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April 22, 2018 The Fourth Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 18, 2018, 9:27 AM by Linda Hadley

For  The Fourth Sunday of Easter on April 22,  2018.

Acts 4:1-12

I John 3:16-24

 

John 10:11-18

11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”

 


                         This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Apr. 22         8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                              9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC  in Creston

                            10:00 a.m.  Sunday School in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                            10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston & Mt. Ayr                  

                            10:45 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr 

                             Confirmation class after church in Mt. Ayr

                              1:00 p.m.  Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

                              6:00 p.m.  Preschool’s Mothers’ Night

 

 Mon., Apr. 23     Bloodmobile in FH all day (CR)

                              8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                            No Lifelight tonight due to Bloodmobile

 

Tues.,  Apr. 24      6:30 a.m.     Early Riser’s (CR)

                                 8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                              12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              1:00 pm    Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

                             

Wed., Apr. 25      8:30 a.m.  Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              7:00 p.m.  Confirmation Questioning (CR)

                               Reception following the questioning in FH (CR)

 

Thurs., Apr. 26    8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                              9:45 a.m.   Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

 

Sat., Apr. 28        FH (CR) in use 9:00-3:00 by Brown family

                             

                                               

Sun., Apr. 29     NOTE CHANGES FOR THIS DAY

        8:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

        9:00 a.m.  Sunday School and Fellowship in MA

      10:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC and youth confirmation in Creston

       Reception for all, in recognition of confirmands, after the service

       After reception-3:00 FH reserved by Tammy Burgmaier

  12:30 p.m.  Baby shower for Hannah Shady at  the Henry A. Wal  lace Center—All ladies are invited.

                             

   Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck; Chuck Ehm

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Mssions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

 

 

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 15  CR  47                      MA  17,   H/C  15

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.


VOTER’S MEETING:  The next voter’s meeting will be TODAY, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. 


INVITATION:  The “Friends of Faith” women’s group from Immanuel Lutheran in Greenfield is hosting a lunch TODAY, April 22 from 11:00-1:00 at Immanuel in Greenfield..   They will serve burgers, bratburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings.   A free will offering will be taken to be used to fund various projects that the women support. 

 

2018 Confirmands are:

Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Holden Hanson, and Kenna Tomas.

 

Youth Confirmation Questioning will be on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.   Refreshments will be served afterwards in the fellowship hall.

 NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR NEXT SUNDAY WHICH WILL BE CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

Youth Confirmation will be next Sunday, April 29.

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston with youth confirmation and Holy Communion

 

There will be a reception, with refreshments, recognizing all five confirmands after the service on April 29th. Card baskets will be available for each confirmand.

 

A baby shower for Hannah Shady will be held next Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center.  All women of the church are invited to attend.  Hannah is registered at Target and Buy Buy Baby.  

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Starting Thursday May 3rd Pastor Rutz will lead this class for those inquiring about joining Trinity or for current members who would like a refresher course on the Catechism.  Class will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7pm on Thursdays, May through June.  If you have that friend or family member who is looking for a church home or would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, invite them! To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971. 


2018 GRADUATES: If you know of a 2018 high school or college graduate, please drop off or send a

message to the office.  Please include the graduate’s name, name of school/college, and date when they will be graduating.

 

                      MISSIONS

 

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

 

We continue to collect donations for the Matura Food Pantry.   They also distribute hygiene items.   Currently they are in need of the following:

Toilet paper            The third Sunday of each month is our

Shampoo               normal day to gather items but you may Conditioner            bring them anytime and place them Bath soap              in the box below the table in the

toothpaste              narthex.

Paper towels

Kleenex

 

Annual Fundraising Banquet for LC Clinic will be held in Creston on Thursday, May 3 at 7;00 at the Supertel Conference Center.   If interested in attending, you may register online at www.IowaLcClinic.org or phone 641-782-2150 or 515-523-1173.  

 

  

  LWML

All ladies, please mark your calendars for the LWML Southwest Zone Fall Rally being held at Trinity on Saturday, September 29.  More information to follow soon.     

 


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, April 22

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Haylee Brown

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Norm Schroeder, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Kevin Kruse

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

Altar Committee for April: (CR)  Charlie & Paula Bowman

 

                            

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

April 15, 2018 The Third Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 12, 2018, 10:06 AM by Linda Hadley

.For  The Third Sunday of Easter on April 15,  2018. 

Acts 3:11-21

I John 3:1-7

 Luke 24:36-49

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

36 As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. 38 And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate before them

44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

 

                            This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Apr. 15   Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry Day

                               8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                              9:00 a.m.  Divine Service  in Creston

                            10:00 a.m.  Sunday School in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                            10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston & Mt. Ayr                  

                            10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr 

              

Mon., Apr. 16        8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                             6:30 p.m.    Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

       

Tues.,  Apr. 17       6:30 a.m.    Early Riser’s (CR)

                                 8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                                 9:00 am.      Handy Helpers Quilting

                       12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              No Lifelight Class this afternoon

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

 

                           

Wed., Apr. 18     Pastor at Circuit Meeting

                              8:30 a.m.   Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              5:30 p.m.  Pizza Party for Confirmation  class and  F.L.O.C.K. kids

                             6:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class/F.L.O.C.K.(CR)  

                             6:30 p.m.   All Boards meet in FH (CR)

                             7:30 p.m.   Council Meeting

 

Thurs., Apr. 19      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                              9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                             

                                               

Sun., Apr. 22         8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                              9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC  in Creston

                            10:00 a.m.  Sunday School in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                             10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston & Mt. Ayr                  

                            10:45 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr 

                     Confirmation class after church in Mt. Ayr

                              1:00 p.m.  Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

                              6:00 p.m.  Preschool’s Mothers’ Night

                                                                     

  Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm; Heidi Albaugh

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Mssions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

Condolences:   We pray for the family of Skip Deacon, who passed away on April 11.

