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August 12, 2018 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 15, 2018, 10:48 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost on August 12,  2018.  

I Kings 19:1-8

Ephesians 4:17-5:2

 

John 6:35-51

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— 46 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

 

            This Week at Trinity

Sun., Aug. 12   Pastor is on vacation

                        8:00 a.m.   Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 a.m.   Divine Service/HC (CR)

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

                      10:45 a.m.   Divine Service (MA)

                      Noon-6:00     FH in Creston reserved

     2:00-4:00 p.m.   50th Wedding Anniversary Open House and Card Shower for Norm & Linda Schroeder in FH (CR)

                         6:00 p.m.   Preschool Board Meeting

Mon., Aug. 13  Pastor is on vacation.

 

Tues., Aug. 14  Pastor is on vacation and Linda will not be in the office.

Wed., Aug. 15    Pastor is on vacation.

                          6:30 p.m. Some boards will meet. 

                          No council meeting this month.

Thurs., Aug. 16  Pastor is on vacation.

 

Fri., Aug. 17  Pastor is on vacation.

                        8:00-12:00  Matura Meeting in the FH (CR)

 

Sun., Aug. 19 Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank Day

                        8:00 a.m.   Bible Class

                        9:00 a.m.   Divine Service (CR)

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

                       10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Ed Rotert’s daughter Amanda

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

 

 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  August 5, 2018

Creston  74              Mt. Ayr 14    HC 11

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday, August 12

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

Ushers in August:  (CR) Dave Dory, Dennis Brown, Troy Petersen, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in August: (CR) Tom Braymen and Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for August: (CR) Becky Hagen and Cindy Nelson

 

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.

 

Thank You:  We thank Pastor David Kottlowski for leading today’s service in Creston and to Pastor Dave Ericksen for leading the service in Mt. Ayr.


A 50th Anniversary Open House and card shower for Norm and Linda Schroeder will be held TODAY, August 12, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.  All are invited to attend.

 

 

Pastor’s Vacation:  Pastor will be gone on vacation all this week.   In case of an emergency and you are in need of pastoral care, contact Pastor Keith Schweitzer (pastor at Immanuel Lutheran in Greenfield)  at 641-745-5143. 

Linda will not be in the office on Tuesday, Aug. 14. 


Calendar change:  The August 15 Church Council meeting has been cancelled.  The various boards will meet at their discretion.

 

PHOTOS:  The 90th Anniversary Committee is looking for an enthusiastic individual or individuals who may be interested in taking some photos of members and gathering them into an informal little directory just to have for this year. Please contact Maggie Dory or Julie Lang if you might be interested in this project. Thank you!


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 10 at 7:p.m. and Tuesday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the “Book of Acts.”  Dr. Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom…that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

4th Annual Miniature Golf Outing:  Keep the afternoon of Sunday, September 23 open for a time of fellowship, miniature golf, and food.  The Mt. Ayr members are inviting the Creston members of all ages to join together for some fun beginning at 3:00 p.m.   More details will be shared in August and September.  

 

Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.


Higher Things provides daily devotionals which are good for teens and adults.  You may find them by going to  higherthings.org and click on the link titled Today’s Reflection.   You can even subscribe to receive the free daily devotionals as emails. 


MISSIONS

 

The LWML is requesting donations for items of the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes. In June, when we met briefly, we voted to keep the bundles as an on going project for the Lutheran Women In Missions.  In order to do this, we need all of the following items (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    The long sleeved sleeper is the most difficult item to get, probably because it costs more than some of the other items.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML and write Baby Bundles in the MEMO.  It may be given to Maggie Dory at any time.  A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.   We sincerely thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

             

 

August 5, 2018 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 7, 2018, 11:13 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost on August 5,  2018.  

Exodus 16:2-15

Ephesians 4:1-16

 

John 6:22-35

I Am the Bread of Life

22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

 

25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

 

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

 

     This Week at Trinity

        

 Sun., Aug. 5     8:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

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

                        10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)      

 

Tues., Aug. 7   Pastor at Circuit Visitor Mtg. in Ft. Dodge

                           6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

August 9-18     Pastor Rutz will be on vacation.

 

 

Sun., Aug. 12   Pastor on vacation

                          8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 a.m.   Divine Service/HC (CR) 

                Pastor David  Kottlowski will lead Creston’s service.

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

                        10:45 a.m.   Divine Service (MA)

                Pastor Dave Ericksen will lead Mt. Ayr’s service.

                      Noon-6:00    FH in Creston reserved

                 2:00-4:00 p.m.   50th Wedding Anniversary Open

                                            House and Card Shower for Norm

                                            and Linda Schroeder in FH (CR)

                          6:00 p.m.   Preschool Board Meeting

             

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson;  Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Ed Rotert’s daughter Amanda

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

Condolences:  We remember the family of Ed Rotert, Jr.  on the passing of his father, Ed Rotert, Sr.   The Roterts are friends of Douglas Gooding.

