March 5, 2017 The First Sunday in Lent

Post date: Mar 3, 2017 4:12:38 PM

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Mar. 5 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

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

10:45 am Divine Service /HC(MA)

Mon., Mar. 6 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

6:30 pm Lifelight Bible Study

Tues., Mar. 7 6:30 am Early Risers in FH

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

1:00 pm LIfelight Bible Study in FH

Pastor’s evening in MA

6:30 pm Bible Study in MA

7:00 pm Rachel Circle at church in the FH (Please note this change in location.)

Wed., Mar 8 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm Naomi Circle in FH

5:45 pm Confirmation Class

7:00 pm Lenten Service (CR)

All Boards meet after the service

Thurs., Mar. 9 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

4:00 pm Clover Kids 4H meeting in FH (CR)

Sun., Mar. 12 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

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

10:45 am Divine Service (MA)

6:00pm Preschool Board


Cancer: Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen; Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper; Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Arlene Madison; Tracy Konkler

Illness, Surgery or Recovery: Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker; Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady

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)

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Attendance : February 26

CR 82, H/C 75 MA 10

Ash Wednesday Service 56 H/C 45

H/C means Holy Communion

From the Outdoor Cross Committee

We thank you all for your support for the crosses to be placed in front of the church. We exceeded our goal of $6000. The excess will be put into the fund for the new nativity set for our church. We thank you all for your prayers and support.


Lost and Found Items: On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it. Please see if any of them belong to you. At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study will resume on March 6-7.

Rachel Circle will meet on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Please note that this is a change in location from what is on the March calendar. Nichole Hanson and Maggie Dory will be co-hosts. Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship. Our topic will be The Wondrous Cross” This study is found on page 22 of the Winter 2016 Quarterly. Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

Confirmation Class/FLOCK Time Change: During Lent confirmation class will begin at 5:45 p.m. to allow time for class before church begins. FLOCK will also begin at 5:45 on March 15.

Suppers for Confirmation Kids: Beginning March 8, during Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation kids beginning at 5:30. If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet that is posted on the table in the narthex. If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

Sunday morning Bible Class: For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer. All are welcome Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

The Tuesday evening Bible study in Mt. Ayr will be about the topic of the Mormons. They meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 pm.


Spring Family Potluck and Game Night: The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night on Sunday, March 26 in the fellowship hall here in Creston. Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests. Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES. We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand. If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for. Thank you.

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year. If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool please tell them about Trinity. Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information. The preschool phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

LWML Mite Box: The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of March. The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML. LWML stands for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Serving At Trinity

Sun March 5

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

Acolyte: Haylee Brown

Ushers in March: (CR) Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund

Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels (CR) Charlie Bowman

Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman