Thursday, May 16, 2019

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS and NOTICES

May 19, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Collect of the Day – O God, You make the minds of Your faithful to be of one will. Grant that we may love what You have commanded and desire what You promise, that among the many changes of this world our hearts may be fixed where true joys are found; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

 

Welcome New Members - We welcome Ben, Breckin, and Brayton Borchardt as members of St. John’s.  The Borchardts have transferred from St. John’s Lutheran in Fenton.    

 

Farewell Reception – We will have a farewell reception for Pastor Hauan and his family in the basement after service to thank him for his service and wish him God's blessings on his new call to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wisconsin..  Pastor Hauan's final Sunday at Trinity is June 9th.    

 

A Church Roof Fund has been set up for anyone wishing to donate.  Just designate “church roof fund” on your offering envelope.  A down payment of $25,000 has been sent to Jaeger Associates so we are currently on their list.   We helped them hit a milestone of 250 church roofs!!!  That is incredible!!  Work will begin later this year. 

 

Partnership Ascension Day Service and Social - Join us Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity, Algona as we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord.  Stay for ice cream and desserts in the Trinity Life Center following the service. 

 

Sunday Morning Bible Study – This summer our Sunday morning Bible study will be studying our favorite stories of the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy).  We’ll announce each story in the preceding week’s announcements.  There will be no children’s Sunday School June-August, but all ages are welcome to join us for this study.  

 

Teacher and Students Needed – Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is accepting applications for a preschool teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please send or email application letter and resume to: St John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 98, Burt, Iowa 50522 or churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.  Kids of the Kingdom is also accepting student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please call the St. John's Lutheran church office at 515-924-3344 for information or email, churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

VBS at St. John’s – St. John’s VBS, “The Salvation Story,” will be the Sundays of June 30, July 7, and July 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. There is a volunteer sign-up sheet on the back table. The Board of Ed. and Pastor can answer any questions and let you know ways you can help.

 

Partnership Event Planning Representative Needed - St. John's is in need of one or two people to help coordinate volunteers and materials for partnership events.  This doesn't mean you would have to participate in all the events, but simply be the contact person between Trinity and St. John's for when partnership events are being planned.  Basically, if you are good at hosting parties, then this is the job for you!  Contact Pastor Cowell if you are interesting or would like more information. 

Flocknote Text Sender Wanted - I'm looking for a volunteer who would like to take over sending out our daily "text on the Text" or our daily prayer chain text (or both) on Flocknote.  Creating text messages on Flocknote is very easy to do and I will walk you through the process.  Messages can be created on your computer or cell phone, and they can be pre-scheduled as far in advance as you'd like.  I'm happy to continue sending these messages, I just thought this would be a good way to serve St. John's that can always work with your schedule. - Pastor Cowell  

 

The Blessings of Weekly Communion – There are still plenty of handouts on the side table in back of the sanctuary from our “Blessings of Weekly Communion” Bible study.  As we keep learning about and considering the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to continue to bring me your questions and comments.

 

Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction will be held on Saturday, June 15th at 12:30 p.m. You may view the quilts Friday, June 14th 5-7 p.m., before the auction or online at www.campokoboji.org.

 

A Camp on Biblical Masculinity - Are you a man? Then this camp is for you.  The LCMS camp near Solon, IA is hosting an event for men of all ages 8 and up - single, married, with children or no children on June 9-12.  The camp will be focused on learning the characteristics of biblical masculinity and doing various "man stuff." There will be a 45 minute Bible study each day, and the rest of the day will consist of outdoor activity.  This would be a great father/son/grandfather outing or just an opportunity to enjoy time with other Christian men.  Pastor Cowell will be attending this event.  See the flier in back, and register at: evanguard.org/csmpregistrstion  

 

Burt Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 27th at the Burt Activity Complex at 10 a.m.  We will then march to the Burt Township Cemetery for Military honors.  A light lunch will be served at the Complex following.

