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May 19, 2019 The Fifth Sunday of Easter

posted May 20, 2019, 9:46 AM by Linda Hadley
 For The Fifth Sunday of Easter on May 19, 2019

Acts 11:1-18    Revelation 21:1-7      John 16:12-22 (printed here)

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.


Your Sorrow Will Turn into Joy

16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.


     This Week at Trinity


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


Mon.,  May 20      8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool


Tues., May 21      6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr        


Wed., May 22     8:30 am  Preschool—Last day of school for

                                           M-W a.m. class

                         12:30 pm   Preschool

                           6:00 pm   Preschool Graduation (FH reserved)                         


Thurs., May 23     8:30 am  Preschool—Last day of school for

                                            T-Th a.m. class

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool—Last day of school for

                                             pm class

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel


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

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                           10:00 am  Reception recognizing graduates in

                                            FH (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (MA)

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                    2:00-5:00 pm  Retirement Open House for Phil

                     Wardenburg and Candace Peterson in FH (CR)



 Mon., May 27  Memorial Day                     


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 12, 2019

Creston  61    HC 56               Mt. Ayr  10


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 19,  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. 

Easter Garden Flowers may be taken home any time.

2019 GRADUATES:   A reception will be held next 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.  Please turn in information by noon on Wednesday, May 22.  

So far, we know of these graduates:

High School graduate:  Lauren Hadley

College graduates: (some with bachelors degrees and some with masters degrees) Adam Bochart, Madison Peterson, Mason Peterson, Jacob Wolfe, and Jay Wolfe.   


Retirement Open House:   An open house will be held from 2:00-5:00 next Sunday, May 26, in Trinity Creston’s fellowship hall hosted by the families of Phil Wardenburg and Candace Peterson in honor of Phil and Candace’s retirement from teaching.   You are all invited to attend.


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.


Congregational Fish Fry:  Rachel Circle would like to invite everyone (Creston/Mt Ayr)) to come to our annual fish fry in the fellowship hall on Monday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm.  Please bring your favorite dish to share.  Fish, drinks and table service will be provided.  There will be a short LWML meeting following the meal.  A free will offering will be extended to anyone who would like to give towards the renovation of cabins at Camp Okoboji where the LWML holds their convention. The cost for renovating one cabin is approx. $20,000. - $25,000.   Some families from Trinity vacation there also during the summer.  Hope all can come to the fish fry and bring a HEARTY appetite! 

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


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.  Some brochures about the camp are available on the table in the narthex.



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.