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June 9, 2019 Pentecost Sunday

posted Jun 11, 2019, 9:37 AM by Linda Hadley

For Pentecost Sunday on June 9, 2019

Genesis 11:1-9

Acts 2:1-21

John 14:23-31

23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.

 

25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31 but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.

 

                   This Week at Trinity

                               

Sun., June 9     Pentecost Sunday—Holy Communion at both locations

                             8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC     

                            5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH  CR  

 

 

Thurs., June 13   7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/

                             Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                            

 

                                                                                                                             

Sun., June 16     Trinity Sunday—Holy Communion at 

                           both locations

                            8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC   

 

  

Mon., June 17  Bloodmobile in FH (CR) 

                              

                                         

 Prayer List 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen;

Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; Joy Brown; Lawrence Herzberg

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & 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

 

 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 June 2,  2019

Creston  53                      Mt. Ayr  22     HC 15

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 9,  2019

Organist:  (CR) Sharon Eklund       MA Greg Storhoff

Ushers in  June:  (CR)  Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Jim Hagen, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Jim Hagen

Finance Team in June: (CR) Kevin Kruse & Dave Dory

Altar Committee for June: (CR) Sharon Eklund and Hannah Shady

 

 Life Together

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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Thank You:  Rachel Circle would like to thank all of the 60-70 people who came to our fish fry and for bringing all the delicious side dishes and desserts!  A special thank you to Pastor, Jim Hagen and Phil Wardenburg for providing the fish and frying it, along with the assistance of their helpers.  God blessed us with a really beautiful evening!  We hope to have many more like this.  The special offering that was gathered amounted to a generous $181.00, so with the other $250.00 already voted on to give Camp Okoboji from our LWML general account for cabin renovation, the total will be $431.00.  Thank you all again.  

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor Rutz started teaching  a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class is on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location. If you missed the first two classes but are still interested in attending, please phone Pastor at 641-782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

LCMS National Offering  The 67th Regular LCMS National Convention will be held in Tampa, FL on July 20-25, 2019.  Every congregation is invited to participate in a National Offering which will set the tone for the next triennium under the theme “Joy to the World” preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude, and bold action.  Gifts will go directly to the mission of the LCMS to make known the Good News of Jesus Christ, joy incarnate, to the world. Next Sunday, June 16, we will have a special door offering for this National Offering.  Those offerings will be sent with our circuit voting delegate who will be attending the convention in Tampa. 

VBS  in Creston will be held Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.   Some flyers are available on the table in the narthex.  Feel free to take one to share with others.


Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

 

MISSIONS

Trip to Mission Central:  In a few short weeks we will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton to tour the Creation Museum/Theatre at 10:45, have a free lunch at noon and then at 1:00 listen to Pastor Stephen Oliver as he tells of his missionary work in Taiwan.   Remember the date is Saturday, July 27!  A sign-up sheet is posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) to let the Mission Board know how many will be going and who can drive, as we will carpool from the church.  A definite number must be given to Gary Thies about 10 days before the event.  Mt. Ayr members may either send a note in the transfer box or email/phone Linda at the church office and she will jot your name on the list and whether you need a ride or not.  If you have any questions you can talk with any Mission Board member. 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                               

                          

 

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

June 2, 2019 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

posted Jun 3, 2019, 8:50 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Seventh Sunday of Easter on June 2, 2019

Acts 1:12-26

Revelation 22:1-20

 

John 17:20-26

20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., June 2         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC and Confirmation for Zoey Larsen (MA)

                               

                                                                                                                   

 Mon., June 3    6:00 pm Congregational Fish Fry in FH  

 (CR)  All are invited to attend.   Bring a side dish to share.                 

                                                                                                                                           

Tues., June 4     6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                                                         

Wed., June 5      7:00 pm  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Thurs., June 6   7:00 pm  Adult Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis Class in FH (CR)                            

                                                                                                                             

Sun., June 9     Pentecost Sunday—Holy Communion at both locations

                             8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA & CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC     

                            5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH  CR  

                                         

   Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen;

Suzanne Troxel; Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Oliver Gish; Marie Burmeister;  Rev. Larry Troxel;

Rev. Dave Erickson; Joy Brown

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & 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

 

 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 May 26,  2019

Creston   93     HC 72                     Mt. Ayr  17

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 2,  2019

Organist:  (CR) Julie Lang       MA Greg Storhoff

Ushers in  June:  (CR)  Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Jim Hagen, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Jim Hagen

Finance Team in June: (CR) Kevin Kruse & Dave Dory

Altar Committee for June: (CR) Sharon Eklund and Hannah Shady

 

 Life Together

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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

Altar Flowers:  The flowers on the altar (Creston) were given in thankfulness for God’s blessings to Jack & Mona Quee, in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary.  There were married here at Trinity on May 31, 1959 by Pastor Ginkel.

 

Our 2019 Youth Confirmand:  Zoey Larsen.  May God bless and keep her as she grows in her faith.


Congregational Fish Fry:  We hope all (Creston/Mt Ayr) will be able to attend our fish fry tomorrow night at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall.  Fish, drinks & table service will be furnished; just bring your favorite dish to share!  There will be a short LWML meeting after the meal. A free will offering will be gathered for anyone who would like to give to the renovation of cabins at Camp Okoboji.  Each cabin costs roughly $20,000.00 - $25,000.00 to renovate. Checks should be made payable to LWML with "cabin renovation" in the memo.  See you all tomorrow night!  

From Rachel Circle, hostesses for the evening

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Last Thursday evening, Pastor Rutz started a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class will run no later than 8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location. If you missed the first class but are still interested in attending, please phone Pastor at 641-782-5095 or 712-621-5971.


VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

 LCMS National Offering

The 67th Regular LCMS National Convention will be held in Tampa, FL on July 20-25, 2019.  Every congregation is invited to participate in a National Offering which will set the tone for the next triennium under the theme “Joy to the World” preparing hearts for prayerful rejoicing, gratitude, and bold action.  Gifts will go directly to the mission of the LCMS to make known the Good News of Jesus Christ, joy incarnate, to the world.

On Sunday, June 16, we will have a special door offering for this National Offering.  Those offerings will be sent with our circuit voting delegate who will be attending the convention in Tampa.    

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

 

MISSIONS

Trip to Mission Central:  In a few short weeks we will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton to tour the Creation Museum/Theatre at 10:45, have a free lunch at noon and then at 1:00 listen to Pastor Stephen Oliver as he tells of his missionary work in Taiwan.   Remember the date is Saturday, July 27!  A sign-up sheet will soon be posted on the table in the narthex to let the Mission Board know how many will be going and who can drive, as we will carpool from the church.  A definite number must be given to Gary Thies about 10 days before the event.  So be looking for the sign-up sheet to add your name and if you have any questions you can talk with any Mission Board member. 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                             

                          

 

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

May 26, 2019 The Sixth Sunday of Easter

posted May 29, 2019, 7:21 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Sixth  Sunday of Easter on May 26, 2019

Acts 16:9-15

Rev. 21:9-14, 21-27

John 16:23-33 (printed below)  or John 5:1-9

23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

I Have Overcome the World

25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

 

 This Week at Trinity

 

                                                                                    

 Sun., May 26    8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                         9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                       10:00 am  Reception recognizing graduates in FH (CR)

                       10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA)

                       11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                         2:00-5:00 pm  Retirement Open House for Phil

                                Wardenburg and Candace Peterson in FH (CR)

                                  

 Mon., May 27  Memorial Day                     

                         

 Tues., May 28   Early Risers Bible Study will not meet.           

                   They will take a break for the summer months.                                                                                                  

                                                                             

Wed., May 29   7:00 pm  Confirmation Questioning for Zoey Larsen in Mt. Ayr                         


Sun., June 2         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                           10:15 am  Confirmation reception for Zoey Larsen in Mt. Ayr

                            11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC and Confirmation for Zoey Larsen (MA)

                               

    Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Randy Nemitz; Steve McCann;

Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Bruce Herzberg; Marie Burmeister; 

Rev. Larry Troxel; Rev. Dave Erickson

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse

 

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche & 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


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 May 19, 2019

Creston  70                      Mt. Ayr  21    H/C 17

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 26,  2019

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

Ushers in  May:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Charlie Bowman

Elders on Duty in May: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR) Karl Peterson

Finance Team in May: (CR) Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for May: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory

 


 Life Together

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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Baptism:  Today, we rejoice and give thanks for Collins Louise Wardenburg, infant daughter of Dane and Jordan Wardenburg, who will be claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism.  Collins’ sponsors are Heidi Muller (cousin), Jessica Wardenburg (aunt), and Derek Gadbois (uncle). 

Retirement Open House:   An open house will be held from 2:00-5:00 TODAY, Sunday, May 26, in Trinity Creston’s fellowship hall hosted by the families of Phil Wardenburg and Candace Peterson in honor of Phil and Candace’s retirement from teaching.   You are all invited to attend.

Early risers will not meet during the summer months, beginning with May 28.  

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:   Starting Thursday May 30th at 7PM, Pastor Rutz will lead a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class would run no later than 8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location.

If you yourself or a friend or family member would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, we invite you to prayerfully consider this opportunity. Pastor Rutz is also more than happy to schedule time to meet privately for this class if you would rather have that option. To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

Confirmation Reception:   Next Sunday, June 2, Zoey Larsen will be confirmed during the 11:00 service in Mt. Ayr.    A reception, in her honor, will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:15.  