 

Memorial Service – The Lone Rock Kerr-Hammerstrom Legion Post #557 is holding a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27th at the Legion hall in Lone Rock. Coffee and rolls at 8 a.m. Service begins at 9 a.m.

 

Handicap Van – Jeff Doss of Burt is selling his repairable drop-floor handicap-accessible van at a very reasonable price to someone in need.  Call Jeff at 515-320-6212 for more information.

 

Lessons on the Liturgy The Distinction of Meats

The Church of the New Testament is no longer bound to the ceremonial laws of the Old Testament.  Article XXVI of the Augsburg Confession says this concerning the distinction of foods and other such human ceremonies that were required and commanded by the papacy:

     Our churches have taught that we cannot merit grace or be justified by observing human traditions.  We must

     not think that such observances are necessary acts of worship.  Here we add testimonies of Scripture [Matthew

     15:3, 9, 11; Romans 14:17; Colossians 2:16, 20-21; Acts 15:10-11; 1 Timothy 4:1-3]. [...] We do not condemn fasting

     in itself, but the traditions that require certain days and certain meats, with peril of conscience, as though such 

     works were a necessary service.  Nevertheless, we keep many traditions that are leading to good order in the

     Church, such as the order of Scripture lessons in the Mass and the chief holy days.  At the same time, we warn

     people that such observances do not justify us before God, and that it is not sinful if we omit such things, without

     causing offense.

 

This Week at St. John’s – (May 19, 2019-May 26, 2019)

Today (19th)               8:00  am       Sunday School/Bible Class

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service (Holy Communion)

                              10:00  am       Farewell Reception for Pastor Hauan and family

                                 1:30  pm       Graduation at North Union High School

                                  2:00  pm       Graduation at Algona High School

Sunday (26th)             8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service

Monday (27th )         10:00  am       Memorial Service at Burt Activity Complex/March to Cemetery

 

Greeters Next Week:     Wendell Sr. and Esther Christensen

Acolyte for Today:        Ushers

Ushers for May:            *Jeff Madsen and Dave Kerkove

Elder for May:               Jerry Koestler

 

Trinity Bible Studies – St. John’s members are welcome to attend any of the following Bible Studies at Trinity:

  • Wednesday AM Adult Bible Class – Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) – Tuesday Evenings Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. at parsonage.
  • Women’s Bible Study Mondays: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS and NOTICES

May 12, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Collect of the DayAlmighty God, merciful Father, since You have wakened from death the Shepherd of Your sheep, grant us Your Holy Spirit that when we hear the voice of our Shepherd we may know Him who calls us each by name and follow where He leads; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Special Mother’s Day Offering – On this Mother’s Day as we give thanks for all the mothers among us we also pray for all mothers who are struggling, especially during an unplanned pregnancy.  Included in the bulletin is information on how you can become involved with Lutherans for Life.  We’re also taking a door offering for Cornerstone for Life Pregnancy Resource Center in Algona.  Cornerstone is a Christian pregnancy center offering a 24 hour hotline, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, medical insurance information and mentoring as well as many other services on an individual basis.  Visit cornerstoneforlifeprc.com/support/ or call 515-341-1780 to find out ways you can donate your time, money, and/or resources.

 

Farewell to Pastor Hauan - Next Sunday, May 19th, is Pastor Hauan's last Sunday with us at St. John's.  We will have a farewell reception for him in the basement after service.  You are also welcome to drop off cards at that time as we thank him for his service and wish him God's blessings on his next call.  Pastor Hauan's final Sunday at Trinity is June 9th.     

 

A Church Roof Fund has been set up for anyone wishing to donate.  Just designate “church roof fund” on your offering envelope.  A down payment of $25,000 has been sent to Jaeger Associates so we are currently on their list.   We helped them hit a milestone of 250 church roofs!!!  That is incredible!!  Work will begin later this year. 

