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November 26, 2017 The Last Sunday of the Church Year

posted Nov 24, 2017, 9:02 AM by Linda Hadley

                         This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Nov. 26     Last Sunday of the Church Year  

                           8:00 am       Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am       Divine Service /HC (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)

                           1:00 pm      Jr./Sr. Youth meet in front of

                           parsonage to carpool to Winterset for screening of

                           Luther movie     (Movie begins at 2:00 in Winterset.)

 

Mon., Nov. 27       8:30 am      Preschool

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                            

Tues., Nov. 28    6:30 am      Early Risers’ Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                                                                                           

Wed., Nov. 29    8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                           6:00 pm       Youth confirmation class (CR)

                           

Thurs., Nov. 30    8:30 am     Preschool

                            9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm    Preschool

                            1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

                            7:00 pm    Christmas Parade in Creston

                           

Sat., Dec. 2          6:00 pm   Christmas Parade in Mt. Ayr

 

Sun., Dec. 3       First Sunday in Advent 

                           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 service 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; 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; Aaron Cottrell

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

 

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 19

CR  88                          MA  19 and 12 communed

                                                         

Readings for The Last Sunday of the Church Year on November 26,  2017.  

Ezekiel 31: 11-16, 20-24

I Corinthians 15:20-28

 

Matthew 25:31-46

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

 

 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 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.

           

MEALS FOR CONFIRMATION CLASS:  We would like to once again provide meals to our confirmation kids on Wednesdays Dec. 6, 13, and 20.  Since there are only 5 kids plus Pastor we wondered about having three little groups of people sign up to put a meal together and serve it.  Look for more info in the narthex and grab some friends to put a simple meal together for the class!  Thanks. ~ Board of Education

 

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE:    Trinity’s Thanksgiving Eve service will be at 7:00 p.m., in Creston.   The members from the Mt. Ayr area are invited to come up to Creston.

 

ATTENTION JR/SR HIGH YOUTH GROUP!    

Screening of Luther movie.

TODAY, 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.

 

THANK YOU:  A special thank you to those who phoned me on my birthday.  Thank you to Mt. Ayr Trinity for celebrating my birthday with beautiful flowers, delicious pulled pork sandwiches, cake and ice cream. I appreciated it.     From Sharon Nonneman

 

HANGING OF THE GREENS:  Our annual “Hanging of the Greens” will be Sunday, Dec 10, 2017.  Divine Service will be followed by a pot luck brunch.  Then we will prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth by decorating the Sanctuary, Nave, Fellowship Hall and outdoors.  Please join us for any or all of this event.


CHRISTMAS CAROLING:  Trinity Youth will meet in the fellowship hall at 5:00 on December 10 for devotions and snacks before going Christmas caroling.  Bring a snack to share.  The congregation is welcome to join them. 


CHANGES/ADDITIONS TO SCHEDULE FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS    (As of 11-22-17)

Dec. 3      First Sunday in Advent --  Regular Schedule

Dec. 5     6:30 Rachel Circle Christmas at Anita Wardenburg’s house

Dec. 6     5:30 pm Supper for confirmation class

Dec. 6     5:45 pm    Youth confirmation class (CR)

Dec. 6     7:00 pm  Midweek Advent in Creston

Elders meeting after the Advent service

Dec. 10    2nd Sunday in Advent -  Regular Schedule

Dec. 10   Potluck brunch &  Hanging of the Greens (Creston)

Dec. 10  5:00 Youth Caroling-Congregation is welcome to join them

Dec. 13  9:30 Naomi Circle Christmas at Windrow

Dec. 13   5:30 Supper for confirmation class & FLOCK

Dec. 13   5:45 Youth confirmation & FLOCK (CR)

Dec, 13   7:00 pm  Midweek Advent in Creston

Dec. 13   Board meetings after the Advent service

Dec. 17   3rd Sunday in Advent - regular schedule

Dec. 17    2:00 pm  Trinity Preschool’s Concert

Dec. 20    5:30 pm  Supper for confirmation class

Dec. 20    5:45 pm  Youth Confirmation

Dec. 20    7:00 pm  Midweek Advent in Creston

Dec. 20    Council meeting after the Advent service

Dec. 24    No Sunday School or Bible Class (CR & MA)

Dec. 24    Morning service only in Creston

Dec. 24    5:00 pm Christmas Eve service in Mt. Ayr

Dec. 24    7:00 pm Christmas Eve service in Creston

Dec. 25    9:00 am  Christmas Day service in Creston

Dec. 31    No Sunday School or Bible Class (CR & MA)

Dec. 31    9:00 am   Divine Service in Creston

Dec. 31    10:45 am  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

No New Year’s Eve services

 

Other than Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, the normal Sunday schedules for services and classes will be followed.


    Serving At Trinity

Sunday November 26

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

 

Acolyte:  (CR) Kenna Tomas

      

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

 

Next Sunday will be the first Sunday in Advent.  The word “advent" is from the Latin word for “coming,” and as such, describes the “coming” of our Lord Jesus Christ into the flesh. Advent begins the church year because the church year begins where Jesus' earthly life began — in the Old Testament prophecies of his incarnation. After Advent comes Christmas, which is about his birth; then Epiphany, about his miracles and ministry; then Lent, about his Calvary-bound mission; then Easter, about his resurrection and the sending of the apostles; and then Ascension (40 days after Easter) and Pentecost, with the sending of the Holy Spirit. The first half of the church year (approximately December through June) highlights the life of Christ. The second half (approximately June through November) highlights the teachings of Christ. The parables and miracles play a big part here. That's "the church year in a nutshell," and it should help reveal how Advent fits into "the big picture." Advent specifically focuses on Christ's "coming," but Christ's coming manifests itself among us in three ways — past, present, and future.

(Used by permission from LCMS at www.lcms.org in section about FAQ about Advent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

                                           

                                             

              

      

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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