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October 25, 2020 Reformation Sunday

posted Oct 22, 2020, 10:34 AM by Linda Hadley

For Reformation Sunday on October 25,  2020

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Revelation 14:6-7

Romans 3:16-28

John 8:31-36 or Matthew 11:12-19

The Truth Will Set You Free

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”

34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave[a] to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

 

Matthew 11:12-19

English Standard Version

12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence,[a] and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear,[b] let him hear. 16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates,17 “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”[c]

 

                    This Week at Trinity 

Sun., Oct. 25      Reformation Sunday 

                        Holy Communion at both locations

                  8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                  

                            9:00 am   Divine Service/HC  (CR)

                          10:00 am   Pastor Appreciation Reception in FH (CR)

                          10:00 am   Fellowship time in  Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)   

                                                                           

Mon., Oct. 26   8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 pm   Preschool

                           

Tues., Oct. 27     6:30 am  Early Risers in FH (CR)

                8:30 am   Preschool

                              12:30 am   Preschool

                                                      

Wed., Oct. 28    8:00 am-4:00 pm  FH in use by Matura (CR)

                   8:30 am    Preschool

                             1:00 pm   OWLS

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             5:20 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                             7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

 

Thurs., Oct. 29   8:30 am   Preschool

                              9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           Afternoon Preschool not is session today

 

Fri., Oct. 31       Reformation Day

 

Sun., Nov. 1       All Saints’ Sunday 

                           Holy Communion at both locations

                  8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                  

                            9:00 am   Divine Service/HC  (CR)

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

                          10:00 am   Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

                           

   Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member0

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

 

 

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

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Linda Schroeder; Jay Bochart,  

                  Alexis Swanson; Warren & Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Maggie Dory

  

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

Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse;

Mona Quee

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Attendance:  From October 18, 2020

Creston  54               Mt. Ayr 14, HC 14

 

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, October 25, 2020

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

Ushers in  October:  (CR) Mike Lang, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Jim Nelson

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

Finance Team in October: Dean Hadley & Kevin Kruse

Altar Guild for October: Pat Barkalow and Gene & Dorothy Cook

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Attendance via Livestreamed and You Tube Services:  During this pandemic period, if you watch the Divine Service online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know the date of the service that you watched.

 

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.  Common cup is also available to families or small groups upon request.

 

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.

Change in date for Voters’ Meeting:  The church council has changed the date for the Voters’ Assembly Meeting.  The new date will be Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall, Creston. This change is to ensure the elections for the year 2021 are conducted in accord with the church constitution.  The report of the nominating committee is found as an insert in today’s bulletin.

 

Library:   Stop by the church library and bookstore in the fellowship hall to check out the latest offerings.  A selection of materials is available at the Mt. Ayr location.

OWLS will meet on Wednesday,  Oct. 28 at 1:00 p.m. by the bear in McKinley Park, weather permitting.  If weather does not allow, it will be canceled. If you have questions, contact Sharon Eklund. 


Fall Back:  Reminder to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, October 31, as we switch back to standard time. 


MISSIONS

Pastor Appreciation:  After the service this morning, in Creston, you are all invited to join together in the fellowship hall for cake in honor of Pastor Appreciation Month.    


LWML:  Our LWML bake/craft sale will be held in the fellowship hall at Trinity (Creston) NEXT SUNDAY, November 1 during the fellowship time, after Divine Service.  Proceeds from the sales will be used to support LWML Mission projects.

 

Message from the District Office:  WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR IOWA LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY and SECONDARY SCHOOLS?  Direct your state tax dollars to benefit these students through the Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization (ILSTO).  By donating to ILSTO, students will receive more financial aid to enable them to attend. All donations help whether it’s $500, $1,000 or $10,000 that you would normally pay in state tax. In addition, the benefit to you is a great tax credit of 65% on your Iowa state taxes.  For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: www.iowalutheransto.org and www.iowasto.org   

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

          

                         

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

October 18, 2020 The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 15, 2020, 8:51 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost on October 18,  2020.

Isaiah 45:1-7

I Thessalonians 1:1-10

Matthew 22:15-22

Paying Taxes to Caesar

15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words. 16 And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone's opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.[a] 17 Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 18 But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? 19 Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius.[b] 20 And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21 They said, “Caesar's.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” 22 When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.

 

                    This Week at Trinity 

 

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

                 8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                  

                           9:00 am   Divine Service  (CR)

                         10:00 am   Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

      Voter’s meeting that was originally schedule for today has been

      rescheduled for 1:00 p.m. next Sunday, October 25

                                

Mon., Oct. 19   8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 pm   Preschool

                            7:00 pm   Altar Guild Meeting in nave/sanctuary (CR)

 

Tues., Oct. 20   6:30 am  Early Risers in FH (CR)

              8:30 am   Preschool

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

                          12:30 am   Preschool

                            6:30 pm   Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                            

 

Wed., Oct. 21    8:30 am   Preschool

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:30 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

                             6:00 pm   Council Meeting in FH (CR)

                             7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

 

Thurs., Oct. 22   8:30 am   Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel

 

 

Sun., Oct. 25    Reformation Sunday  Holy Communion at both locations

              8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                  

                            9:00 am   Divine Service/HC  (CR)

                          10:00 am   Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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


Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

 

 

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

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Linda Schroeder; Jay Bochart, and  Alexis Swanson

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Maggie Dory

 

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

Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                          

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Attendance:  From October 11, 2020

Creston  66, HC 52               Mt. Ayr 15

 

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, October 18, 2020

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

Ushers in  October:  (CR) Mike Lang, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Jim Nelson

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

Finance Team in October: Dean Hadley & Kevin Kruse

Altar Guild for October: Pat Barkalow and Gene & Dorothy Cook


 LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Attendance via Livestreamed and You Tube Services:  During this pandemic period, if you watch the Divine Service online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know the date of the service that you watched.

