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  • July 30, 2017 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost                  This Week at Trinity Sun., July 30  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR) led by                                            Pastor Glenn Meyer                         9:00  am     Divine Service/Matins(CR)                                            Guest Pastor Glenn Meyer                       10 ...
    Posted by Linda Hadley
  • July 23, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost This Week at Trinity Sun., July 23  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)                         9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)                       10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)                                      10:45  am ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2017, 8:22 AM by Linda Hadley
  • July 16, 2017 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost This Week at Trinity   Sun., July 16 8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)                        9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)                      10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)                                     10:45  am     Divine ...
    Posted Jul 18, 2017, 8:43 AM by Linda Hadley
  • July 9, 2017 The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost           This Week at Trinity   Sun., July 9    8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)                       9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)                     10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)                                    10:45  am ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2017, 8:10 AM by Linda Hadley
  • July 2, 2017 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost This Week at Trinity   Sun., July 2  8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)                       9:00 am      Divine Service (CR)                       Sunday School will resume in September                     10:00 am      Fellowship Time ...
    Posted Jun 29, 2017, 9:27 AM by Linda Hadley
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July 30, 2017 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

posted by Linda Hadley

                 This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 30  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR) led by

                                           Pastor Glenn Meyer

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/Matins(CR)

                                           Guest Pastor Glenn Meyer

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service /Matins(MA) 

                                           Guest Pastor David Ericksen

                        

Mon., July 31     Trinity Preschool home visits

          Pastor Rutz & family on vacation through Aug. 6

 

Tues., Aug. 1      Trinity Preschool home visits

Wed., Aug. 2       Trinity Preschool home visits       

                              Elders will not meet this month.

 

Thurs.,  Aug. 3

Fri., Aug. 4

Sat., Aug. 5

 

Sun., Aug. 6  8:00 am     Bible Class led by Mike L. (CR)

                       9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                                          Guest Pastor David Kottlowski

                      10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am    Divine Service /HC (MA) 

                                          Guest Pastor David Kottlowski

 

 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;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister

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

 

   Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at

(641-782-5095)

 

Pastor’s email is:

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at

712-621-5971 (cell)     (See note on other side for the emergency contact info while Pastor is on vacation.)

 

Email Address for the Office Assistant

lhadley@trinitycreston.org

 

When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.

 

 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 July 23

 

CR   74    H/C 64                                      MA 18

                                                         

                            LIFE TOGETHER

 

THANK YOU:  We thank Pastor Glenn Meyer for  leading  Bible Class and the Divine Service in Creston today.  Pastor Meyer served Trinity in Creston from 1983-1995 and now lives in Nebraska.  And, we thank Pastor David Ericksen for leading the Divine Service in Mt. Ayr today. Pastor Ericksen lives in Hartley, Iowa.  We pray that each will have a safe trip back home.

 

PASTOR RUTZ IS ON VACATION:  Pastor and his family will be gone on vacation through August 6.  We pray that they will have safe travels and enjoy their family time together.  While they are gone, Pastor Jay Wheeler from Osceola will be available, in case of an emergency.

Phone numbers for Pastor Wheeler are:

Office:  641-342-3121

Cell:  641-414-8252

 

GUEST PASTOR:  On Sunday, August 6, Pastor David Kottlowski, from Ankeny, will lead Divine Services in Creston and Mt. Ayr.  You may remember Pastor Kottlowski from when he filled in during the vacancy in 2016.

 

FACES OF THE REFORMATION

Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

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.  Also, beginning on Sunday August 20th at 8:00am Bible Study, we will be studying their contributions from now through Reformation Sunday.


3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   More information will be coming closer to that date.

 

   

 

                         MISSIONS

 

MATURA OUTREACH CENTER/FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:

MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!    A note thanking us for recent donations to the Matura Food Pantry is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.

