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July 9, 2017 The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 10, 2017, 8:10 AM by Linda Hadley   [ updated Jul 10, 2017, 8:10 AM ]

          This Week at Trinity


Sun., July 9    8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                       6:00 pm     Preschool Board Meeting                            


Mon., July 10


Tues., July 11 Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr



Wed., July 12   6:00 pm    Elders Meeting (change in week for this month)

                           6:00 pm  All boards meet

                           7:00 pm  Adult Inquiry/Catechism Class  (CR)


Thurs.,  July 13  9:00 am-1:00 pm  4H Day Camp in fellowship hall (CR) 


Fri., July 14 


Sat., July 15  7:00 a.m.   Meet in the parking lot at Trinity, Creston to carpool

                                       to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA


Sun., July 16    8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                        9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                      10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                      10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 


                                                Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; 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; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Bob Eklund; Jay Bochart


Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck


Military:  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)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card.   They are found in the pew racks.   Hand 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 2

 CR   78                              MA  16      H/C 15


We rejoice and give thanks for Collins Elyse Brown, infant daughter of Nathan and Kayla Brown, who was claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism the afternoon of July 2., 2017.  Pastor Rutz baptized her at Trinity, Creston.   Collins’ sponsors were Makenna Brown and Bailey Portwood. 


THANK YOU:  Thank you for all the prayers, cards, and other expressions of kindness that have been shown to me since having shoulder surgery.  I am recovering at home now.  From Pat Barkalow

OUTDOOR CROSSES:  This project has been completed and all bills are paid.

Total cost $8,132.03

Total pledges $8,150.00

Pledges received thru July 2  $7,200.00

For those who have not submitted their complete pledge amount, we would ask that you do this as soon as possible.

All praise and glory be given to our Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for blessing the members of our congregation so this project could be completed.

     From Jim Nelson, congregation president




All who have signed up to go to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on July 15 should meet in Creston’s church parking lot by 7:00 a.m. that day to carpool.  If you have any questions please contact one of the board members.

From the Mission Board:  Sue Larsen, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz and Maggie Dory




CHRISTIAN CARE FUND:  The current balance in the account is $1,285.88.  



AYR DAYS: Trinity will have a booth at Ayr Days in Mt. Ayr on Saturday, July 22 from about 10:00-2:00.  


VBS DATES for Mt. Ayr  

Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Mon., Tues., Wed.)

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

Please see the sign-up sheet in Mt. Ayr to see where you may be of help. 


BOOTH AT UNION COUNTY FAIR:  Trinity will have a booth/information available during the Union County Fair which runs July 20-26.


The members of St. John Lutheran Church (301 N. 13th Street) in Clarinda invite you to join them Sunday, July 30th, at 9:30 a.m. as Pastor Daryl Tompkins leads his last service prior to retirement. After worship, we invite you to join us in the fellowship hall for a catered lunch and short presentation as we celebrate this special occasion with Pastor & Trudi. We hope you will join us!


INFORMATION UPDATES:   If any of your phone numbers, email addresses, home addresses, etc. have changed since the last picture directory was printed in 2014 please jot down the new information on the attendance card with a note saying it’s new.  Or, you can email or jot down the information and get it to us in the office.   Then we will update the information in the church records.   Thank you.  




MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex.   The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry.  But, you may bring items any Sunday.   There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time.   Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County!    A note thanking us for recent donations to the Matura Food Pantry is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.


USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair.

The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your used Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes.

These will be used to share the Gospel.


Serving At Trinity


Sun July 9

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



Ushers in July:  (CR)  Mike Lang, Phil Wardenbutg, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown


Elders on Duty in July:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Chuck Bowman



Finance Team in July: (CR)  Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen



Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward, Marti Williams