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May 7, 2017 The Fourth Sunday of Easter

posted May 4, 2017, 8:36 AM by Linda Hadley

This Week at Trinity

Sun., May 7        8:00 am      Bible Class (CR)

                            9:00  am      Divine Service (CR)

                           10:00 am      Reception for graduates (CR)

                           10:00 am      Fellowship Time (MA)                 

                           10:00 am      Sunday School (CR)

                           10:45 am      Divine Service/HC (MA) 

                             1:00 pm      Baby Shower for Kayla Brown

                             7:00 pm      Jr./Sr. Youth meets in FH                  


Mon., May 8          8:30  am     Preschool

                             12:30 pm     Preschool


Tues., May 9         6:30 am     Early Risers in FH

                              8:30 am     Preschool

                            12:30 pm     Preschool                           

                              Pastor’s afternoon in Mt. Ayr



Wed., May 10        8:30 am    `Preschool

                             12:30 pm      Preschool 

                               1:00 pm      Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

                               6:00 pm      Confirmation Class

                               7:30 pm      All boards meet in FH (CR)




Thurs., May 11        8:30 am      Preschool

                               9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                             12:30  pm      Preschoool  

                               1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel

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




Sun., May 14       Mother’s Day

                              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) 

                               6:00 pm     Preschool Board                           



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; Haiting Hsieh; Jim Best; 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


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.

Attendance from April 30 

Creston     78                                   Mt. Ayr   16                  




Thank You:  The family of Wilma Cottrell thanks the members of Trinity for the nice luncheon and all of the delicious food that was served after Wilma’s funeral.  The kindness that was shown to us at this time was greatly appreciated.          From the family of Wilma Cottrell




This morning,  right after the Divine Service in Creston, we will recognize our high school graduates, as well as kids who have grown up at Trinity, to see where they are now.   All are invited to come down to the fellowship hall after church to recognize these young people.

2017 high school grads who are Trinity members are:

East Union:  Alex Brown, Allison Hadley, Kessler Tomas

Creston:  Cali Foglesong, Devon Petersen

Mt. Ayr:  Macy Larsen



BABY SHOWER:  A baby shower will be held

TODAY, Sunday May 7, 2017 at 1pm, in the fellowship hall (CR) for Kayla (Davidson) Brown.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend!

There is an actual invitation posted on the bulletin board by the office.   




When:  TONIGHT, Sunday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall in Creston.

Celebrate the end of the school year with devotions, food, games, and planning of events and activities.

All middle school and high school youth and their families are invited!  Pizza and drink will be provided.  Feel free to bring a snack. 



NAOMI CIRCLE will meet this Wednesday, May 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Our topic will be a continuation of last month’s topic: “Changeless” beginning with the section titled: “Jesus Christ…Today” found on page 17 of the Spring 2017 Quarterly.  We also plan to study the topic “Enjoy” found on page 20  Please join us for Bible study and fellowship.


SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY: Starting Sunday morning (8:00am), we will begin a new study on the Doctrine of Vocation.  This is a topic that applies to all of us at all stages of life on how we serve those who the Lord places in our lives through the various callings and gifts we are blessed with.  It’s not just about your employment career but serving your neighbor in many vocations that Lord has given you to be a blessing to others during your lifetime as a called and redeemed child of God.  Hope to see you there!! Pastor Rutz

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.


MATURA:  Trinity recognizes the third Sunday as “Caring For Our Neighbors” Sunday and food is collected for the MATURA Food Pantry.   MATURA appreciates their community partners and would like to invite members to stop into their open house in Creston on Tuesday May 16th from 9am-noon and see where your generous food donations go to each month.  The center is located at 207B N. Elm in Creston.  Mt. Ayr will have their open house on Friday May 19th from 10-2 at 202 N. Taylor  in Mt. Ayr. 


MISSIONS NIGHT: Please join the Mission Board on Monday, May 22nd  to help  welcome Rev. James Sharp & family for a meet and greet at 5:00 pm followed by a potluck at 6:00 pm all in the fellowship hall in Creston.    They will be with us that evening to share their mission story of how the Lord has led their lives since he became a missionary in Uruguay, South America.  Please bring a potluck dish to share.  We hope to see many of you on the 22nd.   The Mission Board can be contacted with any questions. See the insert in today’s bulletin for more information.

MISSION TRIP:   The Mission Board will be traveling to Mission Central in Mapleton, IA on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  Watch for more information in coming weeks.




Creston:  June 25-29   Times: 6:15 pm-8:00 pm

Mt. Ayr: July 23-25    Times:  6:15 pm-8:00 pm

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





The congregation is invited to a graduation open house for Allison Hadley on Saturday, May 13, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Afton Community Center.  An invitation is posted on the bulletin board outside the office. 


An graduation open house for Devon Petersen will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00-4:00 at their home.  Their address is 306 S. Cherry St., Creston.

The congregation is invited.


The congregation is invited to attend a graduation reception for Cali Foglesong on Saturday, May 20 from 4:00-7:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Serving At Trinity


Sun May 7

Organist: (MA) Melody Stoner  (CR) Sharon Eklund


Acolyte:  Elizabeth Hadley


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