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January 26, 2020 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany and National Lutheran Schools Sunday

posted Jan 27, 2020, 10:07 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Third Sunday after the Epiphany on Jan. 26,  2020

Isaiah 9:1-4      I Corinthians 1:10-18

Matthew 4:12-25

12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: 15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,

the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles— 16 the people dwelling in darkness  have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.”

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus Ministers to Great Crowds

23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them. 25 And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.


                This Week at Trinity    

                                                                 

Sun., Jan. 26  National Lutheran Schools Week begins 

                         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR) 

                        9:00 am  Divine Service with concert by the

                                       Trinity Preschoolers

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA& CR)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service

                         1:00 pm Quarterly Voters Meeting in FH (CR)

                                                                

National Lutheran Schools Week Jan. 26-Feb. 1

 

Mon., Jan. 27        8:30 am  Preschool

                           12:30 pm  Preschool 

                

Tues., Jan. 28    6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study

                          8:30 am   Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          

Wed., Jan. 29   8:30 am   Preschool

                       12:30 pm   Preschool

                         5:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                         7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class (CR 

                         

Thurs., Jan. 30   8:30 am  Preschool

                          9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

 

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

                          9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA& CR)

                       11:00 am   Divine Service/HC

                         

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member of Trinity)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Dave Goeglein (cousin of the Cooks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Suzanne Troxel (Pastor Troxel’s daughter)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Byron Bilderback, and

Eddie Ehm

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Judy Accetta

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

 Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


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 Jan. 19, 2020

 CR  43           MA 26, H/C 17

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  January 26,  2020

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

Ushers in  January:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Dennis Brown, Ed Booth, Mick Hagen

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Acolyte:  (CR) Tyler Riley (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in January: Rick Hadley & Phil Wardenburg

Altar Committee for January:   (CR)  Phil & Anita Wardenburg

 

 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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 

 

The quarterly voters meeting will be held TODAY Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

 

National Lutheran Schools Week begins today. We thank the Trinity Preschool students and their teachers, Mrs. Brown, and Miss Chris for sharing their musical gifts with us this morning.  We are happy to have the families of the preschoolers joining us for this morning’s service.  If you are looking for a church home and would like to learn more about the Lutheran Church and our congregation, please feel free to contact Pastor Rutz and he will be happy to schedule a time to speak with you.

 

 

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions:  If you would like to start a new subscription to the Lutheran Witness magazine,  the cost is $22.68 which will get you the magazine plus the Iowa District West insert.    If you would like to begin a new subscription, please sign up on the sheet found on the table in Creston.   For those down in Mt. Ayr, please email Linda at lhadley@trinitycreston.org by February 9 and tell her you would like to start a subscription.   To pay, there is an envelope to use in your offering box.   Just put it in the offering plate some Sunday.  For those of you who are renewing a current subscription, please return the Yes/No slip that was placed in your mailbox (Creston members) to Linda  or email her (Mt. Ayr members) by Feb. 9.   She has to mail a subscription list of names/addresses to CPH in St. Louis.  Thank you.


Valentine’s Dinner: Trinity Youth Group will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.   The menu will be:  lasagna, salad, breadsticks, dessert, and beverage and the cost is $15.00 per person.  There is a sign up sheet on the table in Creston and Mt. Ayr members who wish to attend can email the church office at:

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and your name will be added to the list.   The deadline to sign up is Sunday, February 9 to allow for meal preparation.   Proceeds will help fund various youth activities, including attendance at youth gatherings.  If you have any questions speak to Jen Foglesong or Pastor Rutz.

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the book of “Luke, Part 1”. Luke proclaims that he has carefully recorded the events of this inspired book as he has learned from “eyewitnesses” to the events.   Dr. Martin Luther wrote this about the Gospels: “…The gospel, then, is nothing but the preaching about Christ, Son of God and of David, true God and man, who by his death and resurrection has overcome for us the sin, death and hell of all men who believe in him.”  Please join us as we study God’s Word. If you have questions contact Mike or Janette Lang.


MISSIONS

LC Clinic Diaper Drive:   Last week there was an insert in your bulletin telling about the annual diaper drive to benefit the LC Clinic.  If you did not receive an insert some extras are on the table.  Feel free to pick one up. If you are able to provide for this project you may drop the diapers off at the clinic during the hours listed on the insert or you may drop them off at the church.   There is a basket on the floor by the table in the narthex where they may be placed before delivery to the clinic.  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 


 

 

                         

 


 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

January 19, 2020 The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Jan 20, 2020, 10:58 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Second Sunday after the Epiphany on Jan. 19,  2020

Isaiah 49:1-7

I Corinthians1:1-9

John 1:29-42a

Behold, the Lamb of God

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).

 

                  This Week at Trinity    

                                                                 

Sun., Jan. 19  Caring For Your Neighbor/Food Bank   

                         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR) 

                         9:00 am  Divine Service

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA& CR)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service/HC

                       12:00        Youth Meet at the church in Mt. Ayr for

                                         Pizza and to make plans for the year

                          1:00 pm  Youth bowling at Lucky Lanes in

                                          Mt. Ayr

  

Mon., Jan. 20   No Preschool Classes today.

                          Professional Development Day  

                      

Tues., Jan. 21   6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study

                          8:30 am   Preschool

                          9:00 am   Handy Helpers Quilting

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                          6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                          

Wed., Jan. 22    8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                          

 

Thurs., Jan. 23   8:30 am  Preschool

                           9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                           1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

  

Sun., Jan. 26  National Lutheran Schools Week Begins 

                         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR) 

                         9:00 am  Divine Service with concert by the

                                       Trinity Preschoolers

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA& CR)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service/HC

                         1:00 pm  Quarterly Voters Meeting in FH (CR)

 

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Denice Creveling; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein;

 Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Brad Still

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Byron Bilderback; Jay Bochart; Eddie Ehm; Terry Melzer;

Judy Accetta

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 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 Jan. 12, 2020

 CR  63, H/C 58             MA  16, H/C 13

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  January 19,  2020

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

Ushers in  January:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Dennis Brown, Ed Booth, Mick Hagen

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Acolyte:  (CR) Lianna Means (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in January: Rick Hadley & Phil Wardenburg

Altar Committee for January:   (CR)  Phil & Anita Wardenburg

  


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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 

  

Youth Bowling Outing:  TODAY, January 19th at Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr at 1pm. After the service in Mt. Ayr we will have pizza and pop, devotion and meeting planning for upcoming events. Then we’ll head over to the bowling alley. Feel free to bring friends!!   

 

The quarterly voters meeting will be held next Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

National Lutheran Schools Week will be January 26-February 1, 2020.  The Trinity Preschool students will sing a concert of songs at the beginning of the service, in Creston, on Sunday, January 26.  

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions:  If you would like to start a new subscription to the Lutheran Witness magazine,  the cost is $22.68 which will get you the magazine plus the Iowa District West insert.    If you would like to begin a new subscription, please sign up on the sheet found on the table in Creston.   For those down in Mt. Ayr, please email Linda at lhadley@trinitycreston.org by February 9 and tell her you would like to start a subscription.   To pay, there is an envelope to use in your offering box.   Just put it in the offering plate some Sunday.  For those of you who are renewing a current subscription, please return the Yes/No form (Creston members) to Linda  or email her (Mt. Ayr members) by Feb. 9.   Thank you.

 

Valentine’s Dinner: Trinity Youth Group will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.   The menu will be:  lasagna, salad, breadsticks, dessert, and beverage and the cost is $15.00 per person.  There is a sign up sheet on the table in Creston and Mt. Ayr members who wish to attend can email the church office at:

lhadley  @trinitycreston.org and your name will be added to the list.   The deadline to sign up is Sunday, February 9 to allow for meal preparation.   Proceeds will help fund various youth activities, including attendance at youth gatherings. If you have any questions speak to Jen Foglesong or Pastor Rutz.

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the book of “Luke, Part 1”. Luke proclaims that he has carefully recorded the events of this inspired book as he has learned from “eyewitnesses” to the events.   Dr. Martin Luther wrote this about the Gospels: “…The gospel, then, is nothing but the preaching about Christ, Son of God and of David, true God and man, who by his death and resurrection has overcome for us the sin, death and hell of all men who believe in him.”  Please join us as we study God’s Word.  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.


  MISSIONS

LC Clinic Diaper Drive:   In today’s bulletin you will find an insert telling about the annual Diaper Drive to benefit the LC Clinic.    If you are able to provide for this project you may drop the diapers off at the clinic during the hours listed on the insert or you may drop them off at the church.   There is a basket on the floor by the table in the narthex where they may be placed before delivery to the clinic.  

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

January 12, 2020 The Baptism of Our Lord

posted Jan 13, 2020, 7:42 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Baptism of Our Lord on Jan. 12,  2020

Isaiah 42:1-9

Romans 6:1-11

Matthew 3:13-17

The Baptism of Jesus

13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented. 16 And when Jesus was baptized, immediately he went up from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; 17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

 

             This Week at Trinity                                                                      

Sun., Jan. 12   Festival of the Baptism of Our Lord

                         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR) 

                         9:00 am  Divine Service/HC and installation of

                                        officers and board members (CR)

                          9:00 am  Taking down the Advent/Christmas

                    decorations in Mt. Ayr followed by a potluck brunch

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA& CR)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service/HC with installation of

                                        officers and board members (MA)

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

 

Mon., Jan. 13    8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

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

 

Tues., Jan. 14    6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                           6:00 pm  Elders Mtg in FH (CR)

                         

Wed., Jan. 15   Pastor at Circuit Pastors’ Meeting 

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          3:30 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in MA

                          5:30 pm  All boards meet in FH (CR)

                          6:00 pm  Church Council Meeting in FH (CR)

                          6:00 pm  F.L.O.C.K. (rescheduled from last week)

                          7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                          

Thurs., Jan. 16    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

  

Sun., Jan. 19  Caring For Your Neighbor/Food Bank   

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR) 

                         9:00 am  Divine Service

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA& CR)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service/HC

                       12:00 pm Youth Meet at the church in Mt. Ayr for

                                        Pizza and to make plans for the year

                         1:00 pm Youth bowling at Lucky Lanes in Mt. Ayr

 

 Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at

(641-782-5095) Ext. 3

 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.

 

 

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein; Arieta Miers;

Brad Still

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Byron Bilderback; Jay Bochart; Eddie Ehm;

Terry Melzer; Judy Accetta

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 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 Jan. 5, 2020

 CR  80           MA   16,   H/C 11

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  Jan. 12,  2020

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

Ushers in  January:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Dennis Brown, Ed Booth, Mick Hagen

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Acolyte:  (CR)  Maylee Riley (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in January: Rick Hadley & Phil Wardenburg

Altar Committee for January:   (CR)  Phil & Anita Wardenburg

 

 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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 

 

 

Emails:  It has been brought to our attention that some members have received an email that looks like it’s from another member, but it has not been a real email.   Be cautious before opening emails that look questionable.   Or, when it doubt, email the person to see if they really sent you one or not.

 

Elders will meet Tuesday, January 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

All Boards will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15 in the fellowship hall in Creston.   The church council meeting will follow at 6:00 p.m.

F.L.O.C.K. has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 15 at 6:00 p.m., in the fellowship hall (CR).

 

Youth Bowling Outing:  Next Sunday, January 19th at Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr at 1pm.  All are invited to attend the 11:00 service in Mt. Ayr.  After the service we will have pizza and pop, devotion and meeting planning for upcoming events. Then we’ll head over to the bowling alley. Feel free to bring friends!!  If you’d rather attend church in Creston, feel free to join us for pizza and/or bowling.

National Lutheran Schools Week will be January 26-February 1, 2020.  The Trinity Preschool students will sing a concert of songs at the beginning of the service, in Creston, on Sunday, January 26.

The quarterly voters meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Clarinda Lutheran School will have their 17th Annual German Dinner & Silent Auction on Sunday, Feb. 2.   For more information see the sheet on the table in the narthex (CR) and info has also been sent to Mt. Ayr to share. 

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions:  If you would like to start a new subscription to the Lutheran Witness magazine,  the cost is $22.68 which will get you the magazine plus the Iowa District West insert.    If you would like to begin a new subscription, please sign up on the sheet found on the table in Creston.   For those down in Mt. Ayr, please email Linda at lhadley@trinitycreston.org by February 9 and tell her you would like to start a subscription.   To pay, there is an envelope to use in your offering box.   Just put it in the offering plate some Sunday.  For those of you who are renewing a current subscription, please return the Yes/No form (Creston members) to Linda  or email her (Mt. Ayr folks) by Feb. 9.   Thank you.


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.

 

Lutheran Family Service:  In today’s bulletin you will find an insert and an envelope for Lutheran Family Service.  Lutheran Family Service provides ongoing ministries of pregnancy counseling, adoption, mental health and marriage counseling, including work to advocate for life at the capital and to educate our LCMS member about the coming Life Amendment  These extensive efforts need your help to support it.  If you would like to make a gift to help LFS, you may send it in the envelope that is in your bulletin.

   

 THANK YOU

Dear Members of Trinity,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your kindness, support, & continued prayers. We find comfort knowing that we have so many people praying for our family.

God bless,

The Bocharts

Jay, Brenda, Kyle, & Adam

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

January 5, 2020 The Second Sunday after Christmas

posted Jan 7, 2020, 7:45 AM by Linda Hadley   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 7:43 AM ]

For The Second Sunday after Christmas on Jan. 5,  2020

For your own personal reading at home this week.

I Kings 3:4-15         Ephesians 1:3-14

Luke 2:40-52

40 And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him.

The Boy Jesus in the Temple

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. 43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the group they went a day's journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” 49 And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?” 50 And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

 

 This Week at Trinity

                                                                       

Sun., Jan. 5         No adult Bible Class today

                         9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA)

                       10:00 am  Taking down the Greens (CR)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

  

Jan. 5-10        Pastor and family are on vacation this week

 

Mon., Jan. 6    8:30 am  Preschool

                     12:30 pm  Preschool

  

Tues., Jan. 7     6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study

                         8:30 am  Preschool

                       12:30 pm  Preschool

                        7:00 pm  Rachel Circle

  

Wed., Jan. 8     8:30 am  Preschool

                       12:30 pm  Preschool

                         1:30 pm  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

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

 

Thurs., Jan. 9   8:30 am  Preschool

                       12:30 pm  Preschool

  

Sun., Jan. 12   Festival of the Baptism of Our Lord

                         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR) 

                        9:00 am  Divine Service/HC and installation of

                                        officers and board members (CR)

                        9:00 am  Taking down the Advent/Christmas

                    decorations in Mt. Ayr followed by a potluck brunch

                      10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA& CR)

                      11:00 am  Divine Service/HC with installation of

                                        officers and board members (MA)

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

 

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein; Arieta Miers;

Brad Still 

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Byron Bilderback; Jay Bochart; Eddie Ehm;

Terry Melzer 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 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 Dec. 29, 2019 CR  73, H/C 65    MA 9, H/C 8

Attendance from New Year’s Eve CR  23, H/C 22

 

 Serving At Trinity  Sunday, January 5,  2020

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

Ushers in  January:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Dennis Brown, Ed Booth, Mick Hagen

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Acolyte:  (CR) Hunter Brown  (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in January: Rick Hadley & Phil Wardenburg

Altar Committee for January:   (CR)  Phil & Anita Wardenburg

 

 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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 

 

Thank You:  We thank Rev. David Strable for sharing God’s Word with us this morning.  We pray that he will have safe travels back home to Indianola, too.


REMOVAL OF THE GREENS in Creston will be  TODAY Sunday, January 5, 2020, following Divine Service.  A hearty thank you to all who participated in the Hanging of the Greens at both locations.  Your help with this project has been extremely important. THANK YOU.

Equally important is the timely removal and proper storage of the greens.  We need your help with this important project as we prepare our facilities for the Epiphany Season of the Church Year.  Please join us.  Thank you!

The Mount Ayr location will remove Advent/Christmas decorations next Sunday, January 12 before worship services beginning at 9:00 am. Potluck brunch will follow.


Installation of Officers and Board Members will be included in the service on January 12.


