Thursday, April 27, 2017

Announcements

April 30, 2017

 

Thanks and Praise - The Lord has blessed St. John’s and Trinity with a new Pastor. Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell was assigned on Tuesday evening from the Fort Wayne Seminary. Let’s welcome him and his wife Hannah with cards of congratulations. There address is: Thomas and Hannah Cowell and daughter, Penelope at 5543 North Clinton St., Fort Wayne, Indiana  46825.   As we continue to move forward and get more information we will pass it along to you.

 

Kids of the Kingdom – Another year of preschool has come and gone and with that I would like to say thank you. Thank you to the members of St. John’s for your continued support and generosity. Also, thanks to the preschool Board for all the hard work you put into our fundraising events. Thanks you to Mrs. Shipler for all the “Little” things you do daily to help keep things running smoothly. Last but not least thanks to Mrs. Haase for another FUN year of being by my side through it all !  Thank you so much  Blessings!   Jessie Parsons, Teacher

 

Thank you to everyone who purchased an Easter Lily for the church to use during the Easter season. Please feel free to take your plant home and transplant it in your yard.

 

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Registration is still open for all 3, 4 and 5 year olds for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of a child that would like to come, please pick up registration forms in the church office or call Jessie Parsons at 515-320-0501

 

Stewardship Corner - Money is sometimes like drugs.  It can be useful, or it may be harmful to us.   It has a dual nature because it is going to depend on what we do with money and also what money does to us.  There are many positive uses for money such as helping our families, feeding and clothing those in need, supporting the work of the church, and extending God’s kingdom.  However, we can love money, hoard it, misuse its power, and spend it foolishly on selfish indulgences.  Money can become so overly important that it becomes an idol.  Jesus tells us that we “cannot serve God and money” (Matthew 6:24).  The Apostle John tells us, “Do not love the world or the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15).  With God’s help, we will be able to keep money in its proper perspective.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (April 30, 2017-May 7, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                        

Thursday         1:30   pm       LWML Ladies Aid                                                                                 

Sunday           8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)                                                                

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/ Confirmation Class

 

Greeters Next Week:           Nicolle Marlow, Bailey, Elyssa & Peyton  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for April:              * Don Madsen, Ken McFarland and Wendell Christensen Jr.

Elder for April:                   Jeff Schutjer

                       

Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation next year:

      Sunday, Day 183:           Job 23-25; Acts 10:24-48                       

      Monday, Day 184:          Job 26-28; Acts 11       

      Tuesday, Day 185:          Job 29-30; Acts 12       

      Wednesday, Day 186:    Job 31-32; Acts 13:1-23

      Thursday, Day 187:         Job 33-34; Acts 13:24-52

      Friday, Day 188:             Job 35-37; Acts 14

      Saturday, Day 189:         Job 38-39; Acts 15:22-41

 

Note: Pastor Russ Reimers cell number is 507-236-6659.  If you need Pastoral Care, please contact an Elder, the office (924-3344) or Rev. Reimers.

                                                                                   

 

 


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Announcements

April 23, 2017

Greeters Today:     Bud and Mary Lou Marlow

Prayer Requests…  Continual Prayers:  Karen Karels 

                                …  Hospitalized:  Short Eimers

                                … Seminary Call Day:  Placing of New Pastors

                                … Condolences to the family of Jerry Welle, husband of Roseanne Gifford-Welle

                               

Birthdays for the Week    Joshua & Justin Culbertson (24th); Emma Hutchinson (35th); Vicki Briggs (26th);

                                       Aaron Bixby, Galen Gordon, Shelley Haase (28th).

                                                                        Please notify the church office of any corrections                               

 

The Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be held immediately following the service today.

 

Call Day – Watch it online! 

Ft Wayne callday at     http://callday.ctsfw.edu    Tuesday, April 25th at 7 p.m. CDT

St. Louis callday at      http://callday.csl.edu         Wednesday, April 26th at 7 p.m. CDT. 

 

Call Watch – Plans are being made to hold an online Call Watch at Trinity Lutheran Church for the placement of our new pastor.  The date and time will be announced on Sunday when we find out which Seminary the placement will come.  We encourage all to attend and be a part of this process.

 

Cards can reach Short Eimers at the Kossuth Regional Hospital.  He will be there a few days for therapy before returning home.

 

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Registration is now open for all 3, 4 and 5 year olds for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of a child that would like to come, please pick up registration forms in the church office or call Jessie Parsons at 515-320-0501

 

Retirement Party for Vickie Madsen will be held on April 29th at the Burt Activity Complex from 2-4 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!

