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February 10, 2019 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 11, 2019, 8:29 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany on February 10, 2019.

Isaiah 6:1-8 (9-13)

I Corinthians 14:12b-20

Luke 5:1-11

The Healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. 3 In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8 Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. 10 So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.” 11 But he answered them, “The man who healed me, that man said to me, ‘Take up your bed, and walk.’”



 This Week at Trinity


Sun., Feb. 10  8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service  (MA)

                Youth Confirmation class in Mt. Ayr after the service

                        5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

             Deadline for signing up for next Sunday’s Valentine Supper


Mon.,  Feb. 11  8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

                         6:30 pm    Lifelight Class in FH (CR)


Tues., Feb. 12  6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:00 pm  Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

                 5:00-7:00 pm  Pizza Ranch Tips Night Fundraiser for Trinity Preschool—All are invited.


Wed., Feb. 13   8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:30 pm  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                          6:00 pm  F.L.O.C.K.


Thurs., Feb. 14  8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel



Fri., Feb. 15         1:30 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr



Sun., Feb. 17  Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry Gathering

                        8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                      10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        5:00 pm  Valentine Supper hosted by the youth group  held in FH (CR)


 Prayer List


Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale

Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Town

send; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen;

Suzanne Troxel


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy

Parker; Oliver Gish; James Scarlett; Megan Magers


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse


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 & 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

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 February 3, 2019

CR   66                                         MA 10, H/C 8

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, February 10, 2019

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

Ushers in February:  (CR) Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Elders on Duty in February: (MA) Mike Sickels  (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in February: (CR) Paul Kearney & Bill Magers

Altar Committee for February : (CR) Karl & Candace Petersen


                       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.  

Sunday Morning Bible Study:  8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome to attend. The topic we are studying is:

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

The Augsburg Confession is just as relevant to the life of the Church today as it was during sixteenth century Reformation.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.


LifeLight Bible Study will begin TOMORROW, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. and repeats on Tuesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the second half of the “Book of Acts.”  Our focus will be on the activities of the Apostle Paul as he witnesses the Gospel in Asia Minor, Europe and Rome. Dr. Martin Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts: “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom…that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

Preschool Fundraiser: Trinity Preschool’s Parent Advisory Board will be having a Pizza Ranch Tips Night on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.   Take a break from cooking and dishes and join them for supper.  They will also be having another Tips Night on March 12 at Pizza Ranch.  Join them one or both nights.   Your support is appreciated.

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, February 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be “Shh!  Peace. Be Still. found on page 18 of the Winter 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

Valentine’s Dinner:  The youth group will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Dinner next Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 5:00, in Creston’s fellowship hall.  The menu will be pork loin, cheesy potatoes, salad, and mini-cheesecake.  Please sign up in the narthex in Creston by TODAY, Feb. 10th.  Mt. Ayr members may email Linda at by tomorrow (Monday) and she will forward your email on to the youth committee. Cost is $15 per person.  Proceeds go to the youth group to help with the cost of youth gatherings.  

Announcement from the Iowa District West Office:

The Rev. Mark Gerken, Assistant to the President for Missions, Human Care and Stewardship in Iowa District West (IDW) has announced his retirement at the end of February.  Pastor Gerken has served in ministry for 37 years, 32 of those years here, in IDW.  We invite you to share congratulatory letters/cards by mailing them directly to his home:

Rev. Mark Gerken

2201 N 15th Street

Adel IA  50003



 MOVIE NIGHT!!    Everyone please put on your calendars if it is not already there, the night of Sunday, March 3 at 6:00 pm in the FH at Creston.  All members from Creston and Mt Ayr are invited to an evening of fellowship and enjoyment to watch the movie, "Risen".  This is a movie of about 1½ hours in length.  You can bring a friend/guest and a snack to pass, but the snack is optional.  Popcorn will be provided.  Hopefully we can have a good turnout for this event.  If there are any questions, you can talk with a member from the Mission Board.....Jean Stoll, Julie Rutz, Cathy Dryden, Deb Melzer or Maggie Dory. 


A diaper drive will continue through the end of February.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies and Pampers in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.  All diapers can be dropped off at the Clinic or brought to church and put in a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.  The Creston Clinic hours are: Monday 10-2; Tuesday & Thursday 1-7.  The address is 1109 S. Sumner, Creston, IA 50801.  641-782-2150.  Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.          From The Mission Board


Mission Prayer:  Lord, lay some soul upon my heart and love the soul through me, and help me humbly do my part to lead that soul to Thee. Amen.    


Lutheran Hour Ministries information is included in today’s bulletin.  You can read it to learn about the projects that are supported by the Lutheran Hour, how to sign up for their email newsletters,  and for information about how to support this mission.