The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Announcements: May 15, 2022

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

For the Fifth Sunday of Easter on May 15, 2022

Acts 11:1-18 Revelation 21:1-7 John 16:12-22 or John 13:31-35

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14 He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15 All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.

16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., May 15 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 CR & MA

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

Mon, May 16 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., May 17 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

6:00 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., May 18 8:30 am Preschool

Pastor at Circuit Pastors Mtg. in Clarinda

12:30 pm Preschool

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

6:00 pm Board Mtgs. in the FH (CR)

7:00 pm Council Mtg. in FH (CR)

Thurs., May 19 8:30 am Preschool

9:45 am Preschool Chapel

12:30 pm Preschool

1:45 pm Preschool Chapel

Sat., May 21 2:00-8:00 FH (CR) reserved by Joy Brown

Sun., May 22 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 Graduation Reception in Creston

10:00 am Fellowship Time in MA

11:00 am Divine Service in Mt. Ayr

11:00-on FH (CR) in use by Foglesong family

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: Pat Barkalow, Cindy Isdahl, Alexis Swanson

Rev. Dave Ericksen

Dana Scott (friend of the Larsens)

Grayson Nelson (infant great-nephew of the Storhoffs)

Mark Andresen (nephew of Dennis & Jean Foglesong)

Harriet Kendrick, infant

Rev. Michael Breach (son-in-law of Langs)

Larry Mark (friend of Langs)

Maggie Dory

Bonnie Wissink (mother of Vicki Sickels)

Dennis Page (friend of Bullocks)

Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Bertha Jensen, Clara Buchanan,

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)

Condolences: We remember the Kaufman family at the passing

of Mindy’s father, Virgil Smith, of Cooksville, Illinois. He died

on May 10.

Attendance from May 8, 2022

Creston 65 Communed 53

Mt. Ayr 16

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 15, 2022

Organists (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Greg Storhoff

Acolyte (CR) Wyatt Swanson

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

Elders on Duty in May: (CR) Ed Booth (MA) Doug Gooding

Finance Team in May: Charlie Bowman & Ed Booth

Altar Guild for May: Ed & Tracy Booth


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.

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.

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.

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.

Preschool Endowment Fund: At the end of today’s service in Creston, Bill Magers will speak about the Preschool Endowment Fund.

Early Risers will not meet the rest of May through August. They will resume sometime in September.

Board Meetings: Wednesday, May 18: 6:00 p.m.

Council Meeting: Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Both will be held in the FH in Creston.

Graduation Reception: Trinity’s board of education will host a reception for member Kate Foglesong, next Sunday, May 22, during the fellowship time in Creston. Kate will be graduating from Creston High School that afternoon.

Correction for OWLS: They will meet at noon on Wednesday, May 25 at McKinley Park, by the bear, weather permitting. If weather is bad they will meet in the FH. Bring a sack lunch. The May calendar had them listed as also meeting on the 26th but that was a misprint.

ITS FISH FRY TIME! The Annual Trinity Fish Fry/Potluck will be Sunday June 5 with serving beginning at 6pm. Feel free to bring a hot dish, salad, dessert, beverage (if other than tea, coffee, or water) or whatever you feel will be a great addition to the feast!! This evert will also kick off our Food and Fellowship Sundays to be held the 1st and 3rd Sundays through September.(Good chance we will wrap up with a Fall Fish Fry on Sunday September 17).

VBS Save the Date! VBS is being planned for Tuesday-Thursday, June 21-23 from 5:30-7:30 with a light supper served each night. Please be thinking about how you might help this year! More details to come!

2021 Baby Bottle Boomerang : The Life Care Clinic in Creston is one of our on-going mission projects. From May 8-June 19 the annual Baby Bottle Boomerang project is being held. If you are able to help with this project, please pick up a baby bottle on your way out of church today. They may be found in a basket in the narthex. Fill the bottle with what you are able to share and return it on Father’s Day, June 19. The proceeds will be used for items in the Baby Boutique at the clinic.

Christian Care Fund: The balance as of 4/23/22 is $1971.02.

150th Anniversary: Salem Lutheran Church, Creston, will be celebrating their 150th Anniversary on June 12. They sent Trinity an invitation. It is on the table in the narthex.

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!