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  • February 19, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany This Week at Trinity   Sun., Feb. 19     Caring for Your Neighbor-Bring food for Food Bank                              8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)                            10 ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2017, 10:23 AM by Linda Hadley
  • February 12, 2017 The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany  This Week at Trinity   Sun., Feb. 12       8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)                              9:00 am     Divine Service/HC(CR)                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)                            10:00 am     Fellowship ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2017, 10:45 AM by Linda Hadley
  • February 5, 2017 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany               This Week at Trinity Sun., Feb. 5          8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time ...
    Posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:16 AM by Linda Hadley
  • January 29, 2017 The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany This Week at Trinity     Sun., Jan. 29      8:00 am    Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)                             9:00 am     Divine Service/Matins (CR)                           10:00 am     Fellowship time (CR)                           10:00 ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2017, 10:11 AM by Linda Hadley
  • January 22, 2017 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany and the Beginning of National Lutheran Schools Week This Week at Trinity   Sun., Jan. 22   Beginning of National Lutheran Schools’ Week                             8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)                           10:00 am     Fellowship time ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:26 AM by Linda Hadley
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February 19, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 16, 2017, 10:23 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Feb. 19     Caring for Your Neighbor-Bring food for Food Bank

                             8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)                       

 

Mon., Feb. 20        8:30  am    Preschool

                           12:30  pm    Preschool

                             Bloodmobile in FH (CR)

 

Tues., Feb. 21        8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:00 am    Handy Helpers quilting group in FH

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                              Pastor’s evening in MA

                              6:30 pm    Bible study in Mt. Ayr

                            

Wed., Feb. 22       8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

                           

                           

Thurs., Feb. 23       8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Feb. 26        Transfiguration Sunday

                             8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service /HC(MA)

                           12:00-9:00  Fellowship Hall reserved (CR)

                                    6:00  pm      Preschool Father’s Night in FH 

     

                Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Clair VanZee; Rob Marxen; Brenda Miller;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                               

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at

(641-782-5095)

 

Pastor’s email is:   (Note that this is a change in email.)

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at

712-621-5971 (cell)

Email Address for the Office Assistant

lhadley@trinitycreston.org

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

 

 

 Attendance :  February 12

CR  70   H/C 68                    MA  10

  H/C means Holy Communion

 

LIFE TOGETHER

 

Email Change:   If you need to email Pastor Rutz, please use this email address:

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

 

Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study groups will not meet on Feb. 21 or 28.   They will resume in March.  

 

Christian Care:  As of February 1, the balance in the Christian Care fund is $690.88.

 

 

Looking ahead: 

Next Sunday, February 26, will be Transfiguration Sunday.  Divine Service with holy communion will  be held in both Creston and Mt. Ayr. 

Ash Wednesday will be on March 1.  Divine Service with imposition of ashes and holy communion will be held at 7:00 p.m., only in Creston.

Wednesday night Lenten services will also be at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.  

Easter Sunday will be on April 16. 

More information about Holy Week service times will be shared closer to that time.

 

 

 

                          MISSIONS

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

 

 

Thank you to all who participated in the Life Care Clinic diaper drive in January.  The diapers help out families immensely and they do appreciate your support.    The love of God is revealed in every act of kindness. 

                 The Mission Board. 

 

 


The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on 
Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.  We would like to invite all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us.  Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking soon afterwards.  You will get reminders of this event as time goes on.  For now, mark Saturday, July 15 on your calendars to keep open for a trip to Mapleton, IA.  If there are questions you can talk to any Mission Board member.  You'll be hearing from us again soon.    The Mission Board. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                       

 

                            

                           

 

February 12, 2017 The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 9, 2017, 10:45 AM by Linda Hadley

 This Week at Trinity

 

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                             6:00 pm     Preschool Board meeting

                           

Mon., Feb. 13        8:30  am    Preschool

                          12:30  pm    Preschool

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

 

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

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

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

                              Pastor’s day in MA

                            

Wed., Feb. 15    Pastor at church circuit meeting in Clarinda

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            6:00 pm     Confirmation Class and F.L.O.C.K.

