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October 20, 2019 The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 21, 2019, 8:20 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 20,  2019

Genesis 32:22-30

2 Timothy 3:14-4:5


Luke 18:1-8

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

1 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”


                 This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 20    Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry Day

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                                         No high school class today.

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          3:40 pm  Pre-service organ concert at St. 

                                         Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA

                          4:00 pm  Circuit Reformation Service at

                                   St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA


 Mon., Oct. 21      8:30 am   Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

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



Tues., Oct. 22     6:30 am   No Early Risers class today

                           8:30 am   Preschool

                         12:30  pm  Preschool


Wed., Oct. 23     8:30 am    Preschool

                         12:00 pm   OWLS luncheon at Pizza Ranch

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in MA

                           7:00 pm   Youth Confirmation Class in CR


Thurs., Oct. 24    8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                            6:30 pm  Endowment Committee Mtg. in FH (CR)


Sun., Oct. 27 Reformation Sunday—Communion at both locations

                           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 Voters’ Meeting in FH (CR)

                           2:45pm Youth Group meet at the church to

                  carpool to the youth group hayride at Peterson’s farm.


  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; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick; Patty Gipple


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

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

Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch; Bob Ridnour; Nellie McDonald;

Patty Campbell; Logan Shady; Nancy Cottrell; Darwin Scott


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)


Condolences:  We remember the Larsen family at  the passing

of Mark’s  mother, Edith.  Her funeral was Tuesday in Elk Horn.


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 13, 2019

CR   76     H/C 69                                    MA 18


Serving At Trinity             Sunday, Oct. 20,  2019

Organist: (CR)  Sharon Eklund     (MA) Melody Stoner

Ushers in  October:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Karl Peterson, Jay Bochart, Jim Nelson

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte:  (CR) Lianna Means  (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in October: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

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


 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.

Circuit Reformation Service:  TODAY, Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda.  All are invited to attend.   The address is: 1743 G Ave., Clarinda.

3:40  Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service


EARLY RISERS BIBLE STUDY will not meet on Tuesday, October 22.  It will resume at 6:30 am Tuesday, October 29.


HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE CLASS will not meet today, October 20.  It will resume on October 27 with a study of the Reformation.


THE ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY Committee will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 24.  This was rescheduled from a previous date.

Reformation Sunday:  Next Sunday, October 27 we will observe Reformation Sunday at Trinity Creston and Mt. Ayr.   Holy Communion will be at both locations.

Voters’ Meeting:   Next, Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  A report from the nomination committee is found in your bulletin today.


Youth Group:  The youth group will meet on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 for a hayride, bonfire, and devotion.  Plan to meet at the church at 2:45 to carpool.


You’ve been reading about the Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization. This giving opportunity isn’t just for Lutherans – anyone who pays Iowa state income tax can donate and receive the tax benefits.  Please help spread the word to someone you know who would like to assist students in Lutheran education while receiving a great tax benefit of a 65% tax credit on their Iowa state tax and federal tax charitable deduction.   For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: and


Found:  A round, silver charm or necklace piece that says LOVE.   If it belongs to you, check with Linda, in the office, to claim it.




The 11th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Iowa.  Registration is at 4:30 with a free catered meal at 5:00.  A number of speakerwill tell what God is doing in various mission areas in Iowa, the U.S. and  Haiti.  If you would like to attend, please pick up a sheet with more information from the table in the narthex.  Some of the sheets were sent down to Mt. Ayr last week.  You will need to RSVP so they can prepare for the meal.