December 23, 2018 The Fourth Sunday in Advent

Post date: Dec 20, 2018 6:55:35 PM

For the Fourth Sunday in Advent on Dec. 23, 2018.

Micah. 5: 2-5a

Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-45 (46-56)

Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat

46 And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord,

47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.

For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,

and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is for those who fear him

from generation to generation.

51 He has shown strength with his arm;

he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones

and exalted those of humble estate;

53 he has filled the hungry with good things,

and the rich he has sent away empty.

54 He has helped his servant Israel,

in remembrance of his mercy,

55 as he spoke to our fathers,

to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

56 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Dec. 23 Bible Class will resume in January

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School will resume in January

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR))

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

Mon., Dec. 24 Christmas Eve

5:00 pm Candlelight Service in Mt. Ayr

7:00 pm Candlelight Service in Creston

Tues., Dec. 25 Christmas Day

9:00 am Divine Service/HC in Creston

Preschool Classes will resume on Monday, January 7.

Sun., Dec. 30 Bible Class will resume in January

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School will resume in January

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

Mon., Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve

6:00 pm Divine Service/HC in Creston

Prayer List

Cancer: Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen

llness, Surgery or Recovery: Norm Schroeder; Tracy Booth; Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Rev. Leon Hodges;

Military: Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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 & 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, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry

We remember the family of Sara Hadley, who died on Dec. 13.

Sara’s funeral was held at Trinity in Creston on Dec. 17 with burial at the Afton Cemetery.

Attendance : Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack. List the names of each person in attendance. Please hand the card 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 Dec.16, 2018 Creston: 93 Mt. Ayr 16

From Dec. 19 Advent Service 46

Serving At Trinity Sunday, December 23, 2018

Organist: (MA) Sharon Eklund (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in December: (CR) Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dave Dory, Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in December: (MA) Mike Sickels (CR) Charlie Bowman

Finance Team in December: (CR) Kevin Kruse, Dave Dory

Altar Committee for December: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory

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.

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance. 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. Hand the card to an usher.

2019 Offering Envelopes are ready to be picked up. In Creston they are on the table in the narthex. The ones for Mt. Ayr members were sent down last Sunday. If you have any questions, speak with Cindy Nelson.

Bible Class and Sunday School and will resume in January.

Looking Ahead: Note these extra dates and times.

Dec. 24 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service in Mt. Ayr

Dec. 24 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service in Creston

Dec.25 9:00 a.m. Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion in Creston

Dec. 31 6:00 p.m. New Years Eve Service with Holy Communion in Creston


Mitten Tree: Mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves are being gathered again this year to be shared with kids in need in the community. Donations may be hung on the tree in the narthex (Creston).