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September 11, 2016 The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 12, 2016, 9:27 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


Sun., Sept.  11   8:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           9:45 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           11:00 am Bible Class (CR)

                           5:00 pm  Pastor Rutz’s Installation

                           6:00 pm   Supper after the service


Mon., Sept. 12   8:30-10:00 am Preschool

                           12:30-3:30 pm Preschool

                           6:30 pm Lifelight Class


Tues., Sept. 13   6:30 am Early Risers’ Bible Study

                           8:30-11:00 am Preschool

                           12:30-3:30 pm Preschool

                           1:00 pm Lifelight Class  


Wed. Sept. 14    8:30-10:00 am Preschool             

                           12:30-3:30 pm Preschool

                           1:30  pm Naomi Circle in F.H.

                           6:00 pm Confirmation Meeting in F.H.

                           7:30 pm  All Boards meet


Thurs., Sept. 15  8:30-11:00 am Preschool

                           9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30-3:30 pm Preschool

                           1:45 pm Preschool Chapel




Cancer: 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;

Kory Nonneman;  Neomi Davis; Joe Haines;

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, Mary Carson, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Frieda Porter


 Attendance :  Sept. 4  MA  13 CR  58

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




 Life Together

Installation Service:  Pastor Rutz will be installed as our new pastor at Trinity TODAY at 5:00 p.m. in Creston.   All are invited to attend this special service and to welcome Pastor and his family to Trinity.   A meal will follow the service.   Meat, buns, cake, and beverages will be provided.   All others are asked to bring a side dish (i.e. a salad, beans, chips, etc.) 


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.


Lifelight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 12 at 6:30 pm and Tuesday, September 13 at 1:00 pm.  We will begin study of the book of Romans, Part Two.  In 1552 Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of Romans: “This epistle is really the chief part of the New Testament and the very purest Gospel,…..It can never by read or pondered too much, and the more it is dealt with the more precious it becomes, and the better it tastes.” 

FORMER LIFELIGHT STUDENTS: Materials are ready for you on the table in the Narthex.

NEW TO LIFELIGHT?: The same material is presented twice each week.  You may attend either the Monday or the Tuesday class.  The lesson is the same.  For study materials contact Janette Lang.


Early Risers will resume on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 a.m.  We will begin with reading and discussion of the book of Esther.  You are welcome to join us either regularly or occasionally.  


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, September 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be  Joy in All Circumstances  This study is found on page 16 of the Fall 2016 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .


Youth Confirmation classes will begin on Wednesday, September 14 with a meeting for parents and students.   The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall


Trinity Mt. Ayr  Invites Trinity 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. 

When:  Sunday, September 25  3:00 p.m.

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

What should I bring:  Hot dogs and buns and

fixin’s for smores, soft drinks or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available, however, you might want to bring lawn chairs with you.



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 the registration is still to be determined



The Christian Care Fund  has a balance of $844.88.  There were no requests for assistance in August.



The large LWML mite box will be located in the back of the sanctuary the whole month of September and also the first Sunday of October, which is when LWML Sunday will be observed.  On October 2, there will be a special service, “Come and See”, which it the theme for this year’s LWML Sunday.  Some of the ladies of Trinity will be participating and will also be serving baked goods during the fellowship hour.  A bake sale and craft sale will be taking place during this time as well, with all monies taken in to go for MITES.  Last year we were blessed with over $400 from our MITE offering.  All Trinity ladies (Creston and Mt. Ayr) are encouraged to participate.   A sign up sheet will be put out on the table in the narthex for everyone to list your favorite muffins, coffee cakes, breads, cinnamon rolls, pies, etc. to make for selling/serving.  Of course, the bake sale is not just limited to baked items.  Jams, jellies, etc. would be encouraged, too.   There is still time to be making your favorite craft items.  We hope this year’s event will be even bigger and better than last year’s!  If there are ay questions, you can talk with Maggie Dory.



 Dear Saints in Christ,

Julie, the kids, and I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for all the congregation has done to assist us during the past few weeks in getting settled in our home.  Thank you to all who have worked so hard to prepare the parsonage for our arrival, cleaning, adding appliances and helping us unload the moving van.  Thank you to all who have stopped by with meals, food, and other items to welcome us.  Thank you especially for all of your prayers and encouragement in making us feel welcome.   We are looking forward to getting involved at Trinity and in having the privilege to share God’s love with all of you. 

In Christ,

Pastor, Julie, Molly, Jacob, and Jeremy Rutz


 Serving At Trinity

Sun September 11

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


Elders on Duty in September:

(MA) Mark Larsen , Doug Bullock (CR) Chuck Bowman


Ushers in September:

      (CR) Eric Eklund, Byron Bilderback, Chuck Bowman



Offering Counters in September:  (CR) Dennis Brown, Tom Brayman         


Altar Committee for September:  Chuck and Paula Bowman