Holy Communion will be held at both locations next Sunday for the festival of the Baptism of Our Lord


Vacation  Pastor Rutz and family will be on vacation January 5-10. During that time, in case you are in need of emergency pastoral care, please contact either Pastor Keith Schweitzer from Greenfield at 641-745-5143 or chairman of the elders, Phil Wardenburg, at 641-202-1611.

 

EARLY RISERS will resume at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.  We are currently reading through the Gospel of Luke.  Please join us for Bible study, coffee and conversation.

  

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be Beautiful Savior.  This study is found on page 16 of the Winter 2019 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

 

Youth Bowling Outing:  Sunday January 19th at Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr at 1pm.  All are invited to attend the 11:00 service in Mt. Ayr.  After the service we will have pizza and pop, devotion and meeting planning for upcoming events. Then we’ll head over to the bowling alley. Feel free to bring friends!!  If you’d rather attend church in Creston, feel free to join us for pizza and/or bowling.


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 to the congregation for the Christmas gift of cash and to all who sent gifts and cards to remember our family for Christmas.  We have been blessed with your support and encouragement.  Looking forward to serving you with God’s gifts in the coming year. 

From Pastor, Julie, Molly, Jacob, and Jeremy Rutz

  

THANK YOU to the members of Trinity for the nice Christmas gift.  Your kindness is appreciated.   May God bless all the members of Trinity as we begin a new year as a church family.               

From Linda Hadley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

December 29, 2019 The First Sunday after Christmas

posted Dec 30, 2019, 7:33 AM by Linda Hadley

For The First Sunday after Christmas on Dec. 29,  2019

Isaiah 63:7-14

Galatians 4:4-7

Matthew 2:13-23

13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” 14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt 15 and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: 18 “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”

19 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child's life are dead.” 21 And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. 23 And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.

 

This Week at Trinity

                                                                       

Sun., Dec. 29   No adult Bible Class today

                         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)

 

Tues., Dec. 31  6:00 pm  New Year’s Eve Service with Holy 

                                          Communion (CR)

 

Wed., Jan. 1     The elders will not meet tonight.   Their

                         meeting has been moved to Tuesday, January 14

                         at 6:00 p.m. in CR

 

Sun., Jan. 5      No adult Bible Class today

                         9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA)

                       10:00 am  Taking down the Greens (CR)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

Pastor will be on vacation January 5-10.

Preschool Classes will  resume on Monday, Jan. 6

 

Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein; Arieta Miers

 

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Byron Bilderback; Jay Bochart; Eddie Ehm;

Terry Melzer

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


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 Dec. 22, 2019 CR 68, H/C 65     MA 14

Christmas Eve  CR   123   MA 35      Christmas Day  CR 38  H/C 37


Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  Dec. 29,  2019

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

Ushers in  December:  (CR) Ed Booth,  Randy Ehm, Dean Hadley, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in December: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Bruce Herzberg

Acolyte:  (CR) Tyler Riley   (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in December: Kevin Kruse, Dennis Brown

Altar Committee for December:   (CR)  Ed and Tracy Booth

 

 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. If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Baptism:  We rejoice and give thanks for Wager Teidis Brown, infant son of Clint and Christi Brown, who was claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism last Sunday afternoon.  All of his grandparents were his sponsors.

New Year’s Eve Service will be at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.

Early Risers will not meet on Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019. We will resume on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Adult Bible Class will not meet next Sunday, January 5.  Class will resume on January 12.

 

REMOVAL OF THE GREENS in Creston will be next Sunday, January 5, 2020, following Divine Service.  A hearty thank you to all who participated in the Hanging of the Greens at both locations.  Your help with this project has been extremely important. THANK YOU.

Equally important is the timely removal and proper storage of the greens.  We need your help with this important project as we prepare our facilities for the Epiphany Season of the Church Year.  Please join us.  Thank you!

The Mount Ayr location will remove Advent/Christmas decorations Sunday, January 12 before worship services beginning at 9:00 am. Potluck brunch will follow.

 

 

Iowa West Deaconess to ride The Lutheran Hour Float in Rose Parade January 1, 2020!

Deaconess Noemi Guerra of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, West Des Moines will be smiling and waving on January 1 to one million people along the Rose Parade route.  The Lutheran Hour float will once again be the only religious float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, on Jan. 1, 2020. This is the 70th year that The Lutheran Hour float has been a part of the parade. Noemi is the co-writer of the programs for Sentido Latino, a Spanish broadcast produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries. Watch for The Lutheran Hour float during television coverage of the parade. While network channels such as ABC and NBC will carry the Tournament of Roses Parade, the LHM float is not guaranteed coverage on those stations due to commercials and/or other TV commitments. For best viewing of the parade, cable’s Home and Garden Television (HGTV) channel shows the parade throughout the U.S. without interruption. Check your local listings for time and channels. Approximately 40 million Americans watch the Rose Parade live on TV, as well as millions of international viewers in 150 countries around the world.

 

 

Vacation Pastor Rutz and family will be on vacation January 5-10. During that time, in case you are in need of emergency pastoral care, please contact either Pastor Keith Schweitzer from Greenfield at 641-745-5143 or chairman of the elders, Phil Wardenburg, at 641-202-1611.


THANK YOU to the congregation for the Christmas gift of cash and to all who sent gifts and cards to remember our family for Christmas.  We have been blessed with your support and encouragement.  Looking forward to serving you with God’s gifts in the coming year. 

From Pastor, Julie, Molly, Jacob, and Jeremy Rutz

  

THANK YOU to the members of Trinity for the nice Christmas gift.  Your kindness is appreciated.   May God bless all the members of Trinity as we begin a new year as a church family.               

