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  • September 24, 2017 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost                          This Week at Trinity Sun., Sept. 24     8:00 am       Bible Class (CR)                             9:00 am        Divine Service /HC(CR)                           10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)                          10:00 am ...
    Posted by Linda Hadley
  • September 17, 2017 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost For The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 17, 2017. Genesis 50:15-21Romans 14:1-12Matthew 18:21-3521 Then Peter came up and said to ...
    Posted Sep 14, 2017, 9:52 AM by Linda Hadley
  • September 10, 2017 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost         This Week at Trinity Sun., Sept. 10 8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)                          9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)                        10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)                         10:00 am ...
    Posted Sep 6, 2017, 11:28 AM by Linda Hadley
  • September 3, 2017 the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost           This Week at Trinity Sun., Sept. 3    8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)                          9:00  am     Divine Service(CR)                        10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)                                       10:45  am     Divine ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2017, 10:39 AM by Linda Hadley
  • August 27, 2017 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost                     This Week at Trinity   Sun., Aug. 27 8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)                         9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)                       10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)                                      10:45  am ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2017, 11:58 AM by Linda Hadley
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September 24, 2017 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted by Linda Hadley

                         This Week at Trinity

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

                            9:00 am        Divine Service /HC(CR)

                          10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                         10:00 am        Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                         10:45  am        Divine Service (MA)

                Right after church in Mt. Ayr    Youth Confirmation Class

                        3:00 pm   Miniature Golf outing for all at 2572 210th             

                              St.  Afton  (See announcements for more details.)

 

Mon., Sept. 25  Pastor at Iowa District Fall Pastors’ Conf. in

                           Des Moines

      8:30 am       Preschool  

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

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

 

Tues., Sept. 26   Pastor at Iowa District Fall Pastors’ Conf. in

                            Des Moines

      6:30 am       Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                   

Wed., Sept. 27   8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            6:00 pm       Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

                           

 

Thurs., Sept. 28  8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

 

 

Sun., Oct. 1       LWML Sunday

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                         10:00 am        Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                         10:00 am        LWML Bake/Craft Sale

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

             

  Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler; Steve McDermott; Bill Williams

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Cathy Dryden; Paula Bowman; Chuck Lang

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

For The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 24,  2017.  

Isaiah 55:6-9

Phil. 1: 12-14, 19-30

Matt. 20:1-16

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

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand to an usher.

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

Attendance from September 17

 CR  80                                 MA  8    H/C6

                                                         

 

 LIFE TOGETHER


                                HAVE FUN THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:   Trinity members from Mt. Ayr invite Trinity members form Creston.

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf?  Not a problem.  You can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making s’mores.  This will be a fun time for people of all ages.  See you there!

When:  TODAY, September 24, 2017  3:00 p.m.

Where:  2572 210th Street, Afton, Iowa—One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn east on 210th Street, continue on gravel approximately 1.5 miles to 2572 on the south (right) side of the road.

What should you bring:  hot dogs, buns, and fixin’s for s’mores, soft drinks or water for your family. 

Some chairs will be available however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along.

 

LWML SUNDAY:  A special worship service is planned for next Sunday, October 1, 2017, to celebrate all that God has done through the LWML.  Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman's identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christion women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service.  Now is our time to "Be Ready to Confess! faithfully and boldly of Christ's redemptive work for us and for all the world."

Please join us after the service in the fellowship hall-we will be serving lots of yummy baked items and hot apple cider!  There will be a craft and bake sale during this time as well.  ALL monies collected for MITES will go for District and National Grants.

 

FACES OF THE REFORMATION

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Sunday mornings at the 8:00am Bible Class, we will study these people.   This study  will continue through Reformation Sunday  on October 29.   All are invited to attend this class.  


CELEBRATING THE REFORMATION:  On October 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm, a special Reformation celebration will be held at Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University.  There will be a freewill offering.  The celebration will feature Dr. Paul Maier, Simon Estes, and a visit from “Katie and Martin Luther”.  This program is sponsored by Memorial Lutheran Church and Student Center in Ames.  A poster is on the door leaving into the sanctuary.

                     MISSIONS

BAKE SALE SIGN-UP:  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex for bringing baked items for serving and selling on LWML Sunday on October 1, 2017.


PORTALS OF PRAYER:  Last month Trinity provided around 200 recycled Portals of Prayer for distribution from the Lutheran Laymen’s League booth at the Iowa State Fair. When we reach the end of September, please place your old Portals of Prayer in a box  that is found below the mailboxes at Trinity, Creston.  We will have an ongoing collection of these for distribution at the 2018 fair.  Thank you for helping to share the Gospel through this project.

                                                            

LCMS HURRICANE RELIEF:  On Sunday, October 8, we will have a special freewill offering for the hurricane and other disaster relief efforts that will be given through LCMS World Relief and Human Care.  If your prefer to write a check, it may be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church but in the memo part of your check be sure to jot down that it’s for Hurricane Relief.   One check from our congregation as a whole will be sent to this mission outreach.


