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February 17, 2019 The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 15, 2019, 9:01 AM by Linda Hadley

 

For the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany on February 17, 2019

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Jeremiah 17:5-8

I Corinthians 15: (1-11) 12-20

 

Luke 6:17-26

Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude

17 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.

 

The Beatitudes

20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:

“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

 

Jesus Pronounces Woes

24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.

25 “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.

“Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

26 “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

 

                 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Feb. 17  Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry Gathering

                         8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        5:00 pm  Valentine Supper hosted by the youth group in FH (CR)

          

Mon.,  Feb. 18  Presidents’ Day

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

                         6:30 pm    Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

                 

Tues., Feb. 19    6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                          9:00 am  Handy Helpers Quilting in FH (CR)

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:00 pm  Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

                          6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

 Wed., Feb. 20   Pastor at Circuit Pastors’ Mtg

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          6:30 pm  All boards meet in FH (CR)

                          7:30 pm  Council Meeting

                         

 Thurs., Feb. 21   8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                            4:00 pm  Clover Kids 4H in FH (CR)

 

 Sun., Feb. 24  8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                      Youth Confirmation after church in Mt. Ayr

                       4:00 pm Preschool Father’s Night in FH (CR)

                       

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; James Scarlett; Megan Magers

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

 

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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 February 10, 2019

CR    53, H/C 52                                    MA 13


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, February 17, 2019

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

Ushers in February:  (CR) Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Elders on Duty in February: (MA) Mike Sickels   (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in February: (CR) Paul Kearney & Bill Magers

Altar Committee for February : (CR) Karl & Candace Petersen

 

 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.  

Sunday Morning Bible Study:  8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome to attend. The topic we are studying is:

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

The Augsburg Confession is just as relevant to the life of the Church today as it was during sixteenth century Reformation.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

Valentine Supper hosted by Trinity Youth Group:  Tonight, Feb. 17, at 5:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall (CR).  


LifeLight Bible Study was postponed last week due to the snowy weather.  Now it will begin this week.  The class meets on Mondays at 6:30 pm and the session repeats on Tuesdays at 1:00 pm.  We are studying  the second half of the “Book of Acts.”  Our focus will be on the activities of the Apostle Paul as he witnesses the Gospel in Asia Minor, Europe and Rome. Dr. Martin Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts: “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom…that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

Handy Helpers Quilting will meet at 9:00 on Tuesday,

Feb, 19 in the fellowship hall.   This was inadvertently omitted from the monthly calendar. 

 

Missing:   Two of the children’s bags and contents (clipboard, crayons, children’s bulletin) are missing from the basket in the back of the church.   If anyone finds a bag you may put it in the basket or drop it off on the counter in the office.

 

Fellowship Hall Reservations Reminder:  If you ever need to inquire about reserving Trinity’s fellowship hall, Mike Lang continues to be the contact person, as he has been for several years.   Once a reservation is scheduled, then the information is shared to be added to the church calendar and announcement sheets. 

Announcement from the Iowa District West Office:

The Rev. Mark Gerken, Assistant to the President for Missions, Human Care and Stewardship in Iowa District West (IDW) has announced his retirement at the end of February.  Pastor Gerken has served in ministry for 37 years, 32 of those years here, in IDW.  We invite you to share congratulatory letters/cards by mailing them directly to his home:

Rev. Mark Gerken

2201 N 15th Street

Adel IA  50003

 

Ash Wednesday Service will be on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:00 p.m.  in Creston.  For the following weeks, Wednesday evening Lenten services will also begin at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.

 

 

MISSIONS

 MOVIE NIGHT!!    On Sunday, March 3rd there will be a movie presentation of "Risen", which will begin at 6:00 pm.  The movie lasts about 1½ hours.  We will take a real brief  break about half way thru, just to stretch or reload your plates with snacks.  Everyone can bring their favorite snack to share, but you don't have to.   We will provide popcorn.  You can also bring a friend!!  The pop machine is available with a good choice of sodas. This movie is a good family movie and is at a very appropriate time, as the Lenten season will begin just a few days afterwards.  The Mission Board hopes that many of you will plan to attend.                   

 

A diaper drive will continue through the end of February.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies and Pampers in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.  The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.  Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.              From The Mission Board.

 

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.    

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2019 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 11, 2019, 8:29 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany on February 10, 2019.

Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)

I Corinthians 14:12b-20

Luke 5:1-11

The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. 3 In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8 Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. 10 So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.” 11 But he answered them, “The man who healed me, that man said to me, ‘Take up your bed, and walk.’”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Feb. 10  8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service  (MA)

                Youth Confirmation class in Mt. Ayr after the service

                        5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

             Deadline for signing up for next Sunday’s Valentine Supper

            

Mon.,  Feb. 11  8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

                         6:30 pm    Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

                 

Tues., Feb. 12  6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:00 pm  Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

                 5:00-7:00 pm  Pizza Ranch Tips Night Fundraiser for Trinity Preschool—All are invited.

  

Wed., Feb. 13   8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:30 pm  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                          6:00 pm  F.L.O.C.K.