 

Congregational Fish Fry:  Rachel Circle would like to invite everyone (Creston/Mt Ayr)) to come to our annual fish fry in the fellowship hall on Monday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm.  Please bring your favorite dish to share.  Fish, drinks and table service will be provided.  There will be a short LWML meeting following the meal.  A free will offering will be extended to anyone who would like to give towards the renovation of cabins at Camp Okoboji where the LWML holds their convention. The cost for renovating one cabin is approx. $20,000. - $25,000.   Some families from Trinity vacation there also during the summer.  Hope all can come to the fish fry and bring a HEARTY appetite! 

 

VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you. Brochures are available on the table in the narthex.

 

MISSIONS

For the last month or so the Mission Board has announced that we will be taking a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  We are to arrive by 10:45 so we can tour the new Creation Museum.  (There are photos of animals/museum on the table in the narthex).   There will be lunch served before we hear from Pastor Stephen Oliver, a missionary from Taiwan and who Trinity supports.  Some of you shared this trip 2 years ago, where we carpooled and will again.  It will be an interesting trip and it's FREE!!    Please contact any of the Mission Board members if you have questions. 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                       

 

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

May 19, 2019 The Fifth Sunday of Easter

posted May 20, 2019, 9:46 AM by Linda Hadley

 For The Fifth Sunday of Easter on May 19, 2019

Acts 11:1-18    Revelation 21:1-7      John 16:12-22 (printed here)

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

 

Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy

16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

 

     This Week at Trinity

                                                                                    

Sun., May 19        8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

                                                                           

Mon.,  May 20      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                                               

Tues., May 21      6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr        

                                                                                                           

Wed., May 22     8:30 am  Preschool—Last day of school for

                                           M-W a.m. class

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           6:00 pm   Preschool Graduation (FH reserved)                         

                          

Thurs., May 23     8:30 am  Preschool—Last day of school for

                                            T-Th a.m. class

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool—Last day of school for

                                             pm class

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                                                                                                                                                              

Sun., May 26        8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am  Reception recognizing graduates in

                                            FH (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA)

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                    2:00-5:00 pm  Retirement Open House for Phil

                     Wardenburg and Candace Peterson in FH (CR)

           

                          

 Mon., May 27  Memorial Day                     

                        

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Bruce Herzberg; Marie Burmeister;

Rev. Larry Troxel

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor 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 & 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

 

 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 May 12, 2019

Creston  61    HC 56               Mt. Ayr  10

 


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 19,  2019

Organist: (MA) Sharon Eklund  (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in May:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Charlie Bowman

Elders on Duty in May: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Karl Peterson

Finance Team in May: (CR) Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for May: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory

 

Life Together

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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

Easter Garden Flowers may be taken home any time.


2019 GRADUATES:   A reception will be held next Sunday, May 26 during the fellowship time in Creston, to honor graduates who are members of Trinity.   If you are a graduate this year or the parent of a graduate, please drop off information or send an email to the office (lhadley@trinitycreston.org) including the graduate’s name, name of school/college, date of graduation, and title of degree.  The information will be passed on to the board of education.  Please turn in information by noon on Wednesday, May 22.  

So far, we know of these graduates:

High School graduate:  Lauren Hadley

College graduates: (some with bachelors degrees and some with masters degrees) Adam Bochart, Madison Peterson, Mason Peterson, Jacob Wolfe, and Jay Wolfe.   

 

Retirement Open House:   An open house will be held from 2:00-5:00 next Sunday, May 26, in Trinity Creston’s fellowship hall hosted by the families of Phil Wardenburg and Candace Peterson in honor of Phil and Candace’s retirement from teaching.   You are all invited to attend.

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:   Starting Thursday May 30th at 7PM, Pastor Rutz will lead a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class would run no later than 8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location.

If you yourself or a friend or family member would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, we invite you to prayerfully consider this opportunity. Pastor Rutz is also more than happy to schedule time to meet privately for this class if you would rather have

that option. To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

Congregational Fish Fry:  Rachel Circle would like to invite everyone (Creston/Mt Ayr)) to come to our annual fish fry in the fellowship hall on Monday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm.  Please bring your favorite dish to share.  Fish, drinks and table service will be provided.  There will be a short LWML meeting following the meal.  A free will offering will be extended to anyone who would like to give towards the renovation of cabins at Camp Okoboji where the LWML holds their convention. The cost for renovating one cabin is approx. $20,000. - $25,000.   Some families from Trinity vacation there also during the summer.  Hope all can come to the fish fry and bring a HEARTY appetite! 


VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you.  Some brochures about the camp are available on the table in the narthex.

 

MISSIONS

For the last month or so the Mission Board has announced that we will be taking a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  We are to arrive by 10:45 so we can tour the new Creation Museum.  (There are photos of animals/museum on the table in the narthex).   There will be lunch served before we hear from Pastor Stephen Oliver, a missionary from Taiwan and who Trinity supports.  Some of you shared this trip 2 years ago, where we carpooled and will again.  It will be an interesting trip and it's FREE!!    Please contact any of the Mission Board members if you have questions. 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                      

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2019 The Fourth Sunday of Easter

posted May 14, 2019, 8:29 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fourth Sunday of Easter on May 12, 2019

Acts 20:17-35

Revelation 7:9-17

John 10:22-30

I and the Father Are One

22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

 

 

          This Week at Trinity

                                                                                    

 Sun., May 12       8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                                                                            

Mon.,  May 13      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                           

Tues., May 14      6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            5:00 pm  Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr        

                             

Wed., May 15     8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                           6:30 pm  All Boards Meet in FH (CR)

                           7:30 pm  Council Meeting in FH (CR)

                           

Thurs., May 16     8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                                                                                                                                                            

Sun., May 19       8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

                          

    Prayer List 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Bruce Herzberg; Marie Burmeister;

Rev. Larry Troxel

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor 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 & 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

 

 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 May 5, 2019

Creston  49            Mt. Ayr  (not available)

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 12,  2019

Organist: (MA) Sharon Eklund  (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in May :  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Charlie Bowman

Elders on Duty in May: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Karl Peterson

Finance Team in May: (CR) Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for May: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory

 

 Life Together

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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

2019 GRADUATES:   A reception is being planned for  Sunday, May 26 during the fellowship time in Creston, to honor graduates who are members of Trinity.   If you are a graduate this year or the parent of a graduate, please drop off information or send an email to the office (lhadley@trinitycreston.org) including the graduate’s name, name of school/college, date of graduation, and title of degree.  The information will be passed on to the board of education.


VBS Planning:  Anyone who is willing to help with VBS is asked to attend the May 15 Board of Ed. Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  These areas are still in need of helpers:

Teacher for the preschool aged children

Outdoor recreation helpers

Helpers to lead a group of children from station to station

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Hagen.

 

VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Easter Garden Flowers may be taken home any time.

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:   Starting Thursday May 30th at 7PM, Pastor Rutz will lead a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class would run no later than 8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location.

If you yourself or a friend or family member would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, we invite you to prayerfully consider this opportunity. Pastor Rutz is also more than happy to schedule time to meet privately for this class if you would rather have

that option. To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

Fish Fry:  Rachel Circle would like to invite everyone to come to our annual fish fry in the fellowship hall (Creston) on Monday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm.   Please bring your favorite dish to share.    Fish, drinks and table service will be provided.    Hope all can come and bring a HEARTY appetite!

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you.

 

MISSIONS

For the last month or so the Mission Board has announced that we will be taking a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  We are to arrive by 10:45 so we can tour the new Creation Museum.  (There are photos of animals/museum on the table in the narthex).   There will be lunch served before we hear from Pastor Stephen Oliver, a missionary from Taiwan and who Trinity supports.  Some of you shared this trip 2 years ago, where we carpooled and will again.  It will be an interesting trip and it's FREE!!    Please contact any of the Mission Board members if you have questions.

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                    

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

May 5, 2019 The Third Sunday of Easter

posted May 6, 2019, 8:13 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Third  Sunday of Easter on May 5, 2019

Acts 5:12-20 (21-32)                 Revelation 5:(1-7) 8-14

John 21:1-14 (15-19)   verses 1-14 are shown here

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

21 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

 

4 Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” 6 He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. 7 That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. 8 The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.

 

9 When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

 

Jesus and Peter

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” 19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

 Sun., May 5       8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          5:00 pm  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

                    (Note that this mtg. is a week earlier than usual.)                    

                                                                                   

                                                                             

Mon.,  May 6        8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                                              

 

Tues., May 7     Early Risers will not meet this week.

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                            6:45 pm  Rachel Circle will meet at church

                                           to carpool to circle

                7:00 pm  Rachel Circle at Candace Petersen’s home

                                     

                                                                                                            

Wed., May 8       8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                           1:30 pm  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                           FLOCK will not meet tonight.