From Linda Hadley

 


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

Trinity Lutheran Church,

    Thank you for choosing to partner with LC Clinic and for being a vital part of saving lives.  You continue to give hope to our clients and to our LC family as well.  We are encouraged and blesses by your generosity and thankful for your prayers and partnership.  We invite you to come and take a tour of our clinics and see firsthand what your support helps us accomplish.

                                                  For His glory,

                                              LC Clinic Family


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

December 22, 2019 The Fourth Sunday in Advent

posted Dec 23, 2019, 8:05 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fourth Sunday in Advent on Dec. 22,  2019

Isaiah 7:10-17

Romans 1:1-7

Matthew 1:18-25

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:  23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,

and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.


 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Dec. 22  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 (MA)

                       11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

  

Tues., Dec. 24    Christmas Eve

                           5:00 pm  Christmas Eve Service in Mt. Ayr

                           7:00 pm  Christmas Eve Service in Creston

 

Wed., Dec. 25  Christmas Day

                           9:00 am  Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion in Creston

                          12:00-6:00 FH (CR) in use by Hembry family

                                                                                                

Sat., Dec, 28   FH (CR) in use all day by Eklund family

  

Sun., Dec. 29   No adult Bible Class today

                         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)

  

Tues., Dec. 31  6:00 pm  New Year’s Eve Service with

                                         Holy Communion  (CR)

 

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein; Arieta Miers

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick;  Byron Bilderback; Jay Bochart; Eddie Ehm;

Terry Melzer

  

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)



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

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

 Attendance from December 15, 2019   CR 73       MA 16  H/C 13

From Advent Service on December 18  CR 36

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  Dec. 22,  2019

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

Ushers in  December:  (CR) Ed Booth,  Randy Ehm, Dean Hadley, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in December: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Bruce Herzberg

Acolyte:  (CR) Hunter Brown (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in December: Kevin Kruse, Dennis Brown

Altar Committee for December:   (CR)  Ed and Tracy Booth

 

 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.  If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 


Early Risers will not meet on Tuesday, Dec 24 or Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019.

We will resume on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Christmas Eve Services will be at 5:00 p.m. in Mt. Ayr and 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

Christmas Day Service will be at 9:00 a.m. in Creston.

Adult Bible Class will not meet on Sunday, December 29. 

New Year’s Eve Service will be at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.

Sacred Music 24/7 You can listen to sacred Christmas music for the 12 days of Christmas anytime, anywhere on the Lutheran Public Radio mobile app and at www.lutheranpublicradio.org.


Christmas Cards:  Trinity LWML has boxed Christmas cards for sale on the wire rack by the mailboxes. They are $5.00 per box.  Please put the money in the plastic box on that is found on the same side as the cards.  If you write a check, make it payable to Trinity LWML and in the memo section jot down that it’s for Christmas cards.  There are also some individual cards for sale on the other side of the wire rack for  $.25 each. 

Offering Envelopes for 2020 The new offering envelope boxes for 2020 are on a table in the narthex (CR) and have been sent to Mt. Ayr.  If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Kruse, the financial secretary.

 

REMOVAL OF THE GREENS in Creston will be on Sunday, January 5, 2020, following Divine Service.  A hearty thank you to all who participated in the Hanging of the Greens at both locations.  Your help with this project has been extremely important. 

Equally important is the timely removal and proper storage of the greens.  We need your help with this important project as we prepare our facilities for the Epiphany Season of the Church Year.  Please join us.  Thank you!


       Two Christmas Greetings

A Christmas letter from Pastor and Becky Rubke was received and is found on the table in the narthex for all to read.

 

Christmas and New Year greetings to our many dear friends in Creston.  Some of you have sent cards and we so much appreciate them.  We are not sending many Christmas cards this year so we are responding in this way to all of you.  We want to thank you for your many prayers and kindnesses.  We are very blessed to have you in our lives.  We wish for all of you a Christmas filled with God's love and may your New Year be one of good health and God's blessings.  We thank you all again for your friendship.  Merry Christmas from your friends in York, NE 

               From Dave and Maggie Dory     

 

 

MISSIONS

Hat/Mitten Tree:  As in past years, a Christmas tree is in the narthex in Creston for the collection of hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves. Items will be shared with those in need in our community.

 

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.

 

Message from Ellie Menz, IOWAY  (Individual Outreach With Adults and Youth) Director for Iowa

District West: 

As many of you know, I am working with Kevin and Gail Petersen in Pacific Junction.  Progress is continuing.  They are nearly done with the inside painting. Kevin shared that he is looking for an old craftmatic style bed.  His wife is in the later stages of MS and she is confined to her lift chair 24/7. I asked what a craftmatic bed is and he said that it is like a hospital bed but sleeps two. Please let me know if you know of someone who has one.  Thank you.

Ellie MenzIOWAY Director
Iowa District West-LCMS | 409 Kenyon Road, Suite B | Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 370-1159

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

December 15, 2019 The Third Sunday in Advent

posted Dec 16, 2019, 8:45 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Third Sunday in Advent on Dec. 15,  2019

Isaiah 35:1-10

James 5:7-11

Matthew 11:2-15

2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 6 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

7 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 8 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is he of whom it is written,

“‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,

    who will prepare your way before you.’

 

11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. 15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.


