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October 21, 2018 The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

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

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

Ecclesiastes 5:10-20

Hebrews 4:113 (14-16)

Mark 10:23-31

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

 

Prayer List

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

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

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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


               This Week at Trinity

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

                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                       After church    Youth confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

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

                              4:00 pm     Circuit Reformation Service in Clarinda

 

Mon., Oct. 22    8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

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

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

                           

Wed., Oct. 24       8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:30 pm   Youth confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

                                                     

Thurs., Oct. 25     8:30 am    Preschool

                               9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sun.,  Oct. 28   Reformation Sunday

                   Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

               8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service /HC(MA)

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

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


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

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

Attendance from October 14,  2018

Creston:   80   and 72 communed                     Mt. Ayr     20 


Serving At Trinity      Sunday, October 21

 

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

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

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

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

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


                      LIFE TOGETHER

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

 

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


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

 

FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL

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


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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 From the "90 Years of Blessings" Anniversary Committee

 

     

                                     MISSIONS

 

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


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

 

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

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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October 14, 2018 The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

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

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

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

Hebrews 3:12-19

Mark 10:17-22

 

The Rich Young Man

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

 

 This Week at Trinity

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

                              9:00 am    Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                            10:00 am    Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00 am    Divine Service (MA)

                              3:00 pm    Choir rehearsal in Clarinda              

                              6:00 pm    Preschool Board Mtg. in FH

 

Mon., Oct. 15     8:30 am    Preschool

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

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

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                              9;00 am     Handy Helpers quilting

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

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

                              6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                 

Wed., Oct. 17      8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm    Preschool

                              6:30 pm    All boards meet

                              7:30 pm    Council Meeting

                                                    

Thurs., Oct. 18   8:30 am    Preschool

                              9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

 

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

                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                      After church youth confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

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

                              4:00 pm    Circuit Reformation Service in Clarinda

                                                    

    Prayer List

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

 

 

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

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

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

 

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

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

Attendance from October 7,  2018

Creston:   79                     Mt. Ayr     12           Communed  10


Serving At Trinity

Sunday,  October 14

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

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

 

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


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

November 18th, with a special Divine Worship Service at

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

       From the "90 Years of Blessings" Committ      

 

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


FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL

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

  

 

           

 

MISSIONS

 

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

                           From the LWML ladies. 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

                        

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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

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

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

Genesis 2:18-25

Hebrews 2:1-13 (14-18)

 

 

Mark 10:2-16

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

 Jesus Calls Levi

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

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


This Week at Trinity

Sun.,  Oct. 7         LWML Sunday

                              8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am    Divine Service  (CR)

                            10:00 am    Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

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

                            11:00  am   Divine Service/HC(MA)

                       After church   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

 

Mon., Oct. 8     8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

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

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

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

                                 

Wed., Oct. 10     8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

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

                         

Thurs., Oct. 11   8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

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

                             7:00 pm    Altar Guild Meeting in Creston

 

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

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/ HC(CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00  am    Divine Service (MA)

                              3:00 pm     Choir rehearsal in Clarinda              

                              4:00 pm    Youth Group Hayride (tentative)

                               6:00 pm    Preschool Board Mtg. in FH


Serving At Trinity

Sunday,  October 7

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

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

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

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

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

 



Prayer List

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

Hospitalized:  Norm Schroeder

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

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

 

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

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

Attendance from September 30,  2018

Creston: 67      communed  59                  Mt. Ayr   12    communed 10

 


 LIFE TOGETHER

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


Trinity Lutheran Church to Host Benefit Concert.

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

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

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

All are invited to attend the free concert..


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


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

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

 

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


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


ARE YOU INTERESTED in what the Altar Guild does?

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

 

MISSIONS

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

 

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

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

                     

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

September 30, 2018 The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 27, 2018, 7:30 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sept. 30,  2018.

Numbers 11:4-6,10-16-24-29     

James 5:(1-12) 13-20

 

Mark 9:38-50

Anyone Not Against Us Is for Us

38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40 For the one who is not against us is for us. 41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ will by no means lose his reward.