We  remember the family of Dave Stuck who died on July 24. Dave was a brother-in-law of Dan & Jeanette Lutrick.     We also add the family of Brenda Miller (friend of Sharon Nonneman) who died on July 30. And, we add the family of Maryann Rink (friend of the Hanson family) who died last week.

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   You may hand it 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 29

Creston   69    H/C 62

Mt. Ayr   16    H/C 14

 

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday, August 5

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

Ushers in August:  (CR) Dave Dory, Dennis Brown, Troy Petersen, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in August: (CR) Tom Braymen and Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for August: (CR) Becky Hagen and Cindy Nelson

 

                      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.

 

Mailboxes:  Every family has a mailbox in the narthex.  Please check it to see if you have any mail.  If your name is missing on a slot, leave a note in the office and we’ll get it fixed.


A 50th Anniversary Open House and card shower for Norm and Linda Schroeder will be held next Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.  All are invited to attend.

 

Pastor on Vacation:  Pastor will be on vacation Aug. 9-17.    Mike Lang will lead Bible Class on Aug. 12.  Pastor David Kottlowski will lead the service in Creston and Pastor Dave Ericksen will lead the service in Mt. Ayr.    

While Pastor is gone, in case of an emergency and  if in need of pastoral care, contact Pastor Keith Schweitzer (pastor at Immanuel Lutheran in Greenfield)  at 641-745-5143. 


Calendar change:  The August 15 Church Council meeting has been cancelled.  The various boards will meet at their discretion.


4th Annual Miniature Golf Outing:  Keep the afternoon of Sunday, September 23 open for a time of fellowship, miniature golf, and food.  The Mt. Ayr members are inviting the Creston members of all ages to join together for some fun beginning at 3:00 p.m.   More details will be shared in August and September.  


Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.


Higher Things provides daily devotionals which are good for teens and adults.  You may find them by going to  higherthings.org and click on the link titled Today’s Reflection.   You can even subscribe to receive the free daily devotionals as emails. 

 

 

MISSIONS

 

The LWML is requesting donations for items of the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes. In June, when we met briefly, we voted to keep the bundles as an on going project for the Lutheran Women In Missions.  In order to do this, we need all of the following items (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    The long sleeved sleeper is the most difficult item to get, probably because it costs more than some of the other items.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML and write Baby Bundles in the MEMO.  Checks can be  given directly to Maggie Dory at any time and she will shop for you.   A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.   We sincerely thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.

Mission Prayer:  Lord, lay some soul upon my heart and love the soul through me, and help me humbly do my part to lead that soul to Thee.    Amen.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 29, 2018 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 26, 2018, 9:04 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost on July 29,  2018.  

Genesis 9:8-17

Ephesians 3:14-21

 

Mark 6:45-56

Jesus Walks on the Water

45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

 

Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. 54 And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him 55 and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., July 29  Holy communion in Creston  and Mt. Ayr

                        8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

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

                      10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC  (MA)

  

Wed., Aug. 1    6:30 p.m.  Trinity’s 90th Anniversary

                                            Committee Meeting in FH (CR)

                          7:30 p.m.  Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)

  

Fri., Aug. 3      Iowa District West Early Childhood Educa-

                          tors’ Conference in Des Moines               

 

 

 Sun., Aug., 5   8:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

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

                        10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)                  

 

Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson;  Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Ed Rotert’s daughter Amanda

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

 

Condolences:  We remember the family of Ed Rotert, Jr.  on the passing of his father, Ed Rotert, Sr.   The Roterts are friends of Douglas Gooding.

We also pray for the family of Dave Stuck who died on July 24.  Dave was a brother-in-law of Dan and Jeanette Lutrick.

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   You may hand it 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 22

Creston  70    H/C 63

Mt. Ayr  13    H/C 11

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, July 29

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

Ushers in July:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Mike LangElders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in July: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

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

 

 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.

  

WELCOME:  We welcome Terry and Ann Ross and their sons James and Elliott into membership at Trinity.   Terry and Ann were confirmed last Sunday and Terry and the boys were baptized at Trinity in June.  

 

Voter’s Meeting:  The quarterly voter’s meeting will be TODAY,  Sunday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. 

 

A Thank You:  To the families of the children who attended VBS in Creston:  Thank you so much for the toiletries.  We were in need of them.  From Matura Outreach (The thank you card is on the table in the narthex.)

Another thank you was sent from Matura to the members of Trinity to thank all for the donation of food items for the Matura Outreach Pantry.


VBS UPDATE FOR MT. AYR:

Due to lack of enrollment and available help and after discussion with those at Mount Ayr, it has been decided to cancel VBS at Mount Ayr for this year.  We will revisit the possibility of VBS next summer.