                          7:30-9:30 pm  FH reserved by Marge Scott

                                                    

 

Thurs., May 9        7:00 am-4:00 pm  FH (CR) reserved for a

                             retired teachers’ meeting  (Marge Scott)

                              8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                             4:00 pm  Clover Kids’ 4H in FH (CR)

                             

                                                                                                                                

Sun., May 12     Mother’s Day

                             8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                          Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

                          

 Prayer List

 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Bruce Herzberg; Marie Burmeister; Rev. Larry Troxel

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor 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 & 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

 

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 April 28, 2019

Creston  66 & 61 communed            Mt. Ayr 15 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 5, 2019

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

Ushers in May:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Charlie Bowman

Elders on Duty in May: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR) Karl Peterson

Finance Team in May: (CR) Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for May: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory

 

 Life Together

Thank You:  We  thank Rev. Linden Wendzel, from Bagley, IA for sharing God’s Word with us this morning in Creston and Mt. Ayr.  We pray that he will have safe travels back home today.     Pastor Rutz and Julie are visiting family out of town this weekend

 

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.

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 


Early Risers Bible Study will not meet on Tuesday, May 7.  

 

Rachel Circle will meet at 7:00 p.m. this Tuesday, May 7 at Candace Peterson’s house, 2328 Beechwood.

If you would like to carpool, meet at the church at 6:45 p.m.   

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “Caring for the Body of Christ.”  This study is found on page 18 of the Spring 2019 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.


Easter Garden Flowers may be taken home any time.


VBS Planning:  Anyone who is willing to help with VBS is asked to attend the May 15 Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  These VBS areas are still in need of helpers:

Teacher for the preschool aged children

Outdoor recreation helpers

Helpers to lead groups of children from station to station

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Hagen.

 

VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


2019 GRADUATES:   A reception is being planned for  Sunday, May 26 during the fellowship time in Creston, to honor graduates who are members of Trinity.   If you are a graduate this year or the parent of a graduate, please drop off information or send an email to the office (lhadley@trinitycreston.org) including the graduate’s name, name of school/college, date of graduation, and title of degree.     The information will be passed on to the board of education committee.

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you.

 

MISSIONS

The Mission Board is advising that there will be a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  More details will follow, but for now make plans to go to Mission Central to tour the new Creation Museum, have lunch and then hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak about his mission work in Taiwan.   We are to arrive no later than 10:45am.  There is no charge for this trip.  Pastor Oliver is one of the missionaries that Trinity supports.  We hope many of our members will be able to make this very interesting and informative trip.

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                       

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

April 28, 2019 The Second Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 30, 2019, 8:22 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Second  Sunday of Easter on April 28, 2019

Acts 5:15-20 (21-32)          Revelation 1:4-18

John 20:19-31

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Jesus and Thomas

24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of This Book

30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

                                                                                     

Sun., Apr. 28      8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC  (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                        Youth Confirmation Class after church in MA

                         4:00 pm  Preschool Mother’s Night in FH (CR)

                                                                              

Mon.,  Apr. 29      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                           

                     

Tues., Apr. 30      6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                             

                                                                            

Wed., May 1       8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                        7:00 pm  Elders’ Meeting

                           

                           

Thurs., May 2        8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 

                                                                                                                                 

Sun., May 5        8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           5:00 pm  Preschool Board

 (Please note that this meeting has been moved up a week for this month.)

                       

          Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner; Bruce Herzberg

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor 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 & 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

 

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 Easter Sunday April 21,  2019

CR  157    HC 142                         MA   20   HC 15

 

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, April 28, 2019

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

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Dave Dory & Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR)Bruce Herzberg

Finance Team in April: (CR) Jay Bochart & Rick Hadley

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Jean Stoll and Mike & Janette Lang

 

 Life Together

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. 

 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.  

 

2019 GRADUATES:   A reception is being planned by the board of education for  Sunday, May 26 during the fellowship time in Creston, to honor graduates who are members of Trinity.   If you are a graduate this year or the parent of a graduate, please drop off information or send an email to the office (lhadley@trinitycreston.org) including the graduate’s name, name of school/college, date of graduation, and title of degree.  The information will be passed on to the board of education.  

 

VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23 through Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you.

 

 

MISSIONS

 

The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of April.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we would appreciate your continued support. 

 

The Mission Board is advising that there will be a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  More details will follow, but for now make plans to go to Mission Central to tour the new Creation Museum, have lunch and then hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak about his mission work in Taiwan.   We are to arrive no later than 10:45am.  There is no charge for this trip.  Pastor Oliver is one of the missionaries that Trinity supports.  We hope many of our members will be able to make this very interesting and informative trip.