                            7:30 pm     Church Council meeting (CR)

                           

Thurs., Feb. 16       8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Feb. 19     Caring for Your Neighbor-Bring food for Food Bank

                             8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

   Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer; Rob Marxen

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Pastor Lindsey Watkins of Boone; Sue Larsen; Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Attendance :  February 5

CR     67                     MA  12  H/C 11

  H/C means Holy Communion

     

                            THANK YOU

Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers and concerns.   I returned home Friday after a second stay in skilled rehab.               

                      From Jo Ehm

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

Today is the last day to sign up if you would like to begin a subscription to the Lutheran Witness.  There’s a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex.   The cost for a subscription is $22.67.   There is a special envelope in your pack of offering envelopes and your payment may be placed in the offering plate.   Renewals and names/addresses for any new subscriptions will be sent to Concordia Publishing House this week.

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

 

 

EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

 

F.L.O.C.K will meet on Feb. 15 at 6:00.   FLOCK is for all children in grades K-4.

 

Church Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15.

 

 

Christian Care:  As of February 1, the balance in the Christian Care fund is $690.88.

 

Exterior Crosses:   Last Sunday, you received information about the proposed exterior crosses to go in the yard by the SE corner of the church in Creston.  Some extra sheets are available on the table in the narthex.  


 

 

  MISSION

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

The Mission Board will be presenting Christian Peanut’s Valentines to each child at the Preschool on Monday and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday afternoon.   We have a variety of religious Valentine stickers that each child may choose from and there will also be a colored pencil to give each child as well.   We are looking forward to this fun time.     From The Mission Board. 


Serving At Trinity

 

Sun February 12

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

 

Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley

        

Ushers in February:  (CR)  Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers

 

Elders on Duty in February:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Gene Cook

 

Offering Counters in February: (CR) Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

               

Altar Committee for February: Phil & Anita Wardenburg, Karl & Candace Peterson

      

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

                         

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

February 5, 2017 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 2, 2017, 11:16 AM by Linda Hadley

              This Week at Trinity

Sun., Feb. 5          8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/HC(MA)

 

Mon., Feb. 6         8:30  am     Preschool

                          12:30  pm    Preschool

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

 

Tues., Feb. 7          6:30 am     Early Risers Bible Study in FH (CR)

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

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

                          Pastor’s evening in MA

                             6:30 pm     Bible study in Mt. Ayr

                             

Wed., Feb. 8        8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            1:30 pm     Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                            6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

                            7:30 pm     All boards meet (CR)

                           

Thurs., Feb. 9        8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Feb. 11       6:00 pm    Valentine Dinner in FH (CR)

 

 

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

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

                           10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                           

        Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Pastor Lindsey Watkins of Boone; Sue Larsen; Jo Ehm;

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 

 Attendance :  January 29 

CR     61                     MA  13

  

                          LIFE TOGETHER

 

The following thank you was received from  the family of Tyler Miller, who died recently.   The members of the Miller family are good friends of Sharon Nonneman.

     Thank you so much for your donation which was much appreciated.  Most of all, thank you for your continuing support of prayers and encouragement that has been felt all year long.   Thank you.   God bless.

             From Vickie Miller and family

 

EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin tomorrow,  February 6, at 6:30 p.m. and repeats on Tuesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study of the book of John, Part one.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, February 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ More Precious than Silver”  This study is found on page 20 of the Winter 2016 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

Valentine Dinner:  Trinity youth  will be hosting a Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall in Creston.   Lasagna will be the main entrée.   Cost is $15.00 per person.  This is a fundraiser for the youth group.     A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex. 

 

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions:   If you would like to begin a new subscription to the Lutheran Witness, it’s not too late.   There’s a sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex where you can list your name and address.  The cost for a year’s subscription is $22.67.     There’s an envelope in with your offering envelopes labeled Lutheran Witness.   You may use that envelope and place it in the offering plate.  Sunday, February 12 is the deadline for turning in any orders.   After that date, the  renewals and new orders will be sent  in.

 

Christian Care:  As of February 1, the balance in the Christian Care fund is $690.88.

 

 


  “Look for the proposal for outdoor crosses.”