                                    

 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:   

April 8   CR   71 and H/C 67                       MA  19


 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

 

THANK YOU: Thank you for your donation, back in November, when my mom, Donna Dittman, passed away and we traveled to Wyoming for her funeral.  It was greatly appreciated.   From Diane Conn


LifeLight has two sessions left for our study of the Epistles of John.

Session eight will be offered on Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 24.

Session nine will be offered on Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1.

There will be no class on April 17 or April 23.


PIZZA PARTY:  The Board of Education will sponsor a pizza party for the confirmation students and F.L.O.C.K. children on Wednesday, April 18.   We will serve pizza between 5:30-5:45 before class starts.    This will be the last night for F.L. O.C.K. for this school year. 

 

VOTER’S MEETING:  The next voter’s meeting will be next Sunday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston. 

 

INVITATION:  The “Friends of Faith” women’s group from Immanuel Lutheran in Greenfield is hosting a lunch on Sunday, April 22 from 11:00-1:00 at Immanuel in Greenfield..   They will serve burgers, bratburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings.   A free will offering will be taken to be used to fund various projects that the women support. 


A baby shower for Hannah Shady will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center.  All women of the church are invited to attend.  Hannah is registered at Target and Buy Buy Baby.   


Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Starting Thursday May 3rd Pastor Rutz will lead this class for those inquiring about joining Trinity or for current members who would like a refresher course on the Catechism.  Class will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7pm on Thursdays, May through June.  If you have that friend or family member who is looking for a church home or would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, invite them! To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971. 


2018 GRADUATES: If you know of a 2018 high school or college graduate, please drop off or send a

message to the office.  Please include the graduate’s name, name of school/college, and date when they will be graduating.

 

All ladies, please mark your calendars for the Southwest Zone Fall Rally being held at Trinity on Saturday, September 29.  More information to follow soon.     

 

MISSIONS

 

 

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

 

We continue to collect donations for the Matura Food Pantry.   They also distribute hygiene items.   Currently they are in need of the following:

Toilet paper           The third Sunday of each month is our

Shampoo               normal day to gather items but you may Conditioner            bring them anytime and place them

Bath soap              in the box below the table in the

toothpaste              narthex.

Paper towels

Kleenex

 

 NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

 

Youth Confirmation Questioning will be on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.   Refreshments will be served afterwards in the fellowship hall.

 

Youth Confirmation will be on Sunday, April 29.

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston with youth confirmation and Holy Communion

Reception for confirmands after the service

The confirmands are Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Holden Hanson, and Kenna Tomas.

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday, April 15

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kenna Tomas

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Norm Schroeder, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in April:  (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Kevin Kruse

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

Altar Committee for April: (CR)  Charlie & Paula Bowman

 

 

 

 

 

 

                            

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

April 8, 2018 The Second Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 5, 2018, 10:36 AM by Linda Hadley


For  The Second Sunday of Easter on April 8,  2018.  

Acts 4:32-35

I John 1: -2:2

John 20:19-31

19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.


                        This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Apr. 8          8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                              9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in Creston

                            10:00 a.m.  Sunday School in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                             10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston & Mt. Ayr                  

                            10:45 a.m.   Divine Service in Mt. Ayr 

                            Noon-5:00  Preschool Photos in FH

                              6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board meeting                     

                 

Mon., Apr. 9           8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                             6:30 p.m.    Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

        

Tues.,  Apr. 10       6:30 a.m.     Early Riser’s (CR)

                                 8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:00 p.m.   Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

 

                           

Wed., Apr. 11        8:30 a.m.  Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              1:30 p.m.  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                               6:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)  

                               6:30 p.m.  90th Anniversary Committee Meeting in FH in a S.S. room    (CR)

 

Thurs., Apr. 12       8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                              9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                              4:00 p.m.  Clover Kids 4H in FH (CR)

 

Sat., Apr. 14       3:00 p.m.  Baby shower for Britney (Peterson) Conlon in FH (CR)  

 

                                               

Sun., Apr. 15   Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry Day

                               8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                              9:00 a.m.  Divine Service  in Creston

                            10:00 a.m.  Sunday School in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                             10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston & Mt. Ayr                  

                            10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC inMt. Ayr



   Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Mssions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

 

 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:    M. Thurs. 72    H/C 65                   G. Fri. 74

April 1 Easter  CR  135,  H/C 105         MA  15, H/C 12

 CR       H/C                        MA      H/C

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

 

THANK YOU:  Thank you to the youth and their parents for preparing and serving a delicious Easter breakfast after the Easter service. 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday,  April 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye My People  This study is found on page 16 of the  Spring 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Committee:  There will be a planning meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30.  They will meet in one of the classrooms in the back of the fellowship hall.  If anyone has something to share with the group or an idea please feel free to attend.  We’d love your input.

The LWML Southwest Spring Zone Rally will be held this Saturday, the 14th at Redeemer, in Corning.  $5.00 will be requested when you register at 9:00 am and $5.00 will also be charged for lunch.  The speaker is Carma McLaren from the Pregnancy Center of SW Iowa in Red Oak.  The Ingathering items are soft yarn for baby sweaters and/or cloth diapers.  If anyone is interested in going and needs a ride please contact Julie L. or Maggie.

Ladies, please keep in mind that Trinity is scheduled to host the 2018 Fall Rally, so we need to be thinking of a date, speaker, decorating and food for this event.  

 

A baby shower for Britney (Peterson) Conlon will be held in the fellowship hall in Creston on Saturday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m.  All women of the church are invited to attend.   It’s a BOY!!

PIZZA PARTY:  The Board of Education will sponsor a pizza party for the confirmation students and F.L.O.C.K. children on Wednesday, April 18.   We will serve pizza between 5:30-5:45 before class starts.

A baby shower for Hannah Shady will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center.  All women of the church are invited to attend.  Hannah is registered at Target and Bye Bye Baby.   

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Starting Thursday May 3rd Pastor Rutz will lead this class for those inquiring about joining Trinity or for current members who would like a refresher course on the Catechism.  Class will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7pm on Thursdays, May through June.  If you have that friend or family member who is looking for a church home or would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, invite them! To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971. 

 

2018 GRADUATES: If you know of a 2018 high school or college graduate, who is a member at Trinity,  please drop off or send a message to the office.  Include the graduate’s name, name of school/college, and date when graduating. 

 

           MISSIONS

 

Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer at the Iowa State Fair.  Thank you.

 

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

 

LCMS World Relief:  The latest issue of the LCMS World Relief and Human Care Newsletter is available on the table in the narthex.  Feel free to pick up a copy to read at home.

 

 

 Youth Confirmation Questioning will be on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.   Refreshments will be served afterwards in the fellowship hall.

 

NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

 

Youth Confirmation will be on Sunday, April 29.

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston with youth confirmation and Holy Communion

Reception for confirmands after the service

 

This year’s confirmands are:  Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Holden Hanson, and Kenna Tomas

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday, April 8

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kate Foglesong

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Norm Schroeder, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in April:  (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Kevin Kruse

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

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Charlie & Paula Bowman

 

 

 

                            

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday--The Resurrection of our Lord

posted Mar 29, 2018, 9:05 AM by Linda Hadley

Readings for  Easter Sunday on April 1,  2018.  

Isaiah 25: 6-9

I Corinthians 15:1-11

Mark 16:1-8

The Resurrection

16 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

 

                    This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Apr. 1   Easter Sunday—HC at both CR and MA

                           NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE

                              8:00 a.m.  Divine Service /HC in Creston

                              9:00 a.m.  Easter breakfast served by the youth In fellowship hall (CR)   

                            10:30 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr 

                            12:00-4:00 FH in use by Eklund family (CR)                        

                 

Mon., Apr. 2          8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                             6:30 p.m.   Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

         

Tues.,  Apr. 3      6:30 a.m.     Early Riser’s will not meet this morning.

                                8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                      12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            1:00 p.m.    Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

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

                            7:00 p.m.   Rachel Circle at Kayla Brown’s house

                            

Wed., Apr. 4         8:30 a.m.  Preschool  

                             9:15 a.m.  Preschool’s Obstacle-A-Thon

                           12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                             3:15 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (MA)

                             6:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)  

                              7:30 p.m.  Elders’ Meeting 

 

Thurs., Apr. 5      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.    Preschool Chapel

                          10:15 a.m.    Preschool’s Obstacle-a-Thon

                           12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                           12:45 p.m.   Prschool’s Obstacle-a-Thon

                             1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                                               

Sun., Apr. 8           8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                             9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in Creston

                           10:00 a.m.  Sunday School in Creston & Mt. Ayr

                           10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston & Mt. Ayr                  

                           10:45 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr 

                            Noon-5:00  Preschool Photos in FH

                             6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board meeting                     

                                                                     

  Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;Corene Walter; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Dennis Foglesong; Skip Deacon

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Missions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

 

 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 last Sunday:  March 25  Palm Sunday

 CR    78    H/C 67                        MA   19    H/C 17

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received form God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

 

EARLY RISERS:  There will be no Early Risers on Tuesday, April 3.

RACHEL CIRCLE will meet at 7:00 p.m. on April 3 at Kayla Brown’s house, located at  1200 N. Oak. 

Preschool’s Obstacle-a-Thon will be held April 4-5 in the fellowship hall.  If you would like to help support them, extra forms are available on the table in the narthex. 

Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Committee:  There will be a planning meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30.  They will meet in one of the classrooms in the back of the fellowship hall.  If anyone has something to share with the group or an idea please feel free to attend.  We’d love your input.

PIZZA PARTY:  The Board of Education will sponsor a pizza party for the confirmation students and F.L.O.C.K. children on Wednesday, April 18.   We will serve pizza between 5:30-5:45 before class starts. 

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Starting Thursday May 3rd Pastor Rutz will lead this class for those inquiring about joining Trinity or for current members who would like a refresher course on the Catechism.  Class will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7pm on Thursdays, May through June.  If you have that friend or family member who is looking for a church home or would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, invite them! To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971. 

 

2018 GRADUATES: If you know of a 2018 high school or college graduate, please drop off or send a message to the office.


The LWML Southwest Spring Zone Rally will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Redeemer, Corning, IA.  The registration is at 9:00 am with cost being $5.00.  There is also a $5.00 charge for lunch.  There is a bulletin on the door entering the sanctuary with information regarding the Rally and a bulletin with information announcing the 2018 LWML Iowa District West Convention June 28-30 at Camp Okoboji.    Ladies, please keep in mind that Trinity is scheduled to host the 2018 Fall Rally, so we need to be thinking of a date, speaker, decorating and food for this event.  

 

A baby shower for Britney (Peterson) Conlon will be held in the fellowship hall in Creston on Saturday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m.  All women of the church are invited to attend.   It’s a BOY!!

 

A baby shower for Hannah Shady will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center.  All women of the church are invited to attend.  Hannah is registered at Target and Bye Bye Baby.   


MISSIONS

 

Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer at the Iowa State Fair.  Thank you.

 

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

 

LCMS World Relief:  The latest issue of the LCMS World Relief and Human Care Newsletter is available on the table in the narthex.  Feel free to pick up a copy to read at home.

 

 

 

NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

Youth Confirmation Questioning will be on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.   Refreshments will be served afterwards in the fellowship hall.

Youth Confirmation will be on Sunday, April 29.

