The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Announcements: September 11, 2022

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

For the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 11, 2022

Ezekiel 34:11-24

I Timothy 1: (5-11) 12-17

Luke 15:1-10

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

The Parable of the Lost Coin

8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins,[a] if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Sept., 11 Grandparents’ Day

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

2:00 pm Preschool Board Mtg. in FH (CR)

Mon., Sept. 12 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., Sept. 13 All day FH (CR) in use for elections

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Wed., Sept. 14 8:30 am Preschool

9:00 am Deadline for bulletin announcements for

Sept 18 and/or Sept. bulletins

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

7:00 pm Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

Thurs., Sept. 15 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sun., Sept., 18 9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Pictorial Directory Photos taken in FH (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

3:00 pm Mini-golf Outing at 2572 210th St. Afton

Prayer List


Phil Burmeister (member)

Jo Ehm (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

Joe Rivera (brother-in-law of Julie Lang)

Michael Ellerton (husband of Julie Rutz’s niece)

Norm Rutz Jr. (Pastor’s cousin)

Roger Kessler (cousin of Marge Scott)

Kayla Reed (Brenda Bochart’s niece)

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

Members: Charlie Bowman, Cindy Isdahl, Alexis Swanson, and

Jean Kruse

Dana Scott (friend of the Larsens)

Mark Andresen (nephew of Dennis & Jean Foglesong)

Harriet Kendrick, infant

Rev. Michael Breach (son-in-law of Langs)

Jackie Luther (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Shirley Lett (mother of Julie Lang)

Debbie Larsen (friend of Sickels)

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Clara Buchanan,

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 September 4, 2022

Creston 64

Mt. Ayr 14 Communed 13

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, September 11, 2022

Organists (CR) Sharon Eklund (MA) Greg Storhoff

Ushers in September: (CR) Dean Hadley, Josh Riley, and Dennis Brown

Elder of the month for Sept.: (CR) Dean Hadley (MA) Doug Gooding

Finance Team in September: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Guild for September: Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady


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.

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.

Offerings: Offering are gathered in the back of the church and will be brought forward during the offertory.

Children’s Bulletins to go along with today’s Sunday of the Church Year are available in a basket by the back pew (Creston).

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

Christian Care Fund: The current balance is $2036.53. If you ever need to fill out a request on behalf of someone in need, blue request forms may be found on the shelf in the narthex. After filling out the form, turn it in to Pastor for the Christian Care Committee to review.

Lifelight Books are ready to be picked up by those who had requested a book. They are on the table by the mailboxes (CR). If questions, talk to Mike or Janette Lang 782-7922.

Pictorial Directory Photos: Have you had your photo taken yet? If not, photos will be taken on Sunday, September 18, after the Divine Service. They will be taken in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Sunday School Classes will resume today, Sept. 11 in the fellowship hall in Creston, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Preschool Board will meet at 2:00 p.m. today in the fellowship hall in Creston. Note the new meeting time.

No Early Risers this Tuesday, Sept. 13. They will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:00 a.m.

Sept. 14 will be deadline for announcements to be printed in Sept. 18 and/or Sept. 25 bulletins: Linda will be out of the office Sept. 15-22. She will be back in the office on Sept. 26. If you have anything that needs to go in the weekly bulletin announcements for Sept. 18th and/or 25th please turn them in no later than 9:00 on Wednesday, Sept. 14 so that they can be printed for both Sundays. Thank You!

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, September 14 at 1:30 pm in the fellowship hall. We will study the lesson: “Lord, Teach us to Pray, part one” found on page 16 of the Fall 2022 Quarterly. Please join us as we continue to study God’s Word and for Christian fellowship.

Elders will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 14 in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Mini Golf and Sunday School Rally Day will be in conjunction with our annual mini-golf outing next Sunday, September 18. The mini-golf event will begin at 3:00 p.m. at 2572 210th St., Afton, IA. One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 right side of road, approximately 1.5 miles. Trinity’s Board of Education will provide hot dogs, buns, s’mores and water. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring lawn chairs if you are able. Due to this event, the Food and Fellowship will not meet that evening.

LWML Craft/Bake Sale: Be thinking about what you can make for the LWML Craft and Bake Sale coming up on October 9 at Trinity, Creston. It will be held after Divine Service.

Trinity Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2022-23 school year.

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!