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June 28, 2020 The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

posted Jun 25, 2020, 8:08 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost on June 28, 2020

Jeremiah 28:5-9

Romans 7:1-13


Matthew 10:34-42

Not Peace, but a Sword

34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.



40 “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41 The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person's reward. 42 And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”


                     This Week at Trinity   

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)


Mon., June 29    6:30 pm  Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)


Tues., June 30 1:00 pm  Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)


Wed., July 1   7:00 pm  Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)


Sat., July 4    Independence Day 


Sun., July 5   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)

                          No Preschool Bd. Meeting tonight.   It has been moved to 5:00 pm on Sun., July 12.



         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

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)

Brian Raske (brother-in-law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)


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)


Prayer of Thanksgiving:  60 years of marriage for Mike & Janette Lang



 Attendance:  From June 21

 Creston 49                Mt. Ayr 18, HC 17




 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 28,  2020

Organist: (CR)  Sharon Eklund          (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



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

This is the last lesson for this book.  The class will begin a new study in the fall.


Yarn for Preschool:  Trinity Preschool knows a woman who likes to knit/crochet stocking caps and she donated a lot of them to the preschool.  Her supply of yarn has run out and if any of you happen to have some yarn around home that you don’t plan to use and would like to donate it to the preschool, that would be great!  Any color, amount, etc. is appreciated.  If you have any questions contact Joy Brown at 782-5095 Ext. 2




USED PORTALS OF PRAYER can 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.


Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser The ending date for the Baby Bottle Boomerang has been extended until next 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  speak with Hannah Shady and she will get a bottle for you.