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October 27, 2019 Reformation Sunday

posted Oct 28, 2019, 9:34 AM by Linda Hadley

For Reformation Sunday on Oct. 27,  2019

Revelation 14:6-7

Romans 3:19-28

John 8:31-36 or Matthew 11:12-19


The Truth Will Set You Free   from John 8:31-36

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.



 This Week at Trinity


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 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        1:00 p.m.  Voters’ Meeting in FH (CR)

                        2:45 p.m.  Youth Group meets at the church to 

                                             carpool to Karl Peterson’s farm


Mon., Oct. 28    8:30 am   Preschool

                       12:30 pm  Preschool



Tues., Oct. 29   6:30 am   Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                         8:30 am   Preschool

                       12:30  pm  Preschool



Wed., Oct. 30    8:00-3:00  FH in use by Matura

                           8:30 am     Preschool

                         12:30  pm   Preschool

                           5:00 pm    Youth Confirmation Class in MA

                           7:00 pm    Youth Confirmation Class in CR



Thurs., Oct. 31  Reformation Day

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel



Sun., Nov. 3  All Saints 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 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)




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, Injury, Hospitalized, 

 Surgery or Recovery:  Jay Bochart; Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish;  Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck: Dan Lutrick

Maxx Hirsch; Logan Shady; Nancy Cottrell

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)


 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 20, 2019

CR  85                                     MA   17    H/C  15


 Serving At Trinity               Sunday, Oct. 27,  2019

Organist: (CR)  Julie Lang & Sharon Eklund     (MA) Greg Storhoff 


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

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Tyler Riley  (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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.


Voters’ Meeting:    TODAY, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  Elections and the budget for 2020 are included on the agenda.


Youth Group:  The youth group will meet TODAY, at 2:45, at the church to carpool to Peterson’s farm where they will have a hayride, bonfire, and devotion. 


All Saints’ Sunday:  Next Sunday, November 3, will be All Saints’ Sunday at Trinity Creston and Mt. Ayr.   Holy Communion will be at both locations.

Dear Members of Trinity,

Many thanks to the Mission Board for the wonderful reception, cake, and gifts and to the Board of Elders for their wonderful gift.   Thanks, also, to the congregation for the cards and kind words in recognition of Pastor Appreciation month.  It’s certainly a wonderful privilege to serve as your pastor.

                                             In Christ,

                                             Pastor Rutz



You have been told many ways you can assist by participating in fundraisers, volunteering your time and we hope you are able to do some of those.  And here is another! It is the Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization (ILSTO).  This is a way to expand our schools and reach out to those in our churches and community.  By donating to the ILSTO more students are able to receive more financial aid to enable them to attend. In addition, the benefit to you is a great tax credit of 65% on your Iowa state taxes.  For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: and    



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 speaker will 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 information sheets were sent to Mt. Ayr already.  You will need to RSVP so they can prepare for the meal.