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February 26, 2017 Transfiguration Sunday

posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:48 AM by Linda Hadley

                        This Week at Trinity

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 



Mon., Feb. 27        8:30  am    Preschool

                          12:30  pm     Preschool


Tues., Feb. 28       8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                              Pastor’s day in MA



Wed., Mar 1         8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            5:45 pm     Confirmation Class

                            7:00 pm     Ash Wednesday Service /HC(CR)

                            Elders’ meeting after the service



Thurs., Mar. 2      Pastor’s Bible study in Adair

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                             4-9  pm     Matura meeting in FH (CR)  


Sun., Mar. 5           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)



Condolences:   We pray for the family of Clair VanZee who died on Feb. 16 in North Dakota.   Clair was Crystal Storhoff’s brother.  

We pray for the family of Rob Marxen who died on Feb. 18. 

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; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer; Brenda Miller; Arlene Madison


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:


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 19

CR   68                  MA  16       H/C 15

  H/C means Holy Communion


                                              LIFE TOGETHER


Note change of email address:   If you need to email Pastor Rutz, please use this email address:


Confirmation Class/FLOCK Time Change:   During Lent confirmation class will begin at 5:45 p.m. to allow time for class before church begins.      FLOCK will also begin at 5:45 on March 15.

Suppers:   Beginning March 8, during Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please see the sign-up sheet that is found on the table in the narthex. 


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. 

Mt. Ayr Bible Study:  Pastor will be teaching a study about the Mormons. This group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the church in Mt. Ayr.


Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study groups will not meet on Feb, 27-28.   They will resume on March 6-7. 


Looking ahead:  Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday,  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. 




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. 


                          Serving At Trinity


Sun February 26

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


Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas


Ushers in February:  (CR)  Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers


Elders on Duty in February:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Gene Cook


Offering Counters in February: (CR) Paul Kearney, Bill Magers


Altar Committee for February: Phil & Anita Wardenburg, Karl & Candace Peterson