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April 8, 2018 The Second Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 5, 2018, 10:36 AM by Linda Hadley

For  The Second Sunday of Easter on April 8,  2018.  

Acts 4:32-35

I John 1: -2:2

John 20:19-31

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.”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.”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. 8          8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                              9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in Creston

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

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

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

                            Noon-5:00  Preschool Photos in FH

                              6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board meeting                     


Mon., Apr. 9           8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  

                             6:30 p.m.    Lifelight Bible Study (CR)



Tues.,  Apr. 10       6:30 a.m.     Early Riser’s (CR)

                                 8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:00 p.m.   Lifelight Class in FH (CR)



Wed., Apr. 11        8:30 a.m.  Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              1:30 p.m.  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                               6:00 p.m.  Youth Confirmation Class (CR)  

                               6:30 p.m.  90th Anniversary Committee Meeting in FH in a S.S. room    (CR)


Thurs., Apr. 12       8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                              9:45 a.m.  Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                              4:00 p.m.  Clover Kids 4H in FH (CR)


Sat., Apr. 14       3:00 p.m.  Baby shower for Britney (Peterson) Conlon in FH (CR)  



Sun., Apr. 15   Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry Day

                               8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                              9:00 a.m.  Divine Service  in Creston

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

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

                            10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC inMt. Ayr

   Prayer List

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; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend;

Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Chuck Ehm

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;Corene Walter; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker; Skip Deacon

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck


Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok


Mssions: 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.

Attendance:    M. Thurs. 72    H/C 65                   G. Fri. 74

April 1 Easter  CR  135,  H/C 105         MA  15, H/C 12

 CR       H/C                        MA      H/C



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.


THANK YOU:  Thank you to the youth and their parents for preparing and serving a delicious Easter breakfast after the Easter service. 

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday,  April 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Comfort Ye, Comfort Ye My People  This study is found on page 16 of the  Spring 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .


Trinity’s 90th Anniversary Committee:  There will be a planning meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30.  They will meet in one of the classrooms in the back of the fellowship hall.  If anyone has something to share with the group or an idea please feel free to attend.  We’d love your input.

The LWML Southwest Spring Zone Rally will be held this Saturday, the 14th at Redeemer, in Corning.  $5.00 will be requested when you register at 9:00 am and $5.00 will also be charged for lunch.  The speaker is Carma McLaren from the Pregnancy Center of SW Iowa in Red Oak.  The Ingathering items are soft yarn for baby sweaters and/or cloth diapers.  If anyone is interested in going and needs a ride please contact Julie L. or Maggie.

Ladies, please keep in mind that Trinity is scheduled to host the 2018 Fall Rally, so we need to be thinking of a date, speaker, decorating and food for this event.  


A baby shower for Britney (Peterson) Conlon will be held in the fellowship hall in Creston on Saturday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m.  All women of the church are invited to attend.   It’s a BOY!!

PIZZA PARTY:  The Board of Education will sponsor a pizza party for the confirmation students and F.L.O.C.K. children on Wednesday, April 18.   We will serve pizza between 5:30-5:45 before class starts.

A baby shower for Hannah Shady will be held on Sunday, 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 Bye Bye Baby.   

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, who is a member at Trinity,  please drop off or send a message to the office.  Include the graduate’s name, name of school/college, and date when graduating. 




Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer at the Iowa State Fair.  Thank you.


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.


LCMS World Relief:  The latest issue of the LCMS World Relief and Human Care Newsletter is available on the table in the narthex.  Feel free to pick up a copy to read at home.



 Youth Confirmation Questioning will be on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m.   Refreshments will be served afterwards in the fellowship hall.





Youth Confirmation will be on Sunday, April 29.

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston with youth confirmation and Holy Communion

Reception for confirmands after the service


This year’s confirmands are:  Haylee Brown, Kate Foglesong, Elizabeth Hadley, Holden Hanson, and Kenna Tomas


 Serving At Trinity

Sunday, April 8

Organist: (MA) Melody Stoner (CR)  Julie Lang

Acolyte:  (CR) Kate Foglesong

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