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August 4, 2019 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 5, 2019, 11:57 AM by Linda Hadley

 

For The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost on August 4,  2019

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Eccl. 1:2, 12-14    2:18-26

Col. 3:1-11

 

Luke 12:13-21

 

The Parable of the Rich Fool

13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”

 

This Week at Trinity

     Sun., Aug. 4     8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

 

Tues., Aug. 6   9:00 a.m.  Deadline for turning in items that need to be included in the weekly announcements for Aug. 11 and Aug. 18

                        6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

  

Wed., Aug., 7-Mon., Aug. 19  Linda will be out of the office on vacation.   If you need to phone the church during those dates, please select Ext. 3 to get Pastor’s office.

  

Thurs., Aug., 8     7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis class in FH (CR)

  

Sun., Aug. 11   8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                            5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH

 

 

   Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

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

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg, Rachel Heck

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.

Attendance from July 28,  2019

Creston  68          Communed 57                      Mt. Ayr  17

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 4,  2019

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

Ushers in  August:  (CR)  Charlie Bowman, Dennis Brown, Kevin Kruse  

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR) Jim Nelson

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

Altar Committee for August: (CR)  Becky Hagen & 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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Notes for Announcement Sheets:  Linda will be out of the office Aug. 7-19.  If you have items that need to be included in the weekly bulletin announcements for Aug. 11 or 18 please email or turn them in to Linda no later than Tuesday, Aug. 6 by 9:00 a.m.  If you have more announcements to make after printing, you may tell Pastor that you would like to make a verbal announcement on Sunday. Bulletins for the Sunday services will be prepared ahead of her vacation, too.

  

Invitation:  Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clarinda will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary on Sunday, September 1, 2019.   There will be a morning service at 9:00 a.m., lunch at 11:00 a.m.,  an afternoon service at 1:00 p.m. followed by a reception.  If you would like to attend please RSVP to Myron & Robin Sunderman by mail or email.  See the invitation card, with the photo of the church, found on the table in the narthex.   A copy was  sent, in the transfer box, to Mt. Ayr, today. 

 

 

LIFELIGHT Classes will not be offered this fall.  Due to scheduling difficulties, Mike will be unable to lead LifeLight for this fall. We plan to resume LifeLight again in February 2020.  We will then begin the study of the Book of Luke.

 

5th Annual Mini Golf Outing:  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 29, at 3:00 when the 5th annual mini golf outing will be held for the whole congregation.  The address is  2572 210th Street, Afton, IA.   More information and details will be shared in the coming weeks. 

 

MISSIONS

Thanks to all for your continued support for contributing to the LWML Mite box during the month of July.  District and National grants are able to be paid in full due to your generous giving.  Lutheran Women in Mission. 

 

Thank You:  The Mission Board would like to thank all who traveled to Mission Central on July 27 to hear Pastor Stephen Oliver and Pastor Carl Hansen.  It was a great experience to see the Creation Museum and hear how these missionary families are spreading the word of God in remote places where Christ has never been heard about before.  We continue to pray for their safety and strength to be able to endure the many challenges they are confronted with.     

 

Relay for Life:  Saturday, August 31st is the Relay for Life event.   Any money collected from Cans for Cancer will be given to the American Cancer Society.  The box is located in the Narthex for the convenience of your cans/bottles, or money can be given directly to Julie Lang.  Thank you all for your continued support to this very important cause, so maybe someday cancer will be a disease no one has to endure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 28 2019 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 29, 2019, 10:15 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost on July 28,  2019

Genesis 18:17-33

Colossians 2:6-19

 

Luke 11:1-13

The Lord's Prayer

1 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say:

“Father, hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come.

3 Give us each day our daily bread,

4 and forgive us our sins,

    for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.

And lead us not into temptation.”

5 And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity                          

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

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                         

                                                    

Thurs., Aug. 1   7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                              Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                     

                                            

Sun., Aug. 4     8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

 

                  

                                                                                                  

   Prayer

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

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

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Ericksen; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg

  

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.

Attendance from July 21,  2019

Creston    71                    Mt. Ayr  16    Communed 13

 

  

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, July 28,  2019

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

Ushers in  July:  (CR)  Phil Wardenburg, Ed Booth, Dean Hadley, Mike Lang

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

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

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

       

  Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be TODAY, Sunday, July 28, at 1:00 in the fellowship hall (Creston).  