Serving At Trinity

 

Sun February 5

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

 

Acolyte:  Haylee Brown

        

Ushers in February:  (CR)  Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers

 

Elders on Duty in February:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Gene Cook

 

Offering Counters in February: (CR) Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

               

Altar Committee for February: Phil & Anita Wardenburg, Karl & Candace Peterson

      

 

 

                           

 


  


 

 

 

 

 

                  

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

January 29, 2017 The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Jan 27, 2017, 10:11 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

 

Sun., Jan. 29      8:00 am    Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service/Matins (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/Matins (MA)

                           

 

Mon., Jan. 30      8:30  am      Preschool

                        12:30  pm       Preschool

 

Tues., Jan. 31     6:30 am      Early Risers

                           8:30 am     Preschool

                         12:30 pm      Preschool

                          Pastor’s day in MA

                             

 

Wed., Feb. 1        8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                            6:00 pm      Confirmation Class

                            7:30 pm      Elder’s Meeting (CR)

                           

 

Thurs., Feb. 2     Pastor at Bible Study in Adair

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                           

 

Sun., Feb. 5       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/HC(MA)

                           

       Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.; Pastor Lindsey Watkins of Boone; Sue Larsen; Jo Ehm

                                                                                                                              

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Attendance :  January 22  

CR    163 (NLSW Sunday)                       MA  9

  

 

LIFE TOGETHER

 

   Lutheran Witness Subscriptions

It is time to renew subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.    The Lutheran Witness is a publication of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and contains articles that interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.  Pastor Rutz feels that this is an essential resource for every Lutheran Christian.  Included in each issue is a section with articles about news and events in Iowa District West.  The cost of a year’s subscription is $22.67. 

 

The question was raised as to why this price is different than what is listed in the subscription options in the magazine.  Concordia Publishing House was contacted to find out the answer .  Here is their reply.  Thank you for your Lutheran Witness inquiry.  Your cost is a discounted group price for the Lutheran Witness with the Iowa district newsletter published in it.  The normal cost for the magazine you get is $24.99.  The cost published in the magazine itself is without any coordination and insertion of your Iowa West district news.

 

On the table in the narthex is a list of people who currently subscribe.   If you wish to renew your subscription circle  YES next to your name.   If you do not wish to renew your subscription please circle NO.  If you would like to begin a subscription please add your name to the list and provide your current address.    For payment, use the Lutheran Witness envelope found in the front of your box of offering envelopes and place it in the offering plate by February 12.  

 

 

Information about the 14th annual Clarinda Lutheran School German Dinner is on the table in the narthex.   It will be Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 11 a.m. –1 p.m.  Cost of the meal is a free will donation. 

 

EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

 

 

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study of the book of John, Part one.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

                            MISSIONS

 

A diaper drive continues throughout January.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies, Pampers & Luvs in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, but any brand will be appreciated.  The most requested diaper size is 3.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.

The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is: 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.

If you have questions you can talk to Hannah Shady or any member of the Mission Board.  

Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.         From The Mission Board.

 

 

 Baby Bundles:  The LWML continues to accept items for the Baby Bundles, which could be used for a girl or boy.  These are given out at the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Some of the newborn sized items are:  onesies, booties/socks, sleepers, caps, burp bibs and diapers.  Also included in a bundle is a Bible, prayer book and a mustard seed devotion; these items are then wrapped in a receiving blanket.  These items can always be placed in the basket located in the narthex.  If anyone ever has a question or concern you can always talk with Hannah Shady or Maggie Dory.   Thank you to everyone for helping to support this important ongoing Mission project.


 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun January 29

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

 

Acolyte:  Holden Hanson

        

Ushers in January:  (CR)  Rick Hadley, Jack Quee,

Dean Hadley, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in January:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in January: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm

               

Altar Committee for January: Karl & Candace Peterson and Phil & Anita Wardenburg

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

                           

                       

 

                             

                           

 

January 22, 2017 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany and the Beginning of National Lutheran Schools Week

posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:26 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Jan. 22   Beginning of National Lutheran Schools’ Week

                            8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

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

 

National Lutheran Schools Week    January 22-28, 2017

Mon., Jan. 23   8:30  am      Preschool     “Upon the Rock of Jesus”

                        12:30  pm       Preschool           Crazy Sock Day

 

Tues., Jan. 24    6:30 am      Early Risers

                            8:30 am      Preschool       “Upon the Rock of Ages”

                         12:30 pm       Preschool               Pajama  Day

                          Pastor’s day in MA

                             

Wed., Jan. 25     8:30 am      Preschool  “Upon the Rock of Refuge”

