For Third Sunday after Pentecost on June 13, 2021

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

4 But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. 12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., June 13 8:00 am Bible Class in Creston

9:00 am Divine Service/HC in Creston

10:00 am Sunday School in Creston

10:00 am Fellowship Time in Mt. Ayr & Creston

11:00 am Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

5:00 pm Trinity’s Annual Fish Fry

Bring a potluck side dish to share.

All are welcome!

Tues., June 15 Handy Helpers will not meet this summer.

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., June 16 6:00 pm Preschool Board Meeting in FH

7:00 pm Church Council in FH (CR)

Thurs., June 11 7:30-4:30 4H Day Camp in FH (CR)

Sun., June 20 Turn in LC Clinic’s baby bottles today

Father’s Day

Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Gathering

8:00 am Bible Class in Creston

9:00 am Divine Service in Creston

10:00 am Sunday School in Creston

10:00 am Fellowship Time in Mt. Ayr and Creston

11:00 am Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr

Prayer List

Cancer: Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

Don Goodman (brother-in-law of Kathy Parker)

Karen Johnston (friend of Byron Bilderback)

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

Members: Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson and Cindy Isdahl

Donna Bowman

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Jerry Cellan (brother of Mitzie Cellan)

Ormas Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl and b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Dave & Maggie Dory

Rev. Ron Rall

Emily Jackson (friend of the Nelsons)

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan, Mona Quee, Jean Stoll,

Linda Schroeder

Military: Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of 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)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Condolences: We remember the family of Norm Schroeder in our

prayers. Norm passed away on June 3 and his funeral was held at

Trinity in Creston on June 8.

Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz phone the church office at

(641-782-5095) Ext. 3

Or, you may reach Pastor at 712-621-5971 (cell)

Pastor’s email is:


Email Address for the Office Assistant


When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.

Attendance: From Sunday on June 6, 2021

Creston 52

Mt. Ayr 17 Communed 17

Serving At Trinity Sunday, June 13, 2021

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

Ushers in June: (CR) Jim Hagen, Bruce Herzberg, Karl Peterson, James/Logan Shady

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Jim Hagen

Finance Team in June: Dennis Brown & Joyce Kruse

Altar Guild for June: Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady


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.

Attendance via Livestreamed and You Tube Services: During this pandemic period, if you watch the Divine Ser-

vice online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know the date of the service that you watched.

Private Communion Times: If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.

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

Offerings: For now, the offerings will continue to be gathered in the back of the church and will be brought forward during the offertory.

Return to the Communion Rail: Today we will return to kneeling at the rail for Holy Communion.

Welcome: We welcome to our church family, Greg & Shannon Booth and daughters Maci and Baylor. Shannon, Maci, and Baylor were baptized on June 5 at Trinity’s location in Creston.

Trinity’s Annual Fish Fry THIS EVENING, Sunday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. in Trinity Creston’s fellowship hall. Bring a potluck side dish to share. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Preschool Board Meeting for June has been rescheduled. They will now be meeting this Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

VBS meeting, decorating, and set-up in the fellowship hall in Creston at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. All are welcome to volunteer and assist with VBS. Come and help decorate and set up.

Vacation Bible School will be held on Saturday, June 26 from 9:30 a.m. –3:00 p.m. in Creston. All children ages 3-12 are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. There are invitation/registration forms available in the back of the church. If you have children of your own or know children to invite, please take one or more sheets to share.

The theme is “God’s Wonder Lab.” A science lab is full of fascinating things that help explain how things are possible. In Jesus’ ministry, He did things that cannot be explained. He turned water into wine, walked on water, and His greatest miracle of all was dying on the cross and rising from the dead for our salvation. Discover that Jesus does the impossible for us at CPH’s 2021 VBS, God’s Wonder Lab!

Outdoor Service on Sunday, June 27 10:00 a.m. in Creston No service will be held in Mt. Ayr that day. Bring your lawn chairs. Invite a friend. A potluck meal will follow the service.

If anyone has the equipment and capability of recording the outdoor service on June 27 so that it can be downloaded on You Tube later in the day, please call Linda in the church office or email at


The outdoor service will not be able to be livestreamed.

Rachel Circle: Their June meeting has been tentatively rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 at Cindy Nelson’s house. They will not meet in July.


2021 Baby Bottle Boomerang : The Life Care Clinic in Creston is one of our on-going mission projects. Next Sunday, June 20 will be the end of this year’s Boomerang. If you are able to help with this project, please pick up a baby bottle on your way out of church today. They may be found in a basket in the narthex. Fill the bottle with what you are able to share and return it next Sunday on Father’s Day, June 20. The proceeds will be used for items in the Baby Boutique at the clinic.