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  • April 23, 2017 The Second Sunday of Easter This Week at Trinity Sun., Apr. 23         8:00  am      Bible Class (CR)                              9:00  am      Divine Service/HC (CR)                             10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                                                10:00 am ...
    Posted Apr 20, 2017, 11:16 AM by Linda Hadley
  • April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday This Week at Trinity Sun., Apr. 16        Easter Sunday                                 8:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)                               9:00 am     Easter Breakfast served by the youth in Creston                             10:00 am ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2017, 12:04 PM by Linda Hadley
  • April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday This Week at Trinity   Sun., Apr. 9   Palm Sunday   Holy Communion at both locations                               8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)                               9:00 am      Divine Service/HC(CR)                             10:00 am ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2017, 9:20 AM by Linda Hadley
  • April 2, 2017 The Fifth Sunday in Lent                 This Week at Trinity Sun., April 2    8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)                              9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2017, 9:46 AM by Linda Hadley
  • March 26, 2017 The Fourth Sunday in Lent This Week at Trinity     Sun., Mar. 26         8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)                              9:00 am     Divine Service /HC(CR)                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)                            10:00 am ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2017, 11:53 AM by Linda Hadley
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April 23, 2017 The Second Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 20, 2017, 11:16 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Apr. 23         8:00  am      Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00  am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                   

                            10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:45 am      Divine Service (MA)   

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

Preschool sets up for Mother’s Night event right after the voter’s meeting.

                            6:00 pm   Preschool’s Mother’s Night in FH (CR)            

 

                          

Mon., Apr. 24       8:30  am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                             No  Lifelight Bible  this week.

                               Bloodmobile in FH (CR) all day

 

 

Tues., Apr. 25        6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm     Preschool                           

                             No LIfelight Bible Study this week

                             Pastor’s day in Mt. Ayr

                                                    

                                        

Wed., Apr. 26      Pastor at Circuit Pastors’ Meeting

                               8:30 am    `Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool 

                               6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

               

               

 

Thurs., Apr. 27        8:30 am    Preschool

                               9:45  am    Preschool Chapel

                             12:30  pm    Preschoool                           

                               1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

         

 

                              

Sun., Apr. 30        8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00  am      Divine Service/Matins(CR)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                   

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                            10:45  am     Divine Service/Matins (MA)   

                                                  

                             

  Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse; Norm Schroeder;  Bentley Oneal; Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg; Dale Conn

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                              

Military:  Nathan Nonneman


Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


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

In services when there is Holy Communion, please list the names of those who will be communing on the back side of card.

Maundy Thurs.  M.A. 15   H/C 15        CR 50   H/C 49

Good Friday   CR 80

Easter  CR 128  H/C 104         M.A.  13   H/C 10      


LIFE TOGETHER

VOTERS MEETING:  The quarterly voters meeting will be held TODAY, Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

 

WANTED:  Several large pieces of plywood for a VBS sign.   Contact Tammy Burgmaier if you have any.  

 

 

GRAUATION OPEN HOUSE INVITATION:  The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Alex Brown.   It will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1:00-3:00.  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, Creston.   An announcement is posted on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office. 

 

 

RECEPTION FOR GRADUATES:  On Sunday, May 7, right after the Divine Service in Creston, we will recognize our high school graduates, as well as kids who have grown up at Trinity, to see where they are now.

2017 Grads:  Please bring an 8x10 (or any size) senior picture along with your plans for the future.

Previous Grads: You are invited to attend that Sunday, but if you can’t be here we would like to have you (or your parent) provide a little bio on 8.5x11 paper, including a picture, if possible, to display for the congregation.

Please bring the info to church by the end of April or even on May 7 or email it to Julie Lang at

juliekaylang@gmail.com

2017 high school grads who are Trinity members are:

East Union:  Alex Brown, Allison Hadley, Kessler Tomas

Creston:  Cali Foglesong, Devon Petersen

Mt. Ayr:  Macy Larsen

 

 

BABY SHOWER:  A baby shower will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1pm, in the fellowship hall (CR) for Kayla (Davidson) Brown.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend!

There is an actual invitation posted in the entry way by the secretary's office.

YOUTH FAMILY NIGHT; 

When:  Sunday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall in Creston.

Celebrate the end of the school year with devotions, food, games, and planning of events and activities.

All middle school and high school youth and their families are invited!

 

MISSIONS

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  There will be a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex sometime after Easter.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.    Thank-You from The Mission Board. 

 

 

TENTATIVE VBS DATES

Creston: June 25-29

Mt. Ayr: July 23-25

If there are events already planned that might interfere with these dates, please let Julie Lang know.  Thanks!

 


 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun April 23

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

 

Acolyte:  Holden Hanson

        

Ushers in April:  (CR)  Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman,

Troy Petersen, Jim Hagen

 

Elders on Duty in April:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Kevin Kruse

 

Offering Counters in April: (CR) Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman

               

Altar Committee for April: Janette & Mike Lang, Jean Stoll

      

           

                      

  

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday

posted Apr 13, 2017, 12:04 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Apr. 16        Easter Sunday  

                              8:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                              9:00 am     Easter Breakfast served by the youth in Creston

                            10:00 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

                          

Mon., Apr. 17         8:30  am     Preschool

                             12:30 pm      Preschool

                              6:30  pm      Lifelight Bible Study

 

 

Tues., Apr. 18        6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:00 am     Handy Helpers Quilting 

                             12:30 pm    Preschool                           

                             1:00 pm      LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                             Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                               6:30 pm    Bible Study in Mt. Ayr                       

                                        

Wed., Apr. 19      Pastor at Circuit Pastors’ Meeting

                               8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm    Preschool 

                               6:00 pm    Confirmation Class

                               6:00 pm    F.L.O.C.K.

                               7:30 pm     Council Meeting(CR)

                               

 

Thurs., Apr. 20        8:30 am   Preschool

                               9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                              12:30 pm   Preschoool                           

                                1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel

          

                              

Sun., Apr. 23         8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                   

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                            10:45  am     Divine Service (MA)   

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

                    Preschool sets up for Mother’s Night event right after the voter’s meeting

                            6:00 pm   Preschool’s Mother’s Night in FH (CR)            

 Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder;  Bentley Oneal; Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg; Dale Conn

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                              

Military:  Nathan Nonneman


Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


Attendance :  April 9                

CR    88   H/C  81     MA 19           

H/C means Holy Communion     

 

                                                                LIFE TOGETHER

VOTERS MEETING:  The quarterly voters meeting will be held next Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. 

 

 

WANTED:  Several large pieces of plywood for a VBS sign.   Contact Tammy Burgmaier if you have any.  

 

 

GRAUATION OPEN HOUSE INVITATION:  The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Alex Brown.   It will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1:00-3:00.  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, Creston.   An announcement is posted on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office. 

 

 

RECEPTION FOR GRADUATES:  On Sunday, May 7, right after the Divine Service in Creston, we will recognize our high school graduates, as well as kids who have grown up at Trinity, to see where they are now.

2017 Grads:  Please bring an 8x10 (or any size) senior picture along with your plans for the future.

Previous Grads: You are invited to attend that Sunday, but if you can’t be here we would like to have you (or your parent) provide a little bio on 8.5x11 paper, including a picture, if possible, to display for the congregation.

Please bring the info to church by the end of April or even on May 7 or email it to Julie Lang at

juliekaylang@gmail.com

2017 high school grads who are Trinity members are:

East Union:  Alex Brown, Allison Hadley, Kessler Tomas

Creston:  Cali Foglesong, Devon Petersen

Mt. Ayr:  Macy Larsen

 

 

BABY SHOWER:  A baby shower will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1pm, in the fellowship hall (CR) for Kayla (Davidson) Brown.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend!

There is an actual invitation posted in the entry way by the secretary's office.

YOUTH FAMILY NIGHT; 

When:  Sunday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall in Creston.

Celebrate the end of the school year with devotions, food, games, and planning of events and activities.

All middle school and high school youth and their families are invited!

 

MISSIONS

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  There will be a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex sometime after Easter.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.    Thank-You from The Mission Board. 

 

 

TENTATIVE VBS DATES

Creston: June 25-29

Mt. Ayr: July 23-25

If there are events already planned that might interfere with these dates, please let Julie Lang know.  Thanks!

 

 

THANK YOU to Pastor Rutz for your kind words and to everyone who attended Bertha Jensen's birthday party on Tuesday, April 11 to help her celebrate her 98 years of God's blessings on her life.  It was a great turnout!   She appreciated all who came to visit her and she is so blessed to have a wonderful church family here at Trinity.       From Bertha Jensen and Dave & Maggie Dory

 

 

Serving At Trinity

 

Sun April 16

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

 

Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas     Crucifer:  Jacob Rutz

        

Ushers in April:  (CR)  Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman,

Troy Petersen, Jim Hagen

 

Elders on Duty in April:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Kevin Kruse

 

Offering Counters in April: (CR) Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman

               

Altar Committee for April: Janette & Mike Lang, Jean Stoll

      

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday

posted Apr 6, 2017, 9:20 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Apr. 9   Palm Sunday   Holy Communion at both locations

                              8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am      Divine Service/HC(CR)

                            10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am      Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                            10:45 am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

.                             6:00 pm      Preschool Board

                          

Mon., Apr. 10      8:30  am  and 12:30 pm  Preschool

                              6:30  pm      Lifelight Bible Study

 

 

Tues., Apr. 11      6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am  and 12:30 pm Preschool

                              1:00 pm    LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              3:00 pm   Birthday party for Bertha Jensen at

                                               Crest Haven  

                              Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

                                                     

                                        

Wed., Apr. 12      8:30 am  and 12:30 pm Preschool  

                              1:30 pm  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                              No confirmation class this week due to Holy

                              Week.

                              7:30 pm   All boards meet (CR)

                              

 

Thurs., Apr. 13    Maundy Thursday

                               8:30 am and 12:30 pm Preschool

                               9:45 am  and 1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

                               4:00 pm  Clover Kids 4H in FH

                               5:00 pm  Maundy Thursday Service/HC (MA)

                               7:00 pm   Maundy Thursday Service/HC (CR)

                                                         

 

Fri., Apr. 14         Good Friday

                              7:00 pm    Good Friday Tenebrae Service (CR)

 

          

                              

Sun., Apr. 16       Easter Sunday   Note time changes

                              HE IS RISEN!   HE IS RISEN INDEED!

                              8:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                              9:00 am     Easter Breakfast served by

                                                the youth in Creston

                            10:00 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

                                                       

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder;  Bentley Oneal; Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg; Dale Conn

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman


Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


Attendance :  April 2                     We ask that members and

CR    60         MA  H/C 8             visitors fill out an attendance

H/C means Holy Communion        card.   Hand to an usher.

April 5 Lenten Service    39           Cards are found in the pew racks.


HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Maundy Thursday: 

5:00pm Divine Service with H/C in Mt. Ayr

7:00pm Divine Service with H/C in Creston

 

Good Friday:

7:00m  Tenebrae Service only in Creston

 

Easter Sunday:    NOTE SERVICE TIMES

8:00am Divine Service/HC in Creston

9:00am  Easter Breakfast served by the youth in Creston  (free-will offering)

10:00am Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr

 


LIFE TOGETHER

TODAY (APRIL 9) IS THE LAST DAY to order flowers for Creston’s Easter Garden.  Please complete and submit the enclosed form today to have the Altar Guild order flowers for you.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY  to submit the enclosed form to ensure that your name is included in the Easter Sunday bulletin if you are bringing your own flowers. If you are bringing your own flowers, please have them at the church no later than Friday, April 14.

Thank you for your participation in the Easter Garden!

 

 

EASTER BREAKFAST ROLLS:  If you would be able to help by providing some rolls for the Easter breakfast, there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex.  The youth group thanks you for your support.

 

 

A BIRTHDAY PARTY:  Everyone is invited to attend a birthday party for Bertha Jensen's 98th birthday on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm in the activity room of the Crest Haven Care Centre, 1000 E. Howard Street.  She would prefer no gifts-just come out to celebrate her many years of God's blessings on her life and have a piece of cake and ice cream.  If anyone has any questions contact Dave or Maggie Dory.  

 

 

NAOMI CIRCLE will meet this Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be “Changeless”  This study is found on page 16 of the Spring 2017 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

 

GRAUATION OPEN HOUSE INVITATION:  The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Alex Brown.   It will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1:00-3:00.  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, Creston.   An announcement is posted on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office. 

