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The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Announcements: July 6, 2014

posted Jul 5, 2014, 6:54 AM by Jonathan Watt
This Week at Trinity
Sun Jul 6
  • 8:00 am (MA) Divine Serivce/HC
  • 9:30 am (MA) Sunday School/Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service
  • 11:00 pm (CR) Sunday School
Mon Jul 7
  • Pastor’s Day Off
Tue Jul 8
  • 5:30 pm Habitat for Humanity of Union Co
  • 6:30 pm (CR) Preschool Board Meeting
Wed Jul 9-13
  • Ringold County Fair
Wed Jul 9
  • 7:30 pm All Board Meet
Sun Jul 13
8:00 am (MA) Divine Service
  • 9:30 am (MA) Sunday School/Bible Class
  • 9:45 am (CR) Divine Service/HC
  • 11:00 am (CR) Sunday School/Bible Class
  • 6:15 pm (CR) Creston Vacation Bible

Serving At Trinity
Serving in July
  • (CR) Elder: Dave Dory
  • (MA) Elder: Doug Bullock
  • (CR) Ushers: Dave Dory; Mike Lang
  • (CR) Altar: Jean Stoll; Radine Ward; Marti Williams
  • (CR) Finance: Needed
Thank you to all those who volunteer to serve our congregation. Your service is appreciated. Thank you!

Connect Children with God’s Eternal Good News at VBS: Every child needs to hear the Good News that Jesus their Savior calls us, teaches us, keeps us safe, saves us, and provides all we need by His amazing grace through faith. At Gangway to Galilee VBS, you will connect children with the most important message of their lifetime: the miraculous story of what Jesus did for us what we could never do for ourselves. Please see the sign up sheets in the Narthex or contact Julie Lang, Hannah Shady, Megan Shutt or Waunita Watt. Join us for this Amazing Grace Adventure! Now is the time to get involved. With two sites we need more volunteers. Thank you.

  • Cancer: Kenneth Goeglein; Mike Rollings; Merle Triggs; Al Davis; Grace Weese; Janice Shepherd; Wes Keeler; LaVern Otte; Jeff Bierle; Tim Stalker; Cindy Ray; Larry Davis; Paula Bowman; Rhonda Smith; Ron Harris; Duane Dunhan; 
  • Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa; 
  • Illness Injury Surgery & Recovering: Ethan Bulgrin; Gailen Foreman;  Marie Burmiester; Danna Rains;  Jace Zellmer; Don Harris; Cindy Isdahl; Janette Lutrick; Leland Wienck;
  • Military: Aaron Hoogland; Michael Kaufman; Denise McClary;
  • 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; 
  • Seminary Students: Timothy Meyer, Chris Troxel, and Martin Herzberg;
  • Shut-ins: Mary Carson; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell; Jeanne Herzberg; Frieda Porter; Lonny Riley; Don Campbell; May Carlisle: Irene Hoague;
  • General: Ask God to bring children to our VBS program so we can share the love of Jesus with them. We ask for God to be with those volunteer to give them His Words to share.
  • General:  Ask God to provide faithful people who will advocate for the unborn, the elderly, and those with disabilities to form a Life Team at Trinity.
  • General: We pray that the members of Trinity look to their neighbors in our own and surrounding communities and serve them through the gifts that God has given us in the Christian Care Fund.

Attendance Report 
June 29, 2014— 95

Life Together

July 6 Stewardship: Luke 15:10  “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents." Jesus eats with sinners not so that they will remain stuck in their sins, but so that they will come to know His love and repent. To repent means to turn, to turn away from sin and toward Jesus in faith. Whether the sin we struggle with is pride, greed, doubt, etc., the Lord calls us to turn to Him again in faith and away from our sin.

Marge and Darwin Scott thank everyone for the cards and well wishes; and for being part of their special anniversary.

The Watt Family thanks everyone for their kindness during the final days that Pastor's mother Lois had with us. Thank you also for all the words of support at the time of her passing. Our family is blessed to have such a caring and considerate congregation at this time.

We are short offering counter help for July. If you can help, please sign up in the narthex. If you can sign up to help just for a week or two that would be great. If you can sign up for the whole month, that would also be great. Any questions let me know.... THANK YOU!!! - Cathy Dryden

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Please remember to tell Pastor Watt (email works best) if you are planning to provide flowers for the altar, even if you have written it on the altar flower calendar on the narthex table. Thanks Pastor Watt.

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.


(CR) Decorations for VBS in Creston will be going up July 9th, 7:30pm. Please come and help!

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for our Creston location July 13-17 and for our Mount Ayr location July 20-24. Go to to sign up to volunteer or register a student.

CROSS DEFENSE --- on your Lutheran Radio Station Worldwide KFUO.  When a skeptic questions us about our faith, or when we ourselves have questions about what we believe, how do we answer them? Learn how to address modern-day issues and tough arguments levied against faith, and how to engage these conversations with intelligence and grace. Join us and discover how to share your faith clearly and lovingly.   Mondays @ 2:00-3:00pm CDT.  Find us at and follow us  


If you are interested in attending the 2014 Lutherans for Life National Conference in Grand Rapids, MI on October 24-25th, please see the information on the Narthex table.

July 6 “The Declaration of Independence … claims … the ultimate source of authority by stating … they were … ‘appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of’ their ‘intentions’... The foundations of our independence and our Government rests upon basic religious convictions. Back of the authority of our laws is the authority of the Supreme Judge of the World, to whom we still appeal. It seems to me perfectly plain that the authority of law, the right to equality, liberty and property, under American institutions, have for their foundation reverence for God. If we could imagine that to be swept away, these institutions of our American government could not long survive.” President Calvin Coolidge, September 21, 1924 – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life · 

July 6 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost— The weight of sin causes us to cry with Paul, “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24) Called to faith by the Holy Spirit, however, we also echo Paul, “Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (25a) Those with post-abortion trauma readily identify with “Wretched.” We need to point them to Paul’s answer and to Jesus’ invitation, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Prayer: Merciful Lord, we pray for those struggling with the sin of abortion that they might know Your rest. Amen.

Tornado Assistance needed for Iowa and Nebraska
Ellie Menz sent an email asking for “We Care Tubs” . The information on what is needed for each tub is on a sheet in the Narthex.  Please consider either donating items for the tubs or money to purchase items for the tubs. Information for delivering the tubs and/or money is included on the sheets. 
Please pray for those who have been effected by these storms that the Word of God can come to these people through caring and thoughtful people like you.