 


Thank you to all who stopped by, brought food, and sent cards during my recovery time at home.  My leg is healing well and I’m looking forward to starting rehab and getting back to normal.  Your prayers are greatly appreciated.     from Jay Bochart    

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun July 30

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Julie Lang

 

Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown

 

Elders on Duty in July:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

 

Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

 

Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward, Marti Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

              

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 23, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 24, 2017, 8:22 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 23  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                        1:00  pm     Quarterly Voter’s Meeting in  

                                           FH (CR)     

                         

Mon., July 24  6:15-8:00 pm  VBS at Mt. Ayr

 

Tues., July 25   6:15-8:00 pm VBS at Mt. Ayr     

 

Wed., July 26   6:15-8:00 pm  VBS at Mt. Ayr

                          7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism

                                            Class  (CR)                                

Thurs.,  July 27

Fri., July 28

Sat., July 29  

 

Sun., July 30  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR) led by

                                           Pastor Glenn Meyer

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/Matins(CR)

                                           Guest Pastor Glenn Meyer

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service /Matins(MA) 

                                           Guest Pastor David Ericksen

 

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;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister

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

Condolences:   We remember these families in our prayers.                        

The family of Lt. C. Carl Lutrick, who died recently.

The family of Jackie Rutenbeck (Vicki Sickels’s sister-in-law’s mother-in-law) who died on July 10.

The family of Carroll Sickels (Mike Sickels’ uncle) who died on July 13.


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 July 16

 

CR   64                                       MA  13    H/C 11

                                                         

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VOTER’S MEETING TODAYThe quarterly voter’s meeting will be held this afternoon, July 23, at 1:00.   It will be held in the fellowship hall (CR).



GUEST PASTORS:  We will have guest pastors the next two Sundays while Pastor Rutz is on vacation.

On July 30 Pastor Glenn Meyer will lead Bible Class and the service in Creston and Pastor David Ericksen will lead the service in Mt. Ayr.  

On August 6, Pastor David Kottlowski will lead services in Creston and in Mt. Ayr.


FACES OF THE REFORMATION

Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

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.  Also, beginning on Sunday August 2oth at 8:00am Bible Study, we will be studying their contributions from now through Reformation Sunday.



OUTDOOR CROSSES:  This project has been completed and all bills are paid.

Total cost $8,132.03

Total pledges $8,150.00

Pledges received thru July 16 $7,200.00

For those who have not submitted their complete pledge amount, we would ask that you do this as soon as possible.

All praise and glory be given to our Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for blessing the members of our congregation so this project could be completed.            From Jim Nelson, congregation president


 INVITATION TO PASTOR TOMPKINS’ RETIREMENT CELEBRATION:

The members of St. John Lutheran Church (301 N. 13th Street) in Clarinda invite you to join them next Sunday, July 30th, at 9:30 a.m. as Pastor Daryl Tompkins leads his last service prior to retirement. After worship, we invite you to join us in the fellowship hall for a catered lunch and short presentation as we celebrate this special occasion with Pastor & Trudi. We hope you will join us!

 

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   More information will be coming closer to that date.

 

   MISSIONS

 

THANK YOU to all who journeyed to Mission Central on Saturday, July 15th to attend our special Mission event.  Everyone had to get up really early to make the trip, but also found that it was well worth it!  It was a wonderful experience.   We were reminded that without the ongoing work of all our missionaries, many people in the most remote parts of the world would never hear about our Lord and Savior and His amazing saving grace.   We must continue to pray for these workers and their families to keep them safe and that the Holy Spirit would open the hearts and minds of all hearing their message so they would want to let God's love in.             From the Mission Board.  

 


VBS  AT Mt. AYR  THIS WEEK

Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Mon., Tues., Wed.)

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

Please see the sign-up sheet in Mt. Ayr to see if any help is still needed.



BOOTH AT UNION COUNTY FAIR:  Trinity will have an information booth available during portions of the Union County Fair which runs until July 26.

 

 THANK YOU:     Thank you so much for donating.  Your service is greatly appreciated.

From:  Matura Food Pantry

(The handwritten thank you is on the table in the narthex.

 Current Needs at the Matura Food Pantry

Summer Needs for the Matura pantry are paper and toiletry items such as toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, toilet paper, Kleenex, and laundry soap.  Each month we collect items that are donated to the pantry.  There is a collection box found under the table in the narthex.    They can always use non-perishable food items, too.

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday July 23

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown

Elders on Duty in July:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward, Marti Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 16, 2017 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 18, 2017, 8:43 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., July 16 8:00  am    Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                     10:00  am     Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                     10:45  am     Divine Service/HC(MA) 

                       6:00  pm     Preschool Board Meeting  

                                          Rescheduled from last week.                                            

          

Mon., July 17

 

Tues., July 18    Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                           6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

      

Wed., July 19    No Council meeting this month

                           7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism

                                            Class  (CR)

                                   

Thurs.,  July 20-26   Union County Fair   Trinity will have some materials to share at a booth during part of the fair.

