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June 23, 2019 The Second Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 25, 2019, 11:09 AM by Linda Hadley   [ updated Jul 1, 2019, 10:39 AM ]

For The Second Sunday after Pentecost on June 23,  2019

Isaiah 65: 1-9    Galatians 3:23-4:7      Luke 8:23-39 (printed here)


23 and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. 24 And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. 25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 When Jesus had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” 29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.) 30 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. 32 Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. 33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. 35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 36 And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed man had been healed. 37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. 38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.


 This Week at Trinity


 Sun., June 23      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/HC (MA)

                            6:00  8:00 pm  VBS in Creston   


Mon., June 24    6:00-8:00 pm   VBS  (CR)


Tues., June 25    6:00-8:00 pm  VBS   (CR)


Wed., June 26     6:00-8:00 pm  VBS  (CR)


 Thurs., June 27   7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                             Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                            


Sun., June 30     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/HC (MA)

                            5:00 pm  Youth Group Meeting in FH (CR)  



  Prayer List


Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott;

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; Craig Scott


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 16,  2019

Creston   60   HC 55                     Mt. Ayr  13   HC 13


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 23,  2019

Organist:  (CR)  Julie Lang        MA Melody Stoner

Ushers in  June:  (CR)  Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Jim Hagen, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR) Jim Hagen

Finance Team in June: (CR) Kevin Kruse & Dave Dory

Altar Committee for June: (CR) Sharon Eklund and Hannah Shady


 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. 


VBS in Creston will begin TONIGHT,  Sunday, June 23 and run through Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.


Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor Rutz is teaching a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class meets on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location. If you are still interested in attending, please phone Pastor at 641-782-5095 or 712-621-5971.



Trinity Youth will meet next Sunday, June 30, at 5:00 pm in the fellowship hall in Creston.


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.


Trip to Mission Central:  In a few short weeks we will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton to tour the Creation Museum/Theatre at 10:45, have a free lunch at noon and then at 1:00 listen to Pastor Stephen Oliver as he tells of his missionary work in Taiwan.   Remember the date is Saturday, July 27!  A sign-up sheet is posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) to let the Mission Board know how many will be going and who can drive, as we will carpool from the church.  A definite number must be given to Gary Thies about 10 days before the event.  Mt. Ayr members may either send a note in the transfer box or email/phone Linda at the church office and she will jot your name on the list and whether you need a ride or not.  If you have any questions you can talk with any Mission Board member. 


Used Portals of Prayer:   When June ends, your used Portals of Prayer may 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.



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 Friday, June 28, 2019.