For Easter Sunday on April 17, 2022

For your own personal reading at home this week.

Isaiah 65:17-25

I Corinthians 15:19-26

Luke 24:1-12 The Resurrection

1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. 5 And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, 7 that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” 8 And they remembered his words, 9 and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, 11 but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Apr. 17 Easter Sunday

7:00 am Divine Service/HC in Creston

8:00 am Breakfast served by the youth in Creston

Easter Egg Hunt following breakfast (weather permitting)

9:00 am Breakfast in Mt. Ayr

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

Mon, Apr. 18 Bloodmobile in FH (CR) all day

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

No Lifelight Class tonight

Tues., Apr. 19 7:00 am Early Risers

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

No Lifelight Class this afternoon

Wed., Apr. 20 8:30 am Preschool

9:00 am Deadline for turning in bulletin

announcements for Apr. 24 bulletins

12:30 pm Preschool

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

5:00 pm FLOCK (CR)

6:00 pm All church boards meet

7:00 pm Council Meeting

Thurs., Apr. 21 Linda will not be in the office today.

8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sun., Apr. 24 8:00 am Bible Class in Creston

9:00 am Divine Service/HC in Creston

10:00 am Sunday School in Creston

10:00 am Fellowship Time in CR & MA

11:00 am Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

1:00 pm Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

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)

Maggie Dory

Bonnie Wissink (mother of Vicki Sickels)

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)

Thanksgiving: Birth of William Swanson, son of Mike and

Alexis Swanson.


Palm Sunday, April 10 Creston 91 Communed 68

Palm Sunday, April 10 Mt. Ayr 15 Communed 15

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 17, 2022

Organists (CR) Sharon Eklund & Julie Lang (MA) Greg Storhoff

Acolyte (CR) Bethany Isdahl

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.

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 tomorrow, April 18. Application forms are available in the narthex.

Thank You to everyone who provided flowers for the Easter Garden in Creston. You may take your plant(s) home today after the Divine Service.

There is a label with your name attached to each plant you provided.

Bulletin Announcements: If you have any announcements that need to be included in the April 24 bulletins, please turn them in by 9:00 on Wed., Apr. 20. They will be printed early since Linda will be out of the office on the 21st. Thank you.

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.

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.

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.

Easter Blessings to all our friends at Trinity. We appreciate the many prayers over the year. God is in control and has His own plans for our health. Thank you for thinking of us, as we think of you often as well. Thank you again for your friendship and may the Lord bless you knowing that He died and rose again for each of you. Happy Easter!! He Is Risen Indeed!! From Dave and Maggie Dory, former members, now living in York, NE

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!