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston with youth confirmation and Holy Communion

Reception for confirmands after the service

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday, April 1

Organist: (MA) Julie Lang (CR) Sharon E. & Julie L.

Acolyte:  (CR) Holden Hanson

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Norm Schroeder, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in April:   (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Kevin Kruse

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

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Charlie & Paula Bowman

 

 

                          

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

March 25, 2018 Palm Sunday

posted Mar 22, 2018, 10:33 AM by Linda Hadley

For  Palm Sunday on March 25,  2018.  

Zechariah 9:9-12   Phil. 2:5-11    

John 12:20-43

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

27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. 34 So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35 So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. 37 Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, 38 so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

“Lord, who has believed what he heard from us,

    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”

39 Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said,

40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart,lest they see with their eyes,

    and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.”

41 Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him. 42 Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

 

 

                    This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Mar. 25   Palm Sunday—HC at both CR and MA

                            8:00 a.m    Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 a.m.   Divine Service/HCCR)

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

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

                         Youth Confirmation Class after church n Mt. Ayr

                   

Mon., Mar. 26        8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool                  

                             6:30 p.m.   Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

        

Tues.,  Mar. 27     6:30 a.m.     Early Riser’s (CR)

                               8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            1:00 p.m.    Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

                            

Wed., Mar. 28       8:30 a.m.   Preschool  

                           12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                             6:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)    

 

 

Thurs., Mar. 29    8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                            9:45 a.m.    Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                             1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                             7:00 p.m.   Maundy Thursday Service/HC (CR)

 

 

Fri., Mar. 30       7:00 p.m.  Good Friday Tenebrae Service (CR)                    

                            

Sat., Mar. 31     11:00 a.m. Youth meet in FH (CR) to set up for Easter  breakfast

                          

 Sun., Apr. 1   Easter Sunday—HC at both CR and MA

                           NOTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE

                              8:00 a.m.  Divine Service /HC in Creston

                              9:00 a.m.  Easter breakfast served by the youth in fellowship hall (CR)   

                            10:30 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr 

                            12:00-4:00 FH in use by Eklund family (CR)                        

                                                                     

   Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;Corene Walter; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Dennis Foglesong; Skip Deacon

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Mssions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

 

   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:  March 18   CR   70           MA   18     HC 16

March 21 Lenten Service   48

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received form God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

 

DEADLINE FOR EASTER FLOWERS

Today (Palm Sunday) is the last day to turn in your orders/payment for Easter flowers.

It is also the last day to turn in the pink form if you plan to bring flowers of your own and want to have your name included on a list that will be included with the Easter bulletin.

 

EASTER BREAKFAST ROLLS 

The youth will be serving an Easter breakfast after the Easter Sunday service.  They could use donations of rolls or coffeecakes to help with preparations.  If you are able to help out, a sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex in Creston.  


TRINITY YOUTH:  We will meet Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall to set up for the Easter breakfast followed by lunch (maid rites, chips, bars, and pop) and then devotions and games after lunch.  See you all then as we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus.

 

CONFIRMATION:  Youth confirmation will be on Sunday, April 29, in Creston.  That day, the service schedule will be changed.

  8:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston with confirmation and Holy Communion. A reception for the confirmands will follow the service.

        Please note these changes for that day.

The LWML Southwest Spring Zone Rally will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Redeemer, Corning, IA.  The registration is at 9:00 am with cost being $5.00.  There is also a $5.00 charge for lunch.  There is a bulletin on the door entering the sanctuary with information regarding the Rally and a bulletin with information announcing the 2018 LWML Iowa District West Convention June 28-30 at Camp Okoboji.    Ladies, please keep in mind that Trinity is scheduled to host the 2018 Fall Rally, so we need to be thinking of a date, speaker, decorations and food for this event.  

 

A baby shower for Britney (Peterson) Conlon will be held in the fellowship hall in Creston on Saturday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m.  All women of the church are invited to attend.   It’s a BOY!!

 

A baby shower for Hannah Shady will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center.  All women of the church are invited to attend.  Hannah is registered at Target and Bye Bye Baby.    

 

                               MISSIONS

 

Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer at the Iowa State Fair.  Thank you.

 

 

 

CANS FOR CANCER:  The collection of pop cans is an ongoing project.   The money from the can redemption is donated to the American Cancer Society.  

 


NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR EASTER AND CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

March 29  Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

March 30  Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

April 1, Easter Sunday Schedule:

  8:00 a.m.  Service in Creston

  9:00 a.m.  Breakfast in Creston

10:30 a.m.  Service in Mt. Ayr

 

Youth Confirmation will be on Sunday, April 29.

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston with youth confirmation and Holy Communion

Reception for confirmands after the service

 

 Serving At Trinity

Sunday, March 25

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kenna Tomas

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Byron Bilderback, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in March: (MA) Mike Sickels     (CR) Kevin Kruse

Finance Team in March: (CR) Eric& Jeanna Eklund, Jim Nelson

Altar Committee for March: (CR) Lola Hembry, Jean Stoll, Mike & Janette Lang

 

 

                            

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

March 18, 2018 The Fifth Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 19, 2018, 11:18 AM by Linda Hadley

For  The Fifth Sunday in Lent on March 18,  2018.  

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Hebrews 5:1-10

Mark 10: 32-45

32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39 And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42 And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

 

 

                          This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Mar. 18   Caring for Your Neighbor—-Food Bank

                           8:00 a.m   Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 a.m.   Divine Service CR)

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

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

                         Youth Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr

                 

Mon., Mar. 19     No Preschool this week——Spring Break                    

                             6:30 p.m.   Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

         

Tues.,  Mar. 20   6:30 a.m.    Early Riser’s (CR)

                        9:00 a.m.  Handy Helpers Quilting

                            1:00 p.m.   Lifelight Class in FH (CR)

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

 

Wed., Mar. 21  5:30 p.m.   Congregational Lenten supper (CR)

                            No confirmation class or FLOCK this week due to

                            spring break.

