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April 2, 2017 The Fifth Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 30, 2017, 9:46 AM by Linda Hadley

                This Week at Trinity

Sun., April 2    8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)


Mon., Apr. 3     8:30  am  and 12:30 pm  Preschool

                             4:00-9:00 pm    Preschool Parent-Teacher Conf /PS room

                             6:30  pm      Lifelight Bible Study


Tues., Apr. 4    6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                             8:30 am  and 12:30 pm Preschool

                             1:00 pm    LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                             4:00-9:00 pm  Preschool Parent-Teacher Conf/PS room

                             Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                             6:30 pm      Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                             7:00 pm     Rachel Circle meets in fellowship hall (CR)   


Wed., Apr. 5     Preschool’s Obstacle-a-Thon —FH will be used

                              8:30 am  and 12:30 pm Preschool  

                              5:30pm     Supper for confirmation kids

                              5:45  pm   Confirmation Class

                              7:00 pm     Lenten Service (CR) 

                               Elders meeting after the Lenten service


Thurs., Apr. 6    Pastor’s Bible Study Group in Adair

                               Preschool’s Obstacle-a Thon — FH will be used

                               8:30 am and 12:30 pm Preschool

                               9:45 am  and 1:45 pm Preschool Chapel


Fri., Apr. 7          9:00-1:00 Matura Meeting in FH (CR)


Sat.,Apr. 8          9:00 am  Altar Guild Chancel Cleaning (CR)


Sun., Apr. 9     Palm Sunday    Holy Communion at both locations

                              8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00 am      Divine Service/HC(CR)

                            10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am      Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                            10:45 am      Divine Service/HC (MA)

.                             6:00 pm      Preschool Board



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; Kathy Parker;  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 :  March 26                    We ask that members and

CR  76    H/C 72         MA  10           visitors fill out an attendance

H/C means Holy Communion           card.   Hand to an usher.

March 29 Lenten Service   29           Cards are found in the pew racks.

H/C means Holy Communion






Palm Sunday:  Normal Sunday schedule with Holy Communion at Creston and Mt. Ayr.   Bible Class and Sunday School at regular times.

Maundy Thursday: 

5:00pm Divine Service with H/C in Mt. Ayr

7:00pm Divine Service with H/C in Creston

Good Friday:

7:00m  Tenebrae Service in Creston

Easter Sunday:    Note time changes for Easter

8:00am Divine Service/HC in Creston

9:00am  Easter Breakfast served by the youth in Creston  (free-will offering)

10:00am Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr



EASTER BREAKFAST ROLLS:  If you would be able to help by providing some rolls for the Easter breakfast, there is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex.  The youth group thanks you for your support.


A BIRTHDAY PARTY:  Everyone is invited to attend a birthday party for Bertha Jensen's 98th birthday on Tuesday, April 11th at 3:00 pm in the activity room of the Crest Haven Care Centre, 1000 E. Howard Street.  She would prefer no gifts-just come out to celebrate her many years of God's blessings on her life and have a piece of cake and ice cream.  If anyone has any questions contact Dave or Maggie Dory.  



BABY SHOWER:  A baby shower will be held on Sunday May 7 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.



VBS:  Tentative VBS dates:

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!

“Oh, The Places You’ll Go” (or have been): Sunday May 7 right after Divine Service in Creston

The Board of Education will recognize 5 high school graduates on this day (Alex Brown, Devon Peterson, Cali Foglesong, Kessler Tomas, and Allison Hadley).  Because we’ve been a little lax in recognizing some past college graduates, we’re also going to try and have a reunion of sorts for past (or current) members who have graduated from college within the past 10 years or so.  We’d like to know where our younger members are these days.  We’d love to invite any young people to attend but if they can’t we’d like to get a little bio from them and put together a bulletin insert for the day.  If you have any questions, please contact Julie Lang. 



A BIG THANK YOU to all who attended the potluck/game night last Sunday evening and for bringing all the wonderful food!  There were 7 guests that came from SWCC.  Everyone had plenty to eat and the rest of the evening was spent with devotion, fellowship and a whole lot of fun with games.  We thank God that we had this opportunity to share time with these students and we're praying that we'll  develop a much deeper relationship with them.  From the Mission Board.



TRINITY PRESCHOOL is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know 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


USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair. The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get. Bring your old Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes. These will be used to share the Gospel.



Trinity received the following thank you.

Trinity Lutheran Church,

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support towards our service in the Dominican Republic and in Latin America.  It continues to be a privilege to serve His people.  God’s blessings to you all!

From James and Christel Neuendorf

Serving At Trinity


Sun April 2

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


Acolyte:  Kenna Tomas


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