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October 7, 2018 The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost and LWML Sunday

posted Oct 3, 2018, 11:10 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost on October 7,  2018.  

Genesis 2:18-25

Hebrews 2:1-13 (14-18)



Mark 10:2-16

10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic— 11 “I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home.” 12 And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

 Jesus Calls Levi

13 He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

15 And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

This Week at Trinity

Sun.,  Oct. 7         LWML Sunday

                              8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am    Divine Service  (CR)

                            10:00 am    Sunday School (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am    Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                            10:00 am    LWML Bake Sale and Craft Sale in FH (CR)

                            11:00  am   Divine Service/HC(MA)

                       After church   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                              4:00 pm   LcClinic Benefit Concert in FH (CR)  


Mon., Oct. 8     8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             6:30 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)


Tues., Oct. 9     6:30 am    Early Risers Bible Study

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

                          5:00-8:00     FH in use by Marura


Wed., Oct. 10     8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                              6:00 pm    F.l.O.C.K. in FH (CR)


Thurs., Oct. 11   8:30 am     Preschool

                             9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

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

                             7:00 pm    Altar Guild Meeting in Creston


Sun.,  Oct. 14    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 (MA)

                              3:00 pm     Choir rehearsal in Clarinda              

                              4:00 pm    Youth Group Hayride (tentative)

                               6:00 pm    Preschool Board Mtg. in FH

Serving At Trinity

Sunday,  October 7

Organist: (CR) Julie Lang   (MA) Greg Storhoff 

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, Gene & Dorothy Cook


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

Hospitalized:  Norm Schroeder

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:   Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Amanda Rotert; Oliver Gish; Ed Rotert; Billy Jones; Patrick Lowenber                                                                                                                            

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 September 30,  2018

Creston: 67      communed  59                  Mt. Ayr   12    communed 10



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.   You are invited to fill out an attendance card, found in the pew rack, and hand it to an usher as you leave the service today.

Trinity Lutheran Church to Host Benefit Concert.

The 3rd annual benefit concert for the Lc (Life Care) Clinic will be held TODAY, Sunday, October 7 at 4:00 p.m.  It will be held in the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Creston.

Performing Gospel music will be the group Ambassadors of Grace, “Headin’ Home Quartet.” 

A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Clinic.  The Lc Clinic is a non-profit pregnancy resource center located in Creston and Stuart, offering free and confidential medical services in west central Iowa.  The Lc Clinic receives no public funding.  Relying entirely on private donations all services provided by the Lc Clinic are free and confidential.

All are invited to attend the free concert..

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Grace Upon Grace”  This study is found on page 16 of the Fall 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

October Calendar Corrections: Please make the following corrections to the yellow October calendar that you received in your bulletin last Sunday.

The correct date for FLOCK is Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. This year FLOCK will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month through April.  The October 17 listing for FLOCK is incorrect.


The Trinity Preschool's Fall Celebration on October 21 will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m.   The 6:00 time is incorrect.

F.L.O.C.K. will begin on Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m.   All children ages 3-5th grade are invited to attend.  Julie Lang will teach the younger children and Pastor will teach children in grades 4-5.     

ARE YOU INTERESTED in what the Altar Guild does?

Come to our no obligation annual meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018. We will meet with Pastor Rutz in the Nave/Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. Please join with the members of the Altar Guild for review and training in this important way to serve the Lord. Both men and women are welcome.

For information contact Janette Lang (782-7922) or Pastor Rutz.

The Annual Circuit Reformation Service will be held 4:00 pm at St. Paul, Lutheran Church of Clarinda on October 21.  The guest preacher is the Reverend Jeffrey Keuning of Zion, Dexter. Following the service, a soup supper will be served by youth as a fundraiser for Higher Things Conferences next summer. Make plans to join us in celebrating with fellow Lutherans in southwest Iowa the restoration of Gospel to Christ’s Church and the truth of Scripture alone, grace alone, and faith alone.


Calling All Singers: A joint choir drawn from all the churches in the SW Circuit is being organized to sing at the Circuit Reformation Service, which will be held at St. Paul, Clarinda, on October 21. Directing the choir will be the esteemed Dr. J. Gordon Christensen, and it will be accompanied by a brass ensemble and timpani.  There will be a choir practice at St. Paul beginning 3:00 pm October 14th.  If you wish to participate, let your pastor know so that music can be provided to you prior to the practice session.    If you wish to sing, please sign up on a sheet  found on the table in the narthex.    The deadline for  signing up is TODAY so that music can be ordered.


Pastor Appreciation Potluck.Please mark your calendars on Sunday, October 28 at 5:00 pm for our Pastor Appreciation potluck.  More information will follow soon.    From The Mission Board.


Invitations have been completed for the "90 Years of Blessings" celebration, so be watching for them in your mailbox at church or mailbox at home.   The celebration is for 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.  November 4th is the date we would like to have the cards returned and placed in a box on the table in the narthex.             From the "90 Years of Blessings" Committee.

SMILE!!!!     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 or others, if it is not possible to take them after church.  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.            




The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting out today and during the whole month of October.  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. 


Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There is a big demand for these. Thank you.