  

Thurs., Feb. 14  8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

 

Fri., Feb. 15         1:30 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

 

 

Sun., Feb. 17  Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry Gathering

                        8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        5:00 pm  Valentine Supper hosted by the youth group  held in FH (CR)

                  

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale

Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Town

send; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen;

Suzanne Troxel

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy

Parker; Oliver Gish; James Scarlett; Megan Magers

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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 February 3, 2019

CR   66                                         MA 10, H/C 8



Serving At Trinity    Sunday, February 10, 2019

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

Ushers in February:  (CR) Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Elders on Duty in February: (MA) Mike Sickels  (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in February: (CR) Paul Kearney & Bill Magers

Altar Committee for February : (CR) Karl & Candace Petersen

 

                       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.  


Sunday Morning Bible Study:  8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome to attend. The topic we are studying is:

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

The Augsburg Confession is just as relevant to the life of the Church today as it was during sixteenth century Reformation.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin TOMORROW, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. and repeats on Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the second half of the “Book of Acts.”  Our focus will be on the activities of the Apostle Paul as he witnesses the Gospel in Asia Minor, Europe and Rome. Dr. Martin Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts: “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom…that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

Preschool Fundraiser: Trinity Preschool’s Parent Advisory Board will be having a Pizza Ranch Tips Night on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.   Take a break from cooking and dishes and join them for supper.  They will also be having another Tips Night on March 12 at Pizza Ranch.  Join them one or both nights.   Your support is appreciated.


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, February 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be “Shh!  Peace. Be Still. found on page 18 of the Winter 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

Valentine’s Dinner:  The youth group will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Dinner next Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 5:00, in Creston’s fellowship hall.  The menu will be pork loin, cheesy potatoes, salad, and mini-cheesecake.  Please sign up in the narthex in Creston by TODAY, Feb. 10th.  Mt. Ayr members may email Linda at lhadley@trinitycreston.org by tomorrow (Monday) and she will forward your email on to the youth committee. Cost is $15 per person.  Proceeds go to the youth group to help with the cost of youth gatherings.  

Announcement from the Iowa District West Office:

The Rev. Mark Gerken, Assistant to the President for Missions, Human Care and Stewardship in Iowa District West (IDW) has announced his retirement at the end of February.  Pastor Gerken has served in ministry for 37 years, 32 of those years here, in IDW.  We invite you to share congratulatory letters/cards by mailing them directly to his home:

Rev. Mark Gerken

2201 N 15th Street

Adel IA  50003

 

MISSIONS

 MOVIE NIGHT!!    Everyone please put on your calendars if it is not already there, the night of Sunday, March 3 at 6:00 pm in the FH at Creston.  All members from Creston and Mt Ayr are invited to an evening of fellowship and enjoyment to watch the movie, "Risen".  This is a movie of about 1½ hours in length.  You can bring a friend/guest and a snack to pass, but the snack is optional.  Popcorn will be provided.  Hopefully we can have a good turnout for this event.  If there are any questions, you can talk with a member from the Mission Board.....Jean Stoll, Julie Rutz, Cathy Dryden, Deb Melzer or Maggie Dory. 

 

A diaper drive will continue through the end of February.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies and Pampers in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.  The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.  Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.          From The Mission Board

 

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.    

 

Lutheran Hour Ministries information is included in today’s bulletin.  You can read it to learn about the projects that are supported by the Lutheran Hour, how to sign up for their email newsletters,  and for information about how to support this mission.

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

February 3, 2019 The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Jan 31, 2019, 10:14 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany on February 3, 2019.

Jer. 1:4-10 (17-19)        I Cor. 12:31b –13:13

 

Luke 4: 31-44

31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was teaching them on the Sabbath, 32 and they were astonished at his teaching, for his word possessed authority. 33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 “Ha! What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” 35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent and come out of him!” And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him, having done him no harm. 36 And they were all amazed and said to one another, “What is this word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out!” 37 And reports about him went out into every place in the surrounding region.

38 And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon's house. Now Simon's mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39 And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve them.

40 Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that he was the Christ.

Jesus Preaches in Synagogues

42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43 but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” 44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

 

 

                          This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Feb. 3   Deadline to sign up for new or renewed

                   Lutheran Witness Subscriptions 

                      8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                     9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                   10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                   10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                   11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                     1:00 –5:00 Life Care Clinic New Volunteer Training Seminar in FH (CR)

           

Mon.,  Feb. 4     8:30 am  Preschool

                       12:30 pm   Preschool

                         Bloodmobile in the FH all day

    

 

Tues., Feb. 5     6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                         8:30 am  Preschool

                       12:30 pm  Preschool

                         6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                         7:00 pm  Rachel Circle meets in the FH (CR)

                                         hosted by Maggie Dory

                                        

 

Wed., Feb. 6      8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          3:30 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                          6:30 pm  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

 

 

Thurs., Feb. 7       8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

 

 

Sat., Feb.  9      2:00 p.m.  Bridal shower for Heather Jensen, bride-to-be of Jeff Kruse in FH (CR)     

 

 

Sun., Feb. 10    8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service  (MA)

                  Youth Confirmation class in Mt. Ayr after the service

                        5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)


          Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish;

Kathy Parker; James Scarlett; Megan Magers

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

 

Condolences:  We remember the family of Dale Conn

(husband of Diane Conn) who died on January 21.

