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July 24, 2016 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 23, 2016, 9:00 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity



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)              


Wed., July 27       6:15-8:00 p.m.  VBS in Mt. Ayr

Thurs., July 28    6:15-8:00 p.m.  VBS in Mt. Ayr

Fri., July 29         6:15-8:00 p.m.  VBS in Mt. Ayr


Sun.,  July 31       8:00 a.m.  Divine Service (MA)

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

      11:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)


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; Neomi Davis; Joe Haines


In hospital:  Ethel Campbell is in Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

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 17     MA  9      CR 51

Attendance cards for all are found in the pew racks.


                                            Life Together

We thank Rev. Stephen King for leading our services today.  Next Sunday the services will be led by elders.



Thank You:  A thank you to the members of Trinity from Martin Herzberg and family  is posted on the bulletin board outside the office


Adult Bible Class will not meet today due to the Voter’s Meeting.


Adult Bible Class will resume on Sunday, July 31.

We will begin a new video series with Dr. Paul L. Maier

         Christianity and the Competition

Dr. Maier compares Christianity and the claims of

other world religions.  He demonstrates how all the

others fall short.

Join us for this exciting and informative series.



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. 



Ragbrai:  A group of Lutheran bicyclists  from Iowa will be staying overnight in the Creston fellowship hall tomorrow night,  Monday, July 25.    Some other groups will be using the parking lots and one small group will be sleeping in the parsonage.    



Dates for August Calendar

If there are any meetings, activities, etc. that need to be added to the August calendar, please let

Linda know by noon on Wednesday, July 27 so that they can be included.     Thank you.



Website Calendar:  We are having troubles with the computer program  that puts the calendars on the website.  If you need to make a reservation to use the fellowship hall please contact Mike Lang.  If you have meetings that need to be added to the regular church calendar please give those dates to Linda in the office.  Until we can get the computer program  repaired do not rely on the website for all dates.   We will do our best to get paper copies of monthly calendars printed with accurate events and times.   Also, be sure to check for updates on the weekly announcement sheets.   If you are a chairman of a committee, your help in announcing dates/times is appreciated


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.    All children are welcome to attend.


This year’s theme is “Barnyard Roundup:  Jesus Gathers Us Together.”  


Serving At Trinity

Sun July 24

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


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