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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




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.   



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.

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