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September 22, 2019 The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 24, 2019, 10:36 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 22,  2019

Amos 8:4-7     I Timothy 2:1-15  

Luke 16:1-15

1 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3 And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5 So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7 Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8 The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.

10 “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's, who will give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” 14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.


 This Week at Trinity


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)


Mon., Sept. 23   8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool


Tues., Sept. 24   6:30 a.m.  Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                           8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                         12:30 p.m.  Preschool


Wed., Sept. 25    8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            7:00 p.m.   Youth Confirmation Class in (CR)


Thurs., Sept. 26  8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel


Sun., Sept. 29    8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

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

                        10:00 Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

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

                            3:00 p.m.  Putt-Putt Golf Outing for the whole

                        Congregation at 2572 210th St. Afton, IA  

                   (See note on back of this sheet for more details)


 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; Dan Lutrick;

Maxx Hirsch


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 September15, 2019

CR    74                                   MA   14    H/C 12



 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 22,  2019

Organist: (MA) Melody Stoner    (CR) Sharon Eklund

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.





It is that time again R 29, 2019for 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.



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!



 ANNUAl Altar Guild Meeting     October 14, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. we will have our annual meeting with Pastor Rutz.  The meeting will be held in the church Nave/Sanctuary.

 Items to be discussed include:

          Review/training of our duties

          Setting up our schedule for calendar year 2020

          General question and answer session

 We invite anyone to attend the meeting who would like more information or is considering being a part of this important activity. Any confirmed member of the congregation is eligible to serve as a member of the Altar Guild.

We would like all members to attend, if possible, this important meeting.  Thanks very much to each of you for your dedication as together we serve the Lord in this manner.

Do you have questions or want more information? Contact Janette Lang.

Circuit Reformation Service:  Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda.  All are invited to attend.

3:00 choir rehearsal for those who would like to sing in it.   Let Pastor Rutz know soon if you would like to participate in the choir.

3:40  Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service



LC Clinic Fundraiser: On Sunday, October 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. a Benefit Concert will be held for the Life Care 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.