Trinity Sunday May 22, 2016

Post date: May 20, 2016 4:09:05 PM

This Week at Trinity

Sun May 22 Holy Trinity Sunday

8:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

9:45 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

Mon May 23 5:30 pm Habitat for Humanity of Union County Board of Directors Meeting

Wed May 25 6:00 pm Preschool Graduation

Thu May 26 9:45 am Preschool Chapel

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Last day of preschool for the 2015-2016

school year

Sun May 29 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

8:00 am Divine Service/Matins (MA)

9:45 am Divine Service/Matins (CR)


Thanksgiving: We rejoice in the birth of Reese Charlene Page who was born on May 17. Reese is the daughter of Shane and Chelsey Page and granddaughter of Dennis and Joy Brown. She will also be welcomed home by sister Mia, age 2.

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

Illness or Recovery: Brailee Jones; Tricia Niehouse; Joann Portwood

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, Frieda Porter, Sheree Zuniga, Bertha Jensen, Velma Lorenz,

Velma Lorenz is living at Clearview Home in Clearfield, IA. 201 N. Jefferson St. Clearfield, IA 50840 Ph# 641-344-3818

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 for the Office Assistant

If you need to email the office with notes to be included in the weekly announcements you may do so by noon on Wednesdays at

Attendance : May 15 MA 8, 8 H/C: CR 70, 61 H/C

Attendance cards for all are found in the pew racks.

Life Together

A huge thank you to everyone that was able to attend my graduation "Open House" reception that was held on Saturday May 14. I really appreciate all the extra effort which was put forth during the awesome Graduating Senior Reception on Sunday! Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts, prayers, and always remembering me as I get ready for my next adventure in life -at UNI in Cedar Falls. God's Blessings to all of my church family!! From Reagan Brown

Thank you to all who have supported the preschool and our families throughout the past school year. It has been a very successful year! We would love to see everyone who is able to come to our Graduation Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 25 at 6pm. Your support of our families in prayer and love is a priceless gift. If you ordered a green Trinity Preschool 30th Anniversary t-shirt and are able to wear it, to visibly show your support, that would be great, too. Our families like to see you. ( We still have some t-shirts available for purchase. If interested, contact Brenda or Joy) Thank you for daily showing the love of Jesus Christ to our families.

Thank you, Pastor Kottlowski

May 29 will be the last Sunday for Pastor Kottlowski to be leading our services on a weekly basis. We thank Pastor Kottlowski for sharing God's Word with us during this first part of our vacancy. We pray that God will bless him and his wife as they follow their plans for the summer. Pastor Rutz and the elders are working on a schedule for future Sundays. More information will be shared as plans are finalized.

Janitorial Job Opening: Trinity Lutheran Church Trustees are looking for a person to fill the janitorial position. For more information contact Phil Wardenburg or Byron Bilderback.

Adult Bible Class will resume on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Fellowship Hall following the Divine Service. We will begin a five week study of: “How We Got the Bible”, a video study featuring Dr. Paul L. Maier. The class will be led by Mike Lang.

An open house reception will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 2-4 pm in the Fellowship Hall for Martin Herzberg and family. Martin will be ordained into the ministry the next day at St. John’s in Clarinda. More information about that will be shared as plans become finalized.


Cans for Cancer is an ongoing project where you can bring your empty pop cans to the church. The money from can redemption will help fund some special projects that Trinity will sponsor at the June 17 Relay for Life in Creston.


Please keep Sunday, July 3 open on your calendars for hearing Pastor Stephen Oliver preach here at Trinity. He will also speak during the Bible Class hour and there will be a meal afterwards. It has been some years since he has been here to speak. He would prefer to tay in someone’s home as he did the last time he was here. If anyone would be wiling to open up their home for a night (His wife might be with him, but no children) please talk with any Mission Board member. We do not sponsor Pastor Oliver but we do pray for him and his family in our weekly prayers. You will be hearing more about this event as the time gets a little closer. That weekend will be a very busy one since it is over the 4th, but we hope you will all want to hear Pastor Oliver speak and tell us of his mission work in Taiwan. From the Mission Board

The LWML has an ongoing mission project for the Baby Bundles whish are given to the Life Care Clinic. Currently we are not asking for donations of items, but this is just a reminder that you might keep them in mind if you should be out and about and happen to run across any of these items in newborn sizes: receiving blankets, onesies, sleepers, diapers, booties/socks, caps. Thank you to all for your very generous giving in the past. If you have a question or concern please feel free to talk with Carla Roghair or Maggie Dory.

VBS Dates for 2016 Creston July 5-8 Mt. Ayr July 25-27