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December 9, 2018 The Second Sunday in Advent

posted Dec 6, 2018, 11:53 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Second Sunday in Advent on Dec. 9,  2018.  

Malachi 3:1-7b    Philippians 1:2-11    Luke 3:1-14 (15-20)

John the Baptist Prepares the Way    (verses 1-14 are printed here)

3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3 And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low,

and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’”

7 He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 9 Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”

10 And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” 11 And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” 12 Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” 14 Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

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

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

 

             This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Dec. 9   8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service /HC(CR)

                         10:00 am  Hanging of the Greens at Creston followed  by a potluck brunch

                         10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                         10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA)

                         11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                           4:00 pm  Rachel Circle Christmas and  gift exchange at Anita Wardenburg’s house (1000 N. Lincoln)

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

 

Mon., Dec. 10   8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                       

Tues., Dec. 11   6:30 am   Early Risers’ Bible Study in FH (CR)

                             8:30 am   Preschool

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

 

Wed., Dec. 12   8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:30 am   Naomi Circle’s Christmas brunch at Windrow Restaurant

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             3:30 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

                             6:00 pm   Advent Service in Creston

                             Fellowship Time after the service in FH

                             No elders meeting this month.

                            

Thurs., Dec. 13   8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

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

              

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

                          9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                         11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

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


           Prayer List

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

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

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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


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

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

Attendance from December 2,  2018    

Creston: 47                 Mt. Ayr  21     H/C 16


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, December 9,  2018

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

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

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

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

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


                      Life Together

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

 

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


Thank You:  Thank you to Margaret and Jim Kneedler for the beautiful  quilt that was presented to me on Veterans Day.            From Tom Braymen

 

HANGING OF THE GREENS:  Today,  after the service in Creston, will be the “Hanging of the Greens.”   After decorating, a potluck brunch will be held.  

  

NAOMI CIRCLE will meet at 9:30 a.m.,  Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018, at the Windrow for our annual Christmas breakfast.  All ladies are invited to join us for a Christmas Devotion and fellowship.

 

Advent Service Fellowship Time: Since Advent services will be at 6pm this year there may be a little time for some fellowship directly following the service. Some bar cookies/brownies will be provided for refreshments.   Feel free to check the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex to see if any more treats are needed.   Thanks for your help!

 

Looking Ahead:  Note these extra dates and times.  

Dec. 9  10:00 a.m.  Hanging of the Greens in Creston followed by a potluck brunch.

Dec. 9  4:00 p.m.  Rachel Circle Christmas and gift

 Exchange at Anita Wardenburg’s house (1000 N. Lincoln)

Dec. 9  5:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting

Dec. 12  9:30 a.m.  Naomi Circle’s Christmas Brunch at Windrow Restaurant

Dec. 12  3:30 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

Dec. 12  5:00 p.m.  F.L.O.C.K. in Creston

Dec. 12  6;00 p.m.  Mid-week Advent Service in Creston

Dec. 16  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr after church

Dec. 16  2:00 p.m.  Preschool’s Christmas Program

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

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

Dec. 19 Boards and Council meet after the service

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

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

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

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

 

 

                MISSIONS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

              

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

December 2, 2018 The First Sunday in Advent

posted Nov 29, 2018, 9:53 AM by Linda Hadley

For the First Sunday in Advent on Dec. 2,  2018.  

Jeremiah 33:14-16

I Thessalonians 3:9-13

 

Luke 19:28-40

The Triumphal Entry

28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”


       This Week at Trinity

 

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

                          9:00 am    Divine Service (CR)

                          9:00 am    Church decorating at Mt. Ayr followed by a potluck brunch

                         10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                         10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)\


Mon., Dec. 3     8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                            

Tues., Dec. 4     6:30 am   Early Risers’ Bible Study in FH (CR)

                              8:30 am   Preschool

                            12:30 pm   Preschool

                              6:30 pm   Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

  

Wed., Dec. 5    8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             6:00 pm    Advent Service in Creston

                             No elders meeting this month.

                             

Thurs., Dec. 6   8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Dec. 9   8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service /HC(CR)

                         10:00 am  Hanging of the Greens at Creston followed by a potluck brunch

                         10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                         10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA)

                         11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                           4:00 pm  Rachel Circle Christmas and  gift exchange at Anita Wardenburg’s house (1000 N. Lincoln)

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


  Prayer List

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

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

 Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

Condolences:  We remember the family of Ray Nuzum, step-father of Joy Brown, who died on Nov. 22   His funeral was held in Winterset on Nov. 28.


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

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

Attendance from Thanksgiving Eve    44   H/C 37  

Services were cancelled on Nov. 25 due to snow.


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, December 2,  2018

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

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

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

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

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


 Life Together

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

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

Thank You:  The 90th Anniversary Committee would like to thank Pastor Rutz for putting together such an awesome service to make our "90 Years of Blessings" finale even better than we ever expected! With the help of the other Pastors, special music and the continuous Communion, it all came together to make it a beautiful service we will all remember for a really long time.  And we want to thank all our members for being a part of all this celebration and fellowship and to especially thank God  for ALL His blessings and mercies shown to Trinity over the last 90 years.  To God Be The Glory!   

