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The Fouth Sunday of Advent

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This Week at Trinity



Sun Dec 20      Caring for your Neighbor Food Bank

                         8:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         9:30 am Sun School/ Bible Class (MA)

                         9:45 am Divine Service (CR)

                         11:00 am Sun School / Bible Class (CR)

Mon Dec 21     Pastor’s Day Off


Tue Dec 22    6:30 am Early Risers

9:00 am Handy Helpers-Quilting

11:30 am Streams of Living Water


Thu Dec 24 5:00 pm Christmas  Eve Service (MA)


7:00 pm Christmas Eve Service (CR)


Fri Dec 25 10:00 am Christmas Day Service (CR)


Sun Dec 27 8:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

9:30 am Sun School/ Bible Class (MA)

9:45 am Divine Service (CR)

11:00 am Sun School / Bible Class (CR


Schedule of Christmas Services


Dec 24     5:00 pm Christmas Eve (MA)

                7:00 pm Christmas Eve (CR)


Dec 25     10:00 am Christmas Day (CR)


Dec 31 7:00 pm New Year’s Eve (CR)



Cancer: Al Davis; Cheryl Harper; Dale Kirk; Denice Creveling; Ethel Campbell; Gary McCraken; Gary Meek;

Grace Weese; Jamie Boos; Larry Davis; Linda Hasstedt;

Mady Henson; Maryann Kenyon; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Pam Koring; Paul Garchow: Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Roger Schulze; Steve Rall; Ted Bader; Diane England;

Hospice Care: Lonny Riley;

IIS&R: Bonnie Wissink; Marie Bursmesiter; Ronald Miller;

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);

Seminary Students: Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg; and Luke Watt;

Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Freida Porter, Bertha Jensen; Velma Lorenz;


 Life Together

This year, even with expenses below our expected budget, we have received substantially fewer contributions than needed to support the ministries and programs we have at Trinity. Please prayerfully consider an extra gift this month to continue God's work through our congregation. Thank you. Trinity Church Council. 


Christian Care: Trinity has established a Christian Care fund to help people in our communities who are in need. Our Thanksgiving offering will be used to fund this account (use your Thanksgiving envelope). You may also give to the fund at any time simply use one of the Christian Care Fund envelopes on the narthex table. Any member of Trinity may request a gift for anyone in need. Find forms for requests on the Narthex table.


 Members of Trinity. It is our great privilege to pray for people you know in the community, part of our role as a "Kingdom of Priests". Please email the church office if you have added someone to the prayer list or have an update on a person on the list. We would like to keep better track of where the requests have come from so we can follow up. Thanks. Pastor.



 "Cans for Cancer": Everyone has been touched by cancer whether directly or indirectly. We pray for many every week of the year. Let's work together to do something in addition to our prayers! Start saving your pop cans (any cans as long as they are worth a nickel and rinsed out.) We'll have a container at both locations and collect cans through June15 with funds being donated to Relay for Life. The night of Relay for Life (June 17) we would like to have some fellowship time with a table set up at the event here in Creston with Trinity information, snacks, etc. and   support those we know as they take the first survivor lap. Save that date! Watch for more information as we begin the new year. In the mean time.... save those cans! Julie Lang


 Please mark your 2016 calendars for two (2) very important Mission events on April 23/24 and July 3. A lot more information will be given after the first of the year, but for now save those dates! The Mission Board


 Please visit our supported LCMS missionaries bio and giving pages. James and Christel Neuendorf, Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic ( Rev. Joel and Clarion Fritsche, Serving the Lord in the Dominican Republic ( Rev. James and Angela Sharp, Serving the Lord in Uruguay (


 Wondering about the use of the Advent wreath? The traditional use of Advent candles (sometimes held in a wreath) originated in eastern Germany even prior to the Reformation. As this tradition came down to us by the beginning of the 19th century, it involved three purple candles and one pink candle. The purple candles matched the purple paraments on the altar (purple for the royalty of the coming King). The pink candle was the third candle to be lit (not the fourth) on Gaudete Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent. "Gaudete" means "Rejoice!" in Latin., which is taken from Philippians 4:4. ("Rejoice! . . . the Lord is near"). Hence a "pink" candle was used to signify "rejoicing." Some also included a white "Christ candle" in the middle to be lit during the 12 days of Christmas (December 25-January 5). The concept of giving each candle a name, i.e., Prophecy, Bethlehem, Shepherd and Angel, etc., is a relatively novel phenomenon and probably originates with certain entrepreneurial publishers seeking to sell Advent candles and devotional booklets. (From the LCMS Facebook Page