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April 28, 2019 The Second Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 30, 2019, 8:22 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Second  Sunday of Easter on April 28, 2019

Acts 5:15-20 (21-32)          Revelation 1:4-18

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. 28      8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC  (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                        Youth Confirmation Class after church in MA

                         4:00 pm  Preschool Mother’s Night in FH (CR)


Mon.,  Apr. 29      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool



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

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool



Wed., May 1       8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                        7:00 pm  Elders’ Meeting



Thurs., May 2        8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 


Sun., May 5        8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am    Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           5:00 pm  Preschool Board

 (Please note that this meeting has been moved up a week for this month.)


          Prayer List

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Tommy Stoner; Bruce Herzberg


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse


Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok


Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor 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 & 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


Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card 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 Easter Sunday April 21,  2019

CR  157    HC 142                         MA   20   HC 15


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, April 28, 2019

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff    (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Dave Dory & Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR)Bruce Herzberg

Finance Team in April: (CR) Jay Bochart & Rick Hadley

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Jean Stoll and Mike & Janette Lang


 Life Together

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. 


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.  


2019 GRADUATES:   A reception is being planned by the board of education for  Sunday, May 26 during the fellowship time in Creston, to honor graduates who are members of Trinity.   If you are a graduate this year or the parent of a graduate, please drop off information or send an email to the office ( including the graduate’s name, name of school/college, date of graduation, and title of degree.  The information will be passed on to the board of education.  


VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23 through Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you.





The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of April.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we would appreciate your continued support. 


The Mission Board is advising that there will be a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  More details will follow, but for now make plans to go to Mission Central to tour the new Creation Museum, have lunch and then hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak about his mission work in Taiwan.   We are to arrive no later than 10:45am.  There is no charge for this trip.  Pastor Oliver is one of the missionaries that Trinity supports.  We hope many of our members will be able to make this very interesting and informative trip.