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Palm Sunday April 14, 2019

posted Apr 17, 2019, 8:48 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Palm Sunday on April 14, 2019

Deut. 32:36-39

Phil. 2:5-11

Luke 22:1-23:56 or Luke 23:1-56 or John 12:20-43 (vs. 20-38 printed here)

 

Some Greeks Seek Jesus

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. 34 So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35 So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

The Unbelief of the People

When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. 37 Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, 38 so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:  “Lord, who has believed what he heard from us, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”39 Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said, 40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.” 41 Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him. 42 Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

 

              This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Apr. 14   Palm Sunday

                           8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

                          5:00 pm   Preschool Board

    

Mon.,  Apr. 15   Bloodmobile in FH All Day (CR)

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                      No Lifelight  Class due to Bloodmobile

                     

Tues., Apr. 16      6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:00 a.m.  Handy Helpers Quilting

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                           No Lifelight Bible Study this week

                            6:30 pm   Bible study in Mt. Ayr

                                                  

Wed., Apr. 17     8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                          

 Thurs., Apr. 18  Maundy Thursday

                             8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 

                         6:00 pm   Maundy Thursday Service/HC (CR)

 

Fri., Apr. 19     Good Friday

                          6:00 pm Good Friday Service (CR)

                                                                                                        

Sun., Apr. 21   Easter Sunday —NOTE SERVICE TIMES

 

      Caring For Your Neighbor—Food Bank Gathering

                          8:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          9:00 am   Breakfast (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                       

                           

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

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

Attendance from April 7,  2019   CR  70         MA 14     H/C 12

Attendance from April 10 Lenten Service    CR   41       


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, April 14, 2019

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

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Dave Dory & Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR)Bruce Herzberg

Finance Team in April: (CR) Jay Bochart & Rick Hadley

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Jean Stoll and Mike & Janette Lang

 

 Life Together

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

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

 

Voter’s Meeting:  The quarterly voter’s meeting will be held this afternoon, April 14 at 1:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Mt. Ayr members will participate via Skype.

  

Flowers for Easter: Today is the final day to turn in an order for flowers for decorating the chancel in Creston on Easter Sunday.    If you are bringing your own flowers, it is also the last day to turn in the sheet with names to be  printed in the bulletin.   Refer to the bulletin insert for more details. 

 

Movie:  The movie titled Unplanned began a one week showing on April 12 at the Stand Theater.  Unplanned unfolds a fascinating transformation in the life of Abby Johnson, examining her journey from Planned Parenthood clinic director to becoming a leading advocate for life and women in crisis. Unplanned reveals the challenges confronting Abby as she walked away from her job at a key Texas Planned Parenthood clinic and walked into the Coalition for Life office down the street. The film unveils that this incredible turning point was preceded by years of misguided hopes, searching - and a moment of pure awakening. Abby recounts her journey as an idealistic and impressionable college student that led to her position as a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic. She describes the dramatic moments in that clinic that changed her life forever and set her on a new path.   

 

THANK YOU FROM TRINITY PRESCHOOL


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED TOWARD OUR PRESCHOOL'S OBSTACLE-A-THON!!! YOU ARE ALL VERY GENEROUS WITH YOUR PRAYERS AND MONEY.  THIS YEAR WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED OVER $2800 TO GO TOWARDS OUR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP!

 

Easter Breakfast:  The Trinity Youth will be serving breakfast after the Easter Sunday Service in Creston.  As in past years, they are requesting donations of rolls from our members to be served at the breakfast.   A sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex.     Your help is appreciated.

 

Schedule for the rest of Holy Week  

Thursday, April 18  6:00 p.m.  Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion in Creston

Friday, April 19  6:00 p.m. Good Friday Service in Creston

Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday—NOTE TIMES

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion-Creston

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast served by the youth in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service/Holy Communion– Mt. Ayr

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you.

 

VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


MISSIONS


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

IDW Disaster Update:   See the insert in today’s bulletin for information about various ways you may help to aide  those who have lost homes and businesses from the recent floods.