Temptations to Sin

42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, 48 ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ 49 For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

 

 This Week at Trinity

Sun., Sept. 30     Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                              8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/HC  (CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            11:00 am     Divine Service/HC(MA)

                        After church    Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

 

Mon., Oct. 1    8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

Tues., Oct. 2    6:30 am    Early Risers Bible Study

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

                            6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                            7:00 pm     Rachel Circle

       

Wed., Oct. 3      8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             7:30 pm    Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

                         

Thurs., Oct. 4    8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

 

 

Sun.,  Oct. 7         LWML Sunday

                              8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/ (CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

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

                            11:00  am    Divine Service/HC(MA)

                         After church   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

                             

 

 Prayer List

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

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

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

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

 

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

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

Attendance from September 23, 2018

Creston:    73,    63 communed                     Mt. Ayr   25


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, September 30

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

Ushers in September:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Rick Hadley, Norm Schroeder, Jim Hagen

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

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown, Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR) Mike & Janette Lang

 


LIFE TOGETHER

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

 

Thank You to  everyone who supported Paula during this last year of treatments, E.R. visits and hospitalizations.  Your thoughts, prayers and card were greatly appreciated and a source of encouragement to her.  Special thanks to everyone who helped with the funeral service, sent cards and gave their support to me through this difficult time.  I am overwhelmed at the amount of care and support you have expressed to me.  Your prayers were definitely felt.  I thank God for each and every one of you.                          From Charlie Bowman


Mt. Ayr Service Time Change:  Please note that Mt. Ayr’s service time has been changed  to 11:00 a.m.


Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale and TODAY IS THE LAST DAY.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    Information sheets are available on the table in the narthex.

 

Come and Celebrate LWML Sunday-Lutheran Women in Mission next Sunday, October 7th.  A special worship service is being planned to celebrate all that God has done through the LWML. The theme is "Our Rest in a Changing World" based on Psalm 62:1-8.  God is our rock and salvation.  His firm foundation enables us to reach out into a changing world in need of the Gospel.  We support missions around the world through sacrificial gifts of mites, offerings, and tireless service.   Please join us afterwards in the fellowship hall for refreshments that will feature a lot of delicious baked goods and hot apple cider.  A craft and bake sale will be going on at the same time. All monies taken in that day will go towards the National and District Mission Grants.  We hope all will be able to attend this very special day

 

Bake/Craft Sale:  Ladies, there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to list what you plan to bring for our LWML special  worship service on October 7th, "Our Rest in a Changing World".   We will be serving refreshments afterwards, like we have in the past.  This gives everyone a general idea of what will be brought so we can have a variety of different baked goods.  


Trinity Lutheran Church to  host Benefit Concert.

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

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

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

All are invited to attend the free concert..



ARE YOU INTERESTED in what the Altar Guild does?

Come to our no obligation annual meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

We will meet with Pastor Rutz in the Nave/Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m.

Please join with the members of the Altar Guild for review and training in this

important way to serve the Lord. Both men and women are welcome.

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


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

 

 Calling All Singers: A joint choir drawn from all the churches in the SW Circuit is being organized to sing at the Circuit Reformation Service, which will be held at St. Paul, Clarinda, on October 21. Directing the choir will be the esteemed Dr. J. Gordon Christensen, and it will be accompanied by a brass ensemble and timpani.  There will be a choir practice at St. Paul beginning 3:00 pm October 14th.  If you wish to participate, let your pastor know so that music can be provided to you prior to the practice session.    If you wish to sing, please sign up on a sheet  found on the table in the narthex.   Sign up by October 7 so that Pastor can phone in the order for music.


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

 

 

MISSIONS


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

 

Thank You;  Matura sent a thank you for the recent donation of items for the food pantry.   There is always a need for toiletry items, too.  The third Sunday of each month is designated as Food Bank Day but donations may be brought at any time and placed in the box below the table in the narthex. 

  

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

September 23, 2018 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 24, 2018, 11:00 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sept. 23,  2018.