                          12:30 pm       Preschool          Backwards Day

                            6:00 pm       Confirmation Class

                           

 

Thurs., Jan 26    8:30 am     Preschool “The House Upon the Rock”

                             9:45 am     PS Chapel        Proud of our School

                           12:30 pm     Preschool            (Trinity t-shirt) 

                            1:45 pm      PS Chapel         Grandparent Day

 

 

Sun., Jan. 29      8:00 am     Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am      Divine Service/Matins (CR)

                          10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am      Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am      Divine Service/Matins (MA)

                           

   Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.; Pastor Lindsey Watkins of Boone; Sue Larsen; Jo Ehm

                                                                                                                              

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 


Attendance :  January 15   

CR   75  H/C 70                        MA  15   H/C 15

H/C means Holy Communion


                                                          LIFE TOGETHER

The quarterly voter’s meeting will be held TODAY January 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.   

 

 

Lutheran Schools Week:  On the back of the green song sheet, that is your bulletin today, you will find information about National Lutheran Schools Week activities that will be held this week at Trinity Preschool .  Upon This Rock is the theme for the week.  Christ is our Cornerstone, on Him alone we build.

 

Information about the 14th annual Clarinda Lutheran School German Dinner is on the table in the narthex.   It will be Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 11 a.m. –1 p.m.  Cost of the meal is a free will donation. 

 

EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study of the book of John, Part one.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

It is time to renew subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.    The Lutheran Witness is a publication of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and contains articles that interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.  Pastor Rutz feels that this is an essential resource for every Lutheran Christian.  Included in each issue is a section with articles about news and events in Iowa District West.  The cost of a year’s subscription is $22.67.    On the table in the narthex is a list of people who currently subscribe.   If you wish to renew your subscription circle  YES next to your name.   If you do not wish to renew your subscription please circle NO.  If you would like to begin a subscription please add your name to the list and provide your current address.    For payment, use the Lutheran Witness envelope found in the front of your box of offering envelopes and place it in the offering plate by February 12.  

                                                MISSIONS

A diaper drive continues throughout January.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies, Pampers & Luvs in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, but any brand will be appreciated.  The most requested diaper size is 3.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.

The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is: 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.

If you have questions you can talk to Hannah Shady or any member of the Mission Board.  Hannah will be speaking at Trinity Creston on Sunday, January 15, when the Sanctity for Life Sunday will be observed.  She will explain all about the Life Care Clinic.

Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.         From The Mission Board.

 

 Baby Bundles:  The LWML continues to accept items for the Baby Bundles, which could be used for a girl or boy.  These are given out at the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Some of the newborn sized items are:  onesies, booties/socks, sleepers, caps, burp bibs and diapers.  Also included in a bundle is a Bible, prayer book and a mustard seed devotion; these items are then wrapped in a receiving blanket.  There is a table set up in the back of the sanctuary that displays all items that are wrapped up for one bundle.  These items can always be placed in the basket located in the narthex.  If anyone ever has a question or concern you can always talk with Hannah Shady or Maggie Dory.   Thank you to everyone for helping to support this important ongoing Mission project.


 

                     Thank You

Jo Ehm thanks everyone for the prayers and concern shown to her while in the hospital.  She is now in Creston in skilled rehab.  Chuck is at home. 

 

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun January 22

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

 

Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas

        

Ushers in January:  (CR)  Rick Hadley, Jack Quee,

Dean Hadley, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in January:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in January: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm

               

Altar Committee for January: Karl & Candace Peterson and Phil & Anita Wardenburg

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                           

                       

 

                             

                           

 

January 15, 2017 The Second Sunday after the Epiphany and Sanctity of Life Sunday

posted Jan 18, 2017, 8:51 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Jan. 15    Sanctity of Life Sunday

                          Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank 

                            8:00 am     Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

Mon., Jan. 16    8:30  am      Preschool

                        12:30  pm       Preschool

 

Tues., Jan. 17    6:30 am      Early Risers

                            8:30 am      Preschool

                            9:00 am      Handy Helpers quilting

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                          Pastor’s afternoon in MA

                            6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., Jan. 18      8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            6:00 pm       F.L.O.C.K. and Confirmation Class

                            7:30 pm       Church Council in FH (CR)

 

Thurs., Jan 19    8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                            1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel

Sat., Jan. 21     10:00-noon   FH in use by 4-H group (CR)

 

Sun., Jan. 22   Beginning of National Lutheran Schools’ Week

                            8:00 am     Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service(CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service(MA)

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

                         

   Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse; Norm Schroeder; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.; Joellen Ehm

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

Condolences:  We remember the family of Tyler Miller who died on January 6.  The Millers are friends of Sharon Nonneman.

