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June 3, 2018 The Second Sunday after Pentecost

posted May 31, 2018, 8:55 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Second Sunday after Pentecost on June 3,  2018.  

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

2 Corinthians 4:5-12

Mark 2:23-28 (3:1-6)

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

23 One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

A Man with a Withered Hand

1Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2 And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” 4 And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.


                       This Week at Trinity


Sun.,  June 3     8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service  in Creston

                        10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                        10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in  Mt. Ayr   


Mon.,  June 4    6:00 p.m.  Congregational Fish Fry hosted by

                                             Rachel Circle in the FH (CR)  All are

                                             welcome.    Bring a side dish to share.


Tues., June 5   Bloodmobile in FH (CR)   All Day

                          6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr


Wed., June 6    6:30 p.m. 90th Anniversary Committee Meeting in FH (CR)

                         7:30 p.m.  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)



Thurs., June 7  7:00 p.m. Adult Confirmation Class in FH (CR)



Sun., June 10      8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                            9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in Creston

                          10:00 a.m.   Fellowship Time in CR and MA

                          10:45 a.m.   Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

                             6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR) 


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; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

Hospitalized:  Denice Creveling; Norm Schroeder

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

Condolences:   We pray for the family of Jason Conn (son of member Diane Conn) who died May 21.   His funeral will be at 2:00 on June 5 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mr. Ayr with visitation before the service from 1:00-2:00.  Family and friends will gather at Trinity in Mt. Ayr after the  service.

Prayer of Thanksgiving for Norm Schroeder who had a successful kidney transplant on May 28.  


 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 May 27

CR  93   H/C  79            MA  15     H/C 15

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, June 3

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff  (CR)  Sharon Eklund

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.

Announcements for the June 10 and/or June 17 bulletins need to be turned in to the office by noon on Wednesday, June 6 .   Linda will not be in the office June 8-16.   She will be preparing the bulletins and announcements in advance.


Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Celebration:   On Sunday, June 24 Trinity will have one combined service at 10:00 in Creston.  Weather permitting, it will be held by the outdoor worship area.  We will not have Holy Communion that day.  Please make plans to join together to hear God’s Word and to thank God for the 90 years of blessings that He has bestowed on this congregation.  Following the service, we will have a potluck/picnic.  Bring a potluck dish to share.    We hope everyone will be able to attend.  There will be a short meeting for all the ladies following the meal to start putting ideas together for the fall rally in September.  See everyone Monday!!


Sunday School will resume September 9th. We hope all children will plan to attend VBS this summer and bring friends to share in God’s word!


EARLY RISERS will not meet this summer. 

We will resume our study of The Gospel of St. Matthew on Tuesday, September 4, 2013. Please join us as we listen to God speak to us through His Word.

Naomi Circle will not meet in June, July or August..  We will resume on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m

Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park ;  It will be on Wednesday, June 20.  Price is $33.00 per person (cash only) with ages 3 and under free.  If a group of the youth and their families would be interested in going as a group, contact Pastor Rutz.   A poster with more information is on the table in the narthex. 

LWML:  All ladies, please mark your calendars for the LWML Southwest Zone Fall Rally being held at Trinity on Saturday, September 29.  More information to follow soon.





The Mission Board has adopted a Mission Prayer that will be used from time to time.  Lord, lay some soul upon my heart and love the soul through me, and help me humbly do my part to lead that soul to Thee.   Amen

2018 Baby Bottle Boomerang Project for the Life Care Clinic:

On a table in the narthex, you will find a basket of baby bottles.  You are invited to take a bottle home, fill it with your donation between now and Father’s Day, and return it to church on June 17 (Father’s Day).

 The proceeds will be used to help fund the “Earn While They Learn” program at the LC Clinic. 

We continue to collect donations for the Matura Food Pantry. They also distribute hygiene items.   Currently they are in need of the following:

Toilet paper           The third Sunday of each month is our

Shampoo               normal day to gather items but you may 

Conditioner            bring them anytime and place them 

Bath soap              in the box below the table in the

Toothpaste             narthex.

Paper towels



 Vacation Bible School

Here are the dates for the 2018 VBS.

Creston  July 8-11  6:15pm-8:15pm

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

Watch for more details coming soon.