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August , 2016 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 4, 2016, 10:13 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity



Sun., Aug. 7          8:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

                            9:45 a.m.  Divine Service (CR)

                            11:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)


Wed., Aug. 10      6:30 p.m.  Board of Education     

                             6:30 p.m.  Board of Missions

                             6:30 p.m.  Board of Stewardship

                             6:30 p.m.  Board of Trustees

                             6:30 p.m.  Board of Youth


Sun., Aug. 14      Services led by Rev. Lyle Hansen

                             8:00 a.m. Divine Service/HC (MA)

                             9:45 a.m. Divine Service/HC (CR)

                             11:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

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


A prayer of thankfulness upon Pastor’s Rutz’s acceptance to be the pastor at Trinity, Creston and Mt. Ayr.   We pray for Pastor, his family, the member of Trinity, and the members of the congregations in Hastings and Oakland during this period of transition.  


Condolences:   We pray for the family of Ted Bader who recently died.  Ted was Pastor Watt’s uncle.


Cancer: Al Davis; Becky Nook; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Ethel Campbell; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith;  Maryann Kenyon; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Susie Seals; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Ross Craft;  Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh; Gary Veitz; Judy Woods


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Mark Larsen; Kory Nonneman;  Neomi Davis; Joe Haines; May Carlisles

Military: Aaron Hoogland; Nathan Nonneman


Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Sheree Zuniga, Bertha Jensen,  Donna Dittman; Frieda Porter

Attendance :  July 31 MA  not available;     CR 64

Attendance cards for all are found in the pew racks.

Life Together


We thank  the elders for leading our services this morning.  Next Sunday the services with holy communion will be led by Rev. Lyle Hansen.



Pastor Rutz has accepted the call to be pastor at Trinity in Creston and Mt. Ayr.   His last Sunday in  Hastings and Oakland will be on August 28.   We pray for Pastor Rutz, his wife Julie and their family as they prepare for the move to Creston.   They have two sons.  Jeremy will be an 8th grader and Jacob will be a freshman.   Their daughter, Molly, will be beginning her first year of college at Midland in Fremont, NE.   We keep them all in our prayers as they prepare for these changes.    We also keep the members of Trinity and the members of the congregations in Hastings and Oakland in our prayers during this time of transition.   The date and time for an installation service will be announced once plans are finalized.  



The amended minutes for the July 10 voter’s call meeting are posted on the bulletin board outside the pastor’s office.   If you need a printed copy contact Linda in the office. 



A thank you from the youth:

Thank you for supporting us during the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans.  All ten of us volunteered four hours each of our time and helped with a servant event project at a Lutheran church, great service outreach in the community.  This project consisted of clearing, trimming, cutting and shredding tree debris.  We raked up, piled, and hauled away cut grass to their mulch pile and pulled a lot of weeds.  We brought wheel barrows of dirt to help build quite a few raised garden beds.   We measured and calculated what supplies they would need to purchase in order to build a fence the next day.   We did a lot of work with no complaining and were profusely sweating!  During the other days we went to the convention center.  They provided us with interest breakout sessions and we continually learned about how we need to always stay true to our faith in our sinful world.   Evenings were held at the dome with praying, Biblical skills, singing, and renewing or making friend.  On Wednesday, our final day, we had a complete Lutheran church service including communion.  Thanks again for you continued support of the Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Group.  It is definitely appreciated!   God’s blessings!



There will be a short LWML meeting immediately after the service on Sunday, August 21, in the sanctuary.   The LWML Sunday, which is October 2 needs some finalizing, so hopefully all can stay for any input.   Remember, ALL Trinity women of Creston and Mt. Ayr are included in this.



YOU ARE INVITED to participate in a 60-90 minute AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Training on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 pm given by Greater Regional Emergency Personnel.  The AED training will be held in the Fellowship Hall.   Trinity Preschool has been awarded an AED device that would be available to everyone in a time of need.  Thie AED is similar to many of the AEDs in town and the training is highly recommended for EVERYONE to receive.   We hope to see you there!



Mark  Sunday, September 25 on your calendar for an afternoon of miniature golf.  The Mt. Ayr members invite the Creston members to join them at 3:00 for fun and fellowship.  It will be located at 2572 210th St., Afton.  More details will be shared closer to that dat 




Baby Bundles,  is an ongoing mission project of the LWML, which helps out the Life Care Clinic.  It is in need of donations of newborn sizes of receiving blankets, onesies, sleeper, diapers, booties/socks and caps.  There will be a basket in the narthex for the collection of these items.  Thank you all again for your continued support of the Baby Bundles and the Life Care Clinic.   If you have questions contact Maggie Dory.



Many thanks to all who volunteered with VBS

Both in Creston and Mt. Ayr.  Those of you who traveled to Mt. Ayr each night, that was really appreciated!   We had around 20 kids in Creston and about 14 in Mt. Ayr.   We’re already thinking about next year so keep in mind that there is something that you can do.

From the Board of Education

Serving At Trinity

Sun August 7

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


Elders on Duty in August:

      (MA) Mark Larsen , Doug Bullock (CR) Mike Lang


Ushers in August:

      (CR) Jim Hagen, Jay Bochart, Randy Ehm, Troy Petersen


Offering Counters in August:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Charlie Bowman


Altar Committee for August:  Becky Hagen