 

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.  Common cup is also available to families or small groups upon request.

 

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.

Voters’ Meeting: The voter’s meeting that was originally scheduled for today has been rescheduled for next  Sunday, October 25 at 1:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.   Election of officers and boards for 2021 along with approving the budget for 2021 are items on the agenda.

 

The annual meeting of the Trinity, Creston Altar Guild has been scheduled for tomorrow night, Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Rutz.  It will be held in the Creston Nave/Sanctuary.  All current members are encouraged to attend.  This is an open meeting – any Trinity member interested in learning about the duties and activities of the Altar Guild is welcome to attend.  There is no obligation - attendance does not mean that you will be expected to join.

 

Free Chairs:  In the fellowship hall you will find some vintage, wooden, toddler-sized chairs that are free for the taking.  We hate to see them end up in the trash.   If you are interested in one or more for a child to use, for a doll chair or perhaps for a craft project please help yourself.  

MISSIONS

Library:  Don’t forget to stop by the church library and bookstore in the fellowship hall to check out the latest offerings.  A selection of materials will also be available at the Mt. Ayr location.

 

T-Shirt Orders:  The Mission Board has designed a new Trinity Lutheran Church t-shirt.  Sample shirts are available for viewing.  If you are interested in ordering a shirt, please take an order form and turn it in to Julie Rutz, along with payment, no later than this Tuesday, October 20.


LWML:  Our LWML bake/craft sale will be held in the fellowship hall at Trinity (Creston) on Sunday, November 1 during the fellowship time, after Divine Service.   Start thinking of what you would like to bring.  Proceeds from the sales will be used to support LWML Mission projects.


Message from the District Office:  TELL YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS ABOUT ILSTO

You’ve been reading about the Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization. This giving opportunity isn’t just for Lutherans – anyone who pays Iowa state income tax can donate and receive the tax benefits.  Please help spread the word to someone you know who would like to assist students in Lutheran education while receiving a great tax benefit of a 65% tax credit on their Iowa state tax and federal tax charitable deduction.   For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: www.iowalutheransto.org and www.iowasto.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

                           

            

                         

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

October 11, 2020 The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 8, 2020, 9:08 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost on October 11,  2020

Isaiah 25:6-9         Philippians 4:4-13

Matthew 22:1-14

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

1And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants[a] to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’ 5 But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.  11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”

 

                    This Week at Trinity 

 

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

                           9:00 am   Divine Service /HC (CR)

                         10:00 am   Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                         11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                           3:30 pm   Youth meet at church if carpooling to          

                                            the hayride at Peterson’s

                           4:00 pm   Youth Hayride at  Peterson’s

                                

Mon., Oct. 12     8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

 

Tues., Oct. 13     6:30 am   Early Risers in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 am   Preschool                           

 

Wed., Oct. 14       8:30 am  Preschool

                            12:30 pm  Preschool

                              1:30 pm  Naomi Circle meets in FH (CR)

                              5:20 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                              7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

 

Thurs., Oct. 15    8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

 

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

                           8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                  

                           9:00 am   Divine Service  (CR)

                         10:00 am   Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            1:00 pm  Voters’ Mtg. in FH (CR)

                           

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member0

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

 

 

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

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Linda Schroeder; Jay Bochart,

Alexis Swanson, and Warren & Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Maggie Dory (former member of Trinity)

 

 

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

Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                         

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Condolences:   We pray for the family of Walt Herzberg, who

passed away on Oct. 1.  His funeral was held at Trinity on Oct. 9.

 

Attendance:  From October 4, 2020

Creston   50              Mt. Ayr  18,   15 communed

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, October 11, 2020

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

Ushers in  October:  (CR) Mike Lang, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Jim Nelson

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

Finance Team in October: Dean Hadley & Kevin Kruse

Altar Guild for October: Pat Barkalow and Gene & Dorothy Cook

 


 LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Attendance via Livestreamed and You Tube Services:  During this pandemic period, if you watch the Divine Service online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know the date of the service that you watched.

 

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.  Common cup is also available to families or small groups upon request.

 

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.

Youth Hayride and Bonfire:  Trinity Youth are having a hayride and bonfire TODAY, Sunday, October 11th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Karl & Candace Peterson home, 2328 Beechwood (paved road south of 34 that leads to Kent).  Feel free to bring hot dogs, snacks, and stuff for smores.  You can go directly to the Petersons’ or meet at church for a ride at 3:30 p.m.  Feel free to bring a friend or two!

Naomi Circle will meet in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. 

Our lesson will be: “inspired to Share His Story,” found on page 16 of the Fall  Lutheran Women’s Quarterly.  Please join us  as we enjoy the study of God’s Word and Christian fellowship.

Voter’s Meeting:  Next Sunday, October 18, the quarterly voter’s meeting with election of officers will be at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  Or, members may participate via Zoom at the church in Mt. Ayr.

