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February 11, 2018 Transfiguration Sunday

posted Feb 8, 2018, 11:44 AM by Linda Hadley

                       This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Feb. 11   Transfiguration Sunday

               Final day to sign up  for Lutheran Witness Subscriptions

                           8:00 a.m   Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 a.m.   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                         10:00 a.m.   Fellowship Time (MA & CR))

                         10:45 a.m,   Divine Service/HC. (MA)

                            5:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting (CR)  **

                                ** Please note time change of  PS meeting. **

                            6:00 p.m.   Valentine Dinner served by the youth in FH (CR)



Mon., Feb. 12     8:30 a.m.    Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.     Preschool



Tues.,  Feb. 13      6:30 a.m.  Early Riser’s Bible Study (CR)

                             8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                           12:30 p.m.  Preschool



Wed., Feb. 14    Ash Wednesday

                            8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                             1:30 p.m.  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                             3:15 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                             5:45 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                             7:00 p.m.  Ash Wednesday Service/HC (CR) 


Thurs., Feb. 15     8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                             9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel



 Sun., Feb. 18   Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Day  

                           8:00 a.m   Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 a.m.   Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                         10:00 a.m.   Fellowship Time (MA & CR))

                         10:45 a.m,   Divine Service/HC. (MA)

                         Youth Confirmation in Mt. Ayr after church                           


 Prayer List

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; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;Corene Ramsey; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Joyce Means; Dennis Foglesong

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 Lent on February 11,  2018.  

Exodus 34:29-35

2 Corinthians 3:12-13 (14-18); 4:1-6


Mark 9:2-9     The Transfiguration

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became radiant, intensely white, as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” For he did not know what to say, for they were terrified. And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only.

And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.


 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:  February 4

CR   76                       MA  8,   HC 8



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.


Trinity Preschool Board Meeting:  Tonight’s meeting time has been changed to 5:00. 

Valentine Supper:  Tonight’s supper, served by the youth, begins at 6:00 p.m.


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be  Living a God-sized Dream”  This study is found on page 18 of the Winter 2017 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .


Youth Bowling Outing : The youth bowling activity has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 25th 3-5pm @ Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr on the east side of the town square.  Join us for bowling, food (pop and pizza), fellowship and fun!  Youth of all ages and their families welcome.  Feel free to invite friends. Let Pastor know if you need a ride or else just meet there at 3:00 pm. 


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the epistles of John.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the epistles of John:  “The first epistle of John is a genuine apostolic epistle and ought to follow right after his gospel.  For as in the epistle he promulgates faith, so here he opposes those who boast of faith without works.  John also writes vigorously here against the Corinthians, against the spirit of the Antichrist.  The other two epistles are not doctrinal, but examples of love and of faith.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.



LifeLight Study Materials are now ready.  You may pick yours up from the table in the Narthex.  If you have not participated in LifeLight in the past we would like you to join us as we study the epistles of John.  Please talk to either Janette or Mike Lang.


Camp Okoboji:  Information about camps and programs that will be held at Camp Okoboji in 2018 are posted on some materials that can be found on the table in the narthex.   You can also find lists on their website which is


Christian Care Fund:   It’s been a hard winter for many in the Creston area and several families have been helped recently.  Any offerings you are able to make to this fund will be greatly appreciated. 


Thank You:  A thank you from the family of Jane (Brown) King was received at  the church in Creston.   It is on the table in the narthex.






MISSIONARY VISIT: Hopefully all of you have already marked your calendars for Tuesday, March 6, to hear Missionaries James and Christel Neuendorf speak of their experiences in the Dominican Republic.   They will be with us for a light lunch starting around 11:00 or so and then will give a presentation soon afterwards.  Life Light will continue at 1:00.  Some of you may remember when Christel was with us in October.  So if you have not already marked your calendars for the 6th, please do so and plan to attend this interesting event.  The Neuendorf's are currently one of three Missionary families that are being supported by Trinity.  We hope to see many of you there.       From The Mission Board.


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, February 11

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Sharon Eklund


Acolyte:  (CR) Holden Hanson


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


Elders on Duty in February:

(MA) Mike Sickels     (CR) Charlie Bowman


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


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


Ash Wednesday will be on February 14.   A service will be held in Creston at 7:00 p.m. with Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.

Weekly Lenten services will be held in Creston on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. 

Palm Sunday will be on March 25.

Easter Sunday Schedule:

Easter Sunday will be on April 1. 

8:00 a.m.  Service in Creston

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Service in Mt. Ayr