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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                                

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

November 17, 2019 The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

posted Nov 18, 2019, 10:51 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost on Nov. 17,  2019

Malachi 4:1-5 

2 Thessalonians 3:(1-5) 6-13 

 Luke 21:5-28 (29-36)    Verses 29-36 are printed here.

 

The Lesson of the Fig Tree

29 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. 31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Watch Yourselves

34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”


 This Week at Trinity

Sun., Nov. 17  Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                               8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am   Divine Service/HC  (MA)

                          

Mon., Nov. 18      8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                          Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences

                            

Tues.,  Nov. 19  6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study (CR)

                           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

                          Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences

                                                                                                       

Wed., Nov. 20    8:30 am   Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           5:30 pm   All boards meet

                           6:00 pm   Council Meeting

                           7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in CR

                                                  

Thurs., Nov. 21   8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                            FH in use all night by 4H for a lock-in

 

Sat., Nov. 23       9:00 am  Altar Guild Cleaning of altarware and furnishings (CR)

                  

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

                          Time TBA  Youth Group Leaf/Yard Clean-up

                                                              

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;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein;

Rich Cleland, Shelley Adams

  

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)


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Nov. 17,  2019

Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund  (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) Maylee Riley  (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.

 

Bible Study:  “Sinners and Saints” Join us as we have begun a  new Bible study on Sundays at 8am in Creston and beginning on Tuesday December 3rd at 6:30pm in Mount Ayr!  This study will give you insight into how you are both and ultimately, how you can come to a deeper understanding of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.  For questions, contact Pastor Rutz. 782-5095 or 712-621-5971. 

 

Correction:   On the yellow November calendars, the time for the November 20 council meeting should be 6:00, not 6:30.   Please note this correction on your calendar at home.  Boards still meet at 5:30 pm.

ALTAR GUILD cleaning and polishing the Altar Ware and furnishings will be Saturday, November 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Supplies will be provided.  This important task usually takes 2 hours.  We thank you for your help.

 

Need Help With Fall Yard Clean Up?

The Trinity Youth Group is here to help.  Just let Pastor, Jen Foglesong, or any of our youth group if you would be interested.   Next Sunday, Nov. 24 is the day the youth are planning to do the work, weather permitting.  The time is yet to be determined.       From the Trinity LutheranYouth For Christ

  

Thanksgiving Eve Service:  The Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                          

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

November 10, 2019 The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

posted Nov 11, 2019, 9:59 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost on Nov. 10,  2019

Exodus 3:1-15

2 Thessalonians 2:1-8,13-17

Luke 20:27-40

Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection

27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, 28 and they asked him a question, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the widow and raise up offspring for his brother. 29 Now there were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died without children. 30 And the second 31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died. 32 Afterward the woman also died. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife.”

 

34 And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him.” 39 Then some of the scribes answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question.

 

            This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Nov. 10    8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am  Divine Service  (MA)

                       5:00 pm   Preschool Board Meeting

 

 

Mon., Nov. 11    Veterans’ Day

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

 

                           

Tues.,  Nov. 12   6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study (CR)

                           8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                                                     

                                                  

Wed., Nov. 13     8:30 am   Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           1:30 pm   Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                           1:30 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

                           7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in CR

 

                                                    

Thurs., Nov. 14   8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                  

 

Sun., Nov. 17  Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                          8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      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; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein;

Rich Cleland, Shelley Adams

 

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

 

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)

 

Condolences:  We remember the family of Frances Hanson

(grandmother of Tammy Burgmaier and Heath Hanson) who

passed away on Nov. 4.

We also pray for the family of Bill Taylor, who passed away this week.


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 3, 2019

CR   92,  HC 73                                    MA 13, HC 9

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Nov. 10,  2019

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

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

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

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

Finance Team in November: Paul Kearney & Bill Magers

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

 

 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.

 

Recognition of Veterans During Fellowship Time:   This morning, during the fellowship time in Creston, refreshments will be served in honor of our veterans.   Everyone is invited to join us in the fellowship hall right after the service.

Thank you:  We thank the member of our congregation who made the beautiful quilts that will be presented to three of our veterans this morning. 

