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December 3, 2017 The First Sunday in Advent

posted Nov 30, 2017, 10:22 AM by Linda Hadley

                       This Week at Trinity

Sun., Dec. 3       First Sunday in Advent 

                           8:00 am       Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am       Divine Service  (CR)

                         10:00 am       Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                         10:00 am       Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                         10:45  am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         Youth confirmation class after service in Mt. Ayr


Mon., Dec. 4       8:30 am       Preschool

                         12:30 pm       Preschool


Tues., Dec. 5      6:30 am      Early Risers’ Bible Study in FH (CR)

                           8:30 am       Preschool

                         12:30 pm       Preschool

                           6:30 pm       Rachel Circle at Anita Wardenburg’s


Wed., Dec. 6       8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            5:30 pm      Supper for confirmation class

                            5:45  pm      Youth confirmation class (CR)

                            7:00 pm       Advent Service (CR)

                            After Advent Service—Elders’ Meeting



Thurs., Dec. 7        8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm      Preschool

                             1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel



Sun., Dec. 10     Second Sunday in Advent 

                            8:00 am       Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am       Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         10:00 am       Fellowship Time (MA)

                         10:00 am       Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                         10:00 am       Potluck Brunch and Hanging of the Greens (decorating) in CR

                         10:45  am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           5:00 pm       Caroling (CR)

                           6:00 pm      Preschool Board Meeting


  Prayer List

Condolences:  We remember the family of Clifford Anderson in our prayers.   He died on Nov. 26.  He is the father of Lori Westcott.


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; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Aaron Cottrell

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck


Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg


For The First Sunday in Advent on December 3,  2017.  

Isaiah 64:1-9

I Corinthians 1:3-9

Mark 11:1-10

1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4 And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8 And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”


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.

Thanksgiving Eve Attendance 36 and 34 communed

Attendance from  Nov. 26   CR 67 60 communed          MA  17




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 form 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.


MEALS FOR CONFIRMATION CLASS:  We would like to once again provide meals to our confirmation kids on Wednesdays Dec. 6, 13, and 20.  Since there are only 5 kids plus Pastor we wondered about having three little groups of people sign up to put a meal together and serve it.  Look for more info in the narthex and grab some friends to put a simple meal together for the class!  Thanks. ~ Board of Education


HANGING OF THE GREENS:  Our annual “Hanging of the Greens” will be NEXT Sunday, Dec 10, 2017.  Divine Service will be followed by a pot luck brunch.  Then we will prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth by decorating the Sanctuary, Nave, Fellowship Hall and outdoors.  Please join us for any or all of this event.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING:  Trinity Youth will meet in the fellowship hall next Sunday, December 10 at 5:00 for devotions and snacks before going Christmas caroling.  Bring a snack to share.  The congregation is welcome to join them. 



Dec. 3     First Sunday in Advent --  Regular Schedule

Dec. 6     5:30 pm Supper for confirmation class

Dec. 6     5:45 pm    Youth confirmation class (CR)

Dec. 6     7:00 pm  Midweek Advent in Creston

Elders meeting after the Advent service

Dec. 10    2nd Sunday in Advent -  Regular Schedule

Dec. 10    Potluck brunch &  Hanging of the Greens (Creston)

Dec. 10    5:00 pm  Youth Caroling, Congregation is welcome to join them.

Dec. 13    5:30 Supper for confirmation class &   FLOCK

Dec. 13    5:45 Youth confirmation & FLOCK (CR)

Dec, 13    7:00 pm  Midweek Advent in Creston

Dec. 13    Board meetings after the Advent service

Dec. 17    3rd Sunday in Advent - regular schedule

Dec. 17    2:00 pm  Trinity Preschool’s Concert

Dec. 20    5:30 pm  Supper for confirmation class

Dec. 20    5:45 pm  Youth Confirmation

Dec. 20    7:00 pm  Midweek Advent in Creston

Dec. 20    Council meeting after the Advent service

Dec. 24    No Sunday School or Bible Class (CR & MA)

Dec. 24    Morning service only in Creston

Dec. 24    5:00 pm Christmas Eve service in Mt. Ayr

Dec. 24    7:00 pm Christmas Eve service in Creston

Dec. 25    9:00 am  Christmas Day service in Creston

Dec. 31    No Sunday School or Bible Class (CR & MA)

Dec. 31     9:00 am   Divine Service in Creston

Dec. 31    10:45 am  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

No New Year’s Eve services

Other than Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, the normal Sunday schedules for services and classes will be followed.

Today the paraments switch to blue in observance of a new church year.  Advent, a preparatory time of waiting and watching, communicates the message of hope. BLUE-the color of the sky-helps convey that powerful message. Our Christian faith rests on the hope that Christ, who came in history assuming our flesh, will also return on the last day of time from that same blue sky he ascended long ago.

Used by permission of LCMS.

Serving At Trinity

Sunday December 3

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Elizabeth Hadley

Ushers in December:  (CR) Mike Lang, Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in December:

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

Finance Team in December: (CR) Kevin Kruse & Dave Dory

Altar Committee for December: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory