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  • March 26, 2017 The Fourth Sunday in Lent This Week at Trinity     Sun., Mar. 26         8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)                              9:00 am     Divine Service /HC(CR)                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)                            10:00 am ...
    Posted by Linda Hadley
  • March 19, 2017 The Third Sunday of Lent This Week at Trinity   Sun., Mar. 19       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)                            10:00 am     Fellowship ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2017, 12:54 PM by Linda Hadley
  • March 12, 2017 The Second Sunday in Lent              This Week at Trinity   Sun., Mar. 12       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)                              9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)                            10:00 am ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2017, 10:03 AM by Linda Hadley
  • March 5, 2017 The First Sunday in Lent                This Week at Trinity   Sun., Mar. 5         8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)                            10:00 am     Fellowship ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2017, 8:12 AM by Linda Hadley
  • February 26, 2017 Transfiguration Sunday                         This Week at Trinity Sun., Feb. 26        Transfiguration Sunday                              8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)                              9:00 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)                            10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)                            10 ...
    Posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:48 AM by Linda Hadley
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March 26, 2017 The Fourth Sunday in Lent

posted by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

 

Sun., Mar. 26         8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service /HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/ (MA)

                             6:00pm      Potluck supper and Game Night sponsored by the Mission Board.   SWCC students will be our guests.

 

                                                                                

Mon., Mar. 27        8:30  am     Preschool

                           12:30  pm     Preschool

                             6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study

 

                           

Tues., Mar. 28        6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm   Preschool

                              1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s day in MA

                             

                      

Wed., Mar 29         8:30 am   Preschool  

                            12:30 pm   Preschool  

                              5:30pm    Supper for confirmation kids

                              5:45  pm  Confirmation Class

                              7:00 pm   Lenten Service (CR)                        

                         

Sun., April 2          8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

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 Prayers

Condolences:  We remember the family of Wilma Cottrell in our prayers.  Wilma died on March 16 and her funeral was held at Trinity, Creston on March 22.   

 

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; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne 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)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

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

 

 Attendance :  March 19

CR  58          MA  4     H/C  3

H/C means Holy Communion

March 22 Lenten Service    35


LIFE TOGETHER

Calendar Events for April: If there are any meetings/events that need to be included on the April calendar, please turn them in to the office by noon on Wednesday, March 29. 

 

Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

Found:   A round, silver charm was found.   If you have lost one, check with Linda in the office.

 

Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   During Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.  Thanks to all who have already signed up to bring some food.   There is still an opening for one more volunteer.     If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

 

USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair. The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your old Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes. These will be used to share the Gospel.

 

 

MISSIONS

Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night TONIGHT, March 26 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  We will eat first and games will follow the meal.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  

 

 

LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church this morning.  The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.   And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny (Mark 12:42). 

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

 

Mission Trip:  Last month the Mission Board announced that we will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  There will be a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex; please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.    Thank-You from The Mission Board. 

 

Serving At Trinity

 

Sun March 26

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

 

Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley

        

Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund

 

Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman

 

Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

               

Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19, 2017 The Third Sunday of Lent

posted Mar 17, 2017, 12:54 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Mar. 19       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

                              6:00pm     Preschool Board

 

Preschool is on spring break this week.   Classes resume on March 27.

 

Mon., Mar. 20   6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study

 

                           

Tues., Mar. 21     6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                              9:00 am    Handy Helpers Quilting

                              1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s evening in MA

                             

                      

Wed., Mar 22      7:00 pm     Lenten Service (CR)

                              No confirmation class due to spring break.

                          

                                  

Sun., Mar. 26       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service /HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/ (MA)

                             6:00pm      Potluck supper and Game Night  

                                               Sponsored by the Mission Board. 

                                                SWCC students have been invited to                             

                                                     be our guests.   All are welcome to attend.

                                                     More details are in an article on the back

                                                     side of this sheet.   A sign up sheet is on the

                                                     table in the narthex.

