For Trinity Sunday on May 30, 2021

Isaiah 6:1-8 Acts 2:14a, 22-36

John 3:1-17

1Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. 2 This man came to Jesus[a] by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again[b] he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.[c] 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You[d] must be born again.’ 8 The wind[e] blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9 Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you[f] do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.[g] 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.[h]

16 “For God so loved the world,[i] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

This Week at Trinity

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 and


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

Mon., May 31 Memorial Day

Tues., June 1 6:30 pm Rachel Circle in FH (CR)

6:30 pm Bible Study in Mt. Ayr

Wed., June 2 6:00 pm Elders’ Meeting in FH (CR)

Sat., June 5 10:00 am-4:00 pm Fellowship Hall (CR) in

use by Kruse family

Sun., June 6 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 Mt. Ayr and


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

Preschool Board meeting moved to Wed., June 16

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, 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

Dayna Decker (mother of Joy Brown)

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)

Thanksgiving: Birth of Gabe William Wardenburg at 12:56 a.m.

on May 26, son of Dane & Jordan Wardenburg of Sioux Falls, SD

and grandson of Phil & Anita Wardenburg.

Phone Numbers for Pastor Rutz

To reach Pastor Rutz phone the church office at

(641-782-5095) Ext. 3

Pastor’s email is:


You may reach Pastor at 712-621-5971 (cell)

Email Address for the Office Assistant


When you have announcements that need to be included in the weekly announcements, please turn them in by noon on Wednesdays.

Attendance: From Sunday on May 23, 2021

Creston 70 Communed 57

Mt. Ayr 17 Communed 17

Serving At Trinity Sunday, May 30, 2021

Organist: (CR) Julie Lang (MA) Melody Stoner

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) Tyler Riley (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.

Elders will meet on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall in Creston.

Trinity’s Annual Fish Fry Sunday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m. in Trinity Creston’s fellowship hall. Bring a potluck side dish to share. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Preschool Board Meeting for June has been rescheduled. They will now be meeting on Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Vacation Bible School will be held on Saturday, June 26 from 9:30 a.m. –3:00 p.m. in Creston. All children ages 3-12 are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided. There are invitation/registration forms available in the narthex. If you have children of your own or know children to invite, please take one or more sheets to share.

The theme is “God’s Wonder Lab.” A science lab is full of fascinating things that help explain how things are possible. In Jesus’ ministry, He did things that cannot be explained. He turned water into wine, walked on water, and His greatest miracle of all was dying on the cross and rising from the dead for our salvation. Discover that Jesus does the impossible for us at CPH’s 2021 VBS, God’s Wonder Lab!

Outdoor Service on Sunday, June 27 10:00 a.m. in Creston No service will be held in Mt. Ayr that day. Bring your lawn chairs. Invite a friend. A potluck meal for will follow the service.


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.