We are looking forward to continuing to build on the mission of Confirmation, Sunday School, Bible Class and Divine Service that will continue in Mount Ayr!

4th Annual Miniature Golf Outing:  Keep the afternoon of Sunday, September 23 open for a time of fellowship, miniature golf, and food.  The Mt. Ayr members are inviting the Creston members of all ages to join together for some fun beginning at 3:00 p.m.   More details will be shared in August and September.  

 

Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to cph.org/biblesale and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.


 

Higher Things provides daily devotionals which are good for teens and adults.  You may find them by going to  higherthings.org and click on the link titled Today’s Reflection.   You can even subscribe to receive the free daily devotionals as emails. 

  

 

MISSIONS.

The LWML is requesting donations for items of the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes. In June, when we met briefly, we voted to keep the bundles as an on going project for the Lutheran Women In Missions.  In order to do this, we need all of the following items (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    The long sleeved sleeper is the most difficult item to get, probably because it costs more than some of the other items.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML and write Baby Bundles in the MEMO.  It can be placed in the large MITE box or given directly to Maggie Dory at any time.  A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.   We sincerely thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.


 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 22, 2018 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 23, 2018, 8:49 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost on July 22,  2018.  

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Ephesians 2:11-22

 

Mark 6:30-44

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35 And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36 Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38 And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. 42 And they all ate and were satisfied. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

 

Sun., July 22  8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 a.m.    Divine Service/HC (CR)

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

                    10:45 a.m.     Divine Service  (MA)

 

Running through July 25     Union County Fair—Trinity will have a table in the commercial building with materials available about the church. The mission board is in charge of this.

 

 Sun., July 29  Holy communion will be in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                        8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

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

                      10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC  (MA)

 

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson;  Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                       

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

 

Condolences: In our prayers, we remember the family of Mike Woodring (Julie Lang’s cousin) who died on July 18, after a long illness. He lived in Colorado.

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   You may hand it 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 15

Creston  63

Mt. Ayr  20       H/C 18

 

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, July 22

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

Ushers in July:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Mike Lang

Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in July: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

VBS Local Mission Project: Children brought paper and hygiene products to fill a Kayak that we had displayed for our water themed VBS Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The products will go to the MATURA Food Pantry which is now only open three days a week. The O’Riley Center also has a food pantry that is open on Sundays.

 

VBS UPDATE FOR MT. AYR:

Due to lack of enrollment and available help and after discussion with those at Mount Ayr, it has been decided to cancel VBS at Mount Ayr for this year.  We will revisit the possibility of VBS next summer. We are looking forward to continuing to build on the mission of Confirmation, Sunday School, Bible Class and Divine Service that will continue in Mount Ayr!

 

 

 

VOTER’S MEETING:  The next quarterly voter’s meeting will be NEXT  Sunday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. 

 

 

 

 

FLOODING IN IOWA

Greetings,

As you are all aware, we have had a very wet summer across north and central Iowa.  In the last month heavy downfalls of rain caused flooding in the Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines area.  A variety of individuals and churches have been impacted by flood waters.  Iowa District West congregations have always been great at responding to the need when asked for disaster relief funds and now we have needs in our own district.  Now is the time for these individuals and churches to begin rebuilding and replacing their losses.

 

We are aware of some of the needs from individuals and congregations but we may not be aware of all. If your church, or individuals from your church or community need assistance please let me know. 

 

If you or your church wish to make a donation (unused funds will support future disasters), please make checks payable to IDW-Iowa Flooding and send to:

Iowa District West

409 Kenyon Rd Suite B

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 

Questions? Contact Ellie Menz at 515-370-1159 or ellie@iowadistrictwest.org

 

 

 

MISSIONS

 

The large LWML Mite box will be found at the back of the church during the whole month of July.  Please refer to the bulletin insert for a list of the 2018-2020 new mission grants.  The delegates to the recent LWML Convention voted from a list of 21 suggested proposals to be considered. These eleven proposals received the most votes. 

 

The LWML is still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   


Union County Fair: The Union County Fair has started and runs until July 25.  Trinity has a table space in the air conditioned commercial building.   Information about Trinity will be available to people attending the fair. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

                 

 

                       

 

July 15, 2018 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 23, 2018, 8:39 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost on July 15,  2018.  

Amos 7:7-15   Ephesians 1:3-14     Mark 6:14-29

14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus' name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15 But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” 17 For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because he had married her. 18 For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife.” 19 And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, 20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.

