 6th. Fellowship time will include goodies prepared by members as well as the Craft/Bake Sale. Anyone interested in bringing crafts or baked goods next Sunday, please do so.  This is a fun time of fellowship and sharing of talents!

 

 


ANNUAL ALTAR GUILD MEETING

 October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual meeting with Pastor Rutz.  The meeting will be held in the church Nave/Sanctuary.

 Items to be discussed include:

          Review/training of our duties

          Setting up our schedule for calendar year 2020

          General question and answer session

We invite anyone to attend the meeting who would like more information or is considering being a part of this important activity. Any confirmed member of the congregation is eligible to serve as a member of the Altar Guild.

We would like all members to attend, if possible, this important meeting.  Thanks very much to each of you for your dedication as together we serve the Lord in this manner.

Do you have questions or want more information? Contact Janette Lang.


 

Circuit Reformation Service:  Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda.  All are invited to attend.

3:00 choir rehearsal for those who would like to sing in it.   Let Pastor Rutz know soon if you would like to participate in the choir.

3:40  Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service

 

MISSIONS

LC Clinic Fundraiser: Next Sunday, October 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. a Benefit Concert will be held for the LC Clinic.  It will be held in Trinity’s fellowship hall in Creston.   It is open to the public and all are invited to attend.  Performing will  be Ambassadors of Grace and Heirs Together.  A love offering will be received to benefit the LC Clinic here in Creston. 

 

Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There is a big demand for these. Thank you.

  

  

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 22, 2019 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 24, 2019, 10:36 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 22,  2019

Amos 8:4-7     I Timothy 2:1-15  

Luke 16:1-15

1 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3 And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5 So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” 14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Sept. 22   8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 a.m. Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

 

Mon., Sept. 23   8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

 

Tues., Sept. 24   6:30 a.m.  Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                           8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                         12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                         

Wed., Sept. 25    8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            7:00 p.m.   Youth Confirmation Class in (CR)

 

Thurs., Sept. 26  8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel

                            

Sun., Sept. 29    8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            3:00 p.m.  Putt-Putt Golf Outing for the whole

                        Congregation at 2572 210th St. Afton, IA  

                   (See note on back of this sheet for more details)

                                   

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel; Rev. Dave

Ericksen; Lawrence Herzberg;  Rachel Heck; Dan Lutrick;

Maxx Hirsch

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

 

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Attendance:  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.  

 Attendance from September15, 2019

CR    74                                   MA   14    H/C 12

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 22,  2019

Organist: (MA) Melody Stoner    (CR) Sharon Eklund

Ushers in  September:  (CR)  Eric Eklund, Rick Hadley,Paul Kearney, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in September: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR)  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady    

 

                               Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.

 

 

FIFTH ANNUAL TRINITY CRESTON – MT AYR MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

NEXT SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER

It is that time again R 29, 2019for our annual miniature golf outing.  If you haven’t played miniature golf, that is not a problem, you will be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  Kids from ages from 1-91 have a great time.  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenbergs have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 3:00 PM

WHERE:  2572 210th ST., Afton, Iowa.  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 right side of road,  approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however you might want to bring a lawn chair along.

 

 

LWML Sunday is scheduled for October 6th. Fellowship time will include goodies prepared by members as well as the Craft/Bake Sale. Anyone interested in bringing crafts or baked good for that Sunday, please start thinking about it now. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex soon. This is a fun time of fellowship and sharing of talents! Watch for more details!

 

 

 ANNUAl Altar Guild Meeting     October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual meeting with Pastor Rutz.  The meeting will be held in the church Nave/Sanctuary.

 Items to be discussed include:

          Review/training of our duties

          Setting up our schedule for calendar year 2020

          General question and answer session

 We invite anyone to attend the meeting who would like more information or is considering being a part of this important activity. Any confirmed member of the congregation is eligible to serve as a member of the Altar Guild.

We would like all members to attend, if possible, this important meeting.  Thanks very much to each of you for your dedication as together we serve the Lord in this manner.

Do you have questions or want more information? Contact Janette Lang.



Circuit Reformation Service:  Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda.  All are invited to attend.

3:00 choir rehearsal for those who would like to sing in it.   Let Pastor Rutz know soon if you would like to participate in the choir.

