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  • November 19, 2017 The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost                         This Week at Trinity   Sun., Nov. 19    Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank                            Sr. Youth Gathering in Omaha                             8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)                            9:00 am        Divine Service (CR ...
    Posted by Linda Hadley
  • November 12, 2017 The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost                     This Week at Trinity Sun., Nov. 12    8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)                            9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)                          10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA)                          10:00 am        Fellowship ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 10:25 AM by Linda Hadley
  • November 5, 2017 All Saint' Sunday                        This Week at Trinity Sun., Nov. 5     All Saint’ Sunday with Holy Communion in  Creston and Mt. Ayr                            8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)                            9:00 am        Divine Service/HC ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 9:03 AM by Linda Hadley
  • October 29, 2017 Reformation Sunday                        This Week at Trinity Sun., Oct. 29     Reformation Sunday with Holy Communion in                            Creston and Mt. Ayr                            8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)                            9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR ...
    Posted Oct 26, 2017, 10:02 AM by Linda Hadley
  • October 22, 2017 The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost                                  This Week at Trinity Sun., Oct. 22     8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)                            9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)                          10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)                          10:00 am ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 10:02 AM by Linda Hadley
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November 19, 2017 The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

posted by Linda Hadley

                        This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Nov. 19    Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank

                           Sr. Youth Gathering in Omaha

                            8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         Youth confirmation class after church in Mt. Ayr

 

 Mon., Nov. 20      8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

 

Tues., Nov. 21   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 Stud in FH (CR)

                            6:30 pm       Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., Nov. 22    8:30 am        Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                           No youth confirmation class tonight.

                            7:00 pm       Thanksgiving Eve Service (CR)

 

 

Thurs., Nov. 23    Thanksgiving Day

                               Fellowship Hall in use by Kneedler family                             

      

Sun., Nov. 26     Last Sunday of the Church Year  

                           8:00 am       Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am       Divine Service /HC (CR)

                         10:00 am       Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

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

                         10:45  am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        

      Prayer List

Condolences:  We pray for the family of our member, Donna Dittman (mother of Diane Conn) who died this past week. 

We pray for the family of Martha Ricker who died this past week.

 

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

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

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,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

 For The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost on November 19,  2017.  

Zeph. 1:7-10

I Thess. 5:1-11

Matt. 25:14-30

14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

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

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

Attendance from  November 12

CR  81, 74 communed                 MA  23

                                                         

                 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 form 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.

           

WELCOME, PASTOR TOMPKINS:  We thank Pastor Daryl Tomkins for sharing God’s Word with us this morning.  Pastor Rutz is serving as one of the chaperones for the senior youth who are attending the youth gathering in Omaha.

 

GIDEONS:   Today, we welcome Mr. Lyndon Davenport, who is a local representative of the Gideons International.   At the end of today’s service, Mr.  Davenport will speak to us about the work of the Gideons.


MEALS FOR CONFIRMATION CLASS:  We would like to once again provide meals to our confirmation kids on Dec. 6, 13, and 20.  Since there are only 5 kids plus Pastor we wondered about having three little groups of people sign up to put a meal together and serve it.  Look for more info in the narthex and grab some friends to put a simple meal together for the class!  Thanks. ~ Board of Education

 

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE:    Trinity’s Thanksgiving Eve service will be at 7:00 p.m., in Creston. 

 

ATTENTION JR/SR HIGH YOUTH GROUP!    

Screening of Luther movie.

Sunday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Winterset Theater

Meet in front of the parsonage at 1:00 p.m.

to carpool or meet at the theater at approx. 1:45 p.m.   Admission is $5.00.

If any questions, contact Pastor Rutz.

 

 

MISSIONS

 

The Mission Board would like to thank all the members of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr for suggesting at the last Voter's Meeting to take $500.00 from the Christian Care Fund and send to a teacher in Houston, TX.   We were contacted by Ellie Menz, the IOWAY Director for the Iowa West District Missions of the many needs in Houston after the hurricane.   Among the many teachers and staff from the Lutheran School Academy in Houston, is a teacher, Diana Carpenter, who lost everything she owned in the Hurricane Harvey disaster.  She has replaced some of her items, but still needed a stove.  This $500.00 will go to help her with that item.  The money was sent to the principal of the school, who will then distribute it to Diana.  Thank you again for the love of God that is shown in your act of kindness.  The Board wishes to remind members that the Christian Care Fund will be replenished with the Thanksgiving offering as well as any other offerings that are directed to the fund thru out the year. 

