For Pentecost Sunday on May 23, 2021

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Acts 2:1-21

John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

4 But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you. “I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7 Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10 concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11 concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.

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.

This Week at Trinity

Sun., May 23 Pentecost Sunday H/C in both services

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 Mt. Ayr and Creston

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

Mon., May 24 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Tues., May 25 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

6:00 pm Matura Board Mtg. in FH (CR)

Wed., May 26 8:30 am Preschool

12:00 pm OWLS at Pizza Ranch

12:30 pm Preschool

Thurs., May 27 8:30 am Preschool

12:30 pm Preschool

Sun., May 30 Trinity Sunday H/C in both services

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 Mt. Ayr Creston

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

Mon., May 31 Memorial Day

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, Pat Stream, and Cindy Isdahl

Donna Bowman

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, Mona Quee, Jean Stoll,

Linda Schroeder

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)

Condolences: We pray for Phil Burmeister and family at the

passing of his wife, Marie. Marie passed away on May 15.

Attendance: From Sunday on May 16, 2021

Creston 47

Mt. Ayr 12 Communed 12

Serving At Trinity Sunday, May 23, 2021

Organist: (CR) Sharon Eklund (MA) Greg Storhoff

Ushers in May: (CR) Karl Peterson, Ed Booth, Randy Ehm, Dennis Brown

Elders on Duty in May: (MA) Greg Storhoff

(CR) Karl Peterson

Acolyte: (CR) Lianna Means (MA) Garrett or Jaxsen Walter

Finance Team in May: Ed Booth and 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.

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.

We Welcome New Members: We welcome Mike Swanson and Deron & Nicole Shawley along with their sons Charlie and William to be received into membership at Trinity.

BATHROOM PROJECT On April 25, 2021 the Voter’s Assembly approved the next step for the Upstairs Bathroom Project. Counting pledges received, cash donations received, the Building Fund and various memorial funds we have sufficient funds ($62,000) to proceed with the project.

The Voter’s authorized the architect to develop plans and specifications so that we can request bids from contractors. You may now begin to fulfill your pledges. Thank you.

Graduates: Congratulations to Jeremy Rutz, who will be graduating this afternoon from Creston High School and to Allison Hadley, who recently graduated from ISU and will be teaching 3rd grade this fall in Cambridge, IA which is part of the Ballard School District.

Correction to May calendar: Preschool will still be in session this week to meet the number of required school days for the year.

Upcoming Dates to Note

More details TBA in future weeks.

Sunday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. Trinity’s Annual Fish Fry with potluck side dishes at fellowship hall in Creston

Preschool Board Members: Stay tuned. Your 5:00 June 13 meeting may need to change times. That decision has not been made yet.

Saturday, June 26 9:30 a.m. –3:00 p.m. Vacation Bible School in Creston One day only.

Sunday, June 27 Outdoor Service in Creston

Time and more details to be announced.


2021 Baby Bottle Boomerang : The Life Care Clinic in Creston is one of our on-going mission projects. From May 9-June 20 the annual Baby Bottle Boomerang project will be 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 20. The proceeds will be used for items in the Baby Boutique at the clinic.