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September 17, 2017 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 14, 2017, 9:52 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 17, 2017. 

Genesis 50:15-21

Romans 14:1-12

Matthew 18:21-35

21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times.23 “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24 When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25 And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26 So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29 So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31 When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32 Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35 So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

 Serving At Trinity

Sun September 17

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Holden Hanson

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

This Week at Trinity

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) 

                            3:00 pm       Installation service at Immanuel, Cla- rinda for Rev. Wade Brandt, who will serve Immanuel, Clarinda and Trinity, Shenandoah.

Mon., Sept. 18   8:30 am       Preschool  

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            6:30 pm      Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

Tues., Sept. 19   6:30 am      Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                            9:00 am       Handy Helpers Quilting in FH (CR)

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

                            1:00 pm       Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

                    4:00-9:00 pm       Matura Meeting in FH (CR)

                             6:30 pm      Bible Study in Mt. Ayr  

Wed., Sept. 20   8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

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

                            7:30 pm      Council Meeting in FH (CR)

 Thurs., Sept. 21 8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm      Preschool

                             1:45 pm      Preschool Chapel


Sun., Sept. 24    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 in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                         10:45  am       Divine Service (MA)

                Right after church in Mt. Ayr    Youth Confirmation Class

                        3:00 pm   Miniature Golf outing for all at 2572 210th             

                              St.  Afton  (See announcements for more details.)


     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 10

 CR    61, 60 communed               MA  20




The flowers on altar (Creston) were given by Tammy Burgmaier and family in memory of Ruth Chase .  Ruth was Tammy’s grandmother.

The  Bible Class for grades 6-12 will resume TODAY, September 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  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 tomorrow, 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. 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.

SUNDAY SCHOOL IN MT. AYR:  Sunday School for children will begin in Mt. Ayr on Sunday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. 


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.  

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 s’mores.  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 s’mores, 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.

PORTALS OF PRAYER:  Last month Trinity provided around 200 recycled Portals of Prayer for distribution from the Lutheran Laymen’s League booth at the Iowa State Fair. Once we come to the end of September, please place your old Portals of Prayer in a box  that is found below the mailboxes at Trinity, Creston.  We will have an ongoing collection of these for distribution at the 2018 fair.  Thank you for helping to share the Gospel through this project.

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.                                                         

LCMS HURRICANE RELIEF:  On Sunday, October 8, we will have a special freewill offering for the hurricane and other disaster relief efforts that will be given through LCMS World Relief and Human Care.  If your prefer to write a check, it may be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church but in the memo part of your check be sure to jot down that it’s for Hurricane Relief.   One check from our congregation, as a whole, will be sent to LCMS World Relief & Human  Care.

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