Jeremiah 11:18-20     James 3:13-4:10   

Mark 9:30-37     Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

14 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. 16 And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17 And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. 18 And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” 19 And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” 20 And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21 And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” 25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29 And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

 

       This Week at Trinity

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

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/HC  (CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

 

Mon., Sept. 24 Pastor at IDW Pastors’ Conf. Sept. 24-25 in Des Moines

              8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

Tues., Sept. 25   Pastor at IDW Pastors’ Conference in Des Moines

                  6:30 am    Early Risers Bible Study

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)  

                                    

Wed., Sept. 26    Pastor at Circuit Visitor Meeting in Des Moines

                             8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             

Thurs., Sept. 27  8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Sept. 29        9:00 a.m.  LWML Southwest Circuit Fall Rally in Fellowship hall in Creston

 

Sun., Sept. 30     Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                              8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/HC  (CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            10:45 am     Divine Service/HC(MA)

                            After church  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr


Prayer List

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

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Amanda Rotert;

Oliver Gish; Ed Rotert; Billy Jones

                                                                                                                         

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

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


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

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

Attendance from September 16, 2018

Creston: 68                   Mt. Ayr   13        13 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 from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

 

 

4th ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

MT AYR – TRINITY – invites CRESTON – TRINITY

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf, not a problem, you can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  This will be fun time for kids of all ages from 1 – 91!  See you there!

WHEN:  TODAY, Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: 2572 210th STREET AFTON, IOWA -  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 on SOUTH (right) side of road.  Approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING – Hot dogs and buns and fixin’s for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available, however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along. 

 

 

LifeLight Bible Study We have changed the starting time for the Monday class.  We will now begin at 6:30 p.m.  This is a change from earlier announcements.  Our Tuesday class will begin at 1:00 p.m. as originally scheduled.  Each week the same material will be presented on Mondayand Tuesday.  You may attend either class each week.  It is not too late to begin this study on the Book of Acts.  You are invited to join us.  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.


Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.

 

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

 

LWML Celebration on Sunday, October 7, 2018

Based upon Psalm 62:1-8, the theme chosen for LWML Sunday 2018 is "Our Rest in a Changing World."  LWML Sunday is celebrated annually in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) churches.  Come celebrate LWML Sunday on October 7, 2018.  Watch for more information about the LWML and becoming involved in reaching others with the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

Bake/Craft Sale:  Ladies, there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex to list what you plan to bring for our LWML special  worship service on October 7th, "Our Rest in a Changing World".   We will be serving refreshments afterwards, like we have in the past.  This gives everyone a general idea of what will be brought so we can have a variety of different baked goods.  

 

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

 

Calling All Singers: A joint choir drawn from all the churches in the SW Circuit is being organized to sing at the Circuit Reformation Service, which will be held at St. Paul, Clarinda, on October 21. Directing the choir will be the esteemed Dr. J. Gordon Christensen, and it will be accompanied by a brass ensemble and timpani.  There will be a choir practice at St. Paul beginning 3:00 pm October 14th.  If you wish to participate, let Pastor know so that music can be provided to you prior to the practice session.    If you wish to sing, please sign up on a sheet  found on the table in the narthex.   Sign up by October 7 so that Pastor can phone in the order for music.


LWML Southwest Zone Fall Rally Saturday, September 29, 2018

9:00 a.m. Registration - $5.00

9:15 a.m. Brunch - $5.00

Pastor Mark and Ruth Gerken speaking on

their Ethiopian Mission to that country

Ingathering: Newborn items for the LC Clinic

Baby Bundles     

 Creston and Mt Ayr Ladies-Please keep in mind the Zone Rally this Saturday.  It should be an inspiring morning of devotions and spiritual uplifting with a presentation from Pastor Mark and Ruth Gerken.  Hope to see many of you there.        


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, September 23

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

Ushers in September:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Rick Hadley, Norm Schroeder, Jim Hagen

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

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown, Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR) Mike & Janette Lang

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

September 16, 2018 The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 13, 2018, 8:19 AM by Linda Hadley   [ updated Sep 24, 2018, 11:11 AM ]

For the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sept. 16,  2018.

