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August 25, 2019 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 3, 2019, 10:40 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost on August 25,  2019

Isaiah 66:18-23

Hebrews 12:4-24 (25-29)


Luke 13:22-30

The Narrow Door

22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, 24 “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. 25 When once the master of the house has risen and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then he will answer you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’ 26 Then you will begin to say, ‘We ate and drank in your presence, and you taught in our streets.’ 27 But he will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you come from. Depart from me, all you workers of evil!’ 28 In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out. 29 And people will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30 And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.”



 This Week at Trinity


Sun., Aug. 25   8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

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

                         10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

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


 Wed., Aug. 28    6:00 p.m.  Preschool Parent Information Meeting in the FH (CR)


Thurs., Aug. 29   4:00 p.m.  Preschool Open House in the Preschool Classroom

                             7:00 p.m. Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechisis Class in FH (CR)


Sat., Aug. 31     4:00 p.m.  Relay for Life (CR)


Sun., Sept. 1     8:00 a.m.  No Bible Class today

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

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

                         11:00 a.m.  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 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg;

Rachel Heck 

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 August 18,  2019

Creston   58                     Mt. Ayr  15      Communed 13


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 25,  2019

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

Ushers in  August:  (CR)  Charlie Bowman, Dennis Brown, Kevin Kruse  

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Jim Nelson

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

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


 Life Together

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

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. 


Invitation:  Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary next Sunday, September 1, 2019.   There will be a morning service at 9:00 a.m., lunch at 11:00 a.m.,  an afternoon service at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to Myron & Robin Sunderman by mail or email.  See the invitation card, with the photo of the church, found on the table in the narthex.   A copy has been sent to Mt. Ayr, too. 


Adult Bible Class:  Adult Bible Class (CR) will not meet on Sept 1 or Sept. 8.   It will resume on Sept. 15.


Join Us for Sunday School Rally Sunday on September 15

It’s time to resume our Sunday classes for all ages! 

*Sunday School for ages 3 year old – 6th grade following 9am Divine Service in Creston and @ 10am in Mount Ayr

*Class for 7-12th grades in Youth Room after church

*Bible Class on the Lutheran Confessions will resume @ 8:00am in Creston– 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in Mount Ayr @ 6:30pm.

*FLOCK(Fellowship &Love Offered to Christ’s Kids) will resume in October.

*Elementary age kids and lower are asked to join Pastor for the Children’s Sermon which will continue to be offered on non – communion Sundays.

*High School Youth will resume at 5pm Sunday evening. (Sept. 15th)

Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall after service for refreshments.


LIFELIGHT Classes will not be offered this fall.  Due to scheduling difficulties, Mike will be unable to lead LifeLight for this fall. We plan to resume LifeLight again in February 2020.  We will then begin the study of the Book of Luke.


5th Annual Mini Golf Outing:  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 29, at 3:00 when the 5th annual mini golf outing will be held for the whole congregation.  The address is  2572 210th Street, Afton, IA.   More information and details will be shared in September.



Relay for Life:  Saturday, August 31st at 4:30 will be the Relay for Life event in Creston.   Any money collected from Cans for Cancer will be given to the American Cancer Society.  The box is located in the Narthex for the convenience of your cans/bottles, or money can be given directly to Julie Lang.  Thank you all for your continued support to this very important cause, so maybe someday cancer will be a disease no one has to endure!   This can collection is an ongoing project throughout the year. 

Mission Presentation:  Gary Thies of Mission Central will be joining us on Sunday, Sept. 8.  He will give a presentation on the financial support needed for missionaries all around the world and here in the U.S. and will display artifacts from all over the world, in the fellowship hall, following Divine Service.  This presentation will also be shown via Skype at our Mt. Ayr location.

Following the presentation the mission board will be serving a light lunch of pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and bars.  A free-will donation will be taken to help support the missionaries of Mission Central. 

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this presentation.  Think about who you are as God’s child, redeemed by Christ, and how you can support sharing the Gospel locally and abroad.