Thursday, June 22, 2017

Announcements

June 25, 2017

 

Church Time for next week will stay the same at 8:00 a.m. Discussion on the time change will be made by the new Pastor and the Church Council in the next few weeks.

 

Heartfelt Thank You!!  Coffee and Rolls will be served following the church service on Sunday, June 25th in Honor of Rev. Russell Reimers and family.  Special thanks to him for the many trips to Burt to serve us this past year.  

 

Ordination/Installation for Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell will be held today at 4:00 p.m. here at St. John’s with lunch served following the service. Please, plan to attend!!

 

Parish Messenger Articles for July/August Edition is due to Linda Kerkove today.

 

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again having a ‘Cobbler and Ice Cream Social’ at the Burt Summer Celebration, July 8.  Rather than have the congregation bake for us we are asking for monetary donations for ingredients, so we can do the baking for you!  This fund raiser is another important way we can keep our St. John’s preschool available to the students.  Any amount is appreciated and you can give it to any Board member.  Thank you in advance!    Kids of the Kingdom Board and Staff

 

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 following the service. The Voter’s Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 following that service.

 

Thank You St. John’s from Camp Okoboji for the $800 Contribution given to the Camp for our Annual Funds.

 

Spry Family Benefit – On July 15th the Brian Spry Family encountered a fire, which caused extensive damage to their home and they are unable to live  there at this time.  Brian is the Burt EMS Director and a member of the Burt Fire Dept. and Algona Ambulance.  On June 25 (today) the Burt Fire and Responders are holding a Benefit Luncheon for them! This will be held at the Burt Fire Station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Serving: Pork Patties, Potato Salad, chips and drink.

 

Did You Know:   It wouldn’t happen.   LFS statewide ministry of counseling, advocacy supporting life, adoption, youth education, caregiver support and marriage enrichment among troubled individuals, couples and families in Iowa as an extension of our LCMS congregations could not be carried out without your partnership. June 30 marks the end of LFS’ fiscal year. If you haven’t done so yet this year, demonstrate your care for those served through your partnership in this local, Lutheran, Christ-centered work by sending a gift this week by mail (409 Kenyon Rd, C, Fort Dodge, 50501) or online (through the secure portal at LFSiowa.org/donations). Every gift matters; your help this week is needed and appreciated!    Lutheran Family Service

 

21st Ann ual Burt Summer Celebration on July 7-8th.          On Friday evening July 7th there will be a little Miss and Mr. Contest.  On Saturday the day is filled with Garage Sales 7 a.m.;  Parade at 11 a.m.; Steak Dinner at Complex at 12 noon with Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Cobbler and Ice Cream Social; 12:30 p.m.; Entertainment will be held at The Complex all afternoon with the big event the Annual Toilet and Tank Toss at 4 p.m. Food; by Fair Board at 5:00 p.m.  Kids Tractor Pull and the Fireworks will be at 10 p.m. with a Street Dance to follow.  Come enjoy the whole day!

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (June 25, 2017-July 2, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

                        9:00   am       Reception for Rev. Russ Reimers

                        4:00   pm       Ordination/Installation of Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell

                        5:00   pm       Reception Luncheon for Pastor Elect Cowell                                                             

Sunday           8:00   am       Service (Holy Communion)

                       

Greeters Next Week:         Don and Janice Reimers

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for June:              * Tony Hatten, Steve Madsen & Derek Schutjer

Elder for June:                   Boyd Shipler

                       

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

      Sunday, Day 239:           Psalm 132-135; 1 Corinthians 8

      Monday, Day 240:         Psalm 136-138; 1 Corinthians 9                       

      Tuesday, Day 241:         Psalm 139-141; 1 Corinthians 10:10-13           

      Wednesday, Day 242: Psalm 142-144; 1 Corinthians 10:14-33                          

      Thursday, Day 243:        Psalm 145-147 1 Corinthians 11:1-15             

      Friday, Day 244:             Psalm 148-150; 1 Corinthians 11:16-34           

      Saturday, Day 245:        Proverbs 1-2; 1 Corinthians 12            

 

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.

