11-14-2021

For The Twenty-fifty Sunday after Pentecost on Nov.14, 2021

Daniel 12:1-3 Hebrews 10:11-25

Mark 13:1-13

Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple

1 And as he came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” 2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

Signs of the End of the Age

3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5 And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. 6 Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7 And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.

9 “But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10 And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11 And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12 And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13 And you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

Prayer List

Cancer: Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (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)

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

Members: Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson,

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Maggie Dory

Emily Jackson (friend of the Nelsons)

Dana Scott (friend of the Larsens)

Grayson Nelson (infant great-nephew of the Storhoffs)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & -b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Jackie Luther (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Jenny Walters (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)

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 remember the family of Arthur Johnson,

(step-father of Phil Wardenburg) who passed away on Nov. 9.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Nov. 14 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

10:00 am Altar Guild Cleaning (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

4:00 pm Youth Group

Mon., Nov. 15 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

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

Tues., Nov. 16

7:00 am Early Risers Bible Study

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

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

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Nov. 17 Pastor at Circuit Pastors’ Meeting

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm Handy Helpers meets in the FH (CR)

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

6:00 pm Board Meetings in FH (CR)

No council meeting this month.

Thurs., Nov. 18 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sun., Nov. 21 Last Sunday of the Church Year

Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry Gathering

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)

Attendance: From Sunday on Nov. 7, 2021

Creston 73 Communed 60

Mt. Ayr 10 Communed 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, November 14, 2021


Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund (MA) Melody Stoner

Ushers in Nov.: (CR) Jim Hagen, Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Jim Kneedler

Elders on Duty in Nov.: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Jim Hagen

Finance Team in Nov.: Joyce Kruse & Joy Brown

Altar Guild for Nov.: Jen Foglesong & Cindy Isdahl

LIFE TOGETHER

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).

Altar Guild Cleaning : Immediately following Divine Service TODAY, November 14, 2021, we will clean and polish the altar ware and chancel furnishings. Supplies and equipment will be provided. With many hands we will be done quickly. Thanks in advance for your help.


Veterans’ Recognition: We will honor our veterans in the fellowship hall at Trinity, Creston, following the Divine Service TODAY, Sunday, Nov. 14. Everyone is invited. Special refreshments will be served.


Voter’s Meeting will be held TODAY at 1:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston. It will also be available via Zoom to Mt. Ayr. A blue list of nominations has been in the bulletin the past two weeks. If you are still in need of a copy, some extras may be found on the table in the narthex.


Proposed Change in Sunday Schedule: The elders are proposing a change in the Sunday schedule. The following schedule will be discussed at today’s 1:00 pm voter’s meeting. If you have questions/comments, please attend the meeting and share them.

8:00-8:30 Coffee/social time in Creston. Pastor robed and ready to meet and greet before service.

8:30 Service in Creston

9:30/9:45-10:20 Bible Class and Sunday School

Classes can start at 9:30 on non-communion Sundays and

9:45 on communion Sundays.

10:00 Fellowship Time in Mt. Ayr

10:25 Pastor leaves for Mt. Ayr

11:00 Service in Mt. Ayr

OWLS will not meet on their regular 4th Wed. in Nov. & Dec. Instead, they will have a Holiday Soup Lunch on Wed., Dec. 1 at noon in the fellowship hall. Instead of a gift exchange bring items for the food pantry.

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!


Thanksgiving Eve Service on Nov. 24 will be held at 7:00 pm in Creston.


Advent Services will be held on:

Wed., Dec. 1 7:00 p.m. at Trinity in Mt. Ayr with a light supper served before the service, beginning at 6:00. All are welcome. We will not be able to livestream the service from Mt. Ayr.

Wed., Dec. 8 7:00 p.m. at Trinity in Creston

Wed., Dec. 15 7:00 p.m. at Trinity in Creston

Sun., Dec. 5 Hanging of the Greens after the Divine Service in Creston . Many helpful hands makes the work go more quickly.