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January 8, 2017 The Baptism of Our Lord/The First Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Jan 9, 2017, 9:18 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


 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)

                          10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA)

                          10:45 am      Divine Service (MA)

                            6:00 pm      Preschool Board


Mon., Jan. 9     8:30  am      Preschool

                        12:30  pm       Preschool



Tues., Jan. 10    6:30 am      Early Risers

                            8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                          Pastor’s day in MA


Wed., Jan. 11      8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            1:30 pm       Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                            6:00 pm       Confirmation Class

                            7:30 pm       All boards meet


Thurs., Jan 12    8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                            1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel



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 (MA)

                          10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)


                          10:45 am     Divine Service (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; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh;

Judy Woods; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper


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,


Condolences:   We extend our condolences to the Eklund family at the passing of Bob’s mother, Agnes Eklund.    She died on January 2 and her funeral was on January 6.


 Attendance :  New Year’s Eve   CR  24

   January 1  MA   7           CR      45

 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




Beginning TODAY, 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

10:00 a.m.  Fellowship time in Creston

10:00 am  Fellowship time in Mt. Ayr

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



Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Encourage One Another”  This study is found on page 16 of the Winter Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .



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 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 8

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


Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley


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