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March 3, 2019 Transfiguration Sunday

posted Mar 4, 2019, 9:16 AM by Linda Hadley

For Transfiguration Sunday on March 3, 2019

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Hebrews 3:1-6


Luke 9:28-36

The Transfiguration

28 Now about eight days after these sayings he took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. 30 And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, 31 who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they became fully awake they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 And as the men were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34 As he was saying these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud. 35 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!” 36 And when the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and told no one in those days anything of what they had seen.



 This Week at Trinity


Sun., Mar 3    Transfiguration Sunday

                        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)

              12:00-2:00 pm   FH reserved by Preschool

                        6:00 pm     Congregational Movie Night in FH (CR)

                                          Movie titled “Risen” will be shown.

                                          Everyone is invited to attend.


 Mon.,  Mar 4      8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

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




Tues., Mar 5    6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

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

                          7:00 pm  Rachel Circle at Kayla Brown’s house


 Wed., Mar 6    Ash Wednesday

                          8:30 am  Preschool

                        12:30 pm  Preschool

                          6:00 pm  Ash Wednesday Service/HC (CR)

                           Elders Meeting after the service in FH (CR)


Thurs., Mar 7    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel


Sat., Mar 9    Set your clocks ahead one hour tonight.   Daylight

                      Saving Time begins Sunday morning.


Sun., Mar 10    Daylight Saving Time begins

                          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)

                          5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)                                 



   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


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

Oliver Gish; James Scarlett; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner, Mary



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


Prayer of Thanksgiving for birth of  Wager Brown, infant son

of Clint & Christi Brown, born on Feb. 19.    Wager is welcomed

home by big sister, Hadley, too.


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 February 24, 2019

CR  39    H/C 36                             MA Cancelled due to snow


Serving At Trinity Sunday, March 3, 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.  

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 Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.


Rachel Circle will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, at Kayla Brown’s home, 1200 N. Oak.


Ash Wednesday Service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Creston.    Throughout Lent, Wednesday evening  Lenten services will also begin at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.   On the weeks when there are elders meetings, board meetings and council meetings those will be held after the services.     On the weeks when F.L.O.C.K. meets it will begin at 5:00 p.m.     Looking ahead, Easter will be on April 21 with Divine Service in Creston at 8:00 a.m., breakfast served by the youth following the service, and 10:00 Divine Service in Mt. Ayr.

Fellowship Time Following Lenten Services:  Starting the evening of Wednesday, March 13 there will be fellowship time after the 6:00 pm 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.  The weeks of March 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10 are available.  The evening of March 6th, which is Ash Wednesday, we will not gather, as that is when we reflect, with the ashes on our foreheads, that from dust we came and to dust we will return. 

Elders will meet on Wednesday, March 6 after the Ash Wednesday service.

Daylight Saving Time;    Remember to spring forward one hour on Saturday, March 9 for the beginning of Daylight Saving Time which begins next Sunday morning.

LOST:   Two of the children’s bags and contents (clipboard, crayons, children’s bulletin) are missing from the basket in the back of the church.   If anyone finds a bag, you may place it in the basket or drop it off on the counter in the office.


Devotional Book Recommendation:  If you are looking for a good devotional book, Pastor Rutz would recommend the book titled “Why Am I Joy:Fully Lutheran?” by Matthew C. Harrison.   This devotional treatment of the Six Chief Parts of the Small Catechism centers on joy, specifically identifying what it means to be fully Lutheran, and joyfully so—-Joyfully Lutheran.    This book is available through Concordia Publishing House.   Their website is


Attention High School Youth and Parents:  Iowa District West is sponsoring a FREE Road Trip to Concordia University in Seward, NE on Thursday, April 4-Friday, April 5.  This is for a visit of the campus to see what Concordia has to offer.   There is no cost to you for transportation, meals, or lodging.  Information sheets are available on the table in the narthex.  Feel free to take a sheet home with you to read all about it.  



MOVIE NIGHT!!    TONIGHT, March 3rd there will be a movie presentation of "Risen", which will begin at 6:00 pm.  The movie lasts about 1½ hours.  We will take a real brief  break about half way thru, just to stretch or reload your plates with snacks.  Everyone can bring their favorite snack to share, but you don't have to.   We will provide popcorn.  You can also bring a friend!!  The pop machine is available with a good choice of sodas. This movie is a good family movie and is at a very appropriate time, as the Lenten season will begin just a few days afterwards.  The Mission Board hopes that many of you will plan to attend.