Isaiah 50:4-10                    James 3:1-12

Mark 9:14-29

Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit

14 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15 And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. 16 And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17 And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. 18 And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” 19 And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” 20 And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21 And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22 And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” 25 And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26 And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28 And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29 And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”

 

 This Week at Trinity

Sun., Sept. 16  Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                              8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                            10:00 am    Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

                   5:00 pm    Youth Group Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Mon., Sept. 17    8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool

                               6:30 pm      Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

Tues., Sept. 18   6:30 am    Early Risers Bible Study

                             8:30 am     Preschool

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

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)  

                             6:30 pm    Bible Study in Mt. Ayr 

       

Wed., Sept. 19     8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:30 pm     All boards meet

                             7:30 pm     Council Meeting

                            

Thurs., Sept. 20  8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Sept. 22   Ayr Days in Mt. Ayr—-Trinity will have an information

                          booth there.

 

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

                              9:00 am     Divine Service/HC  (CR)

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                             

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Amanda Rotert; Oliver Gish

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

Marriage:  In our prayers we remember Dorian and McKenzie (Barnett) Petersen who were married on September 8.  They reside in Nebraska.

 

 Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at

(641-782-5095)   Ext. 3   If he is not available at the time of your call, you may leave your name, phone number, and he will return your call.

Pastor’s email is:     pastor@trinitycreston.org

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

 

Email Address for the Office Assistant

lhadley@trinitycreston.org

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

 

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

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

Attendance from September 9, 2018

Creston:  79,    72 communed                        Mt. Ayr   19


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, September 16

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

Ushers in September:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Rick Hadley, Norm Schroeder, Jim Hagen

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

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown, Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR) Mike & Janette Lang

    

                                                                     LIFE TOGETHER

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

 

Sunday School Classes will begin TODAY, September 16 at 10:00.

 

A Youth Group Meeting will be held THIS EVENING, Sunday, September 16 at 5:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.  They will have a Bible study, games, supper and s’mores by the fire pit.  Leaders will supply hamburgers, hot dogs and buns.  Kids are asked to bring chips, sides or things for the s’mores.  Please reply to Sara Hadley or Jen Foglesong and let them know what you will bringing so that not everyone brings the same thing.  They also plan to discuss the district gatherings that will be held this fall and the national youth gathering that will be held next summer.  We hope to see you there!

 

LifeLight Bible Study We have changed the starting time for the Monday class.  We will now begin at 6:30 p.m.  This is a change from earlier announcements.  Our Tuesday class will begin at 1:00 p.m. as originally scheduled.  Each week the same material will be presented on Mondayand Tuesday.  You may attend either class each week.  It is not too late to begin this study on the Book of Acts.  You are invited to join us.  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

 

4th ANNUAL  TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

MT AYR – TRINITY – invites CRESTON – TRINITY

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf, not a problem, you can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  This will be fun time for kids of all ages from 1 – 91!  See you there!

WHEN:  Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: 2572 210th STREET AFTON, IOWA -  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 on SOUTH (right) side of road.  Approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING – Hot dogs and buns and fixin’s for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available, however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along. 

Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale for one more week, ending September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.

 

LWML Celebration on Sunday, October 7, 2018

Based upon Psalm 62:1-8, the theme chosen for LWML Sunday 2018 is "Our Rest in a Changing World."  LWML Sunday is celebrated annually in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) churches.  Come celebrate LWML Sunday on October 7, 2018.  Watch for more information about the LWML and becoming involved in reaching others with the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

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

 

Calling All Singers: A joint choir drawn from all the churches in the SW Circuit is being organized to sing at the Circuit Reformation Service, which will be held at St. Paul, Clarinda, on October 21. Directing the choir will be the esteemed Dr. J. Gordon Christensen, and it will be accompanied by a brass ensemble and timpani.  There will be a choir practice at St. Paul beginning 3:00 pm October 14th.  If you wish to participate, let your pastor know so that music can be provided to you prior to the practice session.    If you wish to sing, please sign up on a sheet  found on the table in the narthex.   Sign up by October 7 so that Pastor can phone in the order for music.


