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July 3, 2016 The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

posted Jul 5, 2016, 8:35 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


Sun, July 3      Guest minister Dr. Stephen Oliver

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

                        11:00 a.m.  Bible Class led by Rev. Oli-

                          ver telling of his mission work in


                       12:00 Picnic/potluck dinner

                                    Hotdogs, hamburger, and ice

                                    cream will be provided.   Bring a

                                    side dish and/or dessert to share.


Mon, July 4     Independence Day

                         Office closed.


Tues., July 5     6:15-8:00 pm   VBS (CR)  

Wed., July 6     6:15-8:00 pm   VBS (CR)  

Thurs., July 7   6:15-8:00 pm   VBS (CR)

Fri., July 8        6:15-8:00 pm   VBS (CR)


Sat., July 9        Beginning of the 66th Regular Convention of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod


Sun., July 10     8:00 a.m. Divine Service (MA)

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

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

                           2:00 p.m. Call Meeting to call a pastor.

                                          Meet in Fellowship Hall (CR)

                              6:00 p.m.   Preschool Board Meeting



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 (father-in-law of Rev. Oliver)


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Mark Larsen; Kory Nonneman; Pam Wisnieuski;

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, Velma Lorenz, Donna Dittman (mother of Dianne Conn;  Donna recently moved to the Mt. Ayr Health Center.)

Frieda Porter (Frieda recently moved to a nursing home in Greenfield and has transferred her membership to Immanuel, Greenfield.)

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

Noon on Wednesdays is the deadline for getting announcements printed in the weekly announcement sheets.   This allows time for delivery to Mt. Ayr.         


 Attendance :  June 26    MA 9        CR  76

Attendance cards for all are found in the pew racks.

Life Together

We thank Dr. Stephen Oliver for leading our service this morning.  A free-will offering will be collected in the back of the church as you leave this morning to help further his ministry.


Next Sunday the services will be led by elders.



Adult Bible Class will continue today in the Fellowship Hall.   Dr. Oliver will share more with us about his mission work in Taiwan. 

After Bible Class there will be a potluck “picnic” in the fellowship hall.    Hotdogs, hamburgers, and ice cream will be provided.   Other salads/desserts that you have brought will be shared.     All are invited to stay for lunch.


CALL MEETING:    Next Sunday, at 2:00 pm there will be a call meeting to call a new pastor.   We will meet in the fellowship hall.  


Parsonage:  Help is needed to spruce up the parsonage.  There is a list of what needs done in each room.   Please check off the items that have been completed.   Contact Phil Wardenburg 641-202-1611 to set up a time that works for you.  Everyone is encouraged to find a time that fits your schedule.  Thanks for your help!


RAGBRAI will be in Creston on Monday, July 25.  Creston needs volunteers to help with information, campgrounds, beverage garden and many other areas.  If you have even an hour to share in helping your community on July 24, 25, or 26 please call one of the volunteer committee members to sign up:  Annette Rice at 340-2996, Gary Bucklin at 202-2163 or Warren Woods at 202-2285.

     Training/orientation sessions for volunteers will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30.p.m. and on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.  Volunteers need only attend one session to learn about this fun opportunity.   Thanks in advance for your support and assistance.


A group of Lutheran bicyclists  from Iowa will be staying overnight in our fellowship hall on Monday, July 25. 

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.






VBS Dates for 2016   

Creston July 5-8 6:15-8:00 pm

Mt. Ayr July 25-27 6:15-8:00 pm

This year’s theme is “Barnyard Roundup:  Jesus Gathers Us Together.”   Please check the volunteer sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex to see if there are still some jobs open where you might be able to help.