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June 3, 2018 The Second Sunday after Pentecost

posted May 31, 2018, 8:55 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Second Sunday after Pentecost on June 3,  2018.  

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

2 Corinthians 4:5-12

Mark 2:23-28 (3:1-6)

Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath

23 One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

A Man with a Withered Hand

1Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2 And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” 4 And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. 5 And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 6 The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.

 


                       This Week at Trinity

                   

Sun.,  June 3     8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service  in Creston

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

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

 

Mon.,  June 4    6:00 p.m.  Congregational Fish Fry hosted by

                                             Rachel Circle in the FH (CR)  All are

                                             welcome.    Bring a side dish to share.

                                                                                                                           

Tues., June 5   Bloodmobile in FH (CR)   All Day

                          6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

  

Wed., June 6    6:30 p.m. 90th Anniversary Committee Meeting in FH (CR)

                         7:30 p.m.  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

 

 

Thurs., June 7  7:00 p.m. Adult Confirmation Class in FH (CR)

 

 

Sun., June 10      8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

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

                          10:00 a.m.   Fellowship Time in CR and MA

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

                             6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting 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; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh; Paul Robinson

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

Hospitalized:  Denice Creveling; Norm Schroeder

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, Clara Buchanan

Condolences:   We pray for the family of Jason Conn (son of member Diane Conn) who died May 21.   His funeral will be at 2:00 on June 5 at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mr. Ayr with visitation before the service from 1:00-2:00.  Family and friends will gather at Trinity in Mt. Ayr after the  service.

Prayer of Thanksgiving for Norm Schroeder who had a successful kidney transplant on May 28.  

 

 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 May 27

CR  93   H/C  79            MA  15     H/C 15


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, June 3

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

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

Elders on Duty in June: (MA) Mike Sickels/    (CR) Eric Eklund

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

Altar Committee for June: (CR)  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.

Announcements for the June 10 and/or June 17 bulletins need to be turned in to the office by noon on Wednesday, June 6 .   Linda will not be in the office June 8-16.   She will be preparing the bulletins and announcements in advance.

 

Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Celebration:   On Sunday, June 24 Trinity will have one combined service at 10:00 in Creston.  Weather permitting, it will be held by the outdoor worship area.  We will not have Holy Communion that day.  Please make plans to join together to hear God’s Word and to thank God for the 90 years of blessings that He has bestowed on this congregation.  Following the service, we will have a potluck/picnic.  Bring a potluck dish to share.    We hope everyone will be able to attend.  There will be a short meeting for all the ladies following the meal to start putting ideas together for the fall rally in September.  See everyone Monday!!

 

Sunday School will resume September 9th. We hope all children will plan to attend VBS this summer and bring friends to share in God’s word!

 

EARLY RISERS will not meet this summer. 

We will resume our study of The Gospel of St. Matthew on Tuesday, September 4, 2013. Please join us as we listen to God speak to us through His Word.


Naomi Circle will not meet in June, July or August..  We will resume on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m


Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park ;  It will be on Wednesday, June 20.  Price is $33.00 per person (cash only) with ages 3 and under free.  If a group of the youth and their families would be interested in going as a group, contact Pastor Rutz.   A poster with more information is on the table in the narthex. 


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.

 

 

              MISSIONS

 

The Mission Board has adopted a Mission Prayer that will be used from time to time.  Lord, lay some soul upon my heart and love the soul through me, and help me humbly do my part to lead that soul to Thee.   Amen


2018 Baby Bottle Boomerang Project for the Life Care Clinic:

On a table in the narthex, you will find a basket of baby bottles.  You are invited to take a bottle home, fill it with your donation between now and Father’s Day, and return it to church on June 17 (Father’s Day).

 The proceeds will be used to help fund the “Earn While They Learn” program at the LC Clinic. 


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

 

 Vacation Bible School

Here are the dates for the 2018 VBS.

Creston  July 8-11  6:15pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr July 29-31 6:15pm-8:15pm

Watch for more details coming soon.

 

 

 

 

                            

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

May 27, 2018 Trinity Sunday

posted May 24, 2018, 8:27 AM by Linda Hadley

For Trinity Sunday on May 27,  2018.  

Isaiah 6:1-8              Acts 2:14a, 22-36

John 3:1-17

1 Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

9 Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 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.

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.

 

This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., May 27   Trinity Sunday—A Festival Sunday

                          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 and Mt. Ayr

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

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

 

Mon., May 28   Memorial Day ——Office Closed

                                                                                                                                                 

Thurs., May 31   7:00 p.m.   Adult Catechism Class in FH (CR)

                                                            

Sun.,  June 3    8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

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

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

 

Mon.,  June 4    6:00 p.m.  Congregational Fish Fry

                            hosted by Rachel Circle in the FH (CR) 

                           All are  welcome.    Bring a side dish to 

                           share.

  

Tues., June 5   All day  Bloodmobile in fellowship hall (CR)

                        6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in 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; 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

Hospitalized:  Denice Creveling

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, Clara Buchanan

 

 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 May 20

CR  81   H/C   76               MA  22   HC 18


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, May 27

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

Ushers in May:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Mike Lang

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

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

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


LIFE TOGETHER

 

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

 

Sunday School will end for the summer , today,  May 27 and will resume September 9th. We hope all children will plan to attend VBS this summer and bring friends to share in God’s word!

 

JOY in Ministry Banquet - June 3 - 5:30 pm  Carrollton Inn, Carroll, Iowa.   This event is open for all to attend.  If you or someone you know has an interest in finding out more about church work as a profession, we especially encourage you to attend.  The evening includes a catered meal, featured speaker - Rev. Dr. Brian Friedrich, President of Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska as well as a panel of church wokers who will share the "joy" they have in serving the Lord in fulltime church work.  There is no charge to attend.  Make reservations by contacting Sue Light at the District office (515-576-7666 or sue@iowadistrictwest.org). 

         Reservations due by May 29.

Is there a student (could be any age), or an adult, that you believe should consider fulltime church work?  We ask that you take a moment to visit with them and encourage them to attend this event and possibly attend with them.  We are all aware of the church worker shortage and we need to work together to plant the seeds in our young people to look at fulltime church work. 


EARLY RISERS will not meet between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

We will Resume our study of The Gospel of St. Matthew on Tuesday, September 4, 2013. Please join us as we listen to God speak to us through His Word.


Rachel Circle is sponsoring a congregational fish fry potluck on Monday June 4 beginning around  6pm in the Creston Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share and join in the fun and fellowship!

 

Announcements for the June 10 & June 17 bulletins  need to be turned in to the office by noon on Wednesday, June 6 due to vacation schedules.

 


Naomi Circle will not meet in June, July or August..  We will resume on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m

 

Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park ;  It will be on Wednesday, June 20.  Price is $33.00 per person (cash only) with ages 3 and under free.  If a group of the youth and their families would be interested in going as a group, contact Pastor Rutz.   A poster with more information is on the table in the narthex. 

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.

 

MISSIONS

The Mission Board has adopted a Mission Prayer that will be used from time to time.  Lord, lay some soul upon my heart and love the soul through me, and help me humbly do my part to lead that soul to Thee.     Amen

 

2018 Baby Bottle Boomerang Project for the Life Care Clinic:

On a table in the narthex, you will find a basket of baby bottles.  You are invited to take a bottle home, fill it with your donation between now and Father’s Day, and return it to church on June 17 (Father’s Day).

 The proceeds will be used to help fund the “Earn While They Learn” program at the LC Clinic. 


Matura Food Pantry is always in need of  non-perishable food items as well as paper goods and personal hygiene items.  We have a monthly collection of items on the 3rd Sunday of the month.   A collection box is by the table in the narthex.  Feel free to drop off items anytime.

 

 Vacation Bible School

Here are the dates for the 2018 VBS.

Creston  July 8-11  6:15pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr July 29-31 6:15pm-8:15pm

Watch for more details coming soon.

 

 

 

                            

 

 


 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

 

                       

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday

posted May 16, 2018, 9:41 AM by Linda Hadley

For Pentecost Sunday on May 20,  2018.  

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Acts 2:1-21

 

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

26“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

4But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

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

 

                     This Week at Trinity

                                                                     

Sun., May 20    Pentecost Sunday—A Festival Sunday

                         Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Day       

                           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 and Mt. Ayr

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

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

 

         

Mon., May 21          8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                              12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                             

 

Tues.,  May 22        6:30 a.m.    Early Riser’s (CR)

                                  8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                              12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                             

                       

Wed., May 23        8:30 a.m.   Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              6:00 p.m.   Preschool Graduation (FH in use)

                          

Thurs., May 17      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.   Adult Catechism Class in FH (CR)

 

                       

Sun., May 27   Trinity Sunday—A Festival Sunday

                           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 and Mt. Ayr

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

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

 

 

Mon., May 28     Memorial Day ——Office Closed

                         

 

  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

Hospitalized:  Denice Creveling

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, Clara Buchanan

 

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 May 13

CR   61,    H/C 58              MA  17


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, May 20

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

Ushers in May:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Mike Lang

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

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

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

 


            LIFE TOGETHER

 

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

 

EARLY RISERS will not meet between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Our last meeting this spring will be on Tuesday, May 22.