                                                                       

 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Announcements

June 18, 2017

 

Heartfelt Thank You!!  Coffee and Rolls will be served following the church service on Sunday, June 25th in Honor of Rev. Russell Reimers and family.  This is to thank him for the many trips to Burt to serve us this past year.  

 

Ordination/Installation for Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell will be on Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m. here at St. John’s with lunch served following the service. Be sure to mark this date and attend this special event.

 

Quilt Auction & Craft Sale at Camp Okoboji -  Sat. June 24, 12:30 - One of the best selections of quilts! Over 150 have been received so far.  Viewing opens Friday 5-7 and Sat. morning. A lunch will be served Sat. starting at 11a.m.   (See flyer on bulletin board)   Sponsored by the Camp Okoboji Auxiliary.

 

Parish Messenger Articles for July/August Edition is due to Linda Kerkove by June 25th.

 

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again having a ‘Cobbler and Ice Cream Social’ at the Burt Summer Celebration, July 8.  Rather than have the congregation bake for us we are asking for monetary donations for ingredients, so we can do the baking for you!  This fund raiser is another important way we can keep our St. John’s preschool available to the students.  Any amount is appreciated and you can give it to any board member.  Thank you in advance.  Kids of the Kingdom Board and Staff

 

A Special Thank You! - We wish to thank all of our St. John’s family for the many prayers and kindnesses shown throughout the many challenges our family has and continues to endure. Many prayers have been offered by strangers and people of numerous faiths. All held dearly and with much appreciation!  Prayer is the best medicine and the most one could ask for. Many many thank yous to Pastor Russ for his many visits, devotions, prayers and communion! He does a wonderful JOB and we are very blessed to be served by him during this vacancy. God’s Blessing!   Karen and Lyle

 

Building Healthy Families - In addition to many other good reasons to pray, we know that praying with your spouse helps your marriage by promoting unity and increasing intimacy. It also correctly affirms mutual humility before God as leader in your relationship and home. If you haven’t done so recently, gently take your partner’s hand at the dinner table and offer a time of prayer. Enjoy the blessings that follow.    Lutheran Family Service

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (June 18, 2017-June 25, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)

Saturday         12:30 pm       Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction                                                                                       

Sunday           8:00   am       Service 

                        9:00   am       Reception for Rev. Russ Reimers

                        4:00   pm       Ordination/Installation of Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell

                        5:00   pm       Reception Luncheon for Pastor Elect Cowell

 

Greeters Next Week:          Don and Pam Madsen

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for June:              * Tony Hatten, Steve Madsen & Derek Schutjer

Elder for June:                   Boyd Shipler

                       

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

      Sunday, Day 232:           Psalm 116-118; 1 Corinthians 2

      Monday, Day 233:         Psalm 119:1-48; 1 Corinthians 3                      

      Tuesday, Day 234:         Psalm 119:49-104    1 Corinthians 4                

      Wednesday, Day 235: Psalm 119:105-176; 1 Corinthians 5                   

      Thursday, Day 236:        Psalm 120-123; 1 Corinthians 6                       

      Friday, Day 237:             Psalm 124-127; 1 Corinthians 7:1-24               

      Saturday, Day 238:        Psalm 128-131; 1 Corinthians 7:25-40             

 

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.

                                                                                   

 

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Announcements

June 11, 2017

 

Heartfelt Thank You!!  Coffee and Rolls will be served following the church service on Sunday, June 25th in Honor of Rev. Russell Reimers and family.  This is to thank him for the many trips to Burt to serve us this past year.  

 

Ordination/Installation for Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell will be on Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m. here at St. John’s with lunch served following the service. Be sure to mark this date and attend this special event.

 

Quilt Auction & Craft Sale at Camp Okoboji -  Sat. June 24, 12:30 - One of the best selections of quilts! Over 150 have been received so far.  Viewing opens Friday 5-7 and Sat. morning. A lunch will be served Sat. starting at 11a.m.   (See flyer on bulletin board)   Sponsored by the Camp Okoboji Auxiliary.

