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June 30, 2019 The Third Sunday after Pentecost

posted Jul 1, 2019, 10:48 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Third Sunday after Pentecost on June 30,  2019

I Kings 19:9b-21

Galatians 5:1, 13-25

Luke 9:51-62

A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus

51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of the Samaritans, to make preparations for him. 53 But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But he turned and rebuked them. 56 And they went on to another village.


The Cost of Following Jesus

57 As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” 59 To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” 60 And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” 61 Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” 62 Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”




 This Week at Trinity


 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)  

                            8:00 pm-overnight    FH (CR) in use by a 4H group for a lock-in


 Tues., July 2     6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr  


Wed., July 3      7:00 pm  Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)


Thurs., July 4     Independence Day


Sun., July 7        8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)


 July 11-15   Youth, Pastor, and other chaperones will be

          attending the National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis                                       


 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


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 23,  2019

Creston    64    HC 58                    Mt. Ayr  11


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 30,  2019

Organist:  (CR) Sharon Eklund    MA Greg Storhoff

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. 


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 TONIGHT, Sunday, June 30, at 5:00 pm in the FH in Creston.

VBS Thank You    VBS was held in Creston on June 23-26.  The theme for the week was “Miraculous Mission:  Jesus Saves the World.”  Thirty-two children were in attendance. The kids rotated  to six areas during each evening: devotions, Bible Story lesson, music, crafts, snacks, and recreation.   Twenty-two adults and teens  helped with those six areas along with those who worked at the registration table.   Thank you to the members of the board of education for planning VBS and to the many volunteers for all of your help.


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.



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.


July 14th is the last Sunday that members can sign up to go  on a trip to Mission Central to hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak of his missionary work in Taiwan.   After that we have to turn in a number coming, so they know how many to serve.  We will carpool from the church leaving about 8:00 am on Saturday, July 27.  We are to arrive by 10:45 and will start with a tour of the Creation Museum.  Then we have lunch and finally at 1:00 pm listen to Pastor Oliver and Pastor Hanson.  We should get back to Creston around 4:00-5:00 pm.  Please list how many are going and if you can drive.  There is no charge for this trip.  Please ask any Mission Board member if you have questions.