 

5th Annual Mini Golf Outing:  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 29, at 3:00 when the 5th annual mini golf outing will be held for the whole congregation.  The address is  2572 210th Street, Afton, IA.   More information and details will be shared in the coming weeks.

 

MISSIONS

The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of July.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone for your support to our organization.

 

The LWML is requesting donations for items of the LIFE CARE CLINIC BABY BUNDLES, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes.  In June, at the fish fry meeting, we met briefly and decided to keep the bundles as an on going mission 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 sleepers seem to be the most difficult item to get.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML with BABY BUNDLES written in the memo and placed in the large MITE box at the back of the church or given to Maggie.  A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  There is a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex where these items can be placed.  Deb Melzer is so graciously taking over this project, so if you have any ideas or thoughts you'd like to share, please contact her.  The LWML sincerely thanks her for volunteering to keep this very important mission project on going.  We also 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.    

 

 JOB OPENING

Trinity Lutheran Preschool is looking for a part time teacher. (Monday-Thursday) with a 4 year teaching degree with early childhood endorsement.  Resume & letter of interest to be sent to:

Trinity Lutheran Church

Attention: Preschool Board

800 N. Sumner Ave.

Creston, IA 50801

Or email secretary at:    lhadley@trinitycreston.org

Our Preschool website is: preschool.trinitycreston.org

Deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 


 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                   

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                   

July 21, 2019 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 23, 2019, 8:29 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost on July 21,  2019

Genesis 18: 1-14

Colossians 1:21-29

Luke 10:38-42

 Martha and Mary

38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

 

                    This Week at Trinity

 

                               

  Sun., July 21   Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Day

                            8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 After 11:00 service Parish Planning Committee Mtg. (in MA)

                         

                            

Union County Fair continues through Wed., July 24   Trinity has a table display in the food stand building.                               

                          

 

 Thurs., July 25    7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                     

                                           

 

Sat., July 27         8:00 a.m.   Those who are carpooling to

                           Mission Central in Mapleton, IA should meet

                           in the church parking lot (CR) ready

                           to leave at 7:00 a.m. 

  

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

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                            1:00 pm  Quarterly Voters’ Mtg. in FH (CR)

 

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

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

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 

 Attendance:  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.

Attendance from July 14,  2019

Creston   75, Communed 55          Mt. Ayr  15

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, July 21,  2019

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

Ushers in  July:  (CR)  Phil Wardenburg, Ed Booth, Dean Hadley, Mike Lang

 

Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff    (CR)Phil Wardenburg

  

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

 

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

       

                                        Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.


Parish Planning Committee will be meeting today in Mt. Ayr after the 11:00 service.



Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be next Sunday, July 28, at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

 

                          MISSIONS

The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of July.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone for your support to our organization.


Trip to Mission Central:  Those who are planning to carpool for the trip to Mission Central on Saturday, July 27 should meet in the church parking lot ready to leave at 7:00 a.m.  

 

The LWML is requesting donations for items of the LIFE CARE CLINIC BABY BUNDLES, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes.  In June, at the fish fry meeting, we met briefly and decided to keep the bundles as an on going mission 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 sleepers seem to be the most difficult item to get.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML with BABY BUNDLES written in the memo and placed in the large MITE box at the back of the church or given to Maggie.  A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  There is a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex where these items can be placed.  Deb Melzer is so graciously taking over this project, so if you have any ideas or thoughts you'd like to share, please contact her.  The LWML sincerely thanks her for volunteering to keep this very important mission project on going.  We also thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.     

 

Trinity has a display in the air conditioned food building at the Union County Fair  now through Wednesday, July 24th.

 

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.    

 

 

  JOB OPENING

Trinity Lutheran Preschool is looking for a part time teacher. (Monday-Thursday) with a 4 year teaching degree with early childhood endorsement.  Resume & letter of interest to be sent to:

Trinity Lutheran Church

Attention: Preschool Board

800 N. Sumner Ave.

Creston, IA 50801

 

Or email secretary at:    lhadley@trinitycreston.org

Our Preschool website is: preschool.trinitycreston.org

Deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 14, 2019 The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 15, 2019, 11:33 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost on July 14,  2019

Leviticus 18:1-5 19:9-18

Colossians 1:1-14

Luke 10:25-37

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”

29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

                                                          

July 11-15   Pastor, youth, and chaperones are attending

                     the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis                                      

                                                                                                                           