                       This Week at Trinity

Sun., Dec. 15    8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am    Fellowship Time (MA)

                       11:00 am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         2:00 pm    Preschool Christmas Prog. in FH (CR)

                         3:00 pm   Youth Group meets at the parsonage  

                                          before going Christmas caroling

 

Mon.,  Dec. 16     8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                                           This is a rescheduled meeting date.

                                                                                                                         

Tues.,  Dec. 17   6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study (CR)

                          8:30 am   Preschool

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

                       12:30 pm   Preschool

                         5:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                         6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                                                                                                                                     

Wed., Dec. 18    8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          6:00 pm  Advent Service (CR)

                          After church  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                         Boards and Council will not meet in December.

                                                                              

Thurs., Dec. 19   8:30 am  Preschool

                           9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

             Preschool’s Christmas Break is Dec. 20-Jan. 5                     

 

Sun., Dec. 22    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 (MA)

                       11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

 

 

Tues., Dec. 24    Christmas Eve

                           5:00 pm  Christmas Eve Service in Mt. Ayr

                           7:00 pm  Christmas Eve Service in Creston

 

Wed., Dec. 25  Christmas Day

                           9:00 am  Christmas Day Service with Holy

                                          Communion in Creston

                                                                        

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein; Arieta Miers

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Nancy Cottrell; Byron Bilderback; Jay Bochart;

Eddie Ehm; Terry Melzer

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (in Kuwait); Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

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

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

 Attendance from December 8, 2019 CR 75  HC 60         MA 14

From Advent Service on Dec. 11   39

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  Dec. 15,  2019

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

Ushers in  December:  (CR) Ed Booth,  Randy Ehm, Dean Hadley, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in December: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Bruce Herzberg

Acolyte:  (CR) Tyler Riley (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in December: Kevin Kruse, Dennis Brown

Altar Committee for December:   (CR)  Ed and Tracy Booth

 

 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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 

 

Trinity Preschool’s Christmas Program will be at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon in the fellowship hall.

 

Trinity Youth Group will meet this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the parsonage.   They will also go Christmas caroling.

 

Advent Services:    Our final mid-week Advent Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 18 in Creston.

 

Christmas Eve Services will be at 5:00 p.m. in Mt. Ayr and 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

 

Christmas Day Service will be at 9:00 a.m. in Creston.

Adult Bible Class will not meet on Sundays, December 29 and January 5.

 

New Year’s Eve Service will be at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.

 

Christmas Cards:  Trinity LWML has boxed Christmas cards for sale on the wire rack by the mailboxes. They are $5.00 per box.  Please put the money in the plastic box on that is found on the same side as the cards.  If you write a check, make it payable to Trinity LWML and in the memo section jot down that it’s for Christmas cards.  There are also some individual cards for sale on the other side of the wire rack for  $.25 each. 


Offering Envelopes for 2020

The new offering envelope boxes for 2020 are on the card table in the narthex (CR) and have been sent to Mt. Ayr.  If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Kruse, the financial secretary.

 

 

MISSIONS

Hat/Mitten Tree:  As in past years, a Christmas tree is in the narthex in Creston for the collection of hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves. Items will be shared with those in need in our community.

 

Message from Ellie Menz, IOWAY  (Individual Outreach With Adults and Youth) Director for Iowa District West: 

As many of you know, I am working with Kevin and Gail Petersen in Pacific Junction.  Progress is continuing.  They are nearly done with the inside painting. Kevin shared that he is looking for an old craftmatic style bed.  His wife is in the later stages of MS and she is confined to her lift chair 24/7. I asked what a craftmatic bed is and he said that it is like a hospital bed but sleeps two. Please let me know if you know of someone who has one.  Thank you.

Ellie MenzIOWAY Director
Iowa District West-LCMS | 409 Kenyon Road, Suite B | Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 370-1159

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

December 8, 2019 The Second Sunday in Advent

posted Dec 9, 2019, 9:26 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Second Sunday in Advent on Dec. 8,  2019

Isaiah 11:1-10

Romans 15:4-13

Matthew 3:1-12

 

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” 3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said,

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:  ‘Prepare the way of the Lord;

    make his paths straight.’”

4 Now John wore a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan were going out to him, 6 and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 10 Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

 

           This Week at Trinity

Sun., Dec. 8      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 (MA)

                       10:00 am  Hanging of the Greens (CR)

                        Potluck brunch after the decorating (CR)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                        5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting (CR)

                        5:00 pm  Rachel Circle Christmas at Anita

                                            Wardenburg’s house

 

 

Mon.,  Dec. 9     8:30 am   Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

 

                                                                               

Tues.,  Dec. 10   6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study (CR)

                          8:30 am   Preschool

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

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                          6:00 pm  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

                                                                                                   

                                                  

Wed., Dec. 11    8:30 am  Preschool

                          9:00 pm  Pastor at Circuit Pastor’s Meeting

                        10:30 am  Naomi Circle Christmas Brunch in FH (CR)

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:30 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                          5:00 pm  FLOCK

                          6:00 pm  Advent Service (CR)

                          7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                                                                              

Thurs., Dec. 12   8:30 am  Preschool

                           9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                        

 

Sun., Dec. 15    8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 am   Fellowship Time (MA)

                       11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         2:00 pm   Preschool Christmas Prog. in FH (CR)

                         3:00 pm   Youth Group meets at the parsonage  

                                         before going Christmas caroling

                                               

  Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein; Arieta Miers

 

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Nancy Cottrell; Byron Bilderback; Jay Bochart

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

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

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

 Attendance from Thanksgiving Eve 38,  HC 31

From Dec. 1, 2019  CR 62   MA 17, HC 15   Dec. 4 Advent 40

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  Dec. 8,  2019

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

Ushers in  December:  (CR) Ed Booth,  Randy Ehm, Dean Hadley, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in December: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Bruce Herzberg

Acolyte:  (CR) Maylee Riley  (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in December: Kevin Kruse, Dennis Brown

Altar Committee for December:   (CR)  Ed and Tracy Booth

 

 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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

 

Hanging of the Greens in Creston:  The Advent/Christmas decorating will be done in Creston today right after the Divine Service.  After decorating is done, a potluck brunch will be held.  Even if you can’t stay to eat, you are invited to help decorate.

