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October 16, 2016 The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 17, 2016, 9:08 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 16         8:00 am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                              9:45 am    Divine Service (CR)

                           11:00  am    Bible Class /Sunday School(CR)

                              4:00 pm    Benefit Concert for LC Clinic in FH

                                               in Creston


Mon., Oct. 17        8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30  pm     Preschool

                             1:00  pm     Lifelight (Meeting today, not Tuesday.)

                              6:30 pm    Lifelight Class


Tues., Oct. 18       6:30 am     Early Risers’ Bible Study

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:00 am     Handy Helpers (quilting) in FH (CR)

                            12:30 pm     Preschool



 Wed., Oct 19        8:30 am    Preschool             

                              9:30 am    SW Circuit Pastors’ Meeting in FH/CR

                           12:30  pm    Preschool

 6:00 pm    F.L.O.C.K.

                             6:00  pm    Confirmation Class

                             7:30  pm    Church Council (FH)


Thurs., Oct. 20     8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm      Preschool

                             1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel


Sun., Oct. 23         8:00 am     Divine Service(MA)

                              9:45 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           11:00  am      Bible Class (CR)

                           12:00  pm     Thrivent Dinner/Meeting FH (CR)

                           2:00  pm     FH in use for rest of day for  Preschool  

                                                 Harvest Celebration set-up.    The

                                                 Celebration begins at 6:00.





Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Susie Seals; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh;

Judy Woods


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Neomi Davis; Joe Haines; Waunita Watt; Norm Schroeder


Military: Aaron Hoogland; 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)


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Frieda Porter


Condolences:  We pray for Kathy Parker and family upon the death of her father-in-law, James Buchanan.  


 Attendance :  Oct. 9 MA 14      CR 77; H/C 70

Attendance cards for all are found in the pew racks.  When taking communion, please fill out both sides of the card.  



 You are invited to attend a concert of Southern Gospel music TODAY, Sunday, October 16, at 4:00 pm in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall.   This will be a benefit for the LC Clinic.  A freewill offering will be received to benefit the clinic.   Two groups will be performing.   They are Ambassadors of Grace and Reconciled.


Janitorial Job Opening: Trinity Lutheran Church trustees are looing for a person to fill the janitorial position.  For more information contact Phil Wardenburg or Byron Bilderback.  Maggie Dory will be in charge of ordering janitorial and Fellowship Hall supplies.   If you see something we are needing, let Maggie know.


LIFELIGHT RESCHEDULED:  The class scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. has been RESCHEDULED and will meet on Monday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m.  The lesson will be Romans, Part Two, Session 6.


F.L.O.C.K (Fellowship & Love Offered to  Christ’s Kids) will begin on Wednesday, October 19 at 6pm.  This is for kids in grades K-4th.  It is the same time as confirmation for families who have more than one child attending.  We will learn more about God’s love through Bible lessons, crafts, music, snack & games.  We encourage kids to bring a friend if they would like.  Hope to see lots of kids on October 19!  If you are interested in providing the snack, please see Julie Lang or Tammy Burgmaier.


The annual LWML Fall Rally is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at St. Paul, Clarinda, Iowa.  Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with Eileen Westrum being the guest speaker.  She has been on 17+ mission trips and will be sharing her experiences.  A salad luncheon will follow.  The cost for registration is $6.00, payable when you arrive at the rally.


Thrivent Financial will be holding their annual meeting on Sunday, October 23, 2026 at Trinity Lutheran Church at 12:00 p.m.  A free catered dinner will be provided.   Please RSVP to Becky Hagan (641-782-2442) by Wednesday, October 19, if you plan to attend.


Preschool’s Harvest Celebration will be on Sunday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.


Reformation Sunday:  On Sunday, October 30, which is Reformation Sunday, there will be special music during the offering.   The hymn selected is LSB 655 “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word.”   Any men or women who would like to sing as a special choir for this festival service are encouraged to meet to rehearse right after the services on Oct. 16 and 23, in the front of the church, by the keyboard.   We will make a joyful noise to the Lord!

The Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be on Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 in the fellowship hall.   Some copies of items that will be part of the agenda for the meeting are available on the table in the narthex.  Included are copies of the draft of the July 24 voter’s meeting minutes for you to review before the meeting, copies of proposed Article XIII which would include the preschool in Trinity’s bylaws, and the slate of candidates for officers and boards for 2017.   Election of new officers and board members will be held at the meeting.   A list of those candidates will also be posted on the bulletin board outside Pastor’s office. 

The IDW SW Circuit Reformation Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 30 at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Clarinda.  The guest preacher is District 2nd Vice President Paul Egger who serves as pastor of St. John, Galva.   The service will be followed by a fellowship soup supper hosted by youth who are planning to attend a 2017 Higher Things Conference in Bozeman, MT.  All are encouraged to join us for worship with Holy Communion and Christian fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ from all across southwest Iowa.   (This information arrived in an email Oct. 5 and the starting time of 4:00 is different from what was originally reported and was printed on the blue October calendars that you received on Oct. 2. Please note the change of time.)

Men Wanted for Breakfast!

No Experience Necessary-Good Food-Devotions-Prayer

Topic:   The Courage of Jesus

When:  Saturday, November 5, 2016

Where:   Zion Lutheran Church, 811 Oak St.,

Atlantic, Iowa

Cost:  $15

8:00 am breakfast served—11:15 closing

Sponsored by Iowa District West Lutheran Hour Ministries

For more information contact John Tews (; 641-740-0126 cell or  641-332-2784 office


Missions Banquet:  You won’t want to miss this event at St. Paul, Fort Dodge!  Join your brothers and sisters from across the District on Sunday, November 13, 5-7 pm fot this year’s Missions Banquet.  The entire evening is free and promised to be inspirational, encouraging, and uplifting.   Bring a team from your congregation that will include the revelation of the 2017 mission grant recipients.   Register at




Christian Care Committee:  There were no requests for aid from the Christian Care Committee in September.   The balance is $964.88.


Thank You:   Thank you for the prayers for my daughter, Lori Williams.   She is feeling much better and has had good reports from the doctor.   God is so good!     From Marti Williams


Serving At Trinity

Sun October 16

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


Acolyte:  Holden Hanson


Ushers in October:

      (CR) Dennis Brown, Alex Brown, Dave Dory, Jim Nelson


Elders on Duty in October:

(MA) Mark Larsen , Doug Bullock (CR) Gene Cook


Offering Counters in October:  (CR)   Jim Nelson, Eric Eklund      


Altar Committee for October: Pat Barkalow, Gene and Dorothy Cook