 

Building Healthy FamiliesWives, want to build up your marriage?  Stop and think about your husband’s gifts. (No, not the ones he gave you for your birthday!) What are his talents? What are his spiritual gifts? What does he love to do? What are his accomplishments? Recognize them, name them, and communicate your respect for them . . . to him and to others. It’s one way to build a great relationship! Lutheran Family Service

 

Open House 50th Anniversary Celebration is being held for JD and Mary Andrews on today (April 23rd ) from 2-4 at the Garner Methodist Church.  Friends and Family may shower them with cards to celebrate at PO Box 105, Garner, Iowa 50438.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (April 23, 2017-April 30, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                                    

                        9:00   am       Voter’s Meeting

Tuesday          9:00   am       Preschool

                        7:00   pm       Call Day at Fort Wayne Seminary (CDT)                                          

Wednesday    9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Religion School Bible Bowl & Pizza Party (Last Session)

                        7:00   pm       Call Day at St. Louis Seminary (CDT)                                               
Thursday         9:00   am       Preschool                                                                                  

Friday              9:00   am       Preschool (Make-up day)

Sunday           8:00   am       Service                                                                                      

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/ Confirmation Class

 

Greeters Next Week:           Jerry and Betty Koestler  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for April:              * Don Madsen, Ken McFarland and Wendell Christensen Jr.

Elder for April:                   Jeff Schutjer

                       

Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation next year:

      Sunday, Day 176:           Job 4-6: Acts 7:30-43                 

      Monday, Day 177:          Job 7-9; Acts 7:5-60     

      Tuesday, Day 178:          Job 10-12; Acts 8:1-25 

      Wednesday, Day 179:     Job 13-15; Acts 8:26-40          

      Thursday, Day 180:         Job 16-18; Acts 9:1-22 

      Friday, Day 181:             Job 19-20; Acts 9:23-43

      Saturday, Day 182:         Job 21-22; Acts 10:1-23

 

Note: Pastor Russ Reimers cell number is 507-236-6659.  If you need Pastoral Care, please contact an Elder, the office (924-3344) or Rev. Reimers.

                                                                                   

 

 

 

 


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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Announcements

April 16, 2017

 

 

LYF Breakfast – Come join us for Rolls and Coffee/Juice following today’s service in the church basement. 

 

The Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be held on April 23rd following the service.

 

Call DayWatch it online!  Join us at St. Louis http://callday.csl.edu to take part in the Call Day activities on Wednesday, April 26th at 7 p.m. CDT. Also join us at Ft Wayne for callday at http://callday.ctsfw.edu on Tuesday, April 25th

 

LWML Zone Rally will be held on Thursday, April 20th at Zion Lutheran Church in LuVerne at 4:30 p.m. Contact Janice Schealler (924-3424) if you have any questions.

 

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Registration is now open for all 3, 4 and 5 year olds for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of a child that would like to come, please pick up registration forms in the church office or call Jessie Parsons at 515-320-0501

 

Retirement Party for Vickie Madsen will be held on April 29th at the Burt Activity Center from 2-4 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!

 

Bridal Shower – April 22nd from 8 a.m. until noon will be the “Pampered Chef” Bridal Shower for Natalie Kelly, bride-to-be of Jacob Christensen. Location is the Water Edge Nature Center (Smith Lake). You can choose a Pampered Chef gift for Natalie and Jacob.  If you are unable to attend or have any questions, the Pampered Chef contact person is Lori Shahidi at 515-291-8674.

 

 

Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting and Basket Auction will be held on Saturday, April 22nd.  Kitty and Lynn Bierstedt have volunteered to be our Congregational Delegate for that meeting.

 

Building Healthy FamiliesBold words for us to recall today when we are worried or overwhelmed with life’s challenges and temptations: “Know ye then- sin, death, devil, and everything that assails me- that you are missing the mark. I am not one of those who are afraid of you. For Christ, my dear Lord, has presented to me that triumph and victory of his by which you were laid low. And from this very gift of His I derive my name and am called a Christian. There is no other reason. My sin and death hung about His neck on Good Friday, but on the day of Easter they had completely disappeared. This victory He has bestowed on me. This is why I do not worry about you.” (Luther’s Easter Sermon, 1530)

 

Open House 50th Anniversary Celebration is being held for JD and Mary Andrews on Sunday April 23rd from 2-4 at the Garner Methodist Church.  Friends and Family may shower them with cards to celebrate at PO Box 105, Garner, Iowa 50438.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (April 16, 2017-April 23, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Resurrection Service  (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       LYF Breakfast                                                                            

Tuesday          9:00   am       Preschool                                                                                  

Wednesday    9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Religion School Snack

                        4:30   pm       Religion School
Thursday         9:00   am       Preschool                                                                                  

Friday              9:00   am       Preschool (Make-up day)

Saturday         8-12  noon   Bridal Shower for Jacob Christensen and  Natalie  Kelly at Watersedge.     

