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May 28, 2017 The Seventh Sunday of Easter

posted May 25, 2017, 12:19 PM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity


Sun., May 28       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) 


Mon., May 29      Memorial Day—Office Closed


Tues., May 30   


Wed., May 31  


Thurs.,  June 1   Pastor at Bible study in Adair


Sun., June 4   Festival of Pentecost (Holy Communion at both locations)

                      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/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; 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; Mel Stauffer


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 21 Attendance

CR    83                                  MA      15   H/C 15         





BAPTISM:  Today, we rejoice and give thanks for Lianna Lynn, Londynn Gabrielle, and Lincoln Alexander Means, children of Lance and Lori Means, who will be claimed by Jesus in the waters of Holy Baptism.  Their sponsors are Aaron and Holly Cottrell.


Rachel Circle Sponsors Potluck and VBS Planning:  Rachel Circle is sponsoring a potluck at the church on Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m.  This is just a time of fellowship as well as we'll be viewing the VBS overview video.  Then we'll plan a volunteer work night for Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m.  to do some decorating for VBS.  Come share your creative talents!   Yes, you do have them!

An invitation from Trinity Lutheran, Shenandoah :  You are invited to join us as we celebrate our 90th anniversary next 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!


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.




Thank you to everyone who attended the Pastor James Sharp and family event last Monday evening and for bringing ALL the delicious food.   It was very interesting to hear how the Lord has led their lives in the last two years since moving to Uruguay.  We pray that He will continue to be with them and guide them as they serve the people of Uruguay. From The Mission Board



RELAY FOR LIFE:  Everyone who has ever been touched in their life with knowing someone who has/had cancer  is invited to come to the Creston High School track on Friday, June 16, 2017 at about 5:30-6:00pm for the annual Relay for Life event.  Trinity will have a table and tent set up at the track with bottles of water and information re: our church/school and some Waters of Life Devotions to hand out to the public.  You are welcome to bring your own lawn chairs.  We want to remind people of the importance of water for our physical bodies, but more important of our spiritual bodies (souls) and the Water we need for everlasting life.  From the Mission Board.


Thank You from the Staff at the Life Care Clinic:

Thank you for participating in the LC Clinic’s Diaper Drive.   Because of your gift, those we see will not only have practical help but will also hear about Jesus.   Thank you again!   From: Staff at the Life Care Clinic



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.  A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex.  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. 


       VBS    NEWS


VBS DATES         

Creston: June 25-29 and Mt. Ayr: July 24-26 (Note that the Mt. Ayr dates have been corrected.)  VBS will be held from 6:15pm-8:00 pm at both locations.


LOTS of help is needed for VBS.  Please see the sign up sheet posted on the table in the narthex (Creston) and one posted in Mt. Ayr.    Sign up for anything you can help with.   


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


Serving At Trinity


Sun May 28

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


Acolyte:  Holden Hanson


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