July 1, 2018 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Post date: Jul 2, 2018 5:20:26 PM

For the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost on July 1, 2018.

Lamentations 3:22-33 2 Corinthians 8:1-8, 13-15

Mark 5:21-43 21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” 24 And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 And he looked around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”35 While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43 And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give give her something to eat.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., July 1 8:00 a.m. Bible Class (CR)

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

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

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

Tues., July 3 9:00-4:00 4H Day Camp in FH (CR)

6:30 p.m. Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., July 4 Independence Day —-Office Closed

No elders meeting tonight.

Thurs., July 5 9:30 –4:00 4H Day Camp in FH (CR)

6:30 p.m. VBS Volunteer Night in FH (CR)

Sun., July 8 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)

Sunday-Wednesday, July 8-11

Vacation Bible School

6:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. each evening in Creston

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; Libbie Wilkenson; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson; Dan Arkfeld

Illness, Surgery or Recovery: Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

Hospitalized: Denice Creveling

Hospice Care: Dave Stuck

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. They are found in the pew racks. You may hand it 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 June 24 Anniversary Outdoor Service 75

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, July 1

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

Ushers in July: (CR) Phil Wardenburg, Randy Ehm, Eric Eklund, Mike Lang

Elders on Duty in July: (MA) Mike Sickels/ (CR) Phil Wardenburg

Finance Team in July: (CR) Dennis Brown & Jack Quee

Altar Committee for July: (CR) Radine Ward & Marti Williams


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.

Job Opening: Trinity, Creston, has a job opening for janitor. The position is part-time at approximately 4 hours/week. If interested, or for more information about the position, contact Jim Hagen at 641-344-6765.


The 90th anniversary committee would like to thank all who attended the special outdoor service and stayed for the picnic potluck. Trinity, Creston and Mt Ayr, have been very blessed over these last 90 years so we want to "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow". Our grand finale will be on Sunday, November 18th, with another special service and catered meal. This Sunday is just before Thanksgiving, so we will have many blessings to be thankful for. Make sure your calendars are already marked for this very meaningful and thankful service.

Thank you, also, to the committee and to Pastor for their work in planning and setting up for the 90th Anniversary service and meal.

A VBS Volunteers Night will be held on Thursday, July 5 at 6:30 in Creston’s fellowship hall. We’ll be decorating for VBS which starts on July 8. There are little jobs for anyone! As always, many hands make light work!

Vacation Bible School

2018 VBS

Creston: NEXT WEEK July 8-11 6:15pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr : July 29-31 6:15pm-8:15pm


The LWML is still accepting any of these newborn size items for the Life Care Clinic Baby Bundles, which either gender can wear. (1) Diapers (2) Sock/booties (3) Long sleeved sleeper (4) Burp Bib (5) Onesies (6) Cap (7) Receiving blankets. A Prayer Book and Mustard Seed Devotion are also included in each bundle. These items can be placed in the receiving blanket lined basket in the narthex.

Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free this summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair. There is a big demand for these. Thank you.

The large LWML Mite box will be found at the back of the church during the whole month of July. Mite offerings go to help fund both the district and national levels for Mission Grants.