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May 13, 2018 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

posted May 9, 2018, 12:03 PM by Linda Hadley

For  The Seventh Sunday of Easter on May 13,  2018.  

Acts 1:12-26

I John 5:9-15


John 17:11b-19

11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.

                         This Week at Trinity


Sun., May 13      Mother’s Day

                           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 and Mt. Ayr

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

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


Mon., May 14      8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                         12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  


Tues.,  May 15    6:30 a.m.    Early Riser’s (CR)

                              8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                           6:30 p.m.  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr


Wed., May 16      8:30 a.m.   Preschool  

                          12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                            6:30 p.m..  All boards meet

                            7:30 p.m.   Council Meeting


Thurs., May 17    8:30 a.m.  Preschool

                           9:45 a.m.   Preschool Chapel

                         12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                           1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                           7:00 p.m.   Adult Catechism Class in FH (CR)


Sat., May 19       Fellowship Hall reserved all day by Tammy Burgmaier



Sun., May 20    Pentecost Sunday—A Festival Sunday

                         Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Bank Day       

                          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 and Mt. Ayr

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

                        10:45 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in  Mt. 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; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh

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

Hospitalized:  Denice Creveling

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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)

Student Ministry at SWCC

Seminary Student: Luke Watt

Shut-ins: May Carlisle,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan


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 from May 6

CR  70                MA  16,    H/C 14

May 6  CR    For  The Seventh Sunday of Easter on May 13,  2018.  


                       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.


Dear Trinity Family: 

Thank you so much for remembering me on my birthday  with cards, texts, face book posts, verbal greetings, etc.  It is such a blessing to serve such a loving and caring congregation.  May you all live in God's peace found in Jesus.   Pastor Rutz

Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor began teaching an adult catechism class on  Thursday May 3rd.   Pastor Rutz is lead ing an adult catechism 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 Ext. 3 or 712-621-5971. 


2018 GRADUATES: If you know of a 2018 college graduate who is a member of Trinity, please drop off or send a message to the office.  Please include the graduate’s name, name of college, date when they will be graduating, degree and anything about future plans that you’d like to share.


Heartland Management Alliance will host an open house recognizing CARE on May 16 from 11-1, at 500 Opal St. in Afton.  You may tour the facilities and learn more about what each of the four HMA agencies does.  More information can be found on the table in the narthex.


EARLY RISERS will not meet between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Our last meeting this spring will be on Tuesday, May 22.

We will Resume our study of The Gospel of St. Matthew on Tuesday, September 4, 2013. Please join us as we listen to God speak to us through His Word.


Iowa District West will be holding a Joy In Ministry banquet on Sunday, June 3, in Carroll, Iowa.  Registration is at 5:30 and the banquet will begin at 6:00.  A flyer with details is found on the table in the narthex. 


Rachel Circle is sponsoring a congregational fish fry potluck on Monday June 4 beginning around  6pm in the Creston Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share and join in the fun and fellowship!


LWML:  All ladies, please mark your calendars for the LWML Southwest Zone Fall Rally being held at Trinity on Saturday, September 29.  More information to follow soon.  


Vacation Bible School

Here are the dates for the 2018 VBS.

Creston  July 8-11 6:15-8:15 p.m.

Mt. Ayr  July 29-31

Watch for more details coming soon.



 We continue to collect donations for the Matura Food Pantry. They also distribute hygiene items.   Currently they are in need of the following:

Toilet paper           The third Sunday of each month is our

Shampoo               normal day to gather items but you may

 Conditioner            bring them anytime and place them 

Bath soap              in the box below the table in the

Toothpaste             narthex.

Paper towels



 A thank you card was received from Matura saying:

Thank you for your continued support with food and toiletries.           From Matura Outreach


Serving At Trinity

Sunday, May 13

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff  (CR)  Sharon Eklund

Ushers in May:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Mike Lang

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