July 10, 2016 The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Post date: Jul 7, 2016 4:37:56 PM

This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 10 8:00 a.m. Divine Service (MA)

9:45 a.m. Divine Service (CR)

11:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

**NOTICE**2:00 p.m. Call Meeting to call a pastor.

Meet in Fellowship Hall (CR)

6:00 p.m. Preschool Board Meeting

Wed., July 13 *6:30 p.m. All boards meet

* This is a corrected time from what is on the July calendar. 6:30 is the summer meeting time.

Thurs., July 14 A group of 6 youth and 4 parents leave to attend the National Youth Gathering “In Christ Alone” in New

Orleans. They will return home the 21st.

Sun., July 17 Caring for Your Neighbor Sunday

Collection of non-perishable food items for the food bank.

8:00 a.m. Divine Service (MA)

9:45 a.m. Divine Service (CR)

11:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)


Cancer: Al Davis; Becky Nook; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Ethel Campbell; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Ted Bader; Maryann Kenyon; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Susie Seals; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Ross Craft; Velma Lorenz; Kent Larsen; Dale Smelling; Tyler Miller;

Haiting Hsieh (father-in-law of Rev. Oliver)

Illness or Recovery: Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse;

Mark Larsen; Kory Nonneman; Pam Wisnieuski;

Neomi Davis; Joe Haine

Military: Aaron Hoogland; 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)

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Sheree Zuniga, Bertha Jensen, Velma Lorenz, Donna Dittman (mother of Dianne Conn; Donna recently moved to the Mt. Ayr Health Center.)

Frieda Porter (Frieda recently moved to a nursing home in Greenfield and has transferred her membership to Immanuel, Greenfield.)

Phone Numbers for Emergency Pastoral Care

For emergency pastoral care contact Pastor Rutz, our vacancy pastor. His contact numbers are:

Cell 712-621-5971 (Try this number first)

Home/St. John’s in Hastings, IA 712-624-8891

St. Paul’s in Oakland, IA 712-482-3028

Email Address for the Office Assistant


Attendance : July 3 Combined service 57; 51 H/C

Attendance cards for all are found in the pew racks.

Life Together

We thank the elders for leading our services today.

Next Sunday the services will once again be led by elders.


CALL MEETING: Today, at 2:00 pm there will be a call/voter’s meeting to call a new pastor. We will meet in the fellowship hall.

Corrections to July Calendar: On Wednesday, July 13 all boards meet at 6:30. And, on Wednesday, July 20 the church council will meet at 6:30. The 6:30 times are for the summer months.

Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make last Sunday’s Mission Day a big success. It was such a pleasure to have Dr. Stephen Oliver with us to share his mission message. The picnic potluck turned out wonderful, too! Dr. Oliver said to thank all of Trinity’s members for the tremendous free will offering of $278.00 and for everyone’s graciousness shown to him during his short visit. He would like to return again someday. Thanks again for all your help. From the Mission Board

Youth Gathering: On Thursday, July 14, Reagan, Alex, and Joy Brown, Allison, Lauren and Sara Hadley, Devon and Troy Petersen, and Logan and James Shady will board a bus along with some other youth groups from Iowa LCMS churches to head down to New Orleans. They will attend the LCMS National Youth Gathering titled “In Christ Alone.” They will return home on July 21. We pray that God will keep them safe as they travel and guide them they attend the gathering.

Parsonage: Help is needed to spruce up the parsonage. There is a list of what needs done in each room. Please check off the items that have been completed. Contact Phil Wardenburg 641-202-1611 to set up a time that works for you. Everyone is encouraged to find a time that fits your schedule. Thanks for your help!

Ragbrai: A group of Lutheran bicyclists from Iowa will be staying overnight in our fellowship hall on Monday, July 25.

Mark Sunday, September 25 on your calendar for an afternoon of miniature golf. The Mt. Ayr members invite the Creston members to join them at 3:00 for fun and fellowship. It will be located at 2572 210th St., Afton. More details will be shared closer to that date.


Baby Bundles, is an ongoing mission project of the LWML, which helps out the Life Care Clinic. It is in need of donations of newborn sizes of receiving blankets, onesies, sleeper, diapers, booties/socks and caps. There will be a basket in the narthex for the collection of these items. Thank you all again for your continued support of the Baby Bundles and the Life Care Clinic. If you have questions contact Maggie Dory.


Vacation Bible School

Due to Ragbrai traveling through town, the dates for VBS in Mt. Ayr have been changed to:

Wednesday, July 27 through Friday, July 29 from

6:15-8:00 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Barnyard Roundup: Jesus Gathers Us Together.” Please check the volunteer sign-up sheet on the table to see if there are areas where you can help.