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June 7, 2020 Holy Trinity Sunday

posted Jun 4, 2020, 10:54 AM by Linda Hadley

For Trinity Sunday on June 7, 2020

Genesis 1:1-2:4a

Acts 2:14a, 22-36

Matthew 28:16-20

The Great Commission

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

                     This Week at Trinity  

                                                                                                                                     

Sun., June 7                  Trinity Sunday 

                        Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                 8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

                           (Note that the PS Bd will now meet on the first 

                            Sunday of each month at 5:00.)

 

Mon., June 8   8:00 am –4:30 pm  FH (CR) in use by Life Line Health Screenings

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

     

Tues., June 9    1:00 pm   Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)                         

  

Sat., June 13   1:00-3:00 pm  Graduation Open House for Logan Shady in fellowship hall (CR)

                                                                                                                                                           

Sun., June 14  8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         10:00 am   Reception honoring Trinity’s high  school graduates in fellowship hall (CR)

                         10:00 am   Fellowship time in Mt. Ayr

                         11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

 

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and

Tracy Booth

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

  

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Attendance:  From May 31, 2020

Creston  48, HC 38                Mt. Ayr 17, HC 17


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, June 7,  2020

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

Ushers in  June:  (CR) Mike Lang, Jim Hagen, Bruce Herzberg, Logan/James Shady

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Jim Hagen

Acolyte:  (CR)        (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in June:  Dennis Brown & Joyce Kruse

Altar Guild for June:  Sharon Eklund & Hannah Shady

 

  LIFE TOGETHER

VISITORS:  We are so glad you joined us today.  We do collect offerings during our  worship services.  While we believe this is a chance for each believer to be a good steward of the gifts they have received from God, you are welcome but not expected to give an offering while you are our guest.  If you would like to learn more about the Lord’s ministry here at Trinity please call Pastor Rutz.  He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards: The elder of the month or an usher will record attendance for you today.

Livestreamed and You Tube Services:   Our services will continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.  

Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons will continue to be available on the church website.

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.

 

Lifelight Bible Study will resume to finish up the last three lessons for this book.   The classes will meet on:

Mon., June 8 at 6:30 pm and Tues., June 9 at 1:00 for Lesson #7.

No classes on June 15-16

Mon., June 22 at 6:30 and Tues., June 23 at 1:00 for Lesson #8.

Mon., June 29 at 6:30 pm and Tues., June 30 at 1:00 for Lesson #9.


ADDITIONS TO CALENDAR EVENTS

 

Graduation Open House:  The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Logan Shady on Saturday, June 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Trinity's fellowship hall in Creston. 

Logan graduated from Creston High School. 

 

 

Reception for Trinity’s High School Graduates:  Trinity will honor our high school graduates Sam Chapman, Jacob Rutz, and Logan Shady on Sunday, June 14 during fellowship time following the 9:00 service. 

 


Annual Fish Fry:   This year the annual fish fry sponsored by the Mission board and Rachel Circle will be held on Saturday, June 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the yard and fellowship hall at Creston.   All are invited to attend and feel free to bring a guest.

More details will be shared the next two weeks.

 

MISSIONS

Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser:  From May 10-June 17 the annual Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser is being held to benefit the Baby Boutique at Creston’s Lc Clinic.  It’s easy to participate. Simply pick up an empty baby bottle at church.  Fill the baby bottle with loose pocket change, dollar bills or a check.   On June 21, Father’s Day, return the bottle to the church.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 31, 2020 Pentecost Sunday

posted May 28, 2020, 8:12 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Day of Pentecost on May 31, 2020

Numbers 11:24-30

Acts 2:1-21

John 7:37-39

Rivers of Living Water

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

 

                    This Week at Trinity  

 

Sun., May 31     Pentecost Sunday 

         Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                 8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

  

Tues., June 2  6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                        6:30 pm  Rachel Circle via Zoom

                     Contact Julie Lang with your email address to join in.

