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May 12, 2019 The Fourth Sunday of Easter

posted May 14, 2019, 8:29 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Fourth Sunday of Easter on May 12, 2019

Acts 20:17-35

Revelation 7:9-17

John 10:22-30

I and the Father Are One

22 At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father's name bear witness about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”



          This Week at Trinity


 Sun., May 12       8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)


Mon.,  May 13      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool


Tues., May 14      6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            5:00 pm  Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr        


Wed., May 15     8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                           6:30 pm  All Boards Meet in FH (CR)

                           7:30 pm  Council Meeting in FH (CR)


Thurs., May 16     8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel


Sun., May 19       8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am  Divine Service/HC (MA)

                           Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr


    Prayer List 

Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  Randy Nemitz;

Steve McCann; Melynda Crawford; Ron Ludwig; Dale Snelling;

Libbie Wilkenson; Steve McDermott; Steve Townsend; Rev.

Blake Rickbiel; Paul Robinson; Kathy Eblen; Suzanne Troxel;

Otto Guiter; Vivian Herzberg


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Bruce Herzberg; Marie Burmeister;

Rev. Larry Troxel


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga,

Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan;

Doyle Hembry; Warren Kruse


Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok


Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor 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 & 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


 Attendance :  Please fill out an attendance card which is found in the pew rack.  List the names of each person in attendance.  Please hand the card 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 from May 5, 2019

Creston  49            Mt. Ayr  (not available)


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 12,  2019

Organist: (MA) Sharon Eklund  (CR) Julie Lang

Ushers in May :  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Charlie Bowman

Elders on Duty in May: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR) Karl Peterson

Finance Team in May: (CR) Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for May: (CR) Dave & Maggie Dory


 Life Together

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. 

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. 


2019 GRADUATES:   A reception is being planned for  Sunday, May 26 during the fellowship time in Creston, to honor graduates who are members of Trinity.   If you are a graduate this year or the parent of a graduate, please drop off information or send an email to the office ( including the graduate’s name, name of school/college, date of graduation, and title of degree.  The information will be passed on to the board of education.

VBS Planning:  Anyone who is willing to help with VBS is asked to attend the May 15 Board of Ed. Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  These areas are still in need of helpers:

Teacher for the preschool aged children

Outdoor recreation helpers

Helpers to lead a group of children from station to station

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Hagen.


VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Easter Garden Flowers may be taken home any time.

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:   Starting Thursday May 30th at 7PM, Pastor Rutz will lead a class for those who would like to learn more about LCMS Lutheran teachings and for those who would like a refresher course on LCMS Lutheran teachings. The class would run no later than 8:30pm and will meet in the Fellowship Hall at our Creston location.

If you yourself or a friend or family member would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, we invite you to prayerfully consider this opportunity. Pastor Rutz is also more than happy to schedule time to meet privately for this class if you would rather have

that option. To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971.


Fish Fry:  Rachel Circle would like to invite everyone to come to our annual fish fry in the fellowship hall (Creston) on Monday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm.   Please bring your favorite dish to share.    Fish, drinks and table service will be provided.    Hope all can come and bring a HEARTY appetite!

Camp Okoboji offers many youth camps starting in April thru the first of August.  If any of our youth are interested, please go to the Camp Okoboji website and check them out.  Trinity has scholarship money and will pay up to half of the fee depending on how many apply for funds.  Turn in your receipt in August and we will reimburse you.



For the last month or so the Mission Board has announced that we will be taking a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  We are to arrive by 10:45 so we can tour the new Creation Museum.  (There are photos of animals/museum on the table in the narthex).   There will be lunch served before we hear from Pastor Stephen Oliver, a missionary from Taiwan and who Trinity supports.  Some of you shared this trip 2 years ago, where we carpooled and will again.  It will be an interesting trip and it's FREE!!    Please contact any of the Mission Board members if you have questions.