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August 28, 2016 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 25, 2016, 8:36 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity




Sun., Aug 28         Services led by Rev. Stephen King

                              8:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                              9:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            11:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)



Mon., Aug 29      12:00-6:00 Fellowship Hall in use for preschool preparation for parent meeting

                            6:00-9:00 Preschool parent meeting in Fellowship Hall (CR)



Sat., Sept. 3     11:00-4:00 Fellowship Hall in use for a family reunion (CR)



Sun., Sept. 4     8:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

                         9:45 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

                        11:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)


Mon., Sept. 5    Labor Day--Office will be closed.   




Cancer: Al Davis; Becky Nook; 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; Gary Veitz; Judy Woods


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Mark Larsen; Kory Nonneman;  Neomi Davis; Joe Haines;

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, Mary Carson, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Frieda Porter


Condolences;  We pray for the family of Ethel Campbell who died on August 19.  Ethel’s funeral was held August 23 at Trinity Mt. Ayr and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mt. Ayr. 


Attendance :  Aug 21 MA  7    CR 71

Life Together

We thank  Rev. Stephen King for leading our services today.   Next Sunday’s services will be led by the  elders.



A Thank You:  Thanks to everyone who donated food or assisted with the funeral for Ethel Campbell in any way.  It is wonderful when we are one and can work together.


On August 4, the elder's approved purchasing a washer and dryer for the parsonage.   The appliances have been delivered and installed.   They will remain the property of Trinity.   A fund was set up to pay for the appliances and donations are still being accepted.  Special envelopes were passed out last Sunday and the fund will continue until complete.  The elders thank you for your participation.   If you have any questions or concerns you may speak to any elder.



Lifelight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 12 at 6:30 pm and Tuesday, September 13 at 1:00 pm.  We will begin study of the book of Romans, Part Two.  In 1552 Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of Romans: “This epistle is really the chief part of the New Testament and the very purest Gospel,…..It can never by read or pondered too much, and the more it is dealt with the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes.” 



Early Risers will resume on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 a.m.  We will begin with reading and discussion of the book of Esther.  You are welcome to join us either regularly or occasionally.  



Installation Service:   Pastor Rutz will be installed as our new pastor at Trinity on Sunday, September 11, at 5:00 p.m. in Creston.   All are invited to attend this special service and to welcome Pastor and his family to Trinity.   A meal will follow the service.   Meat, buns, cake, and beverages will be provided.   All others are asked to bring a side dish (i.e. a salad, beans, chips, etc.) 


Mark  Sunday, September 25 on your calendar for an afternoon of miniature golf. The Trinity Mt. Ayr members invite the Trinity Creston members to join them at 3:00 for fun and fellowship.  It will be located at 2572 210th St., Afton.  More details will be shared closer to that date.


The annual LWML Fall Rally is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at St. Paul, Clarinda, Iowa.  Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with Eileen Westrum being the guest speaker.  She has been on 17+ mission trips and will be sharing her experiences.  A salad luncheon will follow.  The cost for the registration is still to be determined.





From the Iowa District West Office:

There is extreme devastation caused by the flood in Baton Rouge.  I understand that the main stream media is not showing the seriousness of the devastation. The people who I have visited with are asking for help.  Volunteers are desperately  needed.  The sooner the better.  They need help.
As of this afternoon, 8-22:
1. One IDW person went 
on Saturday and is working in Baton Rouge
2. One couple is interested in going over Labor Day weekend and would like to have  others join them
3. One church is planning to send three or more in a week or so.
4.  NOW for the immediate:  A gentleman from Castana IA (north and west of Carroll/south of Sioux City) is ready to go.  He will drive. Plans to be gone for a week and would like to have 3 or 4 join him.  CALL  ME for details and hit the road!!!
For information on the situation and how to help, go to and click on the banner for the info you are interested in.
Let me know if you are interested in any of these options.
Thank you and God's blessings,
Ellie Menz    515-370-1159

Serving At Trinity

Sun August 28

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


Elders on Duty in August:

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


Ushers in August:

      (CR) Jim Hagen, Jay Bochart, Randy Ehm, Troy Petersen


Offering Counters in August:  (CR) Jay Bochart,  Charlie Bowman


Altar Committee for August:  Becky Hagen