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March 17, 2019 The Second Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 18, 2019, 8:05 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Second Sunday in Lent on March 17, 2019

Jer. 26:8-15

Phil. 3:17-4:1

Luke 13:31-35

Lament over Jerusalem

31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. 33 Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! 35 Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”


 This Week at Trinity


Sun., Mar 17  Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank Day

                          8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          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/HC (MA)


Mon.,  Mar 18  Spring Break begins.

                           No Preschool this week.                          

                         6:30 pm    Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)


Tues., Mar 19   6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                           9:00 am  Handy Helpers Quilting

                           1:00 pm  Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

                           6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr


 Wed., Mar 20   Pastor at Circuit Pastors’ Meeting                       

                          6:00 pm  Lenten Service (CR)

                        Fellowship Time after the service in FH (CR)

                 All Boards and Council meet following the service


Sun., Mar 24    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 (MA)

                 Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner, Mary Geary

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

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)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

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 March 10   CR   57 & 53 communed         MA   12

Attendance from March 13 Lenten Service  37

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, March 17, 2019

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

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Kevin Kruse, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in March: (MA) Mike Sickels  (CR) Jim Nelson

Finance Team in March: (CR) Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for March : (CR) Lola Hembry and Mike & Janette Lang


 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.  

Evening Services:  Please fill out a card when attending evening services, too.   It’s helpful for trying to keep accurate records.

Sunday Morning Bible Study:  8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome to attend. The topic we are studying is:

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


Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.


Fellowship Time Following Lenten Services:   There will be fellowship time after each 6:00 pm Wednesday Lenten service.  Everyone is invited down to the fellowship hall for refreshments and fellowship.  There is a sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex for any group or individual that would like to bring bars, cookies or cakes.  Several weeks still have openings.  

VBS Planning Meeting : Anyone who is interested in helping with VBS is invited to come to the board of education meeting following the Lenten service on Wednesday, March 20.  

Boards and Council Meetings:  All boards will meet after the Lenten service on Wednesday, March 20.  The council meeting will follow the board meetings.

Trinity Preschool’s Annual Obstacle-a-Thon is coming up on April 3-4.  This event is held to promote fitness awareness.  The funds collected will go to Trinity Preschool to help pay for improvements to the preschool facility by updating items in both the indoor classroom and the preschool Nature Explore Outdoor classroom.   See the flier in today’s bulletin for more information.

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary on Sunday, Sept, 1, 2019.  A 9:00 service, lunch, and 1:00 service will be held.   An invitation card is on the table in the narthex.  If you would like to attend, RSVP information is listed on the card.



 LWML INFO—SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, April 6th, beginning at 9 a.m. with registration will be the LWML Spring Inspiration (formally known as the Spring Zone Rally) at Our Savior’s in Leon.  Our speaker will be Kathy Coady, from Hope Ministries in Des Moines.  She will share with us the ministries Hope offers to women and children.  The ingathering will benefit the women and children and items to be collected are:  High efficiency laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels and Kleenex.  Please join us for an for an inspirational morning!!!


Ladies of Trinity:    A wonderful opportunity is yours on Saturday, April 13, 2019, when Deb Burma, renowned Christian speaker and author who formerly belonged to Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in West Des Moines, will return to present a half-day retreat at Shepherd of the Valley.  Her theme is “Sip, Savor, and Drink Deeply”—how perfect for the blessed Easter season and a fantastic way to “fill your cup” with His abundant blessings!  Further details and registration forms are available on-line at or on the narthex table.