21 But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22 For when Herodias's daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.” 23 And he vowed to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.” 24 And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” 25 And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26 And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. 27 And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John's head. He went and beheaded him in the prison 28 and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

 


This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., July 15  Caring For Your Neighbor—Food Bank Day

                       8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

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

                    10:45 a.m.   Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

Mon., July 16  9:30-4:30 4H Day Camp in FH (CR)

 

Tues., July 17   6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., July 18   8:00-1:00  Head Start Mtg. in FH (CR)

                           6:30 p.m.  Board Meetings in FH (CR)

                           7:30 p.m.  Council Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Sun., July 22  8:00 a.m.    Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 a.m.    Divine Service/HC (CR)

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

                       10:45 a.m.    Divine Service  (MA)

 

               Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson;  Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

 Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

 Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

 

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   You may hand it 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 8

Creston 88    H/C 73

Mt. Ayr 8

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, July 15

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

Ushers in July:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Mike Lang

Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in July: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

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

 

  

 

Higher Things provides daily devotionals which are good for teens and adults.  You may find them by going to  higherthings.org and click on the link titled Today’s Reflection.   You can even subscribe to receive the free daily devotionals as emails. 


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.

 


Higher Things provides daily devotionals which are good for teens and adults.  You may find them by going to  higherthings.org and click on the link titled Today’s Reflection.   You can even subscribe to receive the free daily devotionals as emails.  

 

Vacation Bible School

2018 VBS

Mt. Ayr : July 29-31     6:15pm-8:15pm

 

Thirty children attended VBS in Creston this past week.   We also had eighteen  members who shared God's Word with the children through Bible stories, music, crafts, games, snacks, etc.     Thank you to all who were involved with VBS in any way.


Voter’s Meeting:  The next quarterly voter’s meeting will be on Sunday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. 

 

 

 

 

MISSIONS

 

LWML Convention Report:  When we were collecting Mission Servant ingathering washcloths to take along to be given to Hope Ministries, we received 54.  The grand total of washcloths collected was 2,994.  The grand total for $5.00 McDonalds gift cards for Veterans was 478;  26 of these were given by our members.    They will be distributed to Operation Barnabus, Spirit Lake, VA Clinic and Buena Vista, Clay and Dickenson Veterans Affairs Offices.  They will be handed out randomly at all these agencies.  Last, but certainly not least, the "mystery" 1 pound gift, which each society was encouraged to bring along to be auctioned off, ended up being 164 gifts!  Julie Rutz offered to buy and wrap the gift we took along.  This grand total ended up being $3,137.00, with Lutheran Church Extension Fund matching $500.00 of this amount. The total for the pound sale will be given to Mites.  Thank you all for your very, very generous giving's to the LWML and Mission projects.    Reported by Maggie Dory

 

The large LWML Mite box will be found at the back of the church during the whole month of

July.  Mite offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.

 

 

The LWML is still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

                

 

                       

 

July 8, 2018 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 9, 2018, 8:01 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost on July 8,  2018.  

Ezekiel 17:22-24

2 Corinthians 12:1-10

 

Mark 6:1-13

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

6 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief.

And he went about among the villages teaching.

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

 

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., July 8   8:00 a.m.   Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00 a.m.   Divine Service/HC (CR)

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

                    10:45 a.m.   Divine Service (MA)

                      6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting (CR)

             6:15-8:15 p.m.   VBS in Creston

 

 Mon., July 9  6:15-8:15 p.m.  VBS in Creston

 

Tues., July 10 6:15-8:15 p.m.  VBS in Creston 

 

 Wed., July 11 6:15-8:15 p.m.  VBS in Creston

 

Sun., July 15  Caring For Your Neighbor—Food Bank Day

                       8:00 a.m.    Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 a.m.    Divine Service (CR)

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

                    10:45 a.m.     Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson;  Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

 

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   You may hand it 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 1

Creston 74

Mt. Ayr 21,   H/C 15

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, July 8

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

Ushers in July:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Mike Lang

Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in July: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

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

 

 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.

 

Thank You:  I would like to thank everyone who remembered me for my "surprise" 70th birthday on June 24th.  Your kind words of wishes, cards. gifts and just being there were so overwhelming to me.   I have been truly blessed with all of you-my church family. 

    Thank you all again.   Maggie Dory


Job Opening:  Trinity, Creston, has a job opening for janitor.  The position is part-time at approximately 4 hours/week.     If interested, or for more information about the position,  contact

Jim Hagen at

641-344-6765.

 

 

 

Vacation Bible School

2018 VBS

Creston:  BEGINNING TONIGHT!!!!!

   July 8-11    6:15pm-8:15pm

 

Mt. Ayr : July 29-31  6:15pm-8:15pm

 

There is a helper sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.  Please take a look to see if there are still areas where you can he


MISSIONS

 

 LWML Convention Report:  Some information from the 38th Biennial LWML Convention at Lake Okoboji which was held June 28-30 is that  over 350 ladies attended from Iowa West District.  The convention theme was "On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand, based on Matthew 7:24.  There were 210 voting delegates who approved the mission funding goal of $210,000.00.  In the next few weeks amounts for various items will be shared, as well as the new Mission Grants. From Maggie Dory, delegate to the convention.