 

 

Fri., July 21

                  

Sat., July 22  Mt. Ayr Days Festival and Parade   Trinity will have  a booth during this event.                                                       

 

Sun., July 23  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                        1:00  pm     Quarterly Voter’s Meeting in  

                                           FH (CR)                        

 

  Prayers

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;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Bob Eklund; Jay Bochart

 

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

 

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 July 9

 CR   70          H/C 61                             MA  15

                                                         

LIFE TOGETHER

 

MEMORIAL GIFT:    A baptismal shell has been given by some members of Trinity in memory of a family member who passed away two years ago.

 

QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING:   The quarterly voters’ meeting will be held on Sunday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

OUTDOOR CROSSES:  This project has been completed and all bills are paid.

Total cost $8,132.03

Total pledges $8,150.00

Pledges received thru July 9  $7,200.00

For those who have not submitted their complete pledge amount, we would ask that you do this as soon as possible.

All praise and glory be given to our Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for blessing the members of our congregation so this project could be completed.

     From Jim Nelson, congregation president

 

 INVITATION TO PASTOR TOMPKINS’ RETIREMENT CELEBRATION:

The members of St. John Lutheran Church (301 N. 13th Street) in Clarinda invite you to join them Sunday, July 30th, at 9:30 a.m. as Pastor Daryl Tompkins leads his last service prior to retirement. After worship, we invite you to join us in the fellowship hall for a catered lunch and short presentation as we celebrate this special occasion with Pastor & Trudi. We hope you will join us!

 

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   More information will be coming closer to that date.

   

 

 MISSIONS


BOOTH AT UNION COUNTY FAIR:  Trinity will have an information booth available during portions of the Union County Fair which runs July 20-26.

 

AYR DAYS: Trinity will have a booth at Ayr Days in Mt. Ayr on Saturday, July 22 from about 10:00-2:00.  


VBS DATES for Mt. Ayr  

Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Mon., Tues., Wed.)

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

Please see the sign-up sheet in Mt. Ayr to see where you may be of help.


 MATURA OUTREACH CENTER/FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:

MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!    A note thanking us for recent donations to the Matura Food Pantry is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.

 

USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair.

The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your used Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes.

These will be used to share the Gospel.

 

 

 Serving At Trinity 

Sun July 16

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Julie Lang       

Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown

Elders on Duty in July:  (MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward, Marti Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

                 

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 9, 2017 The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 10, 2017, 8:10 AM by Linda Hadley   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 8:10 AM ]

          This Week at Trinity

 

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

                      9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                       6:00 pm     Preschool Board Meeting                            

          

Mon., July 10

 

Tues., July 11 Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

                          

      

Wed., July 12   6:00 pm    Elders Meeting (change in week for this month)

                           6:00 pm  All boards meet

                           7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism Class  (CR)

                                   

Thurs.,  July 13  9:00 am-1:00 pm  4H Day Camp in fellowship hall (CR) 

 

Fri., July 14 

                  

Sat., July 15  7:00 a.m.   Meet in the parking lot at Trinity, Creston to carpool

                                       to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA

                                                                

Sun., July 16    8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                                                  

                                                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; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Bob Eklund; Jay Bochart

 

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


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 July 2

 CR   78                              MA  16      H/C 15

                                                         

We rejoice and give thanks for Collins Elyse Brown, infant daughter of Nathan and Kayla Brown, who was claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism the afternoon of July 2., 2017.  Pastor Rutz baptized her at Trinity, Creston.   Collins’ sponsors were Makenna Brown and Bailey Portwood. 

 

THANK YOU:  Thank you for all the prayers, cards, and other expressions of kindness that have been shown to me since having shoulder surgery.  I am recovering at home now.  From Pat Barkalow


OUTDOOR CROSSES:  This project has been completed and all bills are paid.

Total cost $8,132.03

Total pledges $8,150.00

Pledges received thru July 2  $7,200.00

For those who have not submitted their complete pledge amount, we would ask that you do this as soon as possible.

All praise and glory be given to our Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for blessing the members of our congregation so this project could be completed.

     From Jim Nelson, congregation president

 

 

JULY 15 TRIP TO MISSION CENTRAL

All who have signed up to go to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on July 15 should meet in Creston’s church parking lot by 7:00 a.m. that day to carpool.  If you have any questions please contact one of the board members.

