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November 13, 2016 The Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Nov 11, 2016, 11:26 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Nov. 13      8:00 am       Divine Service (MA)

                             9:45 am       Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           11:00 am       Sunday School/Bible Class (CR)

                             2:00 pm       Installation for Rhonda Mohr in  Manning, IA

                             5:00 pm       IDW Mission Banquet in Ft. Dodge


Mon., Nov. 14      8:30 am      Preschool

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             6:30 pm       Lifelight Class (last lesson)


Tues., Nov. 15     8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:00 am       Handy Helpers (quilting)

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                              1:00 pm      Lifelight Class (last lesson)

                              Pastor’s day in MA


Wed., Nov. 16     SW Circuit  Pastors’ Meeting

8:30 am        Preschool             

                           12:30 pm        Preschool 

6:00 pm        Confirmation Class and FLOCK

                             7:30 pm        Church Council  meeting in FH


Thurs., Nov. 17    8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:45 am      Preschool chapel

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                               1:45 pm     Preschool chapel


Fri., Nov. 18          8:00-1:00 FH in use by Matura/Headstart

                               IDW Senior Youth Gathering in Des Moines


Sat., Nov. 19         IDW Senior Youth Gathering in Des Moines                    


Sun., Nov. 20     Caring for Your Neighbor Day (Food Bank)

                             8:00 am       Divine Service /HC(MA)

                             9:45 am       Divine Service (CR)

                           11:00 am       Sunday School/Bible Class (CR)




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; Susie Seals; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh;

Judy Woods


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Neomi Davis; Joe Haines;  Norm Schroeder; Bertha Jensen; Corene Ramsey; Pat Barkalow


Military: Aaron Hoogland; 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, Frieda Porter


 Attendance :  Nov. 6 MA 16, 13 H/C  CR   81, 71H/C

Attendance cards for all are  found in the pew racks.  When taking communion, please fill out both sides of the card.  

H/C means Holy Communion






Bible Study:  During November, Pastor will lead a Bible study titled: “Explaining All the Scary Stuff in Revelation”.   The class will be taught on Sundays in Creston after the Divine Service, in the fellowship hall and on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 at the church in Mt. Ayr.   All are welcome to attend this study at either location.


Invitation:  You are invited to the installation service TODAY, for Rhonda Mohr, who will be installed as the Iowa District West Executive Assistant for Education, Youth, and Family Life TODAY, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2pm at Zion Lutheran Church , 1204 Center Street, Manning, Iowa.



You’ve been reading about the Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization. This giving opportunity isn’t just for Lutherans – anyone who pays Iowa state income tax can donate and receive the tax benefits.  Please help spread the word to someone you know who would like to assist students in Lutheran education while receiving a great tax benefit of a 65% tax credit on their Iowa state tax and possible federal tax deductions.   For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: and www.iowasto.

The current balance in the Christian Care Fund is $1034.88.    One area family has been helped this month.


The Thanksgiving Eve offerings will be designated for the Christian Care Fund.   If you ever know of someone who is in need and wish to request help from this fund, blue request forms are available on the table in the narthex.  


Adult Inquiry Classes:    If you know of anyone who is interested in learning more about the Christian faith and our Lutheran teachings, Pastor is available for teaching adult inquiry classes.




The Creston Lighted Christmas Parade will be on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 pm.  We will be having an entry which includes a lighted nativity scene.   We need many walkers to help pass out candy and information about Trinity.   If you are able to help with this please meet by the sale barn at 6:30 with no special arranging.   


On Saturday, December 3, there will also be a Lighted Christmas Parade in Mt. Ayr.  That parade starts at 6:00 pm with the meeting place by the depot at 5:30.  Walkers are encouraged for this parade also.   The Mission Board hopes to see a large participation for these parades.


                                                                                                                     Pastor’s Book of the Month for November

This is a book that Pastor has been reading and would recommend it.   It’s a great read for teens and adults.

Starting at the End  (Worldview, God’s Word & Your Future) by Brad Alles

Available through

Serving At Trinity

Sun November 13

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

 Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas

Ushers in November:  (CR) Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler, Bil Magers, Ed Tomas

Elders on Duty in November:

(MA) Mark Larsen , Doug Bullock (CR) Kevin Kruse


Offering Counters in November:  (CR)   Paul Kearney,

Bill Magers


Altar Committee for November: Jean Stoll, Radine Ward, Marti Williams