The annual meeting of the Trinity, Creston Altar Guild has been scheduled Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Rutz.  It will be held in the Creston Nave/Sanctuary.  All current members are encouraged to attend.  This is an open meeting – any Trinity member interested in learning about the duties and activities of the Altar Guild is welcome to attend.  There is no obligation - attendance does not mean that you will be expected to join.

MISSIONS

Library:  Don’t forget to stop by the church library and bookstore in the fellowship hall to check out the latest offerings.  A selection of materials will also be available at the Mt. Ayr location.

 

T-Shirt Orders:  The Mission Board has designed a new Trinity Lutheran Church t-shirt.  Sample shirts are available for viewing.  If you are interested in ordering a shirt, please take an order form and turn it in to Julie Rutz, along with payment, no later than October 20.


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

 

Our LWML bake/craft sale will be held at Trinity (Creston) on Sunday, November 1 during the fellowship time.   Start thinking of what you would like to bring. Proceeds from sale will be used for LWML Missions.

 

Message from District Office: If you haven’t heard about ILSTO, now is the time to take a closer look.  This is the program whereby you can contribute and your dollars will benefit families wanting to send their children to Iowa Lutheran elementary & secondary schools. The benefits you receive are two-fold: 1) You get to see more children experiencing the love of God every day, and 2) You will receive a 65% tax credit on your Iowa state income taxes and a charitable deduction on your Federal return.  We are currently at 15% of our 2020 goal. For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the website: www.iowalutheransto.org awww.iowasto.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

            

                         

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

October 4, 2020 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 30, 2020, 11:43 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost on October 4,  2020

Isaiah 5:1-7    Philippians 3:4b-14     Matthew 21:33-46

33 “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. 34 When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants[a] to the tenants to get his fruit. 35 And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. 37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39 And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;[b] this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? 43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. 44 And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”[c]  45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. 46 And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.

 

                    This Week at Trinity 

Sun., Oct. 4    8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                  

                           9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am   Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/ HC  (MA)

                  4:00-6:00 pm   Gospel Sing Fundraiser for LC Clinic                 

                                            held in Trinity’s fellowship hall (CR)

                            5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting (CR)

                                 

Mon., Oct. 5     Pastor at Iowa District West  Pastors’ Conf.

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

 

Tues., Oct. 6    Pastor at Iowa District West  Pastors’ Conf.

                             6:30 am  Early Risers resumes in FH (CR)

                   8:30 am  Preschool

                           12:30 am  Preschool

                             6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                             6:30 pm  Rachel Circle

 

Wed., Oct. 7     8:30 am  Preschool

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             5:20 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                             6:00 pm  Elders’ Meeting

                             7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

 

Thurs., Oct. 8   8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

 

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

                           9:00 am   Divine Service /HC (CR)

                         10:00 am   Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                         11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

 

  Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member0

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

 

 

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

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and

                  Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

 

                                                                                                                          

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Condolences:  The family of Grace Weese, grandmother of

  Hannah Shady, who passed away this past week.

                        

Attendance:  From September 27, 2020

Creston 43, communed 36              Mt. Ayr 17

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, October 4, 2020

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

Ushers in  October:  (CR) Mike Lang, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Jim Nelson

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

Finance Team in October: Dean Hadley & Kevin Kruse

Altar Guild for October: Pat Barkalow and Gene & Dorothy Cook

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

 

Attendance via Livestreamed and You Tube Services:  During this pandemic period, if you watch the Divine Service online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know the date of the service that you watched.

 

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.  Common cup is also available to families or small groups upon request.

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.

Altar Flowers:  The flowers in front of the pulpit were shared by the Rutz family and are from the wedding of Molly (Rutz) and John Knosp.

 

Early Risers Bible Study will resume this Tuesday, October 6 at 6:30 a.m. in Creston’s fellowship hall.

Youth Hayride and Bonfire:  Trinity Youth are having a hayride and bonfire on Sunday, October 11th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Karl & Candace Peterson home, 2328 Beechwood (paved road south of 34 that leads to Kent).  Feel free to bring hot dogs, snacks, and stuff for smores.  You can go directly to the Peterson’s or meet at church for a ride at 3:30 p.m.  Feel free to bring a friend or two!

The annual meeting of the Trinity, Creston Altar Guild has been scheduled Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Rutz.  It will be held in the Creston Nave/Sanctuary.  All current members are encouraged to attend.  This is an open meeting – any Trinity member interested in learning about the duties and activities of the Altar Guild is welcome to attend.  There is no obligation - attendance does not mean that you will be expected to join.

Narthex: The information table has been removed and the area looks great but the information did not go away!  It was moved to the shelves on the north wall of the narthex.  Don’t forget to keep browsing information and pick up your LWML mite boxes.

MISSIONS

Gospel Sing:  This afternoon from 4:00-6:00 p.m.   a program of Gospel music will be held in the fellowship hall in Creston with a free will offering to  benefit the LC Clinic.  The whole community is invited to attend.

Library:  Don’t forget to stop by the church library and bookstore in the fellowship hall to check out the latest offerings.  A selection of materials will also be available at the Mt. Ayr location.

T-Shirt Orders:  The Mission Board has designed a new Trinity Lutheran Church t-shirt.  Sample shirts are available for viewing.  If you are interested in ordering a shirt, please take an order form and turn it in to Julie Rutz, along with payment, no later than October 20.

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

LWML—Coming Soon: Our LWML bake/craft sale will be held here at Trinity (Creston).  Start thinking of what you would like to bring.  Watch the bulletin announcements for a Sunday soon.