                          

Wed., June 3     6:00 pm  Special Council Mtg. in FH (CR)

                7:00 pm   Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

                                                                                                                                                            

Sun., June 7     Trinity Sunday 

                Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

              8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

                           Note that the PS Bd will now meet on the first 

                           Sunday of each month at 5:00.

 

 

                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and

Tracy Booth

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

  

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Attendance:  From May 24, 2020

Creston 59   HC  43                        Mt. Ayr   20

 

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 31,  2020

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

Ushers in  May:  (CR) Ed Booth, Karl Peterson, Byron Bilderback, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in May : (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte:  (CR)        (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in May:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Guild for May:  Ed & Tracy Booth

 


 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.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance:   The elder of the month or an usher will be recording attendance for you today.

Livestreamed and You Tube Services:   Our services will continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.  

Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons will continue to be available on the church website.

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.

 

Lifelight Bible Study will resume to finish up the last three lessons for this study on the book of Luke.  The classes will meet on:

Mon., June 8 at 6:30 pm & Tues., June 9 at 1:00 for Lesson #7. 

No classes on June 15-16

Mon., June 22 at 6:30 & Tues., June 23 at 1:00 for Lesson #8.

Mon., June 29 at 6:30 pm & Tues., June 30 at 1:00 for Lesson #9.

 

Yarn for Preschool:  Trinity Preschool knows a woman who likes to knit/crochet stocking caps and she donates a lot of them to the preschool.  Her supply of yarn has run out and if any of you happen to have some yarn around home that you don’t plan to use and would like to donate it to the preschool, that would be great!   Any color, amount, etc. is appreciated.  If you have any questions, contact Joy Brown at 782-5095  Ext. 2

 

 

MISSIONS

Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser:  From May 10-June 17 the annual Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser s being held to benefit the Baby Boutique at Creston’s Lc Clinic.  It’s easy to participate. Simply pick up an empty baby bottle at church.  There are a few left in the narthex.  Fill the baby bottle with loose pocket change, dollar bills or a check.   On June 21, Father’s Day, return the bottle to the church.  

 



 

+ + +KIDS IN THE DIVINE SERVICE+ + +

What is “Pentecost”?

The word “Pentecost” (pronounced PEN-tuh-kost) comes from the Greek word pentekostos which means “fiftieth.”

Exactly 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in the form of flames of fire.

 

Why is Pentecost so important?

When Jesus died, the disciples were sad because they thought that their friend and Lord was gone forever. But Jesus rose again! Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus did finally ascend into heaven leaving the disciples below. However, before Jesus actually died, rose again and ascended into heaven, He made a promise to His disciples that He would send the Holy Spirit to them. He said that the Holy Spirit would come and guide them “into all the truth” (John 16:13). Jesus doesn’t leave us alone

to fend for ourselves. Jesus is here with us, and the Holy Spirit guides and leads the Church into the truth of the wonderful Gospel! We celebrate and remember this at Pentecost.


Copyright © 2017 LCMS Worship. Created by Christopher Thoma. LCMS congregations and schools have permission to reproduce “KIDS in the Divine Service” for their use. lcms.org | 888-THE LCMS

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 24, 2020 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

posted May 21, 2020, 11:40 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Seventh Sunday of Easter on May 24, 2020

Acts 1:12-26

1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11

John 17:1-11

The High Priestly Prayer

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

 

6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.

 

                     This Week at Trinity  

 

Sun., May 24   8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)                        

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

                          

Mon., May 25  Memorial Day

 

Wed., May 27  7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in FH  (CR)

                                                                                                                                      

Sun., May 31              Pentecost Sunday 

                    Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                 8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

 Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and

Tracy Booth, Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

  

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Attendance:  From May 17, 2020 for those who were able to attend in person.

Creston  37               Mt. Ayr 17    H/C 15

 

 

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  May 24,  2020

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

Ushers in  May:  (CR) Ed Booth, Karl Peterson, Byron Bilderback, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in May : (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte:  (CR)  Tyler Riley      (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in May:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for May:  Ed & Tracy Booth

 

 LIFE TOGETHER

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

He would love to get acquainted and visit at a time that is convenient for you.    

