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April 26, 2020 The Third Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 22, 2020, 9:45 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Third Sunday of Easter on April 26, 2020

Acts 2:14a, 36-41        I Peter 1:17-25      Luke 24:13-35    On the Road to Emmaus

13 That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 14 and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” 19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, 29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?” 33 And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem. And they found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.


           This Week at Trinity   

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)

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


Tues., Apr. 28   5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

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


Wed., Apr. 29     3:00-5:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy

                              Communion in Creston

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


Sun., May 3    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

                            5:00 pm  Preschool Board Mtg. in FH (CR)



         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,  having surgery, or in


Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Byron Bilderback,

and Jean Kruse

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)



Attendance Cards:  Please fill out a card, found in pew rack.   Hand it to an usher or place it in the offering plate, found at the back of the church.


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. 


Service Bulletins:  Bulletins will be 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.


 Private/Small Group Times for Holy Communion:  

Sun., Apr. 26    2:00-4:00 p.m. in Creston

Tues., Apr. 28   6:00-7:00 p.m. in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Apr. 29   3:00-5:00 p.m. in Creston


Graduation Open House:  A graduation come and go open house will be held for Jacob Rutz on Saturday, May 9 from 4:00-6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.  All those who feel comfortable attending are welcome.  Jacob is graduating from Creston High School and plans to attend Midland University in Fremont, NE this fall.  If you cannot, or wish not to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may still drop off cards at the church, or mail them to Jacob at 800 N. Sumner Ave., Creston.