October 15, 2017 The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Post date: Oct 13, 2017 2:24:28 PM

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Oct. 15 Caring for Your Neighbor Sunday-Food Bank

8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

10:00 am Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

10:45 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

1:00-4:00 FH in use (CR)

4:00 pm Life Care Clinic Benefit Gospel

Concert in FH (CR)

Mon., Oct. 16 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

6:30 pm Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

Tues., Oct. 17 6:30 am Early Riser’s Bible Study in FH (CR)

8:30 am Preschool

9:00 am Handy Helpers Quiilting Group

12:30 pm Preschool

1:00 pm Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Oct. 18 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

6:00 pm F.L.O.C.K.

6:00 pm Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

7:30 pm Council Meeting in FH (CR)

Thurs., Oct. 19 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Fri., Oct 20 8:00-2:00 FH in use by Matura (CR)

Sun., Oct. 22 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC(CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

10:00 am Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

10:45 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

12:00-9:00 FH in use (CR)

4:00 pm Circuit Reformation Service at St.

Paul’s in Clarinda, IA

6:00 pm Preschool’s Harvest Celebration in FH (CR)

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; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman

Illness, Surgery or Recovery: Norm Schroeder; Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Cathy Dryden; Chuck Lang

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

For The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost on October 15, 2017.

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Isaiah 25:6-9

Phil. 4:4-13

Matt. 22:1-14

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

1And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’ 5 But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”

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 October 8

CR 80 Holy Communion 69 MA 19


VISITORS: We are so glad you jointed 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 form 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. The church phone number is 641-782-5095.


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. Sunday mornings at the 8:00am Bible Class, we will study these people. This study will continue through Reformation Sunday on October 29. All are invited to attend.

CELEBRATING THE REFORMATION: This afternoon, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. a special Reformation celebration will be held at Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University. There will be a freewill offering. The celebration will feature Dr. Paul Maier, Simon Estes, and a visit from “Katie and Martin Luther”. This program is sponsored by Memorial Lutheran Church and Student Center in Ames, IA.

Circuit Reformation Service: Next Sunday, October 22, a Reformation service for the whole circuit will be held at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Clarinda, Iowa. The church is located at 2463 IA-2. All are invited to attend.

Trinity Preschool’s Harvest Celebration: The annual Preschool Harvest Celebration will be held in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 22. The preschoolers will perform songs that they have learned this fall. The congregation is welcome to attend.

Trinity’s 90th : Trinity would like to celebrate the 90th anniversary of our church which is next year. If you would like to be on a committee to put a few activities together please contact Julie Lang.


Come to our no obligation annual meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017. We will meet with Pastor Rutz in the Nave/Sanctuary in Creston at 7:00 p.m. Please join with the members of the Altar Guild for review and training in this important way to serve the Lord. Both men and women are welcome. For information contact Janette Lang (782-7922) or Pastor Rutz.

HONORING OUR VETERANS: On Sunday, November 12, we will honor our veterans with a reception following the church service in Creston. Please bring pictures and memorabilia of members of your family who have served our country, either presently or in the past. A table will be set up in the fellowship hall to display these items. Please place your pictures and/or other items on the table before the church service and you may take them home with you after the reception. Everyone is invited to join us to honor our veterans. If you have questions contact Joyce Kruse.


THANK YOU: The Mission Board would like to thank everyone who attended the Pastor and family potluck on Sunday. It was great to see so many of you there and so much food! Thank you all for letting Pastor and his family know how much we really appreciate them. We are very blessed.

BENEFIT CONCERT TODAY: The 2nd annual benefit concert for the Lc (Life Care) Clinic will be held TODAY, Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m. It will be held in the Trinity Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall in Creston. Performing Southern Gospel music will be soloist Phil Hague and the group Ambassadors of Grace. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Clinic. The Lc Clinic is a non-profit pregnancy resource center which offers free and confidential medical services to west central Iowa.

All are invited to attend.

Deaconess Christel Neuendorf will be speaking with us on Tuesday, October 24th in the fellowship hall shortly before the Life Light class at 1:00. We will have soup and sandwiches at 11:30, with her presentation to follow shortly after that. Trinity supports Christel and her husband, James as they serve as missionaries in Latin America. We invite all who can come to have a bowl of soup and a sandwich and hear Christel share their missionary life and how the Lord has blessed them and their work. From the Mission Board.

Dear Trinity Family:

Julie, the boys, and I would like to thank you for the wonderful potluck meal and fellowship time last Sunday in observance of Pastor Appreciation Month! Also, thank you for the wonderful cake, gifts, delicious food, and cards that we received from the congregation. We are thankful to serve God’s gifts to such a wonderful congregation and communities. May you all continue to live in the blessed assurance of who you are as God’s children redeemed by Jesus!!

Your Servants in Christ,

The Rutz Family

Serving At Trinity

Sunday October 15

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

Acolyte: (CR) Elizabeth Hadley

Ushers in October: (CR) Jim Nelson, Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Phil Wardenbutg

Elders on Duty in October: (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock (CR) Mike Lang

Finance Team in October: (CR) Jim Nelson, Eric & Jeanna Eklund

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