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May 24, 2020 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

posted May 21, 2020, 11:40 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Seventh Sunday of Easter on May 24, 2020

Acts 1:12-26

1 Peter 4:12-19; 5:6-11

John 17:1-11

The High Priestly Prayer

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.


6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 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.


                     This Week at Trinity  


Sun., May 24   8:00 am    Bible Class (CR)                        

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (MA)


Mon., May 25  Memorial Day


Wed., May 27  7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in FH  (CR)


Sun., May 31              Pentecost Sunday 

                    Holy Communion in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                 8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                         11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)


 Prayer List

Cancer:  Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Patty Gipple (niece of the Bullocks)

Rev. Blake Rickbiel (friend of Deb Melzer)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl & b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)


On-going health concerns, Hospitalized,  Surgery/Recovery: 

Members:  Norm Schroeder; Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson, and

Tracy Booth, Jean Kruse

Marie Burmeister

Oliver Gish (great nephew of Waunita Watt)

Bob Beatty (friend of Waunita Watt)

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Rachel Heck (Trinity Preschool aide)

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Brian Mills (nephew of Cooks)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)


Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Walt & Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan; Doyle Hembry;

Warren Kruse


Military:  Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Hembry’s granddaughter)


Missions: Concordia Mission Society

Pastor James and Christel Neuendorf (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison Hispanic Ministry)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

Pastor James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart & Creston)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


 Attendance:  From May 17, 2020 for those who were able to attend in person.

Creston  37               Mt. Ayr 17    H/C 15




 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  May 24,  2020

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

Ushers in  May:  (CR) Ed Booth, Karl Peterson, Byron Bilderback, Randy Ehm

Elders on Duty in May : (MA) Mike Sickels & Greg Storhoff     (CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte:  (CR)  Tyler Riley      (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in May:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Committee for May:  Ed & Tracy Booth



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: During this time of social distancing, the elder of the month or ushers will record attendance for you.


Livestreamed and You Tube Services:   Our services will continue to be available via our church website and will be livestreamed and also available, once downloaded, via You Tube.  


Weekly Bulletins, Announcements, and Sermons will continue to be available on the church website.


Private Communion Times:   If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment.



Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser:  From May 10-June 17 the annual Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser will be held to benefit the Baby Boutique at Creston’s Lc Clinic.  It’s easy to participate. There are a few bottles left in the basket in the narthex.   Fill the baby bottle with loose pocket change, dollar bills or a check.   On June 21, Father’s Day, return the bottle to the church.