From the Mission Board:  Sue Larsen, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz and Maggie Dory

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN CARE FUND:  The current balance in the account is $1,285.88.  

 

 

AYR DAYS: Trinity will have a booth at Ayr Days in Mt. Ayr on Saturday, July 22 from about 10:00-2:00.  

 

VBS DATES for Mt. Ayr  

Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Mon., Tues., Wed.)

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

Please see the sign-up sheet in Mt. Ayr to see where you may be of help. 

 

BOOTH AT UNION COUNTY FAIR:  Trinity will have a booth/information available during the Union County Fair which runs July 20-26.


 INVITATION TO PASTOR TOMPKINS RETIREMENT CELEBRATION:

The members of St. John Lutheran Church (301 N. 13th Street) in Clarinda invite you to join them Sunday, July 30th, at 9:30 a.m. as Pastor Daryl Tompkins leads his last service prior to retirement. After worship, we invite you to join us in the fellowship hall for a catered lunch and short presentation as we celebrate this special occasion with Pastor & Trudi. We hope you will join us!

     

INFORMATION UPDATES:   If any of your phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, etc. have changed since the last picture directory was printed in 2014 please jot down the new information on the attendance card with a note saying it’s new.  Or, you can email or jot down the information and get it to us in the office.   Then we will update the information in the church records.   Thank you.  

                     

 

MATURA OUTREACH CENTER/FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:

MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!    A note thanking us for recent donations to the Matura Food Pantry is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.

 

USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair.

The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your used Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes.

These will be used to share the Gospel.

 

Serving At Trinity

 

Sun July 9

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

 

        

Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown

 

Elders on Duty in July:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

 

 

Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

 

 

Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward, Marti Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            

 

 

                 

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 2, 2017 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 29, 2017, 9:27 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

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

                      9:00 am      Divine Service (CR)

                      Sunday School will resume in September

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45 am      Divine Service/HC (MA) 

 

          

Mon., July 3

 

Tues., July 4    Independence Day—-Office Closed

                          

      

Wed., July 5    Elders Meeting (Moved to July 12)

                       7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism

                                       Class  (CR)

                                   

Thurs.,  July 6

 

Fri., July 7  Fellowship Hall in use 7:00 am-6:00 pm

                     by 4H Day Camp  (CR)

 

Sat., July 8

                                              

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

                      9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                     Sunday School will resume in September

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                       6:00 pm     Preschool Board Meeting                            

 

     Prayers

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; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Bob Eklund; Pat Barkalow

 

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

                        

 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 June 25

 CR  68      Holy Communion 59                               MA  9

                                                         

 

LIFE TOGETHER

 

THANK YOU;  The family of Jeanne Herzberg wants to express their appreciation for all your prayers, kind words, cards, food, and memorials.  We were blessed by Jeanne’s life and her strong faith and witness to her Savior.  We are also blessed to be a part of the loving and caring Trinity family.

From Lawrence, Sandi, Merri Beth, Bruce, Vivian and the rest of the family



OUTDOOR CROSSES:  This project has been completed and all bills are paid.

Total cost $8,132.03

Total pledges $8,150.00

Pledges received thru June 25   $7,200.00

For those who have not submitted their complete pledge amount, we would ask that you do this by July 9, if you are able to do so.

All praise and glory be given to our Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for blessing the members of our congregation so this project could be completed.

     From Jim Nelson, congregation president

 


A THANK YOU:  Thanks so much to everyone who helped with VBS in Creston this past week!  Thank you for helping us share God’s Word with the children and their families.   We had a great group of kids, awesome decorations, as well as fun snacks, crafts and games!  It takes a lot of people to make VBS happen and we really appreciate all of you that helped in any way!   


VBS DATES FOR MT. AYR

Mt. Ayr: July 24-26

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

Please see the sign-up sheet in Mt. Ayr to see where you may be of help. 


       

INFORMATION UPDATES:   If any of your phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, etc. have changed since the last picture directory was printed in 2014 please jot down the new information on the attendance card with a note saying it’s new.  Or, you can email or jot down the information and get it to us in the office.   Then we will update the information in the church records.   Thank you.  