LC CLINIC BENEFIT CONCERT: The 2nd annual benefit concert for the LC (Life Care) Clinic will be held on Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall in Creston. Performing Southern Gospel music will be soloist Phil Hague  and the group Ambassadors of Grace.  A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the clinic.  All are invited to attend.  Information is posted on the door leading into the sanctuary and on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.


 A Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for Sunday, October 8th.   Members are welcome to come by 4:30 or shortly after, as we plan to eat promptly at 5:00 pm. Please bring a dish to share. This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.            From The Mission Board

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sun September 24

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kate Foglesong

Ushers in September:  (CR) Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse Byron Bilderback, Bruce Herzberg

Elders on Duty in September:  (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

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

Altar Committee for September: (CR) Chuck and Paula Bowman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 17, 2017 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 14, 2017, 9:52 AM by Linda Hadley


For The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 17, 2017. 

Genesis 50:15-21

Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35

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


 Serving At Trinity

Sun September 17

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Holden Hanson

Ushers in September:  (CR) Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse Byron Bilderback, Bruce Herzberg

Elders on Duty in September:  (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

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

Altar Committee for September: (CR) Chuck and Paula Bowman


This Week at Trinity

Sun., Sept. 17    Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank

                            8:00  am      Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00  am      Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00  am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                           10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                          10:45  am      Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                            3:00 pm       Installation service at Immanuel, Cla- rinda for Rev. Wade Brandt, who will serve Immanuel, Clarinda and Trinity, Shenandoah.

Mon., Sept. 18   8:30 am       Preschool  

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

Tues., Sept. 19   6:30 am      Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            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)

                    4:00-9:00 pm       Matura Meeting in FH (CR)

                             6:30 pm      Bible Study in Mt. Ayr  

Wed., Sept. 20   8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                            6:00 pm      Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

                            7:30 pm      Council Meeting in FH (CR)

 Thurs., Sept. 21 8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm      Preschool

                             1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel

 

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

                            9:00 am       Divine Service /HC(CR)

                          10:00 am       Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                         10:00 am        Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                         10:45  am       Divine Service (MA)

                Right after church in Mt. Ayr    Youth Confirmation Class

                        3:00 pm   Miniature Golf outing for all at 2572 210th             

                              St.  Afton  (See announcements for more details.)

 

     Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler; Steve McDermott; Bill Williams

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Cathy Dryden; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Paula Bowman

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman 

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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand to an usher.

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

   Attendance from September 10

 CR    61, 60 communed               MA  20

                                                         

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The flowers on altar (Creston) were given by Tammy Burgmaier and family in memory of Ruth Chase .  Ruth was Tammy’s grandmother.

The  Bible Class for grades 6-12 will resume TODAY, September 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  We will begin a study called “THE BIBLE ON TRIAL.” This is a video study led by Craig Parton, a lawyer, a lay member of the LCMS who has personally examined the evidence. The class will be led by Mike Lang.

LifeLight Bible Study will begin tomorrow, Monday,  September 18, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either class, as the same material will be presented in both. We will study of the book of John, Part two. This is a nine week in-depth study of John.  You do not have to have completed John, part one to participate.  Trinity has been studying LifeLight courses for 27 years.  Books are ready to be picked up from the table in the narthex.  If you have any questions, contact Mike or Janette Lang

EARLY RISERS  will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 19 at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word,  fellowship, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. No preparation is required for this Bible study. There is no charge.

SUNDAY SCHOOL IN MT. AYR:  Sunday School for children will begin in Mt. Ayr on Sunday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. 

FACES OF THE REFORMATION

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Sunday mornings at the 8:00am Bible Class, we will study these people.   This study  will continue through Reformation Sunday  on October 29.   All are invited to attend this class.  

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:   Trinity members from Mt. Ayr invite Trinity members form Creston.

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf?  Not a problem.  You can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making s’mores.  This will be a fun time for people of all ages.  See you there!

When:  Sunday, September 24, 2017  3:00 p.m.

Where:  2572 210th Street, Afton, Iowa—One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn east on 210th Street, continue on gravel approximately 1.5 miles to 2572 on the south (right) side of the road.

What should you bring:  hot dogs, buns, and fixin’s for s’mores, soft drinks or water for your family. 

Some chairs will be available however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along.

LWML SUNDAY:  A special worship service is planned for Sunday, October 1, 2017, to celebrate all that God has done through the LWML.  Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman's identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christion women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service.  Now is our time to "Be Ready to Confess! faithfully and boldly of Christ's redemptive work for us and for all the world."

Please join us after the service in the fellowship hall-we will be serving lots of yummy baked items and hot apple cider!  There will be a craft and bake sale during this time as well.  ALL monies collected for MITES will go for District and National Grants.

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  Last month Trinity provided around 200 recycled Portals of Prayer for distribution from the Lutheran Laymen’s League booth at the Iowa State Fair. Once we come to the end of September, please place your old Portals of Prayer in a box  that is found below the mailboxes at Trinity, Creston.  We will have an ongoing collection of these for distribution at the 2018 fair.  Thank you for helping to share the Gospel through this project.