 


 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                        

                       

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

Easter Sunday/ The Resurrection of our Lord April 21, 2019

posted Apr 23, 2019, 6:42 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Easter Sunday on April 21, 2019

Isaiah 65:17-25

I Corinthians 15:19-26

Luke 24:1-12

The Resurrection

24 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

 

 

 

 This Week at Trinity

                                                                                 

Sun., Apr. 21   Easter Sunday

            Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank Gathering

                           8:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          9:00 am   Breakfast served by the youth (CR)

                        10:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

  

Mon.,  Apr. 22      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            6:30 pm  Lifelight  Bible Study in FH (CR)

                    

 

 

Tues., Apr. 23      6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                            8:30 am   Preschool

                            9:00 a.m  Handy Helpers Quilting

                          12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:00 pm  Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

                                                                             

Wed., Apr. 24     8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           6:00 pm  F.L.O.C.K. for grades 4-5 in FH (CR)

                           

Thurs., Apr. 25     8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 

                                                                                                     

Sun., Apr. 28     8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC  (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                        Youth Confirmation Class after church in MA

                         4:00 pm  Preschool Mother’s Night in FH (CR)

                       

  Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Bruce Herzberg

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor 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 & 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

 

Condolences:  The Billie Jones family on the loss of his brother-in-

law.   They are friends of Douglas Gooding. 

 

Family of Bernard Rothman, who passed away.  The Rothmans are

friends of Douglas Gooding.

 

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 Palm Sunday on April 14,  2019

CR 83   HC 70                          MA 12    HC 12

 

Serving At Trinity  Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019

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

                                             Keyboard (CR) Julie Lang

 

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Dave Dory & Dean Hadley

 

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR)Bruce Herzberg

 

Finance Team in April: (CR) Jay Bochart & Rick Hadley

 

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Jean Stoll and Mike & Janette Lang

 

 Life Together

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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher.  

 

Baptism:  Today, we rejoice and give thanks for Amelia Jane, infant daughter of Mickenzie and Jessica Hagen, who will be claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism.  Amelia's sponsors are her aunt and uncle, Micaela and Marty Hirsch.

 

Easter Breakfast:   After this morning’s Divine Service in Creston, you are all invited to come down to the fellowship hall for a breakfast hosted by the Trinity Youth Group.   There will be a freewill donation basket available.   The proceeds from the breakfast will be used to help fund the youth’s trip to the National Youth Gathering which they will attend in July.  It will be held in Minneapolis.     We thank the youth and their parents for  preparing this meal and for hosting the time of fellowship for all.   

 

Thank You:  A huge thank you to everyone who helped put Bertha Jensen's 100th birthday party together at such short notice!  She was so happy for this special event and so thankful to God for giving her 100 years of blessings.  Thank you all for your many cards she received, to Pastor Rutz for your kind words and prayer and to the photographer, Haylee Brown.  Thank you to the many members of Trinity who were able to take time from your busy schedules to come to her party.   This will be a day she will truly remember. From the Langs and Dorys. 

 

 

VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you.

 

MISSIONS

The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of April.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we would appreciate your continued support. 

 

The Mission Board is advising that there will be a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  More details will follow, but for now make plans to go to Mission Central to tour the new Creation Museum, have lunch and then hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak about his mission work in Taiwan.   We are to arrive no later than 10:45am.  There is no charge for this trip.  Pastor Oliver is one of the missionaries that Trinity supports.  We hope many of our members will be able to make this very interesting and informative trip.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

                                          

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

Palm Sunday April 14, 2019

posted Apr 17, 2019, 8:48 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Palm Sunday on April 14, 2019

Deut. 32:36-39

Phil. 2:5-11

Luke 22:1-23:56 or Luke 23:1-56 or John 12:20-43 (vs. 20-38 printed here)

 

Some Greeks Seek Jesus

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. 34 So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35 So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

The Unbelief of the People

When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. 37 Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, 38 so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:  “Lord, who has believed what he heard from us, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”39 Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said, 40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.” 41 Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him. 42 Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

 

              This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Apr. 14   Palm Sunday

                           8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          1:00 pm   Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

                          5:00 pm   Preschool Board

    

Mon.,  Apr. 15   Bloodmobile in FH All Day (CR)

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                      No Lifelight  Class due to Bloodmobile

                     

Tues., Apr. 16      6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:00 a.m.  Handy Helpers Quilting

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                           No Lifelight Bible Study this week

                            6:30 pm   Bible study in Mt. Ayr

                                                  

Wed., Apr. 17     8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                          

 Thurs., Apr. 18  Maundy Thursday

                             8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 

                         6:00 pm   Maundy Thursday Service/HC (CR)

 

Fri., Apr. 19     Good Friday

                          6:00 pm Good Friday Service (CR)

                                                                                                        

Sun., Apr. 21   Easter Sunday —NOTE SERVICE TIMES

 

      Caring For Your Neighbor—Food Bank Gathering

                          8:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          9:00 am   Breakfast (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                       

                           

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 April 7,  2019   CR  70         MA 14     H/C 12

Attendance from April 10 Lenten Service    CR   41       


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, April 14, 2019

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

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Dave Dory & Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR)Bruce Herzberg

Finance Team in April: (CR) Jay Bochart & Rick Hadley

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Jean Stoll and Mike & Janette Lang

 

 Life Together

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. 