Thank You:  A very special thank you is in order to Jean Kruse and Sue Larsen for putting together the beautiful new quilt that is hanging in the fellowship hall.  Jean spent many hours creating The 90th Anniversary quilt.  If you have not been able to see it up close and read it, please take the time to do so.  It is a beautiful work of art. Thank you, Jean.  (To keep it nice, please do not touch). 

  Advent Service Fellowship Time: Since Advent services will be at 6pm this year there may be a little time for some fellowship directly following the service. If you would be willing to provide some bars, cookies, etc. to serve after church please sign up in the Narthex. The first night is already covered. Thanks for your help!

 

Hanging of the Greens in Creston:  NEXT Sunday, Dec. 9, the church decorating for Advent and Christmas will be done in Creston right after the service.   After decorating, a potluck brunch will be held.  

Rachel Circle Christmas:  Rachel Circle will meet NEXT Sunday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m. at Anita Wardenburg’s house (1000 N. Lincoln St.) for their annual Christmas get-together and gift exchange.   Please note this change of time and day.

Looking Ahead:  Note these extra dates and times.  

Dec. 5  6:00 p.m.    Mid-week Advent Service in Creston

Elders are not going to meet this month.

Dec. 9  10:00 a.m.  Hanging of the Greens in Creston

followed by a potluck brunch.

Dec. 9  4:00 p.m.  Rachel Circle Christmas and gift

 Exchange at Anita Wardenburg’s house (1000 N. Lincoln)

Dec. 9  5:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting

Dec. 12  9:30 a.m.  Naomi Circle’s Christmas Brunch at Windrow Restaurant

Dec. 12  3:30 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

Dec. 12  5:00 p.m.  F.L.O.C.K. in Creston

Dec. 12  6;00 p.m.  Mid-week Advent Service in Creston

Dec. 16  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr after church

Dec. 16  2:00 p.m.  Preschool’s Christmas Program

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

Dec. 19 Boards and Council meet after the service

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

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

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

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

 

 

Boxed Christian Christmas Cards: Boxes of cards are available for purchase in the narthex. Funds go back to the LWML resource fund.   

 

MISSIONS

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

November 25, 2018 The Last Sunday of the Church Year

posted Nov 28, 2018, 9:59 AM by Linda Hadley

It was a very snowy Sunday in Southwest Iowa.    Services were cancelled in Creston and Mt. Ayr as well as many other towns.

News will be added to the website for December 2.

November 18, 2018 Trinity's 90th Anniversary Service

posted Nov 19, 2018, 11:58 AM by Linda Hadley

For Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Sunday on November 18, 2018.

I Kings 8:22-30

Revelation 21: 1-5

 

Luke 19:1-10

1[Jesus] entered Jericho and was passing through. 2And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. 4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” 6So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” 9And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun.,  Nov. 18    Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

             10:00 am     Divine Service/HC  in Creston

                           After the  service 90th Anniversary Celebration  

                            Meal in FH (CR)

 

Mon., Nov. 19     8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

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

  

Tues., Nov. 20     6:30 am   Early Risers’ Bible Study in FH (CR)

                             8:30 am   Preschool

                             9:00 am   Handy Helpers Quilting

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                             5:00-9:00 pm  FH  (CR) in use by Matura/   Headstart

                             6:30 pm   Bible Study in Mt Ayr

 

Wed., Nov. 21   8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:00 pm     Thanksgiving Eve Service/HC (CR)

                           Boards and Council meet after the service

 


Thurs., Nov. 22  Thanksgiving Day

                            FH (CR) in use all day by Kneedler family

  

Sun., Nov. 25   8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                         10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                         11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)\

                    After church Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr


              Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson

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

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

Condolences:  We pray for the family of Irene Hogue, who died on November 6 in Mt. Ayr.


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

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

Attendance from November 11,  2018

Creston:   68     communed   60                   Mt. Ayr   18

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, November 18,  2018

 Organist:   (CR) Sharon Eklund      Keyboard:   Julie Lang

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

Elders on Duty in November: (MA) Mike Sickels   (CR) Karl Peterson

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

Altar Committee for November: (CR) Radine Ward & Marti Williams


 Life Together

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

Special Welcome:  Today, we especially welcome all of the guest pastors who have joined us this morning as part of Trinity’s 90th Anniversary.   The names of those who were able to join us this morning are listed in the back of your bulletin.   Some traveled a long way to join us today and we are happy to have them with us.   We also thank Mr. Craig Kruse  for providing some special music during the service and dinner today. 

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

Thank Yous: Special thanks  to all who helped in any way to prepare for today’s special service and meal.   Lots of people put in many hours to help make today extra special.   Jean Kruse made the special anniversary quilt which will be viewed for the first time today.  The anniversary committee sent out invitations, planned the meal, and set up and decorated for today.   Others helped with photos and other church history that will be on display.  Thank you to those who brought food and hygiene items to be shared with local pantries in thankfulness for the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us.    

Freewill Offering:  A freewill offering basket will be available in the fellowship hall for today’s vocalist, Craig Kruse.  

Missing:  On Oct. 28, after the Pastor Appreciation Potluck, one of our members was missing her black, blazer-type jacket.   If anyone happened to accidently get the wrong jacket,  please contact the office and we’ll put you in touch with her.  The jacket has a pin with her initial on the lapel. 