 

Building Healthy Families:  Jesus said, “Your faith has made you well.” Lutheran Family Service counselors are privileged to witness the transformation of lives as God extends “grace by faith” to people at the point of their greatest need. Do you know someone who is struggling and in need of help? Give them the number for your nearest LFS counseling office. Your support of this work which allows many to be served regardless of their ability to pay is needed and always appreciated!   Lutheran Family Service

 

Blessing of the Quilts will be held on today (Sunday, June 11th) at 3 p.m. at the historic Blakjer Lutheran Church in Lone Rock. We will have 60 quilts on display prior to the service. These quilts will be distributed to the Dept. of Defense Stand Down for Homeless Veterans in September.  Refreshments will be served at the Lone Rock Legion following.  Sponsored by the Lone Rock and Ringsted American Legions Auxiliaries

 

Stewardship Corner - In speaking to His disciples, Jesus asked them this question, “But who do you say that I am?”  How would you respond to that question?  This is a question we all need to answer.  Peter did not need to listen to what others had to say as to who Jesus was.  He told Jesus, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  Jesus told him, “Blessed are you [Peter]!  For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven” (Matthew 16:15-17).   This understanding was given to Peter and to us by revelation from the Holy Spirit.  To acknowledge Jesus as Son of God does not come from our human intellect.  What Peter believed was given to him by grace.  What he believed transformed his life.  The same is true of us.  Knowing God can’t help but change us and make us more like Jesus.

 

Burt Library – Activities happening at the  Burt Library in June

    Monday, June 12th 10 – 12 noon - Summer Reading Program Kick Off
    Wednesday, June 14th 6:30 p.m. - Live Raptor Program - Owl, Hawk, Falcon
    Friday June 16th 6:00 p.m. Adult Craft - Patriotic Wreath (Sign-up by June 9th)

This Week at St. John’s  – (June 11, 2017-June 18, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service  

Tuesday          6:00   pm       Preschool Board                                                                                                           

Sunday           8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)

                       

Greeters Next Week:           Jeff and Brenda Schutjer  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for June:              * Tony Hatten, Steve Madsen & Derek Schutjer

Elder for June:                   Boyd Shipler

                       

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

      Sunday, Day 225:           Psalm 96:-98; Romans 12 

      Monday, Day 226:         Psalm 99-102; Romans 13        

      Tuesday, Day 227          Psalm 103-104; Romans 14      

      Wednesday, Day 228:    Psalm 105-106; Romans 15:1-21                     

      Thursday, Day 229:        Psalm 10-108; Romans 15-22-33         

      Friday, Day 230:             Psalm 109-111; Romans 16      

      Saturday, Day 231:        Psalm 112-115; 1 Corinthians 1           

 

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.

 

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Announcements

June 4, 2017

 

Meet and Greet Coffee – Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell and family are visiting us and Trinity today.  You are invited to come to the church basement for Coffee/coffee cake following the service to visit with them. They will be leaving a little early to catch some of the Bible Class at Trinity, so please come right down.   Church Council

 

Volunteers are needed to help take down tables and chairs following the coffee this morning.  We will have the floors washed and waxed in the basement this week.   Trustees

 

Heartfelt Thank You!!  Coffee and Rolls will be served following the church service on Sunday, June 25th in Honor of Rev. Russell Reimers and family.  This is to thank him for the many trips to Burt to serve us this past year.  

 

Ordination/Installation for Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell will be on Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m. here at St. John’s with lunch served following the service. Be sure to mark this date and attend this special event.

 

Blessing of the Quilts will be held on Sunday, June 11th at 3 p.m. at the historic Blakjer Lutheran Church in Lone Rock. We will have 60 quilts on display prior to the service. These quilts will be distributed to the Dept. of Defense Stand Down for Homeless Veterans in September.   Refreshments will be served at the Lone Rock Legion following.  Sponsored by the Lone Rock and Ringsted American Legions Auxiliaries.