 

Attendance Cards: During this time of social distancing, the elder of the month or ushers will record attendance for you.

 

Livestreamed and You Tube Services:   Our services will continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.  

 

Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons will continue to be available on the church website.

 

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.

  

MISSIONS

Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser:  From May 10-June 17 the annual Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser will be held to benefit the Baby Boutique at Creston’s Lc Clinic.  It’s easy to participate. There are a few bottles left in the basket in the narthex.   Fill the baby bottle with loose pocket change, dollar bills or a check.   On June 21, Father’s Day, return the bottle to the church.  

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 17, 2020 The Sixth Sunday of Easter

posted May 14, 2020, 9:47 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Sixth Sunday of Easter on May 17, 2020

Acts 17:16-31

I Peter 3:13-22

John 14:15-21

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.

 

18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”

 

                    This Week at Trinity  

 

Sun., May 17    8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                          

Tues., May 19 5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                          6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

  

Wed., May 20   9:30 am  Pastor at Circuit Mtg. in Osceola

                          5:30  pm  Board Meetings in FH (CR)

                  6:00-6:30 pm  Preschool Graduation Parade through the church parking lot

                          6:00 pm   Council Meeting in FH (CR)

                          7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

                                                                                                                                      

Sun., May 24     8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         11:00 am   Divine Service  (MA)


                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and

Tracy Booth

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

  

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Attendance:    

Attendance of those who were able to attend in person on May 10.

Creston 36    H/C 28                        Mt. Ayr 18

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  May 17,  2020

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

Ushers in  May:  (CR) Ed Booth, Karl Peterson, Byron Bilderback, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in May : (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte:  (CR)        (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in May:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for May:  Ed & Tracy Booth

 

 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.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the service for a time of fellowship.

 

Attendance Cards:  During this period of social distancing, you will notice that the attendance cards are missing from the pew racks in Creston.    The attending elder and/or ushers will be recording the attendance.

Hymnals:   Another thing that has been done during this period of social distancing is the hymnals have been removed from the pew racks.   So, the full service with melodies has been printed out in the bulletins.  

 

Livestreamed and You Tube Services:   Our services will continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.  

 

Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons will continue to be available on the church website.

 

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.

  

Boards will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, in the fellowship hall in Creston.  

Church Council will meet following the board meetings, at 6:00 p.m.

 

Preschool Graduation Parade:  Trinity Preschool will be having a drive through graduation parade, for the students who will be going to kindergarten in the fall, on Wednesday, May 20 from 6:00-6:30 p.m. in the church parking lot.  Cars will enter the top parking lot off of Spencer St., drive down the hill, and exit the north parking lot on to the highway.  

 

                                                                          MISSIONS

Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser:  Last Sunday was the beginning of the annual Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser.  It will run until June 17. The annual Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser is held to benefit the Baby Boutique at Creston’s Lc Clinic.  It’s easy to participate. Simply pick up an empty baby bottle at church.  Fill the baby bottle with loose pocket change, dollar bills or a check.   On June 21, Father’s Day, return the bottle to the church.   If you would still like to participate, some bottles and information sheets are still available in the narthex.

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 10, 2020 The Fifth Sunday of Easter

posted May 7, 2020, 2:46 PM by Linda Hadley

For the Fifth Sunday of Easter on May 10, 2020

Acts 6:1-9; 7:2a, 51-60

1 Peter 2:2-10

 

John 14:1-14

I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life

14 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

 

8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.

 

12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

 

   This Week at Trinity  

 

Sun., May 10    Mother’s Day

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)                        

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)              

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

 

Tues., May 12 5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., May 13  7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

                                                                                                                                      

Sun., May 17  8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                         9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)             

                       11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

sBrad Still (friend of the Booths)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

 

 

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and Tracy Booth

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Bonnie Wissink (mother of Vicki Sickels)

 

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman in Kuwait (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

Condolences: The family of LaVerne Magers (mother of Bill Magers) who passed away on April 29 in Atchison, KS

 

   Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  May 10,  2020

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

Ushers in  May:  (CR) Ed Booth, Karl Peterson, Byron Bilderback, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in May : (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte:  (CR)        (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in May:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for May:  Ed & Tracy Booth

 

 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.    