                             6:30 p.m.  Board meetings

                            7:00 p.m.   Lenten  Service( CR) 

                             Church Council meets after church

                                                  

 Sun., Mar. 25   Palm Sunday—HC at both CR and MA

                           8:00 a.m    Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 a.m.   Divine Service/HCCR)

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

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

                         Youth Confirmation Class after church n Mt. Ayr

                          

                                                                     

     Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

 Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;Corene Walter; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Dennis Foglesong; Skip Deacon

 Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Mssions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

 

 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:  March 11   CR  74, HC 68              MA   13

March 14  Lenten Service   44

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received form God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

 

Lenten Suppers:  All are invited to join together for supper at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, prior to the 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service. For this final Lenten supper for this year we will have a potluck.  Bring a favorite food to share.  All are welcome.  

 

REMINDER:  All members have a “mailbox slot” in the narthex.  Check your box to see if you have any “mail”.  If you can’t find your box or if the nametag has fallen off, please notify the office and we’ll get it fixed.

 

 

 

MISSIONS

 

The Mission Board would like to thank everyone who attended the luncheon and presentation on March 6 for missionaries, James and Christel Neuendorf.  The weather wasn't real good, but the turnout was very good, considering the snow flying that day.  There were 21 in attendance.  The free will offering collected for them was overwhelming with $752.00.  The Neuendorfs greatly appreciate all the support that Trinity continues to give them.

 

 Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer at the Iowa State Fair.  Thank you.

 

 

 CANS FOR CANCER:  The Mission Board would like to thank all who have donated cans to the Cans For Cancer recycling box in the narthex.  Every so often these cans are cashed in and then the money is saved and all monies then given to the American Cancer Society.  Nothing is kept back to buy water or any other supplies for the Relay for Life  in June.  Thank you again for your continued generosity to this very worthy cause.   

 

Our last Wednesday evening Lenten service will be on March 21.   Before the service, a potluck supper for everyone will be held beginning at 5:30.  Bring a favorite potluck food to share.

 

Schedule for Holy Week

Palm Sunday will be next Sunday,March 25.

March 29  Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

March 30  Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

April 1, Easter Sunday Schedule:

  8:00 a.m.  Service in Creston

  9:00 a.m.  Breakfast in Creston

10:30 a.m.  Service in Mt. Ayr

 

NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR EASTER

 


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, March 18

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Holden Hanson

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Byron Bilderback, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in March:  (MA) Mike Sickels     (CR) Kevin Kruse

Finance Team in March: (CR) Eric& Jeanna Eklund, Jim Nelson

Altar Committee for March: (CR) Lola Hembry, Jean Stoll, Mike & Janette Lang

                           

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                 

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

March 11, 2018 The Fourth Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 13, 2018, 8:44 AM by Linda Hadley

For  The Fourth Sunday in Lent on March 11,  2018.  

Numbers 21: 4-9

Ephesians 2:1-10

 

John 3:14-21

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

For God So Loved the World

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. 20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21 But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God.”

 


                       This Week at Trinity


 Sun., Mar. 11   Daylight Saving Time Begins

                           8:00 a.m   Bible Class (CR)

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

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                         10:45 a.m,   Divine Service (MA)

                           6:00 p.m.   Preschool Board Meeting

                      

Mon., Mar. 12  8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.    Preschool

                          6:30 p.m.    Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

Tues.,  Mar. 13   6:30 a.m.      Early Riser’s (CR)

                        8:30 a.m.    Preschool

                           12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                             1:00 p.m.   Lifelight Class

                             3:15 p.m.   Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

 

 Wed., Mar. 14    8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            5:30 p.m.   Congregational Lenten supper (CR)

                            5:45 p.m.   Youth Confirmation Class

                            7:00 p.m.   Lenten  Service(CR) 

                           

Thurs., Mar. 15   8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                              9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                              7:00 p.m.   LERT meeting in Corning

                        

 Sun., Mar. 18   Caring for Your Neighbor—-Food Bank

                           8:00 a.m   Bible Class (CR)

                           9:00 a.m.   Divine Service CR)

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

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

                         Youth Confirmation Class after church n Mt. Ayr

                          

    Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

 

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

 

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Mssions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

 

 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:  March 4   CR    68             MA   14,  H/C 12

March 7  Lenten Service  47

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received form God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

  

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday,  March 14, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Knowing Jesus Gives My Life Balance”  This study is found on page 22 of the Winter 2017 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

  

Lenten Suppers:  All are invited to join together for supper at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, prior to the 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service.  Naomi Circle is sponsoring this week’s meal featuring walking tacos.  All are welcome!

 

 

  MISSIONS

 

Thank you to the Mission Board members for preparing and serving the delicious lunch last Tuesday before the presentation by James and Christel Neuendorf, missionaries to the Dominican Republic.  On the table in the narthex, you will find a few copies of the latest newsletter from the Neuendorfs. The newsletter gives some updates about mission work.  Feel free to take a copy home. 

 

Thank you for your partnership!  Just as a congregation is dependent on the financial gifts of their members, so Iowa District West is dependent on the gifts we receive from our partner congregations.  Last year you provided just over $1.5 million to help us support Christ’s mission.  Those funds enabled us to support 5 missionary partners in IDW, support over 30 congregations with mission grants, provide workshops and resources in a variety of areas, support the work of the LCMS, and work with you as you carry out Christ’s mission in your community.  As a result, hundreds of individuals came to faith just in IDW, thousands were strengthened in their faith, and a new congregation was planted (The Gate, Ankeny)!  Thank you again and may God richly bless our partnership in 2018.  