 

We remember the family of Helen Herzberg (sister-in-law of

Bertha Jensen and Walt & Nelda Herzberg) who died on Jan. 26

here in Creston.

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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  January 27, 2019

Creston   117                              Mt. Ayr  15

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, February 3, 2019

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

Ushers in February:  (CR) Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Elders on Duty in February: (MA) Mike Sickels  (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in February: (CR) Paul Kearney & Bill Magers

Altar Committee for February : (CR) Karl & Candace Petersen

 

                            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.  


Sunday Morning Bible Study:  8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome to attend. The topic we are studying is:

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

The Augsburg Confession is just as relevant to the life of the Church today as it was during sixteenth century Reformation.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.


Rachel Circle will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 7:00 in the fellowship hall (CR).       Maggie Dory will be the hostess.


Invitation:  A bridal shower will be held honoring Heather Jensen, bride-to-be of Jeff Kruse.  Jeff is the son of Kevin and Joyce Kruse.  Please join us in the Trinity Fellowship Hall on Saturday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m.  The couple is registered at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Walmart.  Hostesses are Donna Scarlett, Jennifer Coffman, and Sadie Kruse, aunt, sister, and sister-in-law of the groom. 


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.  Books are available on the table in the narthex. We will study the second half of the “Book of Acts.”  Our focus will be on the activities of the Apostle Paul as he witnesses the Gospel in Asia Minor, Europe and Rome. Dr. Martin Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts: “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom...that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTIONS

Today is the deadline for signing up for Lutheran Witness subscriptions. New subscribers need to sign up on the sheet found on the table in the narthex.  Current subscribers just need to let Linda know whether you want to renew or not so that she can get a list sent in to Concordia Publishing House on time.   

 

Fellowship Hall Reservations Reminder:  If you ever need to inquire about reserving Trinity’s fellowship hall, Mike Lang continues to be the contact person, as he has been for several years.   Once a reservation is scheduled, then the information is shared to be added to the church calendar.  


Valentine’s Dinner:  The youth group will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Dinner on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 5:00, in Creston’s fellowship hall.  The menu will be pork loin, cheesy potatoes, salad, and mini-cheesecake.  Please sign up in the narthex in Creston by Feb. 10th.  Mt. Ayr members may email Linda in the church office and your name will be added to the list.  Cost is $15 per person.  Proceeds go to the youth group to help with the cost of youth gatherings. 


MOVIE NIGHT!!  Everyone please put on your calendars if it is not already there, the night of Sunday, March 3 at 6:00 pm in the FH at Creston.  All members from Creston and Mt Ayr are invited to an evening of fellowship and enjoyment to watch the movie, "Risen".  This is a movie of about 1½ hours in length.  You can bring a friend/guest and a snack to pass, but the snack is optional.  Popcorn will be provided.  Hopefully we can have a good turnout for this event.  If there are any questions, you can talk with a member from the Mission Board.....Jean Stoll, Julie Rutz, Cathy Dryden, Deb Melzer or Maggie Dory. 

 

 

                 MISSIONS

A diaper drive will continue through the end of February.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies and Pampers in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.  The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.  Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.              From The Mission Board.

 

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.    

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                              

                      

                           

                        

 

    

 

                         

                    

                                                                                                  

                                     

    

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

January 27, 2019 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany and National Lutheran Schools Sunday

posted Jan 26, 2019, 7:37 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Third Sunday after the Epiphany on January 27, 2019.

Neh. 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10   

I Cor. 12:12-31a

Luke 4:16-30     English Standard Version (ESV)

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me  because he has anointed me

to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”

20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph's son?” 23 And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘“Physician, heal yourself.” What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’” 24 And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26 and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28 When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29 And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went away.

 

                 This Week at Trinity

             

Sun.,  Jan. 27  National Lutheran Schools’ Sunday

                       8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 am  Concert by the Trinity Preschool Classes

                       9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                  Youth Confirmation Class after the service in Mt. Ayr

 

  National Lutheran Schools’ Week January 27-February 2        

      

Mon., Jan. 28      8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

    

Tues., Jan. 29    6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

 

Wed., Jan. 30      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool 

  

Thurs., Jan. 31    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Feb. 2    10:00-5:00  Life Care Clinic New Volunteer Training Seminar in FH (CR)

 

Sun., Feb. 3   Deadline to sign up for new or renewed Lutheran Witness Subscriptions 

                      8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                     9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                   10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                   10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                   11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                     1:00 –5:00 Life Care Clinic New Volunteer Training

                      Seminar in FH (CR)


Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

 Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; James Scarlett

 Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

We  pray for the family of Dale Conn, who died on Monday, January 21.


