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January 1, 2017 The Name of Jesus Sunday

posted Jan 4, 2017, 9:08 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


 Sun., Jan. 1      New Year’s Day

                           8:00 am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           9:45 am      Divine Service (CR)

                           No Bible Class or Sunday School today


Mon., Jan. 2      8:30 am      Preschool

                         12:30 pm      Preschool


Tues., Jan. 3      6:30 am      Early Risers

                            8:30 am      Preschool

                         12:30 pm      Preschool

Pastor’s afternoon in MA

                            6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                            7:00 pm     Rachel Circle


Wed., Jan. 4       8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                           No confirmation class tonight.  Classes will

                           resume on January 11.

                           6:30 pm      Elders’ Meeting  (Note time change)


Thurs., Jan 5     Pastor’s study group in Adair

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool


Sat., Jan. 7        2:00-4:00 pm  Birthday Open House in honor of

                          May Carlisle’s 100th Birthday  in FH (CR)



Sun., Jan. 8        8:00 am     Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am     Removal of the Greens (CR)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                            6:00 pm     Preschool Board






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; Susie Seals; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;

 Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh;

Judy Woods; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.


Military: Aaron Hoogland; 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


 Attendance :  Christmas Eve    MA  35         CR  151

         Christmas Day     MA  10   H/C        CR   54  H/C 52


H/C means Holy Communion







Thank you to the congregation for the Christmas bonus and to all who sent gifts and cards to remember our family for Christmas.  We have been blessed with your support and encouragement.  Looking forward to serving you with God’s gifts in the coming year.

From Pastor, Julie, Molly, Jacob, and Jeremy Rutz


Thank You:  The family of Frieda Porter thanks Trinity members and Pastor Rutz for all the love shown to us at the time of our mother’s passing.  We appreciated all of the cards, memorials, and food.  Special thanks to all who braved the weather to travel to Greenfield for the funeral.  From Pat Barkalow and Becky & Jim Hagen


Card Shower/Open House:  

May Carlisle will be turning 100 on January 5.  A card shower will be held in honor of her birthday.   Cards may be sent to her at 705 N. Oak in Creston.    There will also be an open house held in her honor on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall.  



Beginning next Sunday, January 8, 2017

At the December 7th elder's meeting it was decided to begin a Sunday service schedule change beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017.  This will be a trial run through the end of May.   A decision will be made by the voter's assembly at the April voter's meeting whether to keep the new schedule or whether to go back to the old schedule. 

The schedule will be as follows:

8:00 a.m.  Bible Study and Sunday School in Creston

9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

10:45 a.m. Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

There will still be fellowship time after the Divine Service in Creston.


Christian Care Fund:   The balance in the Christian Care Fund is $2135.88.   



 Meeting time change:  Due to the confirmation class not meeting on Wednesday, January 4, the elders’ meeting will begin 6:30 p.m. on January 4.  In February it will go back to the 7:30 p.m. time schedule.  





A diaper drive will begin on January 1, 2017 and continue through the whole month.  This drive is to help out the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Diapers that are needed are Huggies, Pampers & Luvs in sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, but any brand will be appreciated.  The most requested diaper size is 3.  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.


If you have questions you can talk to Hannah Shady or any member of the Mission Board.  Hannah will be speaking at Trinity Creston on Sunday, January 15, when the Sanctity for Life Sunday will be observed.  She will explain all about the Life Care Clinic.


Thank you in advance for helping out the families at the LC Clinic.  From The Mission Board.


 Serving At Trinity


Sun January 1

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


Acolyte:  Haylee Brown


Ushers in January:  (CR)  Rick Hadley, Jack Quee,

Dean Hadley, Dave Dory


Elders on Duty in January:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Dave Dory


Offering Counters in January:  (CR)  


Altar Committee for January: Karl & Candace Peterson and Phil & Anita Wardenburg