                         

Attendance :  January 8    

CR  68,   H/C 64                            MA  12

H/C means Holy Communion


 TWO THANK YOUS

 

Thank you  to everyone who came or helped at my 100th birthday open house.  Also, thank you for all the cards, visits, and gifts I received.  I appreciated everything.     From May Carlisle

 

 

Thank you:  The family of Agnes Eklund is deeply grateful for the various expressions of sympathy from the members of Trinity at the time of her death.      From the Eklund Family

 

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

The quarterly voter’s meeting will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.   

 

NATIONAL LUTHERAN SCHOOLS WEEK

January 22-28, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, Trinity Preschool students will present a concert of music at the beginning of the 9:00 church service in Creston.  After the service that day there will be refreshments for everyone in the fellowship hall.   Please plan to stay and welcome the families of the preschoolers.    Watch for more information about special activities that will happen at Trinity Preschool that week.

Information about the 14th annual Clarinda Lutheran School German Dinner is on the table in the narthex.   It will be Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 11 a.m. –1 p.m.  Cost of the meal is a free will donation.     Call (712) 542-3657 for reservations.

 

EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study of the book of John, Part one.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions

It is time to renew subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.    The Lutheran Witness is a publication of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and contains articles that interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.  Pastor Rutz feels that this is an essential resource for every Lutheran Christian.  Included in each issue is a section with articles about news and events in Iowa District West.  The cost of a year’s subscription is $22.67.    On the table in the narthex is a list of people who currently subscribe.   If you wish to renew your subscription circle  YES next to your name.   If you do not wish to renew your subscription please circle NO.  If you would like to begin a subscription please add your name to the list and provide your current address.    For payment, use the Lutheran Witness envelope found in the front of your box of offering envelopes and place it in the offering plate by February 12.  

                           

MISSIONS

A diaper drive began on January 1, 2017 and continues through the whole month.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies, Pampers & Luvs in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, but any brand will be appreciated.  The most requested diaper size is 3.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.

The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is: 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.

If you have questions you can talk to Hannah Shady or any member of the Mission Board.  Hannah will be speaking at Trinity Creston on Sunday, January 15, when the Sanctity for Life Sunday will be observed.  She will explain all about the Life Care Clinic.

Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.         From The Mission Board.

 

Baby Bundles:  The LWML continues to accept items for the Baby Bundles, which could be used for a girl or boy.  These are given out at the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Some of the newborn sized items are:  onesies, booties/socks, sleepers, caps, burp bibs and diapers.  Also included in a bundle is a Bible, prayer book and a mustard seed devotion; these items are then wrapped in a receiving blanket.  There is a table set up in the back of the sanctuary that displays all items that are wrapped up for one bundle.  These items can always be placed in the basket located in the narthex.  If anyone ever has a question or concern you can always talk with Hannah Shady or Maggie Dory.   Thank you to everyone for helping to support this important ongoing Mission project.


 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun January 15

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

 

Acolyte:  Kate Foglesong

        

Ushers in January:  (CR)  Rick Hadley, Jack Quee,

Dean Hadley, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in January:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in January: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm

               

Altar Committee for January: Karl & Candace Peterson and Phil & Anita Wardenburg

      

 

 

 

                       

 

                             

                           

 

January 8, 2017 The Baptism of Our Lord/The First Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Jan 9, 2017, 9:18 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Jan. 8       8:00 am     Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am      Removal of the Greens (CR)

                          10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am      Divine Service (MA)

                            6:00 pm      Preschool Board

 

Mon., Jan. 9     8:30  am      Preschool

                        12:30  pm       Preschool

 

 

Tues., Jan. 10    6:30 am      Early Risers

                            8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                          Pastor’s day in MA

                           

Wed., Jan. 11      8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            1:30 pm       Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                            6:00 pm       Confirmation Class

                            7:30 pm       All boards meet

 

Thurs., Jan 12    8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                            1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel

 

 

Sun., Jan. 15    Sanctity of Life Sunday

                          Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank 

                            8:00 am     Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

                          10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                           

   Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh;

Judy Woods; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.