 

Rachel Circle:  Rachel Circle will meet at Anita Wardenburg’s house this evening Sunday, December 8 at 5:00 p.m. for a Christmas party.  Bring a snack to share.  Soup will be provided.  Bring a gift wrapped in something funny or unusual.  Be creative for this grab bag fun.  Everyone is welcome. 

 

Naomi Circle:  Naomi Circle will meet on this Wednesday, December 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall for a Christmas brunch, Christmas devotion, and fellowship. All ladies are welcome to attend.   Call Janette Lang if you have questions.

 

Advent Services:    Mid-week Advent Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:  December 11, and 18 in Creston.

 

Trinity Preschool will have their Christmas Program at 2:00 next Sunday, December 15 in the fellowship hall.

 

Trinity Youth Group will meet at the parsonage 3:00 pm next Sunday, December 15 and will go caroling.

 

Handy Helpers Quilters will meet on Tuesday, December 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  On the monthly calendar there was a mistake and it listed them as meeting also on the 10th and 17th.  The 17th is the correct date.   Sorry for any confusion.

 

Christmas Eve Services will be at 5:00 p.m. in Mt. Ayr and 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

 

Christmas Day Service will be at 9:00 a.m. in Creston.

 

New Year’s Eve Service will be at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.

 

Christmas Cards:  Trinity LWML has boxed Christmas cards for sale on the wire rack by the mailboxes. They are $5.00 per box.  Please put the money in the plastic box on that is found on the same side as the cards.  If you write a check, make it payable to Trinity LWML and in the memo section jot down that it’s for Christmas cards.  There are also some individual cards for sale on the other side of the wire rack for  $.25 each. 

 

Offering Envelopes for 2020

The new offering envelope boxes for 2020 are on the card table in the narthex (CR) and have been sent to Mt. Ayr.  If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Kruse, the financial secretary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                              

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

December 1, 2019 The First Sunday in Advent

posted Dec 2, 2019, 7:44 AM by Linda Hadley

For The First Sunday in Advent on Dec. 1,  2019

Isaiah 2:1-5

Romans 13: (8-10) 11-14

Matthew 21:1-11

 

The Triumphal Entry

1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,

 

5 “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you,

humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden’

 

6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”

 

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Dec. 1       8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                          9:00 am   Advent/Christmas decorating in

                          Mt. Ayr followed by a breakfast potluck

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am    Divine Service/HC  (MA)

 

Mon.,  Dec. 2     8:30 am   Preschool

                        12:30 pm    Preschool

                                                                               

Tues.,  Dec. 3    6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study (CR)

                         8:30 am   Preschool

                       12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                          5:00 pm  Youth Conf. Class in Mt. Ayr

                         6:30 pm   Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                                                          

                                                  

Wed., Dec. 4      8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:00 pm  OWLS Christmas luncheon at Pizza 

                         Ranch with optional grab bag gift exchange 

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          6:00 pm  Advent Service (CR)

                          7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                          Elders Meeting  moved to Dec. 10 at 6:00 p.m.

                                                    

Thurs., Dec. 5     8:30 am  Preschool

                           9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                           1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                         Creston’s Lighted Christmas Parade 

 

Fri., Dec. 6   8:00-3:00 FH (CR) in use by Head Start 

 

Sat., Dec. 7  Lighted Christmas Parade in Mt. Ayr            

 

Sun., Dec. 8      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 (MA)

                       10:00 am  Hanging of the Greens (CR)

                         Potluck brunch after the decorating (CR)

                       11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                         5:00 pm   Preschool Board Meeting (CR)

                         5:00 pm   Rachel Circle Christmas at Anita

                                            Wardenburg’s house

                                               

  Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein; Arieta Miers

 

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch; Logan Shady; Nancy Cottrell;

Jay Bochart; Byron Bilderback

  

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

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

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

 Attendance from November 24, 2019

Creston 86, HC 75                                      Mt. Ayr 18

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  Dec. 1,  2019

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

Ushers in  December:  (CR) Ed Booth,  Randy Ehm, Dean Hadley, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in December: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Bruce Herzberg

Acolyte:  (CR) Xavier Shady (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in December: Kevin Kruse, Dennis Brown

Altar Committee for December:   (CR)  Ed and Tracy Booth

 

 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.   If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Elders Meeting:   The December meeting has been moved to Tuesday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon (OWLS):  They will meet this  Wednesday, December 4 at 12:00 noon at Pizza Ranch.  All are welcome to attend.  Bring a grab bag gift (optional)  OWLS stands for “Older, Wiser, Laughing Souls”. Look for them in the west party room at Pizza Ranch.

Hanging of the Greens in Creston:  The Advent/Christmas decorating will be done in Creston  NEXT Sunday, December 8, right after the Divine Service.  After decorating is done, a potluck brunch will be held.  Bring a favorite food to share.

Even if you are not able to stay for the potluck, you are invited to stay long enough to help with decorating.

