The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Announcements: June 2, 2024

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church


The Second Sunday after Pentecost on June 2,  2024

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

2 Corinthians 4:5-12


Mark 2:23-28 (3:1-6)

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

23 One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of[a] Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”


A Man with a Withered Hand

3 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2 And they watched Jesus,[a] to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” 4 And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.




                                                   This Week at Trinity 


  Sun., June 2   8:00 am   Bible Class in Creston 

                          9:00 am   Divine Service in Creston

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

                        10:00 am   Sunday School in Creston

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

                          2:00 pm   Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

                          6:00 pm Fish Fry for all in Creston—Bring a side dish



Tues., June 4    FH (CR) in use all day for primary elections





Wed., June 5   10:00 a.m.   Library Committee Meeting in FH (CR)




Sun., June 9     8:00 am   Bible Class in Creston 

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC in Creston

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

                        10:00 am   Sunday School in Creston

                        11:00 am   Divine Service in Mt. Ayr



Prayer List


Larry Shimono (member)

Jo Ehm (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Melissa Starmer

Dannie Stephens

Lynn Shawley (mother of Deron Shawley)

Owen Tracy (friend of Deb Melzer)

Bob Sickels (father of Mike Sickels)

Tyson Stuart


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

Mark Andresen (nephew of Dennis & Jean Foglesong)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl)

Kevin Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

John Needles (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Anna Needles (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Marshall & Beverly Fulks (friends of Cooks)

Alice Melzer (sister-in-law of Deb Melzer)

Martin Herzberg (son of Bruce and Beth Herzberg)

Corene Walter


Shut-ins: Clara Buchanan, Cathy Dryden



 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 James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart, Creston & Atlantic)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Sympathy:  We remember the family of Virginia Isaacs, who passed away on Sunday, May 26 at Care Initiatives in Creston.  Burial will be at a later date in Wisconsin. 

Cards may be sent to her family c/o her daughter/son-in-law

Larry and Sandy Shimono

813 Quiet Harbor

Creston, IA 50801




Attendance from last Sunday,  May 26, 2024

Creston   68   Communed 57

Mt. Ayr 6 Communed  5


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 2,  2024

Accompanists (CR)  Julie Lang     (MA) Greg Storhoff                                      

Ushers in June: (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Kevin Kruse, Dennis Brown


Elder of the month for June:   (CR) Dane Wardenburg

                                                  (MA) Doug Gooding


Finance Team in June: Dennis Brown & Joyce Kruse

Altar Guild for June:  Sharon Eklund & Cindy Isdahl



 Tornado Relief for Greenfield

A couple of options for monetary help are:


1. Give to Trinity’s Christian Care Fund via your church offerings.  Mark the envelope/check that it’s for this fund.  Several requests for aide for tornado victims have already been distributed from this fund.  This is an on-going fund that is used to provide help for people in need for a variety of reasons.


2.  Donations may be mailed to:

    Tornado Relief

     c/o Immanuel Lutheran Church

     PO Box 359

     Greenfield, IA 50849





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.




Children in the Divine Service Sheets are available from the basket in the back of the church.   These are different than the former children’s bulletins but still produced by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Parents are encouraged to read these to/with their children.  Each week will have a short explanation of a different part of the church service or about something found in the church.  They are another way to aid parents in teaching their children.


June Calendars have been placed in the church

mailboxes.  Please check your box for that plus any other mail that you may have.


Fish Fry:  TONIGHT, Sunday, June 2 will be the annual fish fry beginning at 6:00 p.m. in Creston.   Bring a side dish to share.  Bring lawn chairs and feel free to invite a friend to come with you.

Mt. Ayr Bible Study will be the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays in June beginning at 6:00 p.m.

LWML Convention Alexis Swanson will be attending LWML Convention as a Young Women’s Rep.  If you would like to make a donation for the Mission Walk at Convention please give your donation to Alexis before June 13th. Checks should be payable to “LWML IWD” and can also be mailed to Alexis at 1723 110th St., Creston.

VBS Dates:   Tuesday June 18-Friday June 21 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Trinity in Creston.  More helpers are still needed.   A sign-up sheet for helpers is on the table in the narthex.  Please sign up if you are able to help.  Pick up an enrollment information form from the table in the narthex for your child or to give to friends/neighbors to invite their children.

Outdoor Service:  On Sunday, June 23 we will have an outdoor service in Creston at 10:00 a.m.   There will be no service in Mt. Ayr that morning. A potluck will be held following the service.   Bring a dish to share.

50th Wedding Anniversary

Darwin and Marjorie Scott will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 8, 2024.  Their  family is hosting a card shower for them.  Their address is:

Darwin & Marjorie Scott

2975 Queen’s Ave.

Orient, IA  50858