 

CHRISTIAN CARE FUND:  The current balance in the Christian Care fund is $379.88

 

SCHEDULE FOR SPECIAL SERVICES:

Nov. 22  7:00 pm  Thanksgiving Eve in Creston

Dec. 6     7:00 pm  Midweek Advent in Creston

Dec, 13   7:00 pm  Midweek Advent in Creston

Dec. 17   2:00 pm  Trinity Preschool’s Concert

Dec. 20   7:00 pm  Midweek Advent in Creston

Dec. 24    No Sunday School or Bible Class

Dec. 24    Morning service only in Creston

Dec. 24    5:00 pm Christmas Eve service in Mt. Ayr

Dec. 24    7:00 pm Christmas Eve service in Creston

Dec. 25     9:00 am  Christmas Day service in Creston

Dec. 31     No Sunday School or Bible Class

Dec. 31     9:00 am   Divine Service in Creston

Dec. 31     10:45 am  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

No New Year’s Eve services this year

Other than Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, the normal Sunday schedules will be followed.

 

                Serving At Trinity

Sunday November 19

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Holden Hanson

Ushers in November:  (CR) Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in November: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

                                           

                                             

              

      

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

November 12, 2017 The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

posted Nov 8, 2017, 10:25 AM by Linda Hadley

                    This Week at Trinity

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

                           9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship and Veterans’ Reception

                                                in FH (CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service (MA)

                         Youth confirmation class after church in Mt. Ayr

                           6:00 pm         Preschool Board

 

 

Mon., Nov. 13      8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

 

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

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                                                                  

Wed., Nov. 15     8:30 am        Preschool

                          12:30 pm        Preschool

                            3:15 pm       Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

                            6:00 pm       F.L.O.C.K. (CR)

                            7:30 pm       Council Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Thurs., Nov. 16      8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Nov. 18     Senior Youth Gathering in Omaha —-Continues through Sunday.

                             

                           

Sun., Nov. 19    Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         Youth confirmation class after church in Mt. Ayr

                          

    Prayer List

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

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Jack Yearous; Bertha Jensen

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

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,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


  For The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost on November 12,  2017.  

Amos 5: 18-24

I Thess. 4:13-18

Matt. 25:1-13

 The Parable of the Ten Virgins

1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

 

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

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

Attendance from  November 5

CR 85,  77 communed                MA  14,   9 communed

                                                         

 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 form God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

           

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE CLASS: 

Our Sunday morning Adult Bible Class is currently studying the minor prophets (books of the Bible).  We look forward to seeing you there at 8:00 a.m.


ATTENTION JR/SR HIGH YOUTH GROUP!    

Screening of Luther movie.

Sunday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the

Winterset Theater

Meet in front of the parsonage at 1:00 p.m.

to carpool or meet at the theater at approx. 1:45 p.m.   Admission is $5.00.

If any questions, contact Pastor Rutz.

 

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE

Our Thanksgiving Eve service will be at 7:00 p.m. on November 22, in Creston.  


MIDWEEK ADVENT SERVICES:

The church season of Advent will begin on December 3.  Midweek Advent services will be held on December 6, December 13, and December 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

 

 

       MISSIONS


HONORING OUR VETERANS:

This morning, after the Divine Service, everyone is invited to join together in the fellowship hall (Creston) for a reception honoring our veterans.    Refreshments will be served.  

On display at the reception and on the table in the back of the church will be samples of a Military Bible Stick,    One audio Bible Stick costs $25 and will provide a service member with the New Testament and selected Psalms which can be heard while out in the field. 