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  January 20, 2019          CR  62    H/C 55                               MA 11    H/C 10


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, January 27, 2019

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

Ushers in January:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Ed Booth, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Mike Sickels  (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in January: (CR) Rick Hadley, Jay Bochart

Altar Committee for January: (CR) Phil and Anita Wardenburg

 


 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.  

Sunday Morning Bible Study:  8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome to attend. The topic we are studying is:

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

The Augsburg Confession is just as relevant to the life of the Church today as it was during sixteenth century Reformation.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Volunteers are needed: The  Lc Clinic will be holding a new volunteer training seminar on Feb. 2-3.   It will be held in the fellowship hall at Trinity Creston.  If you are interested in attending, sign up by calling the phone number found on the insert in today’s bulletin.  If you have questions  you may ask them by calling that same number.    If you did not receive an information sheet last Sunday, some are available on the table in the narthex.  


  LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTIONS Deadline

It is time to turn in names for renewals and for new subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.   The cost for 2019 is $22.68 per subscription.   If you currently subscribe, you need to let Linda in the office know whether you want to continue or not.  If you would like to begin a new subscription, there is a sign up sheet on the table in Creston to sign up and for those in Mt. Ayr, if you could email Linda at lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know your name and address she will get you on the list.  All payments go through the offering plate.   You should have an envelope in your 2019 offering envelope box that is labeled Lutheran Witness Subscription.  Use that and place it in the offering plate at any time.     Next Sunday, Feb. 3 is the deadline for signing up.

 

The Clarinda Lutheran School will be hosting the 16th Annual German Dinner and Auction next Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 11:00-1:00 at the school located at 707 W. Skidmore in Clarinda.  This is a fundraiser for the Lutheran school.  The cost of the meal is a freewill donation.  An information sheet listing the menu is on the table in the narthex.  If you plan to attend, they do ask that you call (712) 542-3657 to make a reservation. 


Invitation:  A bridal shower will be held honoring Heather Jensen, bride-to-be of Jeff Kruse.  Jeff is the son of Kevin and Joyce Kruse.  Please join us in the Trinity Fellowship Hall on Saturday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m.  The couple is registered at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Walmart.  Hostesses are Donna Scarlett, Jennifer Coffman, and Sadie Kruse, aunt, sister, and sister-in-law of the groom. 


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the second half of the “Book of Acts.”  Our focus will be on the activities of the Apostle Paul as he witnesses the Gospel in Asia Minor, Europe and Rome. Dr. Martin Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts: “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom…that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

Valentine’s Dinner:  The youth group will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Dinner on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 5:00, in Creston’s fellowship hall.  The menu will be pork loin, cheesy potatoes, salad, and mini-cheesecake.  Please sign up in the narthex in Creston by Feb. 10th.  Mt. Ayr members may email Linda at the church office and your name will be added to the list.  Cost is $15 per person.  Proceeds go to the youth group to help with the cost of youth gatherings. 


 

MISSIONS

A diaper drive will continue through the end of February.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies and Pampers in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.  The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.  Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.              From The Mission Board.

 

The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of January.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women In Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we thank you in advance for your continued support. 


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.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

         

                      

                           

                        

 

    

 

                         

                    

                                                                                                  

                                     

    

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

January 20, 2019 The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Jan 17, 2019, 9:49 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Second Sunday after the Epiphany on January 20, 2019.

Isaiah 62:1-5

I Corinthians 12:1-11

John 2:1-11

 

The Wedding at Cana

2 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

 

6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

 

                   This Week at Trinity

Sun.,  Jan. 20  Caring for Your Neighbor/Food Bank Collection

                       8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 am  Divine Service/ HC (CR)

                     10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                     10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                     11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                       1:00 pm   Quarterly Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Mon., Jan. 21     8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

 

Tues., Jan. 22    6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                        

Wed., Jan. 23    8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          3:30 pm  Youth confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

                          6:00 pm  Gr. 4-6 kids F.L.O.C.K. in FH (CR)

 

Thurs., Jan. 24    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel


Sun.,  Jan. 27  National Lutheran Schools’ Sunday

                       8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 am  Concert by the Trinity Preschool Classes

                       9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                      Youth Confirmation Class after the service in Mt. Ayr

 

  National Lutheran Schools’ Week January 27-February 2        

 

           Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Smelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel;  

Paul Robinson Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Tracy Booth; Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Dale Conn

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche/Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Student Ministry at SWCC

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  January 13, 2019

CR    62     H/C 49                             MA 26     H/C 23

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, January 20,  2019

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

Ushers in January:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Ed Booth, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Mike Sickels  (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in January: (CR) Rick Hadley, Jay Bochart

Altar Committee for January: (CR) Phil and Anita Wardenburg

 

 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.  

Sunday Morning Bible Study:    You are invited to join us  each and every week.  Currently, we are studying  The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

The Augsburg Confession is just as relevant to the life of the Church today as it was during sixteenth century Reformation.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Quarterly Voter’s Meeting:  TODAY, January 20 at 1:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

F.L.O.C.K.:  The kids from grades 4-6 will meet for a class on Wednesday, February 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

 

National Lutheran Schools’ Week will be January 27-February 2.   The preschool students will present a concert for us at the beginning on the service on January 27. 