 

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

 

The Mission Board is advising that there will be a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  More details will follow, but for now make plans to go to Mission Central to tour the new Creation Museum, have lunch and then hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak about his mission work in Taiwan.   We are to arrive no later than 10:45am.  There is no charge for this trip.  Pastor Oliver is one of the missionaries that Trinity supports.  We hope many of our members will be able to make this very interesting and informative trip.

 

 

 

 

     

                                         

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

                                          

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

The Fifth Sunday in Lent April 7, 2019

posted Apr 8, 2019, 10:59 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fifth Sunday in Lent on April 7, 2019

Isaiah 43:16-21

Phil. 3:(4b-7), 8-14

Luke 20:9-20

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

9 And he began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while. 10 When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 And he sent another servant. But they also beat and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out. 13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ 14 But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15 And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Surely not!” 17 But he looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written: “‘The stone that the builders rejected  has become the cornerstone’?

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”

Paying Taxes to Caesar

19 The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 20 So they watched him and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor.


             This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Apr. 7       8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

     

Mon.,  Apr. 8        8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                    

Tues., Apr. 9       6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                           8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                          5:00 pm  Youth Conf. Class in Mt. Ayr

                         

Wed., Apr. 10      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            5:00 pm  F.L.O.C.K.

                             6:00 pm  Lenten Service (CR)

                        Fellowship Time after the service  

          All boards will meet after the service.

      Council Meeting will follow the board meetings

(Please note this change of week for meetings to avoid meeting during Holy Week)

 

Thurs., Apr. 11     8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 

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

                             7:00 pm   LC Clinic’s Annual Fundraising

                            Banquet at Supertel Inn & Conference Center

                         

 Sun., Apr. 14   Palm Sunday

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          1:00 pm  Quarterly Voters Meeting in FH (CR)

                          5:00 pm   Preschool Board


            PRAYER LIST           

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter


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

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner, Bruce Herzberg;

Rev. Dave Ericksen

 

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

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Thanksgiving:  Birth of Amelia Jane, daughter of Mickenzie and Jessica Hagen, born on April 1.


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

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

Attendance from Mar. 31,  2019   CR  89, H/C 81      MA 21, H/C 18

 Attendance from Apr. 3 Lenten service  50       


Serving At Trinity          Sunday, April 7, 2019

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

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Dave Dory & Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR)Bruce Herzberg

Finance Team in April: (CR) Jay Bochart & Rick Hadley

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Jean Stoll and Mike & Janette Lang

 

 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. 

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

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be Nameless Women of the Bible” found on page 16 of the Spring 2019 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.  

Fellowship Time Following Lenten Services:   April 10 will be our final Wednesday evening Lenten service at 6:00 p.m.   After the service, everyone is invited to come down to the fellowship hall for refreshments and a time of fellowship.

Note these changes: Board Meetings will be held after the April 10 Lenten service and the council meeting will follow those meetings.  This is a week earlier than usual. The change was made to avoid meeting during Holy Week.

Altar Guild will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 to clean and polish the altar ware and furnishings. Supplies will be provided. Please come to help us prepare for the Easter season.

Please contact Janette if you have questions.

100th Birthday:  Arrangements are being made to help Bertha Jensen celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, April 13 at the Crest Haven activity room-1000 E. Howard Street at 2:00 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend and anyone is welcome to help put this party together since it is short notice.  No gifts please, but if the date or time does not allow you to come, a card sent to her would be very much appreciated.  100 years is quite a blessing from God, so we hope many of her church family can help Bertha celebrate the wonderful years bestowed on her.  The Dorys can be contacted with any questions or assistance.

Voters’ Meeting:  The quarterly voters’ meeting will be held next Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. 

Easter Flowers:  If you would like to purchase flowers to decorate the chancel area (in Creston) on Easter Sunday, next Sunday, April 14 is the deadline for signing up and to for turning in names that you’d like printed in the bulletin.   For more details please refer to the insert in today’s bulletin.


