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September 3, 2017 the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 31, 2017, 10:39 AM by Linda Hadley

          This Week at Trinity

Sun., Sept. 3    8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00  am     Divine Service(CR)

                       10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                       10:45  am     Divine Service/HC  (MA) 

 Right after Divine Service in Mt. Ayr—Youth Confirmation Meeting for parents and students who are in 6th gr. and above.


Mon., Sept. 4  Labor Day—Office Closed


Tues., Sept. 5   8:30 am    Preschool

                        12:30 pm    Preschool

                        Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                         6:00 pm    Youth Confirmation  Information Meetingfor parents and students in Mt. Ayr area who are in 6th gr. and above

                         6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                         7:00 pm      Rachel Circle at Becky Hagen’s house


Wed., Sept. 6  12:30 pm    Preschool

                           6:00 pm    Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

                           7:30 pm    Elder’s Meeting in FH (CR)


Thurs.,  Sept. 7  8:30 am   Preschool

                            9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm    Preschool

                            1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel


Sun., Sept. 10  8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                       10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                          6:00 pm     Preschool Board meeting               

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;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister; Myron Herzberg; Linda Schroeder, Cathy Dryden; Lydia Williams; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Paula Bowman

 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


  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 August 27

 CR  64 &  58  communed                  MA  17





TODAY  right after the 10:45 service or Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00 pm.

These meetings are for students who are in 6th grade or above and their parents.


RACHEL CIRCLE  will begin a new season on Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. and will meet at Becky Hagen’s house, 1637 Hwy 25.   All women are invited to join them for Bible Study and fellowship.


NAOMI CIRCLE  meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month in the afternoon and always meets in the fellowship hall.  All women are invited to join them on Wednesday, September 13 at 1:30 p.m. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin September 10th in Creston following worship always ending at 10:45. The middle classroom in the Fellowship Hall will be our classroom for preschool through 5th grade. We will have a team of teachers who will alternate Sundays.  We’re excited to see your child next Sunday!

We’ll continue to gauge interest in Mt. Ayr and have a plan to serve those children as well.

The  Bible Class for grades 6-12 will resume on Sunday, September 17, 2017. We will begin a study called “THE BIBLE ON TRIAL.” This is a video study led by Craig Parton, a lawyer, a lay member of the LCMS who has personally examined the evidence. The class will be led by Mike Lang.

F.L.O.C.K.:  The beginning of this school year’s F.L.O.C. K. (for children) has been moved to October 18. This is a change from what is printed on the Sept. calendar. 


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


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either class, as the same material will be presented in both. We will study of the book of John, Part two.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John:  “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently.  He joins these two natures together.  When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity.  And then His divinity is also established with plain words.”  This is a nine week in-depth study of John.  You do not have to have completed John, part one to participate.  Trinity has been studying LifeLight courses for 27 years.  Books are ready to be picked up from the table in the narthex.  If you have any questions contact Mike or Janette Lang.

EARLY RISERS  will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 19 at 6:30 a.m.  We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah.  You are welcome to join us for God’s Word,  fellowship, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. No preparation is required for this Bible study. There is no charge.

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 smores.  This will be a fun time for people of all ages.  See you there!

When:  Sunday, 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 smores, soft drinks or water for your family. 

Some chairs will be available however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along.






ATTENTION SHOTGUN SHOOTERS!  The 4th Annual LC Open Trap Shoot competition will be held Saturday, September 9th at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance shooting range.  Anyone 12 years of age or older is invited to participate.  Competitors will be grouped by age and experience.  Some information/registration/rules sheets are available on the table in the narthex this morning.  More sheets can be acquired at the public bulletin boards of Creston Farm & Home, Tractor Supply, and True Value.  

You may call Rick Ramaeker at 782-5264 for more information.  Proceeds will go to the Life Care Clinic, Creston/Stuart. 


MITE BOX : The large LWML MITE box will be sitting at the back of the church during the whole month of September.  These MITE offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.

THANK YOU:  We received a thank you from the Neuendorf family for the support that they receive from Trinity for their LCMS mission work in Latin America and the Caribbean area.  They also sent a few cards and magnets which are on the table in the narthex. 

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.  Pastor has a meeting following the potluck. 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 3

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Sharon Eklund

Acolyte:  Haylee Brown

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