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Palm Sunday April 14, 2019

posted Apr 17, 2019, 8:48 AM by Linda Hadley

For The Palm Sunday on April 14, 2019

Deut. 32:36-39

Phil. 2:5-11

Luke 22:1-23:56 or Luke 23:1-56 or John 12:20-43 (vs. 20-38 printed here)


Some Greeks Seek Jesus

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. 31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. 34 So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” 35 So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

The Unbelief of the People

When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. 37 Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, 38 so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:  “Lord, who has believed what he heard from us, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”39 Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said, 40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.” 41 Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him. 42 Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.


              This Week at Trinity

 Sun., Apr. 14   Palm Sunday

                           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/HC (MA)

                          1:00 pm   Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

                          5:00 pm   Preschool Board


Mon.,  Apr. 15   Bloodmobile in FH All Day (CR)

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                      No Lifelight  Class due to Bloodmobile


Tues., Apr. 16      6:30 am  FH Early Risers

                            8:30 am  Preschool

                            9:00 a.m.  Handy Helpers Quilting

                          12:30 pm  Preschool

                           No Lifelight Bible Study this week

                            6:30 pm   Bible study in Mt. Ayr


Wed., Apr. 17     8:30 am  Preschool

                         12:30 pm  Preschool


 Thurs., Apr. 18  Maundy Thursday

                             8:30 am  Preschool

                             9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                           12:30 pm   Preschool

                             1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel 

                         6:00 pm   Maundy Thursday Service/HC (CR)


Fri., Apr. 19     Good Friday

                          6:00 pm Good Friday Service (CR)


Sun., Apr. 21   Easter Sunday —NOTE SERVICE TIMES


      Caring For Your Neighbor—Food Bank Gathering

                          8:00 am  Divine Service/HC (CR)

                          9:00 am   Breakfast (CR & MA)

                        10:00 am   Divine Service/HC (MA)



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 7,  2019   CR  70         MA 14     H/C 12

Attendance from April 10 Lenten Service    CR   41       

Serving At Trinity    Sunday, April 14, 2019

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

Ushers in April:  (CR) Jay Bochart, Troy Petersen, Dave Dory & Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Mike Sickels,  (CR)Bruce Herzberg

Finance Team in April: (CR) Jay Bochart & Rick Hadley

Altar Committee for April: (CR) Jean Stoll and Mike & Janette Lang


 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. 

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. 


Voter’s Meeting:  The quarterly voter’s meeting will be held this afternoon, April 14 at 1:00 in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Mt. Ayr members will participate via Skype.


Flowers for Easter: Today is the final day to turn in an order for flowers for decorating the chancel in Creston on Easter Sunday.    If you are bringing your own flowers, it is also the last day to turn in the sheet with names to be  printed in the bulletin.   Refer to the bulletin insert for more details. 


Movie:  The movie titled Unplanned began a one week showing on April 12 at the Stand Theater.  Unplanned unfolds a fascinating transformation in the life of Abby Johnson, examining her journey from Planned Parenthood clinic director to becoming a leading advocate for life and women in crisis. Unplanned reveals the challenges confronting Abby as she walked away from her job at a key Texas Planned Parenthood clinic and walked into the Coalition for Life office down the street. The film unveils that this incredible turning point was preceded by years of misguided hopes, searching - and a moment of pure awakening. Abby recounts her journey as an idealistic and impressionable college student that led to her position as a director of a Planned Parenthood clinic. She describes the dramatic moments in that clinic that changed her life forever and set her on a new path.   





Easter Breakfast:  The Trinity Youth will be serving breakfast after the Easter Sunday Service in Creston.  As in past years, they are requesting donations of rolls from our members to be served at the breakfast.   A sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex.     Your help is appreciated.


Schedule for the rest of Holy Week  

Thursday, April 18  6:00 p.m.  Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion in Creston

Friday, April 19  6:00 p.m. Good Friday Service in Creston

Sunday, April 21 Easter Sunday—NOTE TIMES

8:00 a.m.  Divine Service with Holy Communion-Creston

9:00 a.m.  Breakfast served by the youth in Creston

10:00 a.m.  Divine Service/Holy Communion– Mt. Ayr


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.


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


Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair.  There is a big demand for these. Thank you.

IDW Disaster Update:   See the insert in today’s bulletin for information about various ways you may help to aide  those who have lost homes and businesses from the recent floods.


The large LWML MITE BOX will be sitting at the back of the church during the month of April.  Your generous contributions in the recent past have helped for numerous Mission Grants, both nationally and for the district, to be paid in full.  The Lutheran Women in Mission would like to thank everyone who has given to our organization and we would appreciate your continued support. 


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.