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August 9, 2020 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 5, 2020, 9:21 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost on August 9,  2020

Job 38:4-18

Romans 10:5-17


Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus Walks on the Water

22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”


28 And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29 He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”


                     This Week at Trinity  


Sun., Aug. 9                  No Bible Class this morning

                            9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                                            Pastor Tompkins, guest pastor

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

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                                           Pastor Tompkins, guest pastor


 Mon., Aug. 10  8:00-4:00  FH in use by Headstart


    Office assistant will be out of the office Aug. 10-12


Tues., Aug. 11  8:00-4:00  FH in use by Headstart



Sun., Aug. 16    Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank Gathering

                  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)


Mon., Aug. 17  Bloodmobile in FH (CR) all day



         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)


 Attendance:  From August 2, 2020

 Creston   53             Mt. Ayr 14, HC 14

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, August 9, 2020

Organist: (CR)   Sharon Eklund     (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.


Thank You to Pastor Daryl Tompkins for sharing God’s Word with us this morning.

Pastor Rutz will be back in the office this week.   


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.

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.

Vacations:  Pastor will be back tomorrow. 

Linda will be back in the office on Thursday.

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

August Board and Council Meetings:  Boards will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19 and the council will meet afterwards at 7:00 p.m.   Please note these time changes for August.  


OWLS:  If you are an "Older Wiser Laughing Soul" come join the OWLS @ McKinley Park on Wednesday August 26th, 1 PM. near the shelter house by the Bear statue.  Bring a lawnchair and snack if desired.

This is just for visiting and deciding future plans.    Everyone is welcome!    

(Meet in FH if raining)


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.