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  • May 28, 2017 The Seventh Sunday of Easter This Week at Trinity   Sun., May 28       8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)                              9:00  am      Divine Service/HC (CR)                             10;00 am      Sunday School (CR)                             10:00 am     Fellowship ...
    Posted May 25, 2017, 12:19 PM by Linda Hadley
  • May 21, 2017 The Sixth Sunday of Easter              This Week at Trinity   Sun., May 21     Caring for Your Neighbor—-Food Bank                                8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)                               9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)                             10;00 am      Sunday School ...
    Posted May 22, 2017, 9:15 AM by Linda Hadley
  • May 14, 2017 The Fifth Sunday of Easter This Week at Trinity    Sun., May 14       Mother’s Day                               8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)                               9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)                             10;00 am      Sunday School (CR)                             10 ...
    Posted May 12, 2017, 8:58 AM by Linda Hadley
  • May 7, 2017 The Fourth Sunday of Easter This Week at Trinity Sun., May 7        8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)                             9:00  am      Divine Service (CR)                            10:00 am      Reception for graduates (CR)                            10:00 am      Fellowship ...
    Posted May 4, 2017, 8:36 AM by Linda Hadley
  • April 30, 2017 The Third Sunday of Easter This Week at Trinity     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 ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2017, 12:06 PM by Linda Hadley
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May 28, 2017 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

posted May 25, 2017, 12:19 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

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

                             9:00  am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            10;00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA &CR)                

                            10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                  

Mon., May 29      Memorial Day—Office Closed

 

Tues., May 30   

                                                                                                               

Wed., May 31  

                 

Thurs.,  June 1   Pastor at Bible study in Adair

                                                 

Sun., June 4   Festival of Pentecost (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 (MA &  CR)               

                    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; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn; Mel Stauffer

 

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; Warren Kruse


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.

May 21 Attendance

CR    83                                  MA      15   H/C 15         

  

                                                         

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

BAPTISM:  Today, we rejoice and give thanks for Lianna Lynn, Londynn Gabrielle, and Lincoln Alexander Means, children of Lance and Lori Means, who will be claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism.  Their sponsors are Aaron and Holly Cottrell.

 

Rachel Circle Sponsors Potluck and VBS Planning:  Rachel Circle is sponsoring a potluck at the church on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.  This is just a time of fellowship as well as we'll be viewing the VBS overview video.  Then we'll plan a volunteer work night for Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m.  to do some decorating for VBS.  Come share your creative talents!   Yes, you do have them!

An invitation from Trinity Lutheran, Shenandoah :  You are invited to join us as we celebrate our 90th anniversary next Sunday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. The service will be a joint service with Immanuel and Pastor Lawrence Boye will return to conduct this special worship celebration. A catered lunch will follow the worship service and we will have a short program after the meal. We hope to have a full church! Please mark the date and join us for this special day!

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE LUTHERAN FAITH: Pastor Rutz will be starting this class on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This serves as an adult inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the basic teachings of the Lutheran(LCMS)/Christian faith with the opportunity to join our congregation and be confirmed into membership upon completion of the course.  It will also serve as a refresher course for current members who would like to review the Catechism and our teachings.  If you know of anyone who has expressed interest in learning about what we teach and confess or is looking for a church home please tell them about this opportunity.  This is great opportunity for any family/spouse of current Trinity members or our preschool families who would like to learn more about our teachings and confession of faith.  For more information, Please contact Pastor Rutz at 782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

 

MISSIONS

Thank you to everyone who attended the Pastor James Sharp and family event last Monday evening and for bringing ALL the delicious food.   It was very interesting to hear how the Lord has led their lives in the last two years since moving to Uruguay.  We pray that He will continue to be with them and guide them as they serve the people of Uruguay. From The Mission Board

 

 

RELAY FOR LIFE:  Everyone who has ever been touched in their life with knowing someone who has/had cancer  is invited to come to the Creston High School track on Friday, June 16, 2017 at about 5:30-6:00pm for the annual Relay for Life event.  Trinity will have a table and tent set up at the track with bottles of water and information re: our church/school and some Waters of Life Devotions to hand out to the public.  You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.  We want to remind people of the importance of water for our physical bodies, but more important of our spiritual bodies (souls) and the Water we need for everlasting life.  From the Mission Board.

