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The Second Sunday After Pentecost May 29, 2016

posted May 26, 2016, 10:47 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


Sun May 29   Second Sunday After Pentecost

                         8:00 am Divine Service/Matins (MA)

                         9:45 am Divine Service/Matins (CR)

Mon May 30   Memorial Day


Sun Jun 5 3rd Sunday after Pentecost

                     Guest Leader:  Martin Herzberg

                    8:00 am Divine Service (MA)

                    9:45 am Divine Service (CR)

                    11:00 am Bible Class (CR)




Condolences:   Helen Hamilton, sister of May Carlisle and aunt of Marge and Darwin Scott, passed away this past week in Willow Springs, MO.  Please keep their families in your prayers that God would comfort all who mourn. 


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; Donna Creveling; Ross Craft; Randy White; Velma Lorenz; Kent Larsen


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones;

Tricia Niehouse; Joann Portwood; Mark Larsen

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 #  641-344-3818


 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 :  May 22 11 MA : CR 89,  75 H/C

Attendance cards for all are found in the pew racks.

 Life Together

Thank you, Pastor Kottlowski:  Today is the last Sunday for Pastor Kottlowski to be leading our services on a weekly basis.  We thank Pastor Kottlowski for sharing God's Word with us during this first part of our vacancy.  We pray that God will bless him and his wife as they follow their plans for the summer.  


Vacancy Updates:  Pastor Rutz and the elders have been  working on a schedule for future Sundays.   We will be having different people fill in each Sunday.   We still plan to have communion twice a month but it will be in Creston and Mt. Ayr on the same day.   Services on non-communion Sundays will be led by our elders.

On June 5, our guest leader will be Martin Herzberg.  Martin recently graduated from Concordia Seminary in Ft. Wayne and will be ordained on June 26 at St. John’s in Clarinda.   He will begin his ministry later this summer in Lahoma, Oklahoma.


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 resume on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Fellowship Hall following the Divine Service.  We will begin a five week study of: “How We Got the Bible”, a video study featuring Dr. Paul L. Maier.  The class will be led by Mike Lang.


An open house reception will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 2-4 pm in the Fellowship Hall for Martin Herzberg and family.   Martin will be ordained into the ministry the next day at St. John’s in Clarinda.   More information about that will be shared as plans become finalized. 


Note Schedule Change for July 3

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-Anita Wardenburg, Susan Larsen, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, and Maggie Dory.



Trinity now owns a copy of the Lutheran Service Book in large print.   It takes  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 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 is low on funds.   Any help you can give will be used to help those in who need assistance as things come up.  


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 these final weeks.   Volunteers to take cans to the redemption center would be greatly appreciated.  Ave June 17th s 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 or celebrate with those who are cancer free!


 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..