Thanksgiving Eve Service:   This year the Thanksgiving Eve service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Please note this change in time from previous years.

 

Early Risers Bible Study will resume this week on Tuesday morning at 6:30.

 Lifelight Class Reminder:  Classes will resume this week on Nov. 19-20 for Lesson 9, our final lesson for this fall session.

Looking Ahead:  Note these dates and times.

Nov. 20  6:00 p.m.  Thanksgiving Eve Service with Holy Communion in Creston.

Dec. 5  6:00 p.m.    Advent Service in Creston

Dec. 12  5:00 p.m.  F.L.O.C.K. in Creston

Dec. 12  6;00 p.m.  Advent Service in Creston

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

Dec. 19 Boards and Council meet after the service

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

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

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

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

 

 MISSIONS

 

90th Anniversary Ingathering

There is a table set up in the Fellowship Hall to accept grocery and/or hygiene items to give back to the community in gratefulness for all the blessings that God has bestowed on us over the past

90 years.  The table will be out till the end of November and then the items will be distributed to local pantries.  So, if you are able to provide some items to share , it’s not too late.  Items could be brought Thanksgiving Eve or on Sunday, Nov. 25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

              

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

November 11, 2018 The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Nov 14, 2018, 10:49 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost on Nov. 11,  2018.  

For your own personal reading at home this week.

I Kings 17:8-16

Hebrews 9:24-28

 

Mark 12:38-44

Beware of the Scribes

38 And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40 who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

The Widow's Offering

41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun.,  Nov. 11    Veterans’ Day

                   8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                           10:00 am    Veterans’ Day Reception in FH (CR)

                           11:00  am    Divine Service (MA)

                    After church  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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


Mon., Nov. 12   8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                         No Lifelight Class tonight

  

Tues., Nov. 13   No Early Riser’s this week.

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm    Preschool

                            No Lifelight Class this afternoon.

                         4:00-6:00   4H group in fellowship hall (CR)

                                               

Wed.,  Nov. 14      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    F.L.O.C.K. in FH (CR)

                                                                                                             

Thurs., Nov. 15    8:30 am    Preschool

                               9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

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

 

Sat., Nov. 17   Youth trip to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA

  

Sun.,  Nov. 18    Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

             10:00 am     Divine Service in Creston

                           11:00 am    90th Anniversary Celebration  

                                               Meal in FH (CR)


          Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

 

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

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

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


Attendance:  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.   Please hand the card to an usher.  In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of the card.

Attendance from November 4, 2018. 

Creston 83   Communed 71                  Mt. Ayr  14      Communed 13 


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, November 11, 2018

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

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

Elders on Duty in November: (MA) Mike Sickels   (CR) Karl Peterson

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

Altar Committee for November: (CR) Radine Ward & Marti Williams


 Life Together

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

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

 

Veterans’ Day:  Today is Veterans’ Day.  We will be recognizing our veterans at a reception in the fellowship hall after today’s service.  Everyone is encouraged to join together for some refreshments and fellowship. A special offering will be gathered for Military Bible Sticks  There will be a Military Bible Stick on display both in the back of the church as well as in the fellowship hall.  Donations may be made to Trinity, then marked Military Bible Sticks.  Each Stick costs $25.00.


Early Risers will not meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13.  They will resume on Nov. 20.  

 

Lifelight Class Reminders:  Classes will not meet this week. The final lesson for this session will be on  Nov. 19 & 20.

Naomi Circle will meet at 1:30 on Wednesday, November 14, in the fellowship hall.  The topic will be "His Blessing of Showers" found on page 18 of the fall quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

 

Attention Youth:   The youth will be going on a trip to Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa on Saturday, November 17.   Meet in the upper parking lot by the parsonage at 7:30 a.m. to carpool.

 

90th Anniversary Service:  Reminder that next Sunday our Anniversary Divine Service with Holy Communion will begin at 10:00 in Creston.   There will be no service held in Mt. Ayr.  Several of  Trinity’s former pastors and sons of our congregation who are now pastors will be in attendance and some of them will be assisting with the service.   Craig Kruse will be providing some special music during the service and at the meal.  A new 90th Anniversary quilt will be presented that day.   We thank God for the many blessings during the past 90 years.


Missing:  On Oct. 28, after the Pastor Appreciation Potluck, one of our members was missing her black, blazer-type jacket.   If anyone happened to accidently get the wrong jacket,  please contact the office and we’ll put you in touch with her.  The jacket has a pin with her initial on the lapel. 

Thanksgiving Eve Service:   This year the Thanksgiving Eve service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Please note this change in time from previous years 

  

MISSIONS

 90th Anniversary Ingathering  There is a table set up in the Fellowship Hall to accept grocery or hygiene items to give back to the community in gratefulness for all the blessings that God has bestowed on us over the past 90 year.  One or more items can be brought at any time.  The items will then be distributed by the committee when our 90th anniversary celebration is over.

 From the 90th Anniversary Committee

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

  

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

November 4, 2018 All Saints' Sunday

posted Nov 6, 2018, 11:08 AM by Linda Hadley

For All Saints’ Sunday on November 4, 2018.

