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January 20, 2019 The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Jan 17, 2019, 9:49 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Second Sunday after the Epiphany on January 20, 2019.

Isaiah 62:1-5

I Corinthians 12:1-11

John 2:1-11


The Wedding at Cana

2 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”


6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.


                   This Week at Trinity

Sun.,  Jan. 20  Caring for Your Neighbor/Food Bank Collection

                       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/HC (MA)

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


Mon., Jan. 21     8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool


Tues., Jan. 22    6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool


Wed., Jan. 23    8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          3:30 pm  Youth confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

                          6:00 pm  Gr. 4-6 kids F.L.O.C.K. in FH (CR)


Thurs., Jan. 24    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

Sun.,  Jan. 27  National Lutheran Schools’ Sunday

                       8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 am  Concert by the Trinity Preschool Classes

                       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 (MA)

                      Youth Confirmation Class after the service in Mt. Ayr


  National Lutheran Schools’ Week January 27-February 2        


           Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Smelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel;  

Paul Robinson Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Tracy Booth; Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Dale Conn

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

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


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  January 13, 2019

CR    62     H/C 49                             MA 26     H/C 23


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, January 20,  2019

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

Ushers in January:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Ed Booth, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Mike Sickels  (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in January: (CR) Rick Hadley, Jay Bochart

Altar Committee for January: (CR) Phil and Anita Wardenburg


 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:    You are invited to join us  each and every week.  Currently, we are studying  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.


Quarterly Voter’s Meeting:  TODAY, January 20 at 1:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.


F.L.O.C.K.:  The kids from grades 4-6 will meet for a class on Wednesday, February 23 beginning at 6:00 p.m. 


National Lutheran Schools’ Week will be January 27-February 2.   The preschool students will present a concert for us at the beginning on the service on January 27. 


Volunteers are needed: The  Lc Clinic will be holding a new volunteer training seminar on Feb. 2-3.   It will be held in the fellowship hall at Trinity Creston.  If you are interested in attending, sign up by calling the phone number found on the insert in today’s bulletin.  If you have questions  you may ask them by calling that same number.    If you did not receive an information sheet last Sunday, some are available on the table in the narthex.  


 The Clarinda Lutheran School will be hosting the 16th Annual German Dinner and Auction on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 11:00-1:00 at the school located at 707 W. Skidmore in Clarinda.  This is a fundraiser for the Lutheran school.  The cost of the meal is a freewill donation.  An information sheet listing the menu is on the table in the narthex.  If you plan to attend, they do ask that you call (712) 542-3657 to make a reservation. 

Invitation:  A bridal shower will be held honoring Heather Jensen, bride-to-be of Jeff Kruse.  Jeff is the son of Kevin and Joyce Kruse.  Please join us in the Trinity Fellowship Hall on Saturday, February 9, at 2:00 p.m.  The couple is registered at Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Walmart.  Hostesses are Donna Scarlett, Jennifer Coffman, and Sadie Kruse, aunt, sister, and sister-in-law of the groom. 


Valentine’s Dinner:  The youth group will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Dinner on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 5:00, in Creston’s fellowship hall.  The menu will be pork loin, cheesy potatoes, salad, mini-cheesecake, and beverage. Please sign up in the narthex by Feb. 10th.  Cost is $15 per person.  Proceeds go to the youth group to help with the cost of youth gatherings. 


It is time to turn in names for renewals and for new subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine.   The cost for 2019 is $22.68 per subscription.   If you currently subscribe, you need to let Linda in the office know whether you want to continue or not.  If you would like to begin a new subscription, there is a sign up sheet on the table in Creston to sign up and for those in Mt. Ayr, if you could email Linda at and let her know your name and address she will get you on the list.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, February 3, 2019.

All subscription payments go through the offering plate.   You should have an envelope in your 2019 offering envelope box that is labeled Lutheran Witness Subscription.  Use that and place it in the offering plate at any time.  




A diaper drive will begin in January and 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.

The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of January.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women In Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we thank you in advance for your continued support. 

Used Portals of Prayer may be placed in the box below the mailboxes in the narthex.   They will be used in the Lutheran Laymen’s League booth at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.