                       


                     MISSIONS

 

FINAL PLANS FOR MISSION TRIP:

The date of Saturday, July 15 will be here before we know it!   This is the day when the Mission Board and other members of Trinity will be traveling to Mapleton, IA to visit Mission Central and hear Pastor Stephen Oliver talk about his work in Taiwan.  We will be meeting in Creston’s church parking lot by 7:00 a.m.  We are to be in Mapleton by 10:30 to get a tour of the grounds.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm and then Pastor Oliver will speak at 1:00.  There is still time to sign up to go or you may talk to one of the Mission Board members if you have questions.  If you wish to go, but will go on your own, this if fine, too, but we have to get a definite head count by this Friday, July 7th to let them know how many people will be coming for lunch.

From the Mission Board:  Sue Larsen, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz and Maggie Dory

 

 

USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair.

The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your used Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes.

These will be used to share the gospel.

 

 

CHRISTIAN CARE FUND:  The current balance in the account is $1,285.88.  

 

 

MATURA OUTREACH CENTER/FOOD PANTRY NEEDS:

MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!  

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun July 2

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

      

Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown

 

Elders on Duty in July:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman

 

Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

 

Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward, Marti Williams

 

 


 

 

 

                 

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

June 25, 2017 The Third Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 28, 2017, 10:36 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., June 25   8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                        10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                        10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                          6:15 pm     VBS in Creston  till 8:00 pm                             

 

          

Mon., June 26  6:15 pm  VBS in Creston till 8:00 pm

 

Tues., June 27   Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

                           6:15 pm  VBS in Creston till 8:00 pm                                                           

      

Wed., June 28  6:15 pm  VBS in Creston till 8:00 pm

                          7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism

                                          Class  (CR)

                                   

Thurs.,  June 29  6:15 pm  VBS in Creston till 8:00

 

Fri., June 30 

 

Sat., July 1

                                              

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

                      9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                    10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                                                   

 Prayers

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; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell

 

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

 

LIFE TOGETHER

 

VBS DATES      Beginning TONIGHT  in Creston   

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 24-26

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

Please see the sign-up sheet on the table in narthex (Creston) and also in Mt. Ayr to see where you may be of help. 

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: In our 8:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Class we  are studying the topic of Doctrine of Vocation.  This is a topic that applies to all of us at all stages of life on how we serve those who the Lord places in our lives through the various callings and gifts we are blessed with.  It’s not just about your employment career but serving your neighbor in many vocations that Lord has given you to be a blessing to others during your lifetime as a called and redeemed child of God.  All are invited to join us.                               From Pastor Rutz

  

 

MISSIONS

 

 

LWML MITE BOX:  The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of June.  The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny.   (Mark 12:42)

 

 

 

 

MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.   

              Thank-You from The Mission Board. 

 

 

USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair.

The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your used Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes.

These will be used to share the gospel.

 

   Serving At Trinity

 

Sun June 25

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

 

Ushers in June:  (CR)  Mason Peterson, Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dennis Brown

 

Elders on Duty in June:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

 

Offering Counters in June: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm

 

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

                          

 

 

                 

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

June 18, 2017 The Second Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 28, 2017, 10:32 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., June 18   Father’s Day

    Caring for Your Neighbor—-Food Bank Day

                          8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                        10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                        10:45  am     Divine Service/HC(MA) 

                          6:15 pm     VBS in Creston  till 8:00 pm                             

                     

Mon., June 19   Bloodmobile in FH (CR) all day

 

 

 

Tues., June 20  FH in use 11:00-6:00 4H Day Camp CR

                           Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                          6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr                                                            

      

                                 

Wed., June 21 6:00pm  Council Meeting in CR

                         7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism

                                          Class  (CR)

                         

 

 

                 

Thurs.,  June 22   FH in use 8:00-1:00 4H Day Camp

 

 

Fri., June 23         FH in use 7:30-4:00 4H Day Camp

 

 

Sat., June 24

                                              

Sun., June 25  8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00  am     Divine Service/HC(CR)

                       10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                       10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                       10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                          6:15 pm    VBS in Creston till 8:00 pm

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 Prayers

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; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell

 

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

 

LIFE TOGETHER

 

OFFICE ASSISTANT; Linda will be out of the office till June 23.   If you need to call the church, please choose Ext. 3 so that you will be connected to Pastor’s office.   Thank you.