We will Resume our study of The Gospel of St. Matthew on Tuesday, September 4, 2013. Please join us as we listen to God speak to us through His Word.

 

Congratulations to Kolby Tomas who will be graduating today from Creston High School. 

Congratulations to Avery Conn, grandson of Diane Conn, who will be graduating today from Mt. Ayr High School. 

 

Sunday School will end for the summer on May 27 and will resume September 9th. We hope all children will plan to attend VBS this summer and bring friends to share in God’s word!

 

Iowa District West will be holding a Joy In Ministry banquet on Sunday, June 3, in Carroll, Iowa.  Registration is at 5:30 and the banquet will begin at 6:00.  A flyer with details is found on the table in the narthex. 

 

Rachel Circle is sponsoring a congregational fish fry potluck on Monday, June 4 beginning around  6pm in the Creston Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share and join in the fun and fellowship!

 

Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park ;  It will be on Wednesday, June 20.  Price is $33.00 per person (cash only) with ages 3 and under free.  If a group of the youth and their families would be interested in attending this , as group activity,  contact Pastor Rutz.   A poster with more information is on the table in the narthex. 

 

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.

 


Vacation Bible School

Here are the dates for the 2018 VBS.

Creston July 8-11 6:15 pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr July 29-31 6:15pm- 8:15pm

Watch for more details coming soon.

 

 

 

              MISSIONS

 

2018 Baby Bottle Boomerang Project for the Life Care Clinic:

On a table in the narthex, you will find a basket of baby bottles.  You are invited to take a bottle home, fill it with your donation between now and Father’s Day, and return it to church on June 17 (Father’s Day).

 The proceeds will be used to help fund the “Earn While They Learn” program at the LC Clinic. 


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

 

 



 

 

                            

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

May 13, 2018 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

posted May 9, 2018, 12:03 PM by Linda Hadley

For  The Seventh Sunday of Easter on May 13,  2018.  

Acts 1:12-26

I John 5:9-15

 

John 17:11b-19

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.12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.


                         This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., May 13      Mother’s Day

                           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 and Mt. Ayr

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

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

          

Mon., May 14      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                         12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                             

Tues.,  May 15    6:30 a.m.    Early Riser’s (CR)

                              8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

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

                                                    

Wed., May 16      8:30 a.m.   Preschool  

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            6:30 p.m..  All boards meet

                            7:30 p.m.   Council Meeting

                            

Thurs., May 17    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.   Adult Catechism Class in FH (CR)

 

Sat., May 19       Fellowship Hall reserved all day by Tammy Burgmaier

                       

                                                                     

Sun., May 20    Pentecost Sunday—A Festival Sunday

                         Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Day       

                          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 and Mt. Ayr

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

                        10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in  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; 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

Hospitalized:  Denice Creveling

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, Clara Buchanan

 

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 May 6

CR  70                MA  16,    H/C 14

May 6  CR    For  The Seventh Sunday of Easter on May 13,  2018.  


            

                       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.

 

Dear Trinity Family: 

Thank you so much for remembering me on my birthday  with cards, texts, face book posts, verbal greetings, etc.  It is such a blessing to serve such a loving and caring congregation.  May you all live in God's peace found in Jesus.   Pastor Rutz


Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor began teaching an adult catechism class on  Thursday May 3rd.   Pastor Rutz is lead ing an adult catechism 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 Ext. 3 or 712-621-5971. 

 

2018 GRADUATES: If you know of a 2018 college graduate who is a member of Trinity, please drop off or send a message to the office.  Please include the graduate’s name, name of college, date when they will be graduating, degree and anything about future plans that you’d like to share.

 

Heartland Management Alliance will host an open house recognizing CARE on May 16 from 11-1, at 500 Opal St. in Afton.  You may tour the facilities and learn more about what each of the four HMA agencies does.  More information can be found on the table in the narthex.

 

EARLY RISERS will not meet between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Our last meeting this spring will be on Tuesday, May 22.

We will Resume our study of The Gospel of St. Matthew on Tuesday, September 4, 2013. Please join us as we listen to God speak to us through His Word.

 

Iowa District West will be holding a Joy In Ministry banquet on Sunday, June 3, in Carroll, Iowa.  Registration is at 5:30 and the banquet will begin at 6:00.  A flyer with details is found on the table in the narthex. 