                                       MISSIONS

Iowa District West Operation Barnabas will host their 6th annual conference on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Carroll, Iowa.  Speakers will share a variety of ways you and your congregation can help veterans and our current military.  Learn about the history and future of Operation Barnabas.  Watch for more information coming to your church soon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

  

 

 

September 9, 2018 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 6, 2018, 10:05 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sept. 9,  2018.

 Isaiah 35:4-7a

James 2:1-10,  14-18

 Mark 7: 31-37

 31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. 33 And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. 36 And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

 

 This Week at Trinity

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

                            9:00 am     Divine Service /HC (CR)

                          10:00 am     Sunday School (CR & MA)

                          10:00 am      Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                            6:00 pm     Preschool Board

 

Mon., Sept. 10  8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            7:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

Tues., Sept. 11  6:30 am    Early Risers Bible Study

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm    Preschool

                            1:00 pm    Lifelight Bible Study (CR)    

       

Wed., Sept. 12     8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:30 pm     Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                              1:30 pm    Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

 

Thurs., Sept. 13   8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Sept. 16  Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                              8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                            10:00 am    Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                             10:45 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            5:00 pm   Youth Group Meeting in FH (CR)

 

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Ed Rotert’s daughter Amanda; Oliver Gish

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

Condolences:   We remember the family of Paula Bowman, who died on August 30.   A memorial service was held at Trinity, Creston, on September 8. 

 

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

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

Attendance from September 2, 2018

Creston:  66                      Mt. Ayr   Not available


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, September 9

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

Ushers in September:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Rick Hadley, Norm Schroeder, Jim Hagen

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

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown, Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR) Mike & Janette Lang


 LIFE TOGETHER

 

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

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin TOMORROW, Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday,  September 11 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the “Book of Acts.”  Dr. Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom…that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Peace Makers  This study is found on page 16 of the Summer 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

Sunday School Classes will begin NEXT SUNDAY, September 16 at 10:00.


A Youth Group Meeting will be held NEXT SUNDAY, September 16 at 5:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.  They will have a Bible study, games, supper and s’mores by the fire pit.  Leaders will supply hamburgers, hot dogs and buns.  Kids are asked to bring chips, sides or things for the s’mores.  Please reply to Sara Hadley or Jen Foglesong and let them know what you will bringing so that not everyone brings the same thing.  They also plan to discuss the district gatherings that will be held this fall and the national youth gathering that will be held next summer.  We hope to see


MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

MT AYR – TRINITY – invites CRESTON – TRINITY

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf, not a problem, you can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  This will be fun time for kids of all ages from 1 – 91!  See you there!

WHEN:  Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: 2572 210th STREET AFTON, IOWA -  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 on SOUTH (right) side of road.  Approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING – Hot dogs and buns and fixin’s for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available, however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along. 

Please join us for the LWML Southwest Zone Fall Rally on Saturday, September 29th with Registration beginning at 9:00 am, with a $5.00 fee.  Brunch, for a cost of $5.00 will be served immediately.  Our Ingathering is items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which are in newborn sizes.  We hope that many of you will be able to come and enjoy a morning of fellowship and spiritual growth with some of our other LWML sisters.   


Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.

 

PHOTOS:  The 90th Anniversary Committee is looking for an enthusiastic individual or individuals who may be interested in taking some photos of members and gathering them into an informal little directory just to have for this year. Please contact Maggie Dory or Julie Lang if you might be interested in this project. Thank you!

 

LWML Sunday

Celebrate Lutheran Women in Mission

 A special worship service is planned for Sunday, October 7, 2018, to celebrate all that God has done through the LWML.  The author of this service, Reverend Ken Henninngs selected the theme, "Our Rest in a Changing World," based upon Psalm 62: 1-8.  Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman's identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christian women to live their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts, tithes, offerings, and tireless service.  Please join us after the service in the fellowship hall-we will be serving lots of yummy baked items and hot apple cider!  There will be a craft and bake sale during this time as well.  All monies collected for MITES will go for District and National Grants. 