 

Rachel Circle:  Rachel Circle will meet at Anita Wardenburg’s house next Sunday, December 8 at 5:00 p.m. for a Christmas party.  Bring a snack to share.  Soup will be provided.  Bring a gift wrapped in something funny or unusual.  Be creative for this grab bag fun.  Everyone is welcome. 

Naomi Circle:  Naomi Circle will meet on Wednesday, December 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall for a Christmas brunch, Bible study, and fellowship.

 

 Advent Services:    Mid-week Advent Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:  December 4,11, and 18 in Creston.

 

Trinity’s children will help present the children’s message during the service on Sunday, December 15.

 

Trinity Preschool will have their Christmas Program at 2:00 on Sunday, December 15 in the fellowship hall.

 

Trinity Youth Group will meet at the parsonage at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 15 and will go caroling.

 

Christmas Eve Services will be at 5:00 p.m. in Mt. Ayr and 7:00 p.m. in Creston.


Christmas Day Service will be at 9:00 a.m. in Creston.

 

New Year’s Eve Service will be at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.

 

Christmas Cards:  Trinity LWML has boxed Christmas cards for sale on the wire rack by the mailboxes. They are $5.00 per box.  Please put the money in the plastic box on that is found on the same side as the cards.  If you write a check, make it payable to Trinity LWML and in the memo section jot down that it’s for Christmas cards.  There are also some individual cards for sale on the other side of the wire rack for  $.25 each. 

 

Greetings from the Dorys

We would like to say hi to Pastor and everyone at Trinity and to say thank you for all your friendships while we were there.  We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We were so blessed with all our friends there and we hope the Advent season will be a special blessing to all.  Thank you all again for your kindnesses and we will stay in touch.  Dave and Maggie  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                              

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

November 24, 2019 The Last Sunday of the Church Year

posted Nov 25, 2019, 11:01 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Last Sunday of the Church Year on Nov. 24,  2019

Malachi 3:13-18

Colossians 1:13-20

Luke 23:27-43

27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”32 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. 35 And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

 

          This Week at Trinity

Sun., Nov. 24     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)

                    1:00-4:00 pm    Fellowship Hall in use by Preschool

                       2:00 pm    Youth Group meet at church before

                                        going out to do service projects

 

Mon., Nov. 25    8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                                                    

Tues.,  Nov. 26  6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study (CR)

                           8:30 am   Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                  4:00-9:00 pm    FH in use by Matura/Head Start   

                                                                                                  

Wed., Nov. 27     No Preschool Classes Today—Professional

                             Development Day                        

                          7:00 pm   Thanksgiving Eve Service/HC

                                           in Creston

                                                                                                

Thurs., Nov. 28   Thanksgiving Day

                             FH in use by Kneedler family (CR)

                   

Sun., Dec. 1     8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                          9:00 am  Advent/Christmas decorating in

                          Mt. Ayr followed by a breakfast potluck

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am    Divine Service/HC  (MA)

                                               

Prayer List 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein; Arieta Miers

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch; Logan Shady; Nancy Cottrell;

Jay Bochart; Byron Bilderback

  

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


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

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

 Attendance from November 17, 2019

CR  89                                     MA 17     HC 11

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Nov. 24,  2019

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

Ushers in  November:  (CR)  Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Jim Kneedler,  Ed Booth

Elders on Duty in November: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Jim Hagen

Acolyte:  (CR) Xavier Shady  (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in November: Paul Kearney & Bill Magers

Altar Committee for November (CR) Radine Ward & Cindy Isdahl


  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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

 

Trinity Youth Group will meet at the church this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. before heading out to do some service projects.

 

Thanksgiving Eve Service:  The Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday, November 27 in Creston.   Holy Communion will be part of the service.  All offerings from that night will go towards the Christian Care Fund.  That fund is used to help people in need in our communities. 

 

Christian Care Fund:  Recently, we have had the privilege to help several families in need.   At this time, our funds are exhausted.   Our Thanksgiving Eve Service offerings will all go towards this fund.  Donations are also accepted at any time.  Designate those offerings for the Christian Care Fund.

 

Advent/Christmas Decorating in Mt Ayr:  Decorating will be done in Mt. Ayr next Sunday, December 1, beginning at 9:00 a.m.   A potluck breakfast will follow decorating.


Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon (OWLS):  Wednesday, December 4 at 12:00 noon at Pizza Ranch.  All ladies are welcome to attend.  Bring a grab bag gift (optional)  OWLS stands for “Older, Wiser, Laughing Souls”. Look for them in the west room at Pizza Ranch.

 

Advent Services:    Mid-week Advent Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:  December 4,11, and 18 in Creston.

  

Hanging of the Greens in Creston:  The Advent & Christmas decorating will be done in Creston on Sunday, December 8, right after the Divine Service.  After decorating is done, a potluck brunch will be held. 

 

Rachel Circle:  Rachel Circle will meet at Anita Wardenburg’s house on Sunday, December 8 at 5:00 p.m. for a Christmas party.  Bring a snack to share.  Soup will be provided.  Bring a gift wrapped in something funny or unusual.  Be creative for this grab bag fun.  Everyone is welcome. 

  

Naomi Circle:  Naomi Circle will meet on Wednesday, December 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall for a Christmas brunch, Bible study, and fellowship.

 

Christmas Eve Services will be at 5:00 p.m. in Mt. Ayr and 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

  

Christmas Day Service will be at 9:00 a.m. in Creston.


New Year’s Eve Service will be at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                                

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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