Holy Week Service Schedule  

Sunday, April 14  Palm Sunday   Holy Communion with in Creston and Mt. Ayr

Thursday, April 18  6:00 p.m.  Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion in Creston

Friday, April 19  6:00 p.m. Good Friday Service in Creston

Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday  NOTE TIMES

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion-Creston

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast served by the youth in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion-Mt. Ayr

 

Movie:  The movie titled Unplanned will be shown at the Stand Theater for one week, beginning on April 12.  Unplanned unfolds a fascinating transformation in the life of Abby Johnson, examining her journey from Planned Parenthood clinic director to becoming a leading advocate for life and women in crisis. Unplanned reveals the challenges confronting Abby as she walked away from her job at a key Texas Planned Parenthood clinic and walked into the Coalition for Life office down the street. The film unveils that this incredible turning point was preceded by years of misguided hopes, searching - and a moment of pure awakening. Abby recounts her journey as an idealistic and impressionable college student that led to her position as a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic. She describes the dramatic moments in that clinic that changed her life forever and set her on a new path. 

  

                                 MISSSIONS


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

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

 

The Mission Board is advising that there will be a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  More details will follow, but for now make plans to go to Mission Central to tour the new Creation Museum, have lunch and then hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak about his mission work in Taiwan.   We are to arrive no later than 10:45am.  There is no charge for this trip.  Pastor Oliver is one of the missionaries that Trinity supports.  We hope many of our members will be able to make this very interesting and informative trip.


                  

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2019 The Fourth Sunday in Lent

posted Apr 1, 2019, 10:55 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fourth Sunday in Lent on March 31, 2019

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Isaiah 12:1-6     2 Corinthians 5:16-21         Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. 17 “But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father's hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ 20 And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. 21 And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ 22 But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. 23 And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

25 “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ 28 But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, 29 but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. 30 But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. 32 It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”


                This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Mar 31         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                 Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

                          3:00 pm   Installation Service for Rev. Mitchell

                           Schuessler at St. John, Clarinda

      

Mon.,  Apr. 1       8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                     

Tues., Apr. 2       6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                           8:30 am   Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                           5:00 pm   Youth Conf. Class in Mt. Ayr

                           6:30 pm   Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                           7:00 pm   Rachel Circle in FH (CR)

                         

Wed., Apr. 3       Preschool Obstacle-a-Thon in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            6:00 pm  Lenten Service (CR)

                            Elders Meeting after the Lenten Service

                            Fellowship Time after the service   

 

Thurs., Apr. 4      Preschool Obstacle-a-Thon in FH (CR)

                             8:30 am   Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 

 

Sat., Apr. 6        9:00 am  LWML Spring Inspiration (Rally)  

                           at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in  Leon 

                          11:00-3:00  FH (CR) in use by Megan Decker

                  

                                                                                             

Sun., Apr. 7       8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)


  Prayer List  

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter


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

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner; Bruce Herzberg

 

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

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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

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

Attendance from March 24, 2019  CR 64 , H/C 61       MA 12

Attendance from Mar. 27 Lenten Service   CR   47                        

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, March 31, 2019

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

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Kevin Kruse, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

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

Finance Team in March: (CR) Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for March : (CR) Lola Hembry and Mike & Janette Lang


 LIFE TOGETHER

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

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

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

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Rev. Mitchell Schuessler will be installed as pastor at St. John, Clarinda, TODAY, March 31 at 3:00 p.m.   All are invited to attend this service.


Rachel Circle:  Nichole Hanson and Mitzie Cellan will be hosting Rachel Circle in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm. 


Trinity Preschool’s Annual Obstacle-a Thon will be held on April 3 and 4.   This is a fitness awareness event.  Funds from the event will be used to make improvements to the preschool facility.  See the insert for more info.


Fellowship Time Following Lenten Services:   There will be fellowship time after each 6:00 pm Wednesday Lenten service.  Everyone is invited down to the fellowship hall for refreshments and fellowship.  There is a sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex for any group or individual that would like to bring bars, cookies or cakes.  Check for openings.

Altar Guild will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 to clean and polish the altar ware and furnishings. Supplies will be provided. Please come to help us prepare for the Easter season.

