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May 5, 2019 The Third Sunday of Easter

posted May 6, 2019, 8:13 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Third  Sunday of Easter on May 5, 2019

Acts 5:12-20 (21-32)                 Revelation 5:(1-7) 8-14

John 21:1-14 (15-19)   verses 1-14 are shown here

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

21 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.


4 Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” 6 He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. 7 That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. 8 The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards off.


9 When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.


Jesus and Peter

15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. 18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” 19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”



 This Week at Trinity

 Sun., May 5       8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                          9:00 am   Divine Service (CR)

                        10:00 am   Sunday School (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                        11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

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

                    (Note that this mtg. is a week earlier than usual.)                    



Mon.,  May 6        8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool



Tues., May 7     Early Risers will not meet this week.

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                            6:30 pm  Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

                            6:45 pm  Rachel Circle will meet at church

                                           to carpool to circle

                7:00 pm  Rachel Circle at Candace Petersen’s home



Wed., May 8       8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool

                           1:30 pm  Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                           FLOCK will not meet tonight.

                          7:30-9:30 pm  FH reserved by Marge Scott



Thurs., May 9        7:00 am-4:00 pm  FH (CR) reserved for a

                             retired teachers’ meeting  (Marge Scott)

                              8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am  Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm  Preschool

                             1:45 pm  Preschool Chapel

                             4:00 pm  Clover Kids’ 4H in FH (CR)



Sun., May 12     Mother’s Day

                             8:00 am  Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          10:00 am  Sunday School (CR & MA)

                          10:00 am  Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

                          11:00 am  Divine Service (MA)

                          Confirmation Class after church in Mt. Ayr


 Prayer List


Cancer:  Heidi Albaugh; Denice Creveling; Kent Larsen;

Diane England; Gary McCraken; Jamie Boos;  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, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Kathy Parker;

Oliver Gish; Megan Magers; Bruce Herzberg; Marie Burmeister; Rev. Larry Troxel


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 (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 & 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 April 28, 2019

Creston  66 & 61 communed            Mt. Ayr 15 


 Serving At Trinity    Sunday, May 5, 2019

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

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

Thank You:  We  thank Rev. Linden Wendzel, from Bagley, IA for sharing God’s Word with us this morning in Creston and Mt. Ayr.  We pray that he will have safe travels back home today.     Pastor Rutz and Julie are visiting family out of town this weekend


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. 

Early Risers Bible Study will not meet on Tuesday, May 7.  


Rachel Circle will meet at 7:00 p.m. this Tuesday, May 7 at Candace Peterson’s house, 2328 Beechwood.

If you would like to carpool, meet at the church at 6:45 p.m.   


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “Caring for the Body of Christ.”  This study is found on page 18 of the Spring 2019 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.

Easter Garden Flowers may be taken home any time.

VBS Planning:  Anyone who is willing to help with VBS is asked to attend the May 15 Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.  These VBS areas are still in need of helpers:

Teacher for the preschool aged children

Outdoor recreation helpers

Helpers to lead groups of children from station to station

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Hagen.


VBS Dates in Creston will be Sunday, June 23-Wednesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

2019 GRADUATES:   A reception is being planned for  Sunday, May 26 during the fellowship time in Creston, to honor graduates who are members of Trinity.   If you are a graduate this year or the parent of a graduate, please drop off information or send an email to the office ( including the graduate’s name, name of school/college, date of graduation, and title of degree.     The information will be passed on to the board of education committee.


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.



The Mission Board is advising that there will be a trip to Mission Central, Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 27th.  More details will follow, but for now make plans to go to Mission Central to tour the new Creation Museum, have lunch and then hear Pastor Stephen Oliver speak about his mission work in Taiwan.   We are to arrive no later than 10:45am.  There is no charge for this trip.  Pastor Oliver is one of the missionaries that Trinity supports.  We hope many of our members will be able to make this very interesting and informative trip.