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September 24, 2017 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 25, 2017, 10:47 AM by Linda Hadley

                         This Week at Trinity

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.)


Mon., Sept. 25  Pastor at Iowa District Fall Pastors’ Conf. in

                           Des Moines

      8:30 am       Preschool  

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

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


Tues., Sept. 26   Pastor at Iowa District Fall Pastors’ Conf. in

                            Des Moines

      6:30 am       Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

                            8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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


Wed., Sept. 27   8:30 am       Preschool

                          12:30 pm       Preschool

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



Thurs., Sept. 28  8:30 am      Preschool

                             9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm       Preschool

                             1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel



Sun., Oct. 1       LWML Sunday

                           8:00 am        Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 am        Divine Service (CR)

                         10:00 am        Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)

                         10:00 am        Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                         10:00 am        LWML Bake/Craft Sale

                         10:45  am       Divine Service/HC (MA)


  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; Paula Bowman; Chuck Lang

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


For The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 24,  2017.  

Isaiah 55:6-9

Phil. 1: 12-14, 19-30

Matt. 20:1-16

 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’ 5 So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ 8 And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ 9 And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10 Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11 And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12 saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13 But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15 Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last.”


 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 17

 CR  80                                 MA  8    H/C6




                                HAVE FUN THIS AFTERNOON!!!!!

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:  TODAY, 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 next 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.



To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see 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.  

CELEBRATING THE REFORMATION:  On October 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm, a special Reformation celebration will be held at Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University.  There will be a freewill offering.  The celebration will feature Dr. Paul Maier, Simon Estes, and a visit from “Katie and Martin Luther”.  This program is sponsored by Memorial Lutheran Church and Student Center in Ames.  A poster is on the door leaving into the sanctuary.


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 on October 1, 2017.

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. When we reach 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.


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 this mission outreach.

LC CLINIC BENEFIT CONCERT: The 2nd annual benefit concert for the LC (Life Care) Clinic will be held on Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church’s fellowship hall in Creston. Performing Southern Gospel music will be soloist Phil Hague  and the group Ambassadors of Grace.  A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the clinic.  All are invited to attend.  Information is posted on the door leading into the sanctuary and on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.

 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. Please bring a dish to share. This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event.            From The Mission Board


 Serving At Trinity

Sun September 24

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kate Foglesong

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