Attendance Cards:  Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card (found in the pew rack) and to list names of each family member in attendance.   On Sundays when there is Holy Communion please list the names of those who will be communing on the Holy Communion registration side of the card.   Hand the card to an usher. 

 

Voter’s Meeting:  The quarterly voter’s meeting will be held this afternoon, April 14 at 1:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Mt. Ayr members will participate via Skype.

  

Flowers for Easter: Today is the final day to turn in an order for flowers for decorating the chancel in Creston on Easter Sunday.    If you are bringing your own flowers, it is also the last day to turn in the sheet with names to be  printed in the bulletin.   Refer to the bulletin insert for more details. 

 

Movie:  The movie titled Unplanned began a one week showing on April 12 at the Stand Theater.  Unplanned unfolds a fascinating transformation in the life of Abby Johnson, examining her journey from Planned Parenthood clinic director to becoming a leading advocate for life and women in crisis. Unplanned reveals the challenges confronting Abby as she walked away from her job at a key Texas Planned Parenthood clinic and walked into the Coalition for Life office down the street. The film unveils that this incredible turning point was preceded by years of misguided hopes, searching - and a moment of pure awakening. Abby recounts her journey as an idealistic and impressionable college student that led to her position as a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic. She describes the dramatic moments in that clinic that changed her life forever and set her on a new path.   

 

THANK YOU FROM TRINITY PRESCHOOL


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED TOWARD OUR PRESCHOOL'S OBSTACLE-A-THON!!! YOU ARE ALL VERY GENEROUS WITH YOUR PRAYERS AND MONEY.  THIS YEAR WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED OVER $2800 TO GO TOWARDS OUR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND HELP!

 

Easter Breakfast:  The Trinity Youth will be serving breakfast after the Easter Sunday Service in Creston.  As in past years, they are requesting donations of rolls from our members to be served at the breakfast.   A sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex.     Your help is appreciated.

 

Schedule for the rest of Holy Week  

Thursday, April 18  6:00 p.m.  Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion in Creston

Friday, April 19  6:00 p.m. Good Friday Service in Creston

Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday—NOTE TIMES

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion-Creston

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast served by the youth in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service/Holy Communion– Mt. Ayr

 

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you.

 

VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


MISSIONS


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

IDW Disaster Update:   See the insert in today’s bulletin for information about various ways you may help to aide  those who have lost homes and businesses from the recent floods.

 

The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of April.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we would appreciate your continued support. 

 

The Mission Board is advising that there will be a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  More details will follow, but for now make plans to go to Mission Central to tour the new Creation Museum, have lunch and then hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak about his mission work in Taiwan.   We are to arrive no later than 10:45am.  There is no charge for this trip.  Pastor Oliver is one of the missionaries that Trinity supports.  We hope many of our members will be able to make this very interesting and informative trip.

 

 

 

 

     

                                         

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

                                          

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

The Fifth Sunday in Lent April 7, 2019

posted Apr 8, 2019, 10:59 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fifth Sunday in Lent on April 7, 2019

Isaiah 43:16-21

Phil. 3:(4b-7), 8-14

Luke 20:9-20

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

9 And he began to tell the people this parable: “A man planted a vineyard and let it out to tenants and went into another country for a long while. 10 When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, so that they would give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the tenants beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 11 And he sent another servant. But they also beat and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed. 12 And he sent yet a third. This one also they wounded and cast out. 13 Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; perhaps they will respect him.’ 14 But when the tenants saw him, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Let us kill him, so that the inheritance may be ours.’ 15 And they threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” When they heard this, they said, “Surely not!” 17 But he looked directly at them and said, “What then is this that is written: “‘The stone that the builders rejected  has become the cornerstone’?

18 Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.”

Paying Taxes to Caesar

19 The scribes and the chief priests sought to lay hands on him at that very hour, for they perceived that he had told this parable against them, but they feared the people. 20 So they watched him and sent spies, who pretended to be sincere, that they might catch him in something he said, so as to deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor.


             This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Apr. 7       8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

     

Mon.,  Apr. 8        8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            6:30 pm  Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

                    

Tues., Apr. 9       6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                           8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                          1:00 pm   Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

                          5:00 pm  Youth Conf. Class in Mt. Ayr

                         

Wed., Apr. 10      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            5:00 pm  F.L.O.C.K.

                             6:00 pm  Lenten Service (CR)

                        Fellowship Time after the service  

          All boards will meet after the service.

