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February 19, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 16, 2017, 10:23 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


Sun., Feb. 19     Caring for Your Neighbor-Bring food for Food Bank

                             8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)                       


Mon., Feb. 20        8:30  am    Preschool

                           12:30  pm    Preschool

                             Bloodmobile in FH (CR)


Tues., Feb. 21        8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:00 am    Handy Helpers quilting group in FH

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                              Pastor’s evening in MA

                              6:30 pm    Bible study in Mt. Ayr


Wed., Feb. 22       8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            6:00 pm     Confirmation Class



Thurs., Feb. 23       8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel


Sun., Feb. 26        Transfiguration Sunday

                             8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service /HC(MA)

                           12:00-9:00  Fellowship Hall reserved (CR)

                                    6:00  pm      Preschool Father’s Night in FH 



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; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Clair VanZee; Rob Marxen; Brenda Miller;


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen


Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck


Military:  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,


 Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at



Pastor’s email is:   (Note that this is a change in email.)

 In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at

712-621-5971 (cell)

Email Address for the Office Assistant

When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.



 Attendance :  February 12

CR  70   H/C 68                    MA  10

  H/C means Holy Communion




Email Change:   If you need to email Pastor Rutz, please use this email address:


Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 


Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study groups will not meet on Feb. 21 or 28.   They will resume in March.  


Christian Care:  As of February 1, the balance in the Christian Care fund is $690.88.



Looking ahead: 

Next Sunday, February 26, will be Transfiguration Sunday.  Divine Service with holy communion will  be held in both Creston and Mt. Ayr. 

Ash Wednesday will be on March 1.  Divine Service with imposition of ashes and holy communion will be held at 7:00 p.m., only in Creston.

Wednesday night Lenten services will also be at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.  

Easter Sunday will be on April 16. 

More information about Holy Week service times will be shared closer to that time.






Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.




Thank you to all who participated in the Life Care Clinic diaper drive in January.  The diapers help out families immensely and they do appreciate your support.    The love of God is revealed in every act of kindness. 

                 The Mission Board. 



The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on 
Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.  We would like to invite all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us.  Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking soon afterwards.  You will get reminders of this event as time goes on.  For now, mark Saturday, July 15 on your calendars to keep open for a trip to Mapleton, IA.  If there are questions you can talk to any Mission Board member.  You'll be hearing from us again soon.    The Mission Board.