BAKE SALE SIGN-UP:  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex for bringing baked items for serving and selling on LWML Sunday.

MITE BOX : The large LWML MITE box will be sitting at the back of the church during the whole month of September.  These MITE offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.                                                         

LCMS HURRICANE RELIEF:  On Sunday, October 8, we will have a special freewill offering for the hurricane and other disaster relief efforts that will be given through LCMS World Relief and Human Care.  If your prefer to write a check, it may be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church but in the memo part of your check be sure to jot down that it’s for Hurricane Relief.   One check from our congregation, as a whole, will be sent to LCMS World Relief & Human  Care.

A Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for Sunday, October 8th.   Members are welcome to come by 4:30 or shortly after, as we plan to eat promptly at 5:00 pm.  Pastor has a meeting following the potluck. This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.         From The Mission Board

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 10, 2017 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 6, 2017, 11:28 AM by Linda Hadley

        This Week at Trinity

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

                         9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                        10:00 am    Sunday School (CR)              

                       10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                          6:00 pm     Preschool Board meeting               

 

Mon., Sept. 11    8:30 am    Preschool  

                          12:30 pm   Preschool

                        

Tues., Sept. 12 7:00 am-9:00 pm  School Election in FH (CR)

                           8:30 am    Preschool

                        12:30 pm    Preschool

                        Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr 

                                    

Wed., Sept. 13   8:30 am    Preschool

                         12:30 pm    Preschool

                           1:30 pm    Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                           1:30 pm    Youth Confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

                           6:00 pm    Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

                           7:30 pm    All Boards meet in FH (CR)

      

Thurs.,  Sept. 14    8:30 am   Preschool

                            9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                            1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel

 

  

Sun., Sept. 17  Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank

                         8:00  am       Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00  am       Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00  am       Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                     10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                      10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                                         

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler; Steve McDermott; Bill Williams

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Cathy Dryden; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Paula Bowman

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand to an usher.

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

   Attendance from September 3

 

CR  81                 MA  13,   10 communed

                                                         

 LIFE TOGETHER


SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin  TODAY in Creston following worship always ending at 10:45. The middle classroom in the Fellowship Hall will be our classroom for preschool through 5th grade. We will have a team of teachers who will alternate Sundays.  We’re excited to see your child next Sunday!

We’ll continue to gage interest in Mt. Ayr and have a plan to serve those children as well.

 

LUTHER MOVIE ON PBS:  Martin Luther;  The Idea that Changed the World”, the full-length feature film that premiered in selected theaters in February, is set to air nationally on PBS on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m.  Central time.  This was reported in the September Reporter newspaper.  Check your local listings to make sure IPTV times are the same.   This is being shown because of  2017 being the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

 

FACES OF THE REFORMATION

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Sunday mornings at the 8:00am Bible Class, we will study these people.   This study  will continue through Reformation Sunday  on October 29.   All are invited to attend this class.  


NAOMI CIRCLE will meet this Wednesday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be "Be Still and Know That I Am God!”on page 20 of the Summer 2017 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.


The  Bible Class for grades 6-12 will resume on Sunday, September 17, 2017. We will begin a study called “THE BIBLE ON TRIAL.” This is a video study led by Craig Parton, a lawyer, a lay member of the LCMS who has personally examined the evidence. The class will be led by Mike Lang.

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either class, as the same material will be presented in both. We will study of the book of John, Part two.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  This is a nine week in-depth study of John.  You do not have to have completed John, part one to participate.  Trinity has been studying LifeLight courses for 27 years.  Books are ready to be picked up from the table in the narthex.  If you have any questions, contact Mike or Janette Lang

EARLY RISERS  will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 19 at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word,  fellowship, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. No preparation is required for this Bible study. There is no charge.


3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:   Trinity members from Mt. Ayr invite Trinity members form Creston.

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf?  Not a problem.  You can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores.  This will be a fun time for people of all ages.  See you there!

When:  Sunday, September 24, 2017  3:00 p.m.

Where:  2572 210th Street, Afton, Iowa—One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn east on 210th Street, continue on gravel approximately 1.5 miles to 2572 on the south (right) side of the road.

What should you bring:  hot dogs, buns, and fixin’s for smores, soft drinks or water for your family. 

Some chairs will be available however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along.

 

 

LWML SUNDAY:  A special worship service is planned for Sunday, October 1, 2017, to celebrate all that God has done through the LWML.  Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman's identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christion women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service.  Now is our time to "Be Ready to Confess! faithfully and boldly of Christ's redemptive work for us and for all the world."

Please join us after the service in the fellowship hall-we will be serving lots of yummy baked items and hot apple cider!  There will be a craft and bake sale during this time as well.  ALL monies collected for MITES will go for District and National Grants

 

 

                    MISSIONS

 

BAKE SALE SIGN-UP:  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex for bringing baked items for serving and selling on LWML Sunday.

