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April 29, 2018 The Fifth Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 26, 2018, 11:06 AM by Linda Hadley

For  The Fifth Sunday of Easter on April 29,  2018.

Acts 8:26-40

I John 4:1-11

John 15:1-8

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.


                       This Week at Trinity


 Sun., Apr. 29     NOTE CHANGES FOR  TODAY

        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.


Mon., Apr. 30         8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                              6:30 p.m.  Lifelight


 Tues.,  May 1        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)

                              6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                              7:00 p.m.  Rachel Circle in FH (CR)


 Wed., May 2         8:30 a.m.  Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              7:30 p.m.  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)


Thurs., May 3          8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                              9:45 a.m.    Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                              7:00 p.m.  Adult Catechism Class in FH (CR)


 Sun., May 6   8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                        9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

                      10:00 a.m.  Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                      10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                      10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in  Mt. Ayr    

                        6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

                       (Please note this change in date for this month.)


   Prayer List

We remember the family of Chuck Ehm who passed away on April 21.  His memorial service was held at Trinity on April 27.  


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

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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,  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.


From April 22      CR 64, H/C 57                  MA  18

                         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.


Our 2018 Confirmands:  The confirmands are Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Holden Hanson, and Kenna Tomas.   May God bless each one of them.


A baby shower for Hannah Shady will be held TODAY, 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.   


Rachel Circle will meet in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, May 1 at 7:00.   Hostesses will be Maggie Dory, Nichole Hanson, and Mitzie Cellan.   All women are welcome to join them.


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.


Iowa District West will be holding a Joy In Ministry banquet on Sunday, June 3, in Carroll, Iowa.  Registration is at 5:30 and the banquet will begin at 6:00.  A flyer with details is found on the table in the narthex. 



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.  




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.  


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, April 29

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

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