For The Fifth Sunday in Lent on March 21, 2021

Jeremiah 31:31-34 Hebrews 5:1-10

Mark 10:32-45

Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time

32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”

35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39 And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42 And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,[a] 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave[b] of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Mar. 21 Caring for Your Neighbor—Food Bank Gathering

8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School in Creston

10:00 am Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

11:00 am Divine Service/HC(MA)

Mon., Mar. 22 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., Mar. 23 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Wed., Mar. 24 8:30 am Preschool

12:00 pm OWLS at Pizza Ranch

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm or 3:30 pm Youth Conf. Class in Mt. Ayr

6:00 pm Lenten Service

7:00 pm Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

Thurs., Mar. 25 8:30 am Preschool

Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

Preschool Chapel

Sun., Mar. 28 Palm Sunday/Holy Communion at both services

8:00 am Bible Class (CR)

9:00 am Divine Service/HC (CR)

10:00 am Sunday School in Creston

10:00 am Fellowship time in Creston & Mt. Ayr

11:00 am Divine Service/HC(MA)

Prayer List

Cancer: Denice Creveling (member)

Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Ellen Kearney (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Brian Raske (brother in law of Deb Melzer)

Vivian Herzberg (sister of Bruce Herzberg)

Libbie Wilkenson (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

Don Goodman (brother-in-law of Kathy Parker)

Karen Johnston (friend of Byron Bilderback)

On-going health concerns, Hospitalized, Surgery/Recovery:

Members: Norm Schroeder ,Jay Bochart, Alexis Swanson and

Pat Stream

Marie Burmeister

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Terry Melzer (brother of Deb Melzer)

Rev. Larry Troxel (former pastor at Trinity)

Roger Eyberg (friend of Eddie Ehm)

Bob Ritnour (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Jerry Cellan (brother of Mitzie Cellan)

Ormas Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl and b-i-l of Pat Stream)

Dave & Maggie Dory

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Lawrence Herzberg,

Nelda Herzberg, Clara Buchanan, Doyle Hembry, Mona Quee,

Linda Schroeder, Jean Stoll

Military: Nathan Nonneman (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)

Wedding: We pray for God’s blessings upon the marriage of

Charlie Bowman and Dona Jenkins. They were married at Trinity

in Creston on Friday, March 19, 2021.

Attendance: From March 14, 2021

Creston 53, communed 40 Mt. Ayr 14

Serving At Trinity Sunday, March 21, 2021

Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund (MA) Greg Storhoff

Ushers in March: (CR) Jim Nelson, Dennis Brown, Mike Lang, Josh Riley

Elders on Duty in March: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Jim Nelson

Acolyte: (CR) Lianna Means (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in March: Jim Nelson and Eric & Jeanna Eklund

Altar Guild for March: Lola Hembry and Mike & Janette Lang


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 9:00 service or prior to the 11:00 service for a time of fellowship.

Attendance Cards: Visitors and members are asked to fill out an attendance card and to list names of each family member in attendance. Turn in your card at the back of the church at the end of the service.

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.

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

Attendance via Livestreamed and You Tube Services: During this pandemic period, if you watch the Divine Service online and wish to have your attendance recorded, please call Linda at the church office 782-5095 or email her at

lhadley@trinitycreston.org and let her know the date of the service that you watched.

Private Communion Times: If you would like to take holy communion privately, please call Pastor to set up an appointment. Common cup is also available to families or small groups upon request.

Weekly bulletins, announcements, and sermons continue to be available on the church website.

Easter Garden in Creston: If you would like to provide flowers for our chancel on Easter Sunday, April 4, please use the enclosed order form. Your order must be received no later than Palm Sunday, March 28. Call Janette Lang at 782-7922 if you have questions. Thank you in advance!

Upcoming Special Services Schedule

March 24 6:00 p.m. Final Lenten Service in Creston

March 28 Palm Sunday Divine Service with Holy Communion at both locations

April 1 6:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion in Creston

April 2 6:00 p.m. Good Friday Tenebrae Service in Creston

April 4 Easter Sunday (NOTE TIMES)

7:00 a.m. Divine Service with HC in Creston

8:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast in Creston

Following the breakfast an Easter Egg hunt will be held for the children, weather permitting.

9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast in Mt. Ayr

10:00 a.m. Divine Service with HC in Mt. Ayr

Easter Breakfast: The youth will be serving breakfast again this year after the Easter service as a fundraiser for the national gathering to be held in Houston, TX in July of 2022. The menu will consist of biscuits and gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit and rolls. Please plan to join us. The youth is also asking for donations of rolls or muffins to be served that morning. There is a sign up sheet on the table in the narthex.

Easter Egg Hunt: The education board is planning an Easter Egg Hunt, for the children to be held following the Divine Service and Easter Breakfast in Creston. Donations of wrapped Easter candy or money to be used to buy candy would be appreciated. If you are able to help out, there is an Easter basket on the table in the narthex where you may place your donation. Donations are needed no later than Saturday, April 3. If you have questions phone Becky Hagen, committee chairperson at 641-344-8953.

THE UPSTAIRS BATHROOM (Creston) is close to reality!

This exciting project is now in the fund-raising phase. The architect concept drawing and pledge sheet is available from the ushers. The new bathroom will be fully handicap accessible and compliant. Located just to the right of the mailboxes in the Narthex, outside of the existing building it will not reduce the size of the Narthex.

The Voters ask for your support of this project. If you agree, please use the “Pledge Sheet” to show your support. All pledges will be held confidential. If sufficient support is shown by April 1, 2021 the Voters will proceed with the construction this summer. A “thermometer” showing the amount pledged so far is posted in the narthex.

Annual Life Care Clinic Fundraiser Dinner: The annual dinner will be held in Creston on Thursday, April 29 at the Supertel Conference Center in Creston. RSVPs are needed by April 15. More information may be found on an invitation found in the narthex in Creston. Information was also sent to the Mt. Ayr location.