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April 19, 2020 The Second Sunday of Easter

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

For the Second Sunday of Easter on April 19, 2020

Acts 5:29-42         I Peter 1:3-9


John 20:19-31

Jesus Appears to the Disciples

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

Jesus and Thomas

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

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

The Purpose of This Book

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


                     This Week at Trinity   

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

                          9:00 am   Divine Service(CR)

                          9:00 am   Service will also be livestreamed and

                                          available via You Tube later in the day

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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


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



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

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


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

                              Communion in Creston

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


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

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           9:00 am   service will also be livestreamed and

                                           available via You Tube later in the day

                         11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)



         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Suzanne Troxel (Pastor Troxel’s daughter)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

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

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)



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

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

Dan Lutrick

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Bonnie Wissink (mother of Vicki Sickels)


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

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse


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

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)


Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


                           LIFE TOGETHER

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Private/Small Group Times for Holy Communion:  

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

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

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