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September 25, 2016 The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Sep 23, 2016, 10:01 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


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    Mini Golf Fellowship


Mon., Sept. 26  Pastor will be in DSM for IDW Pastors’ Conf.

                         8:30 am     Preschool

                         12:30 pm    Preschool

                           6:30 pm    Lifelight Class


Tues., Sept. 27 Pastor will be in DSM for IDW Pastors’ Conf.

                           6:30 am    Early Risers’ Bible Study

                            8:30 am    Preschool

                         12:30 pm    Preschool

                           1:00 pm    Lifelight Class  


Wed. Sept. 28     8:30 am    Preschool             

                          12:30 pm   Preschool

                            6:00 pm   Confirmation Class

                            7:30 pm   Church Council meeting


Thurs., Sept. 29    8:30 am   Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel


Sun., Oct. 2         LWML Sunday  

                             8:00 am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                             9:45 am    Divine Service (CR)

                             Craft and Bake Sale for LWML after church

                            11:00 am   Bible Class (CR)



Condolences:    We pray for the family of Mary Carson, who died on Tuesday, Sept. 20.  Visitation will be at Power’s Funeral Home beginning at 10:00 on Friday, September 30 with a brief service tentatively set for 12:30 at Power’s.


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; Waunita Watt

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, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Frieda Porter


 Attendance :  Sept. 18 MA 9, H/C 6:  CR  88

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

Life Together


Altar flowers for today are given by the family of Ruth Chase in memory of her birthday.



Bible Class:  Join us for Bible Study/Education Hour after Divine Service in the Fellowship Hall.   The adult Bible Class is  currently studying “The Challenge of Islam”.



Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) will hold a training session at Faith Lutheran Church in Adel, IA on Sunday, October 2 from 12:00-3:30 p.m.   A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.   If you are interested in attending, you will need to register by tomorrow (September 26).   Information sheets are available on the table in the narthex. 


Pastor will be attending the Iowa District West Pastors’ Conference in Des Moines on Monday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 27. 



A group of women will sing as a  choir for LWML Sunday on October 2.   The song that has been selected is not hard to learn.  All who plan to sing with this group will rehearse right after this morning’s service. 



Naomi Circle members will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28.   They will repair Chrismons and banners.   Anyone interested in helping with this project is welcome to join them.  


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.  This will be fun for kids of ages from 1-91!  See you there.

When:  TODAY, 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, and 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.


We have a source for recycling  Portals of Prayer.  When you finish using your Portals of Prayer this week, instead of throwing it away you can place it in the marked box that will be located by the mailboxes.   The Lutheran Laymen’s League will distribute the Portals of Prayer from their booth at next year’s Iowa State Fair.   Others may go to Mission Central in Nevada, Iowa.  







The large LWML mite box is located in the back of the sanctuary today and will also be there 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 is 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 a week left to make your favorite craft items.  We hope this year’s event will be even bigger and better than last year’s!  If there are any questions, you can talk with Maggie Dory.