 

Partnership Ascension Day Service and Social - Join us Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity, Algona as we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord.  Stay for ice cream and desserts in the Trinity Life Center following the service. 

 

Teacher and Students Needed – Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is accepting applications for a preschool teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please send or email application letter and resume to: St John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 98, Burt, Iowa 50522 or churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.  Kids of the Kingdom is also accepting student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please call the St. John's Lutheran church office at 515-924-3344 for information or email, churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

Partnership Event Planning Representative Needed - St. John's is in need of one or two people to help coordinate volunteers and materials for partnership events.  This doesn't mean you would have to participate in all the events, but simply be the contact person between Trinity and St. John's for when partnership events are being planned.  Basically, if you are good at hosting parties, then this is the job for you!  Contact Pastor Cowell if you are interesting or would like more information. 

 

Flocknote Text Sender Wanted - I'm looking for a volunteer who would like to take over sending out our daily "text on the Text" or our daily prayer chain text (or both) on Flocknote.  Creating text messages on Flocknote is very easy to do and I will walk you through the process.  Messages can be created on your computer or cell phone, and they can be pre-scheduled as far in advance as you'd like.  I'm happy to continue sending these messages, I just thought this would be a good way to serve St. John's that can always work with your schedule. - Pastor Cowell  

 

The Blessings of Weekly Communion – If you weren’t able to attend our Lenten Bible study on the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to pick up the handout on the side table in back of the sanctuary that contains all five of the Bible study topics.  As we keep learning about and considering the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to continue to bring me your questions and comments.

 

Camp Okoboji Events - As summer gets closer, don't forget to check out the schedule of events at Camp Okoboji either from the pamphlet in back or at: www.campokoboji.org/camp-schedule.php.  Camp Okoboji is also hosting a volunteer day on Saturday, May 18th if you would like to help beautify the camp for the summer season.  Meals and lodging if needed are provided to volunteers at no cost.  Call the camp office at 712-337-3325 to let them know you're coming or to ask about what projects they have for you to help with.  

 

Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction will be held on Saturday, June 15th at 12:30 p.m. You may view the quilts Friday, June 14th 5-7 p.m., before the auction or online at www.campokoboji.org.

 

A Camp on Biblical Masculinity - Are you a man? Then this camp is for you.  The LCMS camp near Solon, IA is hosting an event for men of all ages 8 and up - single, married, with children or no children on June 9-12.  The camp will be focused on learning the characteristics of biblical masculinity and doing various "man stuff." There will be a 45 minute Bible study each day, and the rest of the day will consist of outdoor activity.  This would be a great father/son/grandfather outing or just an opportunity to enjoy time with other Christian men.  Pastor Cowell will be attending this event.  See the flier in back, and register at: evanguard.org/csmpregistrstion  

 

Pastoral Candidates - Please pray for these seminarians who have received calls to congregations in Iowa District West: Trevor Freudenburg (St. Louis): Calvary, Sioux City; Michael McGinley (Fort Wayne): Christ the King, Spencer; Aaron Zimmerman (Fort Wayne): Holy Trinity, Farnhamville/Immanuel, Pomeroy.

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – The Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei is Latin for “Lamb of God.”  This hymn became part of the liturgy around 700 A.D.  The hymn sings the word of John 1:29, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”  The Agnus Dei also brings to mind the Lamb who was slain who sits victoriously on the throne of God in the book of Revelation.  We sing the Agnus Dei as we approach the altar to receive the body and blood of Christ.  This hymn reminds us that Jesus is both our Good Shepherd and the Lamb of God by whose sacrifice we have eternal life.   