 

 

The Mission Board would like to thank all the members of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr for suggesting at the last Voter's Meeting to take $500.00 from the Christian Care Fund and send to a teacher in Houston, TX.   We were contacted by Ellie Menz, the IOWAY Director for the Iowa West District Missions of the many needs in Houston after the hurricane.   Among the many teachers and staff from the Lutheran School Academy in Houston, is a teacher, Diana Carpenter, who lost everything she owned in the Hurricane Harvey disaster.  She has replaced some of her items, but still needed a stove.  This $500.00 will go to help her with that item.  The money was sent to the principal of the school, who will then distribute it to Diana.  Thank you again for the love of God that is shown in your act of kindness.  The Board wishes to remind members that the Christian Care Fund will be replenished with the Thanksgiving offering as well as any other offerings that are directed to the fund thru out the year. 

 

          Serving At Trinity

Sunday November 12

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Haylee Brown

Ushers in November:  (CR) Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in November:  (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        

                                             

              

      

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

November 5, 2017 All Saint' Sunday

posted Nov 2, 2017, 9:03 AM by Linda Hadley

                       This Week at Trinity

Sun., Nov. 5     All Saint’ Sunday with Holy Communion in  Creston and Mt. Ayr

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

Mon., Nov. 6     Bloodmobile in FH all day (CR)

                           8:30 am        Preschool

                         12:30 pm       Preschool

                         No Lifelight Bible Study tonight

 

 Tues., Nov. 7     7:00 am-9:00 pm  City Elections in FH (CR)

                            6:30 am       No Early Risers’ Bible Study today

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                          No  Lifelight Bible Study today

                             6:30 pm      Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                             7:00 pm      Rachel Circle—Julie Rutz is hostess.

                                                                  

Wed., Nov. 8       8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            1:30 pm       Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

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

                            7:30 pm       All boards meet

 

Thurs., Nov. 9        8:30 am      Preschool

                              9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

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

 

Sat, Nov. 11     Veterans’ Day                            

 

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

                           9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship and Veterans’ Reception

                                                in FH (CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service (MA)

                         Youth confirmation class after church in Mt. Ayr

                          

   Prayer List

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

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Jack Yearous; Bertha Jensen

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

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,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

 For All Saints’ Sunday on November 5,  2017.  

Rev. 7:(2-8) 9-17

I John 3:1-3

Matt. 5:1-12

 

The Sermon on the Mount

 

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

 

The Beatitudes

2 And 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.

12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

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

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

 

   Attendance from  October 29

CR  84,  70 communed                 MA  14,   11 communed

                                                         

 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 form 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.

         

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, November 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be  Set Your Minds on Things Above  This study is found on page 20 of the Fall 2017 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE CLASS: 

Beginning Sunday, November 12 the Sunday morning Adult Bible Class will be studying the minor prophets (books of the Bible).  We look forward to seeing you there at 8:00 a.m. 

 

 TRINITY’S 90TH ANNIVERSARY: 

Trinity would like to celebrate the 90th anniversary of our church which is next year.  If you would like to be on a committee to put a few activities together please contact Julie Lang.

 

 

HONORING OUR VETERANS: Next Sunday,  November 12, we will honor our veterans with a reception following the church service in Creston.   Please bring pictures and memorabilia of members of your family who have served our country, either presently or in the past.  A table will be set up in the fellowship hall to display these items.  Please place your pictures and/or other items on the table before the church service and you may take them home with you after the reception.  Everyone is invited to join us to honor our veterans.  If you have questions contact Joyce Kruse.

 


MISSIONS

 

 BIBLE STICKS FOR THE MILITARY:   At our November 12 reception for our veterans, a  Bible Stick will also be displayed.  A Bible Stick is an audio device of the New Testament and selected Psalms that a military person can listen to even out in the field.  Each device costs $25.00.   A special offering will be collected that day for anyone who would like to contribute to this very worthy cause.       From the Mission Board

  

                           

Thank you to all who could attend the very interesting presentation on Tuesday, October 24th by Deaconess Christel Neuendorf.  She spoke for about an hour after a light lunch was served.  Trinity supports Christel and her husband, James who are missionaries in the Dominican Republic.  A  free will offering for $383.00 was collected for Christel.  We will continue to keep them in our prayers that God would protect them while they are spreading His gospel in foreign lands.    From the Mission Board           

                              

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday November 5

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kenna Tomas

Ushers in November:  (CR) Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in November:  (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                         

                                             

              

      

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

October 29, 2017 Reformation Sunday

posted Oct 26, 2017, 10:02 AM by Linda Hadley

                       This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 29     Reformation Sunday with Holy Communion in

                           Creston and Mt. Ayr

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

 

Mon., Oct. 30   8:30 am        Preschool

                         12:30 pm       Preschool

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

 

 Tues., Oct. 31   500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                                         

Wed., Nov. 1      All Saints’ Day

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                            7:30 pm        Elders Meeting

 

Thurs., Nov. 2      8:30 am      Preschool

                              9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

                              3:15 pm      Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

 

Sat., Nov. 4           9:00 am    Altar Guild Cleaning (CR)

 “Fall Back”   Set your clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight due to the end of Daylight Saving Time.

 

Sun., Nov. 5     All Saint’ Sunday with Holy Communion in

                           Creston and Mt. Ayr

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          

                                Prayer List

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

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Jack Yearous; Bertha Jensen

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

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,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

 For Reformation Sunday on October 29,  2017.  

Rev. 14:6-7

Rom. 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.

 Matthew 11:12-19English Standard Version (ESV)

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

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ 19 The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.”

 

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

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

 Attendance from  October 22

CR   59, 53 communed                MA  20

                                                         

 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 form 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.

           

VOTERS MEETING:  The quarterly voters’ meeting will be held TODAY, October 29, at 1:00 pm in the fellowship hall in Creston.  Those who live closer to the Mt. Ayr location may meet at the church there to participate in the meeting via Skype.  Included  on the agenda is the election of officers and board members for 2018,.  A list of proposed officers and board members is found on an insert in today’s bulletin. 


Tuesday, October 31, will be the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.    The next day, November 1, will be All Saints’ Day.   We will celebrate the Festival of All Saints’ Day on Sunday, November 5, with holy communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr.

 

Thank You to the members of Trinity for your thoughts and prayers during my recent recovery.

                                         From Cathy Dryden


 ALTAR GUILD CLEANING:   The altar guild (CR) will meet on Saturday, November 4, at 9:00 a.m. to clean.

 

 Trinity’s 90th :Trinity would like to celebrate the 90th anniversary of our church which is next year.  If you would like to be on a committee to put a few activities together please contact Julie Lang.

HONORING OUR VETERANS: On Sunday, November 12, we will honor our veterans with a reception following the church service in Creston.   Please bring pictures and memorabilia of members of your family who have served our country, either presently or in the past.  A table will be set up in the fellowship hall to display these items.  Please place your pictures and/or other items on the table before the church service and you may take them home with you after the reception.  Everyone is invited to join us to honor our veterans.  If you have questions contact Joyce Kruse.

 

BIBLE STICKS FOR THE MILITARY:   At our November 12 reception for our veterans, a  Bible Stick will also be displayed.  A Bible Stick is an audio device of the New Testament and selected Psalms that a military person can listen to even out in the field.  Each device costs $25.00.   A special offering will be collected that day for anyone who would like to contribute to this very worthy cause. 

                           From the Mission Board 


                  MISSIONS


9th ANNUAL IOWAY BANQUET:  The 9th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 4 in Ft. Dodge.  An insert with all the details was included in last Sunday’s bulletin.   If you need another copy, some extras are on the table in the narthex.  Please note that if you plan to attend that you will need to make a reservation early this week so that the committee can plan food for the guests.   Information for the RSVP is on the information sheet.