 

 

RECEPTION FOR GRADUATES:  “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” (or have been): Sunday, May 7 right after Divine Service in Creston

The Board of Education will recognize five Creston and East Union high school graduates on this day (Alex Brown, Devon Peterson, Cali Foglesong, Kessler Tomas, and Allison Hadley).  Because we’ve been a little lax in recognizing some past college graduates, we’re also going to try and have a reunion of sorts for past (or current) members who have graduated from college within the past 10 years or so.  We’d like to know where our younger members are these days.  We’d love to invite any young people to attend but if they can’t we’d like to get a little bio from them and put together a bulletin insert for the day.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Lang. 

 

 

BABY SHOWER:  A baby shower will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1pm, in the fellowship hall (CR) for Kayla (Davidson) Brown.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend!

There is an actual invitation posted in the entry way by the secretary's office.

 

 

 

MISSIONS

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   All members are invited to go along.   Watch for more details after Easter.

 


TENTATIVE VBS DATES

Creston: June 25-29, 2017

Mt. Ayr: July 23-25, 2017

If there are events already planned that might interfere with these dates, please let Julie Lang know.  Thanks!



Serving At Trinity

Sun April 9

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

 

Acolyte:  Haylee Brown

        

Ushers in April:  (CR)  Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman,

Troy Petersen, Jim Hagen

 

Elders on Duty in April:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Kevin Kruse

 

Offering Counters in April: (CR) Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman

               

Altar Committee for April: Janette & Mike Lang, Jean Stoll

      

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2, 2017 The Fifth Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 30, 2017, 9:46 AM by Linda Hadley

                This Week at Trinity

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

Mon., Apr. 3     8:30  am  and 12:30 pm  Preschool

                             4:00-9:00 pm    Preschool Parent-Teacher Conf /PS room

                             6:30  pm      Lifelight Bible Study

 

Tues., Apr. 4    6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                             8:30 am  and 12:30 pm Preschool

                             1:00 pm    LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                             4:00-9:00 pm  Preschool Parent-Teacher Conf/PS room

                             Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                             6:30 pm      Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                             7:00 pm     Rachel Circle meets in fellowship hall (CR)   

                                        

Wed., Apr. 5     Preschool’s Obstacle-a-Thon —FH will be used

                              8:30 am  and 12:30 pm Preschool  

                              5:30pm     Supper for confirmation kids

                              5:45  pm   Confirmation Class

                              7:00 pm     Lenten Service (CR) 

                               Elders meeting after the Lenten service

 

Thurs., Apr. 6    Pastor’s Bible Study Group in Adair

                               Preschool’s Obstacle-a Thon — FH will be used

                               8:30 am and 12:30 pm Preschool

                               9:45 am  and 1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

                                                         

Fri., Apr. 7          9:00-1:00 Matura Meeting in FH (CR)

 

Sat.,Apr. 8          9:00 am  Altar Guild Chancel Cleaning (CR)

                                         

Sun., Apr. 9     Palm Sunday    Holy Communion at both locations

                              8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am      Divine Service/HC(CR)

                            10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am      Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                            10:45 am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

.                             6:00 pm      Preschool Board

                           

 Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg; Dale Conn

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                              

Military:  Nathan Nonneman


Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga



Attendance :  March 26                    We ask that members and

CR  76    H/C 72         MA  10           visitors fill out an attendance

H/C means Holy Communion           card.   Hand to an usher.

March 29 Lenten Service   29           Cards are found in the pew racks.

H/C means Holy Communion

 

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

HOLY WEEK/EASTER SCHEDULE

Palm Sunday:  Normal Sunday schedule with Holy Communion at Creston and Mt. Ayr.   Bible Class and Sunday School at regular times.

Maundy Thursday: 

5:00pm Divine Service with H/C in Mt. Ayr

7:00pm Divine Service with H/C in Creston

Good Friday:

7:00m  Tenebrae Service in Creston

Easter Sunday:    Note time changes for Easter

8:00am Divine Service/HC in Creston

9:00am  Easter Breakfast served by the youth in Creston  (free-will offering)

10:00am Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr

 

 

EASTER BREAKFAST ROLLS:  If you would be able to help by providing some rolls for the Easter breakfast, there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex.  The youth group thanks you for your support.

 


A BIRTHDAY PARTY:  Everyone is invited to attend a birthday party for Bertha Jensen's 98th birthday on Tuesday, April 11th at 3:00 pm in the activity room of the Crest Haven Care Centre, 1000 E. Howard Street.  She would prefer no gifts-just come out to celebrate her many years of God's blessings on her life and have a piece of cake and ice cream.  If anyone has any questions contact Dave or Maggie Dory.  