 

Volunteers are needed: The  Lc Clinic will be holding a new volunteer training seminar on Feb. 2-3.   It will be held in the fellowship hall at Trinity Creston.  If you are interested in attending, sign up by calling the phone number found on the insert in today’s bulletin.  If you have questions  you may ask them by calling that same number.    If you did not receive an information sheet last Sunday, some are available on the table in the narthex.  

 

 The Clarinda Lutheran School will be hosting the 16th Annual German Dinner and Auction on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 11:00-1:00 at the school located at 707 W. Skidmore in Clarinda.  This is a fundraiser for the Lutheran school.  The cost of the meal is a freewill donation.  An information sheet listing the menu is on the table in the narthex.  If you plan to attend, they do ask that you call (712) 542-3657 to make a reservation. 

Invitation:  A bridal shower will be held honoring Heather Jensen, bride-to-be of Jeff Kruse.  Jeff is the son of Kevin and Joyce Kruse.  Please join us in the Trinity Fellowship Hall on Saturday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m.  The couple is registered at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Walmart.  Hostesses are Donna Scarlett, Jennifer Coffman, and Sadie Kruse, aunt, sister, and sister-in-law of the groom. 

 

Valentine’s Dinner:  The youth group will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Dinner on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 5:00, in Creston’s fellowship hall.  The menu will be pork loin, cheesy potatoes, salad, mini-cheesecake, and beverage. Please sign up in the narthex by Feb. 10th.  Cost is $15 per person.  Proceeds go to the youth group to help with the cost of youth gatherings. 


   LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTIONS

It is time to turn in names for renewals and for new subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.   The cost for 2019 is $22.68 per subscription.   If you currently subscribe, you need to let Linda in the office know whether you want to continue or not.  If you would like to begin a new subscription, there is a sign up sheet on the table in Creston to sign up and for those in Mt. Ayr, if you could email Linda at lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know your name and address she will get you on the list.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, February 3, 2019.

All subscription payments go through the offering plate.   You should have an envelope in your 2019 offering envelope box that is labeled Lutheran Witness Subscription.  Use that and place it in the offering plate at any time.  

 


MISSIONS

 

A diaper drive will begin in January and continue through the end of February.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies and Pampers in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.  The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.  Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.       From The Mission Board.

The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of January.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women In Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we thank you in advance for your continued support. 


Used Portals of Prayer may be placed in the box below the mailboxes in the narthex.   They will be used in the Lutheran Laymen’s League booth at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

January 13, 2019 The Baptism of Our Lord

posted Jan 10, 2019, 9:10 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Baptism of our Lord on January 13, 2019.

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Isaiah 43:1-7

Romans 6:1-11

 

Luke 3:15-22

15 As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16 John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

18 So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19 But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20 added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.

21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

 

                    This Week at Trinity

Sun., Jan. 13   Festival of The Baptism of Our Lord

                        Holy Communion at both locations

                      8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR) with installation of 2019 officers, board/comm. members, teachers

                    10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                    10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                    11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                      1:00 pm  Youth bowling at Lucky Lanes in MA

                      5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Mon., Jan. 14    8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

 

Tues., Jan. 15   6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study

                         8:30 am  Preschool

                         9:00 am  Handy Helpers quilting

                       12:30 pm  Preschool

                         6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., Jan. 16    8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          6:30 pm  All boards meet

                          7:30 pm  Council meeting

 

Thurs., Jan. 17  8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

  

Sun.,  Jan. 20  Caring for Your Neighbor/Food Bank Collection

                       8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 am   Divine Service/ HC (CR)

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        1:00 pm   Quarterly Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

        

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Smelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Rev. Leon Hodges;  Tracy Booth

 Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche/Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Student Ministry at SWCC

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  January 6, 2019

CR  72               MA 23    H/C 19


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, January 13, 2019

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

Ushers in January:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Ed Booth, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Mike Sickels  (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in January: (CR) Rick Hadley, Jay Bochart

Altar Committee for January: (CR) Phil and Anita Wardenburg

 

 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.  

Sunday Morning Bible Study:  We just started  a new study this morning.   You are invited to join us  each and every week.

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

The Augsburg Confession is just as relevant to the life of the Church today as it was during sixteenth century Reformation.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Youth Bowling Outing:  TODAY, January 13th at Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr at 1pm.  We will have Pizza and pop, devotion and meeting planning for upcoming events which include National Youth Gathering.  Feel free to bring a friend or two!! 


Quarterly Voter’s Meeting:  Next Sunday, January 20 at 1:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.


Volunteers are needed: The  Lc Clinic will be holding a new volunteer training seminar on Feb. 2-3.   It will be held in the fellowship hall at Trinity Creston.  If you are interested in attending, sign up by calling the phone number found on the insert in today’s bulletin.  If you have questions  you may ask them by calling that same number. 


The Clarinda Lutheran School will be hosting the 16th Annual German Dinner and Auction on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 11:00-1:00 at the school located at 707 W. Skidmore in Clarinda.  This is a fundraiser for the Lutheran school.  The cost of the meal is a freewill donation.  An information sheet listing the menu is on the table in the narthex.  If you plan to attend, they do ask that you call (712) 542-3657 to make a reservation. 