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday October 29

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Sharon Eklund & Julie Lang

 

Acolyte:  (CR) Kate Foglesong   Crucifer: Jacob Rutz

      

Ushers in October:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Phil Wardenbutg

 

Elders on Duty in October:  (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

                                             

              

      

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

October 22, 2017 The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 19, 2017, 10:02 AM by Linda Hadley

                                 This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 22     8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service (MA)

                            Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

                           12:00-9:00    FH in use (CR)     

                            4:00 pm       Circuit Reformation Service at St.  Paul’s  in Clarinda, IA

                            6:00 pm       Preschool’s Harvest Celebration in FH (CR)

 

Mon., Oct. 23      8:30 am       Preschool

                         12:30 pm        Preschool

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

 

 Tues., Oct. 24    6:30 am       Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          11:30 pm       Lunch with special guest, Deacones Crystal Neuendorf  in FH (CR)

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                            6:30 pm       Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                                                

Wed., Oct. 25      8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            3:15 pm       Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

                           

 

Thurs., Oct. 26   Fellowship Hall in use all day by Matura (CR)

                               8:30 am       Preschool

                              9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

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

 

Sun., Oct. 29     Reformation Sunday with Holy Communion in

                           Creston and Mt. Ayr

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

                                           

    Prayer List

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

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

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,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

For The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost on October 22,  2017. 

Is. 45:1-7

I Thess. 1:1-10

Matt. 22:15-22

Paying Taxes to Caesar

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

 

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

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

Attendance from  October 15

CR     82              MA  11  & Holy Communion 11

                                                         

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you jointed 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 form 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.

           

FACES OF THE REFORMATION:  

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


CIRCUIT REFORMATION SERVICE:  TODAY, October 22, a Reformation service for the whole circuit will be held at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Clarinda, Iowa.   The church is located at 2463 IA-2. All are invited to attend.                               

       

TRINITY PRESCHOOL’S HARVEST CELEBRATION;   The annual Preschool Harvest Celebration will be held in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. TODAY, Sunday, October 22.  The preschoolers will perform songs that they have learned this fall.  The congregation is welcome to attend.


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WHAT THE ALTAR GUILD DOES?

Come to our no obligation annual meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  We will meet with Pastor Rutz in the Nave/Sanctuary in Creston 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.


TRINITY’S 90TH ANNIVERSARY:  Trinity would like to celebrate the 90th anniversary of our church which is next year.  If you would like to be on a committee to put a few activities together please contact Julie Lang.

 

HONORING OUR VETERANS: On Sunday, November 12, we will honor our veterans with a reception following the church service in Creston.   Please bring pictures and memorabilia of members of your family who have served our country, either presently or in the past.  A table will be set up in the fellowship hall to display these items.  Please place your pictures and/or other items on the table before the church service and you may take them home with you after the reception.  Everyone is invited to join us to honor our veterans.  If you have questions contact Joyce Kruse.

 

READS PROGRAM:  The Creston Schools are in need of more volunteers who desire to read with 1st grade students.   More information is on the table in the narthex (CR) if you are interested in helping.

 

                                MISSIONS

 

DEACONESS CHRISTEL NEUENDORF  will be speaking with us on Tuesday, October 24th in the fellowship hall shortly before the Life Light class at 1:00.  We will have soup and sandwiches at 11:30, with her presentation to follow shortly after that.  Trinity supports Christel  and her husband, James as they serve as missionaries in Latin America.  We invite all who can come to have a bowl of soup and a sandwich and hear Christel share their missionary life and how the Lord has blessed them and their work.         From the Mission Board.

 

9TH ANNUAL IOWAY BANQUET:   On Saturday, November 4, the 9th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.   An insert is included in today’s bulletin with information about the banquet.  Please note that if you plan to attend, you will need to send or phone in an RSVP so that the committee can plan food for the guests.   All of the information is on the insert.

 

 

Thanks to all of you for the cards and well wishes we received for our wedding anniversary.  God bless our many friends.  Eddie & Bert Ehm


      Serving At Trinity

Sunday October 22

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

 

Acolyte:  (CR) Holden Hanson

      

Ushers in October:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Phil Wardenbutg

 

Elders on Duty in October:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          

              

      

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

October 15, 2017 The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 13, 2017, 7:24 AM by Linda Hadley

                        This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 15     Caring for Your Neighbor Sunday-Food Bank

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          1:00-4:00       FH in use (CR)     

                            4:00 pm       Life Care Clinic Benefit Gospel

                                                Concert in FH (CR)

 

Mon., Oct. 16      8:30 am       Preschool

                         12:30 pm       Preschool

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

 

 Tues., Oct. 17    6:30 am      Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                            9:00 am       Handy Helpers Quiilting Group

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                            6:30 pm       Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                         

Wed., Oct. 18      8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

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

                            7:30 pm       Council Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Thurs., Oct. 19     8:30 am       Preschool

                             9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

 

Fri., Oct 20         8:00-2:00 FH in use by Matura (CR)

 

Sun., Oct. 22      8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

                           12:00-9:00    FH in use (CR)     

                            4:00 pm        Circuit Reformation Service at St. 

                                                 Paul’s  in Clarinda, IA

                   6:00 pm      Preschool’s Harvest Celebration in FH (CR)


Prayer List

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

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

 

For The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost on October 15,  2017.  

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Isaiah 25:6-9

Phil. 4:4-13

Matt. 22:1-14

 The Parable of the Wedding Feast

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

 

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

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

 Attendance from  October 8

CR   80    Holy Communion  69                 MA  19

                                                         

 LIFE TOGETHER

VISITORS:  We are so glad you jointed 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 form 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.   The church phone number is 641-782-5095.

           

FACES OF THE REFORMATION

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


CELEBRATING THE REFORMATION:  This afternoon, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. a special Reformation celebration will be held at Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University.  There will be a freewill offering.  The celebration will feature Dr. Paul Maier, Simon Estes, and a visit from “Katie and Martin Luther”.  This program is sponsored by Memorial Lutheran Church and Student Center in Ames, IA.  

 

Circuit Reformation Service:  Next Sunday, October 22, a Reformation service for the whole circuit will be held at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Clarinda, Iowa.   The church is located at 2463 IA-2. All are invited to attend.                               

       

Trinity Preschool’s Harvest CelebrationThe annual Preschool Harvest Celebration will be held in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22.  The preschoolers will perform songs that they have learned this fall.  The congregation is welcome to attend. 


Trinity’s 90th :  Trinity would like to celebrate the 90th anniversary of our church which is next year.  If you would like to be on a committee to put a few activities together please contact Julie Lang.


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WHAT THE ALTAR GUILD DOES?

Come to our no obligation annual meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  We will meet with Pastor Rutz in the Nave/Sanctuary in Creston 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.

 

HONORING OUR VETERANS: On Sunday, November 12, we will honor our veterans with a reception following the church service in Creston.   Please bring pictures and memorabilia of members of your family who have served our country, either presently or in the past.  A table will be set up in the fellowship hall to display these items.  Please place your pictures and/or other items on the table before the church service and you may take them home with you after the reception.  Everyone is invited to join us to honor our veterans.  If you have questions contact Joyce Kruse.

 

 

MISSIONS


THANK YOU:  The Mission Board would like to thank everyone who attended the Pastor and family potluck on Sunday.  It was great to see so many of you there and so much food!  Thank you all for letting  Pastor and his family know how much we really appreciate them.  We are very blessed. 

 

BENEFIT CONCERT TODAY:  The 2nd annual benefit concert for the Lc (Life Care) Clinic will be held TODAY, Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.  It will be held in the Trinity Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall in Creston. Performing Southern Gospel music will be soloist Phil Hague and the group Ambassadors of Grace. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Clinic.  The Lc Clinic is a non-profit pregnancy resource center which offers free and confidential medical services to west central Iowa.

All are invited to attend.


Deaconess Christel Neuendorf will be speaking with us on Tuesday, October 24th in the fellowship hall shortly before the Life Light class at 1:00.  We will have soup and sandwiches at 11:30, with her presentation to follow shortly after that.  Trinity supports Christel  and her husband, James as they serve as missionaries in Latin America.  We invite all who can come to have a bowl of soup and a sandwich and hear Christel share their missionary life and how the Lord has blessed them and their work.           From the Mission Board.

