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May 26, 2019 The Sixth Sunday of Easter

posted May 29, 2019, 7:21 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Sixth  Sunday of Easter on May 26, 2019

Acts 16:9-15

Rev. 21:9-14, 21-27

John 16:23-33 (printed below)  or John 5:1-9

23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

I Have Overcome the World

25 “I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech but will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name, and I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world, and now I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly and not using figurative speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things and do not need anyone to question you; this is why we believe that you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”


 This Week at Trinity



 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                     


 Tues., May 28   Early Risers Bible Study will not meet.           

                   They will take a break for the summer months.                                                                                                  


Wed., May 29   7:00 pm  Confirmation Questioning for Zoey Larsen in Mt. Ayr                         

Sun., June 2         8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service (CR)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR)

                           Sunday School will resume in the fall.

                           10:15 am  Confirmation reception for Zoey Larsen in Mt. Ayr

                            11:00 am  Divine Service/ HC and Confirmation for Zoey Larsen (MA)


    Prayer List


Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; 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, Hospitalized, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder;

Kathy Parker; Oliver Gish; Bruce Herzberg; Marie Burmeister; 

Rev. Larry Troxel; Rev. Dave Erickson


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 (Puerto Rico)

Pastor Daniel Vogel (Denison, Iowa)

Pastor Herb and Markie Burch (Belize)

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 19, 2019

Creston  70                      Mt. Ayr  21    H/C 17


Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 26,  2019

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

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. 


Baptism:  Today, we rejoice and give thanks for Collins Louise Wardenburg, infant daughter of Dane and Jordan Wardenburg, who will be claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism.  Collins’ sponsors are Heidi Muller (cousin), Jessica Wardenburg (aunt), and Derek Gadbois (uncle). 

Retirement Open House:   An open house will be held from 2:00-5:00 TODAY, 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.

Early risers will not meet during the summer months, beginning with May 28.  


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.


Confirmation Reception:   Next Sunday, June 2, Zoey Larsen will be confirmed during the 11:00 service in Mt. Ayr.    A reception, in her honor, will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10:15.  


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. Brochures 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.