 

Rachel Circle is sponsoring a congregational fish fry potluck on Monday June 4 beginning around  6pm in the Creston Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share and join in the fun and fellowship!

             

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.  

 

Vacation Bible School

Here are the dates for the 2018 VBS.

Creston  July 8-11 6:15-8:15 p.m.

Mt. Ayr  July 29-31

Watch for more details coming soon.



MISSIONS

 

 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

 

 A thank you card was received from Matura saying:

Thank you for your continued support with food and toiletries.           From Matura Outreach

 

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, May 13

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

Ushers in May:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Mike Lang

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

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

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

 

 

  

                            

 

                

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

                                                                                                  

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

 

May 6, 2018 The Sixth Sunday of Easter

posted May 3, 2018, 11:02 AM by Linda Hadley

For  The Sixth Sunday of Easter on May 6,  2018.

Acts 10:34-48

I John 5:1-8

John 15:9-17

9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

 


                     This Week at Trinity

 

Sun., May 6     8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                        9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

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

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

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

                        6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

                                          (Please note this change in date for May.)

           

Mon., May 7           8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                             

Tues.,  May 8         6:30 a.m.     Early Riser’s (CR)

                                 8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                              12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                             

Wed., May 9          8:30 a.m.  Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              1:30 p.m.  Naomi Circle

                            

Thurs., May 10    Ascension Day 

                               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.   FH in use by Clover Kids 4H

                              7:00 p.m.   Adult Catechism Class in FH (CR)

                                                                       

Sun., May 13      Mother’s Day

                          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 and Mt. Ayr

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

                        10:45 a.m.  Divine Service in  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; 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

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 April 29  CR    120,      H/C 89                    MA  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 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.

 

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor began teaching an adult catechism class on  Thursday May 3rd.   Pastor Rutz is lead ing 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. 

 


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Prayer Gives My Life Balance  This study is found on page 20 of the  Spring 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .

 

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.

 

Iowa District West will be holding a Joy In Ministry banquet on Sunday, June 3, in Carroll, Iowa.  Registration is at 5:30 and the banquet will begin at 6:00.  A flyer with details is found on the table in the narthex. 


Rachel Circle is sponsoring a congregational fish fry potluck on Monday June 4 beginning around  6pm in the Creston Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share and join in the fun and fellowship!

 

             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.  

   

 

             MISSIONS

 

 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

 

A thank you card was received from Matura saying:

Thank you for your continued support with food and toiletries.           From Matura Outreach

 

 Vacation Bible School

Here are the dates for the 2018 VBS.

Creston  July 8-11  

Mt. Ayr  July 29-31

Watch for more details coming soon.


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, May 6

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

Ushers in May:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Mike Lang

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

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

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

 

 

 

                            

 

 

 

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                 

                                     

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

April 29, 2018 The Fifth Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 26, 2018, 11:06 AM by Linda Hadley

For  The Fifth Sunday of Easter on April 29,  2018.

Acts 8:26-40

I John 4:1-11

John 15:1-8

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.

 

                       This Week at Trinity

 

 Sun., Apr. 29     NOTE CHANGES FOR  TODAY

        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.

 

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

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                              6:30 p.m.  Lifelight

 

 Tues.,  May 1        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)

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

                              7:00 p.m.  Rachel Circle in FH (CR)

                             

 Wed., May 2         8:30 a.m.  Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              7:30 p.m.  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

                            

Thurs., May 3          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.  Adult Catechism Class in FH (CR)

 

 Sun., May 6   8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                        9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

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

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

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

                        6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

                       (Please note this change in date for this month.)

 

   Prayer List

We remember the family of Chuck Ehm who passed away on April 21.  His memorial service was held at Trinity on April 27.  

 

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

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 April 22      CR 64, H/C 57                  MA  18


                         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.

 

Our 2018 Confirmands:  The confirmands are Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Holden Hanson, and Kenna Tomas.   May God bless each one of them.

 

A baby shower for Hannah Shady will be held TODAY, 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.   

 

Rachel Circle will meet in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00.   Hostesses will be Maggie Dory, Nichole Hanson, and Mitzie Cellan.   All women are welcome to join them.

 

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.

 

Iowa District West will be holding a Joy In Ministry banquet on Sunday, June 3, in Carroll, Iowa.  Registration is at 5:30 and the banquet will begin at 6:00.  A flyer with details is found on the table in the narthex. 

 

          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.  


          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.  

 


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, April 29

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

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 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

 

 

                          

 

                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    

                                           

                  

                                                   

 

 

                                                     

 

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