 

Building Healthy Families:  Have you noticed that a lot of people around you are getting older, even if you don’t seem to be? You’re right! We are living longer than ever before. By 2050 the number of people in the United States over 65 will more than double to 70 million people. Nearly 1 in 5 Americans will fit this category, up from 1 in 100 in 1900. Lutheran Family Service is working to support those in the role of caregiver for a spouse or elderly family member as they care for their loved one at home. If you have an interest in helping or supporting this work, please call your closest LFS office.  Lutheran Family Service

 

Air Med Membership - The City of Burt has purchased a membership through the Air Med Network for each citizen with a Burt address. Please come to the Burt Activity Complex for an informational meeting. It will be held on June 10, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. There will be a free will donation meal of sausage and biscuits. The proceeds will go toward the cost of the membership. This is really a great opportunity for the Burt community, so please come and join us and learn what it has to offer for you!

 

Burt Library – Activities happening at the  Burt Library in June

    Monday, June 12th 10 – 12 noon - Summer Reading Program Kick Off
    Wednesday, June 14th 6:30 p.m. - Live Raptor Program - Owl, Hawk, Falcon
    Friday June 16th 6:00 p.m. Adult Craft - Patriotic Wreath (Sign-up by June 9th)

This Week at St. John’s  – ( June 4, 2017-June 11, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service   (Holy Communion)                                                                                       

                        9:00   am       Meet and Greet Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell & Family

Sunday           8:00   am       Service 

                       

Greeters Next Week:           Floyd and Tish Lavrenz  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for June:              * Tony Hatten, Steve Madsen & Derek Schutjer

Elder for June:                   Boyd Shipler

                       

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

      Sunday, Day 218:           Psalm 78;  Romans 7  

      Monday, Day 219:         Psalm 79-81; Romans 8:1-18   

      Tuesday, Day 220          Psalm 82-84; Romans 8:18-39 

      Wednesday, Day 221:   Psalm 85-87; Romans 9            

      Thursday, Day 222:        Psalm 88-89; Romans 10          

      Friday, Day 223:             Psalm 90-92; Romans 11:1-21 

      Saturday, Day 224:        Psalm 93-95; Romans 11:22-36           

 

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, May 25, 2017

Announcements

May 28, 2017

 

Meet and Greet Coffee – Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell and family are planning on visiting our church and Trinity, Algona on Saturday, June 3rd and will be attending morning services with us on Sunday, June 4th.  A Meet and Greet Coffee will be held in the church basement immediately following the service for you to meet and visit with them.  Please plan on attending that day!!

 

Installation/Ordination for Thomas Cowell will be on Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m. here at St. John’s with lunch served following the service. Be sure to mark this date and attend this special event.

 

Open House:  The family of 2017 Graduate Jewel Reimers would like to invite all members of St. John’s to her open house,  Sunday May 28th from 2-6 pm at the Maschoff Barn Located at 299 170th Ave. Ceylon, MN. Please join us in celebrating with Jewel as she prepares for her next journey in life.  Thank you for all the support you have shown through the years ~ we look forward to seeing how her future unfolds ~ God’s blessings always.    If you are coming to Jewel’s Graduation Party Just take Highway 15 across the Iowa – Minnesota stateline and go north to County Road 8 which is 30th Street.  At that corner you will find a sign that says Ceylon 9 miles.  Take that road 4.5 miles to 170th Avenue.  On that corner there will be only one farm place on the South West Corner of the road.  Turn south and go about 1000 feet to the driveway.  There will be a sign on the corner for the party in the Red Barn on that farm place.  This is 299 170th Ave. 

The Pastor Reimers Family.

