For The Third Sunday of Easter on April 18, 2021

Acts 3:11-21

I John 3:1-7

Luke 24:36-49

19 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened. 22 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and when they did not find his body, they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but him they did not see.” 25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

28 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He acted as if he were going farther, 29 but they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And he vanished from their sight.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Apr. 18 Caring For Your Neighbor-Food Bank Gathering

8:00 am Bible Class in Creston

9:00 am Divine Service in Creston

10:00 am Sunday School in Creston

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

11:00 am Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr

Mon., Apr. 19 Bloodmobile in FH (CR All Day

8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., Apr. 20 8:30 am Preschool

9:00 am Handy Helpers in FH (CR)

12:30 pm Preschool

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Apr. 21 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

1:30 pm Naomi Circle in FH (CR)

6:00 pm Church Council in FH (CR)

7:00 pm Youth Conf. Questioning in Mt. Ayr

Thurs., Apr. 22 8:30 am Preschool

10:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

12:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sun., Apr. 25 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 Creston & Mt. Ayr

11:00 am Divine Service with Youth Confirmation

and Holy Communion in Mt. Ayr

1:00 pm Voter’s Meeting in FH (CR)

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

Donna Bowman

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)

Attendance: From April 11, 2021

Creston 60 HC 42

Mt. Ayr 18

Serving At Trinity Sunday, April 18, 2021

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

Ushers in April: (CR) Dean Hadley, Charlie Bowman, Rick Hadley, Kevin Kruse

Elders on Duty in April: (MA) Greg Storhoff (CR) Dean Hadley

Acolyte: (CR) Maylee Riley (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in April: Dean Hadley & 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.

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.

New Bible Study! A new Bible study began diving into the book of Hebrews. It’s never too late to join in. The class meets on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in Creston and on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Mt. Ayr. Learn about Angels, Christ as High Priest, Perseverance, Living in Faith, Encouragement, and the New Covenant God has made with his people. In Hebrews, God gives us hope and courage in our discipleship so we “will not grow weary and lose heart.” He directs us to Jesus “who for the joy set before Him endured the cross” on our behalf. Please join us!

Thank You to all who donated to our Easter egg hunt. The kids loved it. From the Board of Christian Education.

THANK YOU to everyone who provided flowers for our Chancel on Easter Sunday. They were beautiful. You may now pick them up at any time.

Thanks again from the Altar Guild.

Calendar Items Deadline for items that need to go on the May church calendar is the morning of Wednesday, Apr. 21. Calendars will be distributed on Apr. 25th.

Council will meet on Wednesday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Wedding Shower Invitation A Come & Go Wedding Shower will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 2:00-5:00 at Candace Peterson’s home, 2327 Beechwood Ave., Lenox. The shower is for Madison (Peterson) & John Bisignano and for Regan & Mason Peterson. Due to covid, both couples were privately married in 2020 and are celebrating this year. All women of Trinity are invited!

Voter’s Meeting: The next Trinity Voter’s Meeting will be next Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Annual LC Clinic Fundraiser Dinner: The annual dinner will be held in Creston on Thursday, April 29 at the Supertel Conference Center in Creston for those who made reservations by the Apr. 15 deadline.

Confirmation Services: Please read the information in the lower left box about the schedule for confirmation and especially about the service time changes for May 2 with 8:00 service in Mt. Ayr and 10:00 service in Creston. Confirmands are: Garrett Walter and Jaxsen Walter in Mt. Ayr and Lianna Means, Maylee Riley, Tyler Riley and Xavier Shady in Creston.

Confirmation Services Schedule

Wed., Apr 21 at 7:00 p.m. Youth Confirmation Questioning in Mt. Ayr

Sun., Apr. 25 Youth Confirmation in Mt. Ayr will be held during the 11:00 Divine Service. Holy Communion will also be held in Mt. Ayr as well as in Creston that day.

Wed., Apr. 28, 7:00 p.m. Youth Confirmation Questioning in Creston held in the fellowship hall

Sun., May 2 8:00 a.m. Divine Service/HC in Mt. Ayr

Sun., May 2 No Bible Class in Creston

Sun., May 2 10:00 a.m. Divine Service with Youth Confirmation and Holy Communion in Creston as well as Mt. Ayr

Sun., May 2 No Sunday School in Creston

Sun., May 2 11:00 a.m. Reception for the confirmands in FH (CR)