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October 28, 2018 Reformation Sunday

posted Oct 25, 2018, 12:16 PM by Linda Hadley

For Reformation Sunday on October 28,  2018.  

Revelations 14:6-7

Romans 3:19-28


John 8:31-36

The Truth Will Set You Free

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. 28      Reformation Sunday

                     Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                    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)

                              5:00 pm    Pastor Appreciation Potluck in FH (CR)

                                                Everyone is invited to attend.


Mon., Oct. 29    8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)


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

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)


Wed., Oct. 31       Reformation Day

                               8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm    Preschool


Thurs., Nov. 1    8:30 am     Preschool

                               9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                             12:30 pm    Preschool

                               1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel


Sat., Nov. 3   4:30 pm  IOWAY Banquet in Jefferson, IA


Sun.,  Nov. 4      All Saints’  Sunday with H/C in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                   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   Quarterly Voters’ Mtg. in FH (CR)

Today is the deadline for turning in RSVP cards for Trinity’s 90th

Anniversary celebration.   The box is found on the table in the narthex. 

Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Billy Jones; Rev. Leon Hodges; Lola Hembry; Dennis Foglesong

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry

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 21,  2018

Creston:   67                     Mt. Ayr     17,    14 communed

Serving At Trinity      Sunday,  October 28

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

Crucifer:  (CR) Logan Shady

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

Elders on Duty in October:(MA) Mike Sickels   (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in October: (CR) Jim Nelson, 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.   


Baptism:  Today, we rejoice and give thanks for Simeon James, son of James and Hannah Shady, who will be claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism.  Simeon’s  Godparents/sponsors are John & Naomi Ehrman and Jim & Mindy Kaufman.


Youth Fundraiser:  The Trinity Youth  Group decorated pumpkins.  The pumpkins are on display in the fellowship hall this morning and will be again on Oct. 28.  Next Sunday, Oct. 28m you may make a free will donation to the youth group and take one of the pumpkins home. 

Pastor Appreciation Potluck:  Please plan to come to the Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck TODAY, at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.   Bring your favorite dish to share.   We hope all can attend to let Pastor and his family know how blessed Trinity is to have all of them here.  See you all tonight!!      From The Mission Board.


LifeLight classes will be held on Monday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study lesson 8 of the Book of Acts, Part one.


Altar Guild will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3  to clean and polish the altar ware and furnishings. Supplies will be furnished. Everyone is welcome to help us prepare for the Advent season. For more information contact Janette Lang.

Voter’s Meeting:  Next Sunday, November 4 in the fellowship hall in Creston at 1:00 p.m. 

Invitations have been sent for the "90 Years of Blessings" celebration.   You should have either received one in the mail or it may still be in your church mailbox.  Please check your box today.     The celebration will be on Sunday, November 18th, with a special Divine Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. and then a catered meal afterwards.    We are asking that you complete the response card if you can attend and how many there will be attending from your household.  NEXT SUNDAY, November 4th is the date we need to have the cards returned and placed in a box on the table in the narthex so that food can be ordered for the meal.       From the "90 Years of Blessings" Committee


Attention All Members!  Deb Melzer answered our request to take informal pictures at the Creston location for our 90th anniversary booklet.  She would like to take most after church services, but will make arrangements for shut ins . She would like families that can't get the whole family together because being off to school or other reasons, please have info about that person/persons available to her.  She will be starting in the next week.  Thank you for your cooperation.   "The 90 Years of Blessings" Anniversary Committee.    

Camp Okoboji:  Are you or a group of friends needing some time to bask in the beautiful fall atmosphere God has given us? Camp Okoboji is wanting to have you be our guest for one, two or as many nights as you would like. During your stay with us we will provide lodging and meals at no cost. When you wake in the morning you can walk the grounds to meditate with our Lord. Join in group bible study at 9:30 in The Refuge. During the day join with others to help camp make the most of our resources. We will be salvaging from the Hauck building the items we can use for future projects. Enjoy a pleasant supper and an evening of fellowship as we gather around a campfire to share with each other how our day was truly blessed. THANK YOU for your help in beautifying the surroundings that God has so graciously made available to us. Call 712-337-3325 and talk with Kellie to reserve your time with us. If you aren’t not able to stay with us please add us in your prayers as we continue to Build in God’s Faith.

Invitation:  The Adair Circuit will be having a Reformation Service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield on Sunday, November 4th at 3:00 p.m.  You are invited to attend.  A potluck dinner will follow the service in the fellowship hall at Immanuel. 

Veterans’ Day:  Sunday, November 11 will be Veterans’ Day.  We will be recognizing our veterans that morning.  After the service we will have refreshments in the fellowship hall in Creston.  Everyone is encouraged to bring any military photos or other items to share.  Items will be displayed on tables in the fellowship hall.  There will be a Military Bible Stick on display both in the back of the church as well as in the fellowship hall.  Donations may be made to Trinity, then marked Military Bible Sticks.  Each Stick costs $25.00.




The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting on a table in the back of the church this morning.   Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite, the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of "mites"-offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod.

The 10th Annual IOWAY Banquet for Iowa District West will be held Saturday, November 3 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, IA, beginning with registration at 4:30.     Some information sheets about the banquet are available on the table in the narthex.  If you plan to attend you will need to make a reservation right away. Information about how to do so is included on the information sheet.