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January 22, 2017 The Third Sunday after the Epiphany and the Beginning of National Lutheran Schools Week

posted Jan 25, 2017, 10:26 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


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

                            8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

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


National Lutheran Schools Week    January 22-28, 2017

Mon., Jan. 23   8:30  am      Preschool     “Upon the Rock of Jesus”

                        12:30  pm       Preschool           Crazy Sock Day


Tues., Jan. 24    6:30 am      Early Risers

                            8:30 am      Preschool       “Upon the Rock of Ages”

                         12:30 pm       Preschool               Pajama  Day

                          Pastor’s day in MA


Wed., Jan. 25     8:30 am      Preschool  “Upon the Rock of Refuge”

                          12:30 pm       Preschool          Backwards Day

                            6:00 pm       Confirmation Class



Thurs., Jan 26    8:30 am     Preschool “The House Upon the Rock”

                             9:45 am     PS Chapel        Proud of our School

                           12:30 pm     Preschool            (Trinity t-shirt) 

                            1:45 pm      PS Chapel         Grandparent Day



Sun., Jan. 29      8:00 am     Sun. School/Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am      Divine Service/Matins (CR)

                          10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                          10:00 am      Fellowship time (CR)

                          10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am      Divine Service/Matins (MA)



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.; Pastor Lindsey Watkins of Boone; Sue Larsen; Jo 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,


Attendance :  January 15   

CR   75  H/C 70                        MA  15   H/C 15

H/C means Holy Communion

                                                          LIFE TOGETHER

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



Lutheran Schools Week:  On the back of the green song sheet, that is your bulletin today, you will find information about National Lutheran Schools Week activities that will be held this week at Trinity Preschool .  Upon This Rock is the theme for the week.  Christ is our Cornerstone, on Him alone we build.


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. 


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.


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 continues throughout January.  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.


                     Thank You

Jo Ehm thanks everyone for the prayers and concern shown to her while in the hospital.  She is now in Creston in skilled rehab.  Chuck is at home. 




 Serving At Trinity


Sun January 22

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


Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas


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