 

Thank You from the Staff at the Life Care Clinic:

Thank you for participating in the LC Clinic’s Diaper Drive.   Because of your gift, those we see will not only have practical help but will also hear about Jesus.   Thank you again!   From: Staff at the Life Care Clinic

 

 

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.  A sign up sheet is 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. 

 

       VBS    NEWS

 

VBS DATES         

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Note that the Mt. Ayr dates have been corrected.)  VBS will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm at both locations.

 

LOTS of help is needed for VBS.  Please see the sign up sheet posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) and one posted in Mt. Ayr.    Sign up for anything you can help with.   

 

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

 

Serving At Trinity

 

Sun May 28

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

 

Acolyte:  Holden Hanson

        

Ushers in May:  (CR)  Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown,

Alex Brown, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in May:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in May: (CR) Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

 

Altar Committee for May: Sharon Eklund, Hannah Shady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 21, 2017 The Sixth Sunday of Easter

posted May 22, 2017, 9:15 AM by Linda Hadley

             This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., May 21     Caring for Your Neighbor—-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 (MA & CR)                

                            10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                    

Mon., May 22         8:30  am     Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool

                               5:00 pm     Meet and Greet Rev. Sharp and

                                                  Family

                               6:00 pm    Potluck supper followed by a

                                                 presentation by the Sharp fami-

                                                 ly about their mission work in

                                                 Uruguay, South America.  All

                                                 invited to attend.   See bulletin

                                                 insert for more information.

 

Tues., May 23       6:30 am     Early Risers in FH (Last  one 

                                                 for the summer)

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm     Preschool                           

                              Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

                                                                                  

                                        

Wed., May 24        8:30 am    `Preschool 

                             12:30 pm     Preschool 

                               6:00 pm     Preschool Graduation

   

           

Thurs., May 25     Ascension Day

                               8:30 am       Preschool (Last session)

                               9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                             12:30  pm      Preschool (Last session) 

                               1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

                              

                              

                              

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

                              9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            10;00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                

                            10:45  am     Divine Service (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; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh;  Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  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; Warren Kruse


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.

May 14 Attendance

CR   54    H/C 50                                  MA  8          

  

   

LIFE TOGETHER

 

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: This morning we   continued a  study on the Doctrine of Vocation.  This is a topic that applies to all of us at all stages of life on how we serve those who the Lord places in our lives through the various callings and gifts we are blessed with.  It’s not just about your employment career but serving your neighbor in many vocations that Lord has given you to be a blessing to others during your lifetime as a called and redeemed child of God.  Even if you weren’t able to join us this morning, you may still come and join us next Sunday or any Sunday.   Pastor Rutz

 

TRINITY PRESCHOOL’S GRADUATION   will be held on Wednesday, May 24.   The preschoolers and their families will be gathering for pizza at 6:00.  The graduation program will begin at 6:30.   Weather permitting, it will be held outdoors.  All are invited to attend.  

 

 

 

ASCENSION DAY SERVICE will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 25 in St John’s Lutheran Church in Adair.  For information contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE LUTHERAN FAITH: Pastor Rutz will be starting this class on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This serves as an adult inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the basic teachings of the Lutheran(LCMS)/Christian faith with the opportunity to join our congregation and be confirmed into membership upon completion of the course.  It will also serve as a refresher course for current members who would like to review the Catechism and our teachings.  If you know of anyone who has expressed interest in learning about what we teach and confess or is looking for a church home please tell them about this opportunity.  This is great opportunity for any family/spouse of current Trinity members or our preschool families who would like to learn more about our teachings and confession of faith.  For more information, Please contact Pastor Rutz at 782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

 

VBS DATES         

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: Monday, July 24-Wednesday, 26 (Please note correction of dates.)

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

 

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

 

An invitation from Trinity Lutheran, Shenandoah :  You are invited to join us as we celebrate our 90th anniversary Sunday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. The service will be a joint service with Immanuel and Pastor Lawrence Boye will return to conduct this special worship celebration. A catered lunch will follow the worship service and we will have a short program after the meal. We hope to have a full church! Please mark the date and join us for this special day!

