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July 8, 2018 The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 9, 2018, 8:01 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost on July 8,  2018.  

Ezekiel 17:22-24

2 Corinthians 12:1-10


Mark 6:1-13

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

6 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief.

And he went about among the villages teaching.

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.




 This Week at Trinity


Sun., July 8   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 (MA)

                      6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting (CR)

             6:15-8:15 p.m.   VBS in Creston


 Mon., July 9  6:15-8:15 p.m.  VBS in Creston


Tues., July 10 6:15-8:15 p.m.  VBS in Creston 


 Wed., July 11 6:15-8:15 p.m.  VBS in Creston


Sun., July 15  Caring For Your Neighbor—Food Bank Day

                       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; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

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



 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 1

Creston 74

Mt. Ayr 21,   H/C 15


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, July 8

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

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

Elders 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.


Thank You:  I would like to thank everyone who remembered me for my "surprise" 70th birthday on June 24th.  Your kind words of wishes, cards. gifts and just being there were so overwhelming to me.   I have been truly blessed with all of you-my church family. 

    Thank you all again.   Maggie Dory

Job Opening:  Trinity, Creston, has a job opening for janitor.  The position is part-time at approximately 4 hours/week.     If interested, or for more information about the position,  contact

Jim Hagen at





Vacation Bible School

2018 VBS


   July 8-11    6:15pm-8:15pm


Mt. Ayr : July 29-31  6:15pm-8:15pm


There is a helper sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.  Please take a look to see if there are still areas where you can he



 LWML Convention Report:  Some information from the 38th Biennial LWML Convention at Lake Okoboji which was held June 28-30 is that  over 350 ladies attended from Iowa West District.  The convention theme was "On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand, based on Matthew 7:24.  There were 210 voting delegates who approved the mission funding goal of $210,000.00.  In the next few weeks amounts for various items will be shared, as well as the new Mission Grants. From Maggie Dory, delegate to the convention.


The large LWML Mite box will be found at the back of the church during the whole month of

July.  Mite offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.


The LWML is still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear.   (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets.    A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle.  These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.   

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