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October 1, 2017 The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and LWML Sunday

posted Sep 28, 2017, 8:25 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 1       LWML Sunday

                           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

                         10:00 am        LWML Bake/Craft Sale FH (CR)

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)


Mon., Oct. 2       8:30 am      Preschool  

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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


Tues., Oct. 3      6:30 am      Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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

                            6:30 pm       Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

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


Wed., Oct. 4       8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            6:00 pm       Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)


Thurs., Oct. 5     8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel


Sun., Oct. 8       Pastor Appreciation Sunday

                           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(MA)

                     After church       Youth Confirmation Class (MA)       

                           4:30  pm       Pastor & Family Appreciation Potluck

               After the potluck      Preschool Board Meeting


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; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler; Steve McDermott; Bill Williams

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Cathy Dryden; Paula Bowman; Chuck Lang

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


Readings for The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost on October 1,  2017.  

Ezek. 18:1-4, 25-32

Phil. 2:1-4 (5-13), 14-16

Matt. 21:23-27 (28-32)

23 And when he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24 Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27 So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

28 “What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 And he answered, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him.


 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  September 24

CR  90, 73 communed                    MA  18




Flowers on the altar (Creston) are in honor of  LWML Sunday.  To God be the glory!


60TH ANNIVERSARY CARD SHOWER:  In celebration of Eddie and Bert Ehm’s 60th wedding anniversary on October 6, 2017, their children would like to honor them with a card shower.  Cards of congratulations may be sent to them at 2441 Minnow Avenue, Afton, IA  50830. 

RACHEL CIRCLE will meet on Tuesday, October 3, at 7:00 at the home of Julie Lang, 1305 Clayton Rd.

PASTOR  & FAMILY APPRECIATION POTLUCK:  Set aside next Sunday  evening , October 8 for a congregational potluck supper in honor of Pastor Appreciation Month.  Bring a favorite potluck food to share.  Come around 4:30 to get food organized ready with eating to begin at 5:00.  This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.

                                              From The Mission Board

FACES OF THE REFORMATION:  To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Sunday mornings at the 8:00am Bible Class, we will study these people.   This study  will continue through Reformation Sunday  on October 29.   All are invited to attend this class.  


CELEBRATING THE REFORMATION:  On October 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., a  special Reformation celebration will be held at Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University.  There will be a freewill offering.  The celebration will feature Dr. Paul Maier, Simon Estes, and a visit from “Katie and Martin Luther”.  This program is sponsored by Memorial Lutheran Church and Student Center in Ames, IA.  



LWML SUNDAY: Today is Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Sunday.  Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman's identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christion women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service.  Now is our time to "Be Ready to Confess! faithfully and boldly of Christ's redemptive work for us and for all the world."

Please join us after the service in the fellowship hall-we will be serving lots of yummy baked items and hot apple cider!  There will be a craft and bake sale during this time as well.  ALL monies collected for MITES will go for District and National Grants.


LCMS HURRICANE RELIEF:  Next Sunday, October 8, we will have a special freewill offering for the hurricane and other disaster relief efforts that will be given through LCMS World Relief and Human Care.  Checks may be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church but in the memo part of your check be sure to jot down that it’s for Hurricane Relief.   One check from our congregation, as a whole, will be sent to support this mission project.

LC CLINIC BENEFIT CONCERT: A 2nd annual benefit concert for the LC (Life Care) Clinic will be held on Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall in Creston. Performing southern gospel music will be soloist Phil Hague  and the group Ambassadors of Grace.  A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the clinic.  All are invited to attend.

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  Last month Trinity provided around 200 recycled Portals of Prayer for distribution from the Lutheran Laymen’s League booth at the Iowa State Fair.  Please place your old Portals of Prayer in a box  that is found below the mailboxes at Trinity, Creston.  We will have an ongoing collection of these for distribution at the 2018 fair.  Thank you for helping to share the Gospel through this project.                                                    


A Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for  next Sunday, October 8th.   Members are welcome to come by 4:30 or shortly after, as we plan to eat promptly at 5:00 pm.  Bring a dish to share.  This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.   

              From The Mission Board


 Serving At Trinity

Sunday October 1

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kenna TomasUshers in October:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Phil Wardenbutg

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

Finance Team in October: (CR) Jim Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund 

Altar Committee for October: (CR) Pat Barkalow, Gene & Dorothy Cook