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September 15, 2019 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 16, 2019, 10:12 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 15,  2019

Ezek. 34:11-24

I Tim. 1:(5-11) 12-17

Luke 15:1-10

1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”


3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.


The Parable of the Lost Coin

8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.


            This Week at Trinity


Sun., Sept. 15 Caring for Your Neighbors-Food Bank

                         8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

                       10:00 Sunday School Rally Day

                 Sun. School Classes begin for this school year (CR & MA)

                       10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                       11:00 a.m.  Divine Service/ HC (MA)

                         5:00 p.m.  Youth Group Meeting in FH (CR)        


Mon., Sept. 16    8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool


Tues., Sept. 17   6:30 a.m.  Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                           8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                           9:00 a.m.  Handy Helpers Quilting

                         12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                          6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr


Wed., Sept. 18  8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                         12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                           5:30 p.m.  Meeting for Youth Confirmation

                                             students and parents in FH (CR)

                           6:30 p.m.  All Boards meet in FH (CR)

                           7:00 p.m.  Council Meeting in FH (CR)



Thurs., Sept. 19  8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.   Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel

                            7:00 p.m.  Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                                             Catechesis Class in FH (CR)


Sun., Sept. 22   8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00 a.m.  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                       10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                     11:00 a.m. Divine Service (MA)


 Prayer List


Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick


Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Lawrence Herzberg; Rachel Heck


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse


Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok


Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

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 Sept. 8, 2019

CR 74     64 communed              MA 16


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 15,  2019

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

Ushers in  September:  (CR)  Eric Eklund, Rick Hadley, Paul Kearney, Jim Hagen

Elders on Duty in September: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in September: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

Altar Committee for September: (CR)  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady    


 Life Together

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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.

Join Us Today for Sunday School Rally Day

It’s time to resume our Sunday classes for all ages! 

*Sunday School for ages 3 year old – 6th grade following 9am Divine Service in Creston and @ 10am in Mount Ayr

*Class for 7-12th grades in Youth Room after church

*Bible Class on the Lutheran Confessions will resume @ 8:00am in Creston– 1st and 3rd Tuesdays in Mount Ayr @ 6:30pm.

*FLOCK(Fellowship &Love Offered to Christ’s Kids) will resume in October.

*Elementary age kids and lower are asked to join Pastor for the Children’s Sermon which will continue to be offered on non – communion Sundays.

*High School Youth will resume at 5pm Sunday evening. (Sept. 15th)

Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall after service for refreshments.

Youth Confirmation Meeting:  A meeting for the Creston youth confirmation students and their parents will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:   On Thursdays at 7PM, Pastor Rutz is teaching a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class runs no later than 8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location.

If you yourself or a friend or family member would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, we invite you to prayerfully consider this opportunity. Pastor Rutz is also more than happy to schedule time to meet privately for this class if you would rather have that option. To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971.





It is that time again for our annual miniature golf outing.  If you haven’t played miniature golf, that is not a problem, you will be a pro by the end of the day.  A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores!  Kids from ages from 1-91 have a great time.  If you have enjoyed the “Best Kept Secret in Southwest Iowa” before, the Lowenbergs have even made MORE changes this year!  If you haven’t joined us before, hope to see you this year. 

WHEN: Sunday, September 29, 2019 – 3:00 PM

WHERE:  2572 210th ST., Afton, Iowa.  One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 right side of road,  approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING:  Hot dogs and buns and fixings for smores, soft drink or water for your family.  There will be some chairs available; however you might want to bring a lawn chair along. 



Thank you to all who attended the mission presentation, by Gary Thies, last Sunday.  Special thanks to the mission board members for preparing and serving the lunch after the presentation.


LC Clinic Fundraiser: On Sunday, October 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. a Benefit Concert will be held for the LC Clinic.  It will be held in Trinity’s fellowship hall in Creston.   It is open to the public and all are invited to attend.  Performing will  be Ambassadors of Grace and Heirs Together.  A love offering will be received to benefit the LC Clinic here in Creston. 


 LWML Sunday is scheduled for October 6th. Fellowship time will include goodies prepared by members as well as the Craft/Bake Sale. Anyone interested in bringing crafts or baked good for that Sunday, please start thinking about it now. A sign-up sheet will be in the narthex soon. This is a fun time of fellowship and sharing of talents! Watch for more details!