7-4-2021

For Sixth Sunday after Pentecost on July 4, 2021

Ezekiel 2:1-5 2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Mark 6:1-13

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

6 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. 4 And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” 5 And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went about among the villages teaching.

Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles

7 And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. 8 He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics.[a] 10 And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. 11 And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” 12 So they went out and proclaimed that people should repent. 13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick and healed them.

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)

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

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 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)

Wedding: Prayer for God’s blessings for Randy and Amy (Kiburz)

Ehm who were united in marriage on July 3.

Prayer for guidance in finding a preschool teacher for 2021-22.

This Week at Trinity

Pastor is on vacation through July 6.

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 and 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.

Sun., July 11 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)

Attendance: From Sunday on June 27, 2021

Outdoor service in Creston 88

When writing down names on the attendance side of the attendance cards, remember to include any children or guests who are attending church with you.

Serving At Trinity Sunday, July 4, 2021

Organist: (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Sharon Eklund

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: Jeanna Eklund & 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.

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.

Thank You: We thank Rev. Don Pobanz, from Atlantic, for sharing God’s Word with us this morning.

Vacation: Pastor Rutz and family will be on vacation through July 6.


Welcome: We welcome new member, Virginia Isaacs, who transferred to Trinity from The Lutheran Church of St. Matthew in Eau Claire, WI. Virginia is the mother of our member, Sandy Shimono.


Thank You: We thank all who planned, taught and helped with classes, led crafts and music, prepared and served lunch, and to the families who brought their children to VBS on June 26. All of your volunteer help was greatly appreciated. We also thank the children for sharing songs that they learned about Jesus at the outdoor service on June 27.


New Portals of Prayer for July-September are available in the back of the church as you leave the service today.

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 lyndea@juno.com


Job 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

Contact Information:

Name: Mike Lang

Title: Board President

Phone: 641-782-7922

Email: popeye1938@mchsi.com