Revelations 7:2-17

I John 3:1-3

 

Matthew 5:1-12

 

1Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

2And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

5“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

6“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

7“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

10“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun.,  Nov. 4  All Saints’  Sunday with H/C in Creston & Mt.  Ayr

                   8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service /HC(MA)

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

      Deadline for turning in RSVPs for Trinity’s 90th Anniversary

  

Mon., Nov. 5 Bloodmobile in FH all day (Creston)

                   8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                         No Lifelight Class tonight due to Bloodmobile

  

Tues., Nov. 6  Elections in FH all day (Creston)

                   No Early Risers today due to voting..

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           No Lifelight Class due to voting.

                             6:30 pm    Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                            7:00 pm   Rachel Circle at Julie Lang’s house 1305 Clayton Rd

                           

Wed.,  Nov. 7        8:30 am   Preschool

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

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

                                                                                                                

Thurs., Nov. 8      8:30 am    Preschool

                               9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

  

Sun.,  Nov. 11    Veterans’ Day

                   8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                           10:00 am    Veterans’ Day Reception in FH (CR)

                           11:00  am    Divine Service (MA)

                    After church  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

 

     Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld 

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

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

                                           

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

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

Attendance from October 28,  2018

Creston:  80   communed 71           Mt. Ayr    15  communed 13


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, November 4, 2018

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

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

Elders on Duty in November: (MA) Mike Sickels   (CR) Karl Peterson

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

Altar Committee for November: (CR) Radine Ward & Marti Williams


                           Life Together

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

 

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

 

Voter’s Meeting:  TODAY, November 4 in the fellowship hall in Creston at 1:00 p.m.


Deadline for RSVPs for Trinity’s 90th Anniversary:  Have you turned in your RSVP yet?   Today is the deadline for turning it in.  The committee needs to get a final count for purposes of ordering food for the meal.   If you need another copy of the RSVP card, you can find one on the table in the narthes. 

 

Invitation:  The Adair Circuit will be having a Reformation Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield TODAY,, November 4th at 3:00 p.m.  You are invited to attend.  A potluck dinner will follow the service in the fellowship hall at Immanuel. 

Lifelight Class Reminders:  Classes will not meet this week due to the fellowship hall being in use on Monday for bloodmobile and on Tuesday for elections.    Also, class will not be held next week.   The final lesson for this session will be on  Nov. 19 & 20.

Rachel Circle will meet on Tuesday Nov. 6, at 7:00 p.m., at Julie Lang’s house, 1305 Clayton Road. 

Youth Fundraiser:  The youth group has some painted pumpkins left and on display in the fellowship hall.  If you would like to make a freewill donation to the youth group and be able to take a pumpkin (s) home with you,, see a youth member and/or their parents.   Funds  will to towards expenses for their trip to the National Youth Gathering next summer.

Veterans’ Day:  Sunday, November 11 will be Veterans’ Day.  We will be recognizing our veterans that morning.  After the service we will have refreshments in the fellowship hall in Creston.  Everyone is encouraged to bring any military photos or other items to share.  Items will be displayed on tables in the fellowship hall.  There will be a Military Bible Stick on display both in the back of the church as well as in the fellowship hall.  Donations may be made to Trinity, then marked Military Bible Sticks.  Each Stick costs $25.00.

Attention All Members!  Deb Melzer answered our request to take informal pictures at the Creston location for our 90th anniversary booklet.  She would like to take most after church services, but will make arrangements for shut ins . She would like families that can't get the whole family together because being off to school or other reasons, please have info about that person/persons available to her.  She will be starting in the next week.  Thank you for your cooperation.   "The 90 Years of Blessings" Anniversary Committee.    

Camp Okoboji:  Are you or a group of friends needing some time to bask in the beautiful fall atmosphere God has given us? Camp Okoboji is wanting to have you be our guest for one, two or as many nights as you would like. During your stay with us we will provide lodging and meals at no cost. When you wake in the morning you can walk the grounds to meditate with our Lord. Join in group bible study at 9:30 in The Refuge. During the day join with others to help camp make the most of our resources. We will be salvaging from the Hauck building the items we can use for future projects. Enjoy a pleasant supper and an evening of fellowship as we gather around a campfire to share with each other how our day was truly blessed. THANK YOU for your help in beautifying the surroundings that God has so graciously made available to us. Call 712-337-3325 and talk with Kellie to reserve your time with us. If you aren’t not able to stay with us please add us in your prayers as we continue to Build in God’s Faith.


Dear Trinity Family,

Julie, the kids, and I would like to thank you for the wonderful potluck meal and fellowship time last Sunday in observance of Pastor Appreciation Month!  Also, thank you for the wonderful gifts, delicious food, and cards that we received from the congregation.  We are thankful to serve God’s gifts to such a wonderful congregation and communities.  May you all continue to live in the blessed assurance of who you are as God’s children redeemed by Jesus!

Your servants in Christ,

Pastor, Julie, Molly, Jacob, & Jeremy Rutz 

 

 

                             MISSIONS

90th Anniversary Ingathering:  There will be a table set up in the Fellowship Hall to accept grocery/hygiene items to give back to the community in gratefulness for all the blessings that God has bestowed on us over the past 90 years.  One or more items can be brought at any time.  The items will then be distributed by the Committee when our 90th anniversary celebration.         From The 90th Anniversary Committee. 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  

 

  

 

                                                  

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                     

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

October 28, 2018 Reformation Sunday

posted Oct 25, 2018, 12:16 PM by Linda Hadley

For Reformation Sunday on October 28,  2018.  

