August 12, 2018 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Post date: Aug 15, 2018 5:48:51 PM

For the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost on August 12, 2018.

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.”

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Aug. 12 Pastor is on vacation

8:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

9:00 a.m. Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

10:45 a.m. Divine Service (MA)

Noon-6:00 FH in Creston reserved

2:00-4:00 p.m. 50th Wedding Anniversary Open House and Card Shower for Norm & Linda Schroeder in FH (CR)

6:00 p.m. Preschool Board Meeting

Mon., Aug. 13 Pastor is on vacation.

Tues., Aug. 14 Pastor is on vacation and Linda will not be in the office.

Wed., Aug. 15 Pastor is on vacation.

6:30 p.m. Some boards will meet.

No council meeting this month.

Thurs., Aug. 16 Pastor is on vacation.

Fri., Aug. 17 Pastor is on vacation.

8:00-12:00 Matura Meeting in the FH (CR)

Sun., Aug. 19 Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank Day

8:00 a.m. Bible Class

9:00 a.m. Divine Service (CR)

10:00 a.m. Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

10:45 a.m. Divine Service/HC (MA)

Prayer List

Cancer: Becky Nook; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen; Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery: Norm Schroeder; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Ed Rotert’s daughter Amanda

Military: Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan

Attendance : Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack. List the names of each person in attendance. Please hand the card to an usher.

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.

Attendance from August 5, 2018

Creston 74 Mt. Ayr 14 HC 11

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, August 12

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

Ushers in August: (CR) Dave Dory, Dennis Brown, Troy Petersen, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in August: (MA) Mike Sickels/ (CR) Eric Eklund

Finance Team in August: (CR) Tom Braymen and Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for August: (CR) Becky Hagen and Cindy Nelson


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.

Thank You: We thank Pastor David Kottlowski for leading today’s service in Creston and to Pastor Dave Ericksen for leading the service in Mt. Ayr.

A 50th Anniversary Open House and card shower for Norm and Linda Schroeder will be held TODAY, August 12, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston. All are invited to attend.

Pastor’s Vacation: Pastor will be gone on vacation all this week. In case of an emergency and you are in need of pastoral care, contact Pastor Keith Schweitzer (pastor at Immanuel Lutheran in Greenfield) at 641-745-5143.

Linda will not be in the office on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Calendar change: The August 15 Church Council meeting has been cancelled. The various boards will meet at their discretion.

PHOTOS: The 90th Anniversary Committee is looking for an enthusiastic individual or individuals who may be interested in taking some photos of members and gathering them into an informal little directory just to have for this year. Please contact Maggie Dory or Julie Lang if you might be interested in this project. Thank you!

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 10 at 7:p.m. and Tuesday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m. We will study the “Book of Acts.” Dr. Luther wrote this about the Book of Acts: “…by this book St. Luke teaches the whole of Christendom…that the true and chief article of Christian doctrine is this: We must all be justified alone by faith in Jesus Christ, without any contribution from the law of help from our works.” For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

4th Annual Miniature Golf Outing: Keep the afternoon of Sunday, September 23 open for a time of fellowship, miniature golf, and food. The Mt. Ayr members are inviting the Creston members of all ages to join together for some fun beginning at 3:00 p.m. More details will be shared in August and September.

Bible Sale: Concordia Publishing House is running a Bible Sale until September 30, 2018. If you are needing a Bible for yourself or as a gift you might want to check out the sale. Go to and if you decide to order something you will need to use the promo code YFL to get the discount. You could also phone in an order at 1-800-325-3040. The items that are available are listed on a sheet that can be found on the table in the narthex. If interested, feel free to pick up a sheet.

Higher Things provides daily devotionals which are good for teens and adults. You may find them by going to and click on the link titled Today’s Reflection. You can even subscribe to receive the free daily devotionals as emails.


The LWML is requesting donations for items of the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear in newborn sizes. In June, when we met briefly, we voted to keep the bundles as an on going project for the Lutheran Women In Missions. In order to do this, we need all of the following items (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets. The long sleeved sleeper is the most difficult item to get, probably because it costs more than some of the other items. If it is more convenient, a check can be made to the LWML and write Baby Bundles in the MEMO. It may be given to Maggie Dory at any time. A Bible, Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle. We sincerely thank all of you for the continued responses to the LWML and being able to Serve The Lord With Gladness.