 

 

BABY SHOWER:  A baby shower will be held on Sunday May 7 at 1pm, in the fellowship hall (CR) for Kayla (Davidson) Brown.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend!

There is an actual invitation posted in the entry way by the secretary's office.

 

 

VBS:  Tentative VBS dates:

Creston: June 25-29

Mt. Ayr: July 23-25

If there are events already planned that might interfere with these dates, please let Julie Lang know.  Thanks!


“Oh, The Places You’ll Go” (or have been): Sunday May 7 right after Divine Service in Creston

The Board of Education will recognize 5 high school graduates on this day (Alex Brown, Devon Peterson, Cali Foglesong, Kessler Tomas, and Allison Hadley).  Because we’ve been a little lax in recognizing some past college graduates, we’re also going to try and have a reunion of sorts for past (or current) members who have graduated from college within the past 10 years or so.  We’d like to know where our younger members are these days.  We’d love to invite any young people to attend but if they can’t we’d like to get a little bio from them and put together a bulletin insert for the day.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Lang. 

 

MISSIONS

A BIG THANK YOU to all who attended the potluck/game night last Sunday evening and for bringing all the wonderful food!  There were 7 guests that came from SWCC.  Everyone had plenty to eat and the rest of the evening was spent with devotion, fellowship and a whole lot of fun with games.  We thank God that we had this opportunity to share time with these students and we're praying that we'll  develop a much deeper relationship with them.  From the Mission Board.

 

 

TRINITY PRESCHOOL is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

 


USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair. The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get. Bring your old Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes. These will be used to share the Gospel.

 

  

Trinity received the following thank you.

Trinity Lutheran Church,

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support towards our service in the Dominican Republic and in Latin America.  It continues to be a privilege to serve His people.  God’s blessings to you all!

From James and Christel Neuendorf


Serving At Trinity

 

Sun April 2

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

 

Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas

        

Ushers in April:  (CR)  Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman,

Troy Petersen, Jim Hagen

 

Elders on Duty in April:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Kevin Kruse

 

Offering Counters in April: (CR) Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman

               

Altar Committee for April: Janette & Mike Lang, Jean Stoll

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 26, 2017 The Fourth Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 23, 2017, 11:53 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

 

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service /HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/ (MA)

                             6:00pm      Potluck supper and Game Night sponsored by the Mission Board.   SWCC students will be our guests.

 

                                                                                

Mon., Mar. 27        8:30  am     Preschool

                           12:30  pm     Preschool

                             6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study

 

                           

Tues., Mar. 28        6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm   Preschool

                              1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s day in MA

                             

                      

Wed., Mar 29         8:30 am   Preschool  

                            12:30 pm   Preschool  

                              5:30pm    Supper for confirmation kids

                              5:45  pm  Confirmation Class

                              7:00 pm   Lenten Service (CR)                        

                         

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

.

                           

 Prayers

Condolences:  We remember the family of Wilma Cottrell in our prayers.  Wilma died on March 16 and her funeral was held at Trinity, Creston on March 22.   

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                               

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

 

 Attendance :  March 19

CR  58          MA  4     H/C  3

H/C means Holy Communion

March 22 Lenten Service    35


LIFE TOGETHER

Calendar Events for April: If there are any meetings/events that need to be included on the April calendar, please turn them in to the office by noon on Wednesday, March 29. 

 

Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

Found:   A round, silver charm was found.   If you have lost one, check with Linda in the office.

 

Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   During Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.  Thanks to all who have already signed up to bring some food.   There is still an opening for one more volunteer.     If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

 

USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair. The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your old Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes. These will be used to share the Gospel.

 

 

MISSIONS

Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night TONIGHT, March 26 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  We will eat first and games will follow the meal.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  

 

 

LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church this morning.  The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.   And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny (Mark 12:42). 

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

 

Mission Trip:  Last month the Mission Board announced that we will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  There will be a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex; please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.    Thank-You from The Mission Board. 

 

Serving At Trinity

 

Sun March 26

Organist: (MA) Melody Stoner   (CR) Julie Lang

 

Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley

        

Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund

 

Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman

 

Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

               

Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19, 2017 The Third Sunday of Lent

posted Mar 17, 2017, 12:54 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

                              6:00pm     Preschool Board

 

Preschool is on spring break this week.   Classes resume on March 27.