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: In our 8:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Class we  are studying the topic of Doctrine of Vocation.  This is a topic that applies to all of us at all stages of life on how we serve those who the Lord places in our lives through the various callings and gifts we are blessed with.  It’s not just about your employment career but serving your neighbor in many vocations that Lord has given you to be a blessing to others during your lifetime as a called and redeemed child of God.  All are invited to join us.    Pastor Rutz

 

 

VBS DATES      Beginning next Sunday in Creston   

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 24-26

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

 

Please see the sign-up sheet on the table in narthex (Creston) and also in Mt. Ayr to see where you may be of help. 

 

Flyers are on the table for you to use to invite some child to VBS.   Feel free to take one or more to share.

                              

                          VBS Theme for 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSIONS

 

 

LWML MITE BOX:  The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of June.  The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny.   (Mark 12:42)


MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.   

          Thank-You from The Mission Board. 

 

 

 

USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair.

The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your used Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes.

These will be used to share the gospel.

 

Serving At Trinity

 

Sun June 18

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Julie Lang

 

        

Ushers in June:  (CR)  Mason Peterson, Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dennis Brown

 

Elders on Duty in June:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

 

Offering Counters in June: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm

 

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

 

June 11, 2017 Trinity Sunday

posted Jun 6, 2017, 1:08 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., June 11   Festival of  the Trinity  (HC at both locations)

                      8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

  

      

Mon., June 12

 

Tues., June 13  Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

                                                                                                                

Wed., June 14   6:00 pm  VBS Volunteer Work Night

                                            in the FH (CR)

                          7:00 pm   Adult Inquiry/Catechism

                                          Class in FH (CR)

                          7:30 pm   All boards meet

                 

Thurs.,  June 15

 

Fri., June 16

 

Sat., June 17

                                                  

Sun., June 18        Father’s Day

                      8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                    10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                                                         

 

 Prayers

Condolences:   We remember Linda and Norm Schroeder and family in our prayers.   Linda’s father, Mel Stauffer, died on June 5.     We also remember Jim and Margaret Kneedler and family.   Jim’s brother, Danny, died on May 30, at his home in Minnesota.

 

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; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn;  Aaron Cottrell

 

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

 

   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.

June 4 Attendance

CR    66       H/C 59                                  MA   10    H/C 10           

  

                                                         

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE LUTHERAN FAITH: Pastor Rutz began teaching a class on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This serves as an adult inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the basic teachings of the Lutheran(LCMS)/Christian faith with the opportunity to join our congregation and be confirmed into membership upon completion of the course.  If you or someone you know are interested in the class and missed the first session please contact Pastor Rutz at 782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be “Engage! Encourage! Equip! Enjoy! found on page 20 of the Spring 2017 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

 

OFFICE ASSISTANT: Linda will be out of the office till June 23.   If you need to call the church, please choose Ext. 3 so that you will be connected to Pastor’s office.   Thank you.

 

VBS VOLUNTEER WORK NIGHT:  On Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. there will be a VBS work night in the fellowship hall in Creston to do some decorating and prepare for VBS which begins on Sunday, June 25.   All of you are invited to come and help.   If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

 

 

WANTED:   HELPERS FOR VBS

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Note the Mt. Ayr dates have been corrected.) It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

If anyone has several large pieces of plywood for making a VBS sign, please contact Tammy Burgmaier. 

LOTS of help is needed for VBS.  Please see the sign up sheet posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) and one posted in Mt. Ayr.    Your help is appreciated.  

     

                                         MISSIONS

 

 RELAY FOR LIFE:  Everyone who has ever been touched in their life with knowing someone who has/had cancer  is invited to come to the Creston High School track on Friday, June 16, 2017 at about 5:30-6:00pm for the annual Relay for Life event.  Trinity will have a table and tent set up at the track with bottles of water and information about our church/school and some Waters of Life Devotions to hand out to the public.  You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.  We want to remind people of the importance of water for our physical bodies, but more important of our spiritual bodies (souls) and the Water we need for everlasting life.  From the Mission Board.

 

 

 

LWML MITE BOX:  The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of June.  The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny.   (Mark 12:42)

 

 

 

MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.   

          Thank-You from The Mission Board. 

 

 

 

 

VBS FLYERS:  On the table in the narthex in Creston are some flyers about Creston’s  June 25-29 VBS.  Please feel free to take them to share with parents of any children around town who might be interested in attending.   The theme is Mighty Fortress .   Our faith is built on Christ.   In Him, the Victory over sin, death, and the power of the devil is won! 