Sun., July 14      9:00 am  Divine Service/HC(CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                            

Tues., July 16   6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                            

Wed., July 17   6:30 pm All Boards meet in FH (CR)

                          7:30 pm  Council Meeting in FH (CR)

                              

 Thurs., July 18    7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                              Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                     

 

July 18-24  Trinity will have a table display at the Union

                    County Fair in the food building

  

Sun., July 21   Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Day

                            8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

 

  Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

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

Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

 

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister; Rev. Dave Ericksen; Rev. Larry

Troxel; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg

 

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

 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 July 7, 2019

Creston  88                   Mt. Ayr 15   Communed 15

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, July 14,  2019

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

Ushers in  July:  (CR)  Phil Wardenburg, Ed Booth,Dean Hadley, Mike Lang

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

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

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

       

  Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Thank You:  We thank Rev. Larry Troxel for sharing God’s Word with us this morning.  Rev. Troxel served as pastor at Trinity from 1976-1982 and now resides in Johnston, Iowa. 

Youth Gathering:  Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Lauren Hadley, Jacob Rutz, Jeremy Rutz, and Logan Shady are attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.  Pastor Rutz, Jen Foglesong, and Tammy Burgmaier are their chaperones.  We pray that God will grant them a safe trip after the gathering ends on Monday.

 

In case of an emergency and you are in need of pastoral care while Pastor is with the youth at the National Youth Gathering contact Pastor Keith Schweitzer (pastor at Immanuel Lutheran in Greenfield).  Pastor Schweitzer’s cell phone number is 641-745-5143 and Immanuel’s  phone number is 641-743-2116.

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

 

MISSIONS

The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of July.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone for your support to our organization.

TODAY is the Deadline to Sign Up:  Today is the last Sunday for members to sign up to go on a trip to Mission Central to hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak of his missionary work in Taiwan.   This week we have to turn in a number coming, so they know how many to serve.  We will carpool from the church leaving about 8:00 am on Saturday, July 27.  We are to arrive by 10:45 and will start with a tour of the Creation Museum.  Then we have lunch and finally at 1:00 pm listen to Pastor Oliver and Pastor Hanson.  We should get back to Creston around 4:00-5:00 pm.  Please list how many are going and if you can drive.  There is no charge for this trip.  Please ask any Mission Board member if you have questions.

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

The LWML is requesting donations for items of the LIFE CARE CLINIC BABY BUNDLES, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes.  In June, at the fish fry meeting, we met briefly and decided to keep the bundles as an on going mission 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 sleepers seem to be the most difficult item to get.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML with BABY BUNDLES written in the memo and placed in the large MITE box at the back of the church or given to Maggie.  A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  There is a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex where these items can be placed.  Deb Melzer is so graciously taking over this project, so if you have any ideas or thoughts you'd like to share, please contact her.  The LWML sincerely thanks her for volunteering to keep this very important mission project on going.  We also thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.    

 

Trinity will have a display in the air conditioned food building at the Union County Fair, July 18th-24th.

 

 

  JOB OPENING

Trinity Lutheran Preschool is looking for a part time teacher. (Monday-Thursday) with a 4 year teaching degree with early childhood endorsement.  Resume & letter of interest to be sent to:

Trinity Lutheran Church

Attention: Preschool Board

800 N. Sumner Ave.

Creston, IA 50801

 

Or email secretary at:    lhadley@trinitycreston.org

Our Preschool website is: preschool.trinitycreston.org

Deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                 

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

July 7, 2019 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 8, 2019, 10:34 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost on July 7,  2019

Isaiah 66:10-14    Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18     Luke 10:1-20 (printed below)

1After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. 9 Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. 13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades.

16 “The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

                               

Sun., July 7          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          

Mon., July 8       7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis Class in FH (CR)

  

Wed., July 10    8:30 am-3:00 pm  FH (CR) in use by 4H Day Camp

                                                             

July 11-15   Pastor, youth, and chaperones will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis                                      

                                                                                                                             

Sun., July 14        8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC(CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                            

Prayer List 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen;

Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

 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 June 30,  2019

Creston   77   HC 70                     Mt. Ayr  10    HC 10

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, July 7,  2019

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

Ushers in  July:  (CR)  Phil Wardenburg, Ed Booth, Dean Hadley, Mike Lang

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

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

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

       

  Life Together

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. 

