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May 14, 2017 The Fifth Sunday of Easter

posted May 12, 2017, 8:58 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


 Sun., May 14       Mother’s Day

                              8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00  am     Divine Service/HC (CR)

                            10;00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                

                            10:45  am     Divine Service (MA) 

                               6:00 pm     Preschool Board                           



Mon., May 15         8:30  am     Preschool

                             12:30 pm      Preschool




Tues., May 16       6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                              9:00 am     Handy Helpers Quilting

                            12:30 pm     Preschool                           

                              Pastor’s evening in Mt. Ayr

                              6:30 pm     Bible Study in Mt. Ayr                                                     


Wed., May 17        8:30 am    `Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool 

                               7:30 pm     Council meeting in FH (CR)




Thurs., May 18      8:30 am       Preschool

                               9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                             12:30  pm      Preschoool  

                               1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel





Sun., May 21     Caring for Your Neighbor—-Food Bank 

                              8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                              9:00  am     Divine Service (CR)

                            10;00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                            10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA & CR)                

                            10:45  am     Divine Service/HC (MA) 




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; Jayne Livingston; Martha Ricker; Donna Williams; Libbie Wilkenson; Cheryl Harper;  Rod Stark; Eldon Starmer;  Brenda Miller; Tracy Konkler;


Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;  Dale Conn


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)

Student Ministry at SWCC


Seminary Student: Luke Watt


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

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.

May 7 Attendance

CR    82                                    MA   13   H/C 11       


Graduation Receptions

An graduation open house for Devon Petersen will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00-4:00 at their home.  Their address is 306 S. Cherry St., Creston. The congregation is invited.


The congregation is invited to attend a graduation reception for Cali Foglesong on Saturday, May 20 from 4-7 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church.



Congratulations to all who will be graduating this month.   God’s blessings!



SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: This morning we  began a new study on the Doctrine of Vocation.  This is a topic that applies to all of us at all stages of life on how we serve those who the Lord places in our lives through the various callings and gifts we are blessed with.  It’s not just about your employment career but serving your neighbor in many vocations that Lord has given you to be a blessing to others during your lifetime as a called and redeemed child of God.  Even if you weren’t able to join us this morning, you can still come and join us next Sunday or any Sunday.   Pastor Rutz


INTRODUCTION TO THE LUTHERAN FAITH: Pastor Rutz will be starting this class on Wednesday June 7th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  This serves as an adult inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the basic teachings of the Lutheran(LCMS)/Christian faith with the opportunity to join our congregation and be confirmed into membership upon completion of the course.  It will also serve as a refresher course for current members who would like to review the Catechism and our teachings.  If you know of anyone who has expressed interest in learning about what we teach and confess or is looking for a church home please tell them about this opportunity.  This is great opportunity for any family/spouse of current Trinity members or our preschool families who would like to learn more about our teachings and confession of faith.  For more information, Please contact Pastor Rutz at 782-5095 or 712-621-5971.


VBS DATES         

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 23-25

It will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm.



WANTED:  Several large pieces of plywood for a VBS sign.   Contact Tammy Burgmaier if you have any.


An invitation from Trinity Lutheran, Shenandoah :  You are invited to join us as we celebrate our 90th anniversary Sunday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shenandoah. The service will be a joint service with Immanuel and Pastor Lawrence Boye will return to conduct this special worship celebration. A catered lunch will follow the worship service and we will have a short program after the meal. We hope to have a full church! Please mark the date and join us for this special day!



Baby Bottle Boomerang fund raiser for the Life Clinic, May 14 – June 1

¨ Take an empty baby bottle on your way out of church today

¨  Fill the bottle with loose change, dollar bills or a check

¨ On Father’s Day, June 18, return your bottle to the church.

Thank you for your support of the Life Clinic in Creston and Stuart.


MISSIONS NIGHT:  Please join the Mission Board on Monday, May 22nd to help welcome Rev. James Sharp & family for a meet and greet at 5:00 pm and then a potluck at 6:00 pm. all in the fellowship hall.    They will be with us that evening to share his mission story how the Lord has led their lives since becoming a missionary in Uruguay, South America.  Please bring a dish to share.  We hope to see many of you on the 22nd.   The Mission Board can be contacted with any questions.   See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information about the Sharp family.

Trinity Preschool is now registering students for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of 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:   The Mission Board 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 sometime after Easter.  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 May 14

Organist: (MA) Greg Storhoff   (CR) Julie Lang


Acolyte:  Kate Foglesong


Ushers in May:  (CR)  Byron Bilderback, Dennis Brown, Alex Brown, Dave Dory


Elders on Duty in May:

(MA) Mike Sickels, Doug Bullock   (CR) Dave Dory


Offering Counters in May: (CR) Dennis Brown, Tom Braymen


Altar Committee for May: Sharon Eklund, Hannah Shady