 

The large LWML Mite box will be found at the back of the church during the whole month of

July.  Mite offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.

  

The LWML is still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 1, 2018 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 2, 2018, 10:20 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost on July 1,  2018.  

Lamentations 3:22-33     2 Corinthians 8:1-8, 13-15 

 Mark 5:21-43 21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” 24 And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 And he looked around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”35 While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43 And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give give her something to eat.

 

 This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 1   8:00 a.m.   Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 a.m.   Divine Service (CR)

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

                     10:45 a.m.   Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

 Tues., July 3  9:00-4:00 4H Day Camp in FH (CR)

                        6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

 Wed., July 4  Independence Day —-Office Closed

                        No elders meeting tonight.

 

Thurs., July 5  9:30 –4:00  4H Day Camp in FH (CR)

                          6:30 p.m.  VBS Volunteer Night in FH (CR)

 

 Sun., July 8  8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

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

                    10:45 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

 

                  Sunday-Wednesday, July 8-11

                      Vacation Bible School

       6:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.  each evening in Creston

 

 

                       

 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; Libbie Wilkenson;  Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

 

Hospitalized:  Denice Creveling

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                              

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

 

 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   You may hand it 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 24  Anniversary Outdoor Service  75

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, July 1

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

Ushers in July:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Mike Lang

Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in July: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

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

 

 

 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.

 

Job Opening:  Trinity, Creston, has a job opening for janitor.  The position is part-time at approximately 4 hours/week.     If interested, or for more information about the position,  contact Jim Hagen at  641-344-6765.

 


THANK YOU

The 90th anniversary committee would like to thank all who attended the special outdoor service and stayed for the picnic potluck.  Trinity, Creston and Mt Ayr, have been very blessed over these last 90 years so we want to "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow".  Our grand finale will be on Sunday, November 18th, with another special service and catered meal.  This Sunday is just before Thanksgiving, so we will have many blessings to be thankful for.   Make sure your calendars are already marked for this very meaningful and thankful service.   

Thank you, also, to the committee and to Pastor for their work in planning and setting up for the 90th Anniversary service and meal.


A VBS Volunteers Night will be held on Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 in Creston’s fellowship hall.  We’ll be decorating for VBS which starts on July 8.  There are little jobs for anyone!   As always, many hands make light work!

 

 

Vacation Bible School

2018 VBS

Creston:  NEXT WEEK   July 8-11    6:15pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr : July 29-31 6:15pm-8:15pm

 

 

MISSIONS

 

The LWML is still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   

 

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

 

The large LWML Mite box will be found at the back of the church during the whole month of July.  Mite offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

June 24, 2018 The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 21, 2018, 9:31 AM by Linda Hadley

Today we are celebrating the 90th Anniversary of this congregation with an outdoor church service (weather permitting)


                 This Week at Trinity

Sun., June 24  No service in Mt. Ayr today.

                       10:00 a.m.  Outdoor Divine Service held in Creston as part of Trinity’s 90th Anniversary

                        Potluck/Picnic after the service. 

                

June 24-26  (Beginning in late afternoon)  Pastor our lay delegate, Mike Lang, will be attending the IDW Convention  at Camp Okoboji.

 

Tues., June 26  9:00-4:00 FH (CR) in use by 4H Day Camp

Deadline for giving any items to Maggie or Joy for the ingathering at the IDW LWML Convention, as they will head up up to Okoboji on the 27th.  Refer to the note on the back of this sheet for more info.

 

Thurs., June 28-30  Iowa District West LWML Convention at

    Camp Okoboji   Maggie Dory and Joy Brown will be attending this convention.

                      7:00 p.m.  Adult Catechism Class (CR)

 

Sun., July 1   8:00 a.m.   Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 a.m.   Divine Service (CR)

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

                     10:45 a.m.   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; Libbie Wilkenson;  Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

Prayer of Thanksgiving:  Birth of Simeon Shady, son of James and Hannah Shady.  He was born on June 8.  

 

 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 10  CR 74, 66 HC    Mt. Ayr 24

Attendance from June 17  CR 75    Mt. Ayr  15, 14 HC

 

   Serving At Trinity

Sunday, June 24

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

Ushers in June:  (CR) Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Jim Hagen, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in June: (CR) Kevin Kruse & Dave  Dory

Altar Committee for June: (CR)  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady

 

 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.

 

After today’s service, everyone is invited to stay and join together for a potluck dinner as part of Trinity’s 90th Anniversary celebration.   Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 18, when we will have a final special anniversary service followed by a catered meal.  More details will be shared closer to that time.

 

Job Opening:  Trinity, Creston, has a job opening for janitor.  The position is part-time at approximately

4 hours/week.     If interested or for more information about the position,  contact Jim Hagen at 641-344-6765.

