August 6, 2017 The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Post date: Aug 3, 2017 3:31:34 PM

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Aug. 6 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

Guest Pastor David Kottlowski

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

10:45 am Divine Service /HC (MA)

Guest Pastor David Kottlowski

Mon., Aug. 7

Tues., Aug. 8

Wed., Aug. 9 6:00 pm All boards meet

Thurs., Aug. 10

Fri., Aug. 11

Sat., Aug. 12

Sun., Aug. 13 8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC(CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

10:45 am Divine Service (MA)

6:00 pm Preschool Board Meeting

Prayer List

Cancer: Becky Nook; Al Davis; 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; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

Illness, Surgery or Recovery: Norm Schroeder; Dale Conn; Aaron Cottrell; Pat Barkalow; Jay Bochart; Marie Burmeister; Myron Herzberg

Hospice Care: Dave Stuck

Military: Nathan Nonneman

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, Donna Dittman, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

Attendance : Please fill out an attendance card. They are found in the pew racks. Hand 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 July 30

CR 71 MA 18

Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz phone the church office at (641-782-5095)

Pastor’s email is:

In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at 712-621-5971 (cell)

Email Address for the Office Assistant

When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.


THANK YOU: We thank Pastor David Kottlowski for leading the Divine Services in Creston and Mt. Ayr today. Pastor Kottlowski lives in Ankeny. We pray that he will have a safe trip back home.

PASTOR RUTZ’S VACATION: Pastor Rutz and family are scheduled to return home from vacation tonight.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASS CANCELLED: The class that Pastor Rutz was scheduled to attend on Aug. 8-11 has been cancelled due to illness in the family of the instructor. It may be rescheduled for a later date.


Open your average world history book, and you’ll find but a paragraph or two on the Reformation. The event appears a small drop on the timeline, but the Christian Church knows better. Since the past is best explored through the people who lived it, meet some of the men and women passionate about the Reformation re-discovery of the Gospel—either for or against it. These iconic individuals used their unique vocations to create theological and cultural tidal waves beginning in the sixteenth century and continuing today. See how the gracious Word of the Lord had the final word in bringing the “It’s still all about Jesus” proclamation to the corners of Europe and beyond.

To commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation here at Trinity, you will see weekly information about some of the key men and women who the Lord worked through to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the forefront. Also, beginning on Sunday August 20th at 8:00am Bible Study, we will be studying their contributions from now through Reformation Sunday.

3RD ANNUAL TRINITY MINIATURE GOLF OUTING: Set aside the afternoon of Sunday, September 24, 2017 for an afternoon of fellowship and miniature golf. The Trinity members from Mt. Ayr invite the Trinity members from Creston to play together and get to know each other better. Golfing will begin at 3:00 p.m. The location is 2572 210th St., Afton, Iowa. A cook-out will follow golfing. You should bring hot dogs, buns, fixin’s for smores, and beverages for your family. Some chairs will be available but you may want to bring your own lawn chairs along. Directions for how to get there will be shared closer to that date.



MATURA Outreach Center/Food Pantry has a summer need for paper products/toiletries. The following would be very helpful: toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bar soap, laundry soap, paper towels, and Kleenex. The third Sunday of each month is a day when we gather non-perishable food and/or other items for the Matura pantry. But, you may bring items any Sunday. There’s a box next to the top of the stairs in the narthex (at Trinity Creston) where you can place items at any time. Thank you for your support of this outreach for Union County! A note thanking us for recent donations to the Matura Food Pantry is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.

Serving At Trinity

Sun August 6

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

Ushers in August: (CR) Jim Hagen, Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman, Troy Petersen

Elders on Duty in August:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock (CR) Kevin Kruse

Finance Team in August: (CR) Jay Bochart, Charlie Brown

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