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October 23, 2016 The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 24, 2016, 11:29 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

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

                              9:45 am    Divine Service/HC (CR)

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

                           12:00  pm   Thrivent Dinner/Meeting in FH

                             6:00  pm    Preschool Harvest Celebration in FH


Mon., Oct. 24      8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30  pm    Preschool

                             6:30 pm     Lifelight Class


Tues., Oct. 25      6:30 am     Early Risers’ Bible Study

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm     Preschool

                              1:00 pm     Lifelight Class



 Wed., Oct 26       8:30 am     Preschool             

                            12:30 pm      Preschool 

 6:00 pm      Confirmation Class


 Thurs., Oct. 27    FH in use all day for a Matura meeting

                             8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel


Sat., Oct. 29-Sun. Oct. 30  IDW Junior Youth Gathering in WDSM


Sun., Oct. 30        Reformation Sunday with Holy Communion in MA and CR for this festival Sunday.

                              8:00 am    Divine Service/HC(MA)

                              9:45 am    Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           11:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                             1:00  pm    Voter’s Meeting in FH

                             4:00  pm    Circuit Reformation Service at

                                                St. Paul’s in Yorktown




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; Bertha Jensen; Corene Ramsey


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

Bertha Jensen is recuperating at  Crest Haven Care Center.


 Attendance :  Oct. 16  MA  9; HC 9         CR 84

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




Preschool’s Harvest Celebration will be

TODAY, Sunday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.   All are invited to join the preschoolers and their families for this celebration.


End of Life Care:  An Ethical Overview:  A presentation on this topic led by Mary Merritt, IRTL End of Life Issues Director will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm at Holy Spirit Hall, 107 W Howard, Creston.  She will speak about the topics of doctor prescribed suicide, durable power of attorney for healthcard, POLST form (from new healthcard), advance directives and living wills.   There is no cost to attend and all are invited.  This is sponsored by the Crest Area for LIFE.


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.)


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.


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


Invitation:  You are invited to the installation service for Rhonda Mohr, who will be installed as the Iowa District West Executive Assistant for Education, Youth, and Family Life on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2pm at Zion Lutheran Church , 1204 Center Street, Manning, Iowa.





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 last month.   The balance is $964.88.




 Serving At Trinity

Sun October 23

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


Acolyte:  Haylee Brown


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