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The Last Sunday of the Church Year

posted Nov 20, 2015, 10:36 AM by Unknown user

This Week at Trinity



Sun Nov 22      Guest Preacher: Pastor David                          Kottlowski                                     

                         8:00 am Divine Service (MA)

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

                         9:45 am Divine Service/ HC (CR)

                         No Bible Class in Creston


Mon Nov 23 Pastor’s Day Off


Tue Nov 24 6:30 Early Risers

11:30 am Streams of Living Water

Sermon Broadcast


Wed Nov 25 No Confirmation Class

7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Service


Sun Nov 29 First Sunday  in Advent

8:00 am Divine Service (MA)

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

9:45 am Divine Service (CR)



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

Jamie Boos; Larry Davis; Linda Hasstedt; Mady Henson; Maryann Kenyon; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Pam Koring; Pastor Paul Garchow: Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Roger Schulze; Ross Craft; Steve Rall;

Ted Bader;

General: We pray that God would continue to lead people to work in His Church as Pastors and Teachers.

Condolences: Kristi Appelhans;

Hospice Care: Lonny Riley;

IIS&R:  Marie Burmeister; Bonnie Wissink; Mary Hontz;

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman;

Nathan Nonneman;

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

Dr Oliver, Seminary Professor in Taiwan;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Hispanic Missions in Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

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

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


 Life Together

Hanging of the Greens! Join us on December 6 immediately after the worship service at Creston to decorate the church and fellowship hall for Christmas. A potluck brunch will follow decorating.


The Mount Ayr location will decorate the sanctuary and fellowship hall for the Advent Season Sunday morning, November 22. Please join us for worship at 8:00 a.m. , brunch at 9:00 a.m. followed by decorating. We typically complete the task by 11:00 a.m. A signup sheet for the brunch is available at the Mount Ayr church or you may email Vicki (


Newly elected church officers will be installed in the services on January 3, 2016.


Removal of the Greens will be Sunday,  January 9 following bible class.


Stewardship Thought for November 22 – Last Sunday of the Church Year - Isaiah 51:6: “For the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment.” The things of this earth that hold our attention, that cause us worry, that tempt us away from the Lord: they are all passing away. They will vanish like a garment. They are not for us to worry over, but rather to use for the Lord's purposes. The things of this world are not ends in and of themselves, but only means to be used wisely by the children of the Kingdom that has no end.

There will be an Advent Pot Luck Dinner before the last advent service on December 16 at 5:45pm.


Trinity Preschool is collecting Labels for Education. There is can on the table in the Narthex.


Visitors: 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, we do not expect you to give an offering while you are our guest.



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.

Please remember to bring a few items for the Creston food bank next week. The mission board has designate the third Sunday of every month as 'Caring for Your Neighbor' Sunday.




Advent Services this year are December 2,  9 & 16 at 7:00pm.


Christmas Eve Service (Dec 24) at Mount Ayr will be at 5pm and Creston at 7pm.


Christmas Day Service (Dec 25) will be at 9:45am.


New Year's Eve is at 7pm,  December 31.


Early Risers will not meet on Tuesday November 24. We will resume Tuesday December 1, 6:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Every one is welcome to join us in reading through the Bible.


The Sunday School Children will be presenting the Story of Jesus birth to us on December 13th at 9:45 am service (CR). There will be congregational fellowship following in the fellowship hall.