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July 17, 2016 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 15, 2016, 8:32 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity



Sun., July 17      Caring for Your Neighbor Sunday

                           Collection of non-perishable food items

                            for the food bank.

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

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

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


Wed., July 20     6:30 p.m.  Church Council Meeting

                           This is a corrected time from what was

                            printed on the July church calendar.  

                            6:30 is the summer meeting time.


Thurs., July 21   Youth and chaperones return home from

                           attending the National Youth Gathering


Sun., July 24       8:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC  (MA)

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

                           11:00 a.m.  Voter’s Meeting in the  Fellowship Hall (CR)



We pray for the family of Chad Schroeder, who died on July 8.  Chad’s funeral was held at Trinity, Creston on July 14.


We pray for Pastor John Rutz and family as he prayerfully considers the call to be our pastor at Trinity.   May God’s will be done.


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


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Mark Larsen; Kory Nonneman; Pam Wisnieuski;

Neomi Davis; Joe Haines

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)


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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


 Phone Numbers for Emergency Pastoral Care

For emergency pastoral care contact Pastor Rutz, our vacancy pastor.   His contact numbers are:

Cell  712-621-5971  (Try this number first)

Home/St. John’s in Hastings, IA 712-624-8891

St. Paul’s in Oakland, IA  712-482-3028


Email Address for the Office Assistant


Attendance :  July 10 MA 10        CR 62

Attendance cards for all are found in the pew racks.

Life Together


We thank the elders for leading our services today.

Next Sunday the services will be led by Rev. Stephen King.


A call meeting was held on Sunday, July 10.  Pastor John Rutz, our current vacancy pastor, has been extended a call to be our pastor at Trinity.   We pray for Pastor Rutz, his wife, and three children as he prayerfully considers this call.   May God’s will be done in Creston and Mt. Ayr as well as in his current congregations in Oakland and Hastings. 



Correction  to July Calendar:   On Wednesday, July 20 the church council will meet at 6:30.   The 6:30 time is for the summer months.  



Youth Gathering:  On Thursday, July 14, Reagan, Alex, and Joy Brown,  Allison, Lauren and Sara Hadley, Devon and Troy Petersen,  and Logan and James Shady boarded a bus along with some other youth groups from Iowa LCMS churches to head down to New Orleans.   They are attending the LCMS National Youth Gathering titled “In Christ Alone.” They will return home on July 21.   We pray that God will guide them they attend the gathering and will keep them safe as they travel home.




Parsonage:  Help is needed to spruce up the parsonage.  There is a list of what needs done in each room.   Please check off the items that have been completed.   Contact Phil Wardenburg 641-202-1611 to set up a time that works for you.  Everyone is encouraged to find a time that fits your schedule.  Thanks for your help!



Ragbrai:  A group of Lutheran bicyclists  from Iowa will be staying overnight in our fellowship hall on Monday, July 25.  Another group of 5 LCMS members  will be participating in Ragbrai and would like to stay in someone’s home.   If you would like to help out, contact Jim Nelson for more information. 



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 date






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.



Report from the Christian Care Committee:

There were no requests for aid in the month of June.

The current balance in the fund is $474.88 




Vacation Bible School

Due to Ragbrai traveling through town, the dates for VBS in Mt. Ayr have been changed to:

Wednesday, July 27 through Friday, July 29  from

6:15-8:00 p.m.


This year’s theme is “Barnyard Roundup:  Jesus Gathers Us Together.”   Please check the volunteer sign-up  sheet on the table to see if there are areas where you can help.

Serving At Trinity

Sun July 17

       Organist: (MA) Melody Stoner  (CR) Sharon Eklund


Elders on Duty in July:

      (MA) Mark Larsen , Doug Bullock (CR) Dave Dory


Ushers in July:

      (CR) Dave Dory; Mike Lang


Offering Counters in July:  (CR) Cathy Dryden; Phil Wardenburg


Altar Committee for July:  Jean Stoll; Radine Ward; Marti Williams