During this Time of Social Distancing

Our 9:00 services will continue to be livestreamed and available via You Tube later in the day.

When Holy Communion is held in Creston, that portion of the service will be held after the service and not livestreamed.    Pastor and the assisting elder will come down to the floor to stand by the baptismal font.  Both will be wearing masks and gloves.  An usher will tell each row when to go.  The common cup will not be offered for the time being. Pastor and the elder will hand you the bread and individual cups.  After communing and placing the empty cup in the basket, return to your seat via the side  aisle.

 

To reduce the risk of spreading germs,  we will have the full service printed in the bulletin and will not be using hymnals.

 

We will not be filling out attendance cards.  The ushers will have a membership list and will check off the names of those in attendance and also check off names of those who commune. 

 


MISSIONS

Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser:  From May 10-June 17 the annual Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser will be held to benefit the Baby Boutique at Creston’s Lc Clinic.  It’s easy to participate. Simply pick up an empty baby bottle at church.  Fill the baby bottle with loose pocket change, dollar bills or a check.   On June 21, Father’s Day, return the bottle to the church.  

 

              


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 3, 2020 The Fourth Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 30, 2020, 8:41 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fourth Sunday of Easter on May 3, 2020

Acts 2:42-47

I Peter 2:19-25

John 10:1-10

 

I Am the Good Shepherd

10 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

 

           This Week at Trinity   

Sun., May 3   8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)                        

                        9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

                        5:00 pm  Preschool Board Mtg. in FH (CR)

        Please note that this is a change if week for this meeting to

        avoid meeting on Mother’s Day.

 

Tues., May 5  5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                        6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                        6:30 pm  Rachel Circle via Zoom   

Contact Julie Lang with your email address if you’d like to join in.

  

Wed., May 6     6:00 pm  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

                           7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

  

 Sat., May 9   4:00-6:30  Come and Go Graduation Open House 

                                         for Jacob Rutz in fellowship hall (CR)    

                                         Congregation is invited.

                                                                                                                                        

Sun., May 10     Mother’s Day

              8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

 

 

                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Suzanne Troxel (Pastor Troxel’s daughter)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

  

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Byron Bilderback

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                           

Military:  Nathan Nonneman in Kuwait (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  May 3,  2020

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

 

Ushers in  May:  (CR) Ed Booth, Karl Peterson, Byron Bilderback, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in May : (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

 

Acolyte:  (CR)    (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

 

Finance Team in May:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

 

Altar Committee for May:  Ed & Tracy Booth

 

 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.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the service for a time of fellowship.

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

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 

 

Livestreamed and You Tube Services:   Our services will continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.  

Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons will continue to be available on the church website.

 

Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.

 

Rachel Circle will meet via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.  If you would like to join them please contact Julie Lang so that she has your email address to be able to add you to the Zoom session.

Bible Study in Mt. Ayr will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.

 

Elders will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

Youth Confirmation Class in Creston will meet in the fellowship hall at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6.

 

Lifelight Bible Study will resume sometime in June to finish up the remaining lessons in this book.  Watch the weekly announcements for more information as it becomes available.

 

Early Riser’s Bible Study will resume in the fall.

Naomi Circle will resume in the fall.

Handy Helpers will resume in the fall.

  

Graduation Open House:  A graduation come and go open house will be held for Jacob Rutz on Saturday, May 9 from 4:00-6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.  All those who feel comfortable attending are welcome.  Jacob is graduating from Creston High School and plans to attend Midland University in Fremont, NE this fall.  If you cannot, or wish not to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may still drop off cards at the church, or mail them to Jacob at 800 N. Sumner Ave., Creston.

                              

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 26, 2020 The Third Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 22, 2020, 9:45 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Third Sunday of Easter on April 26, 2020

Acts 2:14a, 36-41        I Peter 1:17-25      Luke 24:13-35    On the Road to Emmaus

13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, 29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” 33 And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.

