For The Fourth Sunday of Easter on April 25, 2021
I John 3:16-24
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”
This Week at Trinity
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)
Mon., Apr. 26 8:30 am Preschool
12:30 pm Preschool
Tues., Apr. 27 8:30 am Preschool
12:30 pm Preschool
Wed., Apr. 28 8:30 am Preschool
12:00 pm OWLS meet at Pizza Ranch
12:30 pm Preschool
New Deadline for making reservations for LC Clinic banquet
7:00 pm Youth Confirmation Questioning in
fellowship hall (CR)
Thurs., Apr. 29 8:30 am Preschool
12:30 pm Preschool
6:30 PM Fundraiser Banquet for the LC Clinic at
Supertel in Creston for those who made
Sun., May 2 No Bible Class in Creston today
8:00 am Divine Service in Mt. Ayr/HC
9:00 am Fellowship Time in Mt. Ayr
10:00 am Divine Service with youth confirmation
and Holy Communion in Creston
11:00 am Reception for the confirmands and high
school graduate in FH (CR)
5:00 pm Preschool Board Mtg. in FH (CR)
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
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)
Today’s Confirmands: Garrett Walter and Jaxsen Walter
Condolences: We remember the Rutz family, at the passing of Julie’s brother, Jeff Mills.
Attendance: From April 18, 2021
Mt. Ayr 10 Communed 10
Serving At Trinity Sunday, April 25, 2021
Organist: (CR) Julie Lang (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) Lianna Means (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
firstname.lastname@example.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.
Voter’s Meeting: TODAY, Sunday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.
LC Clinic Fundraiser Banquet: This will be held Thursday, April 29 at the Supertel. The deadline for reservations has been extended until April 28. Call the LC Clinic to make reservations if you are able to attend. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. with the meal served at 7:00 p.m.
Youth Confirmation: This morning Garrett and
Jaxsen Walter will be confirmed in Mt. Ayr. We pray for God’s blessings as profess their Christian faith.
Next Sunday Lianna Means, Maylee Riley, Tyler Riley, and Xavier Shady will be confirmed in Creston.
High School Graduate Recognition: Our high school graduate, Jeremy Rutz, will also be honored on May 2 during the 11:00 a.m. reception in Creston.
Changes in Schedule for May 2
Please Note the Changes in Service Times for
Next Sunday, May 2
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
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.
Sun., May 2 No Sunday School in Creston
Sun., May 2 11:00 a.m. Reception for the confirmands and high school graduate in FH (CR)
Mt. Ayr: Garrett Walter, Jaxsen Walter
Creston: Lianna Means, Maylee Riley,
Tyler Riley, and Xavier Shady
2021 High School Graduate