The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Announcements: June 19, 2022

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

For the Second Sunday after Pentecost on June 19, 2022

Isaiah 65:1-9 Galatians 3:23-4:7 Luke 8:26-39 (printed here)

26 Then they sailed to the country of the Gerasenes,[a] which is opposite Galilee. 27 When Jesus[b] had stepped out on land, there met him a man from the city who had demons. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he had not lived in a house but among the tombs. 28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before him and said with a loud voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me.” 29 For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many a time it had seized him. He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon into the desert.) 30 Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Legion,” for many demons had entered him. 31 And they begged him not to command them to depart into the abyss. 32 Now a large herd of pigs was feeding there on the hillside, and they begged him to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. 33 Then the demons came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned. 34 When the herdsmen saw what had happened, they fled and told it in the city and in the country. 35 Then people went out to see what had happened, and they came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 36 And those who had seen it told them how the demon-possessed[c] man had been healed. 37 Then all the people of the surrounding country of the Gerasenes asked him to depart from them, for they were seized with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. 38 The man from whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., June 19 Father’s Day

8:00 am Bible Class in Creston

9:00 am Divine Service in Creston

10:00 am Fellowship Time in MA & CR

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

6:00 pm Food and Fellowship for all (CR)

Mon., June 20 All Day Bloodmobile in FH (CR)

Linda will be out of the office June 20-28. Back on 29th.

Tues., June 21 5:30-7:30 p.m. VBS in Creston

Wed., June 22 12:00 OWLS at McKinley Park by the bear

If weather is bad, meet in the fellowship hall.

5:30-7:30 p.m. VBS in Creston

Thurs., June 23 5:30-7:30 p.m. VBS in Creston

Sun., June 26 10:00 am Outdoor Service in Creston

11:00 am Potluck Brunch for all

No service in Mt. Ayr today

2:00-4:00 pm FH (CR) reserved by Foglesong family

Prayer List

Cancer: Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Jo Ehm (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

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

Frank Howell (son-in-law of Kearneys)

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

Michael Ellerton (husband of Julie Rutz’s niece)

Emily Jackson (friend of the Nelsons)

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

Members: Pat Barkalow, Cindy Isdahl, Lola Hembry,

Alexis Swanson, Jean Kruse and Tracy Booth

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Dana Scott (friend of the Larsens)

Grayson Nelson (infant great-nephew of the Storhoffs)

Mark Andresen (nephew of Dennis & Jean Foglesong)

Harriet Kendrick, infant

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

Larry Mark (friend of Langs)

Maggie Dory

Dennis Page (friend of Bullocks)

Jackie Luther (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

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: We remember the family of Frank Howell, who passed

away on June 10. Frank was the son-in-law of Paul & Ellen Kearney.

Attendance from June 12

Creston 74 Communed 56

Mt. Ayr 18 Communed 18

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, June 19, 2022

Organists (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Melody Stoner

Ushers in June: (CR) Bruce Herzberg, James Shady, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in June: (CR) Mike Lang (MA) Doug Gooding

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.

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.

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.

Bulletin Board: If we don’t have a current photo of you posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall please email one to lhadley @trinitycreston.org or drop a photo off at the church office to be copied and returned to you.

Organists: Trinity is looking for additional people to assist in playing organ or keyboard for services. If you are interested or know of someone speak to Phil Wardenburg or phone him at 641-202-1611.

Portals of Prayer for July-Sept. are available in the back of the church this morning.

Sunday School will not meet this summer. Prayerfully consider how you might be able to help further Trinity's Christian Education for this fall. We will be looking for teachers for fall and we're always looking for extra hands in all areas of Christian Education.

2022 Baby Bottle Boomerang : Today is the end of this year’s Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser for the LC Clinic. If you had a baby bottle and forgot to bring it this morning you may bring it next Sunday.

Food and Fellowship begins tonight at 6:00 p.m. and will continue the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month through September beginning at 6:00 p.m. Bring a snack/fingerfood to share, beverage, lawnchairs and come join in a time of fellowship out on the lawn at Trinity in Creston. In case of rain, we’ll move inside.

VBS Begins in 2 Days: VBS in Creston will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30. A light supper will be held each evening. The theme of this year’s VBS is “Christmas in July June.” Stories of Jesus’ birth, death, and resurrection will be shared with the children.

VBS Flyers Flyers with registration forms are available in the narthex in Creston. Please pick one up for your own children and/or to invite family, friends, neighbors, etc.

Next Sunday, June 26 Schedule Change

No Bible Class that morning.

10:00 Outdoor Service in Creston Bring your lawn chairs, if possible. Invite guests to come with you.

No service in Mt. Ayr that day.

Potluck Brunch after the service. Please bring your favorite brunch dish to share. Enjoy a time of fellowship.

Christian Care Fund: The current balance is $1971.02.

Ordination/Installation: Aaron Wendorff will be ordained and installed as pastor of Immanuel in Osceola and Our Savior in Leon on Saturday, July 2 at 4:30 p.m. The service will be held at Immanuel, Osceola, 101 E. View Pl. There will be a dinner following the service. All are invited to attend.

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!