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus.  This study is found on page 20 of the Fall 2019 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

 

Bible Study:  “Sinners and Saints” Join us as we kick off this new Bible study on Sunday November 17th at 8am in Creston and Tuesday December 3rd at 6:30pm in Mount Ayr!  This study will give you insight into how you are both and ultimately, how you can come to a deeper understanding of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ our Lord.  For questions, contact Pastor Rutz. 782-5095 or 712-621-5971

Correction:   On the yellow November calendars, the time for the November 20 council meeting should be 6:00, not 6:30.   Please note this correction on your calendar at home.    Boards  still meet at 5:30 pm.

 

ALTAR GUILD cleaning and polishing the Altar Ware and furnishings will be Saturday, November 23 at 9:00 a.m.  Supplies will be provided.  This important task usually takes 2 hours.  We thank you for your help.

 

Thanksgiving Eve Service:  The Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.  on 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.

 

Need Help With Fall Yard Clean Up?

The Trinity Youth Group is here to help.  Just let Pastor, Jen Foglesong, or any of our youth group if you would be interested.   Sunday, Nov. 24 is the day the youth are planning to do the work, weather permitting.  The time is yet to be determined.             From the Trinity Lutheran Youth For Christ

 

 

MISSIONS

 

Food Gathering:  Next Sunday is the third Sunday of the month and that is the week when we gather non-perishable food items and/or toiletry items.  There is a box in the narthex in Creston, on the floor, at the end of the table, where items may be placed.   Those items will be taken to the food pantry at Matura.    If it is easier for you to drop off items a different week, feel free to do so at any time.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                         

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

  

 

 

 

 

 

November 3, 2019 All Saints' Sunday

posted Nov 4, 2019, 10:14 AM by Linda Hadley

For All Saints’ Sunday on Nov. 3,  2019

Revelation 7:(2-8) 9-17

I John 3:1-3

 

Matthew 5:1-12

The Sermon on the Mount

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

 

The Beatitudes

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

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

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

5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

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

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

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

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

11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.

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

 

 This Week at Trinity

Sun., Nov. 3  All Saints Sunday—Communion at 

                       both locations

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

 Mon., Nov. 4     Bloodmobile in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

 

Tues.,  Nov. 5    Elections in FH (CR)

                           8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                           5:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in MA

                           6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                           7:00 pm  Rachel Circle at Cindy Nelson’s

                                                                            

Wed., Nov. 6     8:30 am   Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           6:00 pm   Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

                           7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in CR

                                                     

Thurs., Nov. 7   No Preschool classes today

                  

 

Sun., Nov. 10   Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank

                          Collection Day

                          8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time and

                                   reception recognizing our veterans

                         10:00 am    Fellowship Time (MA)

                           11:00 am    Divine Service  (MA)

                             5:00 pm    Preschool Board Meeting

                                                               

 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; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple ; Dave Goeglein;

Rich Cleland, Shelley Adams

 

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

  

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)

 

Condolences:  We pray for the family of Bob Hundley . Bob

passed away on Oct. 28.  The funeral yesterday.

 

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

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

Attendance from October 27, 2019

CR  79     HC 67                                     MA 17    HC 13

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Nov. 3,  2019

Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund      (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 & Marti Williams

 

 Life Together

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

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

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.

 

Rachel Circle will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Cindy Nelson’s house.  The address is 2380 Jaguar, Shannon City.

 

Recognition of Veterans:  On Sunday, November 10, we will honor our veterans.  A reception will be held in Creston’s fellowship hall following the church service.  If you are a veteran, please wear your uniform or another shirt or hat showing your service branch.  If you no longer have your uniform or other shirt, we are honored to have you join us anyway. 

Correction:   On the yellow November calendars, the time for the November 20 council meeting should be 6:00, not 6:30.   Please note this correction on your calendar at home.  Boards still meet first at 5:30 pm.

Need Help With Fall Yard Clean Up?

The Trinity Youth Group is here to help.  Just let Pastor, Jen Foglesong, or any of our youth group if you would be interested.

From the Trinity LutheranYouth For Christ

 

Thanksgiving Eve Service:  The Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on 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.  

 

MISSIONS

 

The 11th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Iowa.  Registration is at 4:30 with a free catered meal at 5:00.  A number of speaker will tell what God is doing in various mission areas in Iowa, the U.S. and  Haiti.  If you would like to attend, please pick up a sheet with more information from the table in the narthex.  You will need to RSVP right away so they can prepare for the meal.   Information sheets were sent to Mt. Ayr a few weeks ago.

 

Food Gathering:  November 17 will be the third Sunday of the month and that is the week when we gather non-perishable food items and/or toiletry items.  There is a box in the narthex in Creston, on the floor, at the end of the table, where items may be placed.   Those items will be taken to the food pantry at Matura.    If it is easier for you to drop off items a different week, feel free to do so at any time.   There is a need in our community and your contributions are greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 27, 2019 Reformation Sunday

posted Oct 28, 2019, 9:34 AM by Linda Hadley

For Reformation Sunday on Oct. 27,  2019

Revelation 14:6-7

Romans 3:19-28

John 8:31-36 or Matthew 11:12-19

 

The Truth Will Set You Free   from John 8:31-36

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Oct. 27 Reformation Sunday—Communion at 

                       both locations

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                      11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        1:00 p.m.  Voters’ Meeting in FH (CR)

                        2:45 p.m.  Youth Group meets at the church to 

                                             carpool to Karl Peterson’s farm

 

Mon., Oct. 28    8:30 am   Preschool

                       12:30 pm  Preschool

 

                           

Tues., Oct. 29   6:30 am   Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                         8:30 am   Preschool

                       12:30  pm  Preschool

                          

                                                  

Wed., Oct. 30    8:00-3:00  FH in use by Matura

                           8:30 am     Preschool

                         12:30  pm   Preschool

                           5:00 pm    Youth Confirmation Class in MA

                           7:00 pm    Youth Confirmation Class in CR

 

                                                    

Thurs., Oct. 31  Reformation Day

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                  

 

Sun., Nov. 3  All Saints Sunday—Communion at 

                       both locations

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                          11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                                                               

 

 Prayer

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; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple

On-going health concerns, Injury, Hospitalized, 

 Surgery or Recovery:  Jay Bochart; Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish;  Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck: Dan Lutrick

Maxx Hirsch; Logan Shady; Nancy Cottrell

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 October 20, 2019

CR  85                                     MA   17    H/C  15

 

 Serving At Trinity               Sunday, Oct. 27,  2019

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

 

Ushers in  October:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Karl Peterson, Jim Nelson

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

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

Finance Team in October: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

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

 

 Life Together

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

 

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

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.

 

Voters’ Meeting:    TODAY, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  Elections and the budget for 2020 are included on the agenda.

 

Youth Group:  The youth group will meet TODAY, at 2:45, at the church to carpool to Peterson’s farm where they will have a hayride, bonfire, and devotion. 

 

All Saints’ Sunday:  Next Sunday, November 3, will be All Saints’ Sunday at Trinity Creston and Mt. Ayr.   Holy Communion will be at both locations.


Dear Members of Trinity,

Many thanks to the Mission Board for the wonderful reception, cake, and gifts and to the Board of Elders for their wonderful gift.   Thanks, also, to the congregation for the cards and kind words in recognition of Pastor Appreciation month.  It’s certainly a wonderful privilege to serve as your pastor.

                                             In Christ,

                                             Pastor Rutz

  

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR IOWA LUTHERAN ELEMENTARY and SECONDARY SCHOOLS? 

You have been told many ways you can assist by participating in fundraisers, volunteering your time and we hope you are able to do some of those.  And here is another! It is the Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization (ILSTO).  This is a way to expand our schools and reach out to those in our churches and community.  By donating to the ILSTO more students are able to receive more financial aid to enable them to attend. In addition, the benefit to you is a great tax credit of 65% on your Iowa state taxes.  For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: 

www.iowalutheransto.org and www.iowasto.org    

MISSIONS

 

The 11th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Iowa.  Registration is at 4:30 with a free catered meal at 5:00.  A number of speaker will tell what God is doing in various mission areas in Iowa, the U.S. and  Haiti.  If you would like to attend, please pick up a sheet with more information from the table in the narthex.  Some information sheets were sent to Mt. Ayr already.  You will need to RSVP so they can prepare for the meal.  

