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September 10, 2017 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 6, 2017, 11:28 AM by Linda Hadley

        This Week at Trinity

Sun., Sept. 10 8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                        10:00 am    Sunday School (CR)              

                       10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                          6:00 pm     Preschool Board meeting               


Mon., Sept. 11    8:30 am    Preschool  

                          12:30 pm   Preschool


Tues., Sept. 12 7:00 am-9:00 pm  School Election in FH (CR)

                           8:30 am    Preschool

                        12:30 pm    Preschool

                        Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr 


Wed., Sept. 13   8:30 am    Preschool

                         12:30 pm    Preschool

                           1:30 pm    Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                           1:30 pm    Youth Confirmation class in Mt. Ayr

                           6:00 pm    Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

                           7:30 pm    All Boards meet in FH (CR)


Thurs.,  Sept. 14    8:30 am   Preschool

                            9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                            1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel



Sun., Sept. 17  Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank

                         8:00  am       Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00  am       Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00  am       Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                     10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                      10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 


 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; 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; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler; Steve McDermott; Bill Williams

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Cathy Dryden; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Paula Bowman

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand 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 3


CR  81                 MA  13,   10 communed



SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin  TODAY in Creston following worship always ending at 10:45. The middle classroom in the Fellowship Hall will be our classroom for preschool through 5th grade. We will have a team of teachers who will alternate Sundays.  We’re excited to see your child next Sunday!

We’ll continue to gage interest in Mt. Ayr and have a plan to serve those children as well.


LUTHER MOVIE ON PBS:  Martin Luther;  The Idea that Changed the World”, the full-length feature film that premiered in selected theaters in February, is set to air nationally on PBS on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m.  Central time.  This was reported in the September Reporter newspaper.  Check your local listings to make sure IPTV times are the same.   This is being shown because of  2017 being the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.



To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Sunday mornings at the 8:00am Bible Class, we will study these people.   This study  will continue through Reformation Sunday  on October 29.   All are invited to attend this class.  

NAOMI CIRCLE will meet this Wednesday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be "Be Still and Know That I Am God!”on page 20 of the Summer 2017 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

The  Bible Class for grades 6-12 will resume on Sunday, September 17, 2017. We will begin a study called “THE BIBLE ON TRIAL.” This is a video study led by Craig Parton, a lawyer, a lay member of the LCMS who has personally examined the evidence. The class will be led by Mike Lang.


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either class, as the same material will be presented in both. We will study of the book of John, Part two.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  This is a nine week in-depth study of John.  You do not have to have completed John, part one to participate.  Trinity has been studying LifeLight courses for 27 years.  Books are ready to be picked up from the table in the narthex.  If you have any questions, contact Mike or Janette Lang

EARLY RISERS  will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 19 at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word,  fellowship, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. No preparation is required for this Bible study. There is no charge.

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:   Trinity members from Mt. Ayr invite Trinity members form Creston.

Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf.  Haven’t played miniature golf?  Not a problem.  You can be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores.  This will be a fun time for people of all ages.  See you there!

When:  Sunday, September 24, 2017  3:00 p.m.

Where:  2572 210th Street, Afton, Iowa—One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn east on 210th Street, continue on gravel approximately 1.5 miles to 2572 on the south (right) side of the road.

What should you bring:  hot dogs, buns, and fixin’s for smores, soft drinks or water for your family. 

Some chairs will be available however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along.



LWML SUNDAY:  A special worship service is planned for Sunday, October 1, 2017, to celebrate all that God has done through the LWML.  Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman's identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christion women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service.  Now is our time to "Be Ready to Confess! faithfully and boldly of Christ's redemptive work for us and for all the world."

Please join us after the service in the fellowship hall-we will be serving lots of yummy baked items and hot apple cider!  There will be a craft and bake sale during this time as well.  ALL monies collected for MITES will go for District and National Grants





BAKE SALE SIGN-UP:  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex for bringing baked items for serving and selling on LWML Sunday.


MITE BOX : The large LWML MITE box will be sitting at the back of the church during the whole month of September.  These MITE offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.

A Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for Sunday, October 8th.   Members are welcome to come by 4:30 or shortly after, as we plan to eat promptly at 5:00 pm.  Pastor has a meeting following the potluck. This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.   

              From The Mission Board

     Serving At Trinity

Sun September 10

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

Acolyte:   Elizabeth Hadley

Ushers in September:  (CR) Karl Peterson, Kevin Kruse Byron Bilderback, Bruce Herzberg

Elders on Duty in September:  (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

Finance Team in September: (CR)  Kevin Kruse, Dave Dory

Altar Committee for September: (CR) Chuck and Paula Bowman