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September 18, 2016 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 19, 2016, 11:27 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


Sun., Sept. 18    8:00 am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           9:45 am    Divine Service (CR)

                         11:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                           6:00 pm    Preschool Board


Mon., Sept. 19   8:30 am    Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           6:30 pm   Lifelight Class


Tues., Sept. 20 6:30 am   Early Risers’ Bible Study

                           8:00 am     District Secretarial Conference in DSM

                           8:30 am   Preschool

                           9:00 am   Handy Helpers (quilting)

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           1:00 pm   Lifelight Class  


Wed. Sept. 21    8:30 am    Preschool             

                         12:30 pm Preschool

                           6:00 pm   Confirmation Class

                           7:30 pm   No council meeting tonight. 

                The meeting has been postponed until Sept. 28.


Thurs., Sept. 22  8:30 am   Preschool

                            9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                           1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel


Sun., Sept 25     8:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                           9:45 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          11:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            3:00 pm Miniature Golf Fellowship



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;

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

Bertha Jensen is back home now.


 Attendance :  Sept. 11 MA 11 :  CR  91   Installation Service 97

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


 Life Together


We would like to put together a women’s choir for LWML Sunday on October 2.   There’s not a lot of time to practice but the song I’m thinking of is very simple.   If you are interested, please plan to meet after church for the next two Sundays.   With only one song to look at it won’t take long.   If you have any questions, contact Julie Lang.



Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make the installation meal for Pastor Rutz and his family very, very wonderful.  There were many hands that helped to set up, take down, wash/dry many dishes, provide beautiful live flower arrangements, and bring so much delicious food.  It wouldn’t have been so successful without the help from everyone.  Thank you again from the elders and their wives.



Dear Trinity Brothers and Sisters,

     Thank you all so much for the birthday cards, phone calls and emails.  It was awesome and a real surprise.  I think of you often.  I’m doing fine.  I have many new friends and it’s great to be with family.

Thanks again.   God bless.   

                                     Janice Nook



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.



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 registration is $6.00, payable when you arrive at the rally.





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


LC Clinic Fundraiser:   The  3rd Annual Open Trap Shoot fundraiser for the LC Clinic will be on Saturday, September 24, 2016  and will be held at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance Shooting Range.  If you are interested, some information/registration forms are found on the table in the narthex.






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.