                                             Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting

Sunday           8:00   am       Service                                                                                      

                        9:00   am       Voter’s Meeting

                       

Greeters Next Week:           Bud and Mary Lou Marlow  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for April:              * Don Madsen, Ken McFarland and Wendell Christensen Jr.

Elder for April:                   Jeff Schutjer

 

Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation next year:

      Sunday, Day 169:              Nehemiah 7-8; Acts 3              

      Monday, Day 170:            Nehemiah 9-11; Acts 4:1-22

      Tuesday, Day 171:            Nehemiah 12-13; Acts 4:23-37

      Wednesday, Day 172:       Esther 1-3; Acts 5:1-16

      Thursday, Day 173:           Esther 4-6; Acts 5:17-42

      Friday, Day 174:                Esther 7-10; Acts 6

      Saturday, Day 175:           Job 1-3; Acts 7:1-19

 

Note: Pastor Russ Reimers cell number is 507-236-6659.  If you need Pastoral Care, please contact an Elder, the office (924-3344) or Rev. Reimers.

 

                                                                                    ~~~~~

 

HOLY SPIRIT, WORKING IN WORD AND SACRAMENT, CREATES AND SUSTAINS FAITH.    

     “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was

       raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life”

 


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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Announcements

April 9, 2017

 

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held immediately following the service today.  The Voter’s Meeting will be held on April 23rd

 

LYF Group is ask to meet at the church on Saturday morning April 15th at 8:30 a.m. to set up for the Easter Breakfast.

 

Lenten Services:  Maundy Thursday Service with Communion on April 13th with Pastor Hauan of Trinity at 6:30 p.m. and Good Friday Service will be April 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Schlund of Trinity. Easter Resurrection Service with Communion will be at 8:00 a.m. with Holy Communion being celebrated.  Rolls and Coffee/juice will be served following the service by the LYF Group. There will be one service on Easter and No Sunday School.

 

LWML Zone Rally will be held on Thursday, April 20th at Zion Lutheran Church in LuVerne at 4:30 p.m. Contact Janice Schealler (924-3424) if you have any questions.

 

Easter Lily –  If you would like to purchase a Easter Lily for the church to use on Easter morning, please sign up on the sheet located on the table at the back of the church. The cost is $13 per plant and you may pay Cheryl Batt by today. Feel free to take your plant home after Easter service.

 

Call DayWatch it online!  Join us at St. Louis http://callday.csl.edu to take part in the Call Day activities on Wednesday, April 26th at 7 p.m. CDT. Also join us at Ft Wayne for callday at http://callday.ctsfw.edu on Tuesday, April 25th

 

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Registration is now open for all 3, 4 and 5 year olds for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of a child that would like to come, please pick up registration forms in the church office or call Jessie Parsons at 515-320-0501

 

Bridal Shower – April 22nd from 8 a.m. until noon will be the “Pampered Chef” Bridal Shower for Natalie Kelly, bride-to-be of Jacob Christensen. Location is the Water Edge Nature Center (Smith Lake). You can choose a Pampered Chef gift for Natalie and Jacob.  If you are unable to attend or have any questions, the Pampered Chef contact person is Lori Shahidi at 515-291-8674.

 

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Support Group will be having speaker Greg Wood from the Alzheimer’s Association on April 13th from 3-4 p.m. Greg will be presenting a program on “Healthy Habits for Your Brian and Body”. The presentation will be held in the dining room at Van Buren Terrace in Algona. Any questions, please call Heather 295-24-14 or Sandy 395-3300.

 

Easter in Lone Rock  will be held on Saturday, April 15th.  Come for Egg Coloring and Games at 9:30 a.m. at the Fire Station, an Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. in the park and at 10:30 a.m. at the Fire Station prizes will be given out.   Sponsored by the Lone Rock Community Club.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (April 9, 2017-April 16, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Palm Sunday Service

                        9:00   am       Quarterly Council Meeting

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                        

Tuesday          9:00   am       Preschool                                                                                  

Wednesday    9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Religion School Snack

                        4:30   pm       Religion School
Thursday         9:00   am       Preschool          

                        6:30   pm       Maundy Thursday Service (Holy Communion)

Friday              9:00   am       Preschool (Make-up day)

                        6:30   pm       Good Friday Service

Sunday           8:00   am       Resurrection Service  (Holy Communion)                                          

                        9:00   am       LYF Rolls and Coffee in Basement  

                       

Greeters Next Week:         Bev Skadburg

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz  

Ushers for April:              * Don Madsen, Ken McFarland and Wendell Christensen Jr.