 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

National Youth Gathering:  This week Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Lauren Hadley, Jacob Rutz, Jeremy Rutz, and Logan Shady will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.  Pastor Rutz, Jen Foglesong, and Tammy Burgmaier will be their chaperones.  We pray that God will grant them a safe trip and that they will grow in their faith as they hear God’s Word along with many other youth and chaperones from all over the United States. 

 

In case of an emergency and you are in need of pastoral care while Pastor is with the youth at the National Youth Gathering, contact Pastor Keith Schweitzer (pastor at Immanuel Lutheran in Greenfield).  Pastor Schweitzer’s cell phone number is 641-745-5143. Immanuel’s  phone number is 641-743-2116.


Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.


 JOB OPENING

Trinity Lutheran Preschool is looking for a part time teacher. (Monday-Thursday) with a 4 year teaching degree with early childhood endorsement.  Resume & letter of interest to be sent to:

Trinity Lutheran Church

Attention: Preschool Board

800 N. Sumner Ave.

Creston, IA 50801

 

Or email secretary at:    lhadley@trinitycreston.org

Our Preschool website is: preschool.trinitycreston.org

Deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

MISSIONS

The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of July.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone for your support to our organization.


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

 

Next Sunday, July 14,  is the last Sunday that members can sign up to go on a trip to Mission Central to hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak of his missionary work in Taiwan.   After that we have to turn in a number coming, so they know how many to serve.  We will carpool from the church leaving about 8:00 am on Saturday, July 27.  We are to arrive by 10:45 and will start with a tour of the Creation Museum.  Then we have lunch and finally at 1:00 pm listen to Pastor Oliver and Pastor Hanson.  We should get back to Creston around 4:00-5:00 pm.  Please list how many are going and if you can drive.  There is no charge for this trip.  Please ask any Mission Board member if you have questions.

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                              

 

                               

                          

 

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

June 30, 2019 The Third Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 1, 2019, 10:48 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Third Sunday after Pentecost on June 30,  2019

I Kings 19:9b-21

Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Luke 9:51-62

A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus

51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. 53 But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But he turned and rebuked them. 56 And they went on to another village.

 

The Cost of Following Jesus

57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”

 

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

                               

 Sun., June 30     8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            5:00 pm  Youth Group Meeting in FH (CR)  

                            8:00 pm-overnight    FH (CR) in use by a 4H group for a lock-in

  

 Tues., July 2     6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr  

 

Wed., July 3      7:00 pm  Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Thurs., July 4     Independence Day

 

Sun., July 7        8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            

 July 11-15   Youth, Pastor, and other chaperones will be

          attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis                                       

                               

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy

Eblen; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

 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 June 23,  2019

Creston    64    HC 58                    Mt. Ayr  11

 


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 30,  2019

Organist:  (CR) Sharon Eklund    MA Greg Storhoff

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

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR) Jim Hagen

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

Altar Committee for June: (CR) Sharon Eklund and 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. 

 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor Rutz is teaching a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location. If you are still interested in attending, please phone Pastor at 641-782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

  

Trinity Youth will meet TONIGHT, Sunday, June 30, at 5:00 pm in the FH in Creston.


VBS Thank You    VBS was held in Creston on June 23-26.  The theme for the week was “Miraculous Mission:  Jesus Saves the World.”  Thirty-two children were in attendance. The kids rotated  to six areas during each evening: devotions, Bible Story lesson, music, crafts, snacks, and recreation.   Twenty-two adults and teens  helped with those six areas along with those who worked at the registration table.   Thank you to the members of the board of education for planning VBS and to the many volunteers for all of your help.

  

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

 

MISSIONS

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

 

July 14th is the last Sunday that members can sign up to go  on a trip to Mission Central to hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak of his missionary work in Taiwan.   After that we have to turn in a number coming, so they know how many to serve.  We will carpool from the church leaving about 8:00 am on Saturday, July 27.  We are to arrive by 10:45 and will start with a tour of the Creation Museum.  Then we have lunch and finally at 1:00 pm listen to Pastor Oliver and Pastor Hanson.  We should get back to Creston around 4:00-5:00 pm.  Please list how many are going and if you can drive.  There is no charge for this trip.  Please ask any Mission Board member if you have questions.

