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June 24, 2018 The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jun 21, 2018, 9:31 AM by Linda Hadley
Today we are celebrating the 90th Anniversary of this congregation with an outdoor church service (weather permitting)

                 This Week at Trinity

Sun., June 24  No service in Mt. Ayr today.

                       10:00 a.m.  Outdoor Divine Service held in Creston as part of Trinity’s 90th Anniversary

                        Potluck/Picnic after the service. 


June 24-26  (Beginning in late afternoon)  Pastor our lay delegate, Mike Lang, will be attending the IDW Convention  at Camp Okoboji.


Tues., June 26  9:00-4:00 FH (CR) in use by 4H Day Camp

Deadline for giving any items to Maggie or Joy for the ingathering at the IDW LWML Convention, as they will head up up to Okoboji on the 27th.  Refer to the note on the back of this sheet for more info.


Thurs., June 28-30  Iowa District West LWML Convention at

    Camp Okoboji   Maggie Dory and Joy Brown will be attending this convention.

                      7:00 p.m.  Adult Catechism Class (CR)


Sun., July 1   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; 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; 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

Prayer of Thanksgiving:  Birth of Simeon Shady, son of James and Hannah Shady.  He was born on June 8.  


 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 June 10  CR 74, 66 HC    Mt. Ayr 24

Attendance from June 17  CR 75    Mt. Ayr  15, 14 HC


   Serving At Trinity

Sunday, June 24

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

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

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Eric Eklund

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

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




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.


After today’s service, everyone is invited to stay and join together for a potluck dinner as part of Trinity’s 90th Anniversary celebration.   Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 18, when we will have a final special anniversary service followed by a catered meal.  More details will be shared closer to that time.


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 641-344-6765.


Vacation Bible School

       2018 VBS

Creston  July 8-11  6:15pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr July 29-31 6:15pm-8:15pm




If anyone is interested in giving any Ingathering items to the 2018 LWML IDW Convention please have to Joy Brown or Maggie Dory before they go to the Convention on June 27th.   Ingathering items are:  New washcloths; Men's deodorant-travel size; Toothpaste-travel size; $5.00 McDonald's gift cards for Veterans.  Becky Hagen is accepting money from anyone who would like to give towards the purchase of the $5.00 gift cards.

The LWML is also 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.   


Thank you all for your continued generous donations that help to make a difference in the lives of hurting, helpless and unbelieving people at home and throughout the world. 


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.








To God be the Glory!!!!