Please contact Janette Lang if you have questions.

Easter Flowers : If you are interested in providing flowers to decorate the chancel (in Creston) on Easter Sunday, please see the insert in today’s bulletin for more information .               

 

MISSIONS


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

 
 LWML Spring Inspiration:  Saturday, April 6th, beginning at 9 a.m. with registration will be the LWML Spring Inspiration (formally known as the Spring Zone Rally) at Our Savior’s in Leon.  Our speaker will be Kathy Coady, from Hope Ministries in Des Moines.  She will share with us the ministries Hope offers to women and children.  The ingathering will benefit the women and children and items to be collected are:  High efficiency laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and Kleenex.  Please join us for an for an inspirational morning!!!


Ladies of Trinity:    A wonderful opportunity is yours on Saturday, April 13, 2019, when Deb Burma, renowned Christian speaker and author who formerly belonged to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, will return to present a half-day retreat at Shepherd of the Valley.  Her theme is “Sip, Savor, and Drink Deeply”—how perfect for the blessed Easter season and a fantastic way to “fill your cup” with His abundant blessings!  Further details and registration forms are available on-line at www.shepherd-valley.org or on the narthex table. 

Thank You for your kind donation of diapers for our babies at LC Clinic.  Diapers are such an important part of our “Earn While You Learn” program.  Your generosity allows us to share God’s love with women facing an unplanned pregnancy and helps to meet the many needs of a precious child.  God Bless You!               From the staff at the LC Clinic


 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2019 The Third Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 25, 2019, 11:50 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Third Sunday in Lent on March 24, 2019

Ezekiel 33:7-20

I Corinthians 10:1-13

Luke 13:1-9

 

Repent or Perish

1 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And he answered them, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 4 Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? 5 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.”

 

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

6 And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. 7 And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?’ 8 And he answered him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. 9 Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’”

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

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

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                 Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

 

       

Mon.,  Mar 25   8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                   

Tues., Mar 26   6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                           8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                         

 Wed., Mar 27    8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            5:00 pm  FLOCK for grades 4-6

                            6:00 pm  Lenten Service (CR)

                        Fellowship Time after the service   

 

Thurs., Mar 28   8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                    1:00-4:00 pm    FH in use by Marge Scott (CR)

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 

 

 Fri., Mar. 29-Sat., Mar. 30   Youth Lock-In in FH (CR)                    

                         

Sun., Mar 31    8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                 Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

                         3:00 pm   Installation Service for Rev. Mitchell

                           Schuessler at St. John, Clarinda

                         

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter

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

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner

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

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Condolences:   We pray for Ted & Rebecca Weiss, friends of

Bruce & Beth Herzberg, whose premature infant son only lived a

short time.  Also, prayers for Rebecca as she recovers from

surgery. 


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

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

Attendance from March 17, 2019  CR 72     MA   13, 10 communed

From March 20 Lenten service   40

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, March 24, 2019

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

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Kevin Kruse, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

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

Finance Team in March: (CR) Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for March : (CR) Lola Hembry and Mike & Janette Lang


                          Life Together

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

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

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

“The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today”

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Fellowship Time Following Lenten Services:   There will be fellowship time after each 6:00 pm Wednesday Lenten service.  Everyone is invited down to the fellowship hall for refreshments and fellowship.  There is a sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex for any group or individual who would like to bring bars, cookies or cakes.  There may still be an open week.

The Learning Center of SW Iowa will be hosting a Trivia Night on March 30.   Some churches in town put together a team and they are looking for some friendly competition.  If anyone from Trinity is interested in putting together a team, more information is posted on the table in the narthex. 

 

Rev. Mitchell Schuessler will be installed as pastor at St. John, Clarinda, next Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m.   All are invited to attend this service.

 

Trinity Preschool’s Annual Obstacle-a Thon will be held on April 3 and 4.   This is a fitness awareness event.  Funds from the event will be used to make improvements to the preschool facility.  

VBS dates for Creston will be  June 23-26  from 6-8 p.m.      Wednesday June 19 at 6pm will be a volunteer decorating night. 

