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June 21, 2020 The Third Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 18, 2020, 10:23 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Third Sunday after Pentecost on June 21, 2020

Jeremiah 20:7-13       Romans 6:12-23

Matthew 10:5a, 21-33

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

5 These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans,

21 Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22 and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.

Have No Fear

26 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. 28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32 So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33 but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.


                    This Week at Trinity  


 Sun., June 21  Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Gathering

                  Father’s Day

                  8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service  (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)


Mon., June 22     6:30 pm  Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)


Tues., June 23  1:00 pm  Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)


Sat., June 27   5:30 pm  Fish Fry in FH (CR)    

                       All are invited to attend.



Sun., June 28   8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                          11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)



         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

Ron Foglesong (brother of Dennis Foglesong)


On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and

                  Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse


Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)


Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


 Attendance:  From June 14

Creston 47, HC 40               Mt. Ayr 18




 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 21,  2020

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

Ushers in  June:  (CR) Mike Lang, Jim Hagen, Bruce Herzberg, Logan/James Shady

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Jim Hagen

Acolyte:  (CR)        (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in June:  Dennis Brown & Joyce Kruse

Altar Guild for June:  Sharon Eklund & 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.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.


Attendance Cards: The elder of the month or an usher will record attendance for you today.


Livestreamed and You Tube Services:   Our services will continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.  

Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons will continue to be available on the church website.

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.



Lifelight Bible Study

Mon., June 22 at 6:30 and Tues., June 23 at 1:00 for Lesson #8.

Mon., June 29 at 6:30 pm and Tues., June 30 at 1:00 for Lesson #9.

Annual Fish Fry:   This year, the annual fish fry will be held this coming Saturday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity Creston.   All are invited to attend.   Plans are being made to show a movie as well.  The committee needs an approximate head count for food preparation.   There is a sign up sheet at both the Creston and Mt. Ayr locations.  


Thank You:  A heartfelt thank you to everyone who came and helped celebrate Logan’s graduation on Saturday, June 13.  Also, thank you to everyone who sent cards, gifts, and prayers for him.  We are so thankful for our church family.        From the Shady family 




Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser The ending date for the Baby Bottle Boomerang has been extended until Sunday, July 5.  There’s a basket next to the offering plate, in the back of the church, where the bottles may be placed.  If you did not receive a bottle and would like to participate in this project, please  contact Hannah Shady and she will bring more to the church.