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March 26, 2017 The Fourth Sunday in Lent

posted Mar 23, 2017, 11:53 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity



Sun., Mar. 26         8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service /HC(CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/ (MA)

                             6:00pm      Potluck supper and Game Night sponsored by the Mission Board.   SWCC students will be our guests.



Mon., Mar. 27        8:30  am     Preschool

                           12:30  pm     Preschool

                             6:30  pm    Lifelight Bible Study



Tues., Mar. 28        6:30 am    Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am    Preschool

                             12:30 pm   Preschool

                              1:00 pm     LIfelight Bible Study in FH

                              Pastor’s day in MA



Wed., Mar 29         8:30 am   Preschool  

                            12:30 pm   Preschool  

                              5:30pm    Supper for confirmation kids

                              5:45  pm  Confirmation Class

                              7:00 pm   Lenten Service (CR)                        


Sun., April 2          8:00 am     Bible Class (CR)

                             9:00 am     Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am     Sunday School (CR)

                           10:00 am     Fellowship Time (CR) and  (MA)

                           10:45 am     Divine Service/HC (MA)




Condolences:  We remember the family of Wilma Cottrell in our prayers.  Wilma died on March 16 and her funeral was held at Trinity, Creston on March 22.   


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:  Tricia Niehouse;

Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;  Bentley Oneal;

Bev Larsen; Jude Shady; Jeanne Herzberg


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)


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Donna Dittman, Jeanne Herzberg, Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga


 Attendance :  March 19

CR  58          MA  4     H/C  3

H/C means Holy Communion

March 22 Lenten Service    35


Calendar Events for April: If there are any meetings/events that need to be included on the April calendar, please turn them in to the office by noon on Wednesday, March 29. 


Lost and Found Items:   On the table in the narthex, you will find a lost and found box with some winter items in it.   Please see if any of them belong to you.    At the end of March, leftover items will be washed up and donated to those in need.

Found:   A round, silver charm was found.   If you have lost one, check with Linda in the office.


Suppers for Confirmation Kids:   During Lent, the board of education will sponsor suppers for the confirmation  kids beginning at 5:30.  If you are able to help in providing food for these meals, please check the sign-up sheet  that is posted on the table in the narthex.  Thanks to all who have already signed up to bring some food.   There is still an opening for one more volunteer.     If you have questions, contact Julie Lang.


USED PORTALS OF PRAYERS are needed for free distribution at the Iowa State Fair. The Lutheran Laymen’s League distributes used Portals of Prayers every year at the Iowa State Fair.  They are able to give away as many as they can get.

Bring your old Portals of Prayer to Trinity, Creston and place them in the box under the mail boxes. These will be used to share the Gospel.




Spring Family Potluck and Game Night:  The Mission Board invites you to a potluck and game night TONIGHT, March 26 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  We will eat first and games will follow the meal.  Members of the SWCC campus ministry will be our guests.  Pulled pork sandwiches, beverages and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.   There will be family fun and fellowship for all ages with games and PRIZES.  We will have bingo, bunko, corn hole and a few other games on hand.  If you have another game you like to play, please feel free to bring it along.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex, so we know how many to plan for.  Thank you.  



LWML Mite Box:    The large mite box will be on a table in the back of the church this morning.  The mites will be used to fund a variety of mission projects that are supported by the work of the LWML.  We thank all who so generously support the Lutheran Women's Missionary League.   And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins (mites), which make a penny (Mark 12:42). 


Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.   If you know any families who have preschool age children and are looking for a preschool  please tell them about Trinity.  Invite them to contact the preschool teachers, Mrs. Brown or Mrs. Cook, for more information.  The preschool  phone number is 782-5095 Ext. 2


Mission Trip:  Last month the Mission Board announced that we 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; 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. 


Serving At Trinity


Sun March 26

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


Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley


Ushers in March:  (CR)  Norm Schroeder, Jim Nelson,

Karl Peterson, Eric Eklund


Elders on Duty in March:

(MA) Mike Sickels      (CR) Charlie Bowman


Offering Counters in March: (CR) Eric Eklund, Jim Nelson


Altar Committee for March: Charlie & Paula Bowman