 

MISSIONS


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


 LWML INFO—SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, April 6th, beginning at 9 a.m. with registration will be the LWML Spring Inspiration (formally known as the Spring Zone Rally) at Our Savior’s in Leon.  Our speaker will be Kathy Coady, from Hope Ministries in Des Moines.  She will share with us the ministries Hope offers to women and children.  The ingathering will benefit the women and children and items to be collected are:  High

efficiency laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and Kleenex.  Please join us for an for an inspirational morning!!!


Ladies of Trinity:    A wonderful opportunity is yours on Saturday, April 13, 2019, when Deb Burma, renowned Christian speaker and author who formerly belonged to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, will return to present a half-day retreat at Shepherd of the Valley.  Her theme is “Sip, Savor, and Drink Deeply”—how perfect for the blessed Easter season and a fantastic way to “fill your cup” with His abundant blessings!  Further details and registration forms are available on-line at www.shepherd-valley.org or on the narthex table. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 17, 2019 The Second Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 18, 2019, 8:05 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Second Sunday in Lent on March 17, 2019

Jer. 26:8-15

Phil. 3:17-4:1

Luke 13:31-35

Lament over Jerusalem

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33 Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 35 Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Mar 17  Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank Day

                          8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

      

Mon.,  Mar 18  Spring Break begins.

                           No Preschool this week.                          

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

                

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

                           9:00 am  Handy Helpers Quilting

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

                           6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

 Wed., Mar 20   Pastor at Circuit Pastors’ Meeting                       

                          6:00 pm  Lenten Service (CR)

                        Fellowship Time after the service in FH (CR)

                 All Boards and Council meet following the service

                          

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

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                 Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr


Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter

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

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner, Mary Geary

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

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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

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

Attendance from March 10   CR   57 & 53 communed         MA   12

Attendance from March 13 Lenten Service  37


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, March 17, 2019

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

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Kevin Kruse, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

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

Finance Team in March: (CR) Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for March : (CR) Lola Hembry and Mike & Janette Lang

 

 Life Together

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

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

Evening Services:  Please fill out a card when attending evening services, too.   It’s helpful for trying to keep accurate records.


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

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to

Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Fellowship Time Following Lenten Services:   There will be fellowship time after each 6:00 pm Wednesday Lenten service.  Everyone is invited down to the fellowship hall for refreshments and fellowship.  There is a sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex for any group or individual that would like to bring bars, cookies or cakes.  Several weeks still have openings.  

VBS Planning Meeting : Anyone who is interested in helping with VBS is invited to come to the board of education meeting following the Lenten service on Wednesday, March 20.  

Boards and Council Meetings:  All boards will meet after the Lenten service on Wednesday, March 20.  The council meeting will follow the board meetings.

Trinity Preschool’s Annual Obstacle-a-Thon is coming up on April 3-4.  This event is held to promote fitness awareness.  The funds collected will go to Trinity Preschool to help pay for improvements to the preschool facility by updating items in both the indoor classroom and the preschool Nature Explore Outdoor classroom.   See the flier in today’s bulletin for more information.

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary on Sunday, Sept, 1, 2019.  A 9:00 service, lunch, and 1:00 service will be held.   An invitation card is on the table in the narthex.  If you would like to attend, RSVP information is listed on the card.

 

MISSIONS


 LWML INFO—SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, April 6th, beginning at 9 a.m. with registration will be the LWML Spring Inspiration (formally known as the Spring Zone Rally) at Our Savior’s in Leon.  Our speaker will be Kathy Coady, from Hope Ministries in Des Moines.  She will share with us the ministries Hope offers to women and children.  The ingathering will benefit the women and children and items to be collected are:  High efficiency laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and Kleenex.  Please join us for an for an inspirational morning!!!

