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June 4, 2017 Pentecost Sunday

posted Jun 1, 2017, 1:48 PM by Linda Hadley

            This Week at Trinity


Sun., June 4   Festival of Pentecost (HC at both locations)

                      8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 


Mon., June 5



Tues., June 6   Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                       6:30 pm    Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                       6:30 pm    Rachel Circle Family Picnic

                                         in FH (CR) All Trinity families are                        

                                         invited to join them.

               After eating, a VBS overview video will be viewed

               and VBS plans will be made in preparation for a

               VBS volunteer work night on Wednesday, June 14 at

                6:00 p.m.



Wed., June 7   6:00 pm   Elder’s Meeting in FH (CR)

      7:00 pm   Adult Inquiry/Catechism Class in FH (CR)


Thurs.,  June 8


Fri., June 9


Sat., June 10



Sun., June 11  Festival of  the Trinity  (HC at both loca  tions)

                      8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                      9:00 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                    10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                    10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA &  CR)               

                    10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                      6:00  pm     Preschool Board Meeting                          






With Sympathy:  We remember the family of Jeanne Herzberg in our prayers.   Jeanne died on May 28.   Her funeral was held at Trinity, Creston on June 1 and burial was at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Clarinda, IA.


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; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Mel Stauffer


Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck


Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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,  Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue,

Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


For  Pentecost Sunday on  June 4, 2017.  

Numbers 11:24-30

Acts 2:1-21

John 7:37-39


Rivers of Living Water

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.




RACHEL CIRCLE SPONSORS A POTLUCK SUPPER AND VBS PLANNING:  Rachel Circle is sponsoring a potluck at the church on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.  This is just a time of fellowship as well as we'll be viewing the VBS overview video.   Then we'll plan a volunteer work night for Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. to do some decorating for VBS.  Come share your creative talents!   Yes, you do have them!



OFFICE ASSISTANT:  Linda will be out of the office June 8-22.   Sunday bulletins and announcement sheets for June 11,18, and 25 will be prepared in advance.  If you have announcements that need to be included in the June 11,18, or 25 bulletins, please turn them in by Wednesday, June 7 no later than 12:00 noon.   If you need to call the church during those days please choose Ext. 3 so that you can get Pastor’s office.   Thank you.    



SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: In our 8:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Class we  are studying the topic of Doctrine of Vocation.  This is a topic that applies to all of us at all stages of life on how we serve those who the Lord places in our lives through the various callings and gifts we are blessed with.  It’s not just about your employment career but serving your neighbor in many vocations that Lord has given you to be a blessing to others during your lifetime as a called and redeemed child of God.  All are invited to join us.    Pastor Rutz


INTRODUCTION TO THE LUTHERAN FAITH: Pastor Rutz will be starting this class on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This serves as an adult inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the basic teachings of the Lutheran(LCMS)/Christian faith with the opportunity to join our congregation and be confirmed into membership upon completion of the course.  It will also serve as a refresher course for current members who would like to review the Catechism and our teachings.  If you know of anyone who has expressed interest in learning about what we teach and confess or is looking for a church home please tell them about this opportunity.  This is great opportunity for any family/spouse of current Trinity members or our preschool families who would like to learn more about our teachings and confession of faith.  For more information, Please contact Pastor Rutz at 782-5095 or 712-621-5971.







RELAY FOR LIFE :  Everyone who has ever been touched in their life with knowing someone who has/had cancer  is invited to come to the Creston High School track on Friday, June 16, 2017 at about 5:30-6:00pm for the annual Relay for Life event.  Trinity will have a table and tent set up at the track with bottles of water and information re: our church/school and some Waters of Life Devotions to hand out to the public.  You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.  We want to remind people of the importance of water for our physical bodies, but more important of our spiritual bodies (souls) and the Water we need for everlasting life.  From the Mission Board.



LWML MITE BOX:  The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of June.  The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny.   (Mark 12:42)



MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.    Thank-You from The Mission Board. 





Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Note the Mt. Ayr dates have been corrected.) It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

If anyone has several large pieces of plywood for making a VBS sign, please contact Tammy Burgmaier. 


LOTS of help is needed for VBS.  Please see the sign up sheet posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) and one posted in Mt. Ayr.    Your help is appreciated.  


Serving At Trinity


Sun June 4

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




Ushers in June:  (CR)  Mason Peterson, Kevin Kruse, Randy Ehm, Dennis Brown


Elders on Duty in June:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Mike Lang


Offering Counters in June: (CR) Jack Quee, Randy Ehm


Altar Committee for June: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory