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April 30, 2017 The Third Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 27, 2017, 12:06 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


  Sun., Apr. 30    8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00  am      Divine Service/Matins(CR)

                            10:00 am     Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                   

                            10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                            10:45  am     Divine Service/Matins (MA)   


Mon., May 1     Pastor at IDW Pastors’ Conf. in Sioux City

                               8:30  am     Preschool

                             12:30 pm      Preschool

                               6:30 pm     Lifelight   (last session)



Tues., May 2    Pastor at IDW Pastors’ Conf. in Sioux City

                              6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm     Preschool                           

                              1:00 pm     Lifelight (last session)

                             Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                              6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                               7:00 pm    Rachel Circle


Wed., May 3         8:30 am    `Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool 

                               6:00 pm     Confirmation Class

                               7:30 pm     Elders meeting


Thurs., May 4       8:30 am     Preschool

                                9:45 am     Preschool Chapel

                             12:30  pm    Preschool   

                                1:45 pm    Preschool Chapel                       


Sat.,  May 6    1:00-3:00  Graduation Open House for Alex 

                         Brown in FH (CR)   Congregation is invited.        



Sun., May 7        8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00  am      Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am      Reception for graduates (CR)

                           10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA)                 

                           10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                           10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                              1:00 pm     Baby Shower for Kayla Brown

                             7:00 pm    Jr./Sr. Youth meets in FH                  




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:  Norm Schroeder;

Dale Conn;  Dan Arkeld


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 :  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 23

CR  70   Communed 66                  MA   14                   





The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Alex Brown.   It will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 1:00-3:00.  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, Creston.   An announcement is posted on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office. 


The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Allison Hadley.  It will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 at the Afton Community Center.   An announcement is posted on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office. 



CHURCH RECEPTION FOR GRADUATES:  On Sunday, May 7, right after the Divine Service in Creston, we will recognize our high school graduates, as well as kids who have grown up at Trinity, to see where they are now.

2017 Grads:  Please bring an 8x10 (or any size) senior picture along with your plans for the future.

Previous Grads: You are invited to attend but if you can’t be here we would like to have you (or your parent) provide a little bio on 8.5x11 paper, including a picture, if possible, to display for the congregation.

Please bring the info to church on May 7 or email it to Julie Lang this week at

2017 high school grads who are Trinity members are:

East Union:  Alex Brown, Allison Hadley, Kessler Tomas

Creston:  Cali Foglesong, Devon Petersen

Mt. Ayr:  Macy Larsen






When:  Sunday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall in Creston.

Celebrate the end of the school year with devotions, food, games, and planning of events and activities.

All middle school and high school youth and their families are invited!  Pizza and drink will be provided.  Feel free to bring a snack.


BABY SHOWER:  A baby shower will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017 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.




MISSIONS NIGHT:  Please join the Mission Board on Monday, May 22nd to help welcome Rev. James Sharp & family for a meet and greet at 5:00 pm followed by a potluck at 6:00 pm. all in the fellowship hall in Creston.   They will be with us that evening to share his mission story of how the Lord has led their lives since becoming a missionary in Uruguay, South America.  Please bring a potluck dish to share.  We hope to see many of you on the 22nd.   The Mission Board can be contacted with any questions.


MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Pastor Stephen Oliver and his family from Taiwan  (who we support) will be at Mission Central on that day, and Pastor Oliver will be speaking that afternoon.   Since we are inviting all of Trinity Creston and Mt Ayr to join us, we would like to get a general idea of how many people to expect; how many vehicles we would need for transportation and if you would be willing to drive.    Right now the agenda is to arrive at Mission Central by 10:30 am for a tour of the grounds.  A meal will be served at noon with Pastor Oliver speaking at 1:00 pm.  There is NO charge for this event.  We hope you have already saved the date of July 15th to join us.  There will be a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex sometime after Easter.  Please indicate if you are interested in going and if you would be willing to drive.   If there are any questions, please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board-Sue Larson, Jean Stoll, Bill Magers, Julie Rutz or Maggie Dory.    Thank-You from The Mission Board. 




Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 23-25


WANTED:  Several large pieces of plywood for a VBS sign.   Contact Tammy Burgmaier if you have any.  

 Thank You


Thank you to everyone for your support of Trinity Preschool’s Obstacle-a-Thon.   With your help, our outdoor classroom will add a new barn to store our tractors, a new hitching post for our bookbags, and a new drying rack for all of our art. 


We hope to see all of you at our Preschool graduation on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. 


Thank you from Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Cook


 Serving At Trinity

 Sun April 30

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


Acolyte:  Haylee Brown


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