Help Us Celebrate – With Praise and Thanksgiving we announce the Discover Center Dedication at Camp Okoboji.  We have been blessed by and are thankful for your role in helping us get to this day.  We invite you to attend Sunday, May 28, 4:00 p.m. An Open House and Meal will follow the dedication.   Camp Okoboji Board of Directors and Staff

Building Healthy Families:  Are you ever tempted to dwell on the thought that some people are more gifted (or talented, or beautiful, or smart, or athletic…) than you are? Eleanor Roosevelt once famously said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Stop comparing yourself critically to others and remember instead who you are, because of Whose you are: But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12)  Lutheran Family Service

 

Burt VFW Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the Burt Activity Complex followed by a Retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery for the traditional laying of the flags for the veterans. Following those services, the City of Burt will be hosting a luncheon back at the Activity Complex from 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (May 28 2017- June 4, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service  

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class (Last Session)

Monday       10:00  am       Memorial Service at Burt Complex                                                                             

Thursday         1:30   pm       LWML Ladies Aid

Sunday           8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       Meet and Greet Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell & Family

                       

Greeters Next Week:           Clark and Allison Christensen  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for May:               * Jeff Madsen, Joel Smith & John Person

Elder for May:                    Jerry Koestler

                       

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

      Sunday, Day 211:              Psalm  59-61; Acts 28:16-31

      Monday, Day 212:            Psalm  62-64; Romans 1

      Tuesday, Day 213             Psalm  65-67; Romans 2

      Wednesday, Day 214:       Psalm  68-69; Romans 3       

      Thursday, Day 215:           Psalm  70-72; Romans 4

      Friday, Day 216:                Psalm 73-74; Romans 5

      Saturday, Day 217:          Psalm  75-77; romans 6

 

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, May 18, 2017

Announcements

May 21, 2017

 

Thanks and Praise – Remember you can still send cards to Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell . There address is: Thomas and Hannah Cowell and daughter, Penelope at 5543 North Clinton St., Fort Wayne, Indiana  46825.   Thomas Cowell and family are planning on visiting the churches and area on June 3rd and 4th.  

 

Installation/Ordination for Thomas Cowell will be on Sunday, June 25 at 3:00 p.m. here at St. John’s with lunch served following the service. Be sure to mark this date and attend this special event.

 

Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the many prayers, cards and get well wishes during my operation and recovery.   God bless each of you!   Short Eimers

 

Open House:  The family of 2017 Graduate Jewel Reimers would like to invite all members of St. John’s to her open house,  Sunday May 28th from 2-6 pm at the Maschoff Barn Located at 219 170th Ave. Ceylon, MN. Please join us in celebrating with Jewel as she prepares for her next journey in life.  Thank you for all the support you have shown through the years ~ we look forward to seeing how her future unfolds ~ God’s blessings always.    The Pastor Reimers Family.

Help Us Celebrate – With Praise and Thanksgiving we announce the Discover Center Dedication at Camp Okoboji.  We have been blessed by and are thankful for your role in helping us get to this day.  We invite you to attend Sunday, May 28, 4:00 p.m. An Open House and Meal will follow the dedication.   Please RSVP to either: camp@campokoboji.org or 712-337-3325.  Camp Okoboji Board of Directors and Staff

Come and Go Baby Shower for Drew and Sierra Rasmussen who are having twins (boy and girl) will be held on Saturday, May 27th from 9-11 a.m. at the Rasmussen Farm 2903 150th Ave. Burt.   A small request to bring also a book new or slightly used instead of a card with a message from you inside. 

Building Healthy Families:  I can forgive you, but I will never forget what you did. Have you ever said this to someone or heard someone say this to you? YIKES! Certainly, this is not the type of love that God has shown us in our relationship with Him. If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O LORD, who could stand? Spend some time this week praying for healing for the relationship in your life which still carries unforgiven past hurts. Remember that you are a child of God who has received His forgiveness. He both forgives…and forgets! Lutheran Family Service

 

Burt VFW Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery for the traditional laying of the flags for the veterans. Following those services, the City of Burt will be hosting a luncheon back at the Activity Complex from 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

 

Cornbelt Barbershop Chorus will be performing at the Burt Community Center on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m.   This is sponsored by the Burt Library.   Everyone welcome!