  Pres. Steve Turner and the staff of IDW

 

 

CANS FOR CANCER:  The Mission Board would like to thank all who have donated cans to the Cans For Cancer recycling box in the narthex.  Every so often these cans are cashed in and then the money is saved and all monies then given to the American Cancer Society.  Nothing is kept back to buy water or any other supplies for the Relay for Life  in June.  Thank you again for your continued generosity to this very worthy cause.   

 

Weekly Lenten services will be held in Creston on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.     Upcoming  congregational suppers will be held March 14, 21 at 5:30 p.m. prior to the church services.

Palm Sunday will be on March 25.

March 29  Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

March 30  Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

April 1, Easter Sunday Schedule:

  8:00 a.m.  Service in Creston

  9:00 a.m.  Breakfast in Creston

10:30 a.m.  Service in Mt. Ayr  Note time change

 NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR EASTER

 


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, March 11

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Haylee Brown

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Byron Bilderback, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in March: (MA) Mike Sickels     (CR) Kevin Kruse

Finance Team in March: (CR) Eric& Jeanna Eklund, Jim Nelson

Altar Committee for March: (CR) Lola Hembry, Jean Stoll, Mike & Janette Lang

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

March 4, 2018 The Third Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 1, 2018, 12:17 PM by Linda Hadley

                      This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., Mar. 4        8:00 a.m   Bible Class (CR)

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

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

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

                         Youth Confirmation in Mt. Ayr after church

                      

Mon., Mar. 5      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                          6:30 p.m.   Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

             

Tues.,  Mar. 6      6:30 am  Early Riser’s (CR)

                           8:30 am  Preschool

                         11:00 a.m. Soup Luncheon & presentation by the

                                          Neuendorfs (Missionaries)

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                           1:00 p.m. Lifelight Class

                           6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                           7:00 pm  Rachel Circle at Cindy Nelson’s

 

Wed., Mar. 7        8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            5:30 p.m.  Congregational Lenten supper (CR)

                            5:45 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class

                            7:00 p.m.  Lenten  Service(CR) 

                            Elders’ Meeting after church

                            

Thurs., Mar. 8       8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                             9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                            4:00 p.m.  Clover Kids 4H in FH (CR)

 

Sat., Mar. 10       9:30-2:30 FH reserved for a shower (Tentative)

                         Set your clocks forward one hour tonight.                                      

                             

 Sun., Mar. 11   Daylight Saving Time Begins

                           8:00 a.m   Bible Class (CR)

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

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                         10:45 a.m,   Divine Service (MA)

                           6:00 p.m.   Preschool Board Meeting

                                                                     

    Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Mssions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg


Condolences:   We pray for the Wardenburg family at the passing of Phil’s father who recently passed away in Texas. 

 

For  The Third Sunday in Lent on March 4,  2018.  

Exodus 20:1-7

I Corinthians 1:18-31

John 2:13-22 (23-25)

13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15 And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16 And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade.” 17 His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”18 So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” 19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

 Jesus Knows What Is in Man

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.

 

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:  February 25   CR   71,   HC 63               MA   17

Feb. 28  Lenten Service 45

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received form God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

 


Lenten Suppers:  All are invited to join together for supper at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, prior to the 7:00 p.m. Lenten Service.    The Board of Education will host this week’s meal featuring a waffle bar.  All are welcome!  

 

Rachel Circle :    Rachel Circle will meet at 7:00 on Tuesday, March 6 at Cindy Nelson’s house.   

 

 

   

                    MISSIONS

 

 MISSIONARY VISIT: Hopefully all of you have already marked your calendars for this coming Tuesday, March 6, to hear Missionaries James and Christel Neuendorf speak of their experiences in the Dominican Republic.   They will be with us for a light lunch starting around 11:00 or so and then will give a presentation soon afterwards.  Life Light will continue at 1:00.  Some of you may remember when Christel was with us in October.  So if you have not already marked your calendars for the 6th, please do so and plan to attend this interesting event.  The Neuendorf's are currently one of three Missionary families that are being supported by Trinity.  We hope to see many of you there.       From The Mission Board

 

 

Thank you for your partnership!  Just as a congregation is dependent on the financial gifts of their members, so Iowa District West is dependent on the gifts we receive from our partner congregations.  Last year you provided just over $1.5 million to help us support Christ’s mission.  Those funds enabled us to support 5 missionary partners in IDW, support over 30 congregations with mission grants, provide workshops and resources in a variety of areas, support the work of the LCMS, and work with you as you carry out Christ’s mission in your community.  As a result, hundreds of individuals came to faith just in IDW, thousands were strengthened in their faith, and a new congregation was planted (The Gate, Ankeny)!  Thank you again and may God richly bless our partnership in 2018.  

From Pres. Steve Turner and the staff of IDW

 

 

CANS FOR CANCER:  The Mission Board would like to thank all who have donated cans to the Cans For Cancer recycling box in the narthex.  Every so often these cans are cashed in and then the money is saved and all monies then given to the American Cancer Society.  Nothing is kept back to buy water or any other supplies for the Relay for Life  in June.  Thank you again for your continued generosity to this very worthy cause.   

 Weekly Lenten services will be held in Creston on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.      Congregational suppers will be held before the remaining Lenten services on Mar 7,14, 21 at 5:30 p.m., prior to the church services.

 

Palm Sunday will be on March 25.