 

           This Week at Trinity   

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

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          9:00 am   Service will also be livestreamed and

                                          available via You Tube later in the day

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

2:00-4:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy Communion in Creston

 


Tues., Apr. 28   5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

6:00-7:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy Communion in Mt.  Ayr

  

Wed., Apr. 29     3:00-5:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy

                              Communion in Creston

                  7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class via Zoom (CR)

                                                                                                                             

Sun., May 3    8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                           9:00 am   service will also be livestreamed and

                                           available via You Tube later in the day

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/HC(MA)

2:00-4:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy Communion in Creston

                            5:00 pm  Preschool Board Mtg. in FH (CR)

 

                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Suzanne Troxel (Pastor Troxel’s daughter)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

  

On-going health concerns, hospitalized,  having surgery, or in

recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Byron Bilderback,

and Jean Kruse

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Bonnie Wissink (mother of Vicki Sickels)

  

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                          

Military:  Nathan Nonneman in Kuwait (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

  LIFE TOGETHER

Attendance Cards:  Please fill out a card, found in pew rack.   Hand it to an usher or place it in the offering plate, found at the back of the church.

 

Live Streaming of Creston’s Services: 9:00 a.m. Sundays.  Go to www.trinitycreston.org and in the left hand column under Worship click Live Services.   

 

Services on You Tube:  In addition to being able to watch services from Trinity Creston via live streaming, another option is also now available.    The services are now available via You Tube.  The You Tube services may be watched whenever you choose to watch them.  To access them go to www.trinitycreston.org.  In the left hand column menu under Worship click on the choice that says Recorded Service.   It will take to you to a link for the You Tube services.   Choose the service for the date you are wanting to watch. 

 

Service Bulletins:  Bulletins will be available on the church website in the Worship section.   

Weekly Announcements:  These are available on the church website in the left hand column.  Click on Trinity News.

Sermons:   Sermons will be available in print via the church website.   They will be found in the left hand column in the Worship section.

 

 Private/Small Group Times for Holy Communion:  

Sun., Apr. 26    2:00-4:00 p.m. in Creston

Tues., Apr. 28   6:00-7:00 p.m. in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Apr. 29   3:00-5:00 p.m. in Creston

 

Graduation Open House:  A graduation come and go open house will be held for Jacob Rutz on Saturday, May 9 from 4:00-6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.  All those who feel comfortable attending are welcome.  Jacob is graduating from Creston High School and plans to attend Midland University in Fremont, NE this fall.  If you cannot, or wish not to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may still drop off cards at the church, or mail them to Jacob at 800 N. Sumner Ave., Creston.

               

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 19, 2020 The Second Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 15, 2020, 10:46 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Second Sunday of Easter on April 19, 2020

Acts 5:29-42         I Peter 1:3-9

 

John 20:19-31

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

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

Jesus and Thomas

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

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

The Purpose of This Book

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

 

                     This Week at Trinity   

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

                          9:00 am   Divine Service(CR)

                          9:00 am   Service will also be livestreamed and

                                          available via You Tube later in the day

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

2:00-4:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy Communion in Creston

 

Mon., Apr., 20    All Day   Bloodmobile in FH (CR)   Yes, they are still planning to hold this blood drive.   Blood donations are needed.

 

 

Tues., Apr. 21   5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

6:00-7:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy Communion in Mt.  Ayr

 

Wed., Apr. 22     3:00-5:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy

                              Communion in Creston

                  7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class via Zoom (CR)

                                                                                                                             

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

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           9:00 am   service will also be livestreamed and

                                           available via You Tube later in the day

                         11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)

 

                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Suzanne Troxel (Pastor Troxel’s daughter)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

 

 

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Byron Bilderback, and

Dan Lutrick

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Bonnie Wissink (mother of Vicki Sickels)

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                          

Military:  Nathan Nonneman in Kuwait (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

  

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

                           LIFE TOGETHER

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

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 

 

Live Streaming of Creston’s Services: 9:00 a.m. Sundays.  Go to www.trinitycreston.org and in the left hand column under Worship click Live Services.   

