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May 3, 2020 The Fourth Sunday of Easter

posted Apr 30, 2020, 8:41 AM by Linda Hadley

For the Fourth Sunday of Easter on May 3, 2020

Acts 2:42-47

I Peter 2:19-25

John 10:1-10


I Am the Good Shepherd

10 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.


           This Week at Trinity   

Sun., May 3   8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)                        

                        9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                      11:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

        Please note that this is a change if week for this meeting to

        avoid meeting on Mother’s Day.


Tues., May 5  5:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in Mt. Ayr

                        6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                        6:30 pm  Rachel Circle via Zoom   

Contact Julie Lang with your email address if you’d like to join in.


Wed., May 6     6:00 pm  Elders Meeting in FH (CR)

                           7:00 pm  Youth Confirmation Class in FH (CR)


 Sat., May 9   4:00-6:30  Come and Go Graduation Open House 

                                         for Jacob Rutz in fellowship hall (CR)    

                                         Congregation is invited.


Sun., May 10     Mother’s Day

              8:00 am   Bible Class (CR)                        

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC (CR)

                        11:00 am   Divine Service (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)

Suzanne Troxel (Pastor Troxel’s daughter)

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, Byron Bilderback

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 in Kuwait (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)


 Serving At Trinity    Sunday,  May 3,  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 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.     You are also invited to join members in the fellowship hall after the service for a time of fellowship.

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.

If  you have moved or have a different phone number, or email address please note any changes on the attendance card so that we can update our records in the office. 


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.


Rachel Circle will meet via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.  If you would like to join them please contact Julie Lang so that she has your email address to be able to add you to the Zoom session.

Bible Study in Mt. Ayr will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5.


Elders will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 in the fellowship hall in Creston.


Youth Confirmation Class in Creston will meet in the fellowship hall at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6.


Lifelight Bible Study will resume sometime in June to finish up the remaining lessons in this book.  Watch the weekly announcements for more information as it becomes available.


Early Riser’s Bible Study will resume in the fall.

Naomi Circle will resume in the fall.

Handy Helpers will resume in the fall.


Graduation Open House:  A graduation come and go open house will be held for Jacob Rutz on Saturday, May 9 from 4:00-6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.  All those who feel comfortable attending are welcome.  Jacob is graduating from Creston High School and plans to attend Midland University in Fremont, NE this fall.  If you cannot, or wish not to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may still drop off cards at the church, or mail them to Jacob at 800 N. Sumner Ave., Creston.