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

October 20, 2019 The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 21, 2019, 8:20 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 20,  2019

Genesis 32:22-30

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

 

Luke 18:1-8

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”

 

                 This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 20    Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry Day

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                                         No high school class today.

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          3:40 pm  Pre-service organ concert at St. 

                                         Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA

                          4:00 pm  Circuit Reformation Service at

                                   St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA

 

 Mon., Oct. 21      8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

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

 

                           

Tues., Oct. 22     6:30 am   No Early Risers class today

                           8:30 am   Preschool

                         12:30  pm  Preschool

                                                                             

Wed., Oct. 23     8:30 am    Preschool

                         12:00 pm   OWLS luncheon at Pizza Ranch

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in MA

                           7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in CR

 

Thurs., Oct. 24    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                            6:30 pm  Endowment Committee Mtg. in FH (CR)

                   

Sun., Oct. 27 Reformation Sunday—Communion at both locations

                           8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00  am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                         11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

                           2:45pm Youth Group meet at the church to

                  carpool to the youth group hayride at Peterson’s farm.

                                         

  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; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple

  

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

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

Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch; Bob Ridnour; Nellie McDonald;

Patty Campbell; Logan Shady; Nancy Cottrell; Darwin Scott

  

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)

 

Condolences:  We remember the Larsen family at  the passing

of Mark’s  mother, Edith.  Her funeral was Tuesday in Elk Horn.

 

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

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

 Attendance from October 13, 2019

CR   76     H/C 69                                    MA 18

 

Serving At Trinity             Sunday, Oct. 20,  2019

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

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

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

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

Finance Team in October: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

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

 

 Life Together

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

 

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


Circuit Reformation Service:  TODAY, Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda.  All are invited to attend.   The address is: 1743 G Ave., Clarinda.

3:40  Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service

  

EARLY RISERS BIBLE STUDY will not meet on Tuesday, October 22.  It will resume at 6:30 am Tuesday, October 29.

  

HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE CLASS will not meet today, October 20.  It will resume on October 27 with a study of the Reformation.

 

THE ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY Committee will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 24.  This was rescheduled from a previous date.


Reformation Sunday:  Next Sunday, October 27 we will observe Reformation Sunday at Trinity Creston and Mt. Ayr.   Holy Communion will be at both locations.


Voters’ Meeting:   Next, Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  A report from the nomination committee is found in your bulletin today.

 

Youth Group:  The youth group will meet on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 for a hayride, bonfire, and devotion.  Plan to meet at the church at 2:45 to carpool.

 

You’ve been reading about the Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization. This giving opportunity isn’t just for Lutherans – anyone who pays Iowa state income tax can donate and receive the tax benefits.  Please help spread the word to someone you know who would like to assist students in Lutheran education while receiving a great tax benefit of a 65% tax credit on their Iowa state tax and federal tax charitable deduction.   For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: 

www.iowalutheransto.org and www.iowasto.org

  

Found:  A round, silver charm or necklace piece that says LOVE.   If it belongs to you, check with Linda, in the office, to claim it.

 

  

 MISSIONS

The 11th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Iowa.  Registration is at 4:30 with a free catered meal at 5:00.  A number of speakerwill tell what God is doing in various mission areas in Iowa, the U.S. and  Haiti.  If you would like to attend, please pick up a sheet with more information from the table in the narthex.  Some of the sheets were sent down to Mt. Ayr last week.  You will need to RSVP so they can prepare for the meal.  

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                                              

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

October 13, 2019 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 14, 2019, 8:58 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 13,  2019

Ruth 1:1-19a

2 Tim. 2:1-13

Luke 17:11-19

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

 

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 13    8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                                        No high school class today.

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

                     11:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

 

Mon., Oct. 14    Preschool is not in session today. 

                          Professional  Development Day

                            7:00 pm  Altar Guild Meeting in CR 

                                           Meet upstairs.

 

Tues., Oct. 15    No Early Risers Class today

                           8:30 am  Preschool

                           9:00 am  Handy Helpers Quilting

                         12:30  pm Preschool

                           5:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class –Mt. Ayr

                           6:30  pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                          

                        

Wed., Oct. 16     8:30 am   Preschool

                           9:30  am   Pastors’ Circuit Mtg. in FH (CR)

                         12:30  pm  Preschool

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

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

                           7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                                                  

Thurs., Oct. 17    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                  

Sun., Oct. 20    Caring for Your Neighbor-Food

                          Pantry Day

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                      11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        3:40 p.m.  Pre-service organ concert at St. 

                                        Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA

                        4:00 p.m.  Circuit Reformation Service at

                                   St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA


 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; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

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

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish;   Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen;  Rachel Heck; Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch;

Bob Ridnour; Nellie McDonald; Patty Campbell; Logan Shady;

Nancy Cottrell;  Darwin Scott

  

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 October 6, 2019

CR  72                                     MA  14, H/C 12

 

 

 Serving At Trinity            Sunday, Oct. 13,  2019

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

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

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

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

Finance Team in October: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

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

 

 Life Together

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

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

ANNUAL ALTAR GUILD MEETING

 October 14, 2019

Tomorrow night, Monday, October 14, 2019 at

7:00 p.m. we will have our annual meeting with Pastor Rutz.  The meeting will be held in the church Nave/Sanctuary.

 Items to be discussed include:

          Review/training of our duties

          Setting up our schedule for calendar year 2020

          General question and answer session

We invite anyone to attend the meeting who would

like more information or is considering being a part of this important activity. Any confirmed member of the congregation is eligible to serve as a member of the

Altar Guild.

We would like all members to attend, if possible, this important meeting.  Thanks very much to each of you for your dedication as together we serve the Lord in

this manner.

Do you have questions or want more information?

Contact Janette Lang.

 

 

Circuit Reformation Service:  Next Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda.  All are invited to attend.   The address is: 1743 G Ave., Clarinda.

3:40  Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service


EARLY RISERS BIBLE STUDY will not meet on Tuesday, October 15 or Tuesday, October 22.  It will resume at 6:30 am Tuesday, October 29.

  

HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE CLASS will not meet on October 13 or October 20.  It will resume on October 27 with a study of the Reformation.

 

THE ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY Committee will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 24.


VOTERS’ MEETING:  Sunday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m., the voters will meet in the fellowship hall in Creston.  


 Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization:  If you haven’t heard about this organization, now is the time to take a closer look.  This is the program whereby you can contribute and your dollars will benefit families wanting to send their children to Lutheran elementary & secondary schools. The benefits you receive are two-fold: 1) You get to see more children experiencing the love of God every day, and 2) You will receive a 65% tax credit on your Iowa state income taxes and a charitable deduction on your Federal return.  We are currently at 20% of our 2019 goal. For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: www.iowalutheransto.org and www.iowasto.org

  

THANK YOU:  Thank you to the ladies of the congregation who provided baked goods and/or crafts for the LWML sale last Sunday.   Thank you to all who purchased items or donated to the Mites offerings.  All of the proceeds will be used towards support of various LWML projects on the local, district, and synodical levels of LWML.   There are a few craft items still available for a free will donation.  They may be found on a table in the fellowship hall.  

 

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.


The 11th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Iowa.  Registration is at 4:30 with a free catered meal at 5:00.  A number of speaker will tell what God is doing in various mission areas in Iowa, the U.S. and  Haiti.  If you would like to attend, please pick up a sheet with more information from the table in the narthex.  You will need to RSVP so they can prepare for the meal.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                                   

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

October 6, 2019 The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and LWML Sunday

posted Oct 14, 2019, 8:47 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 6,  2019

Hab. 1:1-4; 2:1-4       2 Tim. 1:1-14     Luke 17:1-10 (printed here)

Temptations to Sin

1And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. 3 Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”

Increase Our Faith

5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

Unworthy Servants

7 “Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? 8 Will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare supper for me, and dress properly, and serve me while I eat and drink, and afterward you will eat and drink’? 9 Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? 10 So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.’”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Oct. 6    LWML Sunday

                         8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

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

                       10:00 a.m.  Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                     10:00 am.  LWML Bake/Craft Sale in FH CR

                     11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                       4:00 p.m.  LC Clinic Gospel Concert  Fundraiser in FH (CR)

                       6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting (CR)  

                       Note that this is a change in week for this month.

  

Mon., Oct. 7      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

 

Tues., Oct. 8     6:30 a.m.  Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                          8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                          6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                                   

Wed., Oct. 9     8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                         1:30 p.m.  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                         6:00 p.m.  F.L.O.C.K. in FH (CR)

                         7:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                                                    

Thurs., Oct. 10   8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                         12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                           1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          4:00-8:00 p.m.  Matura/Headstart Mtg

                                              in  FH (CR)

                          6:30 p.m.   Endowment Committee Meeting

                          Meet upstairs in the church (CR)

  

Sun., Oct. 13    8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

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

                       10:00 Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                     11:00 a.m.  Divine Service (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; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

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

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry

Troxel; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Lawrence Herzberg;  Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch; Bob Ridnour; Nellie McDonald;

Patty Campbell; Logan Shady; Jude Shady; Nancy Cottrell;

Darwin Scott

  

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 September 29, 2019

CR    81,  Communed 67                 MA  17, Communed 15

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Oct. 6,  2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff  (CR)  Melody Stoner

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

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

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

Finance Team in October: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

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

 

 Life Together

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

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


LWML Sunday is today. Fellowship time will include goodies prepared by members as well as the Craft/Bake Sale. All of you are invited to come down to the fellowship hall after the service to join together for this time.   Proceeds from the Craft/Bake Sale will be used to support LWML mission projects.   The large mite box is also located in the back of the church.   Mite offerings are also used to support  LWML mission projects.   Thanks you for your continued support of the work of the LWML.

 

Naomi Circle will meet on Wednesday, October 9 at 1:30 in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be “The Pharaoh’s Daughter”, found on page 19 of the Fall quarterly.  Please join us for Bible Study and fellowship.

Additions & Corrections to October Calendar

Please add these dates to your monthly calendar:

6:30 p.m.  Thursday, October 10  Endowment Committee Mtg.   (Not 7:00 as previously reported.)  Meet upstairs in the church due to the FH being in use by another group.

9:30 a.m.  Wed., Oct. 16  Pastors’ Circuit Meeting in FH (Creston)

1:00 p.m.  Sunday, Oct. 27  Voter’s Meeting in FH (Creston)

 

ANNUAL ALTAR GUILD MEETING

 October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual meeting with Pastor Rutz.  The meeting will be held in the church Nave/Sanctuary.

 Items to be discussed include:

          Review/training of our duties

          Setting up our schedule for calendar year 2020

          General question and answer session

We invite anyone to attend the meeting who would like more information or is considering being a part of this important activity. Any confirmed member of the congregation is eligible to serve as a member of the Altar Guild.

We would like all members to attend, if possible, this important meeting.  Thanks very much to each of you for your dedication as together we serve the Lord in this manner.

Do you have questions or want more information? Contact Janette Lang.

 

Circuit Reformation Service:  Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda.  All are invited to attend.

3:00 choir rehearsal for those who would like to sing in it.   Let Pastor Rutz know soon if you would like to participate in the choir.

3:40  Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service


Students in our Lutheran schools need your help!  The Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization is at 20% of its $850,000 goal as of Oct. 1. You have until the end of the year – Dec. 31 – to mail your gift. We know the need is becoming greater – How can you help? Giving is not limited to Lutherans, church members, etc. If you know someone who could benefit from a 65% tax credit, please give them a donor form. Remember the financial benefit to a contributor is a 65% tax credit on Iowa income taxes (which can be carried over for five years) and also a 35% charitable contribution on your federal form.  For more information about ILSTO go online to www.iowalutheransto.org or call Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991.

 

  

  MISSIONS

LC Clinic Fundraiser:  Today, October 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. a Benefit Concert will be held for the LC Clinic.  It will be held in Trinity’s fellowship hall in Creston.   It is open to the public and all are invited to attend.  Performing will  be Ambassadors of Grace and Heirs Together.  A love offering will be received to benefit the LC Clinic here in Creston. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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