For Easter Sunday on April 4, 2021

Isaiah 25:6-9

I Corinthians 5:1-11

Mark 16:1-8

The Resurrection

1 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., Apr. 4 Easter Sunday/Holy Communion at both services

Please note the change in schedule for Easter Sunday.

7:00 am Divine Service/HC in Creston

8:00 am Breakfast in Creston

Following the breakfast in Creston– Easter Egg hunt for the children

9:00 am Breakfast in Mt. Ayr

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

Preschool Board Mtg. has been moved to Apr. 11

Mon., Apr. 5 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., Apr. 6 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

6:30 pm Rachel Circle in FH (CR)

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., Apr. 7 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

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

6:00 pm Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)

7:00 pm Youth Confirmation Class (CR)

Thurs., Apr. 8 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Sun., Apr. 11 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 in Mt. Ayr

5:00 pm Preschool Board Meeting in Creston

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)


From Palm Sunday on March 28, 2021

Creston 64 Communed 54

Mt. Ayr 22 Communed 17

Serving At Trinity Sunday, April 4, 2021

Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund & 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) Tyler Riley (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Crucifer: Xavier Shady

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 Portals of Prayer for April-June are available in the back of the church as you leave the service today.

Used Portals of Prayer can be placed in the box located below the mailboxes in the Narthex. These will be distributed free next summer by the LLL at the Iowa State Fair. There is a big demand for these. Thank you.

Easter Breakfast: After the Divine Service in Creston a breakfast will be served by the Trinity Youth Group in the fellowship hall. A freewill donations basket will be available and the funds will be used toward their 2022 trip to the National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX as well as other future gatherings and activities in the future.

Easter Egg Hunt: Weather permitting, after the Easter Breakfast, an Easter Egg Hunt will be held for the children. The Board of Education is sponsoring this event.

New Bible Study! We will be diving into the book of Hebrews starting Tuesday April 6th at 6:30pm in Mount Ayr and Sunday April 11th at 8:00am in Creston. 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.

Elders will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7 in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Preschool Board Meeting: Moved to next Sunday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Note from the Dorys: Maggie & Dave Dory sent a message to the members of Trinity. A copy of it may be found on the table in the narthex for all to read.

Cub/Jr. Hi/Youth Weeks Scholarships for Camp Okoboji: Camp Okoboji’s Auxiliary will grant 6 full scholarships for kids in gr. 3-12 to attend summer camp. Applications forms are available in the narthex and are due at Camp Okoboji by April 8. The recipients will be selected at an Apr. 9 meeting and notified the following week. For more information about camp dates for the different age groups go to www.campokoboji.org

Annual LC 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.

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!