      Council Meeting will follow the board meetings

(Please note this change of week for meetings to avoid meeting during Holy Week)

 

Thurs., Apr. 11     8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 

                             4:00 pm   Clover Kids 4H in FH (CR)

                             7:00 pm   LC Clinic’s Annual Fundraising

                            Banquet at Supertel Inn & Conference Center

                         

 Sun., Apr. 14   Palm Sunday

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          1:00 pm  Quarterly Voters Meeting in FH (CR)

                          5:00 pm   Preschool Board


            PRAYER LIST           

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner, Bruce Herzberg;

Rev. Dave Ericksen

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Jo Ehm, Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor 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 & 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

 

Thanksgiving:  Birth of Amelia Jane, daughter of Mickenzie and Jessica Hagen, born on April 1.


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 Mar. 31,  2019   CR  89, H/C 81      MA 21, H/C 18

 Attendance from Apr. 3 Lenten service  50       


Serving At Trinity          Sunday, April 7, 2019

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

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Dave Dory & Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Mike Sickels, (CR)Bruce Herzberg

Finance Team in April: (CR) Jay Bochart & Rick Hadley

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Jean Stoll and Mike & Janette Lang

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

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. 

Sunday Morning Bible Study:  8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome to attend. The topic we are studying is:

The Augsburg Confession: Lutheran Doctrine and Practice Today 

The Augsburg Confession is just as relevant to the life of the Church today as it was during sixteenth century Reformation.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Biblical marriage and the civil government

How to approach church fellowship with all Christians

The important roles of clergy and laity, according to Scripture

Reformation heresies we still see in the Church today

Persecution and terrorism.

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be Nameless Women of the Bible” found on page 16 of the Spring 2019 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.  

Fellowship Time Following Lenten Services:   April 10 will be our final Wednesday evening Lenten service at 6:00 p.m.   After the service, everyone is invited to come down to the fellowship hall for refreshments and a time of fellowship.

Note these changes: Board Meetings will be held after the April 10 Lenten service and the council meeting will follow those meetings.  This is a week earlier than usual. The change was made to avoid meeting during Holy Week.

Altar Guild will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 to clean and polish the altar ware and furnishings. Supplies will be provided. Please come to help us prepare for the Easter season.

Please contact Janette if you have questions.

100th Birthday:  Arrangements are being made to help Bertha Jensen celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday, April 13 at the Crest Haven activity room-1000 E. Howard Street at 2:00 pm.  Everyone is invited to attend and anyone is welcome to help put this party together since it is short notice.  No gifts please, but if the date or time does not allow you to come, a card sent to her would be very much appreciated.  100 years is quite a blessing from God, so we hope many of her church family can help Bertha celebrate the wonderful years bestowed on her.  The Dorys can be contacted with any questions or assistance.

Voters’ Meeting:  The quarterly voters’ meeting will be held next Sunday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. 

Easter Flowers:  If you would like to purchase flowers to decorate the chancel area (in Creston) on Easter Sunday, next Sunday, April 14 is the deadline for signing up and to for turning in names that you’d like printed in the bulletin.   For more details please refer to the insert in today’s bulletin.


Holy Week Service Schedule  

Sunday, April 14  Palm Sunday   Holy Communion with in Creston and Mt. Ayr

Thursday, April 18  6:00 p.m.  Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion in Creston

Friday, April 19  6:00 p.m. Good Friday Service in Creston

Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday  NOTE TIMES

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion-Creston

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast served by the youth in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion-Mt. Ayr

 

Movie:  The movie titled Unplanned will be shown at the Stand Theater for one week, beginning on April 12.  Unplanned unfolds a fascinating transformation in the life of Abby Johnson, examining her journey from Planned Parenthood clinic director to becoming a leading advocate for life and women in crisis. Unplanned reveals the challenges confronting Abby as she walked away from her job at a key Texas Planned Parenthood clinic and walked into the Coalition for Life office down the street. The film unveils that this incredible turning point was preceded by years of misguided hopes, searching - and a moment of pure awakening. Abby recounts her journey as an idealistic and impressionable college student that led to her position as a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic. She describes the dramatic moments in that clinic that changed her life forever and set her on a new path. 

  

                                 MISSSIONS


Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next 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 sitting at the back of the church during the month of April.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we would appreciate your continued support. 

 

The Mission Board is advising that there will be a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  More details will follow, but for now make plans to go to Mission Central to tour the new Creation Museum, have lunch and then hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak about his mission work in Taiwan.   We are to arrive no later than 10:45am.  There is no charge for this trip.  Pastor Oliver is one of the missionaries that Trinity supports.  We hope many of our members will be able to make this very interesting and informative trip.


                  

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

 

                  

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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