 

This Week at St. John’s – (May 12, 2019-May 19, 2019)

Today (12th)               8:00  am       Sunday School/Bible Class

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service

Wednesday (15th)      6:00   pm      Last Day of Religion School

Thurs-Sat (16-18th )                        Pastor at PALS in Des Moines

Saturday (18th)                                Camp Okoboji Volunteer Clean-Up Day

Sunday (19th)             8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service (Holy Communion)

                              10:00  am       Farewell reception for Pastor Hauan and family

                                 1:30  pm       Graduation at North Union High School

                                 2:00  pm       Graduation at Algona High School

 

Greeters Next Week:     Darrel and Mary Schmidt

Acolyte for Today:        none-assigned

Ushers for May:            *Jeff Madsen and Dave Kerkove

Elder for May:               Jerry Koestler

 

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS and NOTICES

May 5, 2019

Third Sunday of Easter

Collect of the DayO God, through the humiliation of Your Son You raised up the fallen world. Grant to Your faithful people, rescued from the peril of everlasting death, perpetual gladness and eternal joys; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Confirmation Reception - Join us in the church basement following the service to congratulate our Confirmation students on their growth of faith thus far in their Christian lives.  Be sure to see their beautiful certificates, crosses given by Thrivent, and quilts and olive wood crosses from the Holy Land given by the TLC quilters on the back table.  

 

Teacher Needed - St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burt is accepting applications for a preschool teacher for the 2019-2020 school year for Kids of the Kingdom Preschool.  Please send or email application letter and resume to: St John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 98, Burt, Iowa 50522 or churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

Registration for Preschool - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool in Burt, IA is accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please call the St. John's Lutheran church office at 515-924-3344 for information or email, churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

Partnership Adopt a Highway - Our Trinity/St. John’s partnership is participating in the Adopt a Highway program. The section we have adopted is six miles north of Algona on Highway 169.  Our first clean-up day is today at 2:00 p.m.  We will meet either at Trinity at 2:00 p.m. today or park on 300th St. (the gravel road just west of Burt) a bit after 2:15 p.m. and wait for the Trinity crew to arrive. Refreshments will be served at St. John’s afterward.

 

Flocknote Text Sender Wanted - I'm looking for a volunteer who would like to take over sending out our daily "text on the Text" or our daily prayer chain text (or both) on Flocknote.  Creating text messages on Flocknote is very easy to do and I will walk you through the process.  Messages can be created on your computer or cell phone, and they can be pre-scheduled as far in advance as you'd like.  I'm happy to continue sending these messages, I just thought this would be a good way to serve St. John's that can always work with your schedule. - Pastor Cowell  

 

The Blessings of Weekly Communion – If you weren’t able to attend our Lenten Bible study on the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to pick up the handout on the side table in back of the sanctuary that contains all five of the Bible study topics.  As we keep learning about and considering the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to continue to bring me your questions and comments.

Camp Okoboji Events - As summer gets closer, don't forget to check out the schedule of events at Camp Okoboji found at: www.campokoboji.org/camp-schedule.php.  Camp Okoboji will also be hosting a volunteer day on Saturday, May 18 if you would like to help beautify the camp for the summer season.  Meals and lodging if needed are provided to volunteers at no cost.  Call the camp office at 712-337-3325 to let them know you're coming or to ask about what projects they have for you to help with.  

 

A Camp on Biblical Masculinity - Are you a man? Then this camp is for you.  The LCMS camp near Solon, IA is hosting an event for men of all ages 8 and up - single, married, with children or no children on June 9-12.  The camp will be focused on learning the characteristics of biblical masculinity and doing various "man stuff." There will be a 45 minute Bible study each day, and the rest of the day will consist of outdoor activity.  This would be a great father/son/grandfather outing or just an opportunity to enjoy time with other Christian men.  Pastor Cowell will be attending this event.  See the flier in back, and register at: evanguard.org/csmpregistrstion  

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – Catechesis

The term catechism comes from the Greek word katecho, which literally means to “sound back and forth” (The word echo also comes from this Greek word).  Thus the “catechetical” method of teaching is rooted in classical Greek and Roman educational methods and was used throughout the Middle Ages down to Luther’s time: The teacher asks a question; the student responds with a fixed and set answer, and so it goes, echoing back and forth.  Repetition and recitation of the material is used to instill in the student the words, phrases, and concepts being taught. An explanation is also added, according to the student’s level of understanding.  In this way, the Christian Church taught, or catechized, the faith.  The students learning the faith are known as catechumens, and they receive careful and thorough catechesis (instruction) in the Christian faith. - Concordia, The Lutheran Confessions: A Reader’s Edition of the Book of Concord (2006), p. 309.   

