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Fifth Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 11, 2016, 11:14 AM by Unknown user

This Week at Trinity


Sun Mar 13     8:00 am Divine Service (MA)

                         9:45 am Divine Service/HC (CR) 

                         6:00 pm Preschool Board



Mon Mar 14    6:30 pm Lifelight



Tue Mar 15     6:30 am Early Risers

9:00 am Handy Helpers Quilting

1:00 pm LifeLight


Wed Mar 16 6:00 pm Confirmation Class

Thu Mar 17 9:45 am Preschool Chapel

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

5:45 pm Soup Supper

6:00 pm Church Council

7:00 pm Lenten Service (CR)


Sat Mar 19 9:00 am Altar Guild Cleaning


Sun Mar 20 Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank

Palm Sunday

8:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

9:45 am Divine Service/HC (CR)


Cancer: Al Davis; Becky Nook; Cheryl Harper; Dale Kirk; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Ethel Campbell; Gary McCraken; Gary Meeks; Grace Weese; Jamie Boos; Janice Warren; Maryann Kenyon; Merle Triggs; Mike Rollings; Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Roger Schulze; Ted Bader; Steve McCann;

Hospice Care: Lonny Riley; Esther Renaud;


Military: Aaron Hoogland; 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, (Stewart & Creston);

Seminary Students: Chris Troxel, Martin Herzberg, Luke Watt;

Shutins: Don Campbell, May Carlisle, Mary Carson, Wilma Cottrell, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Freida Porter, Sheree Zuniga, Bertha Jensen, Velma Lorenz,  Jerry Lorenz,



On Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 6:30 pm, there will be a Congregational Meeting with District President Rev. Turner.  This is a Pastor pre-call meeting to discuss and answer your questions prior to the church receiving a call list.

  Life Together

There will be NO Sunrise service on Easter.

Easter Breakfast will be served in Creston at 8:00.

There will be no Easter Breakfast in Mt. Ayr. 

There will be a congregational soup supper before church on Thursday March 17 at 5:45.  Soup will be provided so sign up for bread, crackers, dessert, etc. in the Narthex.  Please consider attending as this is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship!


For the safety of the preschool children, the main doors of the church will be locked Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 3:30pm when preschool is in session. We have installed a doorbell.

The Altar Guild will clean & polish the altar ware and furnishings on Saturday, March 19 at 9:00 a.m. Cleaning supplies will be furnished. This event is open to all members of the congregation who wish to help with this important project.

A bridal shower for Kayla Davidson will be held on April 3 at 1:00 pm in the fellowship hall.  All ladies of Trinity are invited to the shower.  Kayla and    

fiancé Nathan Brown are registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Target.      


Freida Porter will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Wednesday, March 23.  Cards may be sent to 303 West Buckeye, Creston, IA  50801.

For those of you who have not met our Vacancy Pastor it is Pastor John Rutz from Oakland and Hastings parishes.  He preaches our Lenten Servives on Thursday evening at 7 :00 pm.  Please come introduce yourself to him.


Building Healthy Families:  Today we change to daylight savings time.  Sometimes change is good--sometime it’s not.  It is GOOD when we don’t change with the culture but stick to the whole truth of Scripture and its directives for life.  It is NOT GOOD when we’re rigid and not open to change in matters that are not governed by the Word of God.      Flexibility in things that don’t really matter is a sign of a healthy spirit and a healthy family.  Firm in what matters, flexible and open to new ideas in what does not.  Does this describe you, or could you benefit from a little more flexibility? 

Lutheran Family Service  515-251-4900


The fundraiser that we'll be having for the Life Care Clinic is set for Saturday, April 23rd here at Trinity in the fellowship hall. Hours are 10-2 with a light lunch from 11:00 - 12:30. This will be a free will offering. A silent auction from 10-2 will consist of baked items and theme baskets, which we would encourage all of you to be a part of. Examples of some of the themes could be: garden/yard; fishing; fitness; scrapbook; camping; sewing; beauty; wine; Christian; grilling; kids; sports. The dollar amount for items to put into the baskets is $20.00-$25.00. We would encourage our members to take this back to your co-workers and get them excited about sponsoring a basket. There are many other themes that could be considered. Let's make this a really fun event with lots of baskets. Other churches will be involved too. David Paul Britton will be with us during this event to grace us with his beautiful Christian music and share the love of Jesus. Mr. Britton will be with us on Sunday, the 24th to provide music during the service as well. If there are any questions please talk to any member of the Mission Board. The monies taken in will go to the Lc Clinic general fund.

Hope to see you at the Missions Banquet at St Paul, Carroll today, the 13th, 5-7 pm. A great way to be encouraged and get ideas for local mission outreach.  Go to to register.


The large LWML mite box will be setting out in the back of the sanctuary the whole month of March.