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July 28 2019 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 29, 2019, 10:15 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost on July 28,  2019

Genesis 18:17-33

Colossians 2:6-19


Luke 11:1-13

The Lord's Prayer

1 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say:

“Father, hallowed be your name.

Your kingdom come.

3 Give us each day our daily bread,

4 and forgive us our sins,

    for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.

And lead us not into temptation.”

5 And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs. 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”



 This Week at Trinity                          

  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)



Thurs., Aug. 1   7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                              Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                     


Sun., Aug. 4     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)






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 Ericksen; 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 21,  2019

Creston    71                    Mt. Ayr  16    Communed 13



 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, July 28,  2019

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

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

Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels,  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.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be TODAY, Sunday, July 28, at 1:00 in the fellowship hall (Creston).  


5th Annual Mini Golf Outing:  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 29, at 3:00 when the 5th annual mini golf outing will be held for the whole congregation.  The address is  2572 210th Street, Afton, IA.   More information and details will be shared in the coming weeks.



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.


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.     


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.