 

This Week at St. John’s – (May 5, 2019-May 12, 2019)

Today (5th)                 8:00  am       Sunday School/Bible Class

                                 8:30  am       Confirmation Pictures

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service (Holy Communion) Confirmation

                                10:00  am       Reception for the Confirmands  

                                 2:00  pm       Adopt-A-Highway Clean-Up

Monday-Tuesday (6-7th )                Pastor’s Conference in Fort Dodge  

Wednesday (8th)        6:00   pm      Religion School

Sunday (12th)             8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service (Mother’s Day)

                               

Greeters Next Week:     Nicolle, Elyssa and Peyton Marlow

Acolyte for Today:        none-assigned

Ushers for May:            *Jeff Madsen and Dave Kerkove

Elder for May:               Jerry Koestler

 

Trinity Bible Studies – St. John’s members are welcome to attend any of the following Bible Studies at Trinity:

  • Wednesday AM Adult Bible Class – Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) – Tuesday Evenings Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. at parsonage.
  • Women’s Bible Study Mondays: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS and NOTICES

April 28, 2019

Second Sunday of Easter

Collect of the Day – Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by Your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Quarterly Voter’s Meeting is today following the service.  Also, a Special Thanks to Lynn and Kitty Bierstedt for representing St. John’s as our delegate to the Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting yesterday!

 

Teacher Needed - St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burt is accepting applications for a preschool teacher for the 2019-2020 school year for Kids of the Kingdom Preschool.  Please send or email application letter and resume to: St John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 98, Burt, Iowa 50522 or churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

Registration for Preschool - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool in Burt, IA is accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please call the St. John's Lutheran church office at 515-924-3344 for information or email, churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

Public Examination of the Confirmands is on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m.  The congregation is invited to attend.  Confirmation Day is Sunday, May 5th.  Also, check out the Confirmation quilts at the back of the church.  These are a gift from the TLC Quilters (including several St. John’s sewers) to our Confirmands. 

 

LWML Ladies Aid Meeting will be held Thursday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m.  The devotion will be led by Caradene Parsons & hostess for the meeting is Mary Gifford.  Also, The LWML wish to Thank You for your wonderful help in our mission to IOWAY of underwear for the homeless of Iowa.

 

Partnership Adopt a Highway - Our Trinity/St. John’s partnership is participating in the Adopt a Highway program. The section we have adopted is six miles north of Algona on Highway 169.  Our first clean-up day is today at 2:00 p.m.  We will meet at Trinity at 2:00 p.m. to go over safety and carpool to the site from there.  Refreshments will be served afterward at St. John’s.

 

Flood Clean-up – IOWAY director Ellie Menz is asking for help with flood clean-up in Pacific Junction, IA.  See the note on the back table for more details.  If you’d like to help, be sure to call the number listed ahead of time to confirm that they’ll have work lined up for you to do.

Flocknote Text Sender Wanted - I'm looking for a volunteer who would like to take over sending out our daily "text on the Text" or our daily prayer chain text (or both) on Flocknote.  Creating text messages on Flocknote is very easy to do and I will walk you through the process.  Messages can be created on your computer or cell phone, and they can be pre-scheduled as far in advance as you'd like.  I'm happy to continue sending these messages, I just thought this would be a good way to serve St. John's that can always work with your schedule. - Pastor Cowell  

 

The Blessings of Weekly Communion – If you weren’t able to attend our Lenten Bible study on the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to pick up the handout on the side table in back of the sanctuary that contains all five of the Bible study topics.  As we keep learning about and considering the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to continue to bring me your questions and comments.

