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August 18, 2019 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 20, 2019, 10:13 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost on August 18,  2019

Jeremiah 23:16-29

Hebrews 11:17-31 (32-40); 12:1-3

Luke 12:49-53 (54-56)


Not Peace, but Division

49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.”


Interpreting the Time

54 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?




 This Week at Trinity


Sun., Aug. 18   Caring For Your Neighbor—-Bring

                           Items for the 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)


Mon., Aug, 19   Bloodmobile in FH (CR)


Tues., Aug. 20   6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr


Wed., Aug. 21    6:30 pm  All boards meet in FH (CR)

                             7:30 pm  Council Meeting in FH (CR)


Thurs., Aug., 22     7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis class in FH (CR)


Sun., Aug. 25   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; 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)

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 18,  2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) Sharon or Julie

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. 


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.  


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.


Address Changes:  At any time, if you have a change of address or phone number, please let the office know of those changes.  You may write it on your attendance card or you may email the information to us.  Then we can get those changes made to our church membership lists.   


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. 



Relay for Life:  Saturday, August 31st at 4:30 p.m. 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!

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.