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February 4, 2018 The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 1, 2018, 11:22 AM by Linda Hadley

                       This Week at Trinity


Sun., Feb. 4        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)


Mon., Feb. 5       8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                       12:30 p.m.     Preschool


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

                           8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                         12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                           6:30 p.m.   Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                 ** Note that Rachel Circle has been moved to Feb. 7 **


Wed., Feb. 7    Deadline for reservations for Valentine’s Dinner

                          8:30 a.m.    Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.    Preschool

                          1:30 p.m.    Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                          6:00 p.m.    Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

                          7:00 p.m.    Rachel Circle at Candance Peterson’s

                                              house  2328 Beechwood

                          7:30 p.m.    Elders Meeting in FH (CR)


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

                            9:45 a.m.   Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                             4:00 p.m.  Clover Kids 4H in FH (CR)



 Sun., Feb. 11   Transfiguration Sunday

                          Deadline 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 meeting. **

                            6:00 p.m.  Valentine Dinner served by the youth

                                              group in FH (CR)


     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; Tracy Konkler; 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


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 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany on February 4,  2018.  

Isaiah 40:21-31

I Corinthians  9:16-27


Mark 1:29-39

Jesus Heals Many

29 And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon's mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.


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:  from January 28

CR   73      68 communed                           MA  16




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.

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions Deadline: 

Deadline for signing up for a new or a renewed subscription is next Sunday, Feb. 11.  The $22.67 subscription price is handled through your church offerings.  The only thing Linda, in the office, needs is your name and address to send to St. Louis to get you signed up.   Sign up sheets can be found on the table in Creston and Mt. Ayr.

Youth Sponsored Valentine Dinner:  Please read the insert in today’s bulletin about the youth Valentine Dinner which will be held on Feb. 11.  The deadline to RSVP for the meal is Wednesday, Feb. 7.  RSVP by phoning Sara Hadley, Jen Foglesong, or via the sign up sheet on the table in the narthex in Creston.  The proceeds from the dinner will be used to fund youth activities including the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis in 2019.


Rachel Circle Schedule Change:    The Rachel Circle meeting for February has been moved to Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Candace Peterson’s house, 2328 Beechwood.


Trinity Preschool Board Meeting:  The Feb. 11 preschool board meeting has been moved to 5:00 so that they can meet before the Valentine supper which


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 Cerinthians, 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.


Camp Okoboji:  We  received a packet of information about upcoming program offerings that will be held at Camp Okoboji in 2018.   Materials are available on the table in the narthex. 

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. 


February 11 will be Transfiguration Sunday.   The Service of the Sacrament will be at both church locations. 

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

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

Palm Sunday will be on March 25.

Easter Sunday will be on April 1. 



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 4

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


Acolyte:  (CR) Elizabeth Hadley


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