 

Dear Trinity Family:

Julie, the boys, 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 cake, 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,

The Rutz Family


Serving At Trinity

Sunday October 15

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Elizabeth Hadley

Ushers in October:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Phil Wardenbutg

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                             

              

      

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

October 8, 2017 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 6, 2017, 8:58 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Oct. 8       Pastor Appreciation Sunday

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service /HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service(MA)

                     After church       Youth Confirmation Class (MA)       

                           4:30  pm       Pastor & Family Appreciation Potluck

               After the potluck      Preschool Board Meeting

 

Mon., Oct. 9       NO PRESCHOOL CLASSES TODAY due to

                             The teachers attending a mandatory meeting 

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

                           

 Tues., Oct. 10     6:30 am      Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                                 

Wed., Oct. 11      8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            3:15 pm       Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

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

 

Thurs., Oct. 12    8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Oct. 15     Caring for Your Neighbor Sunday-Food Bank

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            1:00-4:00     FH in use (CR)     

                             4:00 pm      Life Care Clinic Benefit Gospel

                                                Concert in FH (CR)

              

   Prayer List

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

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

 

For The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost on October 8,  2017.  

Isaiah 5:1-7

Phil. 3:4b-14

Matt. 21:33-46

33 “Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. 34 When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. 35 And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. 37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39 And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:  “‘The stone that the builders rejected  has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord's doing,  and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. 44 And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”

45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. 46 And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet.


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

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

Attendance from  October 1

CR   91                  MA  21     HC 17


LIFE TOGETHER

VISITORS:  We are so glad you jointed 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 form 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.


The flowers on the altar (Creston) are given in thanksgiving to God for the many blessings he has given to Eddie and Bert Ehm during their 60 years of marriage.  Their anniversary was on October 6.  The flowers were given by their children and grandchildren. 

Dear Trinity Lutheran Church Family:  We are so grateful for your prayers and support since Paula’s surgery.  Your kindness will long be remembered.  God bless each one. From Charlie and Paula Bowman

 

PASTOR  AND FAMILY APPRECIATION POTLUCK:  All are invited to join together TONIGHT, Sunday, October 8 for a congregational potluck supper in honor of Pastor Appreciation Sunday.  Bring a favorite potluck food to share.  Come around 4:30 to get food organized ready with eating to begin at 5:00.  Please come and join together for this special evening.           

                         From The Mission Board


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, October 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be "Serve the Lord with Gladness” on page 24 of the Fall 2017 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.


ARE YOU INTERESTED in what the Altar Guild does?  Come to our no obligation annual meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  We will meet with Pastor Rutz in the Nave/Sanctuary in Creston 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.

Trinity’s 90th :Trinity would like to celebrate the 90th anniversary of our church which is next year.  If you would like to be on a committee to put a few activities together please contact Julie Lang.

 

MISSIONS

FREEWILL  DOOR OFFERING TODAY FOR LCMS HURRICANE RELIEF:  Today, October 8, we will have a special freewill offering for the hurricane and other disaster relief efforts that will be given through LCMS World Relief and Human Care.  If your prefer to write a check, it may be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church but in the memo part of your check be sure to jot down that it’s for Hurricane Relief.   One check from our congregation as a whole will be sent to this mission outreach.   An offering plate for this mission project will be by the door, in the back of the church, as you leave this morning’s service.


THANK YOU:  The LWML ladies would like to extend a very huge thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make our LWML Sunday a very special day.  We, again, had a tremendous response to the baked goods and craft items.   It was wonderful to have so many people stay for fellowship.  The MITE offering was over $1,100.00, which exceeded last year's offering.  From this offering, 25% will be sent for national grants, while the 75% will stay here locally for the district grants.  The date of October 7, 2018 has already been scheduled for next year's LWML Sunday.  To God Be The Glory for a fantastic day last Sunday! There are a few items left for sale on the table in the corner of the narthex.  The free will offering can be put into the large MITE box that is also on the table.

 From all the Creston LWML ladies.


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

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

 FACES OF THE REFORMATION

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


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

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday October 8

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Haylee Brown

Ushers in October:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Phil Wardenbutg

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

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

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

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

October 1, 2017 The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and LWML Sunday

posted Sep 28, 2017, 8:25 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 1       LWML Sunday

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

Mon., Oct. 2       8:30 am      Preschool  

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                           

Tues., Oct. 3      6:30 am      Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                            6:30 pm       Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

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

                  

Wed., Oct. 4       8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                           

Thurs., Oct. 5     8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Oct. 8       Pastor Appreciation Sunday

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service /HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service(MA)

                     After church       Youth Confirmation Class (MA)       

                           4:30  pm       Pastor & Family Appreciation Potluck

               After the potluck      Preschool Board Meeting

      

Prayer List

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

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

 

Readings for The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost on October 1,  2017.  

Ezek. 18:1-4, 25-32

Phil. 2:1-4 (5-13), 14-16

Matt. 21:23-27 (28-32)

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

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

 

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

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

Attendance from  September 24

CR  90, 73 communed                    MA  18

                                                         

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

Flowers on the altar (Creston) are in honor of  LWML Sunday.  To God be the glory!

 

60TH ANNIVERSARY CARD SHOWER:  In celebration of Eddie and Bert Ehm’s 60th wedding anniversary on October 6, 2017, their children would like to honor them with a card shower.  Cards of congratulations may be sent to them at 2441 Minnow Avenue, Afton, IA  50830. 


RACHEL CIRCLE will meet on Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00 at the home of Julie Lang, 1305 Clayton Rd.


PASTOR  & FAMILY APPRECIATION POTLUCK:  Set aside next Sunday  evening , October 8 for a congregational potluck supper in honor of Pastor Appreciation Month.  Bring a favorite potluck food to share.  Come around 4:30 to get food organized ready with eating to begin at 5:00.  This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.

                                              From The Mission Board


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

 

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

 

MISSIONS


LWML SUNDAY: Today is Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Sunday.  Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman's identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christion women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service.  Now is our time to "Be Ready to Confess! faithfully and boldly of Christ's redemptive work for us and for all the world."

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

 

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


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


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

 

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

              From The Mission Board

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday October 1

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kenna TomasUshers in October:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Phil Wardenbutg

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 24, 2017 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 25, 2017, 10:47 AM by Linda Hadley

                         This Week at Trinity

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

                            9:00 am        Divine Service /HC(CR)

                          10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am        Divine Service (MA)

                Right after church in Mt. Ayr    Youth Confirmation Class

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

                              St.  Afton  (See announcements for more details.)

 

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

                           Des Moines

      8:30 am       Preschool  

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

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

 

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

                            Des Moines

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

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                   

Wed., Sept. 27   8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                           

 

Thurs., Sept. 28  8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

 

 

Sun., Oct. 1       LWML Sunday

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:00 am        LWML Bake/Craft Sale

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

             

  Prayer List

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

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

 

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

Isaiah 55:6-9

Phil. 1: 12-14, 19-30

Matt. 20:1-16

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

 

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

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

Attendance from September 17

 CR  80                                 MA  8    H/C6

                                                         

 

 LIFE TOGETHER


                                HAVE FUN THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

FACES OF THE REFORMATION

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


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

                     MISSIONS

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


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

                                                            

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


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


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

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sun September 24

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kate Foglesong

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

September 17, 2017 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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


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

Genesis 50:15-21

Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35

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


 Serving At Trinity

Sun September 17

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Holden Hanson

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

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

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

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


This Week at Trinity

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

                            8:00  am      Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00  am      Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00  am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                           10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                          10:45  am      Divine Service/HC (MA) 

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

Mon., Sept. 18   8:30 am       Preschool  

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

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

                            8:30 am       Preschool

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

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

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

                             6:30 pm      Bible Study in Mt. Ayr  

Wed., Sept. 20   8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

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

                            7:30 pm      Council Meeting in FH (CR)

 Thurs., Sept. 21 8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm      Preschool

                             1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel

 

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

                            9:00 am       Divine Service /HC(CR)

                          10:00 am       Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

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

                         10:45  am       Divine Service (MA)

                Right after church in Mt. Ayr    Youth Confirmation Class

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

                              St.  Afton  (See announcements for more details.)

 

     Prayer List

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

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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


 

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

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

   Attendance from September 10

 CR    61, 60 communed               MA  20

                                                         

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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

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

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

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

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

FACES OF THE REFORMATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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