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April 22, 2018 The Fourth Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 18, 2018, 9:27 AM by Linda Hadley

For  The Fourth Sunday of Easter on April 22,  2018.

Acts 4:1-12

I John 3:16-24


John 10:11-18

11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”


                         This Week at Trinity


 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


 Mon., Apr. 23     Bloodmobile in FH all day (CR)

                              8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                            No Lifelight tonight due to Bloodmobile


Tues.,  Apr. 24      6:30 a.m.     Early Riser’s (CR)

                                 8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                              12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              1:00 pm    Lifelight Class in FH (CR)


Wed., Apr. 25      8:30 a.m.  Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              7:00 p.m.  Confirmation Questioning (CR)

                               Reception following the questioning in FH (CR)


Thurs., Apr. 26    8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                              9:45 a.m.   Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel


Sat., Apr. 28        FH (CR) in use 9:00-3:00 by Brown family




        8:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

        9:00 a.m.  Sunday School and Fellowship in MA

      10:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC and youth confirmation in Creston

       Reception for all, in recognition of confirmands, after the service

       After reception-3:00 FH reserved by Tammy Burgmaier

  12:30 p.m.  Baby shower for Hannah Shady at  the Henry A. Wal  lace Center—All ladies are invited.


   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; Heidi Albaugh

 Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck; Chuck Ehm

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



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 April 15  CR  47                      MA  17,   H/C  15




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.

VOTER’S MEETING:  The next voter’s meeting will be TODAY, 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 TODAY, 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. 


2018 Confirmands are:

Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Holden Hanson, and Kenna Tomas.


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 next 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


There will be a reception, with refreshments, recognizing all five confirmands after the service on April 29th. Card baskets will be available for each confirmand.


A baby shower for Hannah Shady will be held next 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.




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



Annual Fundraising Banquet for LC Clinic will be held in Creston on Thursday, May 3 at 7;00 at the Supertel Conference Center.   If interested in attending, you may register online at or phone 641-782-2150 or 515-523-1173.  




All ladies, please mark your calendars for the LWML Southwest Zone Fall Rally being held at Trinity on Saturday, September 29.  More information to follow soon.     


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, April 22

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

Acolyte:  (CR) Haylee Brown

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