For The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany on February 7, 2021

Isaiah 40:21-31

I Corinthians 9:16-27

Mark 1: 29-39

Jesus Heals Many

29 And immediately he[a] left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon's mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them.

32 That evening at sundown they brought to him all who were sick or oppressed by demons. 33 And the whole city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Feb. 7 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

Deadline for signing up for next Sunday’s Valentine Dinner

Mon., Feb. 8 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., Feb. 9 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Wed., Feb. 10 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

1:30 Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

6:00 pm All boards meet in FH (CR)

7:00 pm Youth Confirmation Class in Creston

Thurs., Feb.11 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool

Sun., Feb. 14 Transfiguration Sunday

8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

1:00 pm Valentine Dinner hosted by Trinity Youth

This fundraiser will be held in the FH (CR

Deadline for signing up for a subscription to the Lutheran Witness

Prayer List

Cancer: Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member0

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

Don Goodman (brother-in-law of Kathy Parker)

Karen Johnston (friend of Byron Bilderback)

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

Members: Norm Schroeder ,Jay Bochart, Jean Kruse, Tracy

Booth, Alexis Swanson, Jim Nelson, Beth Herzberg

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Maggie Dory

Jerry Cellan (brother of Mitzie Cellan)

Ormas Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl and b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Stephanie Morales (friend of Crystal Storhoff)

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan, Doyle Hembry, Mona Quee,

Linda Schroeder, Jean Stoll

Military: Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Attendance: From January 31, 2021

Creston 42, communed 33 Mt. Ayr 10

Serving At Trinity Sunday, February 7, 2021

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

Ushers in February: (CR) Randy Ehm, Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Jim Kneedler

Elders on Duty in February: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Eric Eklund

Acolyte: (CR) Tyler Riley (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in February: Joyce Kruse & Joy Brown

Altar Guild for February: Karl & Candace Peterson


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. You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance. Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service.

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Attendance via Livestreamed and You Tube Services: During this pandemic period, if you watch the Divine Service online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know the date of the service that you watched.

Private Communion Times: If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment. Common cup is also available to families or small groups upon request.

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.

NAOMI CIRCLE will meet in the Fellowship Hall Wednesday, February 10 at 1:30 p.m.

Our Lesson will be “Live a Sparkling Life!,” found on page 18 of the Winter 2020 Lutheran Women’s Quarterly. Please join us as we enjoy the study of God’s Word and Christian fellowship

Valentine Dinner: The Youth group will be hosting a Valentine's Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 14th at 1:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston. The cost is $10 /person and the menu will consist of pot roast, vegetables, roll, and pie. Guests will have the option of dine in, carry out, or delivery within town. TODAY is the deadline for signing up. A sign up sheet may be found on the table in the narthex (CR). If you have questions contact Pastor or phone Jen Foglesong at 515-290-3924.

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions: It’s that time of year again for gathering names for subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine. If you don’t currently subscribe but would like to start a new subscription, please let Linda know your name and address. You may phone her at 782-5095 or email information to her at lhadley@trinitycreston.org. The cost for a subscription is $22.68 and that price includes the Iowa District News Insert. There’s an offering envelope in your box labeled Lutheran Witness Subscription. Place the subscription fee in the envelope and put it in the offering plate. Deadline for turning in names for subscriptions is NEXT Sunday, February 14.

THE UPSTAIRS BATHROOM is close to reality!

This exciting project is now in the fund-raising phase.

The architect concept drawing and pledge sheet is available from the ushers.

The new bathroom will be fully handicap accessible and compliant. Located just to the right of the mailboxes in the Narthex, outside of the existing building it will not reduce the size of the Narthex.

The Voter’s ask for your support of this project.

If you agree, please use the “Pledge Sheet” to show your support. All pledges will be held confidential

If sufficient support is shown by April 1, 2021 the Voter’s will proceed with the construction this summer.

Diaper Drive: The diaper drive for the Lc Clinic continues through the end of February. Bulletin inserts have been distributed twice. If you need another copy some are available in the narthex.

Thank You

Thank you to all who remembered our family in your prayers at the passing of my dad, Lyle Scheel. Thank you for the many cards, kind words and memorial gifts. Special thanks to those who were able to join us for the funeral.

We are thankful for all the blessings that God gave to Dad throughout his earthly life and being part of God’s family at Trinity since 1945 was one of the best.

Linda and Rick Hadley