 

Services on You Tube:  In addition to being able to watch services from Trinity Creston via live streaming, another option is also now available.    The services are now available via You Tube.  The You Tube services may be watched whenever you choose to watch them.  To access them go to www.trinitycreston.org.  In the left hand column menu under Worship click on the choice that says Recorded Service.   It will take to you to a link for the You Tube services.   Choose the service for the date you are wanting to watch.   Thank you for your patience throughout the process of making these services available for you to watch at home.   We pray that the coronavirus pandemic will end soon and that we will all be able to return to worshipping together in person. 

 

Service Bulletins:  Bulletins are available on the church website in the Worship section.   

  

Weekly Announcements:  These are available on the church website in the left hand column.  Click on Trinity News.

 

Sermons:   Sermons will be available in print via the church website.   They will be found in the left hand column in the Worship section.

 

Email Addreses:  We have had some emails come back to the church undeliverable.  If your address has changed please phone the office with those changes or email lhadley@trinitycreston.org with the changes.  This is important, especially in recent days, when we’ve tried to keep you informed about all the changes.    If you have an email address and have never received an email from the church that means we do not have your email address on file.   Please share with us to help improve our communication efforts.

  

Easter Flowers:  Those who provided Easter flowers may take them home at any time.

 

Private/Small Group Times for Holy Communion:  

Sun., Apr. 19    2:00-4:00 p.m. in Creston

Tues., Apr. 21   6:00-7:00 p.m. in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Apr. 22   3:00-5:00 p.m. in Creston

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday/The Resurrection of Our Lord

posted Apr 8, 2020, 10:58 AM by Linda Hadley

For Easter Sunday on April 12, 2020

Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6

Colossians 3:1-4

Matthew 28:1-10

The Resurrection

1 Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. 5 But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.” 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

 

                     This Week at Trinity   

Sun., Apr. 12    Easter Sunday

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                    Holy Communion at both locations today

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                          9:00 am service will also be livestreamed at 9:00 

                                   and available via You Tube later in the day

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

Tues., Apr. 14   5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

  6:00-7:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy Communion in Mt. Ayr

 

Wed., Apr. 15    3:00-5:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy

                           Communion in Creston

                        7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class via Zoom (CR)

                                                                                                                             

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

                          9:00 am   Divine Service(CR)

                          9:00 am service will also be livestreamed at 9:00    

                           and available via You Tube later in the day

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Suzanne Troxel (Pastor Troxel’s daughter)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

 

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Byron Bilderback, and

Dan Lutrick

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Bonnie Wissink (mother of Vicki Sickels)

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                          

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

Prayers for  safety of  those in military serving in dangerous situations.

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

                LIFE TOGETHER

Private/Small Group Communion:  This week, Pastor will offer communion time on Tuesday evening in Mt. Ayr from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and on Wednesday afternoon in Creston from 3:00-5:00 p.m. 

Live Streaming of Creston’s Services: 9:00 a.m. Sundays.  Go to www.trinitycreston.org and in the left hand column under Worship click Live Services.

 

Service Bulletins:  Bulletins are available on the church website in the Worship section.   

 

Weekly Announcements:  These are available on the church website in the left hand column.  Click on Trinity News.

Sermons:   Sermons will be available in print via the website.  They will be found in the left hand column Worship section.  Click on the word

Sermons.

 

Services on You Tube:  In addition to being able to watch services from Trinity Creston via live streaming, another option is also now available.    The services are now available via You Tube.

After the livestreamed service they are downloaded and sent to You Tube.  Once You Tube gets them online, the services may be watched whenever you choose to watch them.  To access them go to www.trinitycreston.org.  In the left hand column menu under Worship click on the choice that says Recorded Service.   It will take to you to a link for the You Tube services.   Choose the service for the date you are wanting to watch.   Thank you for your patience throughout the process of making these services available for you to watch at home.   We pray that the coronavirus pandemic will end soon and that we will all be able to return to worshipping together in person. 