 

MITE BOX : The large LWML MITE box will be sitting at the back of the church during the whole month of September.  These MITE offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.


A Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for Sunday, October 8th.   Members are welcome to come by 4:30 or shortly after, as we plan to eat promptly at 5:00 pm.  Pastor has a meeting following the potluck. This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.   

              From The Mission Board


     Serving At Trinity

Sun September 10

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

Acolyte:   Elizabeth Hadley

Ushers in September:  (CR) Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse Byron Bilderback, Bruce Herzberg

Elders on Duty in September:  (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

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

Altar Committee for September: (CR) Chuck and Paula Bowman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 3, 2017 the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 31, 2017, 10:39 AM by Linda Hadley

          This Week at Trinity

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

                         9:00  am     Divine Service(CR)

                       10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                       10:45  am     Divine Service/HC  (MA) 

 Right after Divine Service in Mt. Ayr—Youth Confirmation Meeting for parents and students who are in 6th gr. and above.

 

Mon., Sept. 4  Labor Day—Office Closed

                        

Tues., Sept. 5   8:30 am    Preschool

                        12:30 pm    Preschool

                        Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                         6:00 pm    Youth Confirmation  Information Meetingfor parents and students in Mt. Ayr area who are in 6th gr. and above

                         6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                         7:00 pm      Rachel Circle at Becky Hagen’s house

           

Wed., Sept. 6  12:30 pm    Preschool

                           6:00 pm    Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

                           7:30 pm    Elder’s Meeting in FH (CR)

      

Thurs.,  Sept. 7  8:30 am   Preschool

                            9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm    Preschool

                            1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel

 

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

                         9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                       10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                          6:00 pm     Preschool Board meeting               


Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler; Steve McDermott; Bill Williams

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister; Myron Herzberg; Linda Schroeder, Cathy Dryden; Lydia Williams; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Paula Bowman

 Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

  Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand to an usher.

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

   Attendance from August 27

 CR  64 &  58  communed                  MA  17

                                                         

 

 LIFE TOGETHER


MT. AYR YOUTH CONFIRMATION INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS:

TODAY  right after the 10:45 service or Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00 pm.

These meetings are for students who are in 6th grade or above and their parents.

 

RACHEL CIRCLE  will begin a new season on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. and will meet at Becky Hagen’s house, 1637 Hwy 25.   All women are invited to join them for Bible Study and fellowship.

 

NAOMI CIRCLE  meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the afternoon and always meets in the fellowship hall.  All women are invited to join them on Wednesday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. 


SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin September 10th in Creston following worship always ending at 10:45. The middle classroom in the Fellowship Hall will be our classroom for preschool through 5th grade. We will have a team of teachers who will alternate Sundays.  We’re excited to see your child next Sunday!

We’ll continue to gauge interest in Mt. Ayr and have a plan to serve those children as well.


The  Bible Class for grades 6-12 will resume on Sunday, September 17, 2017. We will begin a study called “THE BIBLE ON TRIAL.” This is a video study led by Craig Parton, a lawyer, a lay member of the LCMS who has personally examined the evidence. The class will be led by Mike Lang.


F.L.O.C.K.:  The beginning of this school year’s F.L.O.C. K. (for children) has been moved to October 18. This is a change from what is printed on the Sept. calendar. 


FACES OF THE REFORMATION

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Sunday mornings at the 8:00am Bible Class, we will study these people.   This study  will continue through Reformation Sunday  on October 29.   All are invited to attend this class.  

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either class, as the same material will be presented in both. We will study of the book of John, Part two.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  This is a nine week in-depth study of John.  You do not have to have completed John, part one to participate.  Trinity has been studying LifeLight courses for 27 years.  Books are ready to be picked up from the table in the narthex.  If you have any questions contact Mike or Janette Lang.


EARLY RISERS  will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 19 at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word,  fellowship, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. No preparation is required for this Bible study. There is no charge.


3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:   Trinity members from Mt. Ayr invite Trinity members form Creston.

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf?  Not a problem.  You can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores.  This will be a fun time for people of all ages.  See you there!

When:  Sunday, September 24, 2017  3:00 p.m.

Where:  2572 210th Street, Afton, Iowa—One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn east on 210th Street, continue on gravel approximately 1.5 miles to 2572 on the south (right) side of the road.

What should you bring:  hot dogs, buns, and fixin’s for smores, soft drinks or water for your family. 

Some chairs will be available however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along.

 

 

 

      MISSIONS

 

ATTENTION SHOTGUN SHOOTERS!  The 4th Annual LC Open Trap Shoot competition will be held Saturday, September 9th at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance shooting range.  Anyone 12 years of age or older is invited to participate.  Competitors will be grouped by age and experience.  Some information/registration/rules sheets are available on the table in the narthex this morning.  More sheets can be acquired at the public bulletin boards of Creston Farm & Home, Tractor Supply, and True Value.  

You may call Rick Ramaeker at 782-5264 for more information.  Proceeds will go to the Life Care Clinic, Creston/Stuart. 