Revelations 14:6-7

Romans 3:19-28

 

John 8:31-36

The Truth Will Set You Free

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

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


This Week at Trinity

Sun.,  Oct. 28      Reformation Sunday

                     Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                    8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service /HC(MA)

                              5:00 pm    Pastor Appreciation Potluck in FH (CR)

                                                Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Mon., Oct. 29    8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

Tues., Oct. 30    6:30 am     Early Risers Bible Study

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

                           

Wed., Oct. 31       Reformation Day

                               8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                                                                                   

Thurs., Nov. 1    8:30 am     Preschool

                               9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Nov. 3   4:30 pm  IOWAY Banquet in Jefferson, IA

 

Sun.,  Nov. 4      All Saints’  Sunday with H/C in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                   8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service /HC(MA)

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

Today is the deadline for turning in RSVP cards for Trinity’s 90th

Anniversary celebration.   The box is found on the table in the narthex. 


Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

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

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche 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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry


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

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

Attendance from October 21,  2018

Creston:   67                     Mt. Ayr     17,    14 communed


Serving At Trinity      Sunday,  October 28

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

Crucifer:  (CR) Logan Shady

Ushers in October:  (CR) Mike Lang, Karl Petersen,Jay Bochart, Jim Nelson

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

Finance Team in October: (CR) Jim Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for October: (CR) Pat Barkalow, and Gene & Dorothy Cook


                        LIFE TOGETHER

 

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

 

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

 

Baptism:  Today, we rejoice and give thanks for Simeon James, son of James and Hannah Shady, who will be claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism.  Simeon’s  Godparents/sponsors are John & Naomi Ehrman and Jim & Mindy Kaufman.

 

Youth Fundraiser:  The Trinity Youth  Group decorated pumpkins.  The pumpkins are on display in the fellowship hall this morning and will be again on Oct. 28.  Next Sunday, Oct. 28m you may make a free will donation to the youth group and take one of the pumpkins home. 


Pastor Appreciation Potluck:  Please plan to come to the Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck TODAY, at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.   Bring your favorite dish to share.   We hope all can attend to let Pastor and his family know how blessed Trinity is to have all of them here.  See you all tonight!!      From The Mission Board.

 

LifeLight classes will be held on Monday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study lesson 8 of the Book of Acts, Part one.

 

Altar Guild will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3  to clean and polish the altar ware and furnishings. Supplies will be furnished. Everyone is welcome to help us prepare for the Advent season. For more information contact Janette Lang.


Voter’s Meeting:  Next Sunday, November 4 in the fellowship hall in Creston at 1:00 p.m. 


Invitations have been sent for the "90 Years of Blessings" celebration.   You should have either received one in the mail or it may still be in your church mailbox.  Please check your box today.     The celebration will be on Sunday, November 18th, with a special Divine Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. and then a catered meal afterwards.    We are asking that you complete the response card if you can attend and how many there will be attending from your household.  NEXT SUNDAY, November 4th is the date we need to have the cards returned and placed in a box on the table in the narthex so that food can be ordered for the meal.       From the "90 Years of Blessings" Committee

 

Attention All Members!  Deb Melzer answered our request to take informal pictures at the Creston location for our 90th anniversary booklet.  She would like to take most after church services, but will make arrangements for shut ins . She would like families that can't get the whole family together because being off to school or other reasons, please have info about that person/persons available to her.  She will be starting in the next week.  Thank you for your cooperation.   "The 90 Years of Blessings" Anniversary Committee.    

Camp Okoboji:  Are you or a group of friends needing some time to bask in the beautiful fall atmosphere God has given us? Camp Okoboji is wanting to have you be our guest for one, two or as many nights as you would like. During your stay with us we will provide lodging and meals at no cost. When you wake in the morning you can walk the grounds to meditate with our Lord. Join in group bible study at 9:30 in The Refuge. During the day join with others to help camp make the most of our resources. We will be salvaging from the Hauck building the items we can use for future projects. Enjoy a pleasant supper and an evening of fellowship as we gather around a campfire to share with each other how our day was truly blessed. THANK YOU for your help in beautifying the surroundings that God has so graciously made available to us. Call 712-337-3325 and talk with Kellie to reserve your time with us. If you aren’t not able to stay with us please add us in your prayers as we continue to Build in God’s Faith.

Invitation:  The Adair Circuit will be having a Reformation Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield on Sunday, November 4th at 3:00 p.m.  You are invited to attend.  A potluck dinner will follow the service in the fellowship hall at Immanuel. 

Veterans’ Day:  Sunday, November 11 will be Veterans’ Day.  We will be recognizing our veterans that morning.  After the service we will have refreshments in the fellowship hall in Creston.  Everyone is encouraged to bring any military photos or other items to share.  Items will be displayed on tables in the fellowship hall.  There will be a Military Bible Stick on display both in the back of the church as well as in the fellowship hall.  Donations may be made to Trinity, then marked Military Bible Sticks.  Each Stick costs $25.00.