 

Vacation Bible School

       2018 VBS

Creston  July 8-11  6:15pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr July 29-31 6:15pm-8:15pm

  

MISSIONS

 

If anyone is interested in giving any Ingathering items to the 2018 LWML IDW Convention please have to Joy Brown or Maggie Dory before they go to the Convention on June 27th.   Ingathering items are:  New washcloths; Men's deodorant-travel size; Toothpaste-travel size; $5.00 McDonald's gift cards for Veterans.  Becky Hagen is accepting money from anyone who would like to give towards the purchase of the $5.00 gift cards.

The LWML is also still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   

 

Thank you all for your continued generous donations that help to make a difference in the lives of hurting, helpless and unbelieving people at home and throughout the world. 

 

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

 

 

 

CELEBRATING 90 YEARS

OF BLESSINGS AT

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

1928-2018

To God be the Glory!!!!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

June 17, 2018 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 19, 2018, 8:00 AM by Linda Hadley


For the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost on June 17,  2018.  

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Ezekiel 17:22-24

2 Corinthians 5:1-10

 

Mark 4:26-34

The Parable of the Seed Growing

26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”

 

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

30 And he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”

 

33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it. 34 He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.

 

  This Week at Trinity

Sun., June 17     Father’s Day

                            Door offering for IDW Convention

                            Return baby bottles for the LC Clinic

                            Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank

                            8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                            9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

                          10:00 a.m.   Fellowship Time in CR and MA

                          10:45 a.m.   Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr 

 

Mon., June 18  Bloodmobile in FH (CR)  All day   (This is the real date for this.   My apologies for having it listed wrong in a previous announcements sheet.     L.H.)

 

Tues., June 19  6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., June 20  Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park

                         6:30 p.m.  All Boards meet

                         7:30 p.m.  Council Meeting

 

Thurs., June 21 7:00 pm  Adult Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

 

Sun., June 24  No service in Mt. Ayr today.

                       10:00 a.m.  Outdoor Divine Service held in Creston

                                          as part of Trinity’s 90th Anniversary

                             Potluck/Picnic after the service. 

June 24-26  (Beginning in late afternoon)  Pastor & our lay delegate, Mike Lang, will be attending the IDW Convention  at Camp Okoboji.


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; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Denice Creveling

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

 

 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 10 will be reported next week along with attendance from today.

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, June 17

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

Ushers in June:  (CR) Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Jim Hagen, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in June: (CR) Kevin Kruse & Dave  Dory

Altar Committee for June: (CR)  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady

 

 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.

 

IDW Convention Offering:  TODAY, a special door offering will be collected for the Ministry Excellence Fund-Education Debt Assistance.   This offering will be delivered to the Iowa District West Convention on  June 24.  Pastor and our delegate, Mike Lang, will be attending the convention. Information sheets about the convention were in last Sunday’s bulletin.  If you still need a copy, some extras are on the table in the narthex.

 

 Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Celebration:     NEXT SUNDAY, June 24, Trinity will have one combined service at 10:00 in Creston.  Weather permitting, it will be held by the outdoor worship area.  We will not have Holy Communion that day.  Please make plans to join together to hear God’s Word and to thank God for the 90 years of blessings that He has bestowed on this congregation.  Following the service, we will have a potluck/picnic.  Bring a potluck dish to share.   Grilled hot dogs will be provided.   We hope that everyone will be able to attend.

 

Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park ;  It will be on Wednesday, June 20.  Price is $33.00 per person (cash only) with ages 3 and under free.  If a group of the youth and their families would be interested in going as a group, contact Pastor Rutz.   A poster with more information is on the table in the narthex. 

Sunday School will resume September 9th. We hope all children will plan to attend VBS this summer and bring friends to share in God’s word!


2018 Vacation Bible School  

Creston  July 8-11  6:15pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr July 29-31 6:15pm-8:15pm

 

MISSIONS

 

If anyone is interested in giving any Ingathering items to the 2018 LWML IDW Convention please have to Joy Brown or Maggie Dory before they go to the Convention on June 27th.   Ingathering items are:  New washcloths; Men's deodorant-travel size; Toothpaste-travel size; $5.00 McDonald's gift cards for Veterans.  Becky Hagen is accepting money from anyone who would like to give towards the purchase of the $5.00 gift cards.

 

The LWML is also still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   

 

Thank you all for your continued generous donations that help to make a difference in the lives of hurting, helpless and unbelieving people at home and throughout the world. 


2018 Baby Bottle Boomerang Project for the Life Care Clinic:

If you had a baby bottle from the Life Care Clinic for this mission project and you forget to return it this morning, it’s not too late.   You may bring it next Sunday.


 

 

 

 

                            

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

June 10, 2018 The Third Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 19, 2018, 7:38 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Third Sunday after Pentecost on June 10,  2018.  