 


THANK YOU to all who have donated Easter flowers for our chancel in Creston:

Trinity LWML

Cathy Dryden

JoEllen Ehm

Bob & Sharon Eklund

Mike & Janette Lang

Deb Melzer


Email Addreses:  We have had some emails come back to the church undeliverable.  If your address has changed please phone the office with those changes or email lhadley@trinitycreston.org with the changes.   This is important, especially in recent days, when we’ve tried to keep you informed about all the changes.    If you have an email address and have never received an email from the church that means we do not have your email address on file.   Please share with us to help improve our communication efforts.       Please do the same with phone numbers if you ever make a change.   Once we’re back in church on a regular basis you may jot any changes down on your attendance card.    Thank you.

 

 

MISSIONS

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

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday

posted Apr 3, 2020, 8:09 AM by Linda Hadley

                    This Week at Trinity   

 

  Sun., Apr. 5     Palm Sunday

                    Holy Communion at both locations today

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR) 

The 9:00 a.m. service in Creston will also be livestreamed.

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

2:00-4:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy Communion in CR

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

                                                             

 

Tues., Apr. 7  5:00 pm  Youth Conf. Class in Mt. Ayr

          6:00-7:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy Communion in MA

 

Wed., Apr. 8    3:00-5:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy

                          Communion in CR

                        7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class via Zoom (CR)

                                                                                                                                            

Thurs., Apr. 9    6:00 pm   Maundy Thursday Service/HC (CR)

The service will also be livestreamed at www.trinitycreston.org  

Click on Live Service.

                                                                        

 

Fri., Apr. 10  6:00 p.m.  Good Friday Service  (CR)

The service will also be livestreamed at www.trinitycreston.org   

Click on Live Service.                     

 

 

Sun., Apr. 12    Easter Sunday

                         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                    Holy Communion at both locations today

The 9:00 a.m. service in Creston will also be livestreamed.

                         9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                       11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

 

                          

         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Suzanne Troxel (Pastor Troxel’s daughter)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

 

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Byron Bilderback, and

Dan Lutrick

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Bonnie Wissink (mother of Vicki Sickels)

 

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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse

                                                                                                                          

Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon

Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)

 

Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)

 

 The family of Karen Goeglein (cousin of Dorothy Cook) who

passed away last week.               

                        

Prayers for all during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.                                      

 

  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.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the service for a time of fellowship.

 

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

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 

 

Preschool Board Meeting will be held this evening, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

 

Live Streaming of Creston’s Services: 9:00 a.m. Sundays and 6:00 p.m. on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.   Go to www.trinitycreston.org and in the left hand column under Worship click Live Services.   

 

Weekly Announcements:  These are available on the church website in the same location where they have been for many years.   Click on Trinity News.

 

Deadline for Easter Flowers:   TODAY, April 5, is the deadline for turning in an order for Easter flowers for the Creston location.  We know that it is an unusual year with all the changes that have happened, but if you would still like to provide flowers and be able to take them home after Easter, you may do so.  Refer to the pink insert in the Creston bulletins.

Easter Sunday Schedule Changes:

9:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion Service will also be livestreamed  from Creston

No breakfast will be served due to social

distancing orders.

11:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion will be held in Mt. Ayr

 

Service Bulletins:  Bulletins will be available on the church website in the Worship section.   

Sermons:   Sermons will be available in print via the church website .   They will be found in the left hand column Worship section.

 

Email Addreses:  We have had some emails come back to the church undeliverable.  If your address has changed please phone the office with those changes or email lhadley@trinitycreston.org with the changes.  This is important, especially in recent days, when we’ve tried to keep you informed about all the changes.    If you have an email address and have never received an email from the church that means we do not have your email address on file.   Please share with us to help improve our communication efforts.

 

MISSIONS


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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

                                                               

 

 

                             

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

 

                                           

                                                    

                           

                               

                             

 

 

       

 

 

 

             

 

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