 

 

MISSIONS

 

Iowa District West Operation Barnabas will host their 6th annual conference on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Carroll, Iowa.  Speakers will share a variety of ways you and your congregation can help veterans and our current military.  Learn about the history and future of Operation Barnabas.  Watch for more information coming to your church soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

September 2, 2018 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 30, 2018, 9:20 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sept. 2,  2018.  

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9

Ephesians 6:10-20

 

Mark 7:14-23

What Defiles a Person

14 And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: 15 There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” 17 And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

 

                   This Week at Trinity

Sun., Sept., 2    8:00 a.m.  Bible Class  (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                       10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

Mon., Sept. 3     Labor Day—-Office Closed

 

Tues., Sept. 4    6:30 am   Early Risers Bible Study

                          8:30 am   Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                          7:00 pm   Rachel Circle at Becky Hagen’s house 1637 Hwy 25

 

Wed., Sept. 5    12:30 pm  Preschool

                           7:30 pm  Elders Meeting

 

Thurs., Sept. 6   8:30 am   Preschool

                           9:45 a.m. Preschool Chapel

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           1:45 p.m. Preschool Chapel

 

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

                        9:00 am Divine Service /HC (CR)

                      10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      10:45 am Divine Service (MA)

                        6:00 pm Preschool Board


Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Ed Rotert’s daughter Amanda; Oliver Gish; Paula Bowman (hospice care)

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

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

 

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

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

Attendance from August 26, 2018

Creston 71 and  63 communed                 Mt. Ayr 14


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, September 2

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

Ushers in September:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Rick Hadley, Norm Schroeder, Jim Hagen

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

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown, Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR) mike & Janette Lang


 LIFE TOGETHER

 

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

 

Thank You:  We thank Pastor Daryl Tompkins for leading the service in Creston this morning.   And, we thank Pastor Dave Ericksen for leading the service in Mt. Ayr.  

 

EARLY RISERS   will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 4 at 6:30 a.m.  We will resume reading and discussing the Gospel according to St. Matthew.  You are welcome to join us, either regularly or occasionally, for God’s Word, fellowship, coffee and doughnuts. No preparation is required for this Bible study. Feel free to drop in and feed on God’s Word.  There is no charge.  For information contact Mike Lang.

 

Rachel Circle will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4.   They will meet at Becky Hagen’s house, 1637 Hwy 25, Creston.


Sunday School Classes will begin NEXT SUNDAY, September 16 at 10:00.


A Youth Group Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 16 at 5:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.


LifeLight books are available on the table in the Narthex. We begin our study of the Book of Acts on Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m.

As usual the same material will be presented on Tuesday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m.

We invite you to join us.  We welcome both former and new participants.

For information see Janette or Mike Lang. 


 FOURTH ANNUAL TRINITY  MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

MT AYR – TRINITY – invites CRESTON – TRINITY

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf, not a problem, you can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  This will be fun time for kids of all ages from 1 – 91!  See you there!

WHEN:  Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: 2572 210th STREET AFTON, IOWA -  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 on SOUTH (right) side of road.  Approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING – Hot dogs and buns and fixin’s for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available, however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along. 


LWML Fall Rally: Inviting all ladies from Creston and Mt Ayr, to come to the LWML Fall Rally in Creston, on Saturday, Sept 29.  Registration at 9:00 am with a $5.00 fee.  Brunch to follow immediately and the cost is $5.00 with a short program afterwards, featuring Pastor Mark Gerken and his wife Ruth, speaking on Ethiopia.   Everyone is invited whether you have been active in the LWML or not.                      


Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.

PHOTOS:  The 90th Anniversary Committee is looking for an enthusiastic individual or individuals who may be interested in taking some photos of members and gathering them into an informal little directory just to have for this year. Please contact Maggie Dory or Julie Lang if you might be interested in this project. Thank you!

 

 

 MISSIONS

Iowa District West Operation Barnabas will host their 6th annual conference on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Carroll, Iowa.  Speakers will share a variety of ways you and your congregation can help veterans and our current military.  Learn about the history and future of Operation Barnabas.  Watch for more information coming to your church soon!

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

August 26, 2018 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 23, 2018, 11:56 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost on August 26,  2018.  