 

March 29  Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

March 30  Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

April 1, Easter Sunday Schedule:

  8:00 a.m.  Service in Creston

  9:00 a.m.  Breakfast in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Service in Mt. Ayr

 

NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR EASTER

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, March 4

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kate Foglesong

Ushers in March:  (CR) Jim Nelson, Byron Bilderback, Rick Hadley, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in March: (MA) Mike Sickels     (CR) Kevin Kruse

Finance Team in March: (CR) Eric& Jeanna Eklund, Jim Nelson

Altar Committee for March: (CR) Lola Hembry, Jean Stoll, Mike & Janette Lang

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

February 25, 2018 The Second Sunday in Lent

posted Feb 22, 2018, 11:18 AM by Linda Hadley

                         This Week at Trinity

                          

Sun., Feb. 25      8:00 a.m   Bible Class (CR)

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

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

                         10:45 a.m,   Divine Service (MA)

                         Youth Confirmation in Mt. Ayr after church

                           3:00-5:00 Youth Bowling in Mt. Ayr                          

                           6:00 p.m.  Preschool’s Father’s Night in FH (CR)

 

Mon., Feb. 26     8:30 a.m.    Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.     Preschool

                          6:30 p.m.     Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

              

Tues.,  Feb. 27     6:30 a.m.  Early Riser’s Bible Study (CR)

                             8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                           12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              1:00 p.m.  Lifelight Bible Study (CR)

 

  Wed., Feb. 28   8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                            5:30 p.m.   Supper for confirmation kids (CR)

                            5:45 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class

                            7:00 p.m.  Lenten  Service(CR) 

                            

 

Thurs., Mar. 1      8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                             9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                           

                                        

                             

 Sun., Mar. 4       8:00 a.m   Bible Class (CR)

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

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

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

                         Youth Confirmation in Mt. Ayr after church

                                                                     

   Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

 

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;Corene Walter; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Dennis Foglesong; Skip Deacon

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                             

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

 

Mssions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

 

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

 

For  The Second Sunday in Lent on February 25,  2018.  

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

Romans 5:1-11

Mark 8:  27-38

Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ

27 And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

31 And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

34 And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? 37 For what can a man give in return for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

 

 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:  February 18  CR   102                 MA  17,    HC  14

Feb. 21 Lenten Service   53

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received form God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

 
Youth Bowling Outing : The youth bowling activity has been rescheduled for TODAY, Sunday, February 25th 3-5pm @ Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr on the east side of the town square.  Join us for bowling, food (pop and pizza), fellowship and fun!  Youth of all ages and their families welcome.  Feel free to invite friends. Let Pastor know if you need a ride or else just meet there at 3:00 pm. 

 

Lenten Suppers:  Thank you to the women of the Rachel Circle for hosting the soup supper before last week’s Lenten Service.   On Wednesday, Feb. 28 a pulled pork supper for the whole congregation will be served at 5:30 p.m.  It will be hosted by the Mission Board.  Come and join us for supper before the 7:00 service. 


LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m It is not too late to join in this study of 1,2 & 3 John. We would like you to study any or all of these lessons.  The same material will be presented on Monday and Tuesday of each week.  You may attend either class.  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

LifeLight Study Materials are now ready.  You may pick yours up from the table in the Narthex.  If you have not participated in LifeLight in the past we would like you to join us as we study the epistles of John.  Please talk to either Janette or Mike Lang.

 

 

Handy Helpers:  Because of inclement weather last Tuesday, the Handy Helpers Quilting will meet this Tuesday, the 27th at 9:00 am.

Christian Care Fund:   It’s been a hard winter for many in the Creston area and several families have been helped recently.  Any offerings you are able to make to this fund will be greatly appreciated. 

 

             MISSIONS

 

Thank You:  The Mission Board would like to thank everyone who donated to the Life Care Clinic diaper drive in January.  They are very much appreciated by the many families who receive them.  The clinic will continue to receive diapers thru the month of February or at any time through out the year if someone wishes to give to the clinic.  Diapers are always in high demand.    Thank you all again for being so generous.   

       From the Mission Board and the LC Clinic.  

 

 

MISSIONARY VISIT: Hopefully all of you have already marked your calendars for Tuesday, March 6, to hear Missionaries James and Christel Neuendorf speak of their experiences in the Dominican Republic.   They will be with us for a light lunch starting around 11:00 or so and then will give a presentation soon afterwards.  Life Light will continue at 1:00.  Some of you may remember when Christel was with us in October.  So if you have not already marked your calendars for the 6th, please do so and plan to attend this interesting event.  The Neuendorf's are currently one of three Missionary families that are being supported by Trinity.  We hope to see many of you there.       From The Mission Board.

 
Cans for Cancer: The Mission Board would like to thank all who have donated cans to the Cans For Cancer recycling box in the narthex.  Every so often these cans are cashed in and then the money is saved and all monies then given to the American Cancer Society.  Nothing is kept back to buy water or any other supplies for the Relay for Life in June.  Thank you again for your continued generosity to this very worthy cause.   

 

Weekly Lenten services will be held in Creston on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.      Congregational suppers will be held Feb. 28 and Mar 7,14, 21 at 5:30 p.m. prior to the church services.

Palm Sunday will be on March 25.

March 29  Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

March 30  Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

April 1, Easter Sunday Schedule:

  8:00 a.m.  Service in Creston

  9:00 a.m.  Breakfast in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Service in Mt. Ayr

NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR EASTER

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, February 25

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Elizabeth Hadley

Ushers in February:  (CR) Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Elders on Duty in February:  (MA) Mike Sickels     (CR) Charlie Bowman

Finance Team in February: (CR) Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

Altar Committee for February: (CR) Karl & Candace Peterson

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

                                   

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

February 18, 2018 The First Sunday in Lent

posted Feb 15, 2018, 9:23 AM by Linda Hadley

                      This Week at Trinity

                          

Sun., Feb. 18   Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Day  

                             8:00 a.m    Bible Class (CR)

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

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

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

                         Youth Confirmation in Mt. Ayr after church                           

 

Mon., Feb. 19   Bloodmobile in FH all day (CR)

                          8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                        12:30 p.m.     Preschool

              

Tues.,  Feb. 20      6:30 a.m.   Early Riser’s Bible Study (CR)