 Message from Iowa District West:  Students in our Lutheran schools need your help!  The Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization is at 15% of its $950,000 goal as of October 1. We know the need is becoming greater.  How can you help? Do you pay $500, $1,000 or $10,000 in Iowa state tax?  You can direct your tax dollars to benefit Lutheran school students. Remember, the financial benefit to a contributor is a 65% tax credit on Iowa income taxes (which can be carried over for five years) and a 35% charitable contribution on your federal form.  For more information about ILSTO go online to www.iowalutheransto.org or call Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

           

                         

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

September 27, 2020 The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 25, 2020, 8:35 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 27,  2020

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32          Philippians 2:1-4 (5-13) 14-18

Matthew 21:23-27 (26-32)

The Authority of Jesus Challenged

23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

The Parable of the Two Sons

28 “What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 And he answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.

 

                    This Week at Trinity 

 Sun., Sept. 27   No Bible Class today

                  9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                                   Pastor Tompkins, guest pastor

                         10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                         11:00 am  Divine Service  (MA)

                                   Pastor Tompkins, guest pastor.

                                  

Mon., Sept. 28    8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

 

Tues., Sept. 29    No Early Risers—Will resume on Oct. 6

                   8:30 am  Preschool

                           12:30 am  Preschool

 

Wed., Sept. 30  8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            5:20 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                            7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

 

Thurs., Oct. 1    Pending:  FH in use all day by Lifeline Screening

                   8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

 

Sun., Oct. 4    8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                  

                           9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am   Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/ HC  (MA)

                  4:00-6:00 pm   Gospel Sing Fundraiser for LC Clinic

                                           held in fellowship hall in Creston

                          5:00 pm    Preschool Board Meeting (CR)


            Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member0

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

  

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

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Linda Schroeder; Jay Bochart,;

                  Alexis Swanson; Jean Kruse; Mona Quee

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Wedding: We ask God to bless Molly Rutz & John Knost, who were married yesterday in Fremont, NE.

 

                        

Attendance:  From September 20, 2020

Outdoor Service in Creston   83        

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020

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

Ushers in  September:  (CR) Ed Booth, Dennis Brown, Rick Hadley, Bruce Herzberg

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Lianna Means  (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

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

Altar Guild for September: Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

 

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take Holy Communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.  Common cup is also available to families or small groups upon request.

 

Attendance via Livestreamed and You Tube Services:  During this pandemic period, if you watch the Divine Service online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know the date of the service that you watched.

 

 

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.


Guest Pastor:   We thank Pastor Daryl Tompkins, from Clarinda, for sharing God’s gifts with us this morning.   Pastor Rutz and family are in Fremont, NE this weekend celebrating the marriage of their daughter, Molly and John Knosp  The wedding was held yesterday.


The Early Risers group will not meet this week.  They will resume on Tues., Oct. 6 at 6:30 a.m.

 

 MISSIONS

Gospel Music Program:  Next Sunday, October 4, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., a music program of Gospel music will be held in the fellowship hall in Creston as a benefit for the LC Clinic.  A freewill donation will be taken to benefit the clinic.  The whole community is invited to attend.


Library:  Don’t forget to stop by the church library and bookstore in the fellowship hall to check out the latest offerings.  A selection of materials will also be available at the Mt. Ayr location beginning Sept. 27.

 

T-Shirt Orders:  The Mission Board has designed a new Trinity Lutheran Church t-shirt.  Sample shirts are available for viewing.  If you are interested in ordering a shirt, please take an order form and turn it in to Julie Rutz, along with payment, no later than October 20.

 

Lutheran Hour:  The Mission Board at St. John Clarinda is planning ahead so we may keep the Lutheran Hour on KMA radio at 7:30 am Sunday mornings.  We encourage you to listen to the Lutheran Hour and pray that the Lord reaches many hearts and individuals through this broadcast.  We also ask you to pray about supporting this ministry through a contribution.

It costs $100 a week or $5200 a year to broadcast this on KMA.  St. John has a dedicated account for this purpose.  A check may be sent to St. John with the listing in the memo line it is for the KMA broadcast of the Lutheran Hour.  We encourage individuals, congregations, or groups in a congregation such as a Bible Class or LWML to consider this support.

May the Lord continue to bless the outreach of the Lutheran Hour by "bringing Christ to the nations and the nations to the church".                          From St. John Mission Board


 

 

 

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

            

                         

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

September 20, 2020 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 17, 2020, 7:16 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 20,  2020

Isaiah 55:6-9      Philippians 1:12-14, 19-30

Matthew 20:1-16

Laborers in the Vineyard

1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius[a] a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’ 5 So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ 8 And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ 9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’[b] 16 So the last will be first, and the first last.”

 

 

                     This Week at Trinity 

 Sun., Sept. 20    No Bible Class this morning                 

                         10:00 am   Outdoor Divine Service  (CR)

                           Brunch after the service

                     No service held in Mt. Ayr this morning

                           3:00 pm    Mini-Golf/Wiener Roast Outing  (See       

                                             info on other side of this sheet)

                                  

Mon., Sept. 21   8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

 

Tues., Sept. 22     Early Risers will resume on Oct. 6

                   8:30 am  Preschool

                           12:30 am  Preschool

                     6:00-8:30 pm  Matura using FH (CR)

 

 

Wed., Sept. 23   8:30 am  Preschool

                             1:00 pm  OWLS meet by bear at McKinley Park

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             5:20 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                             7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

 

Thurs., Sept. 24  8:30 am  Preschool

                              9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 pm  Preschool

                              1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Sept. 26     9:00 am  LWML Zone Prayer Service in Clarinda

 

Sun., Sept. 27     No Bible Class this morning

                             9:00 am  Divine Service/HC(CR)

                           Pastor Tompkins will be the guest pastor.