                           

 Prayers

 

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; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;  Jayne Livingston;

Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder;  Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne 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)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

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

 

 Attendance :  March 12

CR     79         H/C  73          MA  11

H/C means Holy Communion

March 15 Lenten Service    53


LIFE TOGETHER

TODAY:  This morning, March 19, right after the Divine Service, there will be a special voter’s meeting to determine the location of the outdoor crosses. 

 

Calendar Events for April: If there are any meetings/events that need to be included on the April calendar, please turn them in to the office by noon on Wednesday, March 29. 

 

Thank You:   Trinity received a thank you from Matura Head Start for allowing them to use the fellowship hall for a recent event.   The thank you is posted on the bulleting board in the fellowship hallway. 

Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

Found:   A round, silver charm was found.   If you have lost one, check with Linda in the office.

 

Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   During Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.  Thanks to all who have already signed up to bring some food.   There is still an opening for one more volunteer.     If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

MISSIONS

 

LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of March.   The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.   And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny (Mark 12:42). 

 

Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night next Sunday, March 26 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  We will eat first and games will follow the meal.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

 

Christian Care Fund:   The balance in the Christian Care Fund is $930.88.

 


 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun March 19

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

 

Acolyte:  Holden Hanson

        

Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund

 

Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman

 

Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

               

Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 12, 2017 The Second Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 9, 2017, 10:03 AM by Linda Hadley

             This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Mar. 12       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                              6:00pm     Preschool Board

 

Mon., Mar. 13    8:30  am     Preschool

                          12:30  pm    Preschool

                            6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study

                           

Tues., Mar. 14     6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s day in MA

                                               

Wed., Mar 15     Pastor at Circuit meeting in Clarinda

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            5:30 pm     Confirmation/FLOCK meal

                            5:45 pm     Confirmation Class and FLOCK

                            7:00 pm     Lenten Service (CR)

                            Council meeting after the service

                           

Thurs., Mar. 16  8:30 am      Preschool

                            9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                             1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

              

 

Sun., Mar. 19       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

                                                        

     Prayers

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Arlene Madison; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne 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)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Attendance: March 5

CR   68                    MA  13     Holy Communion 11

 

Attendance:  March 8 Lenten Service  CR  47


LIFE TOGETHER

Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

 

F.L.O.C.K. will meet on Wednesday, March 15 beginning with supper at 5:30.  

 

Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   During Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.  Thanks to all who have already signed up to bring some food.   There are still a few needed items left.    If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

 

The Tuesday evening Bible study in Mt. Ayr will be about the topic of the Mormons.    They meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 pm.

Record Keeping: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card.   Cards are found in the pew rack in front of you.  On the Sundays when we have the sacrament of Holy Communion,  please list the names of  those who are communing on the back side of the card.   Thank you.

        

MISSIONS

 

Christian Care Fund:   As of March 6, 2017, the balance in the Christian Care Fund is $930.88.

 

 

LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of March.   The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.      LWML stands for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. 

 

Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night on Sunday, March 26 in the fellowship hall here in Creston.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

 


 From the Outdoor Cross Committee

  We thank you all for your support for the crosses to be placed in front of the church.  We exceeded our goal of $6000.  The excess will be put into the fund for the new nativity set for our church.  We thank you all for your prayers and support.

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun March 12

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

 

Acolyte:  Kate Foglesong

        

Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund

 

Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman

 

Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

               

Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

March 5, 2017 The First Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 3, 2017, 8:12 AM by Linda Hadley

               This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Mar. 5         8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service /HC(MA)

 

Mon., Mar. 6     8:30  am    Preschool

                          12:30  pm    Preschool

                            6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study

 

                           

Tues., Mar. 7        6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s evening in MA

                              6:30 pm    Bible Study in MA

                              7:00 pm    Rachel Circle at church in the FH (Please note this change in location.)

