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October 30, 2016 Reformation Sunday

posted Oct 31, 2016, 10:47 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Oct. 30        Reformation Sunday 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     Sunday School/Bible Class (CR)

                             1:00  pm     Voter’s Meeting in FH

                             4:00  pm     Circuit Reformation Service/Yorktown


Mon., Oct. 31        8:30 am   Preschool

  Reformation      12:30 pm    Preschool

  Day                      6:30 pm   Lifelight Class


Tues., Nov. 1       6:30 am     Early Risers’ Bible Study

  All Saints’          8:30 am     Preschool

       Day              12:30 pm    Preschool

                              1:00 pm     Lifelight Class

                              Rachel Circle moved to Nov. 10

                              Pastor’s day in Mt. Ayr


Wed., Nov. 2         8:30 am      Preschool             

                           12:30 pm     Preschool 

6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

                             7:30 pm     Elders’ Meeting in FH


Thurs., Nov. 3     Pastor’s study group in Adair

                               8:30 am      Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool


Sat., Nov. 5          9:00 am     Altar Guild Cleaning


Sun., Nov. 6        All Saints’ Sunday  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     Sunday School/Bible Class (CR)

                             6:00 pm     Preschool Board




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; Waunita Watt; Norm Schroeder; Bertha Jensen; Corene Ramsey; Joe Haines (brother-in-law of Sharon and Bob Eklund who received a heart transplant on Wednesday)


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. 23  MA  9        CR 78,  67 communed

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




We welcome Hadley Jolina Brown to our family at Trinity.  Hadley was baptized into Christ on October 21.   She is the daughter of Clint & Kristi Brown, granddaughter of Dennis & Joy Brown, and great-granddaughter of Ellen Brown. 


The Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be TODAY, 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 are posted on the bulletin board outside Pastor’s office. 

The IDW SW Circuit Reformation Service will be held at 4:00 pm TODAY, 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.)


  Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. we will clean and polish the altarware and chancel furnishings.

Supplies and equipment will be furnished. With many hands we will be done in about two hours.

Thanks in advance for your help.



Bible Study:  In November, Pastor will begin a Bible study titled: “Explaining All the Scary Stuff in Revelation”.   The class will be taught on Sundays in Creston after the Divine Service, in the fellowship hall and on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 at the church in Mt. Ayr.  

All are welcome to attend this study at either location.


Janitorial Job Opening: Trinity Lutheran Church trustees are looing for a person to fill the janitorial position.  For more informAation 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.



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 possible federal tax deductions.   For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: and



The 8th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 5 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge.    A poster with all the details is posted  on the door leading into the sanctuary.  Information about how to RSVP for this dinner/meeting is on the poster.



Join us at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge on Sunday, November 13, 5-7pm for a free evening of food, networking and hearing about how God’s people in Iowa District West are moving into the local mission field!  Included in the evening will be the announcement of the 2017 mission grant recipients.  Go to to register!



Pastor’s Book of the Month for November

This is a book that Pastor has been reading and would recommend it.   It’s a great read for teens and adults.

Starting at the End  (Worldview, God’s Word & Your Future) by Brad Alles

Available through

Serving At Trinity

Sun October 30

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


Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley


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