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July 7, 2019 The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 8, 2019, 10:34 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost on July 7,  2019

Isaiah 66:10-14    Galatians 6:1-10, 14-18     Luke 10:1-20 (printed below)

1After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. 3 Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. 9 Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, 11 ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ 12 I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town. 13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 15 And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades.

16 “The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”



 This Week at Trinity


Sun., July 7          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)


Mon., July 8       7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis Class in FH (CR)


Wed., July 10    8:30 am-3:00 pm  FH (CR) in use by 4H Day Camp


July 11-15   Pastor, youth, and chaperones will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis                                      


Sun., July 14        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)


Prayer List 

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; Kathy Eblen;

Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg; Dan Lutrick


Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; 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)

Student Ministry at SWCC


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


 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 June 30,  2019

Creston   77   HC 70                     Mt. Ayr  10    HC 10


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, July 7,  2019

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

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. 


National Youth Gathering:  This week Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Lauren Hadley, Jacob Rutz, Jeremy Rutz, and Logan Shady will be attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.  Pastor Rutz, Jen Foglesong, and Tammy Burgmaier will be their chaperones.  We pray that God will grant them a safe trip and that they will grow in their faith as they hear God’s Word along with many other youth and chaperones from all over the United States. 


In case of an emergency and you are in need of pastoral care while Pastor is with the youth at the National Youth Gathering, contact Pastor Keith Schweitzer (pastor at Immanuel Lutheran in Greenfield).  Pastor Schweitzer’s cell phone number is 641-745-5143. Immanuel’s  phone number is 641-743-2116.

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.


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.









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.

Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There is a big demand for these. Thank you.


Next Sunday, July 14,  is the last Sunday that members can sign up to go on a trip to Mission Central to hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak of his missionary work in Taiwan.   After that we have to turn in a number coming, so they know how many to serve.  We will carpool from the church leaving about 8:00 am on Saturday, July 27.  We are to arrive by 10:45 and will start with a tour of the Creation Museum.  Then we have lunch and finally at 1:00 pm listen to Pastor Oliver and Pastor Hanson.  We should get back to Creston around 4:00-5:00 pm.  Please list how many are going and if you can drive.  There is no charge for this trip.  Please ask any Mission Board member if you have questions.