8-8-2021

For Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost on August 8, 2021

I Kings 19:1-8

Ephesians 4:17-5:2

John 6:35-51

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. 36 But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

41 So the Jews grumbled about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42 They said, “Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How does he now say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” 43 Jesus answered them, “Do not grumble among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. 45 It is written in the Prophets, ‘And they will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me— 46 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father. 47 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 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.”

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)

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. 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 meets outdoors

at Trinity Creston For all ages.

Wed., Aug. 11 12:00 pm Deadline for turning in notes for the

weekly bulletin announcements.

Naomi Circle will not meet in August

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)

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

Attendance: From Sunday on Aug. 1, 2021

Creston 73

Mt. Ayr 20 Communed 20

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 8, 2021


Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund (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.

Announcements: If you have any notes that need to be printed in the Aug. 15 and/or Aug. 22 announcements, please turn them in no later than noon on Wed., Aug. 11. The announcement sheets for both weeks will be printed this week before the office asst. is on vacation.


Children’s Bulletins are available from a basket by the back pew (Creston). The bulletins go along with today’s Sunday of the Church Year.


Food and Fellowship, for all ages, at Trinity Creston, outdoors, 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.

August Dates: Tonight (Aug. 8) and Aug. 22

Naomi Circle will not meet in August.


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.