                             

Wed., Mar 8        8:30 am    Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            1:30 pm     Naomi Circle in FH

                            5:45 pm     Confirmation Class

                            7:00 pm     Lenten Service (CR)

                            All Boards meet after the service

                           

Thurs., Mar. 9     8:30 am     Preschool

                            9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

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

 

Sun., Mar. 12       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                              6:00pm     Preschool Board

                          

      Prayers

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Arlene Madison; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady

 

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)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 

 Attendance :  February 26

CR  82,  H/C 75                  MA  10

Ash Wednesday Service  56     H/C 45

  H/C means Holy Communion


                                                    From the Outdoor Cross Committee

  We thank you all for your support for the crosses to be placed in front of the church.  We exceeded our goal of $6000.  The excess will be put into the fund for the new nativity set for our church.  We thank you all for your prayers and support.

 

                                                                                                  LIFE TOGETHER

Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

 

Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study will resume on March 6-7. 

 

Rachel Circle will meet on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall.   Please note that this is a change in location from what is on the March calendar.  Nichole Hanson and Maggie Dory will be co-hosts.   Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be  The Wondrous Cross  This study is found on page 22 of the Winter 2016 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

 

Confirmation Class/FLOCK Time Change:   During Lent confirmation class will begin at 5:45 p.m. to allow time for class before church begins.      FLOCK will also begin at 5:45 on March 15. 

 

Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   Beginning March 8, during Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.    If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

 

 

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

The Tuesday evening Bible study in Mt. Ayr will be about the topic of the Mormons.    They meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 pm.



MISSIONS

 

Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night on Sunday, March 26 in the fellowship hall here in Creston.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

 

LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of March.   The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.      LWML stands for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  


Serving At Trinity

 

Sun March 5

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

 

Acolyte:  Haylee Brown

        

Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund

 

Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman

 

Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

               

Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

February 26, 2017 Transfiguration Sunday

posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:48 AM by Linda Hadley

                        This Week at Trinity

Sun., Feb. 26        Transfiguration Sunday

                             8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am      Divine Service /HC(MA)

                           12:00-9:00    Fellowship Hall reserved (CR)

                                 6:00  pm           Preschool Father’s Night in FH 

 

 

Mon., Feb. 27        8:30  am    Preschool

                          12:30  pm     Preschool

                           

Tues., Feb. 28       8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                              Pastor’s day in MA

                             

                            

Wed., Mar 1         8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            5:45 pm     Confirmation Class

                            7:00 pm     Ash Wednesday Service /HC(CR)

                            Elders’ meeting after the service

                           

                           

Thurs., Mar. 2      Pastor’s Bible study in Adair

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                             4-9  pm     Matura meeting in FH (CR)  

 

Sun., Mar. 5           8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service /HC(MA)

                                          

                                                       Prayers

Condolences:   We pray for the family of Clair VanZee who died on Feb. 16 in North Dakota.   Clair was Crystal Storhoff’s brother.  

We pray for the family of Rob Marxen who died on Feb. 18. 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer; Brenda Miller; Arlene Madison

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen

 

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)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, 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 :  February 19

CR   68                  MA  16       H/C 15

  H/C means Holy Communion

 

                                              LIFE TOGETHER

 

Note change of email address:   If you need to email Pastor Rutz, please use this email address:

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

Confirmation Class/FLOCK Time Change:   During Lent confirmation class will begin at 5:45 p.m. to allow time for class before church begins.      FLOCK will also begin at 5:45 on March 15.

Suppers:   Beginning March 8, during Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please see the sign-up sheet that is found on the table in the narthex. 

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

Mt. Ayr Bible Study:  Pastor will be teaching a study about the Mormons. This group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the church in Mt. Ayr.

 

Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study groups will not meet on Feb, 27-28.   They will resume on March 6-7. 

 

Looking ahead:  Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday,  March 1.  Divine Service with imposition of ashes and holy communion will be held at 7:00 p.m., only in Creston.

Wednesday night Lenten services will also be at 7:00 p.m. in Creston. 

 

                                                      MISSIONS

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

 

 

Thank you to all who participated in the Life Care Clinic diaper drive in January.  The diapers help out families immensely and they do appreciate your support.    The love of God is revealed in every act of kindness. 