                             8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                             9:00 a.m.   Handy Helpers Quilting

                           12:30 p.m.    Preschool

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

 

                                                     

Wed., Feb. 21      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            5:30 p.m.   Congregational Soup Supper (CR)

                            5:45 p.m.   Youth Confirmation Class/FLOCK (CR)

                            6:30 p.m.   All Boards Meet

                            7:00 p.m.   Ash Wednesday Service/HC (CR) 

                             7:30 p.m.  Church Council Meeting (CR)

 

Thurs., Feb. 22     8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                             9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                            4:00 p.m.   Clover Kids 4H in FH (CR) (rescheduled

                                               from Feb. 8)

                             

 Sun., Feb. 25     8:00 a.m    Bible Class (CR)

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

                         10:00 a.m.   Sunday School (CR & MA)

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

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

                         Youth Confirmation in Mt. Ayr after church

                           3:00-5:00 Youth Bowling in Mt. Ayr                          

                           6:00 p.m.  Preschool’s Father’s Night in FH (CR)


Prayer List

Cancer:  Becky Nook; Al Davis; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Kent Larsen;  Dale Smelling; Jayne Livingston; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

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

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

                                                                                                                            

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

Mssions: Concordia Mission Society;

James and Christel Neuendorf (Dominican Republic);

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa);

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Peru);

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay);

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

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan);

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

 

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg

 

Condolences:   We remember the Means family in our prayers.   Lance’s mother, Joyce Means,  passed away on Feb. 10.

 

For  The First Sunday in Lent on Feb. 18,  2018.  

Genesis 22:1-18

James 1:12-18

 

Mark 1:9-15

 The Baptism of Jesus

9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

The Temptation of Jesus

12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.

Jesus Begins His Ministry

14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

 

 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:  February 11  CR   76  HC 70           MA  15,   HC 12

Feb. 14 (Ash Wed.)   CR  59,   HC 51


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, February 18

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Kenna Tomas

Ushers in February:  (CR) Tim Foglesong, Dennis Foglesong, Paul Kearney, Jim Kneedler

Elders on Duty in February:  (MA) Mike Sickels     (CR) Charlie Bowman

Finance Team in February: (CR) Paul Kearney, Bill Magers

Altar Committee for February: (CR) Karl & Candace Peterson

 

                  LIFE TOGETHER

 

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received form God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.

 


Lenten Supper:  Join us for a Soup Supper on Wednesday Feb. 21 at 5:30. It’s a busy night so supper is on us (and those who have signed up)! Come and eat before the other activities or just before worship. Supper will be available until just before 6:30. Maybe we can do this before each Lenten service. 

See the sign-up sheet on the table in the narthex.

   

 

Youth Bowling Outing : The youth bowling activity has been rescheduled for NEXT  SUNDAY,  February 25th 3-5pm @ Lucky Lanes in Mount Ayr on the east side of the town square.  Join us for bowling, food (pop and pizza), fellowship and fun!  Youth of all ages and their families welcome.  Feel free to invite friends. Let Pastor know if you need a ride or else just meet there at 3:00 pm. 

 

LifeLight Bible Study will begin Monday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 27 at 1:00 p.m.  We will study the epistles of John.  Dr. Luther wrote this about the epistles of John:  “The first epistle of John is a genuine apostolic epistle and ought to follow right after his gospel.  For as in the epistle he promulgates faith, so here he opposes those who boast of faith without works.  John also writes vigorously here against the Corinthians, against the spirit of the Antichrist.  The other two epistles are not doctrinal, but examples of love and of faith.”  For information and study materials, contact Mike or Janette Lang.

 

 

LifeLight Study Materials are now ready.  You may pick yours up from the table in the Narthex.  If you have not participated in LifeLight in the past we would like you to join us as we study the epistles of John.  Please talk to either Janette or Mike Lang.

Christian Care Fund:   It’s been a hard winter for many in the Creston area and several families have been helped recently.  Any offerings you are able to make to this fund will be greatly appreciated. 

THANK YOU:   A thank you card from Kyle Bochart is posted on the bulletin board outside the office.   Kyle thanks all the members of Trinity for their prayers and support after losing his possessions in a recent apartment  fire in Des Moines.

 

THANK YOU:  Thank you to the Trinity Youth and their parents for  preparing and serving a delicious Valentine’s meal on February 11.  It was an evening  of good food and good fellowship. 

THANK YOU: The Trinity youth thank those who were able to attend the Valentine’s dinner on February 11.  We appreciate your support.  The proceeds will be used towards making it possible for us to attend youth events such as the National Youth Gathering. 

 

                                     MISSIONS

DIAPER DRIVE:  The diaper drive for the Life Care Clinic will continue through February.   Please refer to the insert in the bulletin for more information.

You may place packs in the basket by the table in the narthex or you may drop them off at the LC Clinic.

 

MISSIONARY VISIT: Hopefully all of you have already marked your calendars for Tuesday, March 6, to hear Missionaries James and Christel Neuendorf speak of their experiences in the Dominican Republic.   They will be with us for a light lunch starting around 11:00 or so and then will give a presentation soon afterwards.  Life Light will continue at 1:00.  Some of you may remember when Christel was with us in October.  So if you have not already marked your calendars for the 6th, please do so and plan to attend this interesting event.  The Neuendorf's are currently one of three Missionary families that are being supported by Trinity.  We hope to see many of you there.       From The Mission Board.

 


Weekly Lenten services will be held in Creston on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. 

Palm Sunday will be on March 25.

March 29  Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

March 30  Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m. in Creston.

April 1, Easter Sunday Schedule:

  8:00 a.m.  Service in Creston

  9:00 a.m.  Breakfast in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Service in Mt. Ayr

 NOTE THE SERVICE TIMES FOR EASTER

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                     

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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