August 20, 2017 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Post date: Aug 22, 2017 3:01:24 PM

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Aug. 20 Food Bank Sunday

8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

10:45 am Divine Service /HC (MA)

Mon., Aug. 21 Bloodmobile in FH all day (CR)

Tues., Aug. 22 Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Aug. 23 7:00 pm Adult Confirmation Class

Thurs., Aug. 24

Fri., Aug. 25 8:00-12:00 FH in use by Matura/Head Start

Sat., Aug. 26

Sun., Aug. 27

8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

10:45 am Divine Service (MA)

Prayer List

Cancer: Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen; Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery: Norm Schroeder; Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow; Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister; Myron Herzberg ; Linda Schroeder; Cathy Dryden; Lydia Williams

Hospice Care: Dave Stuck

Military: Nathan Nonneman

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz phone the church office at (641-782-5095)

Pastor’s email is:

In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at 712-621-5971 (cell)

Email Address for the Office Assistant

When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.

Attendance : Please fill out an attendance card. They are found in the pew racks. Hand to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.

Attendance from August 13

Creston 70 Holy Communion 68 Mt. Ayr 9




Who: All confirmation students are required to attend. Parents are welcome to attend, too.

What: We will have a cook-out. Food and beverages will be provided. Feel free to bring chips or a snack.

When: Wednesday, August 30, at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Fellowship Hall at Trinity, Creston and outside, weather permitting

Why: To review this year’s class and schedule.


Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better. Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront. This morning at the 8:00am Bible Class, we began a study of these people. This study will continue through Reformation Sunday on October 29. All are invited to attend this class.

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 19 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either class, as the same material will be presented in both. We will study of the book of John, Part two. Dr. Luther wrote this about the book of John: “Therefore the evangelist [John] is a master above all the other evangelists, for he treats of this doctrine of Christ’s divinity and His humanity persistently and diligently. He joins these two natures together. When Christ becomes man, He speaks to us, performs miracles, and dies according to His humanity. And then His divinity is also established with plain words.” This is a nine week in-depth study of John. You do not have to have completed John, part one to participate. Trinity has been studying LifeLight courses for 27 years. For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

EARLY RISERS will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 19 at 6:30 a.m. We are currently reading and discussing the prophet, Isaiah. You are welcome to join us for God’s Word, fellowship, coffee and doughnuts either regularly or occasionally. No preparation is required for this Bible study. There is no charge.

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING: Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members. This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years. It will begin at 3:00 p.m. More information will be coming closer to that date.

Pastor Appreciation: A Pastor and family Appreciation Potluck is being planned for Sunday, October 8th. This invitation is extended to all, so please mark your calendars for this very special event. The time will be announced soon. From The Mission Board


ATTENTION SHOTGUN SHOOTERS! The 4th Annual LC Open Trap Shoot competition will be held Saturday, September 9th at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance shooting range. Anyone 12 years of age or older is invited to participate. Competitors will be grouped by age and experience. Some information/registration/rules sheets are available on the table in the narthex this morning. More sheets can be acquired at the public bulletin boards of Creston Farm & Home, Tractor Supply, and True Value.

You may call Rick Ramaeker at 782-5264 for more information. Proceeds will go to the Life Care Clinic, Creston/Stuart.


MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex. The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry. But, you may bring items any Sunday. There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time. Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!

Serving At Trinity

Sun August 20

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Sharon Eklund

Ushers in August: (CR) Jim Hagen, Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Troy Petersen

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock (CR) Kevin Kruse

Finance Team in August: (CR) Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman

Altar Committee for August: (CR) Becky Hagen, Cindy Nelson