3:40  Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service

 

                           Missions

LC Clinic Fundraiser: On Sunday, October 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. a Benefit Concert will be held for the Life Care Clinic.  It will be held in Trinity’s fellowship hall in Creston.   It is open to the public and all are invited to attend.  Performing will  be Ambassadors of Grace and Heirs Together.  A love offering will be received to benefit the LC Clinic here in Creston. 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 15, 2019 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 16, 2019, 10:12 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 15,  2019

Ezek. 34:11-24

I Tim. 1:(5-11) 12-17

Luke 15:1-10

1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

 

3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

 

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

 

            This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Sept. 15 Caring for Your Neighbors-Food Bank

                         8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 Sunday School Rally Day

                 Sun. School Classes begin for this school year (CR & MA)

                       10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                       11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/ HC (MA)

                         5:00 p.m.  Youth Group Meeting in FH (CR)        

 

Mon., Sept. 16    8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

  

Tues., Sept. 17   6:30 a.m.  Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                           8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                           9:00 a.m.  Handy Helpers Quilting

                         12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                          6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., Sept. 18  8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                         12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                           5:30 p.m.  Meeting for Youth Confirmation

                                             students and parents in FH (CR)

                           6:30 p.m.  All Boards meet in FH (CR)

                           7:00 p.m.  Council Meeting in FH (CR)

 

                                                     

Thurs., Sept. 19  8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.   Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel

                            7:00 p.m.  Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                                             Catechesis Class in FH (CR)

 

Sun., Sept. 22   8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00 a.m.  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                     11:00 a.m. Divine Service (MA)

                                   

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Lawrence Herzberg; Rachel Heck

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

 

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.  

 Attendance from Sept. 8, 2019

CR 74     64 communed              MA 16

 


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 15,  2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in  September:  (CR)  Eric Eklund, Rick Hadley, Paul Kearney, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in September: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR)  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady    

 

 Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.


Join Us Today for Sunday School Rally Day

It’s time to resume our Sunday classes for all ages! 

*Sunday School for ages 3 year old – 6th grade following 9am Divine Service in Creston and @ 10am in Mount Ayr

*Class for 7-12th grades in Youth Room after church

*Bible Class on the Lutheran Confessions will resume @ 8:00am in Creston– 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in Mount Ayr @ 6:30pm.

*FLOCK(Fellowship &Love Offered to Christ’s Kids) will resume in October.

*Elementary age kids and lower are asked to join Pastor for the Children’s Sermon which will continue to be offered on non – communion Sundays.

*High School Youth will resume at 5pm Sunday evening. (Sept. 15th)

Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall after service for refreshments.


Youth Confirmation Meeting:  A meeting for the Creston youth confirmation students and their parents will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:   On Thursdays at 7PM, Pastor Rutz is teaching a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class runs no later than 8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location.

If you yourself or a friend or family member would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, we invite you to prayerfully consider this opportunity. Pastor Rutz is also more than happy to schedule time to meet privately for this class if you would rather have that option. To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

 

FIFTH ANNUAL TRINITY CRESTON – MT AYR MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

It is that time again for our annual miniature golf outing.  If you haven’t played miniature golf, that is not a problem, you will be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  Kids from ages from 1-91 have a great time.  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenbergs have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 3:00 PM

WHERE:  2572 210th ST., Afton, Iowa.  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 right side of road,  approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however you might want to bring a lawn chair along. 

 

 

                          Missions
Thank you to all who attended the mission presentation, by Gary Thies, last Sunday.  Special thanks to the mission board members for preparing and serving the lunch after the presentation.

 

LC Clinic Fundraiser: On Sunday, October 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. a Benefit Concert will be held for the LC Clinic.  It will be held in Trinity’s fellowship hall in Creston.   It is open to the public and all are invited to attend.  Performing will  be Ambassadors of Grace and Heirs Together.  A love offering will be received to benefit the LC Clinic here in Creston. 

 

 LWML Sunday is scheduled for October 6th. Fellowship time will include goodies prepared by members as well as the Craft/Bake Sale. Anyone interested in bringing crafts or baked good for that Sunday, please start thinking about it now. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex soon. This is a fun time of fellowship and sharing of talents! Watch for more details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 8, 2019 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 9, 2019, 9:31 AM by Linda Hadley   [ updated Sep 9, 2019, 9:33 AM ]

For The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 8,  2019

Deut. 30:15-20

Philemon 1-21

Luke 14:25-35

The Cost of Discipleship

25 Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ 31 Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. 33 So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.