 

MISSIONS

 

MISSIONS NIGHT:  Please join the Mission Board TOMORROW EVENING, Monday, May 22nd to help welcome Rev. James Sharp & family for a meet and greet at 5:00 pm  followed by  a potluck at 6:00 pm. in the fellowship hall.   After supper, Rev. Sharp will share their mission story of how the Lord has led their lives since moving to Uruguay, South America.  Please bring a favorite potluck dish to share.  We hope to see many of you on the 22nd.   The Mission Board can be contacted with any questions.   See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information about the Sharp family.

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.  A sign up sheet is 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 May 21

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

 

Acolyte:  Kate Foglesong

        

Ushers in May:  (CR)  Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown,

Alex Brown, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in May:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in May: (CR) Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

 

Altar Committee for May: Sharon Eklund, Hannah Shady

                                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 14, 2017 The Fifth Sunday of Easter

posted May 12, 2017, 8:58 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., May 14       Mother’s Day

                              8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            10;00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                

                            10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                               6:00 pm     Preschool Board                           

   

                     

Mon., May 15         8:30  am     Preschool

                             12:30 pm      Preschool

                              

                               

 

Tues., May 16       6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:00 am     Handy Helpers Quilting

                            12:30 pm     Preschool                           

                              Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                              6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr                                                     

                                        

Wed., May 17        8:30 am    `Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool 

                               7:30 pm     Council meeting in FH (CR)

   

 

           

Thurs., May 18      8:30 am       Preschool

                               9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                             12:30  pm      Preschoool  

                               1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

                              

                              

 

                              

Sun., May 21     Caring for Your Neighbor—-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 (MA & CR)                

                            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; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Haiting Hsieh; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  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; Warren Kruse



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.

May 7 Attendance

CR    82                                    MA   13   H/C 11       


 

Graduation Receptions

An graduation open house for Devon Petersen will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00-4:00 at their home.  Their address is 306 S. Cherry St., Creston. The congregation is invited.

 

The congregation is invited to attend a graduation reception for Cali Foglesong on Saturday, May 20 from 4-7 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church.

 

 

Congratulations to all who will be graduating this month.   God’s blessings!

 

LIFE TOGETHER


SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: This morning we  began a new study on the Doctrine of Vocation.  This is a topic that applies to all of us at all stages of life on how we serve those who the Lord places in our lives through the various callings and gifts we are blessed with.  It’s not just about your employment career but serving your neighbor in many vocations that Lord has given you to be a blessing to others during your lifetime as a called and redeemed child of God.  Even if you weren’t able to join us this morning, you can still come and join us next Sunday or any Sunday.   Pastor Rutz

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE LUTHERAN FAITH: Pastor Rutz will be starting this class on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This serves as an adult inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the basic teachings of the Lutheran(LCMS)/Christian faith with the opportunity to join our congregation and be confirmed into membership upon completion of the course.  It will also serve as a refresher course for current members who would like to review the Catechism and our teachings.  If you know of anyone who has expressed interest in learning about what we teach and confess or is looking for a church home please tell them about this opportunity.  This is great opportunity for any family/spouse of current Trinity members or our preschool families who would like to learn more about our teachings and confession of faith.  For more information, Please contact Pastor Rutz at 782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

VBS DATES         

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 23-25

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.

 

 

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

 

An invitation from Trinity Lutheran, Shenandoah :  You are invited to join us as we celebrate our 90th anniversary Sunday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. The service will be a joint service with Immanuel and Pastor Lawrence Boye will return to conduct this special worship celebration. A catered lunch will follow the worship service and we will have a short program after the meal. We hope to have a full church! Please mark the date and join us for this special day!



MISSIONS

 

Baby Bottle Boomerang fund raiser for the Life Clinic, May 14 – June 1

¨ Take an empty baby bottle on your way out of church today

¨  Fill the bottle with loose change, dollar bills or a check

¨ On Father’s Day, June 18, return your bottle to the church.

Thank you for your support of the Life Clinic in Creston and Stuart.

