August 23, 2020 The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Post date: Aug 21, 2020 6:42:05 PM

For the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost on August 23, 2020

Isaiah 51:1-6

Romans 11:33-12:8

Matthew 16:13-20

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Aug. 23 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service /HC(CR)

10:00 am Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

11:00 am Divine Service (MA)

Wed., Aug. 26 1:00 pm OWLS at McKinley Park or if raining meet in FH (CR)

6:00 pm-8:00 pm Preschool Parent Meeting in FH (CR)

Thurs., Aug. 27 4:00-6:00 pm Preschool Open House

Sun., Aug. 30 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC(CR)

10:00 am Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

Prayer List

Cancer: Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Susie Seals (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

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

Members: Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Beverly Lyon (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

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)

Attendance: From August 16, 2020

Creston 51 Mt. Ayr 17, HC 15

Serving At Trinity Sunday, August 23, 2020

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

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

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

Acolyte: (CR) (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in August: Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Guild for August: Becky Hagen & 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. 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.

Private Communion Times: If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.

Livestreamed and You Tube Services: Our services will continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.

Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons will continue to be available on the church website.

OWLS: If you are an "Older Wiser Laughing Soul" come join the OWLS @ McKinley Park on Wednesday August 26th, 1 PM. near the shelter house by the Bear statue. Bring a lawnchair and snack if desired.

This is just for visiting and deciding future plans.

Everyone welcome! (FH if raining)

Library: The Mission Board has recently re-organized the church library and bookstore, located in the fellowship hall in Creston. New materials have been added including adult & children’s books, reference materials and DVDs. To check-out materials, simply record the items you are borrowing on the self check-out form. If you would like to purchase something from the bookstore, use a purchase envelope and drop it in the offering plate. From time to time, Pastor Rutz will be reviewing and giving recommendations on good books to read and the Mission Board plans on continuing to add new materials as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor or Julie Rutz.

Greeting Cards: Do you buy greeting cards here at the church (Creston)? Do you want this service continued? Please check the sheet on the table in the narthex to express your opinion. If you have questions contact Sharon Eklund.

Baby Shower: Members of the congregation are invited to a baby shower for Jeff & Heather Kruse on Sunday, September 6, at 1:30 p.m., in the Trinity Fellowship Hall. They are registered at Please RSVP to 712-542-7910. Oh! And by the way, God is blessing them with A BOY! (Grandparents are Kevin & Joyce Kruse.)

Outdoor Service will be held on Sun., Sept. 20 in Creston. More details will be shared as plans are made.

Ordination Anniversary

Pastor Larry Troxel, who served Trinity Creston from Oct. 1976-Oct. 1982, will be celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination in the ministry on August 23. A card shower will be held for him. If you would like to send him a card his address is:

180 Waukee Ave., Waukee, IA 50263. If you have a picture or memory to include those would also be appreciated.