7-18-2021

For Eighth Sunday after Pentecost on July 18, 2021

Jeremiah 23: 1-6

Ephesians 2:11-22

Mark 6:30-44

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35 And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36 Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii[a] worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38 And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41 And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. 42 And they all ate and were satisfied. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44 And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.


This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 18 Caring for Your Neighbor -Food Bank Gathering

8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

Tues., July 20 6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., July 21 6:00 pm Church Council Meeting in FH (CR)

Sun., July 25 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

1:00 pm Voters’ Meeting in FH (CR)

Prayer List

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)

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

Donna Bowman

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,

Linda Schroeder

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)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Prayer of thanksgiving: New PS teacher has been hired for

4 yr. old class

Attendance: From Sunday, July 11, 2021

Creston 63 Communed 54

Mt. Ayr 14

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 Sunday, July 18, 2021


Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund (MA) Melody Stoner

Ushers in July: (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Charlie Bowman, Mick Hagen, Mike Lang

Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in July: Rick Hadley & Phil Wardenburg

Altar Guild for July: Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady

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.

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

lhadley@trinitycreston.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.

Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m. , in Mt. Ayr.


Church Council will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21 in the fellowship hall.

Voter’s meeting will be next Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Mailboxes: Reminder to check your church mailbox.



Lutheran Life Magazine: Concordia Publishing sent a limited supply of complimentary copies of this magazine. If you would like to have one, they are available in the narthex.

HANDY HELPERS

Handy Helpers are not meeting this summer but will resume in September with a new day and time. They will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in fellowship hall in Creston.

*NOTE* Handy Helpers do not “quilt”.

They need many hands to help assemble layers of fabric and tie them with heavy thread. Or, you could do one of these tasks:

¨ Be the person who threads the needles.

¨ Cut fabric squares (at home or in the fellowship hall)

¨ Sew blocks or blanket tops together at home.

Please consider joining them in September.