 

Ladies of Trinity:    A wonderful opportunity is yours on Saturday, April 13, 2019, when Deb Burma, renowned Christian speaker and author who formerly belonged to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, will return to present a half-day retreat at Shepherd of the Valley.  Her theme is “Sip, Savor, and Drink Deeply”—how perfect for the blessed Easter season and a fantastic way to “fill your cup” with His abundant blessings!  Further details and registration forms are available on-line at www.shepherd-valley.org or on the narthex table. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                         

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

March 10, 2019 The First Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 8, 2019, 10:09 AM by Linda Hadley

For The First Sunday in Lent on March 10, 2019

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Romans 10:8b-13

 

Luke 4:1-13

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” 4 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” 5 And the devil took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, 6 and said to him, “To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me, and I give it to whom I will. 7 If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” 8 And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’”

9 And he took him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, 10 for it is written,  “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’ 11 and “‘On their hands they will bear you up,

    lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”

 

12 And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 13 And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time.

 

 

           This Week at Trinity

 

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

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

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

           

Mon.,  Mar 11     8:30 am   Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                 

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

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                 5:00-7:00 pm   Pizza Ranch Tip Night fundraiser for Trinity Preschool

                          

Wed., Mar 13     8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:30 pm  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                          5:00 pm  F.L.O.C.K. in FH (CR)

                          6:00 pm  Lenten Service (CR)

                        Fellowship Time after the service in FH (CR)

                          

                                                                     

Thurs., Mar 14     8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

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

                 

 Sun., Mar 17  Caring for Your Neighbor —  Food Bank Day

                           8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         

 

     Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig;

Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott;

Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy

Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy

Parker;  Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner

 

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

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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

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

Attendance from March 3, 2019

CR  84,  75 communed                       MA 8,   7 communed


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, March 10, 2019

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

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Kevin Kruse, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

 

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

 

Finance Team in March: (CR) Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

 

Altar Committee for March : (CR) Lola Hembry and Mike & Janette Lang


 Life Together

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

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


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

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Pizza Ranch Tips Night Fundraiser for Trinity Preschool will be on Tuesday, March 12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Creston’s Pizza Ranch.   All are invited to take a night off from cooking and dishes to help support this fundraiser.

  

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, March 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be Lord, I Can’t Handle This!” found on page 228 of the Winter 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

 

F.L.O.C. K. will meet on Wednesday, March 13 at 5:00.   This is for all the grades.  Note the earlier time so that they can meet before the 6:00 p.m. Lenten service.

 

 Wednesday Lenten Services will be at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 & 10 in Creston. 

Fellowship Time Following Lenten Services:  Starting the evening of Wednesday, March 13 there will be fellowship time after the 6:00 pm Lenten service.  Everyone is invited down to the fellowship hall for refreshments and fellowship.  There is a sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex for any group or individuals who would like to bring bars, cookies or cakes.  Several weeks still have openings.  

Food Bank Collection—Next Sunday, March 17 is the third Sunday of the month and each month we collect food and other items for the local food pantry.   If you are able to bring any items for this collection you may place them in the box found below the table in the narthex.   You may bring items any week but they are usually delivered to the local pantry once a month.  

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary on Sunday, Sept, 1, 2019.  A 9:00 service, lunch, and 1:00 service will be held.   An invitation card is on the table in the narthex.  If you would like to attend, RSVP information is listed on the card.



MISSIONS

Thank You:  The Mission Board would like to thank everyone who participated in the diaper drive the months of January and February.  Also, a big thank you to the 32 people who braved the cold last Sunday evening to come to the presentation of "Risen".  We had plenty of snacks and a good amount of fellowship.  The movie helped to usher in the beginning of the Lenten Season.   


 LWML INFO—SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, April 6th, beginning at 9 a.m. with registration will be the LWML Spring Inspiration (formally known as the Spring Zone Rally) at Our Savior’s in Leon.  Our speaker will be Kathy Coady, from Hope Ministries in Des Moines.  She will share with us the ministries Hope offers to women and children.  The ingathering will benefit the women and children and items to be collected are:  High efficiency laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and Kleenex.  Please join us for an for an inspirational morning!!!


