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March 12, 2017 The Second Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 9, 2017, 10:03 AM by Linda Hadley

             This Week at Trinity


Sun., Mar. 12       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                              6:00pm     Preschool Board


Mon., Mar. 13    8:30  am     Preschool

                          12:30  pm    Preschool

                            6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study


Tues., Mar. 14     6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s day in MA


Wed., Mar 15     Pastor at Circuit meeting in Clarinda

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            5:30 pm     Confirmation/FLOCK meal

                            5:45 pm     Confirmation Class and FLOCK

                            7:00 pm     Lenten Service (CR)

                            Council meeting after the service


Thurs., Mar. 16  8:30 am      Preschool

                            9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                             1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel



Sun., Mar. 19       8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (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; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Arlene Madison; Tracy Konkler


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg


Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck


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: March 5

CR   68                    MA  13     Holy Communion 11


Attendance:  March 8 Lenten Service  CR  47


Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.


F.L.O.C.K. will meet on Wednesday, March 15 beginning with supper at 5:30.  


Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   During Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.  Thanks to all who have already signed up to bring some food.   There are still a few needed items left.    If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.


Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 


The Tuesday evening Bible study in Mt. Ayr will be about the topic of the Mormons.    They meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 pm.

Record Keeping: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card.   Cards are found in the pew rack in front of you.  On the Sundays when we have the sacrament of Holy Communion,  please list the names of  those who are communing on the back side of the card.   Thank you.




Christian Care Fund:   As of March 6, 2017, the balance in the Christian Care Fund is $930.88.



LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of March.   The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.      LWML stands for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. 


Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night on Sunday, March 26 in the fellowship hall here in Creston.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  


Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2


 From the Outdoor Cross Committee

  We thank you all for your support for the crosses to be placed in front of the church.  We exceeded our goal of $6000.  The excess will be put into the fund for the new nativity set for our church.  We thank you all for your prayers and support.


 Serving At Trinity


Sun March 12

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


Acolyte:  Kate Foglesong


Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund


Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman


Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson


Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman