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THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST (AUGUST 12, 2012)

posted Aug 7, 2012, 7:08 AM by Jonathan Watt

Exodus 16:2–15; Ephesians 4:1–16; John 6:22–35; Jesus Is the True and Living Bread from Heaven: Having rescued Israel “out of the land of Egypt” (Ex. 16:6), the Lord manifested His glory and made Himself known to His people. He fed them with “meat to eat” in the evening, and with “bread from heaven” in the morning (Ex. 16:4, 8, 12). But now, the “true bread from heaven,” which the Father gives to you, is the Son, “who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world” (John 6:32–33). Whoever comes to Him “shall not hunger,” and whoever believes in Him “shall never thirst.” He is “the bread of life,” who gives Himself to you as “the food that endures to eternal life” (John 6:27, 35). By the gracious working of God you believe in Him, by the calling of one Spirit through the Gospel, so that you also have “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all” (Eph. 4:4–6). As you eat His one Body in the Holy Supper, so you belong to the one Body of His Church, in which you “are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head” (Eph. 4:16).


Witness

A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS OF AMERICAN EVANGELICALISM...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show produced by Lutheran Public Radio and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken. This week's topics include: The Bible Paraphrase "The Message," Jesus: The Bread of Life, 3rd Century Martyr Lawrence, Soldiers Protecting Paul and more. You can listen on-demand at www.issuesetc.org. 


Mercy

Life Quote: “What would happen if each of us prayerfully purposed to tell at least one soul each day that Jesus is the One who has made us, who cares for us, who died and rose again for us, who blesses us with both physical and spiritual blessings, and who longs to live in a personal relationship with us? The Word calls us so to go and tell.” Pastor Jerry Moan, New Testament professor, Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary, Plymouth, Minnesota – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · www.lutheransforlife.org 

2012 Military Family Retreat (Part of Operation Barnabus) September 21-23 at Camp Okiboji. This retreat is for all military families who have recently had a family member return form deployment. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you know of a military family that would benefit from this retreat. There are flyers on the narthex table. 

Building Healthy Families: Did you know that the first week in August is National Simplify Your Life Week? Its’ proponents suggest that you do something each day this week to reduce the stress in your life and start enjoying life more. Books are written and TV shows produced that tell us how to de-stress and get organized. While these offer some excellent temporary ideas, our Father encourages us to find refreshment and lasting rest in Him. Find some time this week to take Him up on His invitation. Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515) 251-4900. 

Habitat for Humanity seeking homeowner for nearly completed house with two bedrooms. Application and an interview available now. Encourage people in need of housing to make the call. Call Nancy 641 782-8597 or JoAnn 641-782-4522 


Life Together

Attendance Report: July 29, 2012; 85

Prayer Request pads can be found on the Narthex Table. Please fill out the form and give it to Pastor Watt or place it in the "Prayer Requests" mailbox. Unless otherwise requested prayer request will be repeated for three (3) Sundays. 

Stewardship: Ephesians 4:1-16: St. Paul ends our Epistle reading with the instruction that, as members of the body of Christ, we have different gifts and abilities and the body grows and builds itself up as each part [each one of us] does its work. We are truly in the work of Christ’s church together. 

Talk to Pastor Watt if you would be willing to take pictures of members for the church database. (515)462-0566 or Pastor@TrinityCreston.org 

You can now access the church directory online! You can also update your church database information. Please talk to Pastor Watt if you want to get access. Call, eMail or in person. (515)462-0566 or Pastor@TrinityCreston.org

This Week at Trinity

Sun Aug 5          Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

                           Caring for Your Neighbor - Food Bank

                           8:00am          Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                           9:30am          Divine Service

                           11:00am        Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

Mon Aug 6         Pastor's Day Off

                           9:00am          Confessions Reading Group

Tue Aug 7          6:30am          Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                           1:30pm          Streams of Living Water

                                                  Sermon Broadcast www.PirateChristianaRadio.com

                           5:30pm          Habitat for Humanity Meeting (FH)

                           7:00pm        Rachel Circle  

Wed Aug 8        7:30pm          Church Council Meeting (FH) 

Fri Aug 10          Early Childhood Conference

                           Our Savior Lutheran Church, Denison, IA

Sun Aug 12        Caring for Your Neighbor

                           Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

                           8:00am          Divine Service (First Lutheran) 

                           9:30am          Divine Service (HC)

                           11:00am        Sunday School Adult Bible Class

Serving at Trinity

Sun Aug 12

Altar: Becky Hagen, Carla Roghair

Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel

Acolytes: Ushers

Ushers: Jacob Wolfe, Jim Hagen, Jay Wolfe, Mike Lang

Elder: Randy Roghair

Accompanist: Julie Lang / Carla Roghair

Sun Aug 19

Altar: Becky Hagen, Carla Roghair

Finance: Steve Bradley, Lyle Scheel

Acolytes: Ushers

Ushers: Jacob Wolfe, Jim Hagen, Jay Wolfe, Mike Lang

Elder: Randy Roghair

Organist: Carla Roghair

In Your Prayers

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa;

Condolences: Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz)

Violence: Those suffering as a result of the shooting in Aurora, CO;

Cancer: Megan Anderson;

Military: Aaron Hoogland (Nephew of Carla Roghair); Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook); Michael Kaufman;

Missions: Concordia Mission Society) ; Dr Oliver (Seminary in Taiwan); Ivan and Jennifer Rasch, Africa; Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa; Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa;

Shutins: Frieda Porter, Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;

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