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November 18, 2018 Trinity's 90th Anniversary Service

posted Nov 19, 2018, 11:58 AM by Linda Hadley

For Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Sunday on November 18, 2018.

I Kings 8:22-30

Revelation 21: 1-5


Luke 19:1-10

1[Jesus] entered Jericho and was passing through. 2And there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small of stature. 4So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” 6So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 7And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” 8And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” 9And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”


 This Week at Trinity


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

             10:00 am     Divine Service/HC  in Creston

                           After the  service 90th Anniversary Celebration  

                            Meal in FH (CR)


Mon., Nov. 19     8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

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


Tues., Nov. 20     6:30 am   Early Risers’ Bible Study in FH (CR)

                             8:30 am   Preschool

                             9:00 am   Handy Helpers Quilting

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

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

                             5:00-9:00 pm  FH  (CR) in use by Matura/   Headstart

                             6:30 pm   Bible Study in Mt Ayr


Wed., Nov. 21   8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:00 pm     Thanksgiving Eve Service/HC (CR)

                           Boards and Council meet after the service


Thurs., Nov. 22  Thanksgiving Day

                            FH (CR) in use all day by Kneedler family


Sun., Nov. 25   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)\

                    After church Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

              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

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, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry

Condolences:  We pray for the family of Irene Hogue, who died on November 6 in Mt. Ayr.

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 November 11,  2018

Creston:   68     communed   60                   Mt. Ayr   18



 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, November 18,  2018

 Organist:   (CR) Sharon Eklund      Keyboard:   Julie Lang

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.  

Special Welcome:  Today, we especially welcome all of the guest pastors who have joined us this morning as part of Trinity’s 90th Anniversary.   The names of those who were able to join us this morning are listed in the back of your bulletin.   Some traveled a long way to join us today and we are happy to have them with us.   We also thank Mr. Craig Kruse  for providing some special music during the service and dinner today. 

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.   

Thank Yous: Special thanks  to all who helped in any way to prepare for today’s special service and meal.   Lots of people put in many hours to help make today extra special.   Jean Kruse made the special anniversary quilt which will be viewed for the first time today.  The anniversary committee sent out invitations, planned the meal, and set up and decorated for today.   Others helped with photos and other church history that will be on display.  Thank you to those who brought food and hygiene items to be shared with local pantries in thankfulness for the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us.    

Freewill Offering:  A freewill offering basket will be available in the fellowship hall for today’s vocalist, Craig Kruse.  

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.


Early Risers Bible Study will resume this week on Tuesday morning at 6:30.

 Lifelight Class Reminder:  Classes will resume this week on Nov. 19-20 for Lesson 9, our final lesson for this fall session.

Looking Ahead:  Note these dates and times.

Nov. 20  6:00 p.m.  Thanksgiving Eve Service with Holy Communion in Creston.

Dec. 5  6:00 p.m.    Advent Service in Creston

Dec. 12  5:00 p.m.  F.L.O.C.K. in Creston

Dec. 12  6;00 p.m.  Advent Service in Creston

Dec. 19  6:00 p.m.  Advent Service in Creston

Dec. 19 Boards and Council meet after the service

Dec. 24  5:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Service in Mt. Ayr

Dec. 24  7:00 p.m.  Christmas Eve Service in Creston

Dec.25  9:00 a.m.   Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion in Creston

Dec. 31  6:00 p.m.  New Years Eve Service with Holy Communion in Creston




90th Anniversary Ingathering

There is a table set up in the Fellowship Hall to accept grocery and/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 years.  The table will be out till the end of November and then the items will be distributed to local pantries.  So, if you are able to provide some items to share , it’s not too late.  Items could be brought Thanksgiving Eve or on Sunday, Nov. 25.