 

Salt Without Taste Is Worthless

34 “Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? 35 It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

 

            This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Sept. 8    8:00 a.m.  No Bible Class today

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         10:00 a.m. Presentation by Gary Thies,

              from Mission Central, in FH (CR) and via Skpye

              to Mt. Ayr

          Light lunch served after the presentation in Creston

                         11:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

                           5:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Mtg in FH  (CR)

 

 

Mon., Sept. 9   Pastor at District Pastors’ Conf. in Ft. Dodge

                          8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

 

 

Tues., Sept. 10  Pastor at District Pastors’ Conf. in Ft. Dodge

                          6:30 a.m.  Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                          8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

  

Wed., Sept. 11  8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                           1:30 p.m.  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                  7:00 p.m.  Elders Mtg. (rescheduled from last week)

                                                      

Thurs., Sept. 12 8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel

                            7:00 p.m. Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                                             Catechesis Class in FH (CR)

 

Sun., Sept. 15 Caring for Your Neighbors-Food Bank

                         8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 Sunday School Rally Day

                  Classes begin for this school year (CR & MA)

                          10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/ HC (MA)

                            5:00 p.m.  Youth Group Meeting in FH (CR)        

 

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg;

Rachel Heck

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Attendance:  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.  

 Attendance from Sept. 1, 2019

CR 80          MA 18     Communed 16

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 8,  2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in  September:  (CR)  Erik Eklund, Rick Hadley,Paul Kearney, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in September: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR)  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady    

 

 Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.

 

Early Risers Bible Study will begin this week on Tues., Sept 10 at 6:30 a.m. They meet in the FH in Creston.

  

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be God’s Time.  This study is found on page 16 of the Summer 2019 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:   Starting Thursday, September 12th at 7PM, Pastor Rutz will lead a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class would run no later than 8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location.

If you yourself or a friend or family member would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, we invite you to prayerfully consider this opportunity. Pastor Rutz is also more than happy to schedule time to meet privately for this class if you would rather have that option. To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

JOIN US FOR RALLY SUNDAY

NEXT SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER 15TH!!

It’s time to resume our Sunday classes for all ages! 

*Sunday School for ages 3 year old – 6th grade following 9am Divine Service in Creston and @ 10am in Mount Ayr

*Class for 7-12th grades in Youth Room after church

*Bible Class on the Lutheran Confessions will resume @ 8:00am in Creston– 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in Mount Ayr @ 6:30pm.

*FLOCK(Fellowship &Love Offered to Christ’s Kids) will resume in October.

*Elementary age kids and lower are asked to join Pastor for the Children’s Sermon which will continue to be offered on non – communion Sundays.

*High School Youth will resume at 5pm Sunday evening. (Sept. 15th)

Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall after service for refreshments.

 

FIFTH ANNUAL TRINITY CRESTON – MT AYR MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

It is that time again for our annual miniature golf outing.  If you haven’t played miniature golf, that is not a problem, you will be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  Kids from ages from 1-91 have a great time.  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenbergs have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 3:00 PM

WHERE:  2572 210th ST., Afton, Iowa.  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 right side of road,  approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however you might want to bring a lawn chair along. 


LWML Sunday is scheduled for October 6th. Fellowship time will include goodies prepared by members as well as the Craft/Bake Sale. Anyone interested in bringing crafts or baked good for that Sunday, please start thinking about it now. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex soon. This is a fun time of fellowship and sharing of talents! Watch for more details!

 


Missions


Today’s Mission Presentation:  After today’s service in Creston, everyone is invited to join together in the fellowship hall to hear a presentation about missions by Mr. Gary Thies, from Mission Central in Mapleton, IA.  The presentation will also be transmitted via Skype to Mt. Ayr.  After the presentation, the mission board will serve a light lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and bar cookies. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 1, 2019 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 3, 2019, 11:00 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost on September 1,  2019

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Proverbs 25:2-10    Hebrews 13:1-17      

 

Luke 14:1-14

 One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. 2 And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. 3 And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” 4 But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. 5 And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” 6 And they could not reply to these things.

7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

 This Week at Trinity

  

 Sun., Sept. 1    8:00 a.m.  No Bible Class today

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service  (CR)

                         10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                         11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

 

Mon., Sept. 2   Labor Day

 

 

Tues., Sept. 3   8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

 

 

 

Wed., Sept. 4   12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                           7:00 p.m.  Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)                          

                                           

 

Thurs., Sept. 5   8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel

                            7:00 p.m. Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                                             Catechisis Class in FH (CR)

 

Fri., Sept. 6     7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  FH (CR) in use by

                         Matura/Headstart

 

 

Sat., Sept. 7   Ayr Days in Mt. Ayr

                            

 

 

Sun., Sept. 8    8:00 a.m.  No Bible Class today

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         10:00 a.m. Presentation by Gary Thies,

              from Mission Central, in FH (CR) and via Skpye

              to Mt. Ayr

          Light lunch served after the presentation in Creston

                         11:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

                           5:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Mtg in FH

                                             (CR)

                  

   Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

 

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg;

Rachel Heck 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 1,  2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) Sharon Eklund

Ushers in  September:  (CR)  Erik Eklund, Rick Hadley,Paul Kearney, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in September: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR)  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady    

 

 Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.

Thank You: We thank Rev. David Strable for sharing God’s Word with us this morning.  Pastor Rutz and family are out of town for the weekend.

Early Risers Bible Study will begin next week on Tues., Sept 10 at 6:30 a.m. They meet in the FH in Creston.


JOIN US FOR RALLY SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER 15TH!!

It’s time to resume our Sunday classes for all ages! 

*Sunday School for ages 3 year old – 6th grade following 9am Divine Service in Creston and @ 10am in Mount Ayr

*Class for 7-12th grades in Youth Room after church

*Bible Class on the Lutheran Confessions will resume @ 8:00am in Creston– 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in Mount Ayr @ 6:30pm.

*FLOCK(Fellowship &Love Offered to Christ’s Kids) will resume in October.

*Elementary age kids and lower are asked to join Pastor for the Children’s Sermon which will continue to be offered on non – communion Sundays.

*High School Youth will resume at 5pm Sunday evening. (Sept. 15th)

Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall after service for refreshments.


FIFTH ANNUAL TRINITY CRESTON – MT AYR MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

It is that time again for our annual miniature golf outing.  If you haven’t played miniature golf, that is not a problem, you will be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  Kids from ages from 1-91 have a great time.  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenbergs have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 3:00 PM

WHERE:  2572 210th ST., Afton, Iowa.  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 right side of road,  approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however you might want to bring a lawn chair along. 

 

Circles Will Resume this Month

Rachel Circle will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1 at Becky Hagen’s house, 1637 Hwy 25.

All women are invited to join them for Bible Study and fellowship.   If you work during the day and/or just prefer an evening circle, please consider attending.

Naomi Circle will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11.   This circle always meets in Creston’s fellowship hall for Bible study and fellowship.  If you prefer an afternoon circle time, this gives you a daytime option.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Missions

MISSION DAY NEXT SUNDAY:  Gary Thies of Mission Central will be joining us next Sunday, Sept. 8.  He will give a presentation on the financial support needed for missionaries all around the world and here in the U.S. and will display artifacts from all over the world, in the fellowship hall, following Divine Service.  This presentation will also be shown via Skype at our Mt. Ayr location.

Following the presentation the mission board will be serving a light lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and bars.  A free-will donation will be taken to help support the missionaries of Mission Central. 

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this presentation.  Think about who you are as God’s child, redeemed by Christ, and how you can support sharing the Gospel locally and abroad.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                                                                

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

August 25, 2019 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 3, 2019, 10:40 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost on August 25,  2019

Isaiah 66:18-23

Hebrews 12:4-24 (25-29)

 

Luke 13:22-30

The Narrow Door

22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ 26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’ 28 In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. 29 And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

                                          

Sun., Aug. 25   8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                          11:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

 

 Wed., Aug. 28    6:00 p.m.  Preschool Parent Information Meeting in the FH (CR)

 

Thurs., Aug. 29   4:00 p.m.  Preschool Open House in the Preschool Classroom

                             7:00 p.m. Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechisis Class in FH (CR)

 

Sat., Aug. 31     4:00 p.m.  Relay for Life (CR)

 

Sun., Sept. 1     8:00 a.m.  No Bible Class today

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                         11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

                  

  Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg;

Rachel Heck 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.

Attendance from August 18,  2019

Creston   58                     Mt. Ayr  15      Communed 13

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 25,  2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in  August:  (CR)  Charlie Bowman, Dennis Brown, Kevin Kruse  

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Jim Nelson

Finance Team in August: (CR) Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for August: (CR)  Becky Hagen & Cindy Nelson      

 

 Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Invitation:  Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary next Sunday, September 1, 2019.   There will be a morning service at 9:00 a.m., lunch at 11:00 a.m.,  an afternoon service at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to Myron & Robin Sunderman by mail or email.  See the invitation card, with the photo of the church, found on the table in the narthex.   A copy has been sent to Mt. Ayr, too. 

 

Adult Bible Class:  Adult Bible Class (CR) will not meet on Sept 1 or Sept. 8.   It will resume on Sept. 15.

