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July 22, 2018 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 23, 2018, 8:49 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost on July 22,  2018.  

Jeremiah 23:1-6

Ephesians 2:11-22


Mark 6:30-44

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35 And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36 Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38 And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. 42 And they all ate and were satisfied. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.



 This Week at Trinity



Sun., July 22  8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                       9:00 a.m.    Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 a.m.     Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                    10:45 a.m.     Divine Service  (MA)


Running through July 25     Union County Fair—Trinity will have a table in the commercial building with materials available about the church. The mission board is in charge of this.


 Sun., July 29  Holy communion will be in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                        8:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                      10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC  (MA)


 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook;  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; Libbie Wilkenson;  Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck


Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok


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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan


Condolences: In our prayers, we remember the family of Mike Woodring (Julie Lang’s cousin) who died on July 18, after a long illness. He lived in Colorado.


 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   You may hand it 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 15

Creston  63

Mt. Ayr  20       H/C 18



Serving At Trinity

Sunday, July 22

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

Ushers in July:  (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Mike Lang

Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Phil Wardenburg

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

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






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.



VBS Local Mission Project: Children brought paper and hygiene products to fill a Kayak that we had displayed for our water themed VBS Splash Canyon: God’s Promise on Life’s Wild Ride. The products will go to the MATURA Food Pantry which is now only open three days a week. The O’Riley Center also has a food pantry that is open on Sundays.



Due to lack of enrollment and available help and after discussion with those at Mount Ayr, it has been decided to cancel VBS at Mount Ayr for this year.  We will revisit the possibility of VBS next summer. We are looking forward to continuing to build on the mission of Confirmation, Sunday School, Bible Class and Divine Service that will continue in Mount Ayr!




VOTER’S MEETING:  The next quarterly voter’s meeting will be NEXT  Sunday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. 







As you are all aware, we have had a very wet summer across north and central Iowa.  In the last month heavy downfalls of rain caused flooding in the Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines area.  A variety of individuals and churches have been impacted by flood waters.  Iowa District West congregations have always been great at responding to the need when asked for disaster relief funds and now we have needs in our own district.  Now is the time for these individuals and churches to begin rebuilding and replacing their losses.


We are aware of some of the needs from individuals and congregations but we may not be aware of all. If your church, or individuals from your church or community need assistance please let me know. 


If you or your church wish to make a donation (unused funds will support future disasters), please make checks payable to IDW-Iowa Flooding and send to:

Iowa District West

409 Kenyon Rd Suite B

Fort Dodge, IA 50501


Questions? Contact Ellie Menz at 515-370-1159 or






The large LWML Mite box will be found at the back of the church during the whole month of July.  Please refer to the bulletin insert for a list of the 2018-2020 new mission grants.  The delegates to the recent LWML Convention voted from a list of 21 suggested proposals to be considered. These eleven proposals received the most votes. 


The LWML is still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   

Union County Fair: The Union County Fair has started and runs until July 25.  Trinity has a table space in the air conditioned commercial building.   Information about Trinity will be available to people attending the fair.