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (May 21 2017- May 28, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service   (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class

                        2:00   pm       Graduation at Algona High School                                                                

Sunday           8:00   am       Service                                                                                      

                       

Greeters Next Week:           Lynn and Kitty Bierstedt  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for May:               * Jeff Madsen, Joel Smith & John Person

Elder for May:                    Jerry Koestler

                       

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

      Sunday, Day 204:              Psalm 38-40; Acts 23:1-35       

      Monday, Day 205:            Psalm 41-43; Acts 24

      Tuesday, Day 206             Psalm 44-46; Acts 23:12-35   

      Wednesday, Day 207:       Psalm 47-49; Acts 26

      Thursday, Day 208:           Psalm 50-52; Acts 27:1-25 

      Friday, Day 209:                Psalm 53-55:Acts 27:26-44

      Saturday, Day 210:          Psalm 56-58; Acts 28:1-15

 

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, May 11, 2017

Announcements

May 14, 2017

 

Coffee and Muffins-  Stay for fellowship time following the service today in the back to celebrate with our 2017 graduates. 

 

Thanks and Praise - The Lord has blessed St. John’s and Trinity with a new Pastor. Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell was assigned from the Fort Wayne Seminary. Let’s welcome him and his wife Hannah with individual 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. Also, there is a card in the back of the church for all members to sign.   We will send that to Thomas and Hannah before his graduation.  Please stop and sign it.

 

Kitchen Improvement Festival will be Tuesday, May 16th at 1:30 p.m.  Any church women who would like to help are encouraged to come.  Many hands make light work.  Lunch will be provided!

 

Open House:  The family of 2017 Graduate Jewel Reimers would like to invite all members of St. John’s to her open house,  Sunday May 28th from 2-6 pm at the Maschoff Barn Located at 219 170th Ave. Ceylon, MN. Please join us in celebrating with Jewel as she prepares for her next journey in life.  Thank you for all the support you have shown through the years ~ we look forward to seeing how her future unfolds ~ God’s blessings always.    The Pastor Reimers Family.

Come and Go Baby Shower for Drew and Sierra Rasmussen who are having twins (boy and girl) will be held on Saturday, May 27th from 9-11 a.m. at the Rasmussen Farm 2903 150th Ave. Burt.   A small request to bring also a book new or slightly used instead of a card with a message from you inside. 

Building Healthy Families:  God gave woman a special gift--the ability to carry new life within her own body. Psalm 139:13 says, “You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” It is good that we have a day set aside specifically in honor of motherhood. In a world where human life in the womb is at risk of being aborted, we can encourage girls and young women, sharing with them the immense joy and honor of being a mother. To all our moms…thanks for who you are and all you do. Happy Mother’s Day! Lutheran Family Service

 

Cornbelt Barbershop Chorus will be performing at the Burt Community Center on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m.   This is sponsored by the Burt Library.   Everyone welcome!

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (May 14 2017- May 21, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service  (Graduation Sunday)

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class

                        1:30   pm       Graduation at North Union - Armstrong                                                        

Tuesday          1:30   pm       Kitchen Improvement Festival (Cleaning)

Sunday           8:00   am       Service                                                                                      

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/ Confirmation Class 

                        2:00   pm       Graduation at Algona High School                                        

 

Greeters Next Week:           Wendell and Esther Christensen  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for May:               * Jeff Madsen, Joel Smith & John Person

Elder for May:                    Jerry Koestler

                       

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

      Sunday, Day 197:              Psalm 19-21: Acts 19:21-41     

      Monday, Day 198:            Psalm 22-24; Acts 20:1-16

      Tuesday, Day 199:            Psalm 25:-27; Acts 20:17-38  

      Wednesday, Day 200:       Psalm 28-30; Acts 21:1-14

      Thursday, Day 201:           Psalm 31-33; Acts 21:15-40 

      Friday, Day 202:                Psalm 34-35; Acts 22

      Saturday, Day 203:          Psalm 36-37; Acts 23:1-11

 

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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