 

MITE BOX : The large LWML MITE box will be sitting at the back of the church during the whole month of September.  These MITE offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.

THANK YOU:  We received a thank you from the Neuendorf family for the support that they receive from Trinity for their LCMS mission work in Latin America and the Caribbean area.  They also sent a few cards and magnets which are on the table in the narthex. 


A Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for Sunday, October 8th.   Members are welcome to come by 4:30 or shortly after, as we plan to eat promptly at 5:00 pm.  Pastor has a meeting following the potluck. This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.   

              From The Mission Board

 

 

Serving At Trinity

Sun September 3

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

Acolyte:  Haylee Brown

Ushers in September:  (CR) Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse Byron Bilderback, Bruce Herzberg

Elders on Duty in September: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

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

Altar Committee for September: (CR) Chuck and Paula Bowman

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

August 27, 2017 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 30, 2017, 11:58 AM by Linda Hadley

                    This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Aug. 27 8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service  (MA) 

 

 Mon., Aug. 28 4:00-9:00 FH in use

                         6:00 pm  Preschool’s Parent Information Night

 

Tues., Aug. 29   Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

                         4:00-6:00 pm  Preschool Open House

                           

Wed., Aug. 30 6:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class &

    Youth Group cook-out and kick-off for the new school year

     in the fellowship hall (CR)

 

Thurs.,  Aug. 31

Fri., Sept. 1   

Sat., Sept. 2

 

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

                        9:00  am     Divine Service(CR)

                      10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service/HC  (MA) 

 Right after the Divine Service in Mt. Ayr there will be a youth confirmation information meeting for Mt. Ayr area parents and students who are in 6th grade and above. 

                                       

 Prayer List

Condolences:  In our prayers, we remember the family of Richard Montgomery, who died on Aug. 22, in Oskaloosa.  Richard was Jo Ehm’s brother.

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;  Steve McDermott

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister; Myron Herzberg; Linda Schroeder, Cathy Dryden; Lydia Williams

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand to an usher.

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

   Attendance from August 20

 Creston   73                                Mt. Ayr   17   Communed 14

                                                         

 

                     LIFE TOGETHER

 

WELCOME:  God’s blessings today to Lance and Lori Means as they profess their Christian faith and become members of our church family here at Trinity.

 

CRESTON CONFIRMATION CLASS  KICK-OFF

Who:   All confirmation students are required to attend.   Parents are welcome to attend, too.

What:  We will have a cook-out.   Pastor will provide the food and beverages. 

When:  Wednesday, August 30, at 6:00 p.m.

Where:   Fellowship Hall at Trinity, Creston and outside, weather permitting

Why:  For fellowship and to go over information for this year’s classes.

 

MT. AYR YOUTH CONFIRMATION INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS:

September 3 right after the 10:45 service or Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00 pm.

These meetings are for students who are in 6th grade or above and their parents.


FACES OF THE REFORMATION

Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Sunday mornings at the 8:00am Bible Class, we will study these people.   This study  will continue through Reformation Sunday  on October 29.   All are invited to attend this class.  

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either class, as the same material will be presented in both. We will study of the book of John, Part two.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  This is a nine week in-depth study of John.  You do not have to have completed John, part one to participate.  Trinity has been studying LifeLight courses for 27 years.  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

EARLY RISERS  will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 19 at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word,  fellowship, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. No preparation is required for this Bible study. There is no charge.

 

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   It will begin at 3:00 p.m.  More information will be coming closer to that date.

 

 

THANK YOU FROM THE LIFE CARE CLINIC: 

Wow!  We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our partner churches.  Thank you so much for helping us raise and amazint $5,000.00 in the Baby Bottle Boomerang.  We would love to have you visit our clinic boutiques and see what wonderful things you helped provide for our clients.   Thanks again.

                                         From the  LC Clinic Staff

 

 

 

ATTENTION SHOTGUN SHOOTERS!  The 4th Annual LC Open Trap Shoot competition will be held Saturday, September 9th at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance shooting range.  Anyone 12 years of age or older is invited to participate.  Competitors will be grouped by age and experience.  Some information/registration/rules sheets are available on the table in the narthex this morning.  More sheets can be acquired at the public bulletin boards of Creston Farm & Home, Tractor Supply, and True Value.  

You may call Rick Ramaeker at 782-5264 for more information.  Proceeds will go to the Life Care Clinic, Creston/Stuart. 

 

A Pastor and Family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for Sunday, October 8th.   Members are welcome to come by 4:30 or shortly after, as we plan to eat promptly at 5:00 pm.  Pastor has a meeting following the potluck. This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.     

