7-10-2022


The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Announcements: July 10, 2022

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church


For the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost on July 10, 2022

Leviticus 18:1-5 and 19:9-18 Colossians 1:1-14

Luke 10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” 27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two denarii[a] and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 10 8:00 am Bible Class in Creston

9:00 am Divine Service/HC in Creston

10:00 am Fellowship Time in MA & CR

11:00 am Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

Wed., July 13 1:30 pm Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

7:00 pm Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)

Sun., July 17 Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank Collection

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 & Fellowship (CR)

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)

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

Michael Ellerton (husband of Julie Rutz’s niece)

Emily Jackson (friend of the Nelsons)

Norm Rutz Jr. (Pastor’s cousin)

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

Members: Cindy Isdahl, Lola Hembry , Alexis Swanson,

Jean Kruse, Tracy Booth, and Ed Hanson

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)

Shirley Lett (mother of Julie Lang)

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: The family of Blaine Kearney, father of Paul

Kearney. Blaine passed away on June 28 in Audubon, IA.

Attendance from July 3, 2022

Creston 63

Mt. Ayr 9 Communed 9

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, July 10, 2022


Organists (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Greg Storhoff

Ushers in July: (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Dane Wardenburg and Mick Hagen

Elders on Duty in July: (CR) Jim Hagen (MA) Doug Gooding

Finance Team in July: Rick Hadley and Phil Wardenburg

Altar Guild for July: Jeanna Eklund and Janette Lang

LIFE TOGETHER

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.


NAOMI CIRCLE will meet on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

We will study the lesson: “Last!” found on page 20 of the Spring 2022 Quarterly.

Please join us as continue to study God’s Word and for Christian Fellowship.

Elders will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, in the fellowship hall in Creston.


Sunday School is not meeting 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.


Christian Care Fund: The current balance is $1971.02. If you ever need to fill out a request on behalf of someone in need, blue request forms may be found on the shelf in the narthex. After filling out the form, turn it in to Pastor for the Christian Care Committee to review.


Christian Library Resources: Trinity in Creston has a library with a number of Christian books and current topic booklets for you to check out. The library is located in the fellowship hall and there are also some Biblical Response booklets available on the shelves in the narthex. Lots of choices for good summer reading!

Portals of Prayer for July-Sept. are available in the back of the church. These are good daily devotion materials.


Used Portals of Prayer may be places in the box below the mailboxes in the narthex (CR). These will be distributed free this summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair. There is a big demand for these.

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!