The Seventh Sunday of Easter

Announcements:  May 21, 2023

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church



The Seventh Sunday of Easter on May 21, 2023

Acts 1:12-26         I Peter 4:12-19: 5:6-11


John 17:1-11

The High Priestly Prayer

17 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4 I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.

6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9 I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. 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.



 Prayer List


Jo Ehm (member)

Otto Guiter (grandson of Kathy Parker)

Kent Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

Michael Ellerton (husband of Julie Rutz’s niece)

Roger Kessler (cousin of Marge Scott)

Carrie Baker (Jolene Hinrich’s niece)

Joe Rivera (Julie Lang’s brother-in-law)


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

Members:  Marge Scott, Gene Cook, Charlie Bowman

Dana Scott (friend of the Larsens)

Mark Andresen (nephew of Dennis & Jean Foglesong)

Dick Stream (brother of Cindy Isdahl)

Rev. Leon Hodges (brother of Jean Stoll)

Amy Mills (Julie Rutz’s mother)

Shawn Allen

Ivy Eklund (granddaughter of Bob & Sharon Eklund)

Tara Doolittle (friend of Ken Foglesong)

Kevin Larsen (brother of Mark Larsen)

Grayson Nelson (great-nephew of Storhoffs)

Linda Bowater (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Tony Atkins (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Birdie Jones (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

John Needles (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Anna Needles (friend of Mitzie Cellan)

Paula Godwin (friend of Mitzie Cellan)



Shut-ins: May Carlisle, Clara Buchanan, Virginia Isaacs,

              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)




                            This Week at Trinity


Sun., May 21   Caring for Your Neighbor-Food Pantry 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 MA

                         10:00 am Reception for Graduates in FH (CR)

                         11:00 am         Divine Service/HC (MA)



Mon., May 22    8:30 am Preschool

                         12:30 pm Preschool


Tues., May 23          8:30 am         Preschool

                              12:30 pm         Preschool



Wed., May 24  8:30 am       Preschool

                              12:00 pm          OWLS at McKinley Park-sack lunch

                              12:30 pm       Preschool

                         Graduation for p.m. preschool students this evening                         


Thurs., May 25 8:30 am          Last day of preschool

                            9:45 am       Preschool Chapel

                              12:30 pm       Last day of preschool

                            1:45 pm       Preschool Chapel


Fri., May 26      8:00-12:00      FH (CR) in use by Matura


Sat., May 27      2:00 pm   Baby Shower for Molly Knosp in FH (CR)



Sun., May 28   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 MA & CR

                              11:00 am       Divine Service/HC (MA)



Attendance from Sunday, May 14, 2023

Creston   77  Communed 60                          

Mt. Ayr   13


 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 21,  2023

Accompanists (CR) Julie Lang   (MA) Greg Storhoff

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

Elder of the month for May: (CR) Ed Booth

                                               (MA) Doug Gooding


Finance Team in May: Kevin Kruse & Charlie Bowman


Altar Guild for May: Ed & Tracy 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.



Offerings: Offering are gathered in the back of the church and will be brought forward during the offertory.



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

MATURA Outreach (Food Pantry) is in need of hygiene type items. Shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. Food items are always needed but if we could focus on those items for a few months, that could be extremely helpful. Thanks for the continued support to this community outreach.   Donated items may be placed in the plastic tub, found next to the water cooler,  in the corner of the narthex.  If you have any questions, please speak to Julie Lang.


Early Risers’ Bible Study has suspended meeting  for the summer.  They will resume after Labor Day.

Info for June Calendar Deadline:  Noon on Wed., May 24.  Calendars will be distributed May 28.  You may email info to lhadley@trinitycreston.org

Reception for Graduates TODAY:   Following today’s service in Creston, everyone is invited to come down to the fellowship hall to honor our high school graduates.  May God bless all graduates.


OWLS will meet at 12:00 on Wednesday, May 24, at McKinley Park, weather permitting.   If the weather is bad they will meet in the FH (CR).  Bring a sack lunch.



It’s A Girl!

Join us for a baby shower honoring Molly Knosp (Pastor and Julie’s daughter) this coming Saturday, May 27 at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall in Creston.  All women and young ladies of the congregation are welcome. Molly and John’s baby is due in September.  Molly is registered at Target and on Amazon. Bring a package of diapers and be entered in a drawing for a special prize!



VBS Planning Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. in Creston’s fellowship hall.


Fish Fry/Potluck will be at 6:00 p.m. on Sun., June 4  to kick off the summer’s Food & Fellowship Nights.  Fish will be provided.  Bring a potluck side dish.  You may want to bring your lawn chairs, too.


VBS will be June 21-22-23 in Creston from 6-8 p.m.  The theme will be “God’s Living Water.”  Please prayerfully consider how you may be able to help with this mission.   A sign up sheet will be available soon. 


Outdoor service will be held in Creston on Sun. June 25 with a lunch following the service.  Watch for more lunch details in future announcements.