 

                            MISSIONS

 

The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting on a table in the back of the church this morning.   Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite, the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of "mites"-offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod.

The 10th Annual IOWAY Banquet for Iowa District West will be held Saturday, November 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, IA, beginning with registration at 4:30.     Some information sheets about the banquet are available on the table in the narthex.  If you plan to attend you will need to make a reservation right away. Information about how to do so is included on the information sheet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

October 21, 2018 The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 18, 2018, 9:24 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 21,  2018.  

Ecclesiastes 5:10-20

Hebrews 4:113 (14-16)

Mark 10:23-31

23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” 28 Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

 

Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Billy Jones; Rev. Leon Hodges; Lola Hembry; Dennis Foglesong

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche 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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry


               This Week at Trinity

Sun.,  Oct. 21   8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                       After church    Youth confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

                            3:00-5:00    Preschool’s  Fun Day -All are welcome.

                              4:00 pm     Circuit Reformation Service in Clarinda

 

Mon., Oct. 22    8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

Tues., Oct. 23   6:30 am     Early Risers Bible Study

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

                           

Wed., Oct. 24       8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:30 pm   Youth confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

                                                     

Thurs., Oct. 25     8:30 am    Preschool

                               9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sun.,  Oct. 28   Reformation Sunday

                   Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

               8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service /HC(MA)

                              5:00 pm     Pastor Appreciation Potluck in FH (CR)

                                                Everyone is invited to attend.   Bring a potluck  dish to share.


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

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

Attendance from October 14,  2018

Creston:   80   and 72 communed                     Mt. Ayr     20 


Serving At Trinity      Sunday, October 21

 

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

Ushers in October:  (CR) Mike Lang, Karl Petersen,  Jay Bochart, Jim Nelson

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

Finance Team in October: (CR) Jim Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for October: (CR) Pat Barkalow, Gene & Dorothy Cook


                      LIFE TOGETHER

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

 

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


Youth Fundraiser:  Last Sunday, the Trinity Youth  Group decorated pumpkins.  The pumpkins are on display in the fellowship hall this morning and will be again on Oct. 28.  Next Sunday, Oct. 28m you may make a free will donation to the youth group and take one of the pumpkins home. 

 

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL

Trinity Preschool will be hosting a Family Fall Festival TODAY,  October 21, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the church.   Weather permitting, all or most most activities will be outdoors.  Activities will include  fall games, a photo booth, bakewalk, leaf prints,  a bouncy house, popcorn, and candy.   All families are welcome.   There will be a cost of $8.00 per family and the funds will be used  for Trinity Preschool as they work towards achieving National Lutheran Schools Accreditation.   All are welcome to attend and it is open to the public.


The Annual Circuit Reformation Service will be held 4:00 pm at St. Paul, Lutheran Church in Clarinda,

TODAY, SUNDAY, October 21.  The guest preacher is the Reverend Jeffrey Keuning of Zion, Dexter. Following the service, a soup supper will be served by youth as a fundraiser for Higher Things Conferences next summer. Make plans to join us in celebrating with fellow Lutherans in southwest Iowa the restoration of Gospel to Christ’s Church and the truth of Scripture alone, grace alone, and faith alone.   Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Reformation Sunday:  Next Sunday, October 28, we will observe Reformation Sunday.  Holy Communion will be held in Creston and Mt. Ayr.    

 

Pastor Appreciation Potluck:  Please plan to come to the Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck NEXT Sunday, October 28th at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.   Bring your favorite dish to share.   We hope all can attend to let Pastor and his family know how blessed Trinity is to have all of them here.  See you on the 28th!!  From The Mission Board.

Invitations have been completed for the "90 Years of Blessings" celebration, so be watching for them in your mailbox at church or mailbox at home.   The celebration is for Sunday, November 18th, with a special Divine Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. and then a catered meal afterwards.    We are asking that you complete the response card if you can attend and how many there will be attending from your household.  November 4th is the date we need to have the cards returned and placed in a box on the table in the narthex so that food can be ordered.                   From the "90 Years of Blessings" Committee

 

Attention All Members!   Deb Melzer answered our request to take informal pictures at the Creston location for our 90th anniversary booklet.  She continues to take pictures after church in the fellowship hall.   She will make arrangements to take pictures of the shut ins at another location.  She would like families that can't get the whole family together due to being off at school or other reasons to have info about that person/persons available to her.  Thank you for your cooperation.    

 From the "90 Years of Blessings" Anniversary Committee

 

     

                                     MISSIONS

 

After selling the rest of our LWML items last week, we have had a tremendous total of $1,134.00 taken in for MITES.  We had a fabulous Sunday on the 7th, with a very special service that Pastor helped us with.  We thank everyone for contributing to the LWML so we can continue to spread the Gospel to all the world.  Since LWML started in 1942, we have collected over $100 million dollars.  Because of your very generous hearts we can keep donating to our district and national grants and we are able to Serve the Lord With Gladness.     From the LWML    


Thank you:  We received a thank you from the LC Clinic for the generous gifts of baby bundle items that were gathered at the recent LWML rally.   The thank you is on the table in the narthex. 