                                                                                                                             

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

Condolences:   We extend our condolences to the Eklund family at the passing of Bob’s mother, Agnes Eklund.    She died on January 2 and her funeral was on January 6.

                     

 Attendance :  New Year’s Eve   CR  24

   January 1  MA   7           CR      45

 H/C means Holy Communion

 

LIFE TOGETHER

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

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

 

 

IMPORTANT SUNDAY SCHEDULE CHANGE INFORMATION

Beginning TODAY, January 8, 2017

At the December 7th elder's meeting it was decided to begin a Sunday service schedule change beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017.  This will be a trial run through the end of May.   A decision will be made by the voter's assembly at the April voter's meeting whether to keep the new schedule or whether to go back to the old schedule. 

The schedule will be as follows:

8:00 a.m.  Bible Study and Sunday School in Creston

9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Fellowship time in Creston

10:00 am  Fellowship time in Mt. Ayr

10:45 a.m. Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

 

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Encourage One Another”  This study is found on page 16 of the Winter Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

 

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions

It is time to renew subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.    The Lutheran Witness is a publication of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and contains articles that interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.  Pastor Rutz feels that this is an essential resource for every Lutheran Christian.  Included in each issue is a section with articles about news and events in Iowa District West.  The cost of a year’s subscription is $22.67.    On the table in the narthex is a list of people who currently subscribe.   If you wish to renew your subscription circle  YES next to your name.   If you do not wish to renew your subscription please circle NO.  If you would like to begin a subscription please add your name to the list and provide your current address.    For payment, use the Lutheran Witness envelope found in the front of your box of offering envelopes and place it in the offering plate by February 12.  

 

 

 

 

MISSIONS

 

A diaper drive will begin on January 1, 2017 and continue through the whole month.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies, Pampers & Luvs in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, but any brand will be appreciated.  The most requested diaper size is 3.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.

 

The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is: 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.

 

If you have questions you can talk to Hannah Shady or any member of the Mission Board.  Hannah will be speaking at Trinity Creston on Sunday, January 15, when the Sanctity for Life Sunday will be observed.  She will explain all about the Life Care Clinic.

 

Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.  From The Mission Board.

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun January 8

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

 

Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley

        

Ushers in January:  (CR)  Rick Hadley, Jack Quee,

Dean Hadley, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in January:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in January:  (CR)  

               

Altar Committee for January: Karl & Candace Peterson and Phil & Anita Wardenburg

      

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             

                           

 

January 1, 2017 The Name of Jesus Sunday

posted Jan 4, 2017, 9:08 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Jan. 1      New Year’s Day

                           8:00 am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           9:45 am      Divine Service (CR)

                           No Bible Class or Sunday School today

                 

Mon., Jan. 2      8:30 am      Preschool

                         12:30 pm      Preschool

 

Tues., Jan. 3      6:30 am      Early Risers

                            8:30 am      Preschool

                         12:30 pm      Preschool

Pastor’s afternoon in MA

                            6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                            7:00 pm     Rachel Circle

 

Wed., Jan. 4       8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                           No confirmation class tonight.  Classes will

                           resume on January 11.

                           6:30 pm      Elders’ Meeting  (Note time change)

 

Thurs., Jan 5     Pastor’s study group in Adair

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

 

Sat., Jan. 7        2:00-4:00 pm  Birthday Open House in honor of

                          May Carlisle’s 100th Birthday  in FH (CR)

 

 

Sun., Jan. 8        8:00 am     Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am     Removal of the Greens (CR)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                            6:00 pm     Preschool Board

                       

 

                             

                           

 Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;

Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz;

Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Susie Seals; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;

 Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh;

Judy Woods; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.

                                                                                                                             

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

 Attendance :  Christmas Eve    MA  35         CR  151

         Christmas Day     MA  10   H/C        CR   54  H/C 52

 

H/C means Holy Communion

 

 

 

 

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

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

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

 

Thank You:  The family of Frieda Porter thanks Trinity members and Pastor Rutz for all the love shown to us at the time of our mother’s passing.  We appreciated all of the cards, memorials, and food.  Special thanks to all who braved the weather to travel to Greenfield for the funeral.  From Pat Barkalow and Becky & Jim Hagen

 

Card Shower/Open House:  

May Carlisle will be turning 100 on January 5.  A card shower will be held in honor of her birthday.   Cards may be sent to her at 705 N. Oak in Creston.    There will also be an open house held in her honor on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall.  

