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July 2, 2017 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 29, 2017, 9:27 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


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

                      9:00 am      Divine Service (CR)

                      Sunday School will resume in September

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45 am      Divine Service/HC (MA) 



Mon., July 3


Tues., July 4    Independence Day—-Office Closed



Wed., July 5    Elders Meeting (Moved to July 12)

                       7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism

                                       Class  (CR)


Thurs.,  July 6


Fri., July 7  Fellowship Hall in use 7:00 am-6:00 pm

                     by 4H Day Camp  (CR)


Sat., July 8


Sun., July 9  8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                     Sunday School will resume in September

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                       6:00 pm     Preschool Board Meeting                            



Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Bob Eklund; Pat Barkalow


Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck


Military:  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)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand 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 June 25

 CR  68      Holy Communion 59                               MA  9





THANK YOU;  The family of Jeanne Herzberg wants to express their appreciation for all your prayers, kind words, cards, food, and memorials.  We were blessed by Jeanne’s life and her strong faith and witness to her Savior.  We are also blessed to be a part of the loving and caring Trinity family.

From Lawrence, Sandi, Merri Beth, Bruce, Vivian and the rest of the family

OUTDOOR CROSSES:  This project has been completed and all bills are paid.

Total cost $8,132.03

Total pledges $8,150.00

Pledges received thru June 25   $7,200.00

For those who have not submitted their complete pledge amount, we would ask that you do this by July 9, if you are able to do so.

All praise and glory be given to our Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for blessing the members of our congregation so this project could be completed.

     From Jim Nelson, congregation president


A THANK YOU:  Thanks so much to everyone who helped with VBS in Creston this past week!  Thank you for helping us share God’s Word with the children and their families.   We had a great group of kids, awesome decorations, as well as fun snacks, crafts and games!  It takes a lot of people to make VBS happen and we really appreciate all of you that helped in any way!   


Mt. Ayr: July 24-26

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

Please see the sign-up sheet in Mt. Ayr to see where you may be of help. 


INFORMATION UPDATES:   If any of your phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, etc. have changed since the last picture directory was printed in 2014 please jot down the new information on the attendance card with a note saying it’s new.  Or, you can email or jot down the information and get it to us in the office.   Then we will update the information in the church records.   Thank you.  





The date of Saturday, July 15 will be here before we know it!   This is the day when the Mission Board and other members of Trinity will be traveling to Mapleton, IA to visit Mission Central and hear Pastor Stephen Oliver talk about his work in Taiwan.  We will be meeting in Creston’s church parking lot by 7:00 a.m.  We are to be in Mapleton by 10:30 to get a tour of the grounds.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm and then Pastor Oliver will speak at 1:00.  There is still time to sign up to go or you may talk to one of the Mission Board members if you have questions.  If you wish to go, but will go on your own, this if fine, too, but we have to get a definite head count by this Friday, July 7th to let them know how many people will be coming for lunch.

From the Mission Board:  Sue Larsen, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz and Maggie Dory



USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair.

The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your used Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes.

These will be used to share the gospel.



CHRISTIAN CARE FUND:  The current balance in the account is $1,285.88.  




MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!  


 Serving At Trinity


Sun July 2

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


Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown


Elders on Duty in July:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman


Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen


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