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August 2, 2020 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 30, 2020, 9:27 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost on August 2,  2020

Isaiah 55:1-5

Romans 9:1-5 (6-13)


Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.



                     This Week at Trinity  


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

                           9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am  Divine Service /HC (MA)


Aug. 3-9  Pastor and family will be on vacation August 3-9.    In

case of a need for emergency pastoral care, please contact Pastor

Jay Wheeler of Osceola at 641-414-8252 or one of the elders.


Aug. 6-12  Linda, office assistant, will be out of  the office.



Fri., Aug. 7         8:00 am-4:00 pm  FH (CR) in use by Headstart.


Sun., Aug. 9     Pastor Tompkins, from Clarinda, will be guest 

                          pastor at both Creston and Mt. Ayr locations.

                            9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am  Divine Service  (MA)


         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)



On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and

                  Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)


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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse


Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)


Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Thanksgiving:  Bob & Sharon Eklund’s 55th wedding

anniversary which was on Aug. 1.


 Attendance:  From July 26, 2020

 Creston 42, HC 36             Mt. Ayr 17




 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 2, 2020

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

Ushers in  August:  (CR) Dean Hadley, Byron Bilderback, Kevin Kruse, and Karl Peterson

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte:  (CR)        (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in August:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Guild for August:  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.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.


Attendance Cards: Attendance cards are back in the pew racks.  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance.  Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service. 

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.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.



Altar Flowers:  The flowers on the altar this morning were given by Bob & Sharon Eklund in thanksgiving for their 55th wedding anniversary which was on August 1.


Livestreamed and You Tube Services:   Our services continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.  

Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons  continue to be available on the church website.


Vacation:  Pastor and family will be gone

August 3-9. In case of an emergency and you need pastoral care, please contact Pastor Jay Wheeler of Osceola at 641-414-8252 or one of the elders.


Guest Pastor:  On Sunday, August 9,  Pastor Daryl Tompkins, from Clarinda,  will be our guest pastor.

Vacation:  Linda will be out of the office August 6-12.   



Christian Education Survey:  Please read the insert in today’s bulletin about the Christian

Education Survey that is being emailed out to all members who have email.  If you do not have email or we do not have an email address on file for you, some copies of the survey are available to be picked up from the table in the narthex.  Your input will be helpful as plans are made for classes which will be resuming very soon. 


Ordination Anniversary

 Pastor Larry Troxel, who served Trinity Creston from Oct. 1976-Oct. 1982, will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination in the ministry on August 23.  A card shower will be held for him.  If you would like to send him a card his address is: 180 Waukee Ave., Waukee, IA 50263.  If you have a picture or memory to include those would also be appreciated.