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November 12, 2017 The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

posted Nov 8, 2017, 10:25 AM by Linda Hadley

                    This Week at Trinity

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

                           9:00 am        Divine Service/HC(CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship and Veterans’ Reception

                                                in FH (CR)

                         10:00 am        Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                         10:45  am       Divine Service (MA)

                         Youth confirmation class after church in Mt. Ayr

                           6:00 pm         Preschool Board



Mon., Nov. 13      8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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


 Tues., Nov. 14    6:30 am      Early Risers’ Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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


Wed., Nov. 15     8:30 am        Preschool

                          12:30 pm        Preschool

                            3:15 pm       Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                            6:00 pm       Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

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

                            7:30 pm       Council Meeting in FH (CR)


Thurs., Nov. 16      8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel


Sat., Nov. 18     Senior Youth Gathering in Omaha —-Continues through Sunday.



Sun., Nov. 19    Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                         10:00 am        Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         Youth confirmation class after church in Mt. Ayr


    Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; 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; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Rick Biel

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Jack Yearous; Bertha Jensen

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

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 and 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,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

  For The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost on November 12,  2017.  

Amos 5: 18-24

I Thess. 4:13-18

Matt. 25:1-13

 The Parable of the Ten Virgins

1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.


 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand 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  November 5

CR 85,  77 communed                MA  14,   9 communed




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 form 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.



Our Sunday morning Adult Bible Class is currently studying the minor prophets (books of the Bible).  We look forward to seeing you there at 8:00 a.m.


Screening of Luther movie.

Sunday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the

Winterset Theater

Meet in front of the parsonage at 1:00 p.m.

to carpool or meet at the theater at approx. 1:45 p.m.   Admission is $5.00.

If any questions, contact Pastor Rutz.



Our Thanksgiving Eve service will be at 7:00 p.m. on November 22, in Creston.  


The church season of Advent will begin on December 3.  Midweek Advent services will be held on December 6, December 13, and December 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.





This morning, after the Divine Service, everyone is invited to join together in the fellowship hall (Creston) for a reception honoring our veterans.    Refreshments will be served.  

On display at the reception and on the table in the back of the church will be samples of a Military Bible Stick,    One audio Bible Stick costs $25 and will provide a service member with the New Testament and selected Psalms which can be heard while out in the field. 



The Mission Board would like to thank all the members of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr for suggesting at the last Voter's Meeting to take $500.00 from the Christian Care Fund and send to a teacher in Houston, TX.   We were contacted by Ellie Menz, the IOWAY Director for the Iowa West District Missions of the many needs in Houston after the hurricane.   Among the many teachers and staff from the Lutheran School Academy in Houston, is a teacher, Diana Carpenter, who lost everything she owned in the Hurricane Harvey disaster.  She has replaced some of her items, but still needed a stove.  This $500.00 will go to help her with that item.  The money was sent to the principal of the school, who will then distribute it to Diana.  Thank you again for the love of God that is shown in your act of kindness.  The Board wishes to remind members that the Christian Care Fund will be replenished with the Thanksgiving offering as well as any other offerings that are directed to the fund thru out the year. 


          Serving At Trinity

Sunday November 12

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Haylee Brown

Ushers in November:  (CR) Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers, Paul Kearney, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in November:  (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

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

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