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November 24, 2019 The Last Sunday of the Church Year

posted Nov 25, 2019, 11:01 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Last Sunday of the Church Year on Nov. 24,  2019

Malachi 3:13-18

Colossians 1:13-20

Luke 23:27-43

27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’ 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 31 For if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”32 Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. 35 And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”


          This Week at Trinity

Sun., Nov. 24     8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 am    Divine Service/HC  (MA)

                    1:00-4:00 pm    Fellowship Hall in use by Preschool

                       2:00 pm    Youth Group meet at church before

                                        going out to do service projects


Mon., Nov. 25    8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

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


Tues.,  Nov. 26  6:30 am  Early Risers Bible Study (CR)

                           8:30 am   Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                  4:00-9:00 pm    FH in use by Matura/Head Start   


Wed., Nov. 27     No Preschool Classes Today—Professional

                             Development Day                        

                          7:00 pm   Thanksgiving Eve Service/HC

                                           in Creston


Thurs., Nov. 28   Thanksgiving Day

                             FH in use by Kneedler family (CR)


Sun., Dec. 1     8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                          9:00 am  Advent/Christmas decorating in

                          Mt. Ayr followed by a breakfast potluck

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am    Divine Service/HC  (MA)


Prayer List 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple; Dave Goeglein; Arieta Miers


On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch; Logan Shady; Nancy Cottrell;

Jay Bochart; Byron Bilderback


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse


Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok


Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

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)

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 17, 2019

CR  89                                     MA 17     HC 11



 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Nov. 24,  2019

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

Ushers in  November:  (CR)  Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Jim Kneedler,  Ed Booth

Elders on Duty in November: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Jim Hagen

Acolyte:  (CR) Xavier Shady  (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in November: Paul Kearney & Bill Magers

Altar Committee for November (CR) Radine Ward & Cindy Isdahl

  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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.


Trinity Youth Group will meet at the church this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. before heading out to do some service projects.


Thanksgiving Eve Service:  The Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. this Wednesday, November 27 in Creston.   Holy Communion will be part of the service.  All offerings from that night will go towards the Christian Care Fund.  That fund is used to help people in need in our communities. 


Christian Care Fund:  Recently, we have had the privilege to help several families in need.   At this time, our funds are exhausted.   Our Thanksgiving Eve Service offerings will all go towards this fund.  Donations are also accepted at any time.  Designate those offerings for the Christian Care Fund.


Advent/Christmas Decorating in Mt Ayr:  Decorating will be done in Mt. Ayr next Sunday, December 1, beginning at 9:00 a.m.   A potluck breakfast will follow decorating.

Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon (OWLS):  Wednesday, December 4 at 12:00 noon at Pizza Ranch.  All ladies are welcome to attend.  Bring a grab bag gift (optional)  OWLS stands for “Older, Wiser, Laughing Souls”. Look for them in the west room at Pizza Ranch.


Advent Services:    Mid-week Advent Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:  December 4,11, and 18 in Creston.


Hanging of the Greens in Creston:  The Advent & Christmas decorating will be done in Creston on Sunday, December 8, right after the Divine Service.  After decorating is done, a potluck brunch will be held. 


Rachel Circle:  Rachel Circle will meet at Anita Wardenburg’s house on Sunday, December 8 at 5:00 p.m. for a Christmas party.  Bring a snack to share.  Soup will be provided.  Bring a gift wrapped in something funny or unusual.  Be creative for this grab bag fun.  Everyone is welcome. 


Naomi Circle:  Naomi Circle will meet on Wednesday, December 11, at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall for a Christmas brunch, Bible study, and fellowship.


Christmas Eve Services will be at 5:00 p.m. in Mt. Ayr and 7:00 p.m. in Creston.


Christmas Day Service will be at 9:00 a.m. in Creston.

New Year’s Eve Service will be at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.