9-25-2022

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Announcements: September 25, 2022

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

For the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost on September 25, 2022

Amos 6:1-7

I Tim. 3:1-13 or I Tim. 6:6-9

Luke 16:19-31

The Rich Man and Lazarus

19 “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20 And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21 who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side.[a] The rich man also died and was buried, 23 and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25 But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27 And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father's house— 28 for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29 But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30 And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31 He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”



This Week at Trinity

Sun., Sept., 25 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

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)

Mon., Sept. 26 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

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

Tues., Sept. 27 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)

Wed., Sept. 28 8:30 am Preschool

12:00 pm OWLS at McKinley Park by the bear,

weather permitting. Otherwise in the FH (CR)

12:30 pm Preschool

Thurs., Sept. 29 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sun., Oct. 2 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

2:00 pm Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

Prayer List

Cancer:

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)

Serving at Trinity on Sunday, September 25, 2022


Organists (CR) Julie Lang (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

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.

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.

Portals of Prayer for Oct.–Dec. are available in the back of the church. These are good daily devotion materials.

Used Portals of Prayer may be places in the box below the mailboxes in the narthex (CR). These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair. There is a big demand for these.


October Calendars will be inserted in your bulletin on Oct. 2.

LWML Craft/Bake Sale: Be thinking about what you can make for the LWML Craft/Bake Sale coming up on October 9. The sale will be following Divine Service. The proceeds will be given to Mites for LWML mission projects and towards purchase of a new round table for the FH and future kitchen updates as funds allow.

LC Clinic Fundraiser Gospel Sing Concert will be held on Sunday, October 9 in the fellowship hall in Creston. The starting time TBA soon. A duo called Ambassadors of Grace will be hosting the event and will be inviting some others to perform with them. A freewill offering will be taken and will go towards furthering the work of the LC Clinic. Everyone in the community is invited to attend.

F.L.O.C.K. Kids kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to attend F.L.O.C.K. (Fellowship and Love Offered to Christ’s Kids) on the second Wednesday of each month this year. The first meeting will be October 12th at 5pm. I’d love to see your kids then! Congregation members, we’d like to provide a meal to the kids during this time. If a few people could work together to fix a meal or donate money for pizza, that would be great! We’re looking at less than 10 kids. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Thanks for your help as we continue to offer this fellowship time to Christ’s kids. If any questions, please contact Julie Lang.

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!