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Fourth Sunday of Easter April 17, 2016

posted Apr 15, 2016, 7:46 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


Sun Apr 17      Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank

                         8:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

                         9:45 am Divine Service (CR)


Mon Apr 18    6:30 pm Lifelight


Tue Apr 19      6:30 am Early Risers

9:00 Handy Helpers-Quilting

1:00 pm Lifelight

Wed Apr 20 6:00 pm Confirmation Class

7:00 pm Confirmation Questioning in the

               Fellowship Hall

7:30 pm Church Council


Thu Apr 21 9:45 am Preschool Chapel

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sat Apr 23   10:00 am-2:00 pm Life Clinic Fundraiser  in the Fellowship Hall

                        Lunch served 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Freewill Offering

Christian music by David Britton


Sun Apr 24   No service in Mt. Ayr   Note Change

9:25 Preservice music by David P. Britton

9:45 am One Divine Service in Creston with confirmation and Holy Communion.  Logan Shady will be confirmed.


Cancer: Becky Nook; Denice Creveling; Diane England; Ethel Campbell; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos; Janice Warren; Merle Triggs;  Paul Garchow; Randy Nemitz; Rhonda Smith; Ted Bader; Maryann Kenyon; Steve McCann; Chuck Ehm


Hospice Care: Lonny Riley


Illness: Tricia Niehouse; Tim Gerber

                                                                                                                                                          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: May Carlisle, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Frieda Porter, Sheree Zuniga, Bertha Jensen, Velma Lorenz


 Phone Numbers for Emergency Pastoral Care

For emergency pastoral care contact Pastor Rutz, our vacancy pastor.   His contact numbers are:

Cell  712-621-5971  (Try this number first)

Home and St. John’s in Hastings, IA 712-624-8891

St. Paul’s in Oakland, IA  712-482-3028



         New Email Address for Office Assistant

To email the office with announcements that you want included in the weekly announcements, please email them to Linda Hadley at:

Please send them before Wednesdays at noon.



  Life Together


Confirmation Questioning will be held in the     Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.  You are invited to come and listen as Logan Shady shares his faith through Luther’s Small Catechism.


On Sunday, April 24, we will not be having a service at the Mt. Ayr location.   We will join together for one Divine Service in Creston at 9:45 a.m. as it will be Confirmation Sunday.   That day we will also have special music by Mr. David Paul Britton.    Please note this change in scheduling


Mr. David Paul Britton will be providing some special preservice music on April 24.  He will begin the music around 9:25 a.m. He will also lead music during the offering and communion distribution.   Mr. Britton is a former Lutheran high school teacher from Saginaw, Michigan.   A free-will offering basket will be located at the back of the church.  Offerings will help further his music ministry. 


Confirmation Sunday will be during the Divine Service April 24 in Creston.  Logan Shady will be confirmed that day and will celebrate Holy Communion with the congregation.  Everyone is invited to join Logan in the Fellowship Hall for a reception following the service.  Light refreshments will be served.  Logan is our only confirmand this year.



Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park will be on Wednesday, June 22.  Tickets are available at Adventureland for $26.00 (cash only) per person.   Age 3 and under are free.  For details contact: Dean Rothchild at 319-373-2112.





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.


There is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex regarding the LC Clinic fundraiser on Saturday, April 23rd.  There is a need for people to help serve the light lunch and to help keep the kitchen area and fellowship hall picked up during this event which is from 10-2.  One doesn't have to commit to the full 4 hours.  We hope you are still thinking of a theme basket to put together.  So far we have a beauty basket, kitchen basket and wine basket.  We also need baked items to sell and bars/cookies to be a part of the free will offering lunch.   We are hoping this will be a really fun event and raise money and awareness for the Life Care Clinic.  Any and all help would be very much appreciated.  If there are any questions please feel free to contact any member of the Mission Board.





 Serving At Trinity

Sun Apr 17

      (MA) Organist: Greg Storhoff

      (CR) Organist: Julie Lang


Elder on Duty:

      (MA) Mark Larsen (CR) Randy Roghair


Acolytes: Holden Hanson, Emma Bargstadt


      (CR) Jay Bochart, Randy Ehm, Troy Petersen,

             Dave Dory


Counters:  (CR) Dennis & Joy Brown, Joyce Kruse


Altar Committee: (CR) Chuck & Paula Bowman