 

IMPORTANT SUNDAY SCHEDULE CHANGE INFORMATION

Beginning next Sunday, January 8, 2017

At the December 7th elder's meeting it was decided to begin a Sunday service schedule change beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017.  This will be a trial run through the end of May.   A decision will be made by the voter's assembly at the April voter's meeting whether to keep the new schedule or whether to go back to the old schedule. 

The schedule will be as follows:

8:00 a.m.  Bible Study and Sunday School in Creston

9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

10:45 a.m. Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

There will still be fellowship time after the Divine Service in Creston.

 

Christian Care Fund:   The balance in the Christian Care Fund is $2135.88.   

 

 

 Meeting time change:  Due to the confirmation class not meeting on Wednesday, January 4, the elders’ meeting will begin 6:30 p.m. on January 4.  In February it will go back to the 7:30 p.m. time schedule.  

 

  

MISSIONS

 

A diaper drive will begin on January 1, 2017 and continue through the whole month.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies, Pampers & Luvs in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, but any brand will be appreciated.  The most requested diaper size is 3.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.

 

The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is: 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.

 

If you have questions you can talk to Hannah Shady or any member of the Mission Board.  Hannah will be speaking at Trinity Creston on Sunday, January 15, when the Sanctity for Life Sunday will be observed.  She will explain all about the Life Care Clinic.

 

Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.  From The Mission Board.

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun January 1

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

 

Acolyte:  Haylee Brown

        

Ushers in January:  (CR)  Rick Hadley, Jack Quee,

Dean Hadley, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in January:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in January:  (CR)  

               

Altar Committee for January: Karl & Candace Peterson and Phil & Anita Wardenburg

      

 

 

 

 


 

 

December 25, 2016 Christmas Day

posted Dec 23, 2016, 9:01 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Dec. 25       Christmas Day

                              8:00 am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

                              9:45 am      Divine Service/HC(CR)

                              No Bible Class or Sunday School today

 

                    

Mon., Dec. 26       Office will be closed.

                               Preschool’s Christmas vacation 

                               Classes resume on January 2.                            

 

 

Tues., Dec. 27       6:30 am       Early Risers

                             Pastor’s day in MA

 

 Sat., Dec. 31         New Year’s Eve

                              7:00 pm  Divine Service/HC  (CR)        

 

 

 Sun., Jan. 1          New Year’s Day

                              8:00 am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

                              9:45 am      Divine Service (CR)

                              No Bible Class or Sunday School today

                       

 Prayers

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Susie Seals; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh;

Judy Woods; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;  Joe Haines;  Norm Schroeder; Bertha Jensen; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.

                                                                                                                              

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Attendance :  

Dec. 18    MA  cancelled  due to weather          CR  38

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

Altar flowers and the poinsettia on a stand by the steps, are given in memory of Frieda Porter by Pat Barkalow and Becky & Jim Hagen. 

 

 

Thank You:  The family of Frieda Porter thanks  Pastor Rutz  and members of Trinity for all the love shown to us at the time of our mother’s passing.  We appreciated all of the cards, memorials, and food.  Special thanks to all who braved the weather to travel to Greenfield for the funeral. 

From Pat Barkalow and Becky & Jim Hagen

 

 

Card Shower/Open House:  May Carlisle will be turning 100 on January 5, 2017.  A card shower will be held in honor of her birthday.   Cards may be sent to her at 705 N. Oak in Creston.   There will also be an open house held in her honor on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall.  

 

 Christian Care Fund:   The balance in the Christian Care Fund is $2135.88.   

 

 

 IMPORTANT SUNDAY SCHEDULE CHANGE INFORMATION

At the December 7th elder's meeting it was decided to begin a Sunday service schedule change beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017.  This will be a trial run through the end of May.   A decision will be made by the voter's assembly at the April voter's meeting whether to keep the new schedule or whether to go back to the old schedule. 

The schedule will be as follows:

8:00 a.m.  Bible Study and Sunday School in Creston

9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

10:45 a.m. Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

There will still be fellowship time after the Divine Service in Creston.

