The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Announcements: August 28, 2022

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

For the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost on August 28, 2022

Proverbs 25:2-10 Hebrews 13:1-17

Luke 14:1-14

Healing of a Man on the Sabbath

1 One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. 2 And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. 3 And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” 4 But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. 5 And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son[a] or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” 6 And they could not reply to these things.

The Parable of the Wedding Feast

7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8 “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

The Parable of the Great Banquet

12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers[b] or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Aug. 28 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

Aug. 29-Sept. 5 Pastor on vacation.

Back in the office on Sept. 6

Wed., Aug. 31 4:00-9:00 pm FH (CR) in use by

Preschool for Mandatory Preschool

Parent Meeting

Sat., Sept. 3 Pictorial Directory Photos taken in Creston

by appointment. Sign up in the narthex in


Sun., Sept., 4 9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Pictorial Directory photos taken

in Creston in FH

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

6:00 pm Food and Fellowship (CR) (final

one for this season)

Prayer List


Phil Burmeister (member)

Jo Ehm (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

Joe Rivera (brother-in-law of Julie Lang)

Michael Ellerton (husband of Julie Rutz’s niece)

Norm Rutz Jr. (Pastor’s cousin)

Roger Kessler (cousin of Marge Scott)

Kayla Reed (Brenda Bochart’s niece)

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized, Surgery/Recovery:

Members: Charlie Bowman, Cindy Isdahl, Alexis Swanson, and Jean Kruse

Dana Scott (friend of the Larsens)

Mark Andresen (nephew of Dennis & Jean Foglesong)

Harriet Kendrick, infant

Rev. Michael Breach (son-in-law of Langs)

Jackie Luther (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Shirley Lett (mother of Julie Lang)

Debbie Larsen (friend of Sickels)

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Clara Buchanan,

Linda Schroeder, Marsha Magers, Jean Stoll

Military: Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Lola Hembry’s granddaughter)

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart, Creston & Atlantic)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Condolences: The family of Matt Erickson, who died at the

family farm near Lorimor on Aug. 24. Matt is the brother of

Lyndsay Eklund (daughter-in-law of Bob & Sharon Eklund)

Attendance from August 21, 2022

Creston 72

Mt. Ayr 14 Communed 14

When writing down names on the attendance side of the attendance cards, remember to include any children who are attending church with you.

Serving at Trinity on Sunday, August 28, 2022

Organists (CR) Melody Stoner (MA) Greg Storhoff

Ushers in August: (CR) Karl Peterson, James Shady, Eric Eklund

Elders on Duty in August: (CR) Ed Booth (MA) Doug Gooding

Finance Team in August: Ed Booth and Charlie Bowman

Altar Guild for August: Becky Hagen and Cindy Nelson


VISITORS: We are so glad you joined us today. We do collect offerings during our worship services. While we

believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest. If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you. You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance. Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service.

On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.

If you have moved or your phone number or email address have changed, please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office.

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.

Offerings: Offering are gathered in the back of the church and will be brought forward during the offertory.

Children’s Bulletins to go along with today’s Sunday of the Church Year are available in a basket by the back pew (Creston).

Christian Education Information is available in the back of the church (CR) and has been emailed. We have great opportunities for all ages to grow in knowledge of our Lord and Savior.

Christian Care Fund: The last reported balance is $2136.53. If you ever need to fill out a request on behalf of someone in need, blue request forms may be found on the shelf in the narthex. After filling out the form, turn it in to Pastor for the Christian Care Committee to review.

Final Food and Fellowship for the season will be held on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity, Creston.

Church Pictorial Directory

The Mission Board has started taking photos of Trinity’s members in preparation for putting together a new updated church pictorial directory. We are strongly encouraging everyone to participate so the directory will have current info for all.

Creston– Date for the next Photo Shoot is scheduled for Sunday, September 4, 2022 following the church service in Creston. The pictures will be taken in the fellowship hall. There is also an option of pictures on Saturday Sept. 3, 2022. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex if you want to request a Saturday time.

Mt. Ayr– Two choices of times: Tuesday, September 6 at 5:30 p.m. (before Bible study) or Sunday, September 11, 2022 starting at 10:00, prior to the church service. Hopefully one of these time slots will work for you.

Should you have questions or concerns please contact any one of the committee by text or phone:

Deb Melzer 641-344-0259

Cindy Nelson 515-480-5539

Theola Bullock 641-344-1955

Sunday School Classes will resume on Sept. 11.

Sunday School Rally Day will be in conjunction with our annual mini-golf outing on September 18. The mini-golf event will begin at 3:00 p.m. at 2572 210th St., Afton, IA. Trinity’s Board of Education will provide hot dogs, buns, s’mores and water. Everyone is invited to attend. Bring lawn chairs if you are able. Due to this event, the Food and Fellowship will not meet that evening.

Chairlift Project is a Go!!! Trinity Creston now has adequate funds to proceed with the chairlift project. Contact will be made with the chairlift company to get a date set for installation.

Trinity Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2022-23 school year.

Preschool Endowment Fund

By the Grace of God, we are establishing an endowment fund to be a permanent source of support for our preschool. As you know, we started Trinity Preschool over 35 years ago. This has been an important outreach in the Creston community.

To help celebrate 35 years of sharing the Gospel with our preschool families, please consider donating $35.00 per adult and $0.35 per child. These funds will go towards the growth of our preschool endowment fund. To make a donation towards this endowment fund, make your check payable to “Trinity” and be sure to mark the envelope “Preschool Endowment Fund.”

We ask that you consider being a part of this venture. If you have questions contact Bill Magers or Mike Lang. Thank You!