                     From The Mission Board

 

 

Serving At Trinity

 

Sun August 27

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

         

Ushers in August:  (CR) Jim Hagen, Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Troy Petersen

 

Elders on Duty in August:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Kevin Kruse

 

Finance Team in August: (CR)  Jay Bochart, Chuck  Bowman

 

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

 






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

August 20, 2017 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 22, 2017, 8:01 AM by Linda Hadley

      This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Aug. 20  Food Bank Sunday

                        8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service /HC (MA) 

 

 

Mon., Aug. 21  Bloodmobile in FH all day (CR)

 

Tues., Aug. 22   Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

                           

           

Wed., Aug. 23 7:00 pm   Adult Confirmation Class

 

Thurs.,  Aug. 24

 

 

Fri., Aug. 25  8:00-12:00 FH in use by Matura/Head Start     

 

Sat., Aug. 26

 

 

Sun., Aug. 27

                        8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service  (MA) 

                                       

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Dale Conn;  Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister; Myron Herzberg ; Linda Schroeder; Cathy Dryden; Lydia Williams

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 


  Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at (641-782-5095)

 

Pastor’s email is: pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at 712-621-5971 (cell)

 

Email Address for the Office Assistant  lhadley@trinitycreston.org

 

When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.

 

Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand to an usher.

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

Attendance from August 13

 Creston 70   Holy Communion  68                                  Mt. Ayr  9


   LIFE TOGETHER


CRESTON CONFIRMATION CLASS 

KICK-OFF

Who:   All confirmation students are required to attend.   Parents are welcome to attend, too.

What:  We will have a cook-out.   Food and beverages will be provided.  Feel free to bring chips or a snack.

When:  Wednesday, August 30, at 6:00 p.m.

Where:   Fellowship Hall at Trinity, Creston and outside, weather permitting

Why:  To review this year’s class and schedule.



FACES OF THE REFORMATION

Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  This morning at the 8:00am Bible Class, we began a study of these people.   This study  will continue through Reformation Sunday  on October 29.   All are invited to attend this class.  


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either class, as the same material will be presented in both. We will study of the book of John, Part two.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  This is a nine week in-depth study of John.  You do not have to have completed John, part one to participate.  Trinity has been studying LifeLight courses for 27 years.  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.


EARLY RISERS  will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 19 at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word,  fellowship, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. No preparation is required for this Bible study. There is no charge.

 

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   It will begin at 3:00 p.m.  More information will be coming closer to that date.

 

Pastor Appreciation:  A Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for Sunday, October 8th.  This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.   The time will be announced soon.      From The Mission Board

 

 

                             MISSIONS

 

ATTENTION SHOTGUN SHOOTERS!  The 4th Annual LC Open Trap Shoot competition will be held Saturday, September 9th at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance shooting range.  Anyone 12 years of age or older is invited to participate.  Competitors will be grouped by age and experience.  Some information/registration/rules sheets are available on the table in the narthex this morning.  More sheets can be acquired at the public bulletin boards of Creston Farm & Home, Tractor Supply, and True Value.  

You may call Rick Ramaeker at 782-5264 for more information.  Proceeds will go to the Life Care Clinic, Creston/Stuart. 

 


MATURA OUTREACH CENTER/FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:

MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!   

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun August 20

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


Ushers in August:  (CR) Jim Hagen, Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Troy Petersen

 

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Kevin Kruse

  

Finance Team in August: (CR)  Jay Bochart, Chuck  Bowman

 

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

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

August 13, 2017 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 10, 2017, 10:53 AM by Linda Hadley

           This Week at Trinity

 

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

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/HC(CR)

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service  (MA) 

                         6:00 pm     Preschool Board Meeting               

 

Mon., Aug. 14 8:00 am-4:00 pm FH in use by Matura/    

                                         Head Start  (CR)

 

Tues., Aug. 15   Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                            6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

           

Wed., Aug. 16    9:30 am  Pastor’s circuit meeting at

                                            Trinity in Creston

                            6:00 pm      Council meeting

                            7:00 pm   Adult Confirmation Class

 

Thurs.,  Aug. 17

Fri., Aug. 18       

 

Sat., Aug. 19 12:00-7:00 FH in use by T. Braymen

 

Sun., Aug. 20  Food Bank Sunday

                        8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service /HC (MA) 

   

                                    

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister; Myron Herzberg; Linda Schroeder

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 


Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand to an usher.

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

   Attendance from August 6

 CR     66                               MA  8     H/C 8

                                                         

 

  LIFE TOGETHER


FACES OF THE REFORMATION

Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Also, beginning next Sunday, August 20th at 8:00am Bible Study, we will be studying their contributions. Those classes will run  from August 20 through Reformation Sunday which will be on October 29.

 

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   It will begin at 3:00 p.m.  Watch the weekly announcement sheets for more details closer to that day. 

 

  

 MISSIONS

 

ATTENTION SHOTGUN SHOOTERS!  The 4th Annual LC Open Trap Shoot competition will be held Saturday, September 9th at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance shooting range.  Anyone 12 years of age or older is invited to participate.  Competitors will be grouped by age and experience.  Some information/registration/rules sheets are available on the table in the narthex this morning.  More sheets can be acquired at the public bulletin boards of Creston Farm & Home, Tractor Supply, and True Value.  

You may call Rick Ramaeker at 782-5264 for more information.  Proceeds will go to the Life Care Clinic, Creston/Stuart. 

