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April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday

posted Apr 13, 2017, 12:04 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Apr. 16        Easter Sunday  

                              8:00 am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                              9:00 am     Easter Breakfast served by the youth in Creston

                            10:00 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)



Mon., Apr. 17         8:30  am     Preschool

                             12:30 pm      Preschool

                              6:30  pm      Lifelight Bible Study



Tues., Apr. 18        6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:00 am     Handy Helpers Quilting 

                             12:30 pm    Preschool                           

                             1:00 pm      LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                             Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                               6:30 pm    Bible Study in Mt. Ayr                       


Wed., Apr. 19      Pastor at Circuit Pastors’ Meeting

                               8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm    Preschool 

                               6:00 pm    Confirmation Class

                               6:00 pm    F.L.O.C.K.

                               7:30 pm     Council Meeting(CR)



Thurs., Apr. 20        8:30 am   Preschool

                               9:45 am    Preschool Chapel

                              12:30 pm   Preschoool                           

                                1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel



Sun., Apr. 23         8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am      Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                   

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                            10:45  am     Divine Service (MA)   

                              1:00 pm      Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

                    Preschool sets up for Mother’s Night event right after the voter’s meeting

                            6:00 pm   Preschool’s Mother’s Night in FH (CR)            


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; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best;

Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;

Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder;  Bentley Oneal; Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg; Dale Conn


Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck


Military:  Nathan Nonneman

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,  Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga

Attendance :  April 9                

CR    88   H/C  81     MA 19           

H/C means Holy Communion     


                                                                LIFE TOGETHER

VOTERS MEETING:  The quarterly voters meeting will be held next Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. 



WANTED:  Several large pieces of plywood for a VBS sign.   Contact Tammy Burgmaier if you have any.  



GRAUATION OPEN HOUSE INVITATION:  The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Alex Brown.   It will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1:00-3:00.  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, Creston.   An announcement is posted on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office. 



RECEPTION FOR GRADUATES:  On Sunday, May 7, right after the Divine Service in Creston, we will recognize our high school graduates, as well as kids who have grown up at Trinity, to see where they are now.

2017 Grads:  Please bring an 8x10 (or any size) senior picture along with your plans for the future.

Previous Grads: You are invited to attend that Sunday, but if you can’t be here we would like to have you (or your parent) provide a little bio on 8.5x11 paper, including a picture, if possible, to display for the congregation.

Please bring the info to church by the end of April or even on May 7 or email it to Julie Lang at

2017 high school grads who are Trinity members are:

East Union:  Alex Brown, Allison Hadley, Kessler Tomas

Creston:  Cali Foglesong, Devon Petersen

Mt. Ayr:  Macy Larsen



BABY SHOWER:  A baby shower will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1pm, in the fellowship hall (CR) for Kayla (Davidson) Brown.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend!

There is an actual invitation posted in the entry way by the secretary's office.


When:  Sunday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall in Creston.

Celebrate the end of the school year with devotions, food, games, and planning of events and activities.

All middle school and high school youth and their families are invited!



Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2.


MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  There will be a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex sometime after Easter.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.    Thank-You from The Mission Board. 




Creston: June 25-29

Mt. Ayr: July 23-25

If there are events already planned that might interfere with these dates, please let Julie Lang know.  Thanks!



THANK YOU to Pastor Rutz for your kind words and to everyone who attended Bertha Jensen's birthday party on Tuesday, April 11 to help her celebrate her 98 years of God's blessings on her life.  It was a great turnout!   She appreciated all who came to visit her and she is so blessed to have a wonderful church family here at Trinity.       From Bertha Jensen and Dave & Maggie Dory



Serving At Trinity


Sun April 16

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


Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas     Crucifer:  Jacob Rutz


Ushers in April:  (CR)  Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman,

Troy Petersen, Jim Hagen


Elders on Duty in April:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Kevin Kruse


Offering Counters in April: (CR) Jay Bochart, Chuck Bowman


Altar Committee for April: Janette & Mike Lang, Jean Stoll