For Palm Sunday on April 10, 2022

Old Testament Reading Deut. 32:36-39

Epistle Reading Phil. 2:5-11

Gospel Readings Luke 19:28-40 The Triumphal Entry

28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Apr. 10 Palm Sunday with Holy Communion at both locations.

8:00 am Bible Class

9:00 am Divine Service/HC CR)

10:00 am Sunday School (CR)

10:00 am Fellowship Time (CR & MA)

11:00 am Divine Service/HC (MA)

Mon, Apr. 11 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

7:00 pm Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

Tues., Apr. 12 7:00 am Early Risers

No Preschool Classes today—PDI all day

1:00 pm Lifelight Bible Study in FH (CR)

Wed., Apr. 13 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

5:00 pm Pre-confirmation Bible Review in FH (CR)

5:00 pm FLOCK

7:00 pm Elder’s Meeting in FH (CR)

Thurs., Apr. 14 Maundy Thursday

8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service /HC in Creston

Fri., Apr. 15 7:00 pm Good Friday Service in Creston

Sun., Apr. 17 Easter Sunday Note times of services today.

7:00 am Divine Service/HC in Creston

8:00 am Breakfast served by the youth in Creston

Easter Egg Hunt following breakfast in CR (weather permitting)

9:00 am Breakfast in Mt. Ayr

10:00 am Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr

Prayer List

Cancer: Dan Lutrick (member)

Phil Burmeister (member)

Jo Ehm (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

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

Frank Howell (son-in-law of Kearneys)

Joe Rivera (brother-in-law of Julie Lang)

Michael Ellerton (husband of Julie Rutz’s niece)

Emily Jackson (friend of the Nelsons)

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

Members: Alexis Swanson, Mona Quee

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Dana Scott (friend of the Larsens)

Grayson Nelson (infant great-nephew of the Storhoffs)

Mark Andresen (nephew of Dennis & Jean Foglesong)

Hannah & Harriet (in utero) Kendrick

Rev. Michael Breach (son-in-law of Langs)

Larry Mark (friend of Langs)

Bonnie Wissink (mother of Vicki Sickels)

John Wissink (brother of Vicki Sickels)

Maggie Dory

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Clara Buchanan,

Mona Quee, Linda Schroeder, Marsha Magers, Jean Stoll

Military: Nathan Nonneman (grandson of Sharon Nonneman)

Kyle Marchok (husband of Lola 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 & Atlantic)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)


Sunday, April 3 Creston 65

Sunday, April 3 Mt. Ayr 12 Communed 12

When writing down names on the attendance side of the attendance cards, remember to include any children who are attending church with you.

Serving At Trinity on Sunday, April 10, 2022

Organist (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Melody Stoner

Acolyte (CR) Nevaeh Pilon

Ushers in April: (CR) Dennis Brown, Kevin Kruse, and Dean Hadley

Elders on Duty in April: (CR) Dean Hadley (MA) Doug Gooding

Finance Team in April: Dean Hadley and Kevin Kruse

Altar Guild for April: 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.

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

Offerings: For now, the offerings will continue to be gathered in the back of the church and will be brought forward during the offertory.

Children’s Bulletins that go along with today’s Sunday of the Church Year are available in a basket by the back pew (Creston).

Christian Education Information is available in the back of the church (CR) and has been emailed. We have great opportunities for all ages to grow in knowledge of our Lord and Savior.

Organists: Trinity is looking for additional people to assist in playing organ or keyboard for services. If you are interested or know of someone speak to Phil Wardenburg or phone him at 641-202-1611.

Christian Care Fund: The balance as of 3/14/22 is $1313.60.

Camp Okoboji will be giving six scholarships for Cub/Jr. High/Youth Weeks. Children may apply for the scholarships by completing an application and returning it to camp by April 18. Application forms are available in the narthex.

Welcome: This morning we welcome Dona Bowman as a member of Trinity. She will be confirmed in the 9:00 service.

Easter Garden: If you would like to provide flowers for the Easter service in Creston today is the deadline for turning in orders/payment. If you would like to place an order this morning, you may find yellow order forms on the table in the narthex. Place any orders/payment in the offering plate.

Naomi Circle will meet on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 1:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We will be studying “Balancing Life’s Changes” on page 18 of the Spring 2022 Quarterly. Please join us as we continue to study God’s Word and for Christian fellowship.

Donations of wrapped candy for the Easter Egg Hunt in Creston may be placed in the narthex by the Easter basket.

Donations of Rolls for Easter Breakfast: The youth will be serving the Easter Breakfast in Creston with a free-will donation to be used towards future youth events. Donations of rolls is appreciated. A sign-up sheet may be found on the table in the narthex.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Apr. 14 Maundy Thurs. Service/HC 7:00 p.m. in Creston

Apr. 15 Good Friday Service 7:00 p.m. in Creston

Apr. 17 Easter Sunday Divine Service/HC 7:00 a.m. in Creston

8:00 a.m. Breakfast served by the youth following the service

in Creston

Easter Egg hunt following the breakfast (weather permitting)

9:00 a.m. Breakfast before the service in Mt. Ayr

Apr. 17 Easter Sunday Divine Service/HC 10:00 a.m. in Mt. Ayr

Bulletin Board: If we don’t have a current photo of you posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall please email one to lhadley @trinitycreston.org or drop a photo off at the church office to be copied and returned to you.

Used Portals of Prayer may be placed in the box below the mailboxes in the narthex (CR). These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair. There is a big demand for these.

Annual Fundraising Banquet for LC Clinic: Thursday, May 5, 2022 at the Supertel Conference Center in Creston with seating beginning at 6:30 p.m. Reservations must be made by May 2. If you are interested in attending, a copy of the invitation is available in the narthex for you to pick up. The address for the clinic is:

LC Clinic 1109 S. Sumner St. Creston, IA 50801.

Trinity Preschool is currently enrolling for the 2022-23 school year.

Preschool Endowment Fund

By the Grace of God, we are establishing an endowment fund to be a permanent source of support for our preschool. As you know, we started Trinity Preschool over 35 years ago. This has been an important outreach in the Creston community.

To help celebrate 35 years of sharing the Gospel with our preschool families, please consider donating $35.00 per adult and $0.35 per child. These funds will go towards the growth of our preschool endowment fund. To make a donation towards this endowment fund, make your check payable to “Trinity” and be sure to mark the envelope “Preschool Endowment Fund.”

We ask that you consider being a part of this venture. If you have questions contact Bill Magers or Mike Lang. Thank You!