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                          

 

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

June 23, 2019 The Second Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 25, 2019, 11:09 AM by Linda Hadley   [ updated Jul 1, 2019, 10:39 AM ]

For The Second Sunday after Pentecost on June 23,  2019

Isaiah 65: 1-9    Galatians 3:23-4:7      Luke 8:23-39 (printed here)

 

23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. 24 And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” 29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.) 30 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. 32 Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. 33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. 35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 36 And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed man had been healed. 37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. 38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

 

 This Week at Trinity

                               

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

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                         11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            6:00  8:00 pm  VBS in Creston   

 

Mon., June 24    6:00-8:00 pm   VBS  (CR)

  

Tues., June 25    6:00-8:00 pm  VBS   (CR)

                                                                                                                       

Wed., June 26     6:00-8:00 pm  VBS  (CR)

                                                                                

 Thurs., June 27   7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                             Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                            

                                                                                                                             

Sun., June 30     8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                            5:00 pm  Youth Group Meeting in FH (CR)  

 

 

  Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy

Eblen; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg; Craig Scott

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

 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 June 16,  2019

Creston   60   HC 55                     Mt. Ayr  13   HC 13

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 23,  2019

Organist:  (CR)  Julie Lang        MA Melody Stoner

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

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR) Jim Hagen

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

Altar Committee for June: (CR) Sharon Eklund and 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. 

 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

VBS in Creston will begin TONIGHT,  Sunday, June 23 and run through Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor Rutz is teaching a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location. If you are still interested in attending, please phone Pastor at 641-782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

 

Trinity Youth will meet next Sunday, June 30, at 5:00 pm in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

MISSIONS

Trip to Mission Central:  In a few short weeks we will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton to tour the Creation Museum/Theatre at 10:45, have a free lunch at noon and then at 1:00 listen to Pastor Stephen Oliver as he tells of his missionary work in Taiwan.   Remember the date is Saturday, July 27!  A sign-up sheet is posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) to let the Mission Board know how many will be going and who can drive, as we will carpool from the church.  A definite number must be given to Gary Thies about 10 days before the event.  Mt. Ayr members may either send a note in the transfer box or email/phone Linda at the church office and she will jot your name on the list and whether you need a ride or not.  If you have any questions you can talk with any Mission Board member. 

 

Used Portals of Prayer:   When June ends, your used Portals of Prayer may be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There is a big demand for these. Thank you.

 

 JOB OPENING

Trinity Lutheran Preschool is looking for a part time teacher. (Monday-Thursday) with a 4 year teaching degree with early childhood endorsement.  Resume & letter of interest to be sent to:

Trinity Lutheran Church

Attention: Preschool Board

800 N. Sumner Ave.

Creston, IA 50801

 

Or email secretary at:    lhadley@trinitycreston.org

Our Preschool website is: preschool.trinitycreston.org

Deadline for applications is Friday, June 28, 2019.

 

 

 

 


 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                             

                                         

                               

                          

 

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

June 16, 2019 Trinity Sunday

posted Jun 17, 2019, 8:30 AM by Linda Hadley

For Holy Trinity Sunday on June 16,  2019

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Acts 2:14a, 22-36

John 8:48-59

Before Abraham Was, I Am

48 The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” 52 The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.’ 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?” 54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.’ 55 But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” 57 So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” 59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple.

 

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

                               

 Sun., June 16     Trinity Sunday—Holy Communion at both locations

                            Father’s Day

                            8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC  (MA) 

  

Mon., June 17  Bloodmobile in FH (CR) 

 

Tues., June 18  6:30 pm   Bible Study in Mt. Ayr   

                                                                                                                       

 Wed., June 19    6:00 pm  VBS Set-up in FH (CR)

                           6:30 pm  All Boards meet in FH (CR)

                           7:30 pm  Council Meeting in FH (CR)  

                                                                                

Thurs., June 20   7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                            

                                                                                                                             

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

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                            6:00 - 8:00 pm  VBS in Creston   

 

 

June 23-26    6:00 – 8:00 pm  VBS in Creston

 

   Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

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

Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy

Eblen; Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick

  

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg

  

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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 June 9,  2019

Creston  68, HC 61                   Mt. Ayr  18, HC 14

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 16,  2019

Organist:  (CR)  Sharon Eklund      MA Greg Storhoff

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

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Jim Hagen

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

Altar Committee for June: (CR) Sharon Eklund and 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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor Rutz is teaching a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location. If you are still interested in attending, please phone Pastor at 641-782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

 

LCMS National Offering  The 67th Regular LCMS National Convention will be held in Tampa, FL on July 20-25, 2019.  Every congregation is invited to participate in a National Offering which will set the tone for the next triennium under the theme “Joy to the World” preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude, and bold action.  Gifts will go directly to the mission of the LCMS to make known the Good News of Jesus Christ, joy incarnate, to the world.