   LUTHERAN WITNESS SUBSCRIPTIONS

It is time to turn in names for renewals and for new subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.   The cost for 2019 is $22.68 per subscription.   If you currently subscribe, you need to let Linda in the office know whether you want to continue or not.  If you would like to begin a new subscription, there is a sign up sheet on the table in Creston to sign up and for those in Mt. Ayr, if you could email Linda at lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know your name and address she will get you on the list.  All payments go through the offering plate.   You should have an envelope in your 2019 offering envelope box that is labeled Lutheran Witness Subscription.  Use that and place it in the offering plate at any time.  

 


                           MISSIONS

Used Portals of Prayer:  Your used Portals of Prayer may be added to the box that is under the mailboxes in the narthex.   They will be used in the Lutheran Laymen’s League booth at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

  

A diaper drive will begin in January and continue through the end of February.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies and Pampers in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.  The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.  Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.                        From The Mission Board.

 

The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of January.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women In Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we thank you in advance for your continued support. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

January 6, 2019 Epiphany Sunday

posted Jan 8, 2019, 9:33 AM by Linda Hadley

For Epiphany of our Lord on January 6 , 2019.

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Isaiah 60:1-6

Ephesians 3:1-12

Matthew 2:1-12

 

The Visit of the Wise Men

1Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

 

6 “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,

    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;

for from you shall come a ruler

    who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

 

7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9 After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

            

Sun., Jan. 6     Epiphany Sunday

                          8:00 am  Bible Class led by guest speaker, Rev.  

                         MichaelWolfram from Lutheran Family Service(CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Taking Down the Greens (CR)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (MA))

                        11:00 am  Divine Service/HC(MA)

                        After the service in MA, presentation by Rev.

                        Wolfram from Lutheran Family Service

                         Also after the service, youth confirmation class

                         in Mt. Ayr

    

Mon., Jan. 7    8:30 am  Preschool

                       12:30 pm   Preschool

    

 

Tues., Jan. 8    6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                         8:30 am  Preschool

                       12:30 pm  Preschool

 

 

Wed., Jan. 9     8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool 

                          1:30 pm  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

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

 

 

Thurs., Jan. 10  8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            4:00 pm  Clover Kids 4H in FH (CR)

                        

 

              

Sun., Jan. 13   Festival of The Baptism of our Lord

                     Holy Communion at both locations

                      8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am  Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am  Taking Down the Greens (CR)

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR))

                        11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         1:00 pm   Youth bowling at Lucky Lanes in Mt. Ayr

                         5:00 pm    Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

    

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Smelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Rev. Leon Hodges; Tracy Booth

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry


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 Dec. 30  2018    CR   52, H/C 49    MA 16 , H/C 14

 From Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) CR 33, H/C 32


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, January 6, 2019

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

Ushers in January:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Ed Booth, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Mike Sickels  

(CR) Phil Wardenburg

 

Finance Team in January: (CR) Rick Hadley, Jay Bochart

 

Altar Committee for January: (CR) Phil and Anita Wardenburg


 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. Michael Wolfram, from Lutheran Family Service, for sharing God’s Word with us this morning.  We ask God’s blessings upon the work being done through Lutheran Family Service.  Their website is www.LFSiowa.org.    More information can be read in the inserts found in today’s bulletin.

 

Thank You for all of the prayers, gifts, and support.  We appreciate it.  We are blessed with so many friends.  Thank you.

From Dean, Allison, Lauren, & Elizabeth Hadley

 

Removal of the Greens:   TODAY, January 6, the Christmas decorations in Creston will be removed after the church service.   With plenty of help, it will go more quickly. 

 

Rachel Circle:   Since the first Tuesday of January was on January 1, the Rachel Circle changed their meeting to Tuesday, January 8.   They will meet at Tracy Booth’s house, 2352 110th Ave., Murray, Iowa at 7:00 p.m.

Note:   This address  (2352) is the correct address.  There was a mistake in last week’s announcements.


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, January 9 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be “The Shepherd’s Peace found on page 16 of the Winter 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship


Sunday Morning Bible Study:  We will begin a new study on Sunday January 13th @ 8:00am in Creston.

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

The Augsburg Confession is just as relevant to the life of the Church today as it was during sixteenth century Reformation.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Youth Bowling Outing:  Sunday January 13th at Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr at 1pm.  We will have Pizza and pop, devotion and meeting planning for upcoming events which include National Youth Gathering.  Feel free to bring a friend or two!!  Church is at 11:00am in Mount Ayr for those who would like to attend there.

 

 

MISSIONS

Used Portals of Prayer:  Your used Portals of Prayer may be added to the box that is under the mailboxes in the narthex.   They will be used in the LCMS booth at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

 

A diaper drive will begin in January and continue through the end of February.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies and Pampers in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.  The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.  Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.               From The Mission Board.