 

Mon., Mar. 20   6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study

 

                           

Tues., Mar. 21     6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                              9:00 am    Handy Helpers Quilting

                              1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s evening in MA

                             

                      

Wed., Mar 22      7:00 pm     Lenten Service (CR)

                              No confirmation class due to spring break.

                          

                                  

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service /HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/ (MA)

                             6:00pm      Potluck supper and Game Night  

                                               Sponsored by the Mission Board. 

                                                SWCC students have been invited to                             

                                                     be our guests.   All are welcome to attend.

                                                     More details are in an article on the back

                                                     side of this sheet.   A sign up sheet is on the

                                                     table in the narthex.

                           

 Prayers

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;  Jayne Livingston;

Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer; Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder;  Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Attendance :  March 12

CR     79         H/C  73          MA  11

H/C means Holy Communion

March 15 Lenten Service    53


LIFE TOGETHER

TODAY:  This morning, March 19, right after the Divine Service, there will be a special voter’s meeting to determine the location of the outdoor crosses. 

 

Calendar Events for April: If there are any meetings/events that need to be included on the April calendar, please turn them in to the office by noon on Wednesday, March 29. 

 

Thank You:   Trinity received a thank you from Matura Head Start for allowing them to use the fellowship hall for a recent event.   The thank you is posted on the bulleting board in the fellowship hallway. 

Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

Found:   A round, silver charm was found.   If you have lost one, check with Linda in the office.

 

Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   During Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.  Thanks to all who have already signed up to bring some food.   There is still an opening for one more volunteer.     If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

MISSIONS

 

LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of March.   The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.   And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny (Mark 12:42). 

 

Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night next Sunday, March 26 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  We will eat first and games will follow the meal.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

 

Christian Care Fund:   The balance in the Christian Care Fund is $930.88.

 


 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun March 19

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

 

Acolyte:  Holden Hanson

        

Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund

 

Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman

 

Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

               

Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 12, 2017 The Second Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 9, 2017, 10:03 AM by Linda Hadley

             This Week at Trinity

 

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                              6:00pm     Preschool Board

 

Mon., Mar. 13    8:30  am     Preschool

                          12:30  pm    Preschool

                            6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study

                           

Tues., Mar. 14     6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s day in MA

                                               

Wed., Mar 15     Pastor at Circuit meeting in Clarinda

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            5:30 pm     Confirmation/FLOCK meal

                            5:45 pm     Confirmation Class and FLOCK

                            7:00 pm     Lenten Service (CR)

                            Council meeting after the service

                           

Thurs., Mar. 16  8:30 am      Preschool

                            9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm      Preschool

                             1:45 pm     Preschool Chapel

              

 

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)

                                                        

     Prayers

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Arlene Madison; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Attendance: March 5

CR   68                    MA  13     Holy Communion 11

 

Attendance:  March 8 Lenten Service  CR  47


LIFE TOGETHER

Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

 

F.L.O.C.K. will meet on Wednesday, March 15 beginning with supper at 5:30.  

 

Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   During Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.  Thanks to all who have already signed up to bring some food.   There are still a few needed items left.    If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

 

The Tuesday evening Bible study in Mt. Ayr will be about the topic of the Mormons.    They meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 pm.

Record Keeping: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card.   Cards are found in the pew rack in front of you.  On the Sundays when we have the sacrament of Holy Communion,  please list the names of  those who are communing on the back side of the card.   Thank you.

        

MISSIONS

 

Christian Care Fund:   As of March 6, 2017, the balance in the Christian Care Fund is $930.88.

 

 

LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of March.   The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.      LWML stands for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. 

 

Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night on Sunday, March 26 in the fellowship hall here in Creston.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

 


 From the Outdoor Cross Committee

  We thank you all for your support for the crosses to be placed in front of the church.  We exceeded our goal of $6000.  The excess will be put into the fund for the new nativity set for our church.  We thank you all for your prayers and support.

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun March 12

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

 

Acolyte:  Kate Foglesong

        

Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund

 

Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman

 

Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

               

Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

March 5, 2017 The First Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 3, 2017, 8:12 AM by Linda Hadley

               This Week at Trinity

 

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service /HC(MA)

 

Mon., Mar. 6     8:30  am    Preschool

                          12:30  pm    Preschool

                            6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study

 

                           

Tues., Mar. 7        6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                             8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s evening in MA

                              6:30 pm    Bible Study in MA

                              7:00 pm    Rachel Circle at church in the FH (Please note this change in location.)

