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August 11, 2019 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 20, 2019, 10:04 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost on August 11,  2019

Genesis 15:1-6  Hebrews 11:1-16       Luke 12:22-34 (35-40) Printed below

22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

35 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”


This Week at Trinity


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


Linda will be out of the office this week.  If you need to

phone the church office, choose Ext. 3 to get Pastor’s

office phone.    In case of an emergency, you may phone

his cell phone.  The number is listed  below.



Thurs., Aug., 15     7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran

                            Teachings/Catechesis class in FH (CR)


Sun., Aug. 18  Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank

                          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., Aug. 19  Bloodmobile 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 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 August 4,  2019

Creston   85                     Mt. Ayr  13      Communed 11


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 11,  2019

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

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. 


Altar Flowers:  The flowers on the altar in Creston are in recognition of Bruce and Beth Herzberg’s 39th wedding anniversary on August 10.  Also in memory of what would have been Bruce’s parents, Lawrence and Jeanne Herzberg’s 65th wedding anniversary and Bruce’s maternal grandparents, Harlan and Vivian Heath’s 90th wedding anniversary.  Bruce and Beth feel very blessed to have been able to share this special day with these special people.


Vacation Time:  If you need to phone the church office this week, dial extension 3 to get Pastor’s office.   Linda will be back in the office on Aug. 20.



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 has been  sent to Mt. Ayr, too, in the transfer box.


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.



We would like to thank everyone for the many kindnesses shown to us since we came to Trinity in October of 2011.   It has been such a pleasure to serve on the many committees and boards for both of us.  Everyone has been so, so wonderful to remember us with special gifts or cards and many prayers.   We truly appreciate all these gestures.  Our new address is 1025 W. Nobes Rd., York, NE 68467 and we would welcome your visits.  We had a wonderful  church family at Trinity, and we ask for blessings on all of you.            From Dave and Maggie Dory  




Thank You:  Trinity LWML received a thank you from Camp Okoboji for the $431.00 that was sent to be used towards the renovation of the Samuel cabin.  A thank you card is on the table in the narthex (Creston) and a copy was also sent in the Mt. Ayr transfer box.

Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Collection:  For a number of years now, the third Sunday of each month has been designated as a day to collect non-perishable food and/or toiletry items for the local Matura food pantry.  If you are able to contribute to this gathering you may bring items and place them in the box in the narthex (Creston).   If the third Sunday is not convenient, you may bring items at any time.  The need for assistance in our community is always there.

 Relay for Life:  Saturday, August 31st is the Relay for Life event in Creston.   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!