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November 11, 2018 The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Nov 14, 2018, 10:49 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost on Nov. 11,  2018.  

For your own personal reading at home this week.

I Kings 17:8-16

Hebrews 9:24-28


Mark 12:38-44

Beware of the Scribes

38 And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 40 who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

The Widow's Offering

41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43 And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. 44 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”


 This Week at Trinity


Sun.,  Nov. 11    Veterans’ Day

                   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)

                           10:00 am    Veterans’ Day Reception in FH (CR)

                           11:00  am    Divine Service (MA)

                    After church  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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

Mon., Nov. 12   8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                         No Lifelight Class tonight


Tues., Nov. 13   No Early Riser’s this week.

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm    Preschool

                            No Lifelight Class this afternoon.

                         4:00-6:00   4H group in fellowship hall (CR)


Wed.,  Nov. 14      8:30 am   Preschool

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:30 pm    Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                               1:30 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                               6:00 pm    F.L.O.C.K. in FH (CR)


Thurs., Nov. 15    8:30 am    Preschool

                               9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

                               4:00 pm    Clover Kids 4H in FH (CR)


Sat., Nov. 17   Youth trip to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA


Sun.,  Nov. 18    Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

             10:00 am     Divine Service in Creston

                           11:00 am    90th Anniversary Celebration  

                                               Meal in FH (CR)

          Prayer List


Cancer:  Becky Nook;  Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Billy Jones; Rev. Leon Hodges; Lola Hembry; Dennis Foglesong; Bob Eklund; Tracy Booth


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


Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry

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 the card.

Attendance from November 4, 2018. 

Creston 83   Communed 71                  Mt. Ayr  14      Communed 13 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, November 11, 2018

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

Ushers in November:  (CR) Jim Kneedler, Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Paul Kearney

Elders on Duty in November: (MA) Mike Sickels   (CR) Karl Peterson

Finance Team in November: (CR) Paul Kearney, & Bill Magers

Altar Committee for November: (CR) Radine Ward & Marti Williams

 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.   


Veterans’ Day:  Today is Veterans’ Day.  We will be recognizing our veterans at a reception in the fellowship hall after today’s service.  Everyone is encouraged to join together for some refreshments and fellowship. A special offering will be gathered for Military Bible Sticks  There will be a Military Bible Stick on display both in the back of the church as well as in the fellowship hall.  Donations may be made to Trinity, then marked Military Bible Sticks.  Each Stick costs $25.00.

Early Risers will not meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13.  They will resume on Nov. 20.  


Lifelight Class Reminders:  Classes will not meet this week. The final lesson for this session will be on  Nov. 19 & 20.

Naomi Circle will meet at 1:30 on Wednesday, November 14, in the fellowship hall.  The topic will be "His Blessing of Showers" found on page 18 of the fall quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.


Attention Youth:   The youth will be going on a trip to Mission Central in Mapleton, Iowa on Saturday, November 17.   Meet in the upper parking lot by the parsonage at 7:30 a.m. to carpool.


90th Anniversary Service:  Reminder that next Sunday our Anniversary Divine Service with Holy Communion will begin at 10:00 in Creston.   There will be no service held in Mt. Ayr.  Several of  Trinity’s former pastors and sons of our congregation who are now pastors will be in attendance and some of them will be assisting with the service.   Craig Kruse will be providing some special music during the service and at the meal.  A new 90th Anniversary quilt will be presented that day.   We thank God for the many blessings during the past 90 years.

Missing:  On Oct. 28, after the Pastor Appreciation Potluck, one of our members was missing her black, blazer-type jacket.   If anyone happened to accidently get the wrong jacket,  please contact the office and we’ll put you in touch with her.  The jacket has a pin with her initial on the lapel. 

Thanksgiving Eve Service:   This year the Thanksgiving Eve service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21. Please note this change in time from previous years 



 90th Anniversary Ingathering  There is a table set up in the Fellowship Hall to accept grocery or hygiene items to give back to the community in gratefulness for all the blessings that God has bestowed on us over the past 90 year.  One or more items can be brought at any time.  The items will then be distributed by the committee when our 90th anniversary celebration is over.

 From the 90th Anniversary Committee