8-1-2021

For Tenth Sunday after Pentecost on August 1, 2021

Exodus 16:2-15 Ephesians 4:1-16

John 6:22-35 I Am the Bread of Life

22 On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23 Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.

25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 28 Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29 Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32 Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

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)

Heather Wolf Brown (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

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

Members: Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson

Donna Bowman

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

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)

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Aug. 1 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)

Trinity Preschool Board Mtg moved to Aug. 8

Tues., Aug. 3 6:30 pm Rachel Circle

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Aug. 4 6:00 pm Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

Fri., Aug. 6 Early Childhood Conf. in Urbandale

Sun., Aug. 8 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)

5:00 pm Trinity Preschool Board Mtg in FH

6:00 pm Food and Fellowship (CR)

Attendance: From Sunday on July 25, 2021

Creston 54 Communed 50

Mt. Ayr 11

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, August 1, 2021

Organist: (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Greg Storhoff

Ushers in August: (CR) Dean Hadley, Rick Hadley, Kevin Kruse and Karl Peterson

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Karl Peterson

Finance Team in August: Ed Booth & Charlie Bowman

Altar Guild for August: Becky Hagen & Cindy Nelson

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.

Children’s bulletins that go along with the Sunday of the church year are available from a basket by the back pew in Creston.


Bible Study in Mt. Ayr at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Elders will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Early Childhood Conference: Mrs. Brown and Pastor will be attending this conference at Gloria Dei in Urbandale on Friday, Aug. 6.


Food and Fellowship, for all ages, at Trinity Creston on 2nd and 4th Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair, finger food and a drink. If you have questions contact Becky Hagen.


Christian Care Fund: The current balance is $1188.00

Putt-Putt Golf Outing: Mark your calendars for the annual putt-putt golf outing which is scheduled for Sunday, September 19 at 3:00 p.m. More information will be posted closer to that date.

Handy Helpers: They will resume on Wednesday, September 15 at a new time (1:30 p.m.) They will then continue to meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the fellowship hall in Creston. If you have questions, contact Sharon Eklund.


Phone Numbers, Emails, & Addresses: We want to keep up with phone numbers, home addresses, and email addresses for all of our members. If you ever have a change in any of those things, please jot those changes down on your attendance card or give the information to the office via note or email. Then those changes can be entered in our records. Thank you.