 

Call Days at the Seminaries – Candidates at our seminaries will soon be receiving their calls into the office of the Holy Ministry.  Call day at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne is April 30th and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is May 1st.  Please pray for these students and the congregation whom they will be called to serve.  

 

Camp Okoboji Events - As summer gets closer, don't forget to check out the schedule of events at Camp Okoboji found at: www.campokoboji.org/camp-schedule.php.  Camp Okoboji will also be hosting a volunteer day on Saturday, May 18 if you would like to help beautify the camp for the summer season.  Meals and lodging if needed are provided to volunteers at no cost.  Call the camp office at 712-337-3325 to let them know you're coming or to ask about what projects they have for you to help with.  

 

A Camp on Biblical Masculinity - Are you a man? Then this camp is for you.  The LCMS camp near Solon, IA is hosting an event for men of all ages 8 and up - single, married, with children or no children on June 9-12.  The camp will be focused on learning the characteristics of biblical masculinity and doing various "man stuff." There will be a 45 minute Bible study each day, and the rest of the day will consist of outdoor activity.  This would be a great father/son/grandfather outing or just an opportunity to enjoy time with other Christian men.  Pastor Cowell will be attending this event.  See the flier in back, and register at: evanguard.org/csmpregistrstion  

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – The Office of the Keys

What is the Office of the Keys?  The Office of the Keys is that special authority which Christ has given to His church on earth to forgive the sins of repentant sinners, but to withhold forgiveness from the unrepentant as long as they do not repent.  Where is this written?  This is what St. John the Evangelist writes in chapter twenty: The Lord Jesus breathed on His disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.  If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” (John 20:22-23) [Luther’s Small Catechism, Confession]

 

This Week at St. John’s – (April 28, 2019-May 5, 2019)

Today (28th )              9:00  am       Divine Service

                                10:00  am       Quarterly Voter’s Meeting                                                         

Tuesday (30th )           8:30  am       Circuit Winkel at St. John’s, Burt

Wednesday (1st )        7:00  pm       Religion School

                                 7:30   pm      Public Examination of the Confirmands

Thursday (2nd )           1:30  pm       LWML (Ladies Aid) Meting                                                                            

Sunday (5th)               9:00  am       Divine Service (Holy Communion) Confirmation

                                10:00  am       Reception for the Confirmands                                            

                            

Greeters Next Week:     Nicolle, Elyssa & Peyton Marlow

Acolyte for Today:        Peyton Marlow

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

Elder for April:               Jeff Schutjer

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS and NOTICES

April 21, 2019

Easter Day

 

Collect of the DayAlmighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Children’s Easter Story Booklets are available on the back table.  Be sure to pick one or more up to give to family and friends.

 

Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28th.

 

Parish Messenger Articles for the May/June edition are due to Linda Kerkove by Tuesday, April 23rd.

 

Confirmation Students Almsgiving Projects - The amount of $1,182.00 was collected during the weekly Lenten services for the following student almsgiving projects: Jordan Blocker, Loving Hands Nursery; Jacob Haase, Lutherans in Africa; Peyton Marlow, Kids of the Kingdom Preschool; and Crystal Ditsworth, TLC Quilters.  Thank you for your generosity this Lent!

 

Teacher Needed - St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burt is accepting applications for a preschool teacher for the 2019-2020 school year for Kids of the Kingdom Preschool.  Please send or email application letter and resume to: St John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 98, Burt, Iowa 50522 or churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

Registration for Preschool - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool in Burt, IA is accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please call the St. John's Lutheran church office at 515-924-3344 for information or email, churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

Partnership Adopt a Highway - Our Trinity/St. John’s partnership is participating in the Adopt a Highway program. The section we have adopted is six miles north of Algona on Highway 169.  We will have our first clean-up day on Saturday, April 27th.  We will meet at Trinity at 10:00 am to go over safety and carpool to the site from there.  Lunch will be served at St. John’s, Burt. Advanced notice isn't required, but if you plan on helping contact Kathy Bichel at 515-320-5864 to help estimate how many we have to help.   

