For The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany on Feb. 13, 2022

Jeremiah 17:5-8

I Corinthians 15: 1-20

Luke 6:17-26

17 And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, 18 who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19 And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.

The Beatitudes

20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said:

“Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.

“Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

Jesus Pronounces Woes

24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.

25 “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.

“Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.

26 “Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Feb. 13 8:00 am Bible Class

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)

Deadline for signing up for Lutheran Witness Subscriptions

Deadline for signing up for next Sunday’s Valentine Dinner.

Mon. Feb. 14 Deadline for ordering a Lifelight Bible Study book.

Talk to Mike or Janette Lang to order a book.

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., Feb. 15 7:00 am Early Risers Bible Study

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Feb. 16 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

12:30 pm Handy Helpers in FH (CR) (Note time change.)

5:00 pm Pre-confirmation Bible Review in FH (CR)

6:00 pm Board Meetings in FH (CR)

7:00 pm Council Meeting in FH (CR)

Thurs., Feb. 10 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sun., Feb. 20 8:00 am Bible Class

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)

11:00 am Valentine Dinner in CR(FH)

Serving At Trinity on Sunday, February 13, 2022

Organist (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Greg Storhoff

Acolyte (CR) Nevaeh Pilon

Ushers in February: (CR) Jim Kneedler, Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong

Elders on Duty in February: (CR) Jim Nelson (MA) Doug Gooding

Finance Team in February: Joyce Kruse & Joy Brown

Altar Guild for February: Phil & Anita Wardenburg

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)

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

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 Feb. 6, 2022

Creston 69

Mt. Ayr 12 Communed 12

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


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).

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.

Christian Education Information is available in the back of the church (CR) and will be emailed. We have great opportunities for all ages to grow in knowledge of our Lord and Savior.

Diaper Drive: The LC Clinic is hosting the annual Diaper Drive from January 23, 2022-February 28, 2022. If you would like to help with this project and 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 at the end of the drive. Your support of the LC Clinic is a blessing to others. More info is available

Handy Helpers will meet at 12:30 pm on Wed., Feb. 16. Please note that this is a time change.

Today, Feb. 13 Deadline to sign up for Valentine’s Dinner

Today, Feb. 13 Deadline to sign up for Lutheran Witness Subscription

Tomorrow, Feb. 14 Deadline to contact Langs for ordering a Lifelight book

Mar. 30 Full payment for Ark Encounter trip is due.

Valentine Dinner The Trinity Youth Group will host their annual Valentine Dinner Fundraiser next Sunday, Feb. 20 at 11:00 a.m. Meals will be available for dine in, carry out and delivery and are $15. Money raised will help fund youth group activities and trips. The menu will include pork loin, cheesy potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, cheesecake and a beverage. A sign-up sheet is located in the narthex so the youth know how many meals to prepare. Please sign up TODAY, Sunday, February 13, if you plan to attend.

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions: Today (Feb. 13) is the last day for anyone to sign up for a new subscription to the Lutheran Witness magazine. The cost is $22.68 for the year. If subscribing, place your payment in the offering plate labeled Lutheran Witness.

Christian Care Fund: We have been able to help several area families in recent weeks. The current fund balance is $297. Prayerfully consider this fund as you give your gifts to the Lord’s work.

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m. and continue this pattern for nine weeks, ending on May 3, 2022. We will study the always interesting “Book of Job.” Job is highly poetic, filled with bold imagery and striking figures of speech. In Job we find the amazing statement of faith; Job 19:25: “For I know that my Redeemer lives.” Job’s testimony in the midst of calamity is foundational.

If you plan to join us, please let Janette or Mike know by February 14 so that we can order materials and get them to you at least a week before we begin. For information contact Janette or Mike Lang (641-782-7922).

Thrivent Choice Dollars: Those who have accounts with Thrivent have until the end of March to designate recipients of their Thrivent Choice Dollars. Trinity Lutheran Church and/or Trinity Preschool are two choices that you may want to prayerfully consider as you designate where you would like your donations to go.

Ark Encounter and Creation Museum Trip Update:

Official itinerary flyers and registration forms are now available for this summer’s Ark Encounter & Creation Museum Bus Trip. This 4 day, 3 night trip will take place June 7-10, The trip includes private motorcoach transportation, 3 nights’ accommodations, 5 meals, admission to attractions and a dinner cruise, all taxes, gratuities and a professional tour manager. We still need a few more people to join us on this journey. See Julie Rutz for more information. Cost is $805 per person (double occupancy) or $999 for single. Full payment is due by March 30.

Thank You to everyone who remembered me on my 80th birthday. I liked the many pretty cards and nice Facebook birthday messages I received. Your thoughtfulness was appreciated. From Marge Scott

Trinity Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2022-23 school year. Enrollment opened up to the public on Feb. 1.

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!