                 The Mission Board. 

 

 


The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on 
Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.  We would like to invite all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us.  Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking soon afterwards.  You will get reminders of this event as time goes on.  For now, mark Saturday, July 15 on your calendars to keep open for a trip to Mapleton, IA.  If there are questions you can talk to any Mission Board member.  You'll be hearing from us again soon.    The Mission Board. 

 

                          Serving At Trinity

 

Sun February 26

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

 

Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas

        

Ushers in February:  (CR)  Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers

 

Elders on Duty in February:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Gene Cook

 

Offering Counters in February: (CR) Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

               

Altar Committee for February: Phil & Anita Wardenburg, Karl & Candace Peterson

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

February 19, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 16, 2017, 10:23 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Feb. 19     Caring for Your Neighbor-Bring food for Food Bank

                             8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)                       

 

Mon., Feb. 20        8:30  am    Preschool

                           12:30  pm    Preschool

                             Bloodmobile in FH (CR)

 

Tues., Feb. 21        8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:00 am    Handy Helpers quilting group in FH

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                              Pastor’s evening in MA

                              6:30 pm    Bible study in Mt. Ayr

                            

Wed., Feb. 22       8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

                           

                           

Thurs., Feb. 23       8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Feb. 26        Transfiguration Sunday

                             8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service /HC(MA)

                           12:00-9:00  Fellowship Hall reserved (CR)

                                    6:00  pm      Preschool Father’s Night in FH 

     

                Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Clair VanZee; Rob Marxen; Brenda Miller;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen

 

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)

 

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, 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:   (Note that this is a change in email.)

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 :  February 12

CR  70   H/C 68                    MA  10

  H/C means Holy Communion

 

LIFE TOGETHER

 

Email Change:   If you need to email Pastor Rutz, please use this email address:

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

 

Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study groups will not meet on Feb. 21 or 28.   They will resume in March.  

 

Christian Care:  As of February 1, the balance in the Christian Care fund is $690.88.

 

 

Looking ahead: 

Next Sunday, February 26, will be Transfiguration Sunday.  Divine Service with holy communion will  be held in both Creston and Mt. Ayr. 

Ash Wednesday will be on March 1.  Divine Service with imposition of ashes and holy communion will be held at 7:00 p.m., only in Creston.

Wednesday night Lenten services will also be at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.  

Easter Sunday will be on April 16. 

More information about Holy Week service times will be shared closer to that time.

 

 

 

                          MISSIONS

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

 

 

Thank you to all who participated in the Life Care Clinic diaper drive in January.  The diapers help out families immensely and they do appreciate your support.    The love of God is revealed in every act of kindness. 

                 The Mission Board. 

 

 


The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on 
Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.  We would like to invite all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us.  Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking soon afterwards.  You will get reminders of this event as time goes on.  For now, mark Saturday, July 15 on your calendars to keep open for a trip to Mapleton, IA.  If there are questions you can talk to any Mission Board member.  You'll be hearing from us again soon.    The Mission Board. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                       

 

                            

                           

 

February 12, 2017 The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 9, 2017, 10:45 AM by Linda Hadley

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Feb. 12       8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                             6:00 pm     Preschool Board meeting

                           

Mon., Feb. 13        8:30  am    Preschool

                          12:30  pm    Preschool

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

 

Tues., Feb. 14        6:30 am     Early Risers Bible Study in FH (CR)

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

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

                              Pastor’s day in MA

                            

Wed., Feb. 15    Pastor at church circuit meeting in Clarinda

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            6:00 pm     Confirmation Class and F.L.O.C.K.

                            7:30 pm     Church Council meeting (CR)

                           

Thurs., Feb. 16       8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Feb. 19     Caring for Your Neighbor-Bring food for Food Bank

                             8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

   Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer; Rob Marxen

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Pastor Lindsey Watkins of Boone; Sue Larsen; Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal

 

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)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Attendance :  February 5

CR     67                     MA  12  H/C 11

  H/C means Holy Communion

     

                            THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers and concerns.   I returned home Friday after a second stay in skilled rehab.               