                           10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                           11:00 am  Divine Service  (MA)

                           Pastor Tompkins will be the guest pastor.


                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member0

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

 

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

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Linda Schroeder; Jay Bochart;

                  Alexis Swanson, Jean Kruse; Mona Quee

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

 Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Wedding: We ask God to bless Molly Rutz & John Knost, who 

                  will be married on Sat., Sept. 26, in Fremont, NE.



Attendance:  From September 13, 2020

 Creston  47, 42 communed               Mt. Ayr 18

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020

Keyboard:  (CR) Julie Lang 

Ushers in  September:  (CR) Ed Booth, Dennis Brown, Rick Hadley, Bruce Herzberg

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Maylee Riley 

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

Altar Guild for September: Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady

 


 LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.  This morning, you are also invited to join us for a brunch following the service.  It will be held in the fellowship hall.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the end of the service.  If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Next Sunday:  Pastor and family will be in Fremont, NE next weekend for the wedding of their daughter, Molly to John Knosp.  Pastor Daryl Tompkins, from Clarinda, will be our guest pastor next Sunday in both Creston at 9:00 a.m. and Mt. Ayr at 11:00 a.m. 


Wedding Gift:  Molly Rutz and John Knosp will be married in Nebraska on Sept. 26th.  If you would like to contribute to a monetary gift from Trinity Congregation please give to Theola Bullock or Sharon Eklund in yet this morning (or place envelope in basket on narthex table in Creston.  If you want to write a check please make payable to Molly Rutz.  Today is the last day for collecting.  We will then send the gift with Pastor and Julie for Molly and John on their wedding day.  Thank you.

                                                         

 

TODAY, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020      FIFTH ANNUAL TRINITY CRESTON – MT AYR    MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

Please join us, if you feel comfortable, for a fun afternoon/evening of miniature golf and visiting with friends in this outdoor shady area.  There is plenty of room for social distancing.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenbergs have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 20, 2020 – 3:00 PM

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

WHAT SHOULD I BRING:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however I would strongly encourage you to bring your own chair.

If you have questions, contact Theola Bullock.


LWML Zone Prayer Service:  “Living in Love, Bearing Fruit” will be held this coming Saturday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarinda.   All women are invited.   An offering for IOWAY Disaster Relief will be taken.  Bottled water will be provided. 

 

MISSIONS

Library:  Don’t forget to stop by the church library and bookstore in the fellowship hall to check out the latest offerings.  A selection of materials will also be available at the Mt. Ayr location beginning September 27.

 

T-Shirt Order:  The Mission Board has designed a new Trinity Lutheran Church t-shirt.  Sample shirts are available to look at before and after today’s outdoor service.  If you are interested in ordering a shirt, please take an order form and turn it in to Julie Rutz, along with payment, no later than October 20.

 

Gospel Music Program:  On Sunday, October 4, from

4:00-6:00 p.m., a music program of Gospel music will be held in the fellowship hall in Creston as a benefit for the Lc Clinic.  A freewill donation will be taken to benefit the clinic.  The whole community is invited to attend. 

 

Lutheran Hour:  The Mission Board at St. John Clarinda is planning ahead so we may keep the Lutheran Hour on KMA radio at 7:30 am Sunday mornings.  We encourage you to listen to the Lutheran Hour and pray that the Lord reaches many hearts and individuals through this broadcast.  We also ask you to pray about supporting this ministry through a contribution.

It costs $100 a week or $5200 a year to broadcast this on KMA.  St. John has a dedicated account for this purpose.  A check may be sent to St. John with the listing in the memo line it is for the KMA broadcast of the Lutheran Hour.  We encourage individuals, congregations, or groups in a congregation such as a Bible Class or LWML to consider this support.

May the Lord continue to bless the outreach of the Lutheran Hour by "bringing Christ to the nations and the nations to the church".      From St. John Mission Board

 

 

 

 


 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 13, 2020 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 10, 2020, 9:35 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 13,  2020

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Genesis 50:15-21     Romans 14:1-12

 

Matthew 18:21-35

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.[a] 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents.[b] 25 And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant[c] fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii,[d] and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers,[e] until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

 

                     This Week at Trinity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC(CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am  Divine Service  (MA)

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

                                

Mon., Sept. 14  8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

  

Tues., Sept. 15     No Early Risers—Will resume on Oct. 6

               8:30 am  Preschool

                              9:00 am  Handy Helpers in FH (CR)

                            12:30 am  Preschool

                              6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., Sept. 16   8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:30 am  Circuit Pastors’ Mtg. in Creston’s FH

                 12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                             6:00 pm  Church Council mtg. in FH (CR)

                             7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

 

Thurs., Sept. 17  8:30 am  Preschool

                              9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 pm  Preschool

                              1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Sept. 20    No Bible Class this morning                  

                           9:00 am   Outdoor Service (CR)

                                 Brunch after the service

                           No service held in Mt. Ayr today.

                           3:00 pm  Mini-golf/wiener roast outing 

                                         All are invited.

