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May 6, 2018 The Sixth Sunday of Easter

posted May 3, 2018, 11:02 AM by Linda Hadley

For  The Sixth Sunday of Easter on May 6,  2018.

Acts 10:34-48

I John 5:1-8

John 15:9-17

9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.


                     This Week at Trinity


Sun., May 6     8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                        9:00 a.m.  Divine Service in Creston

                      10:00 a.m.  Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                      10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                      10:45 a.m.  Divine Servce in  Mt. Ayr    

                        6:00 p.m.  Preschool Board Meeting in FH (CR)

                                          (Please note this change in date for May.)


Mon., May 7           8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool                  


Tues.,  May 8         6:30 a.m.     Early Riser’s (CR)

                                 8:30 a.m.     Preschool

                              12:30 p.m.  Preschool


Wed., May 9          8:30 a.m.  Preschool  

                            12:30 p.m.  Preschool

                              1:30 p.m.  Naomi Circle


Thurs., May 10    Ascension Day 

                               8:30 a.m.   Preschool

                              9:45 a.m.   Preschool Chapel

                            12:30 p.m.   Preschool

                              1:45 p.m.   Preschool Chapel

                              4:00 p.m.   FH in use by Clover Kids 4H

                              7:00 p.m.   Adult Catechism Class in FH (CR)


Sun., May 13      Mother’s Day

                          8:00 a.m.  Bible Class in Creston

                          9:00 a.m.  Divine Service/HC in Creston

                        10:00 a.m.  Sunday School in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                        10:00 a.m.  Fellowship Time in Creston and Mt. Ayr

                        10:45 a.m.  Divine Service in  Mt. Ayr    



  Prayer List

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; Libbie Wilkenson; Rod Stark; Brenda Miller; Steve McDermott; Paula Bowman; Steve Townsend; Rev. Blake Rickbiel; Heidi Albaugh

Illness, Surgery or Recovery:  Norm Schroeder; Mike Woodring; Kathy Bozwell-Craig; Kathy Parker

Hospice Care:   Dave Stuck

Military:  Nathan Nonneman; Kyle Marchok

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,  Irene Hogue, Bertha Jensen, Sheree Zuniga, Lawrence Herzberg, Walt & Nelda Herzberg


 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.



From April 29  CR    120,      H/C 89                    MA  17

                  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.


Introduction/Review - Lutheran Teachings/Catechesis:  Pastor began teaching an adult catechism class on  Thursday May 3rd.   Pastor Rutz is lead ing this class for those inquiring about joining Trinity or for current members who would like a refresher course on the Catechism.  Class will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7pm on Thursdays, May through June.  If you have that friend or family member who is looking for a church home or would like to learn more about the Lord’s Ministry here at Trinity, invite them! To sign up or for questions please call Pastor Rutz at 641-782 – 5095 or 712-621-5971. 


Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for Bible Study and fellowship.  Our topic will be “ Prayer Gives My Life Balance  This study is found on page 20 of the  Spring 2018 Quarterly.  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship .


2018 GRADUATES: If you know of a 2018 high school or college graduate, please drop off or send a

message to the office.  Please include the graduate’s name, name of school/college, and date when they will be graduating.


Iowa District West will be holding a Joy In Ministry banquet on Sunday, June 3, in Carroll, Iowa.  Registration is at 5:30 and the banquet will begin at 6:00.  A flyer with details is found on the table in the narthex. 

Rachel Circle is sponsoring a congregational fish fry potluck on Monday June 4 beginning around  6pm in the Creston Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share and join in the fun and fellowship!



All ladies, please mark your calendars for the LWML Southwest Zone Fall Rally being held at Trinity on Saturday, September 29.  More information to follow soon.  





 We continue to collect donations for the Matura Food Pantry. They also distribute hygiene items.   Currently they are in need of the following:

Toilet paper           The third Sunday of each month is our

Shampoo               normal day to gather items but you may 

Conditioner            bring them anytime and place them

 Bath soap              in the box below the table in the

Toothpaste             narthex.

Paper towels



A thank you card was received from Matura saying:

Thank you for your continued support with food and toiletries.           From Matura Outreach


 Vacation Bible School

Here are the dates for the 2018 VBS.

Creston  July 8-11  

Mt. Ayr  July 29-31

Watch for more details coming soon.

Serving At Trinity

Sunday, May 6

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

Ushers in May:  (CR) Bruce Herzberg, Eric Eklund, Karl Peterson, Mike Lang

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