 

The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of January.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women In Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we thank you in advance for your continued support. 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                         

                    

                                                                                                  

                                     

    

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

December 30, 2018 The First Sunday after Christmas

posted Dec 27, 2018, 11:53 AM by Linda Hadley

For the First Sunday after Christmas on December 30, 2018

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Exodus 13:1-3a, 11-15   Colossians 3:12-17       Luke 2:22-40

 

22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation 31     that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.” 33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”

36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.

39 And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.


                 This Week at Trinity      

  

Sun., Dec. 30 Holy Communion  in Creston and  Mt. Ayr

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/ HC (CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                         10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR))

                         11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

Mon., Dec. 31   New Year’s Eve

                           6:00 pm  Divine Service/HC in Creston

  

Wed., Jan. 2    6:30 pm  Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)

                              Note this earlier meeting time.

  

Sun., Jan. 6      8:00 am  Bible Class (CR) Guest speaker,

             Rev. Mick Wolfram from Lutheran Family Service

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Removal of the Greens (CR)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (MA)

                        11:00 am  Divine Service/HC(MA)

             After church in Mt. Ayr, presentation by Rev. Mick Wolfram from Lutheran Family Service

             Also after church in Mt. Ayr youth confirmation class 

 

Mon., Jan.7   Preschool classes resume

                         


 Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Rev. Leon Hodges; Lola Hembry; Dennis Foglesong; Tracy Booth; Jim Kaufman

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry

 


 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 Dec. 23,  2018     Creston 71, HC 65   Mt. Ayr 14

Christmas Eve   MA 40    CR  150   Christmas Day CR 33, H/C 32


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, December 30,  2018

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

Ushers in December:  (CR) Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dave Dory, Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in December: (MA) Mike Sickels   (CR) Charlie Bowman

Finance Team in December: (CR) Kevin Kruse, Dave Dory

Altar Committee for December: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory

 

 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. 

New Year’s Eve Divine Service with Holy Communion will be held on Dec. 31 at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.

 

Elders Meeting:  The elders will meet in the fellowship hall in Creston at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2.   Please note this earlier starting time.

 

Rachel Circle:   Due to the first Tuesday of January being on January 1, the Rachel Circle will change their meeting to Tuesday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m.    They will meet at Tracy Booth’s house, 2553 110th Ave., Murray, Iowa.


Guest Speaker:   Next Sunday, January 6, Rev. Mick Wolfram from Lutheran Family Service (LFS) will be our guest speaker.   He will preach the sermon in Creston and Mt. Ayr.   During Bible Class time in Creston he will present an overview of the work of Lutheran Family Service.   After the service in Mt. Ayr, Rev. Wolfram will present the same topic in Mt. Ayr.


Removal of the Greens:  Next Sunday, January 6, the Christmas decorations in Creston will be removed after the church service.   With plenty of help, it will go more quickly. 


THANK YOU to the congregation for the Christmas gift of cash and to all who sent gifts and cards to remember our family for Christmas.  We have been blessed with your support and encouragement.  Looking forward to serving you with God’s gifts in the coming year.            From Pastor, Julie, Molly, Jacob, and Jeremy Rutz

 

THANK YOU to the members of Trinity for the nice Christmas gift.  Your kindness is appreciated.   May God bless all the members of Trinity as we begin a new year as a church family.               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             From Linda Hadley

 

 

MISSIONS

From the District Office:  Time is short – December 31 is almost here! The Iowa Lutheran Student Tuition Organization (ILSTO) will gladly accept your gift that will provide financial assistance to our students. ILSTO has raised 90% of its goal as of December 25. Tax credits are available now but other STOs have filled their credits so the closer you donate to the deadline please call to make sure credits are available. You will receive a 65% tax credit on your Iowa taxes. To get more information for donating to the ILSTO go online to www.iowalutheransto.org or call Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991.

 

A diaper drive will begin in January and continue through the end of February.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies and Pampers in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.  The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.  Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.                                From The Mission Board.

 

 

 

                                         

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 


 

 

December 23, 2018 The Fourth Sunday in Advent

posted Dec 20, 2018, 10:55 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fourth Sunday in Advent on Dec. 23,  2018.  

Micah. 5: 2-5a

Hebrews 10:5-10

 

Luke 1:39-45 (46-56)

Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat

46 And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord,

47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.

    For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,

    and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is for those who fear him

    from generation to generation.

51 He has shown strength with his arm;

    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones

    and exalted those of humble estate;

53 he has filled the hungry with good things,

    and the rich he has sent away empty.

54 He has helped his servant Israel,

    in remembrance of his mercy,

55 as he spoke to our fathers,

    to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

56 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Dec. 23    Bible Class will resume in January

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

              10:00 am  Sunday School will resume in January

                         10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR))

                         11:00 am  Divine Service  (MA)

 

 

Mon., Dec. 24      Christmas Eve

                  5:00 pm  Candlelight Service in Mt. Ayr

                           7:00 pm  Candlelight Service in Creston

                        

Tues., Dec. 25    Christmas Day

                 9:00 am  Divine Service/HC in Creston   

 

Preschool Classes will resume on Monday, January 7.                             