 

The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting out today and during the whole month of October.  Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite, the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of "mites"-offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod.

The 10th Annual IOWAY Banquet for Iowa District West will be held on Saturday, November 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, IA, beginning with registration at 4:30.     Some information sheets about the banquet are available on the table in the narthex.  If you plan to attend you will need to make a reservation and information about how to do so is included on the information sheet.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 14, 2018 The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 16, 2018, 9:53 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 14,  2018.  

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

Hebrews 3:12-19

Mark 10:17-22

 

The Rich Young Man

17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’”20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

 

 This Week at Trinity

Sun.,  Oct. 14    8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am    Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                            10:00 am    Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00 am    Divine Service (MA)

                              3:00 pm    Choir rehearsal in Clarinda              

                              6:00 pm    Preschool Board Mtg. in FH

 

Mon., Oct. 15     8:30 am    Preschool

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

Tues., Oct. 16   6:30 am    Early Risers Bible Study

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                              9;00 am     Handy Helpers quilting

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

                      4:00-8:00 pm    FH in use by Preschool

                              6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                 

Wed., Oct. 17      8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm    Preschool

                              6:30 pm    All boards meet

                              7:30 pm    Council Meeting

                                                    

Thurs., Oct. 18   8:30 am    Preschool

                              9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

 

Sun.,  Oct. 21   8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                      After church youth confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

                     3:00-5:00  pm    Preschool’s  Family Fall Festival

                              4:00 pm    Circuit Reformation Service in Clarinda

                                                    

    Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

 

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Billy Jones; Patrick Lowenberg; Rev. Leon Hodges

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche 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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry

 

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

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

Attendance from October 7,  2018

Creston:   79                     Mt. Ayr     12           Communed  10


Serving At Trinity

Sunday,  October 14

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

Ushers in October:  (CR) Mike Lang, Karl Petersen, Jay Bochart, Jim Nelson

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

Finance Team in October: (CR) Jim Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for October: (CR) Pat Barkalow, Gene & Dorothy Cook

 

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

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

 

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


The Annual Circuit Reformation Service will be held 4:00 pm at St. Paul, Lutheran Church of Clarinda NEXT SUNDAY, October 21.  The guest preacher is the Reverend Jeffrey Keuning of Zion, Dexter. Following the service, a soup supper will be served by youth as a fundraiser for Higher Things Conferences next summer. Make plans to join us in celebrating with fellow Lutherans in southwest Iowa the restoration of Gospel to Christ’s Church and the truth of Scripture alone, grace alone, and faith alone.   Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Appreciation Potluck:  Please plan to come to the Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck on Sunday, October 28th at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.   Bring your favorite dish to share.   We hope all can attend to let Pastor and his family know how blessed Trinity is to have all of them here.  See you on the 28th!!  The Mission Board.

 

Invitations have been completed for the "90 Years of Blessings" celebration, so be watching for them in your mailbox at church or mailbox at home.   The celebration is for Sunday,

November 18th, with a special Divine Worship Service at

10:00 a.m. and then a catered meal afterwards.    We are asking that you complete the response card if you can attend and how many there will be attending from your household.  November 4th is the date we would like to have the cards returned and placed in a box on the table in the narthex.

       From the "90 Years of Blessings" Committ      

 

Attention All Members!  Deb Melzer answered our request to take informal pictures at the Creston location for our 90th anniversary booklet.  She would like to take most after church services, but will make arrangements for shut ins or others, if it is not possible to take them after church.  She would like families that can't get the whole family together because being off to school or other reasons, please have info about that person/persons available to her.  She will be starting in the next week.  Thank you for your cooperation.   "The 90 Years of Blessings" Anniversary Committee.  


FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL

Trinity Preschool will be hosting a Family Fall Festival on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the church.   Weather permitting, most activities will be outdoors.  In case of rain, the activities will be moved inside the fellowship hall.    Activities will include  fall games, a photo booth, bakewalk, leaf prints, popcorn, candy, and a bouncy house.    All families are welcome.   There will be a cost of $8.00 per family and the funds will be used  for Trinity Preschool as they work towards achieving National Lutheran Schools Accreditation.   

  

 

           

 

MISSIONS

 

The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting in the back of the church the whole month of October.  We thank Pastor and everyone for making last Sunday such a special day and wonderful event.  The fellowship adds so much.  We have already reserved Sunday, October 6, 2019 for our special LWML Sunday next year.  You will be hearing from us soon to let you know the final tally from MITES.  Thank you all again for letting us Serve the Lord with Gladness.                        

                           From the LWML ladies. 

 

 

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

 

 

 

The 10th Annual IOWAY Banquet for Iowa District West will be held on Saturday, November 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, IA, beginning with registration at 4:30.     Some information sheets about the banquet are available on the table in the narthex.  If you plan to attend you will need to make a reservation and information about how to do so are included on the information sheet.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

                        

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

October 7, 2018 The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost and LWML Sunday

posted Oct 3, 2018, 11:10 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost on October 7,  2018.  

