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July 29, 2018 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 26, 2018, 9:04 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost on July 29,  2018.  

Genesis 9:8-17

Ephesians 3:14-21


Mark 6:45-56

Jesus Walks on the Water

45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.


Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret

53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. 54 And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him 55 and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.



 This Week at Trinity


Sun., July 29  Holy communion 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)


Wed., Aug. 1    6:30 p.m.  Trinity’s 90th Anniversary

                                            Committee Meeting in FH (CR)

                          7:30 p.m.  Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)


Fri., Aug. 3      Iowa District West Early Childhood Educa-

                          tors’ Conference in Des Moines               



 Sun., Aug., 5   8:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service (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; Ed Rotert’s daughter Amanda


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:  We remember the family of Ed Rotert, Jr.  on the passing of his father, Ed Rotert, Sr.   The Roterts are friends of Douglas Gooding.

We also pray for the family of Dave Stuck who died on July 24.  Dave was a brother-in-law of Dan and Jeanette Lutrick.


 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 22

Creston  70    H/C 63

Mt. Ayr  13    H/C 11


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, July 29

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

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


WELCOME:  We welcome Terry and Ann Ross and their sons James and Elliott into membership at Trinity.   Terry and Ann were confirmed last Sunday and Terry and the boys were baptized at Trinity in June.  


Voter’s Meeting:  The quarterly voter’s meeting will be TODAY,  Sunday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. 


A Thank You:  To the families of the children who attended VBS in Creston:  Thank you so much for the toiletries.  We were in need of them.  From Matura Outreach (The thank you card is on the table in the narthex.)

Another thank you was sent from Matura to the members of Trinity to thank all for the donation of food items for the Matura Outreach Pantry.


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!

4th Annual Miniature Golf Outing:  Keep the afternoon of Sunday, September 23 open for a time of fellowship, miniature golf, and food.  The Mt. Ayr members are inviting the Creston members of all ages to join together for some fun beginning at 3:00 p.m.   More details will be shared in August and September.  


Bible Sale:  Concordia Publishing House  is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018.  If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale.  Go to and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount.  You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040.    The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex.    If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.


Higher Things provides daily devotionals which are good for teens and adults.  You may find them by going to and click on the link titled Today’s Reflection.   You can even subscribe to receive the free daily devotionals as emails. 




The LWML is requesting donations for items of the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes. In June, when we met briefly, we voted to keep the bundles as an on going 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 sleeper is the most difficult item to get, probably because it costs more than some of the other items.  If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML and write Baby Bundles in the MEMO.  It can be placed in the large MITE box or given directly to Maggie Dory at any time.  A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.   We sincerely thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.