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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.


April 8   CR   71 and H/C 67                       MA  19




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.     





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






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