                      From Jo Ehm

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

Today is the last day to sign up if you would like to begin a subscription to the Lutheran Witness.  There’s a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex.   The cost for a subscription is $22.67.   There is a special envelope in your pack of offering envelopes and your payment may be placed in the offering plate.   Renewals and names/addresses for any new subscriptions will be sent to Concordia Publishing House this week.

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

 

 

EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

 

F.L.O.C.K will meet on Feb. 15 at 6:00.   FLOCK is for all children in grades K-4.

 

Church Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15.

 

 

Christian Care:  As of February 1, the balance in the Christian Care fund is $690.88.

 

Exterior Crosses:   Last Sunday, you received information about the proposed exterior crosses to go in the yard by the SE corner of the church in Creston.  Some extra sheets are available on the table in the narthex.  


 

 

  MISSION

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

The Mission Board will be presenting Christian Peanut’s Valentines to each child at the Preschool on Monday and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday afternoon.   We have a variety of religious Valentine stickers that each child may choose from and there will also be a colored pencil to give each child as well.   We are looking forward to this fun time.     From The Mission Board. 


Serving At Trinity

 

Sun February 12

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

 

Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley

        

Ushers in February:  (CR)  Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers

 

Elders on Duty in February:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Gene Cook

 

Offering Counters in February: (CR) Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

               

Altar Committee for February: Phil & Anita Wardenburg, Karl & Candace Peterson

      

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

                         

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

February 5, 2017 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:16 AM by Linda Hadley

              This Week at Trinity

Sun., Feb. 5          8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/HC(MA)

 

Mon., Feb. 6         8:30  am     Preschool

                          12:30  pm    Preschool

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

 

Tues., Feb. 7          6:30 am     Early Risers Bible Study in FH (CR)

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

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

                          Pastor’s evening in MA

                             6:30 pm     Bible study in Mt. Ayr

                             

Wed., Feb. 8        8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            1:30 pm     Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                            6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

                            7:30 pm     All boards meet (CR)

                           

Thurs., Feb. 9        8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Feb. 11       6:00 pm    Valentine Dinner in FH (CR)

 

 

Sun., Feb. 12      8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                           

        Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Pastor Lindsey Watkins of Boone; Sue Larsen; Jo Ehm;

 

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)

 

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 

 Attendance :  January 29 

CR     61                     MA  13

  

                          LIFE TOGETHER

 

The following thank you was received from  the family of Tyler Miller, who died recently.   The members of the Miller family are good friends of Sharon Nonneman.

     Thank you so much for your donation which was much appreciated.  Most of all, thank you for your continuing support of prayers and encouragement that has been felt all year long.   Thank you.   God bless.

             From Vickie Miller and family

 

EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin tomorrow,  February 6, at 6:30 p.m. and repeats on Tuesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study of the book of John, Part one.  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.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ More Precious than Silver”  This study is found on page 20 of the Winter 2016 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

Valentine Dinner:  Trinity youth  will be hosting a Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall in Creston.   Lasagna will be the main entrée.   Cost is $15.00 per person.  This is a fundraiser for the youth group.     A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex. 

 

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions:   If you would like to begin a new subscription to the Lutheran Witness, it’s not too late.   There’s a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex where you can list your name and address.  The cost for a year’s subscription is $22.67.     There’s an envelope in with your offering envelopes labeled Lutheran Witness.   You may use that envelope and place it in the offering plate.  Sunday, February 12 is the deadline for turning in any orders.   After that date, the  renewals and new orders will be sent  in.

 

Christian Care:  As of February 1, the balance in the Christian Care fund is $690.88.

 

 


  “Look for the proposal for outdoor crosses.”


