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July 31, 2016 The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Aug 1, 2016, 7:00 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


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

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

                               11:00 a.m.  Bible Class (CR)                        

Wed., Aug 3      6:30 p.m.  Board of Elders


Sun., Aug. 7        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.


Condolences:   We pray for the family of Velma Lorenz, who died on July 25.   Her funeral was held Friday at the Watson Armstrong Funeral Home in Mt. Ayr and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mt. Ayr.


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;  Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller; Haiting Hsieh; Gary Veitz; Judy Woods


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Mark Larsen; Kory Nonneman;  Neomi Davis; Joe Haines

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,  Donna Dittman; Frieda Porter

Attendance :  July 24  MA 12,  H/C 11; CR 78, H/C 70

Life Together


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



Adult Bible Class will resume today at 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall.  We will begin a new video series with Dr. Paul L. Maier titled “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. 



From an email received on July 25:

Dear Friends in Christ,

This morning I received word that Dr. Ralph Bohlmann, president emeritus of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and former pastor at Mount Olive, Des Moines, fell asleep in the arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 24.  Please keep his family in your prayers. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced as soon as they are available.

 “For all the saints who from their labors rest, who Thee by faith before the world confessed, Thy name O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia! Alleluia!”

 Rev. Dr. Steven TurnerPresident, Iowa District West

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.



YOU ARE INVITED to participate in a 60-90 minute AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Trining on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:30 pm given by Greater Regional Emergency Personnel.  The AED training will be held in the Fellowship Hall.   Trinity Preschool has been awarded an AED device that would be available to everyone in a time of need.  Thie AED is similar to many of the AEDs in town and the training is highly recommended for EVERYONE to receive.   We hope to see you there!




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.