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May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday

posted May 16, 2018, 9:41 AM by Linda Hadley

For Pentecost Sunday on May 20,  2018.  

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Acts 2:1-21


John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

26“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

4But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you.

“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When 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. 14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.


                     This Week at Trinity


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    



Mon., May 21          8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                              12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  



Tues.,  May 22        6:30 a.m.    Early Riser’s (CR)

                                  8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                              12:30 p.m.   Preschool



Wed., May 23        8:30 a.m.   Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              6:00 p.m.   Preschool Graduation (FH in use)


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)



Sun., May 27   Trinity Sunday—A Festival Sunday

                           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   



Mon., May 28     Memorial Day ——Office Closed



  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 13

CR   61,    H/C 58              MA  17

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, May 20

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

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


            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.


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.


Congratulations to Kolby Tomas who will be graduating today from Creston High School. 

Congratulations to Avery Conn, grandson of Diane Conn, who will be graduating today from Mt. Ayr High School. 


Sunday School will end for the summer on May 27 and will resume September 9th. We hope all children will plan to attend VBS this summer and bring friends to share in God’s 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!


Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland Park ;  It will be on Wednesday, June 20.  Price is $33.00 per person (cash only) with ages 3 and under free.  If a group of the youth and their families would be interested in attending this , as group activity,  contact Pastor Rutz.   A poster with more information is on the table in the narthex. 


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 pm-8:15pm

Mt. Ayr July 29-31 6:15pm- 8:15pm

Watch for more details coming soon.






2018 Baby Bottle Boomerang Project for the Life Care Clinic:

On a table in the narthex, you will find a basket of baby bottles.  You are invited to take a bottle home, fill it with your donation between now and Father’s Day, and return it to church on June 17 (Father’s Day).

 The proceeds will be used to help fund the “Earn While They Learn” program at the LC Clinic. 

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