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May 31, 2020 Pentecost Sunday

posted May 28, 2020, 8:12 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Day of Pentecost on May 31, 2020

Numbers 11:24-30

Acts 2:1-21

John 7:37-39

Rivers of Living Water

37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.


                    This Week at Trinity  


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)


Tues., June 2  6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                        6:30 pm  Rachel Circle via Zoom

                     Contact Julie Lang with your email address to join in.


Wed., June 3     6:00 pm  Special Council Mtg. in FH (CR)

                7:00 pm   Elders Meeting in FH (CR)


Sun., June 7     Trinity 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)

                           5:00 pm   Preschool Board Mtg in FH (CR)

                           Note that the PS Bd will now meet on the first 

                           Sunday of each month at 5:00.




         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)

Brad Still (friend of the Booths)

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

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 24, 2020

Creston 59   HC  43                        Mt. Ayr   20




 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 31,  2020

Organist: (CR)  Sharon Eklund     (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)        (MA)  Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in May:  Tom Braymen & Charlie Bowman

Altar Guild 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.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the service for a time of fellowship.


Attendance:   The elder of the month or an usher will be recording attendance for you today.

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.


Lifelight Bible Study will resume to finish up the last three lessons for this study on the book of Luke.  The classes will meet on:

Mon., June 8 at 6:30 pm & Tues., June 9 at 1:00 for Lesson #7. 

No classes on June 15-16

Mon., June 22 at 6:30 & Tues., June 23 at 1:00 for Lesson #8.

Mon., June 29 at 6:30 pm & Tues., June 30 at 1:00 for Lesson #9.


Yarn for Preschool:  Trinity Preschool knows a woman who likes to knit/crochet stocking caps and she donates a lot of them to the preschool.  Her supply of yarn has run out and if any of you happen to have some yarn around home that you don’t plan to use and would like to donate it to the preschool, that would be great!   Any color, amount, etc. is appreciated.  If you have any questions, contact Joy Brown at 782-5095  Ext. 2




Lc Clinic’s Baby Bottle Boomerang Fundraiser:  From May 10-June 17 the annual Baby Bottle Boomerang fundraiser s being held to benefit the Baby Boutique at Creston’s Lc Clinic.  It’s easy to participate. Simply pick up an empty baby bottle at church.  There are a few left 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.  




What is “Pentecost”?

The word “Pentecost” (pronounced PEN-tuh-kost) comes from the Greek word pentekostos which means “fiftieth.”

Exactly 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples in the form of flames of fire.


Why is Pentecost so important?

When Jesus died, the disciples were sad because they thought that their friend and Lord was gone forever. But Jesus rose again! Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus did finally ascend into heaven leaving the disciples below. However, before Jesus actually died, rose again and ascended into heaven, He made a promise to His disciples that He would send the Holy Spirit to them. He said that the Holy Spirit would come and guide them “into all the truth” (John 16:13). Jesus doesn’t leave us alone

to fend for ourselves. Jesus is here with us, and the Holy Spirit guides and leads the Church into the truth of the wonderful Gospel! We celebrate and remember this at Pentecost.

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