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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. 



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!