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April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday

posted Apr 3, 2020, 8:09 AM by Linda Hadley

                    This Week at Trinity   


  Sun., Apr. 5     Palm Sunday

                    Holy Communion at both locations today

                          8:00 am  Bible Class (CR) 

The 9:00 a.m. service in Creston will also be livestreamed.

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

                          5:00 pm   Preschool Board meeting in FH (CR)



Tues., Apr. 7  5:00 pm  Youth Conf. Class in Mt. Ayr

          6:00-7:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy Communion in MA


Wed., Apr. 8    3:00-5:00 pm  Pastor available for Holy

                          Communion in CR

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


Thurs., Apr. 9    6:00 pm   Maundy Thursday Service/HC (CR)

The service will also be livestreamed at  

Click on Live Service.



Fri., Apr. 10  6:00 p.m.  Good Friday Service  (CR)

The service will also be livestreamed at   

Click on Live Service.                     



Sun., Apr. 12    Easter Sunday

                         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                    Holy Communion at both locations today

The 9:00 a.m. service in Creston will also be livestreamed.

                         9:00 am   Divine Service/HC(CR)

                       11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)



         Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (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,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Byron Bilderback, and

Dan Lutrick

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 (grandson of Sharon


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)


 The family of Karen Goeglein (cousin of Dorothy Cook) who

passed away last week.               


Prayers for all during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.                                      



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.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the service for a time of fellowship.


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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 


Preschool Board Meeting will be held this evening, April 5 at 5:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.


Live Streaming of Creston’s Services: 9:00 a.m. Sundays and 6:00 p.m. on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.   Go to and in the left hand column under Worship click Live Services.   


Weekly Announcements:  These are available on the church website in the same location where they have been for many years.   Click on Trinity News.


Deadline for Easter Flowers:   TODAY, April 5, is the deadline for turning in an order for Easter flowers for the Creston location.  We know that it is an unusual year with all the changes that have happened, but if you would still like to provide flowers and be able to take them home after Easter, you may do so.  Refer to the pink insert in the Creston bulletins.

Easter Sunday Schedule Changes:

9:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion Service will also be livestreamed  from Creston

No breakfast will be served due to social

distancing orders.

11:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion will be held in Mt. Ayr


Service Bulletins:  Bulletins will be available on the church website in the Worship section.   

Sermons:   Sermons will be available in print via the church website .   They will be found in the left hand column Worship section.


Email Addreses:  We have had some emails come back to the church undeliverable.  If your address has changed please phone the office with those changes or email with the changes.  This is important, especially in recent days, when we’ve tried to keep you informed about all the changes.    If you have an email address and have never received an email from the church that means we do not have your email address on file.   Please share with us to help improve our communication efforts.



USED PORTALS OF PRAYER can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There is a big demand for these. Thank you.