The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Announcements: May 12, 2024

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church


The Seventh Sunday of Easter  on May 12,  2024

Acts 1:12-26

I John 5:9-15


John 17:11-19

11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.[a] 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them[b] in the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself,[c] that they also may be sanctified[d] in truth.


                                    This Week at Trinity 

Sun., May 12   Mother’s Day

                          8:00 am   Bible Class in Creston 

                          9:00 am   Divine Service/HC in Creston

                        10:00 am   Trustees Meeting in FH (CR)

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

                        10:00 am   Sunday School in Creston

                        11:00 am   Divine Service in Mt. Ayr


Mon., May 13   8:30 am   Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool



Tues., May 14   7:00 am   Early Risers Bible Study

                          8:30 am   Preschool

                       12:30 pm   Preschool

                          5:00 pm   Bible Study in Mt. Ayr (rescheduled from

                                          last week)

                          7:00 pm   Elders’ Meeting (rescheduled from last week)


Wed., May 15   8:30 am   Preschool

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

                          1:30 pm   Naomi Circle (rescheduled from last week)

                          6:30 pm   Board Meetings in FH (CR)

                          7:00 pm   Council Meeting in FH (CR)


Thurs., May 16  8:30 am   Preschool

                           9:45 am   Preschool Chapel

                        12:30 pm   Preschool

                          1:45 pm   Preschool Chapel


Sat., May 18      1:00-5:00 pm  FH (CR) in use



Sun., May 19      Pentecost Sunday

                           Holy Communion in both services

                           8:00 am   Bible Class in Creston 

                           9:00 am   Divine Service/HC in Creston

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

                        10:00 am   Sunday School in Creston

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

                          6:00 pm   Food & Fellowship in Creston



Prayer List


Larry Shimono (member)

Jo Ehm (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Melissa Starmer

Dannie Stephens

Lynn Shawley (mother of Deron Shawley)

Owen Tracy (friend of Deb Melzer)

Bob Sickels (father of Mike Sickels)

Tyson Stuart



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

Mark Andresen (nephew of Dennis & Jean Foglesong)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl)

Kevin Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

John Needles (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Anna Needles (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Marshall & Beverly Fulks (friends of Cooks)

Alice Melzer (sister-in-law of Deb Melzer)

Tom Thompson (friend of Bullocks)

Martin Herzberg (son of Bruce and Beth Herzberg)

Corene Walter



Shut-ins: Clara Buchanan, Virginia Isaacs



 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 James and Angela Sharp and Family (Uruguay)

Pastor Stephen and Maggie Oliver and Family (Taiwan)

Life Care Clinic, (Stuart, Creston & Atlantic)

Trinity Preschool (Creston)



Attendance from last Sunday,  May 5, 2024

Creston 84

Mt. Ayr 10 Communed 9


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, May 12,  2024

Accompanists (CR)  Julie Lang     (MA) Greg Storhoff                                      

Ushers in May: (CR) Ed Booth, Rick Hadley, Karl Peterson


Acolytes:  Wyatt Swanson  and Elliott Ross

Elder of the month for May:   (CR) Karl Peterson

                                                  (MA) Doug Gooding


Finance Team in May: Kevin Kruse & Charlie Bowman

Altar Guild for May:  Tracy & Ed Booth



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.


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

IOWAY can use your help!  As many of you know, the Minden, Iowa, area  (just east of Council Bluffs/Omaha) has significant damage after the storms and tornadoes on Friday, April 26.  There are several ways to reach out and assist. 

Prayer – for Minden, it’s surrounding area, the people at St. John Lutheran, Honey Creek who are the base LCMS support congregation in the area, and anyone impacted by the storms.

Financially – currently, the surrounding communities have been overwhelmingly gracious with tangible items (food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, clothing, etc). The current financial need is to help people in this moment and in rebuilding their lives.  Please send any financial donations to IOWAY through Iowa District West (check preferred if possible, memo line Minden 2024).

LERT (Lutheran Early Response Team) -  please register on the website ( https://www.lcms-lert.org/) which is where all communication will come through for trainings/refreshers and deployments. 

Trustees’ Mtg.   Today at 10:00 a.m. in FH (CR).

Elder’s Mtg.  7:00pm on Tues., May 14 (rescheduled from last week)

Other Boards  6:30pm on Wed., May 15 in FH.

Council Meeting 7:00pm on Wed., May 15 in FH

Naomi Circle will meet this Wednesday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m. in Creston’s FH.   Bible study will be from the Spring Quarterly p. 16, “Baptized, Equipped, Serving.  Copies of the Quarterly are on the shelf in the narthex.

Fellowship Rental:  Creston’s Fellowship Hall will be in use Sat., May 18 from 1:00-5:00.


Pentecost Sunday is next Sunday, May 19.  Holy Communion will be in both services for this festival Sunday.

VBS Dates:   Tuesday June 18-Friday June 21 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Trinity in Creston. The theme for this year is “Celebrate Jesus”.  A sign up sheet for helpers is on the table in the narthex.  All help will be greatly appreciated.

New Camera System:  A new camera system has been purchased, installed and is being tried out for the first time today.  Thank you for your patience during this transition.   If you made a pledge to this project and haven’t turned in the pledge yet, you are asked to place your pledge in the offering plate soon and mark the envelope that it’s for the camera.   Thank you for helping to provide livestreamed services for those who are not able to attend in person services.  Services will also be posted on the church website as recorded services later in the day.  

FOR SALE: Fellowship hall tables, 30” x 96” tables.

Only the tables found on the storage cart. $25 each.

Questions?  Talk to Rick Hadley, chair of trustees.

Building Healthy Families: A Mother’s Love - Scripture is full of references to mothers and their unique qualities. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 isn’t typically thought of as one of them but think of mothers you know who are living examples of the high calling of love described here: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. Happy Mother’s Day to all women who so lovingly care for their children and others. (P.S. Call your mother!) Lutheran Family Service www.LutheranFamilyService.org