                        

                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member0

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

 

 

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

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Linda Schroeder; Jay Bochart,

                  Alexis Swanson;  Jean Kruse; Mona Quee

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

 

 

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

 

                                                                                                                          

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Attendance:  From September 6, 2020

Creston  61              Mt. Ayr   17,   Communed 12

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 13 2020

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

Ushers in  September:  (CR) Ed Booth, Dennis Brown, Rick Hadley, Bruce Herzberg

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

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

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

Altar Guild for September: Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.  Common cup is also available to families or small groups upon request.

Livestreamed and You Tube Services:  During this pandemic period, if you watch the Divine Service online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know the date of the service that you watched.

 

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.

 

The Early Risers group has decided to not meet in Sept.   They will resume on Tues., Oct. 6 at 6:30 a.m.

 

Handy Helpers:  If you can thread a needle or tie a square knot, you can be a Handy Helper...no need to "quilt".  Everyone is welcome to join us Tuesday September 15 in Fellowship Hall, 9am til noon (with coffee break).  Finished quilts are donated to those who are in need of warmth♥️

Boards meet at 5:30 p.m. this Wed., Sept. 16 and Council meets at 6:00 p.m.

OUTDOOR SERVICE-NEXT SUNDAY, SEPT. 20

9:00 a.m.  Outdoor Service in Creston—The outdoor service will not be available via livestreaming or You Tube. 

Feel free to bring lawn chairs or sit in your car if you wish.

If raining, the service will be moved indoors.

Brunch after the service.  Freewill donation with proceeds going  to the youth group.

No Service in Mt. Ayr that morning.

 

FIFTH ANNUAL TRINITY CRESTON – MT AYR    MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

TODAY——SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

Please join us, if you feel comfortable, for a fun afternoon/evening of miniature golf and visiting with friends in this outdoor shady area.  There is plenty of room for social distancing.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenberg’s have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 20, 2020 – 3:00 PM

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

WHAT SHOULD I BRING:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however I would strongly encourage you to bring your own chair.

If you have questions, contact Theola Bullock.


Wedding:  Molly Rutz and John Knosp will be married in Nebraska on Sept. 26th.  If you would like to contribute to a monetary gift from Trinity Congregation please give to Theola Bullock in Mt. Ayr or Sharon Eklund in Creston (or place envelope in basket on narthex table).  If you want to write a check please make payable to Molly Rutz.   We will collect through next Sunday, Sept. 20, then send gift with Pastor and Julie for Molly and John on their wedding day.  Thank you.   

 

  

MISSIONS

Lutheran Hour:  The Mission Board at St. John Clarinda is planning ahead so we may keep the Lutheran Hour on KMA radio at 7:30 am Sunday mornings.  We encourage you to listen to the Lutheran Hour and pray that the Lord reaches many hearts and individuals through this broadcast.  We also ask you to pray about supporting this ministry through a contribution.

It costs $100 a week or $5200 a year to broadcast this on KMA.  St. John has a dedicated account for this purpose.  A check may be sent to St. John with the listing in the memo line it is for the KMA broadcast of the Lutheran Hour.  We encourage individuals, congregations, or groups in a congregation such as a Bible Class or LWML to consider this support.

May the Lord continue to bless the outreach of the Lutheran Hour by "bringing Christ to the nations and the nations to the church".                          From St. John Mission Board

 

Library:  The Mission Board has recently re-organized the church library and bookstore, located in the fellowship hall in Creston.  New materials have been added including adult & children’s books, reference materials and DVDs.  To check-out materials, simply record the items you are borrowing on the self check-out form.  If you would like to purchase something from the bookstore, use a purchase envelope and drop it in the offering plate.  From time to time, Pastor Rutz will be reviewing and giving recommendations on good books to read and the Mission Board plans on continuing to add new materials as they become available.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor or Julie Rutz.

 

 


 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

                         

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 6, 2020

posted Sep 3, 2020, 9:05 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 6,  2020

Ezekiel 33:7-9   Romans 13:1-10  Matthew 18:1-20 (as follows)

1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. 6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! 8 If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. 9 And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell. 10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. [11] [a]12 “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 14 In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish. 15 “If your brother or sister[b] sins,[c] go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[d] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.

18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be[e] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[f] loosed in heaven. 19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

 

                    This Week at Trinity  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Sun., Sept. 6   8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)                    

                           9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                         11:00 am  Divine Service/HC  (MA)

                           1:30 pm  Baby shower for Jeff & Heather Kruse  

                                           in fellowship hall (CR)

                                  

Mon., Sept. 7    Labor Day

 

Tues., Sept. 8  6:30 am  Early Risers in FH (CR)

                  8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 am  Preschool

  

Wed., Sept. 9  12:30 pm  Preschool

                             1:30 pm  Naomi Circle meets by the bear in  

                  McKinley Park (If raining, meet in the fellowship hall.)

