For Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 10, 2021

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15

Hebrews 3:12-19

Mark 10:17-22

The Rich Young Man

17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 10 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

6:00 pm Food and Fellowship (CR)

Mon., Oct. 11 Pastor at District Pastors’ Conf in West Des Moines

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

7:00pm Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

Tues., Oct. 12 Pastor at District Pastors’ Conf in West Des Moines

7:00 am Early Risers in FH (CR)

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

1:00 pm Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

7:00 pm Altar Guild Meeting (CR)

Wed., Oct. 13 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

5:00 pm Pre-Confirmation Bible Review Class (CR)

Thurs., Oct. 14 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sun., Oct. 17 Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Collection

8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

4:00 pm Youth Group

Prayer List

Cancer: Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member)

Jo Ehm (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

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)

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

Members: Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson , Mitzie Cellan, & Jack Quee

Dona Bowman

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Dave & Maggie Dory

Rev. Ron Rall

Emily Jackson (friend of the Nelsons)

Dana Scott (friend of the Larsens)

Grayson Nelson (infant great-nephew of the Storhoffs)

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Nelda Herzberg, 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)

Condolences: We pray for the family of Pattee Zellmer, who

passed away on Oct. 3. Her funeral was held Oct. 7 at Powers

Funeral Home in Creston.

We pray for the family of Jeremy Newton, of Mt. Ayr, who passed

away recently.

Attendance: From Sunday on Oct. 3, 2021

Creston 59

Mt. Ayr 9 Communed 9

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, October 10, 2021

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

Ushers in Oct.: (CR) Jim Nelson, Mike Lang, Randy Ehm, Rick Hadley

Elders on Duty in Oct.: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Jim Nelson

Finance Team in Oct.: Dean Hadley & Kevin Kruse

Altar Guild for Oct.: 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.

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).

Food and Fellowship, for all ages, at Trinity Creston on 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair, finger food and a drink. Consider coming TONIGHT, Sunday, Oct. 10. If you have questions contact Becky Hagen. The final Food and Fellowship time for this season will be on Oct. 24.

The annual meeting of the Trinity, Creston Altar Guild has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Rutz. It will be held in the Creston Nave/Sanctuary. All current members are encouraged to attend. This is an open meeting – any Trinity member interested in learning about the duties and activities of the Altar Guild is welcome to attend. There is no obligation - attendance does not mean that you will be expected to join.

Naomi Circle will meet on Wednesday, October 13 at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will be studying the last half of “Mission: Compassion” beginning at the top of page 21 of the Winter Quarterly, with the question, “How did Jesus show His ultimate compassion for your spiritual needs?” Please join us as we continue to study God’s Word and for Christian fellowship.

Next youth group gathering will be Sunday October 17th at 4pm at a pond near the Foglesong's. Bring your lawn chairs and your fishing pole!! There is a firepit there for hotdogs, smores, etc.. How about youth account provides hot dogs, buns, and stuff for them and water? Bring snacks and other beverage if you choose to. Rides will be provided or you can follow me when I leave the church at 3:30. Any questions, contact Pastor, Julie Rutz, or Jen Foglesong.

A Circuit Reformation Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 24 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda. All are invited to attend.

LWML Craft/Bake Sale Mark your calendars for the LWML Fall Craft/Bake sale which will be following the service in the Creston Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 7. There will be a free will donation with funds being divided between mites and a local project (to be determined). All craft, produce, and baked goods are welcome!


Preschool Endowment Fund

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

Through our preschool we have shared the Gospel message with hundreds of children and their families.

Some far-sighted members of Trinity see the value in the establishment of a permanent fund to underwrite the financial stability of our preschool.

The intention is to establish a permanent fund to be invested, to provide financial support. The principal will never be spent—only the earnings will be used.

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

If you with to make a donation to this fund, just put your check, payable to Trinity, in the regular offering plate. Be sure to mark the envelope “Preschool Endowment Fund.” Thank You!

12th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, IA. Speakers will inform you about mission projects being done in Iowa District West. The catered meal is free but reservations are required. More details are available on a sheet available from the table in the narthex.