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The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost June 26, 2016

posted Jun 24, 2016, 11:05 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


Sun, June 26   Guest minister Rev. Carl Cloeter

                          8:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           9:45 a.m. Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        11:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

                          3:00 p.m. Ordination Service for  Martin Herzberg at St. John’s in Clarinda, IA


Sun, July 3      Guest minister Dr. Stephen Oliver

                         9:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         Reminder:   There will not be a service

                         held in Mt. Ayr today. 

                       11:00 a.m.  Bible Class led by Rev. Oliver telling of his mission work in Taiwan.

                       12:00 Picnic/potluck dinner

           Hotdogs, hamburger, and ice cream will be provided.   Bring a side dish and/or dessert to share.


Mon, July 4     Independence Day


July 5-8  6:15-8:00 pm   VBS (CR)   See article on the back for more information.



Cancer: Al Davis; Becky Nook; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Ethel Campbell; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; 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;  Dale Smelling

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


Illness or Recovery:  Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Mark Larsen; Kory Nonneman; Tyler Miller; Pam Wisnieuski; Neomi Davis

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,


 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

Life Together

Vacancy Updates:  We thank Rev. Carl Cloeter for leading our services this morning.   Next Sunday there will be only be one service, held in Creston, led by Missionary Dr. Stephen Oliver.



The Bylaws of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) instruct the Secretary of the Synod to notify the candidates in the Synod’s presidential election of the results of the balloting at least two weeks prior to the convention. The candidates were informed earlier today, June 15, of the results of the June 11–14 ballot, and those results are now made public as received from Election-America, the Garden City, NY company that provided the Internet voting site and conducted the balloting.

For President:    

Matthew C. Harrison      3,507 votes (56.96%)

David P. E. Maier              393 votes (6.38%)

Dale A. Meyer                2,257 votes (36.66%)

Total Votes Cast:      6,157

Total Electorate:       7,348

Percentage Voted:    83.79%       

A majority of votes cast is required for election. Matthew C. Harrison, having received 56.96 percent of the votes cast, is the President-elect of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a third term of office, 2016–2019.

Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


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.


Ordination:  Martin Herzberg will be ordained into the ministry at 3:00 this afternoon at St. John Lutheran Church in Clarinda.   Everyone is invited to attend. 



Next Sunday, July 3, Dr. Stephen Oliver will be with us to preach the entire service and also to administer holy communion   He will talk during the Bible Class hour to tell us of his mission work in Taiwan.   Then after that, there will be a “picnic” potluck in the fellowship hall with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream being provided.   Please bring your favorite “picnic” dish and/or dessert to share.   We know there will be a lot of other family picnics and activities scheduled for that weekend, but we hope everyone will work this into your busy schedules.   The church service will be begin at 9:45.   There will NOT be a service in Mt. Ayr that day, so we hope that all Mt. Ayr members will be able to join us in Creston.   From the Mission Board



RAGBRAI will be in Creston on Monday, July 25.  Creston needs volunteers to help with information, campgrounds, beverage garden and many other areas.  If you have even an hour to share in helping your community on July 24, 25, or 26 please call one of the volunteer committee members to sign up:  Annette Rice at 340-2996, Gary Bucklin at 202-2163 or Warren Woods at 202-2285.

     Training/orientation sessions for volunteers will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at 5:30.p.m. and on Thursday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.  Volunteers need only attend one session to learn about this fun opportunity.   Thanks in advance for your support and assistance.


Mark Sunday, September 25 on your calendar for an afternoon of miniature golf.   The Mt. Ayr members invite the Creston members to join them at 3:00 for fun and fellowship.   It will be located at 2572 210th St., Afton.  More details will be shared closer to that date.



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.



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.




July 4th Parade:   We are looking for someone who has a pickup and would be willing to display the Trinity sign in the back of your truck and drive in Creston’s July 4th parade.   For more information contact Jim Nelson.



VBS Dates for 2016   

Creston July 5-8 6:15-8:00 pm

Mt. Ayr July 25-27 6:15-8:00 pm

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.  Volunteer sign up sheets are on the table in the narthex.