11-7-2021

For All Saints’ Sunday on November 7, 2021

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Revelation 7: 2-17

I John 3:1-3

Matthew 5:1-12

The Sermon on the Mount

5 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

The Beatitudes

2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[a] of God.

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

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)

Carol Hudson (mother of Tracy Booth)

Amy Mills (mother of Julie Rutz)

Frank Howell (son-in-law of Kearneys)

Barb Belstene (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

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

Members: Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson,

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Dave & 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)

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)

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Nov. 7 Back to Standard Time

All Saints’ Sunday—Holy Communion at both services

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/HC(MA)

5:00 pm Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

Mon., Nov. 8 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

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

Tues., Nov. 9 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 Rachel Circle in FH (CR)

Rescheduled from last week.

Wed., Nov. 10 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm Naomi Circle meets in the FH (CR)

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

5:00 pm F.L.O.C.K. for grades K-3 in FH (CR)

Thurs., Nov. 11 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

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 Veterans Recognition Reception in FH (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

4:00 pm Youth Group

Attendance: From Sunday on Oct. 31, 2021

Creston 65 Communed 52

Mt. Ayr 16 Communed 16

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 7, 2021


Organist: (CR) Julie Lang (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

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).

LWML Craft/Bake Sale The LWML Fall Craft/Bake sale will be following the service in the Creston Fellowship Hall TODAY, November 7. There will be a free will donation with funds being divided between mites and a local project (to be determined). Please come down and join us!


Correction to Nov. calendar: Early Risers Bible Study was inadvertently omitted from the November calendar. They meet each Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. in the FH in Creston.


Rachel Circle will meet on Tues., Nov. 9 at 6:30 pm in the FH in Creston. This was rescheduled from last week.

NAOMI CIRCLE will meet on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will continue our study of “Mission: Compassion” on page 21 of the Fall Quarterly, with the section: “God’s Compassion=My Mission.” Please join us as we continue to study God’s Word and for Christian fellowship.

F.L.O.C.K. for children in grades K-3 will resume at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the FH in Creston. If you have questions, speak with Julie Lang. This will be during the same time when Pastor has class with the pre-confirmation kids. FLOCK stands for “Fellowship and Love Offered to Christ’s Kids.”

Altar Guild Cleaning : Immediately following Divine Service next Sunday, 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 next Sunday, Nov. 14. Everyone is invited. Special refreshments will be served.

Veterans and Family Members: Please bring your photos and memorabilia to display. Wear your uniforms, shirts or hats. If you have any questions contact Joyce Kruse.


Proposed Change in Sunday Schedule: The elders are proposing a change in the Sunday schedule. The following schedule will be discussed at the November 14 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/Sunday School 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.

Thanksgiving Eve Service on Nov. 24 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. Food will be available 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

THANK YOU to all those who came to the harvest supper on October 30. It was a huge success. Thank you to those of you who donated food, helped set up and tore down, and to those who helped serve. It was very much appreciated. A Huge thank you to Ed Booth and Tracy Booth for making the homemade noodles, bread and pies. the money collected is going toward future projects for the kitchen. God is good! God's blessings to you all.