Ladies of Trinity:    A wonderful opportunity is yours on Saturday, April 13, 2019, when Deb Burma, renowned Christian speaker and author who formerly belonged to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, will return to present a half-day retreat at Shepherd of the Valley.  Her theme is “Sip, Savor, and Drink Deeply”—how perfect for the blessed Easter season and a fantastic way to “fill your cup” with His abundant blessings!  Further details and registration forms are available on-line at www.shepherd-valley.org or on the narthex table. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

              

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

March 3, 2019 Transfiguration Sunday

posted Mar 4, 2019, 9:16 AM by Linda Hadley

For Transfiguration Sunday on March 3, 2019

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Hebrews 3:1-6

 

Luke 9:28-36

The Transfiguration

28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34 As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” 36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Mar 3    Transfiguration Sunday

                        8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

              12:00-2:00 pm   FH reserved by Preschool

                        6:00 pm     Congregational Movie Night in FH (CR)

                                          Movie titled “Risen” will be shown.

                                          Everyone is invited to attend.

 

 Mon.,  Mar 4      8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                

    

 

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

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                          7:00 pm  Rachel Circle at Kayla Brown’s house

                         

 Wed., Mar 6    Ash Wednesday

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          6:00 pm  Ash Wednesday Service/HC (CR)

                           Elders Meeting after the service in FH (CR)

                                                                       

Thurs., Mar 7    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Mar 9    Set your clocks ahead one hour tonight.   Daylight

                      Saving Time begins Sunday morning.

                                            

Sun., Mar 10    Daylight Saving Time begins

                          8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

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

 

                  

   Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

 

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

Oliver Gish; James Scarlett; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner, Mary

Geary

 

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

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

 

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving for birth of  Wager Brown, infant son

of Clint & Christi Brown, born on Feb. 19.    Wager is welcomed

home by big sister, Hadley, too.

 

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

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

Attendance from February 24, 2019

CR  39    H/C 36                             MA Cancelled due to snow

 

Serving At Trinity Sunday, March 3, 2019

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

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Kevin Kruse, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

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

Finance Team in March: (CR) Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for March : (CR) Lola Hembry and Mike & Janette Lang

 

 Life Together

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

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

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

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Rachel Circle will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Kayla Brown’s home, 1200 N. Oak.

 

Ash Wednesday Service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Creston.    Throughout Lent, Wednesday evening  Lenten services will also begin at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.   On the weeks when there are elders meetings, board meetings and council meetings those will be held after the services.     On the weeks when F.L.O.C.K. meets it will begin at 5:00 p.m.     Looking ahead, Easter will be on April 21 with Divine Service in Creston at 8:00 a.m., breakfast served by the youth following the service, and 10:00 Divine Service in Mt. Ayr.

Fellowship Time Following Lenten Services:  Starting the evening of Wednesday, March 13 there will be fellowship time after the 6:00 pm Lenten service.  Everyone is invited down to the fellowship hall for refreshments and fellowship.  There is a sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex for any group or individual that would like to bring bars, cookies or cakes.  The weeks of March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10 are available.  The evening of March 6th, which is Ash Wednesday, we will not gather, as that is when we reflect, with the ashes on our foreheads, that from dust we came and to dust we will return. 

Elders will meet on Wednesday, March 6 after the Ash Wednesday service.

Daylight Saving Time;    Remember to spring forward one hour on Saturday, March 9 for the beginning of Daylight Saving Time which begins next Sunday morning.

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

 

Devotional Book Recommendation:  If you are looking for a good devotional book, Pastor Rutz would recommend the book titled “Why Am I Joy:Fully Lutheran?” by Matthew C. Harrison.   This devotional treatment of the Six Chief Parts of the Small Catechism centers on joy, specifically identifying what it means to be fully Lutheran, and joyfully so—-Joyfully Lutheran.    This book is available through Concordia Publishing House.   Their website is www.cph.org.

 

Attention High School Youth and Parents:  Iowa District West is sponsoring a FREE Road Trip to Concordia University in Seward, NE on Thursday, April 4-Friday, April 5.  This is for a visit of the campus to see what Concordia has to offer.   There is no cost to you for transportation, meals, or lodging.  Information sheets are available on the table in the narthex.  Feel free to take a sheet home with you to read all about it.  

