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February 24, 2019 The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 25, 2019, 9:30 AM by Linda Hadley


For the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany on February 24, 2019

Genesis 43: 3-15

I Corinthians 15:21-26, 30-42

Luke 6:27-38


Love Your Enemies

27 “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back. 31 And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.


32 “If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, to get back the same amount. 35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. 36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.


Judging Others

37 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; 38 give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”


 This Week at Trinity


Sun., Feb. 24   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 after church in Mt. Ayr

                        4:00 pm Preschool Father’s Night in FH (CR)


 Mon.,  Feb. 25  8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

                         6:30 pm    Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)


Tues., Feb. 26    6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:00 pm  Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)


Wed., Feb. 27    8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          6:00 pm  F.L.O.C.K. for grades 4-6


Thurs., Feb. 28    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                   5:00-9:30  pm  FH reserved by Brenda Bochart



Sun., Mar 3    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)

              12:00-2:00 pm   FH reserved by Preschool

                        6:00 pm     Congregational Movie Night in FH (CR)

                                          Movie titled “Risen” will be shown.

                                          Everyone is invited to attend.


 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 Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; James Scarlett; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner, Mary



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


Prayer of Thanksgiving for birth of  Wager Brown, infant son of Clint & Christi Brown, born on Feb. 19.  

  Welcomed home by big sister, Hadley, too.

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 17, 2019

CR    34                  MA—Service cancelled due to snow

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, February 24, 2019

Organist: (MA) Melody Stoner   (CR) Sharon Eklund

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.


Ash Wednesday Service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Creston.    Throughout Lent , Wednesday evening  Lenten services will also begin at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.   On the weeks when there are elders meetings, board meetings and council meetings those will be held after the services.     On the weeks when F.L.O.C.K. meets it will begin at 5:00 p.m. 


Fellowship Hall Reservations Reminder:  If you ever need to inquire about reserving Trinity’s fellowship hall, Mike Lang continues to be the contact person, as he has been for several years.   Once a reservation is scheduled, then the information is shared to be added to the church calendar.  

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!!    Next Sunday, March 3rd there will be a movie presentation of "Risen", which will begin at 6:00 pm.  The movie lasts about 1½ hours.  We will take a real brief  break about half way thru, just to stretch or reload your plates with snacks.  Everyone can bring their favorite snack to share, but you don't have to.   We will provide popcorn.  You can also bring a friend!!  The pop machine is available with a good choice of sodas. This movie is a good family movie and is at a very appropriate time, as the Lenten season will begin just a few days afterwards.  The Mission Board hopes that many of you will plan to attend.                   


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.