 

MISSIONS NIGHT:  Please join the Mission Board on Monday, May 22nd to help welcome Rev. James Sharp & family for a meet and greet at 5:00 pm and then a potluck at 6:00 pm. all in the fellowship hall.    They will be with us that evening to share his mission story how the Lord has led their lives since becoming a missionary in Uruguay, South America.  Please bring a dish to share.  We hope to see many of you on the 22nd.   The Mission Board can be contacted with any questions.   See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information about the Sharp family.

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. 

 

 Serving At Trinity

 

Sun May 14

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

 

Acolyte:  Kate Foglesong

        

Ushers in May:  (CR)  Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in May:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in May: (CR) Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

 

Altar Committee for May: Sharon Eklund, Hannah Shady

 

 

       

  

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 7, 2017 The Fourth Sunday of Easter

posted May 4, 2017, 8:36 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

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

                            9:00  am      Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am      Reception for graduates (CR)

                           10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA)                 

                           10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                           10:45 am      Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                             1:00 pm      Baby Shower for Kayla Brown

                             7:00 pm      Jr./Sr. Youth meets in FH                  

                    

Mon., May 8          8:30  am     Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool

                              

Tues., May 9         6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm     Preschool                           

                              Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr

                                                                                  

                                        

Wed., May 10        8:30 am    `Preschool

                             12:30 pm      Preschool 

                               1:00 pm      Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                               6:00 pm      Confirmation Class

                               7:30 pm      All boards meet in FH (CR)

   

 

           

Thurs., May 11        8:30 am      Preschool

                               9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                             12:30  pm      Preschoool  

                               1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

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

                              

 

                              

Sun., May 14       Mother’s Day

                              8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            10;00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                

                            10:45  am     Divine Service (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:  Norm Schroeder;  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; Warren Kruse

 


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.

Attendance from April 30 

Creston     78                                   Mt. Ayr   16                  

  

  LIFE TOGETHER

 

Thank You:  The family of Wilma Cottrell thanks the members of Trinity for the nice luncheon and all of the delicious food that was served after Wilma’s funeral.  The kindness that was shown to us at this time was greatly appreciated.          From the family of Wilma Cottrell

 

 

RECEPTION FOR GRADUATES

This morning,  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.   All are invited to come down to the fellowship hall after church to recognize these young people.

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

TODAY, 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 on the bulletin board by the office.   

 

 

YOUTH FAMILY NIGHT

When:  TONIGHT, 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!  Pizza and drink will be provided.  Feel free to bring a snack. 

 

 

NAOMI CIRCLE will meet this Wednesday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be a continuation of last month’s topic: “Changeless” beginning with the section titled: “Jesus Christ…Today” found on page 17 of the Spring 2017 Quarterly.  We also plan to study the topic “Enjoy” found on page 20  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

 

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: Starting Sunday morning (8:00am), we will begin a new study on the Doctrine of Vocation.  This is a topic that applies to all of us at all stages of life on how we serve those who the Lord places in our lives through the various callings and gifts we are blessed with.  It’s not just about your employment career but serving your neighbor in many vocations that Lord has given you to be a blessing to others during your lifetime as a called and redeemed child of God.  Hope to see you there!! Pastor Rutz

INTRODUCTION TO THE LUTHERAN FAITH: Pastor Rutz will be starting this class on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This serves as an adult inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the basic teachings of the Lutheran(LCMS)/Christian faith with the opportunity to join our congregation and be confirmed into membership upon completion of the course.  It will also serve as a refresher course for current members who would like to review the Catechism and our teachings.  If you know of anyone who has expressed interest in learning about what we teach and confess or is looking for a church home please tell them about this opportunity.  This is great opportunity for any family/spouse of current Trinity members or our preschool families who would like to learn more about our teachings and confession of faith.  For more information, Please contact Pastor Rutz at 782-5095 or 712-621-5971.

 

MATURA:  Trinity recognizes the third Sunday as “Caring For Our Neighbors” Sunday and food is collected for the MATURA Food Pantry.   MATURA appreciates their community partners and would like to invite members to stop into their open house in Creston on Tuesday May 16th from 9am-noon and see where your generous food donations go to each month.  The center is located at 207B N. Elm in Creston.  Mt. Ayr will have their open house on Friday May 19th from 10-2 at 202 N. Taylor  in Mt. Ayr. 