Genesis 3:8-15

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

 

Mark 3:20-35

20 Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. 21 And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” 23 And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. 27 But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.

28 “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”

31 And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32 And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” 33 And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

                     

Sun., June 10      8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                             9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in Creston

                          10:00 a.m.   Fellowship Time in CR and MA

                          10:45 a.m.   Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

                             6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

 

The secretary will not be in the office this week.   If you need to reach Pastor phone 641-782-5095 and choose extension 3.

 

Thurs., June 14  7:00 pm  Adult Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

 

 Sun., June 17     Father’s Day

                            Door Offering for the IDW Convention

                            Return baby bottles for the LC Clinic

                            Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank

                            8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                            9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

                          10:00 a.m.   Fellowship Time in CR and MA

                          10:45 a.m.   Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr 

 

 Mon., June 18  Bloodmobile in FH (CR)  All day  (This will be the real day for the bloodmobile.  My apologies for listing it on the wrong date in last week’s announcements.   L.H.)

 

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; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

 

Hospitalized:  Denice Creveling

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

 

 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 3

CR  82                    MA  17       HC 15


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, June 10

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

Ushers in June:  (CR) Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Jim Hagen, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in June: (CR) Kevin Kruse & Dave  Dory

Altar Committee for June: (CR)  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady

 

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. 


Baptism TodayWe celebrate today as Christ our Lord claims Terry, James, and Elliot Ross as His own in the waters of Holy Baptism!  Their sponsors are Dennis and Joy Brown.  Welcome to God’s family here at Trinity!

 

Thank You:  Rachel Circle would like to thank the 50-60 people who came to our fish fry on Monday evening and for bringing all the really delicious dishes to share.   The fellowship with so many of our church family members is very rewarding and we thank God that He has blessed Trinity with a wonderful group of people.   

 

IDW Convention Offering: On Sunday, June 17, a special door offering will be collected for the Ministry Excellence Fund-Education Debt Assistance.   This offering will be delivered to the Iowa District West Convention on  June 24.  Please read the insert found in today’s bulletin for more information about the convention.  Pastor and our delegate, Mike Lang, will be attending the convention.

 

Sunday School will resume September 9th. We hope all children will plan to attend VBS this summer and bring friends to share in God’s word!

 

Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Celebration:   On Sunday, June 24 Trinity will have one combined service at 10:00 in Creston.  Weather permitting, it will be held by the outdoor worship area.  We will not have Holy Communion that day.  Please make plans to join together to hear God’s Word and to thank God for the 90 years of blessings that He has bestowed on this congregation.  Following the service, we will have a potluck/picnic.  Bring a potluck dish to share.   Grilled hot dogs will be provided.  We hope everyone will be able to attend.

 

Naomi Circle will not meet in June, July or August..  We will resume on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m

Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park ;  It will be on Wednesday, June 20.  Price is $33.00 per person (cash only) with ages 3 and under free.  If a group of the youth and their families would be interested in going as a group, contact Pastor Rutz.   A poster with more information is on the table in the narthex. 

MISSIONS

If anyone is interested in giving any Ingathering items to the 2018 LWML IDW Convention please have to Joy Brown or Maggie Dory before they go to the Convention on June 27th.   Ingathering items are:  New washcloths; Men's deodorant-travel size; Toothpaste-travel size; $5.00 McDonald's gift cards for Veterans.  Becky Hagen is accepting money from anyone who would like to give towards the purchase of the $5.00 gift cards.

 

The LWML is also still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   

 

Thank you all for your continued generous donations that help to make a difference in the lives of hurting, helpless and unbelieving people at home and throughout the world. 


2018 Baby Bottle Boomerang Project for the Life Care Clinic:  On a table in the narthex, you will find a basket of baby bottles.  You are invited to take a bottle home, fill it with your donation between now and Father’s Day, and return it to church NEXT SUNDAY, June 17 (Father’s Day).   If you are unable to return it next week, they will still accept them at a later date.The proceeds will be used to help fund the “Earn While They Learn” program at the LC Clinic. 


 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. 

Baptism TodayWe celebrate today as Christ our Lord claims Terry, James, and Elliot Ross as His own in the waters of Holy Baptism!  Their sponsors are Dennis and Joy Brown.  Welcome to God’s family here at Trinity!

 

Thank You:  Rachel Circle would like to thank the 50-60 people who came to our fish fry on Monday evening and for bringing all the really delicious dishes to share.   The fellowship with so many of our church family members is very rewarding and we thank God that He has blessed Trinity with a wonderful group of people.   

 

IDW Convention Offering: On Sunday, June 17, a special door offering will be collected for the Ministry Excellence Fund-Education Debt Assistance.   This offering will be delivered to the Iowa District West Convention on  June 24.  Please read the insert found in today’s bulletin for more information about the convention.  Pastor and our delegate, Mike Lang, will be attending the convention.


