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July 23, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 24, 2017, 8:22 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 23  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                        1:00  pm     Quarterly Voter’s Meeting in  

                                           FH (CR)     


Mon., July 24  6:15-8:00 pm  VBS at Mt. Ayr


Tues., July 25   6:15-8:00 pm VBS at Mt. Ayr     


Wed., July 26   6:15-8:00 pm  VBS at Mt. Ayr

                          7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism

                                            Class  (CR)                                

Thurs.,  July 27

Fri., July 28

Sat., July 29  


Sun., July 30  8:00 am     Bible Class (CR) led by

                                           Pastor Glenn Meyer

                        9:00  am     Divine Service/Matins(CR)

                                           Guest Pastor Glenn Meyer

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service /Matins(MA) 

                                           Guest Pastor David Ericksen


Prayer List

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; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow;  Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister

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

Condolences:   We remember these families in our prayers.                        

The family of Lt. C. Carl Lutrick, who died recently.

The family of Jackie Rutenbeck (Vicki Sickels’s sister-in-law’s mother-in-law) who died on July 10.

The family of Carroll Sickels (Mike Sickels’ uncle) who died on July 13.

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 July 16


CR   64                                       MA  13    H/C 11




VOTER’S MEETING TODAYThe quarterly voter’s meeting will be held this afternoon, July 23, at 1:00.   It will be held in the fellowship hall (CR).

GUEST PASTORS:  We will have guest pastors the next two Sundays while Pastor Rutz is on vacation.

On July 30 Pastor Glenn Meyer will lead Bible Class and the service in Creston and Pastor David Ericksen will lead the service in Mt. Ayr.  

On August 6, Pastor David Kottlowski will lead services in Creston and in Mt. Ayr.


Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better.  Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront.  Also, beginning on Sunday August 2oth at 8:00am Bible Study, we will be studying their contributions from now through Reformation Sunday.

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 July 16 $7,200.00

For those who have not submitted their complete pledge amount, we would ask that you do this as soon as possible.

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


The members of St. John Lutheran Church (301 N. 13th Street) in Clarinda invite you to join them next Sunday, July 30th, at 9:30 a.m. as Pastor Daryl Tompkins leads his last service prior to retirement. After worship, we invite you to join us in the fellowship hall for a catered lunch and short presentation as we celebrate this special occasion with Pastor & Trudi. We hope you will join us!


3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING:    Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for a time of getting together to play miniature golf and having a cook-out with fellow Trinity members.  This will be at that same location south of Afton, as in previous years.   More information will be coming closer to that date.




THANK YOU to all who journeyed to Mission Central on Saturday, July 15th to attend our special Mission event.  Everyone had to get up really early to make the trip, but also found that it was well worth it!  It was a wonderful experience.   We were reminded that without the ongoing work of all our missionaries, many people in the most remote parts of the world would never hear about our Lord and Savior and His amazing saving grace.   We must continue to pray for these workers and their families to keep them safe and that the Holy Spirit would open the hearts and minds of all hearing their message so they would want to let God's love in.             From the Mission Board.  



Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Mon., Tues., Wed.)

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

Please see the sign-up sheet in Mt. Ayr to see if any help is still needed.

BOOTH AT UNION COUNTY FAIR:  Trinity will have an information booth available during portions of the Union County Fair which runs until July 26.


 THANK YOU:     Thank you so much for donating.  Your service is greatly appreciated.

From:  Matura Food Pantry

(The handwritten thank you is on the table in the narthex.

 Current Needs at the Matura Food Pantry

Summer Needs for the Matura pantry are paper and toiletry items such as toothpaste, bar soap, shampoo, toilet paper, Kleenex, and laundry soap.  Each month we collect items that are donated to the pantry.  There is a collection box found under the table in the narthex.    They can always use non-perishable food items, too.


Serving At Trinity

Sunday July 23

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

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