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August 27, 2017 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 30, 2017, 11:58 AM by Linda Hadley

                    This Week at Trinity


Sun., Aug. 27 8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service  (MA) 


 Mon., Aug. 28 4:00-9:00 FH in use

                         6:00 pm  Preschool’s Parent Information Night


Tues., Aug. 29   Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

                         4:00-6:00 pm  Preschool Open House


Wed., Aug. 30 6:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class &

    Youth Group cook-out and kick-off for the new school year

     in the fellowship hall (CR)


Thurs.,  Aug. 31

Fri., Sept. 1   

Sat., Sept. 2


Sun., Sept. 3   8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service(CR)

                      10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service/HC  (MA) 

 Right after the Divine Service in Mt. Ayr there will be a youth confirmation information meeting for Mt. Ayr area parents and students who are in 6th grade and above. 


 Prayer List

Condolences:  In our prayers, we remember the family of Richard Montgomery, who died on Aug. 22, in Oskaloosa.  Richard was Jo Ehm’s brother.


Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;  Steve McDermott

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister; Myron Herzberg; Linda Schroeder, Cathy Dryden; Lydia Williams


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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand 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 20

 Creston   73                                Mt. Ayr   17   Communed 14



                     LIFE TOGETHER


WELCOME:  God’s blessings today to Lance and Lori Means as they profess their Christian faith and become members of our church family here at Trinity.



Who:   All confirmation students are required to attend.   Parents are welcome to attend, too.

What:  We will have a cook-out.   Pastor will provide the food and beverages. 

When:  Wednesday, August 30, at 6:00 p.m.

Where:   Fellowship Hall at Trinity, Creston and outside, weather permitting

Why:  For fellowship and to go over information for this year’s classes.



September 3 right after the 10:45 service or Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00 pm.

These meetings are for students who are in 6th grade or above and their parents.


Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Sunday mornings at the 8:00am Bible Class, we will study these people.   This study  will continue through Reformation Sunday  on October 29.   All are invited to attend this class.  


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either class, as the same material will be presented in both. We will study of the book of John, Part two.  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.”  This is a nine week in-depth study of John.  You do not have to have completed John, part one to participate.  Trinity has been studying LifeLight courses for 27 years.  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

EARLY RISERS  will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 19 at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word,  fellowship, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. No preparation is required for this Bible study. There is no charge.


3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   It will begin at 3:00 p.m.  More information will be coming closer to that date.




Wow!  We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our partner churches.  Thank you so much for helping us raise and amazint $5,000.00 in the Baby Bottle Boomerang.  We would love to have you visit our clinic boutiques and see what wonderful things you helped provide for our clients.   Thanks again.

                                         From the  LC Clinic Staff




ATTENTION SHOTGUN SHOOTERS!  The 4th Annual LC Open Trap Shoot competition will be held Saturday, September 9th at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance shooting range.  Anyone 12 years of age or older is invited to participate.  Competitors will be grouped by age and experience.  Some information/registration/rules sheets are available on the table in the narthex this morning.  More sheets can be acquired at the public bulletin boards of Creston Farm & Home, Tractor Supply, and True Value.  

You may call Rick Ramaeker at 782-5264 for more information.  Proceeds will go to the Life Care Clinic, Creston/Stuart. 


A Pastor and Family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for Sunday, October 8th.   Members are welcome to come by 4:30 or shortly after, as we plan to eat promptly at 5:00 pm.  Pastor has a meeting following the potluck. This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.     

                     From The Mission Board



Serving At Trinity


Sun August 27

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


Ushers in August:  (CR) Jim Hagen, Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Troy Petersen


Elders on Duty in August:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Kevin Kruse


Finance Team in August: (CR)  Jay Bochart, Chuck  Bowman


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