Serving At Trinity

 

Sun February 5

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

 

Acolyte:  Haylee Brown

        

Ushers in February:  (CR)  Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers

 

Elders on Duty in February:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Gene Cook

 

Offering Counters in February: (CR) Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

               

Altar Committee for February: Phil & Anita Wardenburg, Karl & Candace Peterson

      

 

 

                           

 


  


 

 

 

 

 

                  

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

January 29, 2017 The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Jan 27, 2017, 10:11 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

 

Sun., Jan. 29      8:00 am    Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service/Matins (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/Matins (MA)

                           

 

Mon., Jan. 30      8:30  am      Preschool

                        12:30  pm       Preschool

 

Tues., Jan. 31     6:30 am      Early Risers

                           8:30 am     Preschool

                         12:30 pm      Preschool

                          Pastor’s day in MA

                             

 

Wed., Feb. 1        8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                            6:00 pm      Confirmation Class

                            7:30 pm      Elder’s Meeting (CR)

                           

 

Thurs., Feb. 2     Pastor at Bible Study in Adair

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                           

 

Sun., Feb. 5       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/HC(MA)

                           

       Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.; Pastor Lindsey Watkins of Boone; Sue Larsen; Jo Ehm

                                                                                                                              

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)

 

 Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Attendance :  January 22  

CR    163 (NLSW Sunday)                       MA  9

  

 

LIFE TOGETHER

 

   Lutheran Witness Subscriptions

It is time to renew subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.    The Lutheran Witness is a publication of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and contains articles that interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.  Pastor Rutz feels that this is an essential resource for every Lutheran Christian.  Included in each issue is a section with articles about news and events in Iowa District West.  The cost of a year’s subscription is $22.67. 

 

The question was raised as to why this price is different than what is listed in the subscription options in the magazine.  Concordia Publishing House was contacted to find out the answer .  Here is their reply.  Thank you for your Lutheran Witness inquiry.  Your cost is a discounted group price for the Lutheran Witness with the Iowa district newsletter published in it.  The normal cost for the magazine you get is $24.99.  The cost published in the magazine itself is without any coordination and insertion of your Iowa West district news.

 

On the table in the narthex is a list of people who currently subscribe.   If you wish to renew your subscription circle  YES next to your name.   If you do not wish to renew your subscription please circle NO.  If you would like to begin a subscription please add your name to the list and provide your current address.    For payment, use the Lutheran Witness envelope found in the front of your box of offering envelopes and place it in the offering plate by February 12.  

 

 

Information about the 14th annual Clarinda Lutheran School German Dinner is on the table in the narthex.   It will be Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 11 a.m. –1 p.m.  Cost of the meal is a free will donation. 

 

EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

 

 

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study of the book of John, Part one.  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.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

                            MISSIONS

 

A diaper drive continues throughout January.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies, Pampers & Luvs in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, but any brand will be appreciated.  The most requested diaper size is 3.  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.

If you have questions you can talk to Hannah Shady or any member of the Mission Board.  

Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.         From The Mission Board.

 

 

 Baby Bundles:  The LWML continues to accept items for the Baby Bundles, which could be used for a girl or boy.  These are given out at the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Some of the newborn sized items are:  onesies, booties/socks, sleepers, caps, burp bibs and diapers.  Also included in a bundle is a Bible, prayer book and a mustard seed devotion; these items are then wrapped in a receiving blanket.  These items can always be placed in the basket located in the narthex.  If anyone ever has a question or concern you can always talk with Hannah Shady or Maggie Dory.   Thank you to everyone for helping to support this important ongoing Mission project.


 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun January 29

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

 

Acolyte:  Holden Hanson

        

Ushers in January:  (CR)  Rick Hadley, Jack Quee,

Dean Hadley, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in January:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in January: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm

               

Altar Committee for January: Karl & Candace Peterson and Phil & Anita Wardenburg

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

                           

                       

 

                             

                           

 

January 22, 2017 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany and the Beginning of National Lutheran Schools Week

posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:26 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Jan. 22   Beginning of National Lutheran Schools’ Week

                            8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

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

 

National Lutheran Schools Week    January 22-28, 2017

Mon., Jan. 23   8:30  am      Preschool     “Upon the Rock of Jesus”