                             

Wed., Mar 8        8:30 am    Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            1:30 pm     Naomi Circle in FH

                            5:45 pm     Confirmation Class

                            7:00 pm     Lenten Service (CR)

                            All Boards meet after the service

                           

Thurs., Mar. 9     8:30 am     Preschool

                            9:45 am      Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

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

 

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service (MA)

                              6:00pm     Preschool Board

                          

      Prayers

 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Arlene Madison; Tracy Konkler

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                              

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 

 Attendance :  February 26

CR  82,  H/C 75                  MA  10

Ash Wednesday Service  56     H/C 45

  H/C means Holy Communion


                                                    From the Outdoor Cross Committee

  We thank you all for your support for the crosses to be placed in front of the church.  We exceeded our goal of $6000.  The excess will be put into the fund for the new nativity set for our church.  We thank you all for your prayers and support.

 

                                                                                                  LIFE TOGETHER

Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

 

Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study will resume on March 6-7. 

 

Rachel Circle will meet on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall.   Please note that this is a change in location from what is on the March calendar.  Nichole Hanson and Maggie Dory will be co-hosts.   Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be  The Wondrous Cross  This study is found on page 22 of the Winter 2016 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

 

Confirmation Class/FLOCK Time Change:   During Lent confirmation class will begin at 5:45 p.m. to allow time for class before church begins.      FLOCK will also begin at 5:45 on March 15. 

 

Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   Beginning March 8, during Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.    If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.

 

 

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

The Tuesday evening Bible study in Mt. Ayr will be about the topic of the Mormons.    They meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 pm.



MISSIONS

 

Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night on Sunday, March 26 in the fellowship hall here in Creston.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2

 

LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church throughout the month of March.   The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.      LWML stands for Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.  


Serving At Trinity

 

Sun March 5

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

 

Acolyte:  Haylee Brown

        

Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund

 

Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman

 

Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson

               

Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

February 26, 2017 Transfiguration Sunday

posted Feb 23, 2017, 10:48 AM by Linda Hadley

                        This Week at Trinity

Sun., Feb. 26        Transfiguration Sunday

                             8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am      Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am      Divine Service /HC(MA)

                           12:00-9:00    Fellowship Hall reserved (CR)

                                 6:00  pm           Preschool Father’s Night in FH 

 

 

Mon., Feb. 27        8:30  am    Preschool

                          12:30  pm     Preschool

                           

Tues., Feb. 28       8:30 am     Preschool

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                              Pastor’s day in MA

                             

                            

Wed., Mar 1         8:30 am      Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            5:45 pm     Confirmation Class

                            7:00 pm     Ash Wednesday Service /HC(CR)

                            Elders’ meeting after the service

                           

                           

Thurs., Mar. 2      Pastor’s Bible study in Adair

                            8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                             4-9  pm     Matura meeting in FH (CR)  

 

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

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service /HC(MA)

                                          

                                                       Prayers

Condolences:   We pray for the family of Clair VanZee who died on Feb. 16 in North Dakota.   Clair was Crystal Storhoff’s brother.  

We pray for the family of Rob Marxen who died on Feb. 18. 

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer; Brenda Miller; Arlene Madison

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                               

Military:  Nathan Nonneman


Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 

 Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at

(641-782-5095)

 

Pastor’s email is:

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

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

Email Address for the Office Assistant    lhadley@trinitycreston.org

 

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

 

 Attendance :  February 19

CR   68                  MA  16       H/C 15

  H/C means Holy Communion

 

                                              LIFE TOGETHER

 

Note change of email address:   If you need to email Pastor Rutz, please use this email address:

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

Confirmation Class/FLOCK Time Change:   During Lent confirmation class will begin at 5:45 p.m. to allow time for class before church begins.      FLOCK will also begin at 5:45 on March 15.

Suppers:   Beginning March 8, during Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please see the sign-up sheet that is found on the table in the narthex. 

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

Mt. Ayr Bible Study:  Pastor will be teaching a study about the Mormons. This group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the church in Mt. Ayr.

 

Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study groups will not meet on Feb, 27-28.   They will resume on March 6-7. 