 

MATURA OUTREACH CENTER/FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:

MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!    A note thanking us for recent donations to the Matura Food Pantry is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.


 Serving At Trinity

Sun August 13

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

Ushers in August:  (CR) Jim Hagen, Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Troy Petersen

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Kevin Kruse

Finance Team in August: (CR)  Jay Bochart, Chuck  Bowman

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

August 6, 2017 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 3, 2017, 8:31 AM by Linda Hadley

          This Week at Trinity

 

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

                       9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                                           Guest Pastor David Kottlowski

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service /HC (MA) 

                                           Guest Pastor David Kottlowski

Mon., Aug. 7    

 

Tues., Aug. 8  

 

Wed., Aug. 9   6:00 pm      All boards meet

 

Thurs.,  Aug. 10

 

Fri., Aug. 11       

 

Sat., Aug. 12

 

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

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/HC(CR)

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service  (MA) 

                         6:00 pm     Preschool Board Meeting               

 

             Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister; Myron Herzberg

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                               

Military:  Nathan Nonneman


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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand 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 July 30

 

CR   71                                     MA  18

                                                         

 

 Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at (641-782-5095)

 

Pastor’s email is: pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at 712-621-5971 (cell)

 

Email Address for the Office Assistant   lhadley@trinitycreston.org

 

When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.

 


 LIFE TOGETHER

 

THANK YOU:  We thank Pastor David Kottlowski  for leading the Divine Services in Creston and Mt. Ayr today.  Pastor Kottlowski lives in Ankeny.  We pray that he will have a safe trip back home. 

 

 

PASTOR RUTZ’S VACATION:  Pastor Rutz and family are scheduled to return  home from vacation tonight.

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS CANCELLED:  The class that Pastor Rutz was scheduled to attend on Aug. 8-11 has been cancelled due to illness in the family of the instructor.  It may be rescheduled for a later date. 

 

FACES OF THE REFORMATION

Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Also, beginning on Sunday August 20th at 8:00am Bible Study, we will be studying their contributions from now through Reformation Sunday.



3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF  OUTING:   Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for an afternoon of fellowship and miniature golf.   The Trinity members from Mt. Ayr invite the Trinity members from Creston to play together and get to know each other better.  Golfing will begin at 3:00 p.m.  The location is 2572 210th St., Afton, Iowa.   A cook-out will follow golfing.   You should bring hot dogs, buns, fixin’s for smores, and beverages for your family.  Some chairs will be available but you may want to bring your own lawn chairs along.  Directions for how to get there will be shared closer to that date.

 

 

MISSIONS

 

MATURA OUTREACH CENTER/FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:

MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!    A note thanking us for recent donations to the Matura Food Pantry is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sun August 6

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

Ushers in August:  (CR) Jim Hagen, Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Troy Petersen

Elders on Duty in August:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Kevin Kruse

Finance Team in August: (CR)  Jay Bochart, Charlie Brown

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

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 30, 2017 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 26, 2017, 5:02 PM by Linda Hadley

                 This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 30  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR) led by

                                           Pastor Glenn Meyer

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/Matins(CR)

                                           Guest Pastor Glenn Meyer

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service /Matins(MA) 

                                           Guest Pastor David Ericksen

                        

Mon., July 31     Trinity Preschool home visits

          Pastor Rutz & family on vacation through Aug. 6

 

Tues., Aug. 1      Trinity Preschool home visits

Wed., Aug. 2       Trinity Preschool home visits       

                              Elders will not meet this month.

 

Thurs.,  Aug. 3

Fri., Aug. 4

Sat., Aug. 5

 

Sun., Aug. 6  8:00 am     Bible Class led by Mike L. (CR)

                       9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                                          Guest Pastor David Kottlowski

                      10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am    Divine Service /HC (MA) 

                                          Guest Pastor David Kottlowski

 

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

   Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at

(641-782-5095)

 

Pastor’s email is:

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at

712-621-5971 (cell)     (See note on other side for the emergency contact info while Pastor is on vacation.)

 

Email Address for the Office Assistant

lhadley@trinitycreston.org

 

When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand 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 July 23

 

CR   74    H/C 64                                      MA 18

                                                         

                            LIFE TOGETHER

 

THANK YOU:  We thank Pastor Glenn Meyer for  leading  Bible Class and the Divine Service in Creston today.  Pastor Meyer served Trinity in Creston from 1983-1995 and now lives in Nebraska.  And, we thank Pastor David Ericksen for leading the Divine Service in Mt. Ayr today. Pastor Ericksen lives in Hartley, Iowa.  We pray that each will have a safe trip back home.

 

PASTOR RUTZ IS ON VACATION:  Pastor and his family will be gone on vacation through August 6.  We pray that they will have safe travels and enjoy their family time together.  While they are gone, Pastor Jay Wheeler from Osceola will be available, in case of an emergency.