              


Sun., Dec. 30    Bible Class will resume in January

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School will resume in January

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                         11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

 


Mon., Dec. 31   New Year’s Eve

          6:00 pm  Divine Service/HC in Creston

                        

 

                                       

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen

 llness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Tracy Booth; Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Rev. Leon Hodges;

                                                                                                                          

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry

 

We remember the family of Sara Hadley, who died on Dec. 13. 

Sara’s funeral was held at Trinity in Creston on Dec. 17 with burial at the Afton Cemetery.


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 Dec.16,  2018     Creston: 93               Mt. Ayr 16

 From Dec. 19 Advent Service  46



Serving At Trinity    Sunday, December 23,  2018

Organist: (MA) Sharon Eklund    (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in December:  (CR) Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dave Dory, Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in December: (MA) Mike Sickels  (CR) Charlie Bowman

Finance Team in December: (CR) Kevin Kruse, Dave Dory

Altar Committee for December: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory

 

                           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.  

 2019 Offering Envelopes are ready to be picked up.   In Creston they are on the table in the narthex.  The ones for Mt. Ayr members were sent down last Sunday.  If you have any questions, speak with Cindy Nelson.

Bible Class and Sunday School  and will resume in January. 

Looking Ahead:  Note these extra dates and times.  

Dec. 24  5:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Service in Mt. Ayr

Dec. 24  7:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Service in Creston

Dec.25  9:00 a.m.   Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion in Creston

Dec. 31  6:00 p.m.  New Years Eve Service with Holy Communion in Creston

  

MISSIONS

Mitten Tree:  Mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves are being gathered again this year to be shared with kids in need in the community.  Donations may be hung on the tree in the narthex (Creston).

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

December 16, 2018 The Third Sunday in Advent

posted Dec 13, 2018, 12:20 PM by Linda Hadley

For the Third Sunday in Advent on Dec. 16,  2018.  

Zeph. 3:14-20

Phil. 4: 4-7

 

Luke 7:18-28 (29-35)

Messengers from John the Baptist

18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

24 When John's messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings' courts. 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written,

“‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,

    who will prepare your way before you.’

28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Dec. 16  8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                         10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR))

                         11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                   Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

                    2:00 pm  Preschool Christmas Program in FH (CR)

 

Mon., Dec. 17    8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

 

Tues., Dec. 18   6:30 am   Early Risers’ Bible Study (CR)

                             8:30 am   Preschool

                             9:00 am   Handy Helpers Quilting in FH (CR)

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

 

 Wed., Dec. 19   8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:00-Noon FH in use for Circuit Pastors’ Mtg. (CR)

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:00 pm     Advent Service in Creston

                             Fellowship Time after the service in FH

                             Boards and Council Meeting after the service

                            

 Thurs., Dec. 20 8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                             

Sun., Dec. 23    8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                         10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR))

                         11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)


Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Rev. Leon Hodges; Lola Hembry; Dennis Foglesong; Tracy Booth

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry

 

Condolences:  We also remember in our prayers the family of our member, Sara Hadley, who passed away  on December 13. 

At the time of the printing of these announcements, arrangements were still pending.



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 Dec. 9,  2018  Creston: 78  H/C 73        Mt. Ayr 13

 From Advent Service on Dec. 12   39


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, December 16,  2018

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

Ushers in December:  (CR) Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dave Dory, Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in December: (MA) Mike Sickels  

(CR) Charlie Bowman

 

Finance Team in December: (CR) Kevin Kruse, Dave Dory

 

Altar Committee for December: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory

 


                                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 the children for helping to share the Christmas message this morning. 

 

Advent Service Fellowship Time: Since Advent services will be at 6pm this year there may be a little time for some fellowship directly following the service. If you would be willing to provide some bars, cookies, etc. to serve after church please check the sign up sheet in the narthex to see if anything is still needed.   Thanks for your help!


2019 Offering Envelopes:  The new offering envelopes for 2019 can be found on a table in the narthex (CR) and they were sent to Mt. Ayr in the transfer box.   If you have any questions about them contact Cindy Nelson.

 

Looking Ahead:  Note these extra dates and times.   Dec. 16  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr after church

Dec. 16  2:00 p.m.  Preschool’s Christmas Program in FH (CR)

Dec. 19  9:00-Noon Circuit Pastors’ Mtg. in FH (CR)

Dec. 19  6:00 p.m.  Mid-week Advent Service in Creston

Dec. 19 Boards and Council meet after the service

Dec. 24  5:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Service in Mt. Ayr

Dec. 24  7:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Service in Creston

Dec.25  9:00 a.m.   Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion in Creston

Dec. 31  6:00 p.m.  New Years Eve Service with Holy Communion in Creston

 

 

                            MISSIONS

Mitten Tree:  Mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves are being gathered again this year to be shared with kids in need in the community.  Donations may be hung on the tree in the narthex (Creston).

 

Thank You:    We received the following thank you from Matura. 

Thank you for all your donations during thru the year.  Your support is much appreciated.

                                      From Matura Outreach

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

                        

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                        

 

              

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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