                            5:20 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                            7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

 

Thurs., Sept. 10  8:30 am  Preschool

                              9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 pm  Preschool

                              1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

  

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

                             9:00 am  Divine Service/HC(CR)

                           10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                           11:00 am  Divine Service  (MA)

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

 

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member0

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

  

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

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

  

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 

 Attendance:  From August 30, 2020

 Creston  40 & 40 communed      Mt. Ayr 22 & 18 communed

 

  

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, September 6, 2020

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

Ushers in  September:  (CR) Ed Booth, Dennis Brown, Rick Hadley, Bruce Herzberg

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

Acolyte:  (CR)  Xavier Shady      (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

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

Altar Guild for September: Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady

 

  LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Library:  The Mission Board has recently re-organized the church library and bookstore, located in the fellowship hall in Creston.  New materials have been added including adult & children’s books, reference materials and DVDs.  To check-out materials, simply record the items you are borrowing on the self check-out form.  If you would like to purchase something from the bookstore, use a purchase envelope and drop it in the offering plate.  From time to time, Pastor Rutz will be reviewing and giving recommendations on good books to read and the Mission Board plans on continuing to add new materials as they become available.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor or Julie Rutz.


Baby Shower: Members of the congregation are invited to a baby shower for Jeff & Heather Kruse  TODAY, September 6, at 1:30 p.m., in the Trinity Fellowship Hall.  They are registered at        babylist.com/baby-kruse-registry          Please RSVP to 712-542-7910.  Oh!  And by the way, God is blessing them with A BOY!   (Grandparents are Kevin & Joyce Kruse.) 


Early Risers will resume on Tuesday, September 8, at 6:30 am.  We will begin to read and discuss the Book of Acts.  Please join us for Scripture, coffee and conversation.

 

Naomi Circle  will meet on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.  The meeting will be in McKinley Park, by the bear.  In the event of rain we will meet in the Fellowship Hall.                                                                                     Our lesson will be: “Held by His Word in Uncertain Times,” found on page 20 of the Summer  Lutheran Women’s Quarterly.  Bring your lawn chair and  join us  as we enjoy the study of God’s Word and Christian fellowship.

Handy Helpers:  If you can thread a needle or tie a square knot, you can be a Handy Helper...no need to "quilt".  Everyone is welcome to join us Tuesday September 15 in Fellowship Hall, 9am til noon (with coffee break).

Finished quilts are donated to those who are in need of warmth♥️ 


Greeting Cards:  Do you buy greeting cards here at the church?  Do you want this service continued?  Please check the sheet on the table in the narthex to express your opinion.  If you have questions contact Sharon Eklund. 


Wedding:  Molly Rutz and John Knosp will be married in Nebraska on Sept. 26th.  If you would like to contribute to a monetary gift from Trinity Congregation please give to Theola Bullock in Mt. Ayr or Sharon Eklund in Creston (or place envelope in basket on narthex table).  If you want to write a check please make payable to Molly Rutz.  We will connect through Sunday, Sept. 20, then send gift with Pastor and Julie for Molly and John on their wedding day.  Thank you.


September 20  Outdoor Service and Brunch

9:00 a.m.  Outdoor Service in Creston—The outdoor service will not be available via livestreaming or You Tube. 

If bad weather, the service will be moved indoors.

Brunch after the service.  Freewill donation, proceeds will go to the youth group.

No service in Mt. Ayr that morning.

 

FIFTH ANNUAL TRINITY CRESTON – MT AYR    MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

Please join us, if you feel comfortable, for a fun afternoon/evening of miniature golf and visiting with friends in this outdoor shady area.  There is plenty of room for social distancing.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenberg’s have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 20, 2020 – 3:00 PM

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

WHAT SHOULD I BRING:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however I would strongly encourage you to bring your own chair.

If you have questions, contact Theola Bullock.

 


 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 30, 2020 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 27, 2020, 9:52 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost on August 30,  2020

Jeremiah 15:15-21

Romans 12:9-21

Matthew 16:21-28

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.” 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.” 

Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus

24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. 28 Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

 

                     This Week at Trinity  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Sun., Aug. 30      8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                   

                                9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                              10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                              11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

  

Tues., Sept. 1     5:20 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (MA)

               6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                             6:30 pm  Rachel Circle meets on the lawn at the

                                            church (CR)  Bring a lawn chair.

 

Wed., Sept. 2   6:00 pm  Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)

                            7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)  

  

Sun., Sept. 6   8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                    

                           9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC  (MA)

                            1:30 pm  Baby shower for Jeff & Heather Kruse  

                                           in fellowship hall (CR) All are invited.

                                   

Mon., Sept. 7      Labor Day

 

 

Tues., Sept. 8     6:30 am  Early Risers in FH (CR)

                     8:30 am   Preschool

                              12:30 pm  Preschool

 

 

                 Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member0

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

 

 

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

Members:  Norm & Linda Schroeder; Jay Bochart,

                  Alexis Swanson, Jean Kruse, and Mona Quee

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving:  Aug.2 birth of Claire Charlotte

Davidson,  daughter of Nick & Mary Davidson    

(Julie Lang is Claire’s grandmother.)

 

 Attendance:  From August 23, 2020

 Creston  59  HC 48               Mt. Ayr 19

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 30, 2020

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

Ushers in  August:  (CR) Dean Hadley, Byron Bilderback, Kevin Kruse, and Karl Peterson

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

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

Finance Team in August:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Guild for August:  Becky Hagen & Cindy Nelson

 

  LIFE TOGETHER

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

 

Library:  The Mission Board has recently re-organized the church library and bookstore, located in the fellowship hall in Creston.  New materials have been added including adult & children’s books, reference materials and DVDs.  To check-out materials, simply record the items you are borrowing on the self check-out form.  If you would like to purchase something from the bookstore, use a purchase envelope and drop it in the offering plate.  From time to time, Pastor Rutz will be reviewing and giving recommendations on good books to read and the Mission Board plans on continuing to add new materials as they become available.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor or Julie Rutz.