Phone numbers for Pastor Wheeler are:

Office:  641-342-3121

Cell:  641-414-8252

 

GUEST PASTOR:  On Sunday, August 6, Pastor David Kottlowski, from Ankeny, will lead Divine Services in Creston and Mt. Ayr.  You may remember Pastor Kottlowski from when he filled in during the vacancy in 2016.

 

FACES OF THE REFORMATION

Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Also, beginning on Sunday August 20th at 8:00am Bible Study, we will be studying their contributions from now through Reformation Sunday.


3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   More information will be coming closer to that date.

 

   

 

                         MISSIONS

 

MATURA OUTREACH CENTER/FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:

MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!    A note thanking us for recent donations to the Matura Food Pantry is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.

 


Thank you to all who stopped by, brought food, and sent cards during my recovery time at home.  My leg is healing well and I’m looking forward to starting rehab and getting back to normal.  Your prayers are greatly appreciated.     from Jay Bochart    

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun July 30

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

 

Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown

 

Elders on Duty in July:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

 

Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

 

Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward, Marti Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 23, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 24, 2017, 8:22 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

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

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                        1:00  pm     Quarterly Voter’s Meeting in  

                                           FH (CR)     

                         

Mon., July 24  6:15-8:00 pm  VBS at Mt. Ayr

 

Tues., July 25   6:15-8:00 pm VBS at Mt. Ayr     

 

Wed., July 26   6:15-8:00 pm  VBS at Mt. Ayr

                          7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism

                                            Class  (CR)                                

Thurs.,  July 27

Fri., July 28

Sat., July 29  

 

Sun., July 30  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR) led by

                                           Pastor Glenn Meyer

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/Matins(CR)

                                           Guest Pastor Glenn Meyer

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service /Matins(MA) 

                                           Guest Pastor David Ericksen

 

Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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 and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

Condolences:   We remember these families in our prayers.                        

The family of Lt. C. Carl Lutrick, who died recently.

The family of Jackie Rutenbeck (Vicki Sickels’s sister-in-law’s mother-in-law) who died on July 10.

The family of Carroll Sickels (Mike Sickels’ uncle) who died on July 13.


Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand 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 July 16

 

CR   64                                       MA  13    H/C 11

                                                         

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VOTER’S MEETING TODAYThe quarterly voter’s meeting will be held this afternoon, July 23, at 1:00.   It will be held in the fellowship hall (CR).



GUEST PASTORS:  We will have guest pastors the next two Sundays while Pastor Rutz is on vacation.

On July 30 Pastor Glenn Meyer will lead Bible Class and the service in Creston and Pastor David Ericksen will lead the service in Mt. Ayr.  

On August 6, Pastor David Kottlowski will lead services in Creston and in Mt. Ayr.


FACES OF THE REFORMATION

Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Also, beginning on Sunday August 2oth at 8:00am Bible Study, we will be studying their contributions from now through Reformation Sunday.



OUTDOOR CROSSES:  This project has been completed and all bills are paid.

Total cost $8,132.03

Total pledges $8,150.00

Pledges received thru July 16 $7,200.00

For those who have not submitted their complete pledge amount, we would ask that you do this as soon as possible.

All praise and glory be given to our Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for blessing the members of our congregation so this project could be completed.            From Jim Nelson, congregation president


 INVITATION TO PASTOR TOMPKINS’ RETIREMENT CELEBRATION:

The members of St. John Lutheran Church (301 N. 13th Street) in Clarinda invite you to join them next Sunday, July 30th, at 9:30 a.m. as Pastor Daryl Tompkins leads his last service prior to retirement. After worship, we invite you to join us in the fellowship hall for a catered lunch and short presentation as we celebrate this special occasion with Pastor & Trudi. We hope you will join us!

 

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   More information will be coming closer to that date.

 

   MISSIONS

 

THANK YOU to all who journeyed to Mission Central on Saturday, July 15th to attend our special Mission event.  Everyone had to get up really early to make the trip, but also found that it was well worth it!  It was a wonderful experience.   We were reminded that without the ongoing work of all our missionaries, many people in the most remote parts of the world would never hear about our Lord and Savior and His amazing saving grace.   We must continue to pray for these workers and their families to keep them safe and that the Holy Spirit would open the hearts and minds of all hearing their message so they would want to let God's love in.             From the Mission Board.  

 


VBS  AT Mt. AYR  THIS WEEK

Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Mon., Tues., Wed.)

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

Please see the sign-up sheet in Mt. Ayr to see if any help is still needed.



BOOTH AT UNION COUNTY FAIR:  Trinity will have an information booth available during portions of the Union County Fair which runs until July 26.

 

 THANK YOU:     Thank you so much for donating.  Your service is greatly appreciated.

From:  Matura Food Pantry

(The handwritten thank you is on the table in the narthex.

 Current Needs at the Matura Food Pantry

Summer Needs for the Matura pantry are paper and toiletry items such as toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, toilet paper, Kleenex, and laundry soap.  Each month we collect items that are donated to the pantry.  There is a collection box found under the table in the narthex.    They can always use non-perishable food items, too.

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday July 23

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

Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown

Elders on Duty in July:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward, Marti Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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