February 2. 2020 The Presentation of Our Lord/Purification of Mary

Post date: Feb 3, 2020 4:56:04 PM

For The Presentation of Our Lord on Feb. 2, 2020

For your own personal reading at home this week.

I Samuel 1:21-28

Hebrews 2:14-18

Luke 2:22-32 (33-40)

Jesus Presented at the Temple

22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,

29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,

according to your word; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation

31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,

32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”

This Week at Trinity

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

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR & MA)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA& CR)

11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

Mon., Feb. 3 Bloodmobile in FH all day (CR)

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., Feb. 4 6:30 am Early Risers Bible Study

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

5:00 pm Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

7:00 pm Rachel Circle at Becky Hagen’s house

Wed., Feb. 5 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

6:00 pm Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

7:00 pm Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

Thurs., Feb. 6 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sun., Feb. 9 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR & MA)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA& CR)

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

5:00 pm Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

Deadline for making a reservation for the Youth

Valentine’s Dinner which will be on Saturday, Feb. 15

Also, the deadline for signing up for subscriptions to the

Lutheran Witness magazine.

Prayer List

Cancer: Denice Creveling (member of Trinity)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Dave Goeglein (cousin of Dorothy Cook)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Suzanne Troxel (Pastor Troxel’s daughter)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

Karen Goeglein (cousin of Dorothy Cook)

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

Members: Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Byron Bilderback, and

Eddie Ehm

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & brother-in-law

of Pat Stream)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

Military: Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of 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)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

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 Jan. 26, 2020

CR 123 (Lutheran Schools’ Sunday) MA 16

Serving At Trinity Sunday, February 2, 2020

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

Ushers in February: (CR) Dennis Foglesong, Tim Foglesong, Jim Kneedler, Logan/James Shady

Elders on Duty in February: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff (CR) Eric Eklund

Acolyte: (CR) Xavier Shady (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in February: Paul Kearney & Bill Magers

Altar Committee for February: Karl & Candace Petersen (CR)

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 service for a time of fellowship.

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.

If you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Rachel Circle will meet on Tuesday, February 4, at 7:00 p.m. at Becky Hagen’s (1637 Hwy 25)

Next Sunday, Feb. 9 is Deadline for Lutheran Witness Subscriptions: If you would like to start a new subscription to the Lutheran Witness magazine, the cost is $22.68 which will get you the magazine plus the Iowa District West insert. If you would like to begin a brand new subscription, please sign up on the sheet found on the table in Creston. For those down in Mt. Ayr, please email Linda at lhadley@trinitycreston.org by February 9 and tell her you would like to start a subscription. To pay, there is an envelope to use in your offering box. Just put it in the offering plate some Sunday. For those of you who are renewing a current subscription, please return the Yes/No slip that was placed in your mailbox (Creston members) to Linda or email her (Mt. Ayr members) by Feb. 9. She has to mail a subscription list of names/addresses to CPH in St. Louis. Thank you.

LifeLight Bible Study will begin next week on Monday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. We will study the book of “Luke, Part 1”. Luke proclaims that he has carefully recorded the events of this inspired book as he has learned from “eyewitnesses” to the events. Dr. Martin Luther wrote this about the Gospels: “…The gospel, then, is nothing but the preaching about Christ, Son of God and of David, true God and man, who by his death and resurrection has overcome for us the sin, death and hell of all men who believe in him.” Please join us as we study God’s Word.

Valentine’s Dinner: Trinity Youth Group will be hosting the annual Valentine’s Dinner on Saturday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. The menu will be: lasagna, salad, breadsticks, dessert, and beverage and the cost is $15.00 per person. There is a sign up sheet on the table in Creston and Mt. Ayr members who wish to attend can email the church office at:

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and your name will be added to the list. The deadline to sign up is NEXT Sunday, February 9 to allow for meal preparation. Proceeds will help fund various youth activities, including attendance at youth gatherings. If you have any questions speak to Jen Foglesong or Pastor Rutz.


The diaper drive for the Life Care Clinic continues through February. Refer to the insert in today’s bulletin for more information about this annual project. You may drop off donations at the clinic or place them in the basket in the narthex in Creston and someone will deliver them to the clinic for you.