Isaiah 29:11-19

Ephesians 5:22-33

Mark 7:1-13

7 Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, 4 and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,

“‘This people honors me with their lips,

    but their heart is far from me;

7 in vain do they worship me,

    teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

8 You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”

9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God)— 12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13 thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

 

                           This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Aug. 26    8:00 a.m.   Bible Class  (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.    Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00 a.m.    Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                        10:45 a.m.   Divine Service (MA)

 

Mon., Aug. 27  6:00-8:00 p.m.  Preschool Parent Information Meeting in the FH (CR)

 

Wed.,  Aug. 29   6:30 p.m.  Sunday School/Youth Ed. Planning Mtg in FH(CR)

                            

Thurs., Aug. 30     4:00   Preschool Open House

 

Sat., Sept. 1  Deadline for getting discounted entry fee for the “Shoot for Life” fundraiser for the Lc Clinic.  Refer to entry form for more details.

 

Sun., Sept., 2   8:00 a.m.   Bible Class  (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.    Divine Service (CR) led by Pastor Daryl Tompkins

                       10:00 a.m.    Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                        10:45 a.m.   Divine Service/HC (MA) led by Pastor Dave Ericksen

 

Mon., Sept. 3     Labor Day--Office Closed


Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Amanda Rotert; Oliver Gish; Paula Bowman (hospice care)

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

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

 

Condolences:  We pray for Diane Riley and family at the passing of Diane’s mother, Mary Jones, from Afton.

We also pray for Jo Ehm’s brother Gerry Montgomery and family at the passing of his wife, Sonia.  The Montgomery family lives in New Sharon, IA.

 

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

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

Attendance from  August 19, 2018

Creston   71             Mt. Ayr 16      14 communed


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, August 26

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

Ushers in August:  (CR) Dave Dory, Dennis Brown,Troy Petersen, Kevin Kruse

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

Finance Team in August: (CR) Tom Braymen and Charlie Bowman

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

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

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

PHOTOS:  The 90th Anniversary Committee is looking for an enthusiastic individual or individuals who may be interested in taking some photos of members and gathering them into an informal little directory just to have for this year. Please contact Maggie Dory or Julie Lang if you might be interested in this project. Thank you!


Parents of children in preschool-6th grade:  The summer has flown by and its that time once again!   There will be a Sunday School/Youth Ed planning meeting on Wednesday August 29th at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall.  We will have a short devotion/Bible Study and determine the schedule, course materials, and other topics/concerns.  All interested teachers, volunteers, Board of Ed, and parents of children preschool through 6th grade are invited to attend.                    Hope to see you there!


EARLY RISERS   will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 4 at 6:30 a.m.  We will resume reading and discussing the Gospel according to St. Matthew.  You are welcome to join us, either regularly or occasionally, for God’s Word, fellowship, coffee and doughnuts. No preparation is required for this Bible study. Feel free to drop in and feed on God’s Word.  There is no charge.  For information contact Mike Lang.

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday,  September 11 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the “Book of Acts.”  Dr. Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom…that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

LWML Fall Rally: Inviting all LWML ladies from Creston and Mt Ayr, to come to the Fall Rally in Creston, on Saturday, Sept 29.  Registration at 9:00 am.  Brunch to follow immediately, with a short program afterwards, featuring Pastor Mark Gerken and his wife Ruth, speaking on Ethiopia.   Everyone is invited whether you have been active in the LWML or not.                     

Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.


FOURTH ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

MT AYR – TRINITY – invites CRESTON – TRINITY

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf, not a problem, you can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  This will be fun time for kids of all ages from 1 – 91!  See you there!

WHEN:  Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: 2572 210th STREET AFTON, IOWA -  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 on SOUTH (right) side of road.  Approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING – Hot dogs and buns and fixin’s for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available, however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along.  

 

 

              MISSIONS

 

We received a thank you from Matura Outreach for our continued support.   The card is on the table in the narthex.


Lc Clinic Fundraiser:  The 5th Annual Open Trap Shoot called “Shoot for Life” will be held as a fundraiser for the Life Care Clinic on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance Shooting Range.  It is open to all shooters and all proceeds benefit the Life Care Clinic in Creston.   Information and entry forms can be found on the table in the narthex.  If you have questions, contact Rick Ramaeker at 641-782-5264. 

