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November 4, 2018 All Saints' Sunday

posted Nov 6, 2018, 11:08 AM by Linda Hadley

For All Saints’ Sunday on November 4, 2018.

Revelations 7:2-17

I John 3:1-3


Matthew 5:1-12


1Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

2And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

5“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

6“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

7“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.

10“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


 This Week at Trinity


Sun.,  Nov. 4  All Saints’  Sunday with H/C in Creston & Mt.  Ayr

                   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 /HC(MA)

                              1:00 pm     Quarterly Voters’ Mtg. in FH (CR)

      Deadline for turning in RSVPs for Trinity’s 90th Anniversary


Mon., Nov. 5 Bloodmobile in FH all day (Creston)

                   8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                         No Lifelight Class tonight due to Bloodmobile


Tues., Nov. 6  Elections in FH all day (Creston)

                   No Early Risers today due to voting..

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           No Lifelight Class due to voting.

                             6:30 pm    Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                            7:00 pm   Rachel Circle at Julie Lang’s house 1305 Clayton Rd


Wed.,  Nov. 7        8:30 am   Preschool

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               7:30 pm    Elder’s Meeting in FH (CR)


Thurs., Nov. 8      8:30 am    Preschool

                               9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel


Sun.,  Nov. 11    Veterans’ Day

                   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)

                           10:00 am    Veterans’ Day Reception in FH (CR)

                           11:00  am    Divine Service (MA)

                    After church  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                           5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)


     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; Dan Arkfeld 

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


   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 October 28,  2018

Creston:  80   communed 71           Mt. Ayr    15  communed 13

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, November 4, 2018

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) 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.  


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.   


Voter’s Meeting:  TODAY, November 4 in the fellowship hall in Creston at 1:00 p.m.

Deadline for RSVPs for Trinity’s 90th Anniversary:  Have you turned in your RSVP yet?   Today is the deadline for turning it in.  The committee needs to get a final count for purposes of ordering food for the meal.   If you need another copy of the RSVP card, you can find one on the table in the narthes. 


Invitation:  The Adair Circuit will be having a Reformation Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield TODAY,, November 4th at 3:00 p.m.  You are invited to attend.  A potluck dinner will follow the service in the fellowship hall at Immanuel. 

Lifelight Class Reminders:  Classes will not meet this week due to the fellowship hall being in use on Monday for bloodmobile and on Tuesday for elections.    Also, class will not be held next week.   The final lesson for this session will be on  Nov. 19 & 20.

Rachel Circle will meet on Tuesday Nov. 6, at 7:00 p.m., at Julie Lang’s house, 1305 Clayton Road. 

Youth Fundraiser:  The youth group has some painted pumpkins left and on display in the fellowship hall.  If you would like to make a freewill donation to the youth group and be able to take a pumpkin (s) home with you,, see a youth member and/or their parents.   Funds  will to towards expenses for their trip to the National Youth Gathering next summer.

Veterans’ Day:  Sunday, November 11 will be Veterans’ Day.  We will be recognizing our veterans that morning.  After the service we will have refreshments in the fellowship hall in Creston.  Everyone is encouraged to bring any military photos or other items to share.  Items will be displayed on tables in the fellowship hall.  There will be a Military Bible Stick on display both in the back of the church as well as in the fellowship hall.  Donations may be made to Trinity, then marked Military Bible Sticks.  Each Stick costs $25.00.

Attention All Members!  Deb Melzer answered our request to take informal pictures at the Creston location for our 90th anniversary booklet.  She would like to take most after church services, but will make arrangements for shut ins . She would like families that can't get the whole family together because being off to school or other reasons, please have info about that person/persons available to her.  She will be starting in the next week.  Thank you for your cooperation.   "The 90 Years of Blessings" Anniversary Committee.    

Camp Okoboji:  Are you or a group of friends needing some time to bask in the beautiful fall atmosphere God has given us? Camp Okoboji is wanting to have you be our guest for one, two or as many nights as you would like. During your stay with us we will provide lodging and meals at no cost. When you wake in the morning you can walk the grounds to meditate with our Lord. Join in group bible study at 9:30 in The Refuge. During the day join with others to help camp make the most of our resources. We will be salvaging from the Hauck building the items we can use for future projects. Enjoy a pleasant supper and an evening of fellowship as we gather around a campfire to share with each other how our day was truly blessed. THANK YOU for your help in beautifying the surroundings that God has so graciously made available to us. Call 712-337-3325 and talk with Kellie to reserve your time with us. If you aren’t not able to stay with us please add us in your prayers as we continue to Build in God’s Faith.

Dear Trinity Family,

Julie, the kids, and I would like to thank you for the wonderful potluck meal and fellowship time last Sunday in observance of Pastor Appreciation Month!  Also, thank you for the wonderful gifts, delicious food, and cards that we received from the congregation.  We are thankful to serve God’s gifts to such a wonderful congregation and communities.  May you all continue to live in the blessed assurance of who you are as God’s children redeemed by Jesus!

Your servants in Christ,

Pastor, Julie, Molly, Jacob, & Jeremy Rutz 




90th Anniversary Ingathering:  There will be a table set up in the Fellowship Hall to accept grocery/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.  One or more items can be brought at any time.  The items will then be distributed by the Committee when our 90th anniversary celebration.         From The 90th Anniversary Committee.