 

The Congregation Is Invited to attend the Public Examination of the Confirmands on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m.  Confirmation Day is Sunday, May 5th.

 

Call Days at the Seminaries – Candidates at our seminaries will soon be receiving their calls into the office of the Holy Ministry.  Call day at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne is April 30th and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is May 1st.  Please pray for these students and the congregation whom they will be called to serve.  

 

In-Gathering Outreach - Continue to bring your items for the homeless outreach project.  We will be delivering those to Zion Lutheran at the LWML Rally on Thursday, April 25th.  We are collecting the following items: children’s colored socks and underwear (new) and men’s colored new socks, briefs or boxer shorts. You can bring these items to the church and place them the blue basket provided in the back.

 

The Blessings of Weekly Communion – If you weren’t able to attend our Lenten Bible study on the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to pick up the handout on the side table in back of the sanctuary that contains all five of the Bible study topics.  As we continue learning about and considering the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to keep coming to me with your questions and comments so that I can know when it will be appropriate for us to give Communion every Sunday a try.

 

Trinity Bible Study on Facebook Live - Join Pastor Schlund at 7:30 p.m. tonight for his last Bible based study on the theme “Behold the Man.”  You will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion if you’d like, but you won’t need to leave home. Visit facebook.com/TrinityAlgona on your computer or use the Facebook App on your smartphone or tablet.

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – The Date of Easter

Page xxiii of our hymnal gives this explanation for the date of Easter: “Easter Day is always the Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or after the spring equinox on March 21.  This full moon may happen on any date between March 21 and April 18 inclusive.  If the full moon falls on a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday following.  Easter Day cannot be earlier than March 22 or later than April 25.”  Praise God that we are saved by faith in Christ’s death and resurrection for us, and not by our ability to calculate the appropriate time to celebrate it!

            

This Week at St. John’s – (April 21, 2019-April 28, 2019)

Today                       8:00  am       Easter Resurrection Divine Service (Holy Communion)

                                 9:00  am       Rolls/Coffee served in church basement                                

Wednesday              6:30  pm       Religion School

Thursday                  4:30  pm       LWML Zone Rally

Saturday                 10:00  am       Partnership Highway clean-up

Sunday                     9:00  am       Divine Service

                                10:00  am       Quarterly Voter’s Meeting                                              

                            

Greeters Next Week:   Duane and Ann Heyes

Acolyte for Today:      Jordan and Caelum Blocker

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

Elder for April:            Jeff Schutjer

 

Trinity Bible Studies – St. John’s members are welcome to attend any of the following Bible Studies at Trinity:

  • Wednesday AM Adult Bible Class – Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) – Tuesday Evenings Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. at parsonage.
  • Women’s Bible Study Mondays: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

·         Trinity Bible Study “Behold the Man” on Trinity’s Facebook Page on Sunday evenings during Lent at 7:30 p.m.

 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS and NOTICES

April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday

 

Collect of the DayAlmighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held today following the service.  Voter’s Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28th.

 

Easter Flowers – If you would like to purchase an Easter lily for the church to use on Easter Sunday, there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the church for you to place your order. Each lily is $13.00 and you may pay Cheryl Batt by today. Please feel free to take your lily home after the Easter morning worship service.

 

Partnership Holy Week Services – Check out the flier in back for information on our two partnership Holy Week services: the Stations of the Cross here at St. John’s on Good Friday at 8:30 a.m. and the Easter Vigil at Trinity on Holy Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  These are in addition to our regularly scheduled Holy Week services. 

 

Parish Messenger Articles for the May/June edition are due into Linda Kerkove by April 23rd.

 

Teacher Needed – St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burt is accepting applications for a preschool teacher for the 2019-2020 school year for Kids of the Kingdom Preschool.  Please send or email application letter and resume to: St John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 98, Burt, Iowa 50522 or churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

Registration for Preschool – Kids of the Kingdom Preschool in Burt, IA is accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please call the St. John's Lutheran church office at 515-924-3344 for information or email churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.

 

Pray for our Legislatures – On Tuesday Lutheran Family Service organized nearly fifty LCMS pastors from Iowa Districts West and East at the Iowa capitol to show our support for God's love of all people from conception to natural death.  We met with our ten LCMS legislatures and thanked and encouraged them in their support of pro-life legislation. We then had the opportunity to lobby our local representatives on your behalf and share with them our Synod's support of anti-abortion and anti-physician assisted suicide legislation.  Please pick up the LFS flier on the back table and pray for our ten LCMS legislatures by name, as well as our local senator Dennis Guth and representative Tedd Gassman, that God direct them to serve in their vocations according to His will and to His glory. 

 

In-Gathering Outreach – We are asking the congregation to help with a project for the homeless.  We are collecting the following items; children’s colored socks and underwear (new) and men’s colored new socks, briefs or boxer shorts. You can bring these items to the church and place them the blue basket provided in the back. These items will be taken to Zion Lutheran in LuVerne on April 25th to the LWML Rally.  Contact Bev Skadburg with any questions.

 

Trinity Bible Study on Facebook Live - Join Pastor Schlund at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday nights during Lent on Trinity's Facebook page for a Bible study based on their Lent theme “Behold the Man”.  You’ll be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion if you’d like, but you won’t need to leave home. Visit facebook.com/TrinityAlgona on your computer or use the Facebook App on your smartphone or tablet on Sunday nights to join the study.

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – The Easter Triduum

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are all part of a single liturgy called the Easter Triduum, or the Paschal Triduum.  We begin the Easter Triduum with the Invocation (“In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”) on Maundy Thursday and end with the Benediction (“The Lord bless you and keep you…”) on the Easter Vigil.  This liturgy is of great comfort to us because it reminds us that Christ’s Holy Supper is never without the power of His death, and His death is never without the power of His resurrection.

             

Easter in Lone Rock on Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 a.m. at the Fire Station.  Activities of Egg coloring, games, with prizes and an Egg Hunt will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Refreshments served.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (April 14, 2019-April 21, 2019)

Today (04/14)          8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service – Palm Sunday (Holy Communion)                              

                                10:00 am       Council Meeting

Tuesday (04/16)      8:30  am       Morning Prayer

Wednesday (04/17) 2:30  pm       Lenten Services at Accura Nursing Home

                                                      No Religion School

Thursday (04/18)        8:30           am Morning Prayer

                                 6:30  pm       Holy Thursday Divine Service (Holy Communion)

Friday (04/19)          8:30  am       Stations of the Cross

                                 6:30  pm       Good Friday Tenebrae Service

Saturday (04/20)     7:00  pm       Easter Vigil Divine Service (Trinity, Algona)                  

Sunday (04/21)        8:00  am       Easter Day Divine Service

                                 9:00  am       Rolls/Coffee served in church basement                       

                            

Greeters Next Week:   Bud and Mary Lou Marlow

Acolyte for Today:      none-assigned

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

Elder for April:            Jeff Schutjer

 

Trinity Bible Studies – St. John’s members are welcome to attend any of the following Bible Studies at Trinity:

  • Wednesday AM Adult Bible Class – Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
  • BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) – Tuesday Evenings Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. at parsonage.
  • Women’s Bible Study Mondays: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

·         Trinity will also be having a Morning Prayer Service each Monday at 8:30 a.m. during Lent. 

·         Trinity Bible Study “Behold the Man” on Trinity’s Facebook Page on Sunday evenings during Lent at 7:30 p.m.