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The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost June 12, 2016

posted Jun 9, 2016, 9:43 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


All Week:  Office assistant is on vacation.


Sun June 12    4th  Sunday After Pentecost

                         Guest Leader:  Rev. Lyle Hansen

                         8:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         9:45 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       11:00 am Bible Class (CR)

3:00 pm SW Iowa Circuit Picnic at Viking Lake

6:00 pm Preschool Board


 Wed June 15   6:30 pm Church Council


 Fri June 17      6:00 pm Fellowship Event at the Relay

                                       For Life at Panther Field in

                                       Creston.  Survivor lap begins

                                       at 6:00 pm.   All are welcome.


Sun Jun 19 5th Sunday after Pentecost

                        Services led by elders.

8:00 am Divine Service (MA)

9:45 am Divine Service (CR)

                      11:00 am Bible Class (CR)



Cancer: Al Davis; Becky Nook; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Ethel Campbell; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Janice Warren; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Ted Bader; Maryann Kenyon; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Susie Seals; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Ross Craft; Velma Lorenz; Kent Larsen;

Haiting Hsieh (father-in-law of Rev. Oliver)


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Mark Larsen; Kory Nonneman, Tyler Miller

Military: Aaron Hoogland; 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)


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Sheree Zuniga, Bertha Jensen, Velma Lorenz,


Velma Lorenz is living at Clearview Home in Clearfield, IA.    201 N. Jefferson    Clearfield, IA   50840

Ph #  641-344-6818.   

Phone Numbers for Emergency

Pastoral Care

For emergency pastoral care contact Pastor Rutz, our vacancy pastor.   His contact numbers are:


Cell  712-621-5971  (Try this number first)

Home/St. John’s in Hastings, IA 712-624-8891

St. Paul’s in Oakland, IA  712-482-3028


    Email for the Office Assistant

If you need to email the office with notes to be included in the weekly announcements you may do so by noon on Wednesdays  at



 Attendance :  June 5 MA  10            CR 59

Attendance cards for all are found in the pew racks.

Vacancy Updates:  We thank Rev. Lyle Hansen for leading our services this morning.   Next Sunday’s services will be led by elders.


Thank you to everyone who remembered us with calls, thoughts, messages, prayers, and cards after out sister and aunt Helen Hamilton’s death.  Your thoughtfulness was appreciated,.  Thank you, also, to Pastor Rutz for his home visits.   From May Carlisle and Marge & Darwin Scott


Janitorial Job Opening:  Trinity Lutheran Church Trustees are looing for a person to fill the janitorial position.  For more information contact Phil Wardenburg or Byron Bilderback.  Maggie Dorry will be in charge of ordering  janitorial and Fellowship Hall supplies.   If you see something we are needing, talk with Maggie.


Adult Bible Class will continue today in the Fellowship Hall following the Divine Service.  The topic will be “How We Got the Bible”, a video study featuring Dr. Paul L. Maier.  The class will be led by Mike Lang.


Today there will be a Southwest Iowa Circuit Picnic at 3:00 p.m. at Viking Lake State Park, near Stanton.  A copy of the flyer telling all about it, that you received last Sunday, is posted on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.


Today we will be collecting a special thank-offering that will be sent to the 2016 LCMS National Convention.   This will be a door offering at the end of the service. A basket is at the back of the church.  Information was in a flyer that you received last Sunday.


Linda, the office assistant, will be out of the office this week.  There will not be an announcements sheet on June 19.  If you need assistance, phone an elder or for emergencies phone Pastor Rutz at a number listed on the front of this sheet.


An open house reception will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 2-4 pm in the Fellowship Hall for Martin Herzberg and family.   Everyone is invited to attend.


Ordination:  Martin Herzberg will be ordained into the ministry at 3:00 on Sunday, June 26, at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarinda.   Everyone is invited to attend. 



On Sunday, July 3, Pastor Stephen Oliver will be preaching only at the Creston location.   He will also talk during the Bible Class hour at 11:00 a.m. to tell us of his mission work in Taiwan.   There will NOT be a service in Mt. Ayr, so everyone from Mt. Ayr is invited and encouraged to come to Creston to hear Pastor Oliver.   The invitation is still open to anyone who would like to welcome Pastor Oliver ( and maybe his wife, Maggie) to stay at their house for the night.  After the Bible Class hour there will be a “picnic” potluck served in the fellowship hall with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs.  We hope you’ll start thinking of your favorite “picnic” dish to share.   The weekend wil be a busy one since it is over the 4th, but we hope all will want to hear Pastor Oliver.   Remember, there will only be one service at Trinity in Creston that Sunday at 9:45 a.m.  If anyone has a question feel free to speak to any board member.   From the Mission Board



Trinity now owns a copy of the Lutheran Service Book in large print.   It takes  6 large books to make one copy of the hymnal.   By owning this, we now have permission to make a few copies of the hymns for each Sunday.  The books were published by Lutheran Braille Workers and were free of charge, but they would like a donation to help defray printing /shipping costs.  You are invited to use the Braille Workers envelope found in your offering box to make a donation.   We will accumulate offerings until June 19 and then send them one check.  


The Christian Care Fund had no requests for aid last month.  The current account balance is $234.88.


The large LWML mite box will be in the back of the church during the month of June.   We will be accepting offerings from any member (men, too) which will help fund the district and national mission grants.   Thank you to everyone who has helped to support the LWML in the past and we encourage and thank you also for your continued support in the future.


Cans for Cancer:  We’re still collecting cans for our donation to Relay for Life.   The bigger box will be moved into the Fellowship Hall for this final week.   Volunteers to take cans to the redemption center would be greatly appreciated.  June 17th is a Fellowship Event for Relay for Life at Panther Field in Creston.   The survivor lap is at 6:00pm so cancer survivors are welcome to join with others cheering them on!  Bring a lawn chair and snack and help support the many people we pray for who still deal with this dreaded disease and celebrate with those who are cancer free


Baby Bundles,  is an ongoing mission project of the LWML, which helps out the Life Care Clinic.  It is in need of donations of newborn sizes of receiving blankets, onesies, sleeper, diapers, booties/socks and caps.  There will be a basket in the narthex for the collection of these items.  Thank you all again for your continued support of the Baby Bundles and the Life Care Clinic.   If you have questions contact Maggie Dory.



VBS Dates for 2016    Creston July 5-8     Mt. Ayr July 25-27 VBS volunteer night is coming up.  Watch for date and details.  This year’s theme is “Barnyard Roundup:  Jesus Gathers Us Together” so we will be decorating with a farm theme.   Items we might use:  a few hay bales, a saddle, a stick horse, a little bigger stuffed animals (cows, pigs, sheep, horses, etc.) or any other items we could use for decorations.  VBS Staff:  We will once again need people to help (opening leader, Bible Challenge leader, snack helpers, preschool teacher, and other volunteers to move from place to place with kids.  Watch for a sign up sheet..

Serving At Trinity

Sun June 12

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

 Elders on Duty in June:

      (MA) Mark Larsen , Doug Bullock (CR) Kevin Kruse

 Ushers in June:

      (CR) Dean Hadley, Karl Peterson, Jack Quee,

             Rick Hadley


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


Altar Committee for June:  Dave and Maggie Dory