This Week at Trinity

Sun., Jan., 24 Beginning of Lutheran Schools’ Week

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 Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

Mon., Jan. 25 Lutheran Schools’ Week

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., Jan. 26 Lutheran Schools’ Week

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Wed., Jan. 27 Lutheran Schools’ Week

8:30 am Preschool

12:00 pm OWLS meet at Pizza Ranch

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

7:00 pm Youth Confirmation Class in Creston

Thurs., Jan. 28 Lutheran Schools’ Week

8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool

Sun., Jan., 31 Holy Communion at both locations

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/HC(MA)

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)

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

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

Booth, 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)

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)

Condolences: We remember the family of Chuck Lang,

husband of Julie, who passed away on January 16.

Attendance: From January 17, 2021

Creston 44 Mt. Ayr 32, Communed 24

Serving At Trinity Sunday, January 24, 2021

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

Ushers in January: (CR) (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Mick Hagen, Rick Hadley, James/Logan Shady

Elders on Duty in January: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR)Phil Wardenburg

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

Finance Team in January: Phil Wardenburg and Rick Hadley

Altar Guild for January: Phil & Anita Wardenburg


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.

Library: Don’t forget to stop by the church library and bookstore in the fellowship hall to check out the latest offerings. A selection of materials is also available at the Mt. Ayr location.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting: TODAY at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall (CR)

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions: It’s the time of year again for gathering names for renewals and new subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness magazine. If you currently subscribe, Linda our office assistant needs to know whether you want to renew or not. 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 subscriptions is Sunday, February 14.

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. Please sign up by Sunday, Feb. 7th. A sign up sheet may be found on the table in the narthex (CR). Any members from Mt. Ayr area who wish to attend may phone Pastor or Jen Foglesong and your names will be added to the list. If you have questions contact Pastor or phone Jen Foglesong at 515-290-3924.

Diaper Drive

The Diaper Drive for the LC Clinic continues through the end of February. If you did not receive an insert last Sunday, some extras are available. Feel free to pick one up.