August 26, 2018 The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Post date: Aug 23, 2018 6:56:15 PM

For the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost on August 26, 2018.

Isaiah 29:11-19

Ephesians 5:22-33

Mark 7:1-13

7 Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, 4 and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written,

“‘This people honors me with their lips,

but their heart is far from me;

7 in vain do they worship me,

teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

8 You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”

9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ 11 But you say, ‘If a man tells his father or his mother, “Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban”’ (that is, given to God)— 12 then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13 thus making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.”

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Aug. 26 8:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

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

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

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

Mon., Aug. 27 6:00-8:00 p.m. Preschool Parent Information Meeting in the FH (CR)

Wed., Aug. 29 6:30 p.m. Sunday School/Youth Ed. Planning Mtg in FH(CR)

Thurs., Aug. 30 4:00 Preschool Open House

Sat., Sept. 1 Deadline for getting discounted entry fee for the “Shoot for Life” fundraiser for the Lc Clinic. Refer to entry form for more details.

Sun., Sept., 2 8:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

9:00 a.m. Divine Service (CR) led by Pastor Daryl Tompkins

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

10:45 a.m. Divine Service/HC (MA) led by Pastor Dave Ericksen

Mon., Sept. 3 Labor Day--Office Closed

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; Amanda Rotert; Oliver Gish; Paula Bowman (hospice care)

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; Doyle Hembry

Condolences: We pray for Diane Riley and family at the passing of Diane’s mother, Mary Jones, from Afton.

We also pray for Jo Ehm’s brother Gerry Montgomery and family at the passing of his wife, Sonia. The Montgomery family lives in New Sharon, IA.

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 19, 2018

Creston 71 Mt. Ayr 16 14 communed

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, August 26

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Sharon Eklund

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.

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!

Parents of children in preschool-6th grade: The summer has flown by and its that time once again! There will be a Sunday School/Youth Ed planning meeting on Wednesday August 29th at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will have a short devotion/Bible Study and determine the schedule, course materials, and other topics/concerns. All interested teachers, volunteers, Board of Ed, and parents of children preschool through 6th grade are invited to attend. Hope to see you there!

EARLY RISERS will resume our regular Tuesday meetings on September 4 at 6:30 a.m. We will resume reading and discussing the Gospel according to St. Matthew. You are welcome to join us, either regularly or occasionally, for God’s Word, fellowship, coffee and doughnuts. No preparation is required for this Bible study. Feel free to drop in and feed on God’s Word. There is no charge. For information contact Mike Lang.

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, September 10 at 7:00 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.

LWML Fall Rally: Inviting all LWML ladies from Creston and Mt Ayr, to come to the Fall Rally in Creston, on Saturday, Sept 29. Registration at 9:00 am. Brunch to follow immediately, with a short program afterwards, featuring Pastor Mark Gerken and his wife Ruth, speaking on Ethiopia. Everyone is invited whether you have been active in the LWML or not.

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.



Let’s get together for an afternoon of miniature golf. Haven’t played miniature golf, not a problem, you can be a pro by the end of the day. A bonfire will be ready for roasting hot dogs and making smores! This will be fun time for kids of all ages from 1 – 91! See you there!

WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2018 – 3:00 PM

WHERE: 2572 210th STREET AFTON, IOWA - One mile south of Afton on Hwy 169, turn EAST on 210th Street, continue on gravel to 2572 on SOUTH (right) side of road. Approximately 1.5 miles.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING – Hot dogs and buns and fixin’s for smores, soft drink or water for your family. There will be some chairs available, however, you might want to bring a lawn chair along.


We received a thank you from Matura Outreach for our continued support. The card is on the table in the narthex.

Lc Clinic Fundraiser: The 5th Annual Open Trap Shoot called “Shoot for Life” will be held as a fundraiser for the Life Care Clinic on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the High Lakes Outdoor Alliance Shooting Range. It is open to all shooters and all proceeds benefit the Life Care Clinic in Creston. Information and entry forms can be found on the table in the narthex. If you have questions, contact Rick Ramaeker at 641-782-5264.

The deadline for signing up to get a discount on the entry fee is September 1, 2018.

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.