 

MISSIONS NIGHT: Please join the Mission Board on Monday, May 22nd  to help  welcome Rev. James Sharp & family for a meet and greet at 5:00 pm followed by a potluck at 6:00 pm all in the fellowship hall in Creston.    They will be with us that evening to share their mission story of how the Lord has led their lives since he became a missionary in Uruguay, South America.  Please bring a potluck dish to share.  We hope to see many of you on the 22nd.   The Mission Board can be contacted with any questions. See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.

MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Watch for more information in coming weeks.

 

 

VBS DATES 

Creston:  June 25-29   Times: 6:15 pm-8:00 pm

Mt. Ayr: July 23-25    Times:  6:15 pm-8:00 pm

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

 

 

 GRADUATION OPEN HOUSE INVITATIONS

 

The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Allison Hadley on Saturday, May 13, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Afton Community Center.  An invitation is posted on the bulletin board outside the office. 

 

An graduation open house for Devon Petersen will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00-4:00 at their home.  Their address is 306 S. Cherry St., Creston.

The congregation is invited.

 

The congregation is invited to attend a graduation reception for Cali Foglesong on Saturday, May 20 from 4:00-7:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church.


Serving At Trinity

 

Sun May 7

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

 

Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley

        

Ushers in May:  (CR)  Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown, Dave Dory

 

Elders on Duty in May:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory

 

Offering Counters in May: (CR) Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen

 

Altar Committee for May: Sharon Eklund, Hannah Shady

 

 

 

                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2017 The Third Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 27, 2017, 12:06 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

 

  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)   

                        

Mon., May 1     Pastor at IDW Pastors’ Conf. in Sioux City

                               8:30  am     Preschool

                             12:30 pm      Preschool

                               6:30 pm     Lifelight   (last session)

                               

 

Tues., May 2    Pastor at IDW Pastors’ Conf. in Sioux City

                              6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm     Preschool                           

                              1:00 pm     Lifelight (last session)

                             Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                              6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                               7:00 pm    Rachel Circle

                                                                                         

Wed., May 3         8:30 am    `Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool 

                               6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

                               7:30 pm     Elders meeting

               

Thurs., May 4       8:30 am     Preschool

                                9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                             12:30  pm    Preschool   

                                1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel                       

                              

Sat.,  May 6    1:00-3:00  Graduation Open House for Alex 

                         Brown in FH (CR)   Congregation is invited.        

 

                              

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

                            9:00  am      Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am      Reception for graduates (CR)

                           10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA)                 

                           10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                           10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                              1:00 pm     Baby Shower for Kayla Brown

                             7:00 pm    Jr./Sr. Youth meets 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; 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:  Norm Schroeder;

Dale Conn;  Dan Arkeld

 

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.

Attendance from April 23

CR  70   Communed 66                  MA   14                   

  


LIFE TOGETHER

 

GRADUATION OPEN HOUSE INVITATIONS

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. 

 

The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Allison Hadley.  It will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 at the Afton Community Center.   An announcement is posted on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office. 

 

 

CHURCH 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 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 on May 7 or email it to Julie Lang this week 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

 

 

 

 

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!  Pizza and drink will be provided.  Feel free to bring a snack.

 

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

MISSIONS NIGHT:  Please join the Mission Board on Monday, May 22nd to help welcome Rev. James Sharp & family for a meet and greet at 5:00 pm followed by a potluck at 6:00 pm. all in the fellowship hall in Creston.   They will be with us that evening to share his mission story of how the Lord has led their lives since becoming a missionary in Uruguay, South America.  Please bring a potluck dish to share.  We hope to see many of you on the 22nd.   The Mission Board can be contacted with any questions.

 

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. 

 

 

VBS DATES

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 23-25

 

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


 Thank You

 

Thank you to everyone for your support of Trinity Preschool’s Obstacle-a-Thon.   With your help, our outdoor classroom will add a new barn to store our tractors, a new hitching post for our bookbags, and a new drying rack for all of our art. 

 

We hope to see all of you at our Preschool graduation on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 

 

Thank you from Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Cook

 

 Serving At Trinity

 Sun April 30

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

 

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 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

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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