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January 15, 2017 The Second Sunday after the Epiphany and Sanctity of Life Sunday

posted Jan 18, 2017, 8:51 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Jan. 15    Sanctity of Life Sunday

                          Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank 

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

                            9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)


Mon., Jan. 16    8:30  am      Preschool

                        12:30  pm       Preschool


Tues., Jan. 17    6:30 am      Early Risers

                            8:30 am      Preschool

                            9:00 am      Handy Helpers quilting

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                          Pastor’s afternoon in MA

                            6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr


Wed., Jan. 18      8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            6:00 pm       F.L.O.C.K. and Confirmation Class

                            7:30 pm       Church Council in FH (CR)


Thurs., Jan 19    8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                            1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel

Sat., Jan. 21     10:00-noon   FH in use by 4-H group (CR)


Sun., Jan. 22   Beginning of National Lutheran Schools’ Week

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

                            9:00 am     Divine Service(CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service(MA)

                            1:00 pm     Quarterly Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)



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


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse; Norm Schroeder; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow; Kathy Parker; Mark Larson; Ed Rotert Sr., Ed Rotert Jr.; Joellen Ehm


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,


Condolences:  We remember the family of Tyler Miller who died on January 6.  The Millers are friends of Sharon Nonneman.


Attendance :  January 8    

CR  68,   H/C 64                            MA  12

H/C means Holy Communion



Thank you  to everyone who came or helped at my 100th birthday open house.  Also, thank you for all the cards, visits, and gifts I received.  I appreciated everything.     From May Carlisle



Thank you:  The family of Agnes Eklund is deeply grateful for the various expressions of sympathy from the members of Trinity at the time of her death.      From the Eklund Family




The quarterly voter’s meeting will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.   



January 22-28, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, Trinity Preschool students will present a concert of music at the beginning of the 9:00 church service in Creston.  After the service that day there will be refreshments for everyone in the fellowship hall.   Please plan to stay and welcome the families of the preschoolers.    Watch for more information about special activities that will happen at Trinity Preschool that week.

Information about the 14th annual Clarinda Lutheran School German Dinner is on the table in the narthex.   It will be Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 11 a.m. –1 p.m.  Cost of the meal is a free will donation.     Call (712) 542-3657 for reservations.


EARLY RISERS  meet every Tuesday, at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. There is no charge.

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 6, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study of the book of John, Part one.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions

It is time to renew subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.    The Lutheran Witness is a publication of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and contains articles that interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective.  Pastor Rutz feels that this is an essential resource for every Lutheran Christian.  Included in each issue is a section with articles about news and events in Iowa District West.  The cost of a year’s subscription is $22.67.    On the table in the narthex is a list of people who currently subscribe.   If you wish to renew your subscription circle  YES next to your name.   If you do not wish to renew your subscription please circle NO.  If you would like to begin a subscription please add your name to the list and provide your current address.    For payment, use the Lutheran Witness envelope found in the front of your box of offering envelopes and place it in the offering plate by February 12.  



A diaper drive began on January 1, 2017 and continues 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.


Baby Bundles:  The LWML continues to accept items for the Baby Bundles, which could be used for a girl or boy.  These are given out at the Life Care Clinic here in Creston.  Some of the newborn sized items are:  onesies, booties/socks, sleepers, caps, burp bibs and diapers.  Also included in a bundle is a Bible, prayer book and a mustard seed devotion; these items are then wrapped in a receiving blanket.  There is a table set up in the back of the sanctuary that displays all items that are wrapped up for one bundle.  These items can always be placed in the basket located in the narthex.  If anyone ever has a question or concern you can always talk with Hannah Shady or Maggie Dory.   Thank you to everyone for helping to support this important ongoing Mission project.


 Serving At Trinity


Sun January 15

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) Sharon Eklund


Acolyte:  Kate Foglesong


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) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm


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