The deadline for signing up to get a discount on the entry fee is September 1, 2018.

The LWML is requesting donations for items of the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes. In June, when we met briefly, we voted to keep the bundles as an on going project for the Lutheran Women In Missions.  In order to do this, we need all of the following items (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    The long sleeved sleeper is the most difficult item to get, probably because it costs more than some of the other items.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML and write Baby Bundles in the MEMO.  It may be given to Maggie Dory at any time.  A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.   We sincerely thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

August 19, 2018 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 23, 2018, 11:39 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost on August 19,  2018.  

Proverbs 9:1-10  Ephesians 5:6-21          John 6:51-69

51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.60 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62 Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65 And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” 66 After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67 So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of  God.”


                This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Aug. 19 Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank Day

                        8:00 a.m.   Bible Class

                        9:00 a.m.   Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                       10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA) 

Mon., Aug. 20  All Day      Bloodmobile in FH (CR)   

 

Tues., Aug. 21  6:30 p.m.   Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

Sun., Aug. 26  8:00 a.m.   Bible Class  (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.    Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00 a.m.    Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                        10:45 a.m.   Divine Service (MA)


Mon., Aug. 27  6:00 p.m.  Preschool Parent Information Mtg.in FH (CR)

             

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Ed Rotert’s daughter Amanda; Oliver Gish; Doyle Hembry

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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

 

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

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

Attendance from  August 12, 2018

Creston    68     61 communed            Mt. Ayr   17

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday, August 19

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

Ushers in August:  (CR) Dave Dory, Dennis Brown,Troy Petersen, Kevin Kruse

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

Finance Team in August: (CR) Tom Braymen and Charlie Bowman

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

 

               LIFE TOGETHER

 

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

 

THANK YOU:   Thank you to all who sent cards and/or attended our 50th  Wedding Anniversary Open House last Sunday.   Special thanks to those who helped with serving and in the kitchen.  Your nice wishes helped us have a happy celebration.      From Norm and Linda Schroeder

 

PHOTOS:  The 90th Anniversary Committee is looking for an enthusiastic individual or individuals who may be interested in taking some photos of members and gathering them into an informal little directory just to have for this year. Please contact Maggie Dory or Julie Lang if you might be interested in this project. Thank you!


EARLY RISERS   will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 4 at 6:30 a.m.  We will resume reading and discussing the Gospel according to St. Matthew.  You are welcome to join us, either regularly or occasionally, for God’s Word, fellowship, coffee and doughnuts. No preparation is required for this Bible study. Feel free to drop in and feed on God’s Word.  There is no charge.  For information contact Mike Lang.


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday,  September 11 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the “Book of Acts.”  Dr. Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts:  “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom…that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.


Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.

 

Thank you!  On behalf of the staff, congregations and church workers of Iowa District West I want to say thank you for your financial partnership during the second quarter of 2018.  Your gifts, among other things, helped provide for our District convention at which delegates from all 172 congregations gathered to conduct business, worship, and hear how we are serving together in support of Christ’s mission.  Thank you for your partnership in that mission!      From President Steve Turner, Iowa District West


FOURTH ANNUAL MINIATURE GOLF OUTING

MT AYR – TRINITY – invites CRESTON – TRINITY

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf, not a problem, you can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  This will be fun time for kids of all ages from 1 – 91!  See you there!

WHEN:  Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: 2572 210th STREET AFTON, IOWA -  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 on SOUTH (right) side of road.  Approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING – Hot dogs and buns and fixin’s for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available, however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along.

 

MISSIONS

 

The LWML is requesting donations for items of the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes. In June, when we met briefly, we voted to keep the bundles as an on going project for the Lutheran Women In Missions.  In order to do this, we need all of the following items (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    The long sleeved sleeper is the most difficult item to get, probably because it costs more than some of the other items.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML and write Baby Bundles in the MEMO.  It may be given to Maggie Dory at any time.  A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.   We sincerely thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

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