 

MISSIONS

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

 

 


 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                                                                

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

February 24, 2019 The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 25, 2019, 9:30 AM by Linda Hadley

 

For the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany on February 24, 2019

Genesis 43: 3-15

I Corinthians 15:21-26, 30-42

Luke 6:27-38

 

Love Your Enemies

27 “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

 

32 “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.

 

Judging Others

37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

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

                        9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                      Youth Confirmation after church in Mt. Ayr

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

 

 Mon.,  Feb. 25  8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                

Tues., Feb. 26    6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                         

Wed., Feb. 27    8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          6:00 pm  F.L.O.C.K. for grades 4-6

                         

Thurs., Feb. 28    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                   5:00-9:30  pm  FH reserved by Brenda Bochart

                           

 

Sun., Mar 3    8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

              12:00-2:00 pm   FH reserved by Preschool

                        6:00 pm     Congregational Movie Night in FH (CR)

                                          Movie titled “Risen” will be shown.

                                          Everyone is invited to attend.

                                 

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

 

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

Oliver Gish; James Scarlett; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner, Mary

Geary

 

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

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

 

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving for birth of  Wager Brown, infant son of Clint & Christi Brown, born on Feb. 19.  

  Welcomed home by big sister, Hadley, too.


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

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

Attendance from February 17, 2019

CR    34                  MA—Service cancelled due to snow


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, February 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Life Together

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

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

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

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Ash Wednesday Service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Creston.    Throughout Lent , Wednesday evening  Lenten services will also begin at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.   On the weeks when there are elders meetings, board meetings and council meetings those will be held after the services.     On the weeks when F.L.O.C.K. meets it will begin at 5:00 p.m. 

 

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


Announcement from the Iowa District West Office:

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

Rev. Mark Gerken

2201 N 15th Street

Adel IA  50003

 

MISSIONS

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

February 17, 2019 The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

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

 

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

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Jeremiah 17:5-8

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

 

Luke 6:17-26

Jesus Ministers to a Great Multitude

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

 

The Beatitudes

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jesus Pronounces Woes

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

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

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

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

 

                 This Week at Trinity

 

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

                         8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

          

Mon.,  Feb. 18  Presidents’ Day

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                 

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

                          8:30 am  Preschool

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

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                          6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

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

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                          7:30 pm  Council Meeting

                         

 Thurs., Feb. 21   8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

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

 

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

                        9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                      Youth Confirmation after church in Mt. Ayr

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

                       

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

 

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

Oliver Gish; James Scarlett; Megan Magers

 

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

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

 

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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

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

Attendance from February 10, 2019

CR    53, H/C 52                                    MA 13


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, February 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

 

 Life Together

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

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

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

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

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


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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Announcement from the Iowa District West Office:

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

Rev. Mark Gerken

2201 N 15th Street

Adel IA  50003

 

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

 

 

MISSIONS

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

 

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

 

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

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

February 10, 2019 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

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

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

Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)

I Corinthians 14:12b-20

Luke 5:1-11

The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

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

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

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

                        9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service  (MA)

                Youth Confirmation class in Mt. Ayr after the service

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

             Deadline for signing up for next Sunday’s Valentine Supper

            

Mon.,  Feb. 11  8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

                         6:30 pm    Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

                 

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

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:00 pm  Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

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

  

Wed., Feb. 13   8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:30 pm  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

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

  

Thurs., Feb. 14  8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

 

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

 

 

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

                        8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

                  

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale

Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Town

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

Suzanne Troxel

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy

Parker; Oliver Gish; James Scarlett; Megan Magers

 

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

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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

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

Attendance from February 3, 2019

CR   66                                         MA 10, H/C 8



Serving At Trinity    Sunday, February 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

 

                       Life Together

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

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


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

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

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

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

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

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


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

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

Announcement from the Iowa District West Office:

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

Rev. Mark Gerken

2201 N 15th Street

Adel IA  50003

 

MISSIONS

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

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