Elder for April:                   Jeff Schutjer

 

Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation next year:

 

      Sunday, Day 162:          2 Chronicles 34-36; John 19:1-22

      Monday, Day 163:        Ezra 1-2; John 19:23-42

      Tuesday, Day 164:        Ezra 3-5; John 20

      Wednesday, Day 165:  Ezra 6-8; John 21

      Thursday, Day 166:       Ezra 9-10; Acts 1

      Friday, Day 167:            Nehemiah 1-3; Acts 2:1-13

      Saturday, Day 168:       Nehemiah 4-6; Acts 2:14-47

 

Note: Pastor Russ Reimers cell number is 507-236-6659.  If you need Pastoral Care, please contact an Elder, the office (924-3344) or Rev. Reimers.

 


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Announcements

April 2, 2017

 

Lenten Services:  The last Lenten service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service with Communion on April 13th with Pastor Hauan of Trinity at 6:30 p.m. and Good Friday Service will be April 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Schlund of Trinity. Easter Resurrection Service with Communion will be at 8:00 a.m. with Rolls and Coffee/juice served following by the LYF Group. There will only be one service on Easter & no Sunday School that day.

 

Easter Lily –  If you would like to purchase a Easter Lily for the church to use on Easter morning, please sign up on the sheet located on the table at the back of the church. The cost is $13 per plant and you may pay Cheryl Batt by Sunday, April 9th. Feel free to take your plant home after Easter service.

 

LWML World Day of Prayer will be held here at St. John’s on Thursday, April 6th at 1:30 p.m. with Mary Gifford in charge of the program.  Lunch will be served by Mary Shipler-Oleson.  Everyone is invited to attend! 

 

Thank You to all who donated baked goods, gave monetary donations and for purchasing  items at our recent bake sale fundraiser!  Your generosity is very much appreciated! Also a big thank you to the Thrivent Action Team for all their baked donations.   The Preschool Staff and Board

 

Call DayWatch it online!  Join us at St. Louis http://callday.csl.edu to take part in the Call Day activities on Wednesday, April 26th at 7 p.m. CDT. Also join us at Ft Wayne for callday at http://callday.ctsfw.edu on Tuesday, April 25th

 

Bridal Shower – April 22nd from 8 a.m. until noon will be the “Pampered Chef” Bridal Shower for Natalie Kelly, bride-to-be of Jacob Christensen. Location is the Water Edge Nature Center (Smith Lake). You can choose a Pampered Chef gift for Natalie and Jacob.  If you are unable to attend or have any questions, the Pampered Chef contact person is Lori Shahidi at 515-291-8674.

 

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held next Sunday April 9th following the service.  The Voter’s Meeting will be held on April 23rd because of Easter Sunday. 

 

Building Healthy Families:   With apologies to the 1970’s movie Love Story, love means you do occasionally have to say you’re sorry! Be willing to accept your own mistakes, recognize and admit it when you have hurt someone, and apologize. Your children will learn how to do this in their own lives (or not) by watching the example you set. Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.” (James 5:16).    Lutheran Family Service

 

Easter in Lone Rock  will be held on Saturday, April 15th.  Come for Egg Coloring and Games at 9:30 a.m. at the Fire Station, an Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. in the park and at 10:30 a.m. at the Fire Station prizes will be given out.   Sponsored by the Lone Rock Community Club.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (April 2, 2017-April 9, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                        

Tuesday          9:00   am       Preschool                                                                                  

Wednesday    9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Religion School Snack

                        4:30   pm       Religion School
Thursday         9:00   am       Preschool          

                        1:30   pm       LWML World Day of Prayer

                        6:30  pm      Lenten Service

Sunday           8:00   am       Palm Sunday Service 

                        9:00   am       Quarterly Council Meeting                                                      

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class  

 

Greeters Next Week:         Darrel and Mary Schmidt

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for April:              * Don Madsen, Ken McFarland and Wendell Christensen Jr.

Elder for April:                   Jeff Schutjer

 

Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation next year:

 

      Sunday, Day 155:          2 Chronicles 13-16: John 14

      Monday, Day 156:        2 Chronicles 17-19: John 15

      Tuesday, Day 157:        2 Chronicles 20-22; John 16:1-15

      Wednesday, Day 158:  2 Chronicles 23-25 John 16:16-33

      Thursday, Day 159:       2 Chronicles 26-28; John 17

      Friday, Day 160:            2 Chronicles 29-31; John 18-1-23

      Saturday, Day 161:       2 Chronicles 32-33 John 18-24-40

 

Note: Pastor Russ Reimers cell number is 507-236-6659.  If you need Pastoral Care, please contact an Elder, the office (924-3344) or Rev. Reimers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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