Trinity News‎ > ‎

September 29, 2019 The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost & St. Michael and All Angels Sunday

posted Sep 30, 2019, 9:37 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Sept. 29,  2019

Amos 6:1-7

I Tim. 3:1-13 or I Tim. 6:6-19

Luke 16:19-31

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”


            This Week at Trinity

 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)


Mon., Sept. 30     8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool


Tues., Oct. 1       6:30 a.m.  Early Risers Bible Study FH (CR)

                          8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                           6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                           7:00 p.m.  Rachel Circle at Candace Peterson’s house


Wed., Oct. 2      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                          5:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (MA)

                          6:00 p.m.  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

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


Thurs., Oct. 3    8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.  Preschool Chapel


Sun., Oct. 6       LWML Sunday

                          8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

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

                       10:00 a.m.  Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                     10:00 am.   LWML Bake/Craft Sale n CR

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

                       4:00 p.m.  LC Clinic Gospel Concert 

                             Fundraiser in FH (CR)  Freewill Offering

                       6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting (CR)  

                      Note that this is a change in week for this month.


 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


On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry

Troxel; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Lawrence Herzberg;  Rachel Heck;

Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch; Bob Ridnour; Nellie McDonald; Patty

Campbell; Logan Shady; Jude Shady; Nancy Cottrell


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 Sept. 22, 2019

CR  78       Communed   64                    MA 15


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, Sept. 29,  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

Acolyte:  (CR)  Xavier Shady

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.





TODAY– SEPTEMBER 29, 2019          POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN    (A rescheduled date TBA)

It is that time again for 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: TODAY, 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.



Rachel Circle will meet this Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Candace Peterson’s home,  2328 Beechwood .


 LWML Sunday is scheduled for NEXT SUNDAY, October 6th. Fellowship time will include goodies prepared by members as well as the Craft/Bake Sale. Anyone interested in bringing crafts or baked goods next Sunday, please do so.  This is a fun time of fellowship and sharing of talents!




 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: Next Sunday, October 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. a Benefit Concert will be held for the LC 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. 


Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There is a big demand for these. Thank you.