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October 9, 2016 The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

posted Oct 10, 2016, 9:50 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 9           8:00 am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                              9:45 am    Divine Service (CR)

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

                              6:00 pm   Preschool Board Meeting


Mon., Oct. 10        8:30 am    Preschool

                           12:30 pm      Preschool

                              6:30 pm    Lifelight Class


Tues., Oct. 11       6:30 am     Early Risers’ Bible Study

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                              1:00 pm     Lifelight Class  

                              7:30pm      Altar Guild Meeting


Wed., Oct 12        8:30 am     Preschool             

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

1:30 pm      Naomi Circle

                             6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

                             7:30 pm     All boards meet


Thurs., Oct. 13     8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm      Preschool

                             1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel

                             4:00-5:00   FH in use by Clover Kids 4-H


Sat., Oct 15          7:00am-1:00 pm FH in use for Preschool Nature

                                                  Exploring Training

                              2:00-8:00    FH reserved


Sun., Oct. 16         8:00 am       Divine Service/HC (MA)

                              9:45 am       Divine Service (CR)

                           11:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                          1:00-6:00      FH in use by LC Clinic for a 

                                 Benefit concert    Concert begins at 4:00 pm.





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; Lori Williams;

Norm Schroeder


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


 Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at



Pastor’s email is:


In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at

712-621-5971 (cell)_______________________________________

Email Address for the Office Assistant       

When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please  turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.

Updating Information:   If your home address, phone number, or email address has changed since the last pictorial directory was published, please  write it down on the attendance card and mark a note that it’s new information.   Or, if it’s easier, you can jot it down on a note or email that information to the office. 


Attendance :  Oct. 2 MA 8, H/C 8       CR 74

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


 Life Together

I want to thank all of the people who visited with Velma and I at the nursing home.  Thanks also to all of the people who sent cards and memorial gifts and who provided for the visitation at the church. 

                                                  From Jerry Lorenz


Bible Class and Sunday School:   Join us for Bible Study/Education Hour after Divine Service in the Fellowship Hall.   The adult Bible Class is  currently studying “The Challenge of Islam”.    Sunday School classes will also begin today.   Julie Lang will teach gr. PS-4th and Mike Lang will teach gr. 5-12. 



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 Dorry will be in charge of ordering janitorial and Fellowship Hall supplies.   If you see something we are needing, talk with Maggie.


Annual Altar Guild Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary with Pastor Rutz.  Current members, please make every effort to attend this important meeting.   If you are interested in learning how to  serve the Lord in this way please feel free to attend.   There is no obligation to become a member of the guild.  Both men and women are welcome.   Please contact Janette Lang (782-7922) or Pastor Rutz for further information.


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, October 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “Living Joy”.  This study is found on page 18 of the Fall 2016 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.


You are invited to a concert of Southern Gospel music on Sunday, October 16, at 4:00 pm in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall.   This will be a benefit for the LC Clinic.  A freewill offering will be received to benefit the clinic.   Two groups will be performing.   They are Ambassadors of Grace and Reconciled.


F.L.O.C.K (Fellowship & Love Offered to  Christ’s Kids) will begin on Wednesday, October 19 at 6pm.  This is for kids in grades K-4th.  It is the same time as confirmation for families who have more than one child attending.  We will learn more about God’s love through Bible lessons, crafts, music, snack & games.  We encourage kids to bring a friend if they would like.  Hope to see lots of kids on October 19!  If you are interested in providing the snack, please see Julie Lang or Tammy Burgmaier.


The annual LWML Fall Rally is scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at St. Paul, Clarinda, Iowa.  Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with Eileen Westrum being the guest speaker.  She has been on 17+ mission trips and will be sharing her experiences.  A salad luncheon will follow.  The cost for registration is $6.00, payable when you arrive at the rally.


Thrivent Financial will be holding their annual meeting on Sunday, October 23, 2026 at Trinity Lutheran Church at 12:00 p.m.  A free catered dinner will be provided.   Please RSVP to Becky Hagan (641-782-2442) by Wednesday, October 19, if you plan to attend.


Preschool’s Harvest Celebration will be on Sunday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.


The regular quarterly voter’s meeting will be on Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  


There were no requests for aid from the Christian Care Committee in September.   The balance is $964.88.


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 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 monthly calendar for October that you received last Sunday. Please note that change.)

Thank You from the LWML


The LWML ladies extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make our LWML Sunday such a special day.  We had a tremendous response to the baked goods and craft items.   We are thankful that many people were able to stay for fellowship.  The MITE offerings totaled $988.38.  $45.00 of that will go to the LWML general fund.   25% of the rest will be sent for national grants and 75% will stay in the area for district grants.  We have already chosen October 1, 2017 as our LWML Sunday for next year.  To God be the glory for a fantastic day last Sunday!    Thank you all again.   From Maggie Dory and the LWML ladies.


Serving At Trinity

Sun October 9


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


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