Today,  Sunday, June 16, we will have a special door offering for this National Offering.  Those offerings will be sent with our circuit voting delegate who will be attending the convention in Tampa.   See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information. 

VBS HELP STILL NEEDED!!!!!!

VBS  in Creston will begin NEXT Sunday, June 23 and run through Wed., June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

These helpers are still needed for VBS

Teacher for the preschool aged children so that we can teach them in a younger age group of their own.  We have a teacher for Sun. and Mon. nights but she has to be out of town after that so we need a teacher for Tues. and Wed. nights.   If you can teach those two nights or even aide her on Sun. and Mon. and teach on Tues. and Wed. that would be great.  If you are able to help out, please contact Becky Hagen.  Her phone number is 782-2442.

 

We also need a few more “crew leaders” to guide small groups of children to the different activities.

 

VBS Work Night will be Wednesday,  June 19 at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall in Creston.   We will be setting up stations for the various activities that will be held during VBS.   All are invited to come and help, even if you are not available to help during the days of VBS.

 

MISSIONS

Trip to Mission Central:  In a few short weeks we will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton to tour the Creation Museum/Theatre at 10:45, have a free lunch at noon and then at 1:00 listen to Pastor Stephen Oliver as he tells of his missionary work in Taiwan.   Remember the date is Saturday, July 27!  A sign-up sheet is posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) to let the Mission Board know how many will be going and who can drive, as we will carpool from the church.  A definite number must be given to Gary Thies about 10 days before the event.  Mt. Ayr members may either send a note in the transfer box or email/phone Linda at the church office and she will jot your name on the list and whether you need a ride or not.  If you have any questions you can talk with any Mission Board member. 

 

  JOB OPENING

Trinity Lutheran Preschool is looking for a part time teacher. (Monday-Thursday) with a 4 year teaching degree with early childhood endorsement.  Resume & letter of interest to be sent to:

Trinity Lutheran Church

Attention: Preschool Board

800 N. Sumner Ave.

Creston, IA 50801

 

Or email secretary at:    lhadley@trinitycreston.org

Our Preschool website is: preschool.trinitycreston.org

Deadline for applications is June 28,2019.

 

 

 

 


 


                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                            

                                         

                               

                          

 

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

June 9, 2019 Pentecost Sunday

posted Jun 11, 2019, 9:37 AM by Linda Hadley

For Pentecost Sunday on June 9, 2019

Genesis 11:1-9

Acts 2:1-21

John 14:23-31

23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.

 

25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

 

                   This Week at Trinity

                               

Sun., June 9     Pentecost Sunday—Holy Communion at both locations

                             8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC     

                            5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH  CR  

 

 

Thurs., June 13   7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                             Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                            

 

                                                                                                                             

Sun., June 16     Trinity Sunday—Holy Communion at 

                           both locations

                            8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC   

 

  

Mon., June 17  Bloodmobile in FH (CR) 

                              

                                         

 Prayer List 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen;

Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

 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 June 2,  2019

Creston  53                      Mt. Ayr  22     HC 15

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 9,  2019

Organist:  (CR) Sharon Eklund       MA Greg Storhoff

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

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Jim Hagen

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

Altar Committee for June: (CR) Sharon Eklund and 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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Thank You:  Rachel Circle would like to thank all of the 60-70 people who came to our fish fry and for bringing all the delicious side dishes and desserts!  A special thank you to Pastor, Jim Hagen and Phil Wardenburg for providing the fish and frying it, along with the assistance of their helpers.  God blessed us with a really beautiful evening!  We hope to have many more like this.  The special offering that was gathered amounted to a generous $181.00, so with the other $250.00 already voted on to give Camp Okoboji from our LWML general account for cabin renovation, the total will be $431.00.  Thank you all again.  

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor Rutz started teaching  a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class is on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location. If you missed the first two classes but are still interested in attending, please phone Pastor at 641-782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

LCMS National Offering  The 67th Regular LCMS National Convention will be held in Tampa, FL on July 20-25, 2019.  Every congregation is invited to participate in a National Offering which will set the tone for the next triennium under the theme “Joy to the World” preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude, and bold action.  Gifts will go directly to the mission of the LCMS to make known the Good News of Jesus Christ, joy incarnate, to the world. Next Sunday, June 16, we will have a special door offering for this National Offering.  Those offerings will be sent with our circuit voting delegate who will be attending the convention in Tampa. 