Genesis 2:18-25

Hebrews 2:1-13 (14-18)

 

 

Mark 10:2-16

10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic— 11 “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” 12 And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

 Jesus Calls Levi

13 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

15 And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”


This Week at Trinity

Sun.,  Oct. 7         LWML Sunday

                              8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am    Divine Service  (CR)

                            10:00 am    Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

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

                            11:00  am   Divine Service/HC(MA)

                       After church   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                              4:00 pm   LcClinic Benefit Concert in FH (CR)  

 

Mon., Oct. 8     8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

Tues., Oct. 9     6:30 am    Early Risers Bible Study

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

                          5:00-8:00     FH in use by Marura

                                 

Wed., Oct. 10     8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

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

                         

Thurs., Oct. 11   8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

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

                             7:00 pm    Altar Guild Meeting in Creston

 

Sun.,  Oct. 14    8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service (MA)

                              3:00 pm     Choir rehearsal in Clarinda              

                              4:00 pm    Youth Group Hayride (tentative)

                               6:00 pm    Preschool Board Mtg. in FH


Serving At Trinity

Sunday,  October 7

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

Ushers in October:  (CR) Mike Lang, Karl Petersen, Jay Bochart, Jim Nelson

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

Finance Team in October: (CR) Jim Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for October: (CR) Pat Barkalow, Gene & Dorothy Cook

 



Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Hospitalized:  Norm Schroeder

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:   Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Amanda Rotert; Oliver Gish; Ed Rotert; Billy Jones; Patrick Lowenber                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche 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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry

 

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

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

Attendance from September 30,  2018

Creston: 67      communed  59                  Mt. Ayr   12    communed 10

 


 LIFE TOGETHER

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


Trinity Lutheran Church to Host Benefit Concert.

The 3rd annual benefit concert for the Lc (Life Care) Clinic will be held TODAY, Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m.  It will be held in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Creston.

Performing Gospel music will be the group Ambassadors of Grace, “Headin’ Home Quartet.” 

A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Clinic.  The Lc Clinic is a non-profit pregnancy resource center located in Creston and Stuart, offering free and confidential medical services in west central Iowa.  The Lc Clinic receives no public funding.  Relying entirely on private donations all services provided by the Lc Clinic are free and confidential.

All are invited to attend the free concert..


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Grace Upon Grace”  This study is found on page 16 of the Fall 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .


October Calendar Corrections: Please make the following corrections to the yellow October calendar that you received in your bulletin last Sunday.

The correct date for FLOCK is Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. This year FLOCK will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month through April.  The October 17 listing for FLOCK is incorrect.

 

The Trinity Preschool's Fall Celebration on October 21 will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m.   The 6:00 time is incorrect.


F.L.O.C.K. will begin on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m.   All children ages 3-5th grade are invited to attend.  Julie Lang will teach the younger children and Pastor will teach children in grades 4-5.     


ARE YOU INTERESTED in what the Altar Guild does?

Come to our no obligation annual meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018. We will meet with Pastor Rutz in the Nave/Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. Please join with the members of the Altar Guild for review and training in this important way to serve the Lord. Both men and women are welcome.

For information contact Janette Lang (782-7922) or Pastor Rutz.

The Annual Circuit Reformation Service will be held 4:00 pm at St. Paul, Lutheran Church of Clarinda on October 21.  The guest preacher is the Reverend Jeffrey Keuning of Zion, Dexter. Following the service, a soup supper will be served by youth as a fundraiser for Higher Things Conferences next summer. Make plans to join us in celebrating with fellow Lutherans in southwest Iowa the restoration of Gospel to Christ’s Church and the truth of Scripture alone, grace alone, and faith alone.

 

Calling All Singers: A joint choir drawn from all the churches in the SW Circuit is being organized to sing at the Circuit Reformation Service, which will be held at St. Paul, Clarinda, on October 21. Directing the choir will be the esteemed Dr. J. Gordon Christensen, and it will be accompanied by a brass ensemble and timpani.  There will be a choir practice at St. Paul beginning 3:00 pm October 14th.  If you wish to participate, let your pastor know so that music can be provided to you prior to the practice session.    If you wish to sing, please sign up on a sheet  found on the table in the narthex.    The deadline for  signing up is TODAY so that music can be ordered.

 

Pastor Appreciation Potluck.Please mark your calendars on Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 pm for our Pastor Appreciation potluck.  More information will follow soon.    From The Mission Board.

 

Invitations have been completed for the "90 Years of Blessings" celebration, so be watching for them in your mailbox at church or mailbox at home.   The celebration is for Sunday, November 18th, with a special Divine Worship Service at  10:00 a.m. and then a catered meal afterwards.    We are asking that you complete the response card if you can attend and how many there will be attending from your household.  November 4th is the date we would like to have the cards returned and placed in a box on the table in the narthex.             From the "90 Years of Blessings" Committee.


SMILE!!!!     Attention All Members!  Deb Melzer answered our request to take informal pictures at the Creston location for our 90th anniversary booklet.  She would like to take most after church services, but will make arrangements for shut ins or others, if it is not possible to take them after church.  She would like families that can't get the whole family together because being off to school or other reasons, please have info about that person/persons available to her.  She will be starting in the next week.  Thank you for your cooperation.   "The 90 Years of Blessings" Anniversary Committee.            

 

 

MISSIONS

The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting out today and during the whole month of October.  Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite, the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of "mites"-offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod. 

 

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

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

                     

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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