October 13, 2019 The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Post date: Oct 14, 2019 3:58:06 PM

For the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost on Oct. 13, 2019

Ruth 1:1-19a

2 Tim. 2:1-13

Luke 17:11-19

Jesus Cleanses Ten Lepers

11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14 When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. 15 Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16 and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. 17 Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 13 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR & MA)

No high school class today.

10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

11:00 a.m. Divine Service (MA)

Mon., Oct. 14 Preschool is not in session today.

Professional Development Day

7:00 pm Altar Guild Meeting in CR

Meet upstairs.

Tues., Oct. 15 No Early Risers Class today

8:30 am Preschool

9:00 am Handy Helpers Quilting

12:30 pm Preschool

5:00 pm Youth Confirmation Class –Mt. Ayr

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Oct. 16 8:30 am Preschool

9:30 am Pastors’ Circuit Mtg. in FH (CR)

12:30 pm Preschool

5:30 pm All boards meet in FH (CR)

6:00 pm Church Council meeting in FH (CR)

7:00 pm Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

Thurs., Oct. 17 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sun., Oct. 20 Caring for Your Neighbor-Food

Pantry Day

8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR & MA)

10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

11:00 a.m. Divine Service/HC (MA)

3:40 p.m. Pre-service organ concert at St.

Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA

4:00 p.m. Circuit Reformation Service at

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda, IA

Prayer List

Cancer: Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter;

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

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

Norm Schroeder; Oliver Gish; Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rachel Heck; Dan Lutrick; Maxx Hirsch;

Bob Ridnour; Nellie McDonald; Patty Campbell; Logan Shady;

Nancy Cottrell; Darwin Scott

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

Military: Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

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)

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 October 6, 2019

CR 72 MA 14, H/C 12

Serving At Trinity Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019

Organist: (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Melody Stoner

Ushers in October: (CR) Mike Lang, Karl Peterson, Jay Bochart, Jim Nelson

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte: (CR) Maylee Riley (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in October: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Committee for October (CR) Pat Barkalow and Gene & Dorothy Cook

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.


October 14, 2019

Tomorrow night, Monday, October 14, 2019 at

7:00 p.m. we will have our annual meeting with Pastor Rutz. The meeting will be held in the church Nave/Sanctuary.

Items to be discussed include:

Review/training of our duties

Setting up our schedule for calendar year 2020

General question and answer session

We invite anyone to attend the meeting who would

like more information or is considering being a part of this important activity. Any confirmed member of the congregation is eligible to serve as a member of the

Altar Guild.

We would like all members to attend, if possible, this important meeting. Thanks very much to each of you for your dedication as together we serve the Lord in

this manner.

Do you have questions or want more information?

Contact Janette Lang.

Circuit Reformation Service: Next Sunday, October 20 at St Paul Lutheran Church in Clarinda. All are invited to attend. The address is: 1743 G Ave., Clarinda.

3:40 Preservice organ recital

4:00 Reformation Service

EARLY RISERS BIBLE STUDY will not meet on Tuesday, October 15 or Tuesday, October 22. It will resume at 6:30 am Tuesday, October 29.

HIGH SCHOOL BIBLE CLASS will not meet on October 13 or October 20. It will resume on October 27 with a study of the Reformation.

THE ENDOWMENT AND LEGACY Committee will meet at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 24.

VOTERS’ MEETING: Sunday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m., the voters will meet in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization: If you haven’t heard about this organization, now is the time to take a closer look. This is the program whereby you can contribute and your dollars will benefit families wanting to send their children to Lutheran elementary & secondary schools. The benefits you receive are two-fold: 1) You get to see more children experiencing the love of God every day, and 2) You will receive a 65% tax credit on your Iowa state income taxes and a charitable deduction on your Federal return. We are currently at 20% of our 2019 goal. For further information, please contact Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991. You might also check the websites: www.iowalutheransto.org and www.iowasto.org

THANK YOU: Thank you to the ladies of the congregation who provided baked goods and/or crafts for the LWML sale last Sunday. Thank you to all who purchased items or donated to the Mites offerings. All of the proceeds will be used towards support of various LWML projects on the local, district, and synodical levels of LWML. There are a few craft items still available for a free will donation. They may be found on a table in the fellowship hall.


Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair. There is a big demand for these. Thank you.

The 11th Annual IOWAY Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson, Iowa. Registration is at 4:30 with a free catered meal at 5:00. A number of speaker will tell what God is doing in various mission areas in Iowa, the U.S. and Haiti. If you would like to attend, please pick up a sheet with more information from the table in the narthex. You will need to RSVP so they can prepare for the meal.