The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Announcements: June 30, 2024

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church


The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost on June 30,  2024

Lamentations 3:22-33     2 Corinthians 8:1-9, 13-15


Mark 5:21-43 Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus's Daughter

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 of 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 physicians, 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 garments, 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 disciples 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 Teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing[a] what they said, Jesus said to the ruler 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 walking (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.




 Prayer List


Larry Shimono (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

Tami Killion



Shut-ins: Clara Buchanan, Cathy Dryden, Jean Stoll




 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 Joellen Ehm, who passed

away on June 24.  Services arrangements have not been set yet.



                            This Week at Trinity 

Sun., June 30       8:00 am   Bible Class in Creston 

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC in Creston

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

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



Wed.,  July 3        10:00 am  Library Committee Mtg. in FH (CR)



Thurs., July 4  Independence Day



 Sun., July 7        8:00 am   Bible Class in Creston 

                              9:00 am   Divine Service in Creston

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

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

                              6:00 pm   Food and Fellowship in Creston




Attendance from last Sunday,  June 23, 2024

(Outdoor Service)  held in Creston  73

 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 30,  2024

Accompanists (CR) SOS (Substitute Organ Service) (MA) SOS                                   

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



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 and 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 another way to aid parents in teaching their children.

Portals of Prayer: New Portals of Prayer for July –Sept. are available this morning.  If you haven’t picked one up yet, please get one from the usher after the service.

Used Portals of Prayer :  Please bring your old Portals of Prayer to the church and place it in the box found below the mailboxes.  These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There  is a big demand for these.   Members attending in Mt. Ayr may place theirs in the Mt. Ayr transfer box to be delivered to Creston.  

July Calendar:  Pick up your monthly calendar for July from your church mailbox.  If you need more than one, some extras may be found on the shelf in the narthex. 

                            THANK YOU

My heartful thanks…..to Pastor for his visits and comforting assurances of God’s grace and faithfulness…..to our Trinity family for love shown in so many ways to our family at this time and to Bob through the years.  God has blessed us through you all.    From Sharon Eklund,  Eric & Jeanna Eklund, Teresa & Brian Cose and Carl & Lindsay Eklund


                         THANK YOUS

Trinity received a nice thank you from a woman who was helped after the tornado damage in Creston this spring.  The card is on the table in the narthex and a copy has been sent in Mt. Ayr box, too.



Pat Morrison, member of Immanuel in Greenfield, also sent a nice thank you to all the members of Trinity for their help following the tornado in Greenfield.  On behalf of their LWML, she especially thanked those who helped by providing food and in serving the funeral dinner following the Wiggins’ funeral.  She included quite an amazing story of a photo that was found by Pam Wiggins’ body.  A copy of the letter is also on the table in the narthex and one was sent to Mt. Ayr.



Needed:  Sunday School is not meeting this summer.  Two teachers will be needed for this fall when classes begin again.  If you are able to volunteer speak with a member of the board of education.  Members are Becky Hagen, Anita Wardenburg, Julie Lang and Candace Peterson.

Wanted:  Helpers to run IPad for SOS Services in Creston

Occasionally, when we do not have an accompanist available for a service, we use Substitute Organist Service (SOS).  We order the service from the SOS Company, they record the music for service, it is emailed to us and downloaded onto an iPad.  The iPad is then plugged into the sound system and used for the service.  It takes a person to operate the iPad through the service.  If you would be interested in learning how to do this so that more than one person knows how to do it, please speak with Rick Hadley.  He will train you.


Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 28 at 1:00 p.m. in Creston’s fellowship hall.   Please note that this meeting has been moved to the last Sunday of the month so that Pastor can be in attendance.


 Iowa District West Request for Help for Those in Flood Areas:

A letter from President Turner is on the table in the narthexSome photos are included.

LCMS churches in Hawarden and Spencer received major damage from flooding along with homes of pastors and members.

If you would like to help here are some ways:

1. Keep the communities in your prayers.

2. Financial Support may be sent:

   By mail:  Send your check payable to Iowa District West with “Disaster Relief’ on the memo line.  Mail to IDW LCMS at 409 Kenyon Rd. Suite B., Ft. Dodge, IA 50501


On line:  IowaDistrictWest.org and click on “Donate” to make a secure online donation.  Select the “Disaster Relief” option.