 

Serving At Trinity

 

Sun June 11

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

 

Acolyte: 

        

Ushers in June:  (CR)  Mason Peterson, Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dennis Brown

 

Elders on Duty in June:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

 

Offering Counters in June: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                   

 

June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday

posted Jun 1, 2017, 1:48 PM by Linda Hadley

            This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., June 4   Festival of Pentecost (HC at both locations)

                      8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                                

Mon., June 5

 

 

Tues., June 6   Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                       6:30 pm    Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                       6:30 pm    Rachel Circle Family Picnic

                                         in FH (CR) All Trinity families are                        

                                         invited to join them.

               After eating, a VBS overview video will be viewed

               and VBS plans will be made in preparation for a

               VBS volunteer work night on Wednesday, June 14 at

                6:00 p.m.

                                                                                    

                                        

Wed., June 7   6:00 pm   Elder’s Meeting in FH (CR)

      7:00 pm   Adult Inquiry/Catechism Class in FH (CR)

                         


Thurs.,  June 8

 

Fri., June 9

 

Sat., June 10

 

 

Sun., June 11  Festival of  the Trinity  (HC at both loca  tions)

                      8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                      6:00  pm     Preschool Board Meeting                          

 

 

                                                     

 Prayers

 

With Sympathy:  We remember the family of Jeanne Herzberg in our prayers.   Jeanne died on May 28.   Her funeral was held at Trinity, Creston on June 1 and burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Clarinda, IA.

 

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; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Mel Stauffer

 

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  Pentecost Sunday on  June 4, 2017.  

Numbers 11:24-30

Acts 2:1-21

John 7:37-39

 

Rivers of Living Water

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

RACHEL CIRCLE SPONSORS A POTLUCK SUPPER AND VBS PLANNING:  Rachel Circle is sponsoring a potluck at the church on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.  This is just a time of fellowship as well as we'll be viewing the VBS overview video.   Then we'll plan a volunteer work night for Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. to do some decorating for VBS.  Come share your creative talents!   Yes, you do have them!

 

 

OFFICE ASSISTANT:  Linda will be out of the office June 8-22.   Sunday bulletins and announcement sheets for June 11,18, and 25 will be prepared in advance.  If you have announcements that need to be included in the June 11,18, or 25 bulletins, please turn them in by Wednesday, June 7 no later than 12:00 noon.   If you need to call the church during those days please choose Ext. 3 so that you can get Pastor’s office.   Thank you.    

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: In our 8:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Class we  are studying the topic of Doctrine of Vocation.  This is a topic that applies to all of us at all stages of life on how we serve those who the Lord places in our lives through the various callings and gifts we are blessed with.  It’s not just about your employment career but serving your neighbor in many vocations that Lord has given you to be a blessing to others during your lifetime as a called and redeemed child of God.  All are invited to join us.    Pastor Rutz

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE LUTHERAN FAITH: Pastor Rutz will be starting this class on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This serves as an adult inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the basic teachings of the Lutheran(LCMS)/Christian faith with the opportunity to join our congregation and be confirmed into membership upon completion of the course.  It will also serve as a refresher course for current members who would like to review the Catechism and our teachings.  If you know of anyone who has expressed interest in learning about what we teach and confess or is looking for a church home please tell them about this opportunity.  This is great opportunity for any family/spouse of current Trinity members or our preschool families who would like to learn more about our teachings and confession of faith.  For more information, Please contact Pastor Rutz at 782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

 

 

 

MISSIONS

 

RELAY FOR LIFE :  Everyone who has ever been touched in their life with knowing someone who has/had cancer  is invited to come to the Creston High School track on Friday, June 16, 2017 at about 5:30-6:00pm for the annual Relay for Life event.  Trinity will have a table and tent set up at the track with bottles of water and information re: our church/school and some Waters of Life Devotions to hand out to the public.  You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.  We want to remind people of the importance of water for our physical bodies, but more important of our spiritual bodies (souls) and the Water we need for everlasting life.  From the Mission Board.

 

 

LWML MITE BOX:  The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of June.  The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny.   (Mark 12:42)

 

 

MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.    Thank-You from The Mission Board. 

 

 

 

 WANTED:   HELPERS FOR VBS

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Note the Mt. Ayr dates have been corrected.) It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

If anyone has several large pieces of plywood for making a VBS sign, please contact Tammy Burgmaier. 

