For The Second Sunday after the Epiphany on Jan. 16, 2022

Isaiah 62:1-5

I Corinthians 12:1-11

John 2:1-11

The Wedding at Cana

1 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”

6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons.[a] 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.

Prayer List

Cancer: Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Jo Ehm (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

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

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Joann Portwood (sister of Julie Lang)

Amy Mills (mother of Julie Rutz)

Frank Howell (son-in-law of Kearneys)

Barb Belstene (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Joe Rivera (brother-in-law of Julie Lang)

Michael Ellerton (husband of Julie Rutz’s niece)

Linda Hartman

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

Members: Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Maggie Dory

Emily Jackson (friend of the Nelsons)

Dana Scott (friend of the Larsens)

Grayson Nelson (infant great-nephew of the Storhoffs)

Jackie Luther (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Mark Renyer (brother of Dona Bowman)

Sandy Renyer (sister-in-law of Dona Bowman)

Don Harris (brother-in-law of Mitzie Cellan)

Carol Hudson (mother of Tracy Booth)

Larry Mark (friend of Mike Lang)

Mark Andresen (nephew of Dennis & Jean Foglesong)

Jerry Cellan (brother of Mitzie)

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Clara Buchanan,

Mona Quee, Linda Schroeder, Marsha Magers, Jean Stoll

Military: Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Lola 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 & Atlantic)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Attendance: From Sunday on Jan. 9, 2022

Creston 68 Communed 59

Mt. Ayr 10

When writing down names on the attendance side of the attendance cards, remember to include any children who are attending church with you.

Serving At Trinity on Sunday, January 16, 2022

Organist (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Greg Storhoff

Ushers in January: (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Mick Hagen, Dane Wardenburg

Elders on Duty in January: (CR) Jim Hagen

(MA) Doug Gooding

Finance Team in January: Phil Wardenburg & Rick Hadley

Altar Guild for January: 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 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.

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

Offerings: For now, the offerings will continue to be gathered in the back of the church and will be brought forward during the offertory.

Children’s Bulletins that go along with today’s Sunday of the Church Year are available in a basket by the back pew (Creston).

Reminder to check your church mailbox regularly. The church contribution statements for 2021 have been placed in mailboxes.

June 7-10 Ark Encounter/Creation Museum Trip Update: We have enough people interested to make the trip a reality. It is not too late to sign up. If you would like to go, please let Julie Rutz know. A refundable $50 deposit is due when you register. More details will be coming soon.

Youth Bowling Outing: 1:00 p.m. TODAY, Sunday, January 16 at Lucky Lanes in Mt. Ayr. Pizza will be served after the 11:00 service in Mt. Ayr, before going to the bowling alley.

Board Meetings and Council: All boards will meet at 6:00 on Wed., Jan. 19 in the fellowship hall to review what we’ve been doing and to plan for 2022. The church council meeting will follow at 7:00.

Voter’s Meeting next Sunday, Jan. 23, 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston and by Zoom to Mt. Ayr.

Thank you to everyone who sent me Happy Birthday Facebook messages and cards. I enjoyed all of them and they made my 105th birthday good. Your thoughtfulness was appreciated. From May Carlisle

Lutheran Witness Subscription Renewal Time: If you already subscribe to the Lutheran Witness magazine and wish to renew please let Linda (office asst.) know by Sunday, February 13. The cost will be $22.68. Use the envelope in your box of offering envelopes for Lutheran Witness and put it in the offering plate some Sunday. If you currently subscribe but do not want to renew, please let Linda know that, too.

If you do not currently subscribe but would like to begin a subscription, there’s a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex in Creston. Members in Mt. Ayr may email names and addresses to Linda at no later than Feb. 13. Pay for the subscription using the offering envelope for Lutheran Witness (found in the front of your offering envelope box) and place it in the offering plate. The cost is $22.68.

National Lutheran Schools Week will be January 23-29. To mark the beginning of this special week, the students from Trinity Preschool will sing in a concert at the beginning of the Jan. 23 service in Creston. We will not have Holy Communion that day but Holy Communion will be at both services on January 30. Trinity Preschool has been in existence for over 35 years.

Diaper Drive: The LC Clinic will be hosting the annual Diaper Drive from January 23, 200-February 28, 2022. The insert in today’s bulletin gives more information about the drive. If it is more convenient for you, feel free to bring diapers to the church and place them in the basket below the mailboxes. Someone will see that they get delivered to the LC Clinic. Your support of the LC Clinic is a blessing tto others.

Camp Okoboji will be giving six scholarships for Cub/Jr. High/Youth Weeks. Children may apply for the scholarships by completing an application and returning it to camp by April 18. Application forms are available in the narthex.

Preschool Endowment Fund

By the Grace of God, we are establishing an endowment fund to be a permanent source of support for our preschool. As you know, we started Trinity Preschool over 35 years ago. This has been an important outreach in the Creston community.

To help celebrate 35 years of sharing the Gospel with our preschool families, please consider donating $35.00 per adult and $0.35 per child. These funds will go towards the growth of our preschool endowment fund. To make a donation towards this endowment fund, make your check payable to “Trinity” and be sure to mark the envelope “Preschool Endowment Fund.”

We ask that you consider being a part of this venture. If you have questions contact Bill Magers or Mike Lang. Thank You!