Greeting Cards:  Do you buy greeting cards here at the church?  Do you want this service continued?  Please check the sheet on the table in the narthex to express your opinion.  If you have questions contact Sharon Eklund. 

 

Rachel Circle will meet this Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m., outdoors on the church lawn by the trees, weather permitting.   Bring a lawn chair.  If raining, they will meet in the fellowship hall.  All women are invited. 

Early risers will resume on Tuesday, September 8, at 6:30 am.  We will begin to read and discuss the Book of Acts. Please join us for Scripture, coffee and conversation.

 

Naomi Circle will meet at 1:30 pm on Sept. 9 by the McKinley Park bear.  In case of rain we’ll go to the fellowship hall.

  

Wedding:  Molly Rutz and John Knosp will be married in Nebraska on Sept. 26th.  If you would like to contribute to a monetary gift from Trinity Congregation please give to Theola Bullock in Mt. Ayr or Sharon Eklund in Creston (or place envelope in basket on narthex table in CR).  We will collect through Sunday, Sept. 20, then send gift with Pastor and Julie for Molly and John on their wedding day.  Thank you.


SEPTEMBER 20          OUTDOOR SERVICE

9:00 a.m.  Outdoor Service in Creston (In case of bad weather the service will be moved inside.)

Brunch after the service.  More info TBA in Sept.

No Service in Mt. Ayr that morning.


FIFTH ANNUAL TRINITY CRESTON – MT AYR  

MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

   SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

Please join us, if you feel comfortable, for a fun afternoon/evening of miniature golf and visiting with friends in this outdoor shady area.  There is plenty of room for social distancing.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenberg’s have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 20, 2020 – 3:00 PM

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

WHAT SHOULD I BRING:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however I would strongly encourage you to bring your own chair.

If you have questions, contact Theola Bullock.


Derecho Storm Clean-up:  Emails were sent out about ways you can help the people of Iowa who suffered damage.  Some copies are available on the narthex table.



Baby Shower: Members of the congregation are invited to a baby shower for Jeff & Heather Kruse next Sunday, September 6, at 1:30 p.m., in the Trinity Fellowship Hall.  They are registered at          babylist.com/baby-kruse-registry. 

Please RSVP to 712-542-7910. 

Oh!  And by the way, God is blessing them with A BOY!   (Grandparents are Kevin & Joyce Kruse.)

  

 

 

 

 

                       

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 23, 2020 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 21, 2020, 11:42 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost on August 23,  2020

Isaiah 51:1-6

Romans 11:33-12:8

 

Matthew 16:13-20

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

 

                     This Week at Trinity  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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

                           9:00 am   Divine Service /HC(CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

 

 Wed., Aug. 26    1:00 pm    OWLS at McKinley Park  or if raining meet in FH  (CR)

                             6:00 pm-8:00 pm  Preschool Parent Meeting in  FH (CR)

 

 Thurs., Aug. 27  4:00-6:00 pm  Preschool Open House      

 

Sun., Aug. 30    8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                    

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC  (MA)

 

 

                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

 

 

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

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

  

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Attendance:  From August 16, 2020

Creston    51             Mt. Ayr  17, HC 15

 

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 23, 2020

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

Ushers in  August:  (CR) Dean Hadley, Byron Bilderback, Kevin Kruse, and Karl Peterson

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

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

Finance Team in August:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Guild for August:  Becky Hagen & Cindy Nelson

 

  LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

 

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.


Livestreamed and You Tube Services:   Our services will continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.  

 

Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons will continue to be available on the church website.


OWLS:  If you are an "Older Wiser Laughing Soul" come join the OWLS @ McKinley Park on Wednesday August 26th, 1 PM. near the shelter house by the Bear statue.  Bring a lawnchair and snack if desired.

This is  just for visiting and deciding future plans.

Everyone welcome!     (FH if raining)

 

 

Library:  The Mission Board has recently re-organized the church library and bookstore, located in the fellowship hall in Creston.  New materials have been added including adult & children’s books, reference materials and DVDs.  To check-out materials, simply record the items you are borrowing on the self check-out form.  If you would like to purchase something from the bookstore, use a purchase envelope and drop it in the offering plate.  From time to time, Pastor Rutz will be reviewing and giving recommendations on good books to read and the Mission Board plans on continuing to add new materials as they become available.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor or Julie Rutz.

Greeting Cards:  Do you buy greeting cards here at the church (Creston)?  Do you want this service continued?  Please check the sheet on the table in the narthex to express your opinion.  If you have questions contact Sharon Eklund. 

 

Baby Shower: Members of the congregation are invited to a baby shower for Jeff & Heather Kruse on Sunday, September 6, at 1:30 p.m., in the Trinity Fellowship Hall.  They are registered at          babylist.com/baby-kruse-registry.  Please RSVP to 712-542-7910.  Oh!  And by the way, God is blessing them with A BOY!   (Grandparents are Kevin & Joyce Kruse.)

 

Outdoor Service will be held on Sun., Sept. 20 in Creston.  More details will be shared as plans are made.



Ordination Anniversary

Pastor Larry Troxel, who served Trinity Creston from Oct. 1976-Oct. 1982, will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination in the ministry on August 23.  A card shower will be held for him.  If you would like to send him a card his address is:

180 Waukee Ave., Waukee, IA 50263.  If you have a picture or memory to include those would also be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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