Sunday School will resume September 9th. We hope all children will plan to attend VBS this summer and bring friends to share in God’s word!

 

Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Celebration:   On Sunday, June 24 Trinity will have one combined service at 10:00 in Creston.  Weather permitting, it will be held by the outdoor worship area.  We will not have Holy Communion that day.  Please make plans to join together to hear God’s Word and to thank God for the 90 years of blessings that He has bestowed on this congregation.  Following the service, we will have a potluck/picnic.  Bring a potluck dish to share.   Grilled hot dogs will be provided.  We hope everyone will be able to attend.

 

Naomi Circle will not meet in June, July or August..  We will resume on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m

Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park ;  It will be on Wednesday, June 20.  Price is $33.00 per person (cash only) with ages 3 and under free.  If a group of the youth and their families would be interested in going as a group, contact Pastor Rutz.   A poster with more information is on the table in the narthex. 

MISSIONS

If anyone is interested in giving any Ingathering items to the 2018 LWML IDW Convention please have to Joy Brown or Maggie Dory before they go to the Convention on June 27th.   Ingathering items are:  New washcloths; Men's deodorant-travel size; Toothpaste-travel size; $5.00 McDonald's gift cards for Veterans.  Becky Hagen is accepting money from anyone who would like to give towards the purchase of the $5.00 gift cards.

 

The LWML is also still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   

 

Thank you all for your continued generous donations that help to make a difference in the lives of hurting, helpless and unbelieving people at home and throughout the world. 


2018 Baby Bottle Boomerang Project for the Life Care Clinic:  On a table in the narthex, you will find a basket of baby bottles.  You are invited to take a bottle home, fill it with your donation between now and Father’s Day, and return it to church NEXT SUNDAY, June 17 (Father’s Day).   If you are unable to return it next week, they will still accept them at a later date.The proceeds will be used to help fund the “Earn While They Learn” program at the LC Clinic. 

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. 


Baptism TodayWe celebrate today as Christ our Lord claims Terry, James, and Elliot Ross as His own in the waters of Holy Baptism!  Their sponsors are Dennis and Joy Brown.  Welcome to God’s family here at Trinity!

 

Thank You:  Rachel Circle would like to thank the 50-60 people who came to our fish fry on Monday evening and for bringing all the really delicious dishes to share.   The fellowship with so many of our church family members is very rewarding and we thank God that He has blessed Trinity with a wonderful group of people.   

 

IDW Convention Offering: On Sunday, June 17, a special door offering will be collected for the Ministry Excellence Fund-Education Debt Assistance.   This offering will be delivered to the Iowa District West Convention on  June 24.  Please read the insert found in today’s bulletin for more information about the convention.  Pastor and our delegate, Mike Lang, will be attending the convention.


Sunday School will resume September 9th. We hope all children will plan to attend VBS this summer and bring friends to share in God’s word!

 

Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Celebration:   On Sunday, June 24 Trinity will have one combined service at 10:00 in Creston.  Weather permitting, it will be held by the outdoor worship area.  We will not have Holy Communion that day.  Please make plans to join together to hear God’s Word and to thank God for the 90 years of blessings that He has bestowed on this congregation.  Following the service, we will have a potluck/picnic.  Bring a potluck dish to share.   Grilled hot dogs will be provided.  We hope everyone will be able to attend.

 

Naomi Circle will not meet in June, July or August..  We will resume on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m

Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park ;  It will be on Wednesday, June 20.  Price is $33.00 per person (cash only) with ages 3 and under free.  If a group of the youth and their families would be interested in going as a group, contact Pastor Rutz.   A poster with more information is on the table in the narthex. 

MISSIONS

If anyone is interested in giving any Ingathering items to the 2018 LWML IDW Convention please have to Joy Brown or Maggie Dory before they go to the Convention on June 27th.   Ingathering items are:  New washcloths; Men's deodorant-travel size; Toothpaste-travel size; $5.00 McDonald's gift cards for Veterans.  Becky Hagen is accepting money from anyone who would like to give towards the purchase of the $5.00 gift cards.

 

The LWML is also still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   

 

Thank you all for your continued generous donations that help to make a difference in the lives of hurting, helpless and unbelieving people at home and throughout the world. 


2018 Baby Bottle Boomerang Project for the Life Care Clinic:  On a table in the narthex, you will find a basket of baby bottles.  You are invited to take a bottle home, fill it with your donation between now and Father’s Day, and return it to church NEXT SUNDAY, June 17 (Father’s Day).   If you are unable to return it next week, they will still accept them at a later date.The proceeds will be used to help fund the “Earn While They Learn” program at the LC Clinic. 

                           

 2018 Vacation Bible School

 

Creston  July 8-11  6:15pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr July 29-31 6:15pm-8:15pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            

 

 

 

 

                            

 


 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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