Remember that this will begin on Sunday, January 8, 2017.  

 

 

 

MISSIONS

 

The large LWML Mite Box is displayed in the back of the sanctuary today.  

Your mites will help support various mission projects of the LWML on the district and national level.

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun December 25

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

 

Acolyte:  Holden Hanson

        

Ushers in December:  (CR) Jim Hagen, Mike Lang

 

Elders on Duty in December:

(MA) Mark Larsen , Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

 

Offering Counters in December:  (CR)   Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

               

Altar Committee for December: Dave & Maggie Dory

      

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             

                           

 

December 18, 2016 The Fourth Sunday of Advent

posted Dec 16, 2016, 9:58 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Dec. 18       Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank offering

                               8:00 am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

                               9:45 am       Divine Service (CR)

                             11:00 am       Sunday School/Bible Class (CR)

 

                    

Mon., Dec. 19      Preschool’s Christmas break  

                             Classes resume on January 2.                            

 


Tues., Dec. 20      6:30 am       Early Risers

 9:00 am        Handy Helpers                        

                              Pastor’s afternoon in MA

                              6:30 pm       Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

                             

Wed., Dec. 21      Pastors’ Circuit Meeting in Osceola

                              6:00 pm       Confirmation Class

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

                              7:30 pm       Church Council Meeting

 

Sat., Dec. 24         Christmas Eve                           

                              5:00 pm     Divine Service (MA)

                              7:00 pm     Divine Service (CR)

 

Sun., Dec. 25       Christmas Day

                              8:00 am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

                              9:45 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                              No Bible Class or Sunday School today

                       

 Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Susie Seals; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh;

Judy Woods; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;  Joe Haines;  Norm Schroeder; Bertha Jensen; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.

                                                                                                                              

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Attendance :  

Dec. 11     MA  11        CR  64, H/C 59

Dec. 14 Advent service  CR  35

H/C means Holy Communion

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

Altar flowers and the poinsettia on a stand beside the steps, are given in memory of Frieda Porter by Pat Barkalow and Becky & Jim Hagen. 

 


Card Shower/Open House:  May Carlisle will be turning 100 on January 5.  A card shower will be held in honor of her birthday.   Cards may be sent to her at 705 N. Oak in Creston.    There will also be an open house held in her honor on Saturday, January 7, from 2:00-4:00 in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall.  

 

 

Bible Study:  During December, Pastor will continue leading a Bible study titled: “Explaining All the Scary Stuff in Revelation”.   The class will be taught on Sundays in Creston after the Divine Service, in the fellowship hall and on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays (Dec. 6 & 20)  at 6:30 at the church in Mt. Ayr.   All are welcome to attend this study at either location.

 

 

Painter Wanted:   A utility shed has been built and placed southwest of the parsonage.  This will serve as storage for the Rutz family.   The shed has been given a primer coat and a final coat of paint is still needed.  If you are interested in doing this in the spring, you can let the trustees know that you are willing to do so.   Thank you from the Trustees.

 

 

Christian Care Fund:   The balance in the Christian Care Fund is $2135.88.    There were no requests for aid in November.

  

 

 

IMPORTANT SUNDAY SCHEDULE CHANGE INFORMATION

At the December 7th elder's meeting it was decided to begin a Sunday service schedule change beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017.  This will be a trial run through the end of May.   A decision will be made by the voter's assembly at the April voter's meeting whether to keep the new schedule or whether to go back to the old schedule. 

The new schedule will be as follows:

8:00 a.m.  Bible Study and Sunday School in Creston

9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

10:45 a.m. Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

There will still be fellowship time after the Divine Service in Creston.

 

Remember that this will begin on Sunday, January 8, 2017.  

 

 

 MISSIONS

 

The large LWML Mite Box will be displayed in the back of the sanctuary during the month of December.

Your mites will help support various mission projects of the LWML on the district and national level.

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun December 18

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

 

Acolyte:  Katie Foglesong

        

Ushers in December:  (CR) Jim Hagen, Mike Lang

 

Elders on Duty in December:

(MA) Mark Larsen , Doug Bullock (CR) Mike Lang

 

Offering Counters in December:  (CR)   Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

               

Altar Committee for December: Dave & Maggie Dory

      

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                             

                           

 

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