 

Looking ahead:  Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday,  March 1.  Divine Service with imposition of ashes and holy communion will be held at 7:00 p.m., only in Creston.

Wednesday night Lenten services will also be at 7:00 p.m. in Creston. 

 

                                                      MISSIONS

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

 

 

Thank you to all who participated in the Life Care Clinic diaper drive in January.  The diapers help out families immensely and they do appreciate your support.    The love of God is revealed in every act of kindness. 

                 The Mission Board. 

 

 


The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on 
Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.  We would like to invite all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us.  Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking soon afterwards.  You will get reminders of this event as time goes on.  For now, mark Saturday, July 15 on your calendars to keep open for a trip to Mapleton, IA.  If there are questions you can talk to any Mission Board member.  You'll be hearing from us again soon.    The Mission Board. 

 

                          Serving At Trinity

 

Sun February 26

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

 

Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas

        

Ushers in February:  (CR)  Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Jim Kneedler, Bill Magers

 

Elders on Duty in February:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Gene Cook

 

Offering Counters in February: (CR) Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

               

Altar Committee for February: Phil & Anita Wardenburg, Karl & Candace Peterson

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 

                           

                       

 

                            

                           

 

February 19, 2017 The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

posted Feb 16, 2017, 10:23 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Feb. 19     Caring for Your Neighbor-Bring food for Food Bank

                             8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)                       

 

Mon., Feb. 20        8:30  am    Preschool

                           12:30  pm    Preschool

                             Bloodmobile in FH (CR)

 

Tues., Feb. 21        8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:00 am    Handy Helpers quilting group in FH

                           12:30 pm     Preschool

                              Pastor’s evening in MA

                              6:30 pm    Bible study in Mt. Ayr

                            

Wed., Feb. 22       8:30 am     Preschool

                          12:30 pm     Preschool

                            6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

                           

                           

Thurs., Feb. 23       8:30 am    Preschool

                             9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm    Preschool

                             1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel

 

Sun., Feb. 26        Transfiguration Sunday

                             8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service /HC(MA)

                           12:00-9:00  Fellowship Hall reserved (CR)

                                    6:00  pm      Preschool Father’s Night in FH 

     

                Prayers

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Judy Woods; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Clair VanZee; Rob Marxen; Brenda Miller;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Jo Ehm; Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                               

Military:  Nathan Nonneman

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

Pastor Joel and Clarion Fritsche and Family (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Wilma Cottrell, Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

 

 Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz  phone the church office at

(641-782-5095)

 

Pastor’s email is:   (Note that this is a change in email.)

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 In an emergency, you may reach Pastor at

712-621-5971 (cell)

Email Address for the Office Assistant

lhadley@trinitycreston.org

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

 

 

 Attendance :  February 12

CR  70   H/C 68                    MA  10

  H/C means Holy Communion

 

LIFE TOGETHER

 

Email Change:   If you need to email Pastor Rutz, please use this email address:

pastor@trinitycreston.org

 

Sunday morning Bible Class:   For the next several weeks, Pastor Rutz will be leading a study on the topic of Christian prayer.    All are welcome  Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall. 

 

Lifelight and Early Risers Bible study groups will not meet on Feb. 21 or 28.   They will resume in March.  

 

Christian Care:  As of February 1, the balance in the Christian Care fund is $690.88.

 

 

Looking ahead: 

Next Sunday, February 26, will be Transfiguration Sunday.  Divine Service with holy communion will  be held in both Creston and Mt. Ayr. 

Ash Wednesday will be on March 1.  Divine Service with imposition of ashes and holy communion will be held at 7:00 p.m., only in Creston.

Wednesday night Lenten services will also be at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.  

Easter Sunday will be on April 16. 

More information about Holy Week service times will be shared closer to that time.

 

 

 

                          MISSIONS

 

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.

 

 

 

Thank you to all who participated in the Life Care Clinic diaper drive in January.  The diapers help out families immensely and they do appreciate your support.    The love of God is revealed in every act of kindness. 

                 The Mission Board. 

 

 


The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on 
Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.  We would like to invite all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us.  Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking soon afterwards.  You will get reminders of this event as time goes on.  For now, mark Saturday, July 15 on your calendars to keep open for a trip to Mapleton, IA.  If there are questions you can talk to any Mission Board member.  You'll be hearing from us again soon.    The Mission Board. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

                       

 

                            

                           

 

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