For Fifth Sunday after Pentecost on June 27, 2021
2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15
21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great
crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of
the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet
23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point
death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and
live.” 24 And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and
thronged about him. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of
blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physi-
cians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew
worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in
the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his gar
ments, I will be made well.” 29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up,
and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 And Jesus,
perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned
about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disci-
ples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and
yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 And he looked around to see who had
done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear
and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34 And
he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be
healed of your disease.”35 While he was still speaking, there came from the
ruler's house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teach
er any further?” 36 But overhearing [a] what they said, Jesus said to the rule
of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 And he allowed no one to
follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James.
38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus[b] saw a
commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And when he had entered,
he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child
is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. But he put them all
outside and took the child's father and
mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41
Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little
girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walk
ing (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome
with amazement. 43 And he strictly charged them that no one should know
this, and told them to give her something to eat.
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)
On-going health concerns, Hospitalized, Surgery/Recovery:
Members: Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and Cindy Isdahl
Rev. Dave Ericksen
Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)
Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)
Bob Ritnour (friend 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,
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)
Thanksgiving: Prayer of thanksgiving, as recovery is progressing well, for Pat Stream after having a broken wrist.
Prayer for guidance in finding a preschool teacher for 2021-22.
Condolences: We remember Jeanna & Eric Eklund and family at the passing of Jeanna’s dad, Larry Davis.
This Week at Trinity
Sun., June 27 No Bible Class today
No service in Mt. Ayr today
10:00 am Outdoor Service held at the
Potluck Dinner following the service. All are invited to stay for lunch and a time of fellowship.
Tues., June 29 6:30 pm Rachel Circle at Cindy Nelson’s
6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr
(No Bible Study on July 6)
Pastor and family will be on vacation July 2-6.
Rev. Don Pobanz, from Atlantic, will be leading the services in
both Creston and Mt. Ayr on July 4.
Sun., July 4 No Bible Class today
9:00 am Divine Service in Creston
10:00 am Sunday School in Creston
10:00 am Fellowship Time in Mt. Ayr & Creston
11:00 am Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr
Preschool Board will not meet tonight.
They will meet on Wed., July 14 at 6:00 p.m.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Address for the Office Assistant email@example.com
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 20, 2021
Mt. Ayr 15 Communed 15
Serving At Trinity Sunday, June 27, 2021
Organist: (CR) Julie Lang (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 Service online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at
firstname.lastname@example.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.
Potluck: After the service this morning a potluck meal will be held. All are invited to stay for lunch and a time of fellowship.
Rachel Circle: Their June meeting has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 at Cindy Nelson’s house. They will not meet in July.
Bible Study will meet in Mt. Ayr on Tuesday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. They will not meet on July 6.
Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair. There is a big demand for these. Thank you.
Gideons: The Gideons International is an association of business and professional men who strive to be Men of the Book, Faith, Prayer, Separated walk, Compassionate heart; Men who Witness and Give.
Gideons strive to be spiritual leaders in the home, church and work place. The object of the Gideons is to win others for the Lord Jesus Christ, serving together in personal witness and distribution of Bibles and scripture portions around the world.
There is a great demand for Scriptures, and answers about God and life. Will you join in the efforts of the Gideons?
If you are interested in learning more about the local area Gideons’ work, you may contact Mr. Lyndon Davenport at email@example.com
Teacher Position Opening
Trinity Lutheran Preschool is seeking an effective, energetic, caring preschool teacher for our 4-year-old SWVP class.
Trinity Lutheran Preschool is located 60 minutes from the metro Des Moines area in Creston, Iowa. Our mission is to develop life-long learners, independent thinkers, and productive citizens of character. We are a partner in the Creston Community School District SWVP Preschool Collaboration.
Please include a resume, transcripts, licensure, and three letters of recommendation.
Position Type: Certified teacher
Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Preschool
Equal Opportunity Employer
Name: Mike Lang
Title: Board President