 

Join Us for Sunday School Rally Sunday on September 15

It’s time to resume our Sunday classes for all ages! 

*Sunday School for ages 3 year old – 6th grade following 9am Divine Service in Creston and @ 10am in Mount Ayr

*Class for 7-12th grades in Youth Room after church

*Bible Class on the Lutheran Confessions will resume @ 8:00am in Creston– 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in Mount Ayr @ 6:30pm.

*FLOCK(Fellowship &Love Offered to Christ’s Kids) will resume in October.

*Elementary age kids and lower are asked to join Pastor for the Children’s Sermon which will continue to be offered on non – communion Sundays.

*High School Youth will resume at 5pm Sunday evening. (Sept. 15th)

Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall after service for refreshments.

 

LIFELIGHT Classes will not be offered this fall.  Due to scheduling difficulties, Mike will be unable to lead LifeLight for this fall. We plan to resume LifeLight again in February 2020.  We will then begin the study of the Book of Luke.


 

5th Annual Mini Golf Outing:  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 29, at 3:00 when the 5th annual mini golf outing will be held for the whole congregation.  The address is  2572 210th Street, Afton, IA.   More information and details will be shared in September.


 

Missions

Relay for Life:  Saturday, August 31st at 4:30 will be the Relay for Life event in Creston.   Any money collected from Cans for Cancer will be given to the American Cancer Society.  The box is located in the Narthex for the convenience of your cans/bottles, or money can be given directly to Julie Lang.  Thank you all for your continued support to this very important cause, so maybe someday cancer will be a disease no one has to endure!   This can collection is an ongoing project throughout the year. 


Mission Presentation:  Gary Thies of Mission Central will be joining us on Sunday, Sept. 8.  He will give a presentation on the financial support needed for missionaries all around the world and here in the U.S. and will display artifacts from all over the world, in the fellowship hall, following Divine Service.  This presentation will also be shown via Skype at our Mt. Ayr location.

Following the presentation the mission board will be serving a light lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and bars.  A free-will donation will be taken to help support the missionaries of Mission Central. 

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this presentation.  Think about who you are as God’s child, redeemed by Christ, and how you can support sharing the Gospel locally and abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                                                                 

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

August 18, 2019 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 20, 2019, 10:13 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost on August 18,  2019

Jeremiah 23:16-29

Hebrews 11:17-31 (32-40); 12:1-3

Luke 12:49-53 (54-56)

 

Not Peace, but Division

49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”

 

Interpreting the Time

54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

 

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

                              

Sun., Aug. 18   Caring For Your Neighbor—-Bring

                           Items for the Food Bank Day

                            8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                                          

Mon., Aug, 19   Bloodmobile in FH (CR)

 

Tues., Aug. 20   6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., Aug. 21    6:30 pm  All boards meet in FH (CR)

                             7:30 pm  Council Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Thurs., Aug., 22     7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis class in FH (CR)

 

Sun., Aug. 25   8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                            

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

 

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg;

Rachel Heck

 

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

 

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 18,  2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) Sharon or Julie

Ushers in  August:  (CR)  Charlie Bowman, Dennis Brown, Kevin Kruse  

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR) Jim Nelson

Finance Team in August: (CR) Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for August: (CR)  Becky Hagen & Cindy Nelson      

 

 Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

  

Vacation Time:  If you need to phone the church office this week, dial extension 3 to get Pastor’s office.   Linda will be back in the office on Aug. 20.

  

Invitation:  Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary on Sunday, September 1, 2019.   There will be a morning service at 9:00 a.m., lunch at 11:00 a.m.,  an afternoon service at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to Myron & Robin Sunderman by mail or email.  See the invitation card, with the photo of the church, found on the table in the narthex.   A copy has been sent to Mt. Ayr, too.  

 

LIFELIGHT Classes will not be offered this fall.  Due to scheduling difficulties, Mike will be unable to lead LifeLight for this fall. We plan to resume LifeLight again in February 2020.  We will then begin the study of the Book of Luke.

 

Address Changes:  At any time, if you have a change of address or phone number, please let the office know of those changes.  You may write it on your attendance card or you may email the information to us.  Then we can get those changes made to our church membership lists.   

 

5th Annual Mini Golf Outing:  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 29, at 3:00 when the 5th annual mini golf outing will be held for the whole congregation.  The address is  2572 210th Street, Afton, IA.   More information and details will be shared in the coming weeks. 

 

Missions

Relay for Life:  Saturday, August 31st at 4:30 p.m. is the Relay for Life event in Creston.   Any money collected from Cans for Cancer will be given to the American Cancer Society.  The box is located in the Narthex for the convenience of your cans/bottles, or money can be given directly to Julie Lang.  Thank you all for your continued support to this very important cause, so maybe someday cancer will be a disease no one has to endure!


Mission Prayer:  Lord, lay some soul upon my heart and love the soul through me, and help me humbly do my part to lead that soul to Thee. Amen.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

August 11, 2019 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 20, 2019, 10:04 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost on August 11,  2019

Genesis 15:1-6  Hebrews 11:1-16       Luke 12:22-34 (35-40) Printed below

22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

35 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

 

This Week at Trinity

                               

Sun., Aug. 11   8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                     Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                    11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                      5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH

  

Linda will be out of the office this week.  If you need to

phone the church office, choose Ext. 3 to get Pastor’s

office phone.    In case of an emergency, you may phone

his cell phone.  The number is listed  below.

 

 

Thurs., Aug., 15     7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran

                            Teachings/Catechesis class in FH (CR)

 

Sun., Aug. 18  Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            

 Mon., Aug. 19  Bloodmobile in FH (CR)                

                                                                                                  

                                     

  Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg;

Rachel Heck

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

 Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.

Attendance from August 4,  2019

Creston   85                     Mt. Ayr  13      Communed 11

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 11,  2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in  August:  (CR)  Charlie Bowman, Dennis Brown, Kevin Kruse  

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR) Jim Nelson

Finance Team in August: (CR) Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for August: (CR)  Becky Hagen & Cindy Nelson      

 

 Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Altar Flowers:  The flowers on the altar in Creston are in recognition of Bruce and Beth Herzberg’s 39th wedding anniversary on August 10.  Also in memory of what would have been Bruce’s parents, Lawrence and Jeanne Herzberg’s 65th wedding anniversary and Bruce’s maternal grandparents, Harlan and Vivian Heath’s 90th wedding anniversary.  Bruce and Beth feel very blessed to have been able to share this special day with these special people.

 

Vacation Time:  If you need to phone the church office this week, dial extension 3 to get Pastor’s office.   Linda will be back in the office on Aug. 20.

 

 

Invitation:  Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary on Sunday, September 1, 2019.   There will be a morning service at 9:00 a.m., lunch at 11:00 a.m.,  an afternoon service at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to Myron & Robin Sunderman by mail or email.  See the invitation card, with the photo of the church, found on the table in the narthex.   A copy has been  sent to Mt. Ayr, too, in the transfer box.

 

LIFELIGHT Classes will not be offered this fall.  Due to scheduling difficulties, Mike will be unable to lead LifeLight for this fall. We plan to resume LifeLight again in February 2020.  We will then begin the study of the Book of Luke.

 

5th Annual Mini Golf Outing:  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 29, at 3:00 when the 5th annual mini golf outing will be held for the whole congregation.  The address is  2572 210th Street, Afton, IA.   More information and details will be shared in the coming weeks.


 THANK YOU

 

We would like to thank everyone for the many kindnesses shown to us since we came to Trinity in October of 2011.   It has been such a pleasure to serve on the many committees and boards for both of us.  Everyone has been so, so wonderful to remember us with special gifts or cards and many prayers.   We truly appreciate all these gestures.  Our new address is 1025 W. Nobes Rd., York, NE 68467 and we would welcome your visits.  We had a wonderful  church family at Trinity, and we ask for blessings on all of you.            From Dave and Maggie Dory  

 

 

Missions

Thank You:  Trinity LWML received a thank you from Camp Okoboji for the $431.00 that was sent to be used towards the renovation of the Samuel cabin.  A thank you card is on the table in the narthex (Creston) and a copy was also sent in the Mt. Ayr transfer box.


Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Collection:  For a number of years now, the third Sunday of each month has been designated as a day to collect non-perishable food and/or toiletry items for the local Matura food pantry.  If you are able to contribute to this gathering you may bring items and place them in the box in the narthex (Creston).   If the third Sunday is not convenient, you may bring items at any time.  The need for assistance in our community is always there.


 Relay for Life:  Saturday, August 31st is the Relay for Life event in Creston.   Any money collected from Cans for Cancer will be given to the American Cancer Society.  The box is located in the Narthex for the convenience of your cans/bottles, or money can be given directly to Julie Lang.  Thank you all for your continued support to this very important cause, so maybe someday cancer will be a disease no one has to endure!


 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                          

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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