 

LOTS of help is needed for VBS.  Please see the sign up sheet posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) and one posted in Mt. Ayr.    Your help is appreciated.  

 


Serving At Trinity

 

Sun June 4

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Julie Lang

 

 

        

Ushers in June:  (CR)  Mason Peterson, Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dennis Brown

 

Elders on Duty in June:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang

 

Offering Counters in June: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 28, 2017 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

posted May 25, 2017, 12:19 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., May 28       8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00  am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            10;00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA &CR)                

                            10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                  

Mon., May 29      Memorial Day—Office Closed

 

Tues., May 30   

                                                                                                               

Wed., May 31  

                 

Thurs.,  June 1   Pastor at Bible study in Adair

                                                 

Sun., June 4   Festival of Pentecost (Holy Communion at both locations)

                      8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                                                         

 

 

                                                     

 Prayers

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; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Mel Stauffer

 

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, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga; Warren Kruse


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.

May 21 Attendance

CR    83                                  MA      15   H/C 15         

  

                                                         

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

BAPTISM:  Today, we rejoice and give thanks for Lianna Lynn, Londynn Gabrielle, and Lincoln Alexander Means, children of Lance and Lori Means, who will be claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism.  Their sponsors are Aaron and Holly Cottrell.

 

Rachel Circle Sponsors Potluck and VBS Planning:  Rachel Circle is sponsoring a potluck at the church on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.  This is just a time of fellowship as well as we'll be viewing the VBS overview video.  Then we'll plan a volunteer work night for Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m.  to do some decorating for VBS.  Come share your creative talents!   Yes, you do have them!

An invitation from Trinity Lutheran, Shenandoah :  You are invited to join us as we celebrate our 90th anniversary next Sunday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. The service will be a joint service with Immanuel and Pastor Lawrence Boye will return to conduct this special worship celebration. A catered lunch will follow the worship service and we will have a short program after the meal. We hope to have a full church! Please mark the date and join us for this special day!

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE LUTHERAN FAITH: Pastor Rutz will be starting this class on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This serves as an adult inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the basic teachings of the Lutheran(LCMS)/Christian faith with the opportunity to join our congregation and be confirmed into membership upon completion of the course.  It will also serve as a refresher course for current members who would like to review the Catechism and our teachings.  If you know of anyone who has expressed interest in learning about what we teach and confess or is looking for a church home please tell them about this opportunity.  This is great opportunity for any family/spouse of current Trinity members or our preschool families who would like to learn more about our teachings and confession of faith.  For more information, Please contact Pastor Rutz at 782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

 

MISSIONS

Thank you to everyone who attended the Pastor James Sharp and family event last Monday evening and for bringing ALL the delicious food.   It was very interesting to hear how the Lord has led their lives in the last two years since moving to Uruguay.  We pray that He will continue to be with them and guide them as they serve the people of Uruguay. From The Mission Board

 

 

RELAY FOR LIFE:  Everyone who has ever been touched in their life with knowing someone who has/had cancer  is invited to come to the Creston High School track on Friday, June 16, 2017 at about 5:30-6:00pm for the annual Relay for Life event.  Trinity will have a table and tent set up at the track with bottles of water and information re: our church/school and some Waters of Life Devotions to hand out to the public.  You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.  We want to remind people of the importance of water for our physical bodies, but more important of our spiritual bodies (souls) and the Water we need for everlasting life.  From the Mission Board.

 

Thank You from the Staff at the Life Care Clinic:

Thank you for participating in the LC Clinic’s Diaper Drive.   Because of your gift, those we see will not only have practical help but will also hear about Jesus.   Thank you again!   From: Staff at the Life Care Clinic

 

 

MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.    Thank-You from The Mission Board. 

 

       VBS    NEWS

 

VBS DATES         

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Note that the Mt. Ayr dates have been corrected.)  VBS will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm at both locations.

 

LOTS of help is needed for VBS.  Please see the sign up sheet posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) and one posted in Mt. Ayr.    Sign up for anything you can help with.   

 

WANTED:  Several large pieces of plywood for a VBS sign.   Contact Tammy Burgmaier if you have any.

 

Serving At Trinity

 

Sun May 28

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

 

Acolyte:  Holden Hanson

        

Ushers in May:  (CR)  Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown,

Alex Brown, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in May:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in May: (CR) Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

 

Altar Committee for May: Sharon Eklund, Hannah Shady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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