VBS  in Creston will be held Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.   Some flyers are available on the table in the narthex.  Feel free to take one to share with others.


Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

 

MISSIONS

Trip to Mission Central:  In a few short weeks we will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton to tour the Creation Museum/Theatre at 10:45, have a free lunch at noon and then at 1:00 listen to Pastor Stephen Oliver as he tells of his missionary work in Taiwan.   Remember the date is Saturday, July 27!  A sign-up sheet is posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) to let the Mission Board know how many will be going and who can drive, as we will carpool from the church.  A definite number must be given to Gary Thies about 10 days before the event.  Mt. Ayr members may either send a note in the transfer box or email/phone Linda at the church office and she will jot your name on the list and whether you need a ride or not.  If you have any questions you can talk with any Mission Board member. 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                               

                          

 

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

June 2, 2019 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

posted Jun 3, 2019, 8:50 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Seventh Sunday of Easter on June 2, 2019

Acts 1:12-26

Revelation 22:1-20

 

John 17:20-26

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

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

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC and Confirmation for Zoey Larsen (MA)

                               

                                                                                                                   

 Mon., June 3    6:00 pm Congregational Fish Fry in FH  

 (CR)  All are invited to attend.   Bring a side dish to share.                 

                                                                                                                                           

Tues., June 4     6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                                         

Wed., June 5      7:00 pm  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Thurs., June 6   7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                            

                                                                                                                             

Sun., June 9     Pentecost Sunday—Holy Communion at both locations

                             8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC     

                            5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH  CR  

                                         

   Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

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

Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen;

Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; Joy Brown

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & Family (Dominican Republic)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

 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 May 26,  2019

Creston   93     HC 72                     Mt. Ayr  17

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 2,  2019

Organist:  (CR) Julie Lang       MA Greg Storhoff

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

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Jim Hagen

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

Altar Committee for June: (CR) Sharon Eklund and 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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

Altar Flowers:  The flowers on the altar (Creston) were given in thankfulness for God’s blessings to Jack & Mona Quee, in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary.  There were married here at Trinity on May 31, 1959 by Pastor Ginkel.

 

Our 2019 Youth Confirmand:  Zoey Larsen.  May God bless and keep her as she grows in her faith.


Congregational Fish Fry:  We hope all (Creston/Mt Ayr) will be able to attend our fish fry tomorrow night at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall.  Fish, drinks & table service will be furnished; just bring your favorite dish to share!  There will be a short LWML meeting after the meal. A free will offering will be gathered for anyone who would like to give to the renovation of cabins at Camp Okoboji.  Each cabin costs roughly $20,000.00 - $25,000.00 to renovate. Checks should be made payable to LWML with "cabin renovation" in the memo.  See you all tomorrow night!  

From Rachel Circle, hostesses for the evening

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Last Thursday evening, Pastor Rutz started a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class will run no later than 8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location. If you missed the first class but are still interested in attending, please phone Pastor at 641-782-5095 or 712-621-5971.


VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

 LCMS National Offering

The 67th Regular LCMS National Convention will be held in Tampa, FL on July 20-25, 2019.  Every congregation is invited to participate in a National Offering which will set the tone for the next triennium under the theme “Joy to the World” preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude, and bold action.  Gifts will go directly to the mission of the LCMS to make known the Good News of Jesus Christ, joy incarnate, to the world.

On Sunday, June 16, we will have a special door offering for this National Offering.  Those offerings will be sent with our circuit voting delegate who will be attending the convention in Tampa.    

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

 

MISSIONS

Trip to Mission Central:  In a few short weeks we will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton to tour the Creation Museum/Theatre at 10:45, have a free lunch at noon and then at 1:00 listen to Pastor Stephen Oliver as he tells of his missionary work in Taiwan.   Remember the date is Saturday, July 27!  A sign-up sheet will soon be posted on the table in the narthex to let the Mission Board know how many will be going and who can drive, as we will carpool from the church.  A definite number must be given to Gary Thies about 10 days before the event.  So be looking for the sign-up sheet to add your name and if you have any questions you can talk with any Mission Board member. 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                             

                          

 

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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