                        12:30  pm       Preschool           Crazy Sock Day

 

Tues., Jan. 24    6:30 am      Early Risers

                            8:30 am      Preschool       “Upon the Rock of Ages”

                         12:30 pm       Preschool               Pajama  Day

                          Pastor’s day in MA

                             

Wed., Jan. 25     8:30 am      Preschool  “Upon the Rock of Refuge”

                          12:30 pm       Preschool          Backwards Day

                            6:00 pm       Confirmation Class

                           

 

Thurs., Jan 26    8:30 am     Preschool “The House Upon the Rock”

                             9:45 am     PS Chapel        Proud of our School

                           12:30 pm     Preschool            (Trinity t-shirt) 

                            1:45 pm      PS Chapel         Grandparent Day

 

 

Sun., Jan. 29      8:00 am     Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am      Divine Service/Matins (CR)

                          10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am      Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am      Divine Service/Matins (MA)

                           

   Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.; Pastor Lindsey Watkins of Boone; Sue Larsen; Jo Ehm

                                                                                                                              

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)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 


Attendance :  January 15   

CR   75  H/C 70                        MA  15   H/C 15

H/C means Holy Communion


                                                          LIFE TOGETHER

The quarterly voter’s meeting will be held TODAY January 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.   

 

 

Lutheran Schools Week:  On the back of the green song sheet, that is your bulletin today, you will find information about National Lutheran Schools Week activities that will be held this week at Trinity Preschool .  Upon This Rock is the theme for the week.  Christ is our Cornerstone, on Him alone we build.

 

Information about the 14th annual Clarinda Lutheran School German Dinner is on the table in the narthex.   It will be Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 11 a.m. –1 p.m.  Cost of the meal is a free will donation. 

 

EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study of the book of John, Part one.  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.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

It is time to renew subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.    The Lutheran Witness is a publication of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and contains articles that interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.  Pastor Rutz feels that this is an essential resource for every Lutheran Christian.  Included in each issue is a section with articles about news and events in Iowa District West.  The cost of a year’s subscription is $22.67.    On the table in the narthex is a list of people who currently subscribe.   If you wish to renew your subscription circle  YES next to your name.   If you do not wish to renew your subscription please circle NO.  If you would like to begin a subscription please add your name to the list and provide your current address.    For payment, use the Lutheran Witness envelope found in the front of your box of offering envelopes and place it in the offering plate by February 12.  

                                                MISSIONS

A diaper drive continues throughout January.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies, Pampers & Luvs in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, but any brand will be appreciated.  The most requested diaper size is 3.  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.

If you have questions you can talk to Hannah Shady or any member of the Mission Board.  Hannah will be speaking at Trinity Creston on Sunday, January 15, when the Sanctity for Life Sunday will be observed.  She will explain all about the Life Care Clinic.

Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.         From The Mission Board.

 

 Baby Bundles:  The LWML continues to accept items for the Baby Bundles, which could be used for a girl or boy.  These are given out at the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Some of the newborn sized items are:  onesies, booties/socks, sleepers, caps, burp bibs and diapers.  Also included in a bundle is a Bible, prayer book and a mustard seed devotion; these items are then wrapped in a receiving blanket.  There is a table set up in the back of the sanctuary that displays all items that are wrapped up for one bundle.  These items can always be placed in the basket located in the narthex.  If anyone ever has a question or concern you can always talk with Hannah Shady or Maggie Dory.   Thank you to everyone for helping to support this important ongoing Mission project.


 

                     Thank You

Jo Ehm thanks everyone for the prayers and concern shown to her while in the hospital.  She is now in Creston in skilled rehab.  Chuck is at home. 

 

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun January 22

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

 

Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas

        

Ushers in January:  (CR)  Rick Hadley, Jack Quee,

Dean Hadley, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in January:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in January: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm

               

Altar Committee for January: Karl & Candace Peterson and Phil & Anita Wardenburg

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                           

                       

 

                             

                           

 

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