8-15-2021

For Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost on August 15, 2021

Prov. 9:1-10 or Joshua 24:1-2, 14-18 Ephesians 5:6-21

John 6:51-69

51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread[a] the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59 Jesus[b] said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.

60 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61 But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62 Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63 It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64 But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65 And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.” 66 After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67 So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Aug. 15 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)

Office Assistant will be out of the office through Aug. 23.

Mon., Aug. 16 Bloodmobile using the FH all day (CR)

Tues., Aug. 17 6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Aug. 18 5:30 pm All church boards meet in FH (CR)

6:00 pm Church council meets in FH (CR)

Sun., Aug. 22 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)

6:00 pm Food and Fellowship (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)

Heather Wolf Brown (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Joann Portwood (sister of Julie Lang)

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

Members: Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson

Donna Bowman

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

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)

Condolences: We pray for the family of Ormas Stream, who passed

away on Aug. 7. He lived in Oregon. He was a brother of Cindy

Isdahl, brother-in-law of Pat Stream, and uncle to Brad and Bethany

Isdahl.

Attendance: From Sunday on Aug. 8, 2021

Creston 69 H/C 56

Mt. Ayr 7

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 15, 2021


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

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 today’s service may be found in a basket by the back pew (Creston).

Vacation: The office assistant will be out of the office this week and the following Monday. She will be back in the office on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Bible Study in Mt. Ayr meets on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 pm.

Wed., Aug. 18 Meetings:

5:30 pm Church boards in FH in Creston

6:00 pm Church Council in FH in Creston

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. Join us on Aug. 22.

Lifelight Resumes September 13

Our LifeLight classes will resume on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, September 14 at 1:00 p.m. You may attend either time, as the same lesson will be presented both days each week. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall for this nine-week in-depth Bible study.

We will be studying the second half of the Book of Luke, beginning with chapter 12. Jesus is on the way to Jerusalem. Our seminary professor, Arthur Just, has written: “Luke’s gospel is a book of the church, for the church, to be used by the church in its proclamation of the Gospel to the unbaptized and the baptized.” We hope you can join us for our always stimulating discussions. You do not have to have completed any LifeLight classes prior to this one. Mike Lang will lead the class.

For materials and information contact Mike or Janette Lang, 641-782-7922



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 topes together at home.

Please consider joining them in September.

Please consider joining them in September.