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July 21, 2019 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 23, 2019, 8:29 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost on July 21,  2019

Genesis 18: 1-14

Colossians 1:21-29

Luke 10:38-42

 Martha and Mary

38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”


                    This Week at Trinity



  Sun., July 21   Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Day

                            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)

 After 11:00 service Parish Planning Committee Mtg. (in MA)



Union County Fair continues through Wed., July 24   Trinity has a table display in the food stand building.                               



 Thurs., July 25    7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                     



Sat., July 27         8:00 a.m.   Those who are carpooling to

                           Mission Central in Mapleton, IA should meet

                           in the church parking lot (CR) ready

                           to leave at 7:00 a.m. 


Sun., July 28    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)

                            1:00 pm  Quarterly Voters’ Mtg. in FH (CR)


 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 Erickson; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg


 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 14,  2019

Creston   75, Communed 55          Mt. Ayr  15


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, July 21,  2019

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

Ushers in  July:  (CR)  Phil Wardenburg, Ed Booth, Dean Hadley, Mike Lang


Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff    (CR)Phil Wardenburg


Finance Team in July: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee


Altar Committee for July: (CR)  Marti Williams & Radine Ward


                                        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. 


Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

Parish Planning Committee will be meeting today in Mt. Ayr after the 11:00 service.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be next Sunday, July 28, at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.




The large LWML Mite Box will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of July.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone for your support to our organization.

Trip to Mission Central:  Those who are planning to carpool for the trip to Mission Central on Saturday, July 27 should meet in the church parking lot ready to leave at 7:00 a.m.  


The LWML is requesting donations for items of the LIFE CARE CLINIC BABY BUNDLES, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes.  In June, at the fish fry meeting, we met briefly and decided to keep the bundles as an on going mission project for the Lutheran Women in Missions.  In order to do this, we need all of the following items: (1) diapers (2) sock/booties (3) long sleeved sleeper (4) burp bib (5) onesies (6) cap (7) receiving blankets.  The long sleeved sleepers seem to be the most difficult item to get.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML with BABY BUNDLES written in the memo and placed in the large MITE box at the back of the church or given to Maggie.  A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  There is a receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex where these items can be placed.  Deb Melzer is so graciously taking over this project, so if you have any ideas or thoughts you'd like to share, please contact her.  The LWML sincerely thanks her for volunteering to keep this very important mission project on going.  We also thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.     


Trinity has a display in the air conditioned food building at the Union County Fair  now through Wednesday, July 24th.


Mission Prayer:  Lord, lay some soul upon my heart and love the soul through me, and help me humbly do my part to lead that soul to Thee.      Amen.    




Trinity Lutheran Preschool is looking for a part time teacher. (Monday-Thursday) with a 4 year teaching degree with early childhood endorsement.  Resume & letter of interest to be sent to:

Trinity Lutheran Church

Attention: Preschool Board

800 N. Sumner Ave.

Creston, IA 50801


Or email secretary at:

Our Preschool website is:

Deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.