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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




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




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.   




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.  






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