Thursday, November 15, 2018

Announcements

November 18, 2018

 

Flowers on the Altar today were given in celebration of Wendell and Esther Christensen’s 62nd Anniversary on November 23rd by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Special Offering is being taken today for the Kossuth County Food Pantry.  Place your donation in the plate at the back of the church.

 

Adult Bible Study – Our theme for adult Bible study for the rest of the year will be prayer. Feel free to join us at any time!

 

Funeral Services for EuClaire Meyer will be held Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be held before the service from 9:30 till 11:00 a.m.   Lunch will be served following in the church basement with the committal at East Lawn Cemetery in Algona.

 

Thanksgiving Service will be held Wednesday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion.

 

Council Meeting will be held immediately following the service today. This meeting is to review and vote on the 2019 Budget and Nomination of 2019 Officers.

 

A Heartfelt Thank You to my church family for all get well wishes, cards and the flowers I received from the congregation during my knee replacement.  Special thanks to Pastor for the visit to the hospital!  Also, big thanks to Ann Heyes who picked up the slack at the office while I was gone.  God bless you all!  Rosann Shipler

 

LWML Christmas Coffee will be held on Sunday, December 2nd following the service.

*  All LWML members are to bring 2 dozen cookies for the coffee and to share with our shut-ins.

 

Children’s Christmas Program Practice will be held on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m.  We will be practicing on December 1st, 8, 15th and Dress Rehearsal on the 22nd.  Be sure you are at all practices!

 

Church Decorating – The congregation is invited to come and spend an evening of fellowship and fun as we decorate the Church for Christmas on Wednesday, December 5th at 6:30 pm.  See you there!

 

The Blessings of Every Sunday Communion I’d like to schedule a special Bible study and time of discussion about the blessings of Every Sunday Communion some time other than Sunday morning.  If you are interested in attending please suggest to me a day and time that works best for you.   

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – The Antichrist

One sign that we are living in the end times is the appearance of antichrists among us.  Antichrists are not the devilish creatures with flames and pitchforks that we often imagine them to be.  An antichrist is anyone who lives in direct opposition of Christ (hence “anti” Christ). The Power and Primacy of the Pope of our Lutheran Confessions identifies the pope as an antichrist among us:

      It is clear that the Roman pontiffs, with their followers, defend godless doctrines and godless services.  And the marks of Antichrist plainly agree with the kingdom of the pope and his followers.  For Paul, in describing Antichrist to the Thessalonians, calls him an enemy of Christ, “Who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4).  He is not speaking about heathen kings,  but about someone ruling in the Church.  He calls him the enemy of Christ, because he will invent doctrine conflicting with the Gospel and will claim for himself divine authority.

Therefore beware of teachers in the church who may appear outwardly pious and charitable, but who seek to replace Christ and His saving work with their own authority and unbiblical teachings.

 

FlockNote – is an email and text message service that will allow St. John’s to send you announcements and other resources all from one place.  Please pick up the Flocknote flier on the back table for more information and instructions on how to sign up.  Feel free to sign up for as many or as few options for communication as you would like, but we ask that all members sign up for the “St. John’s Cancellations” option.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if the phone number listed is a landline.  Feel free to ask Pastor any questions about this new tool, or to have him help you with the sign-up process.    

 

Burt Summer Celebration Fall Festival Luncheon – We will be serving a Vegetable Beef Soup Meal today, November 18th from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Burt Activity Complex.   Free Will Donation. 

 

Gift of Life Fundraiser for Organ Donor Abbie Buscher and Organ Recipient Charlie Murphy will be held on Saturday, November 24th from 8-2 p.m. at the Algona Senior Center in Algona. Come get some Christmas shopping done and snack o some bake sale goodies while supporting a good cause!!

 

Burt Lions Club Santa Day will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 1 p.m. at the Burt Community Center.  Fire Engine Rides, see Santa, coffee and cookies will be served.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (November 18, 2018 – November 25, 2018)

Today               8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service (Holy Communion)

                       10:00  am       Council Meeting  - Review Budget and Nominations

Wednesday       6:00  pm       No Religion School

                         6:30  pm       Thanksgiving Service  (Holy Communion)

Friday               9:00  am       Pastor at Algona Nursing Homes

Sunday             8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service 

                      

Greeters Next Week:             Wade and Devyn Briggs

Acolytes:                             Peyton Marlow

Ushers for November:        *Lynn Bierstedt, Darrel Schmidt & Dave Kerkove

Elder for November:            Jerry Koestler

 

 

 

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Announcements

November 11, 2018

 

Kossuth County Food Pantry – We will be taking a special door offering for the food pantry this week and next as a way of giving thanks to God this Thanksgiving for all of the earthly and eternal blessings He has given to us.

 

Adult Bible Study – Our theme for adult Bible study for the rest of the year will be prayer. Feel free to join us at any time!

 

The Blessings of Every Sunday Communion I’d like to schedule a special Bible study and time of discussion about the blessings of Every Sunday Communion some time other than Sunday morning.  If you are interested in attending please suggest to me a day and time that works best for you.   

 

Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 18th following the service to review the budget and the list of nominating officers.

 

Thanksgiving Service will be held Wednesday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion.

 

FlockNote – is an email and text message service that will allow St. John’s to send you announcements and other resources all from one place.  Please pick up the Flocknote flier on the back table for more information and instructions on how to sign up.  Feel free to sign up for as many or as few options for communication as you would like, but we ask that all members sign up for the “St. John’s Cancellations” option.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if the phone number listed is a landline.  Feel free to ask Pastor any questions about this new tool, or to have him help you with the sign-up process.    

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – The Tithe

In the Old Testament God’s people were required to tithe (give ten percent of their goods) for the support of the priests as well as poor and needy among them.  On the cross Jesus set us free from the law of the tithe. We no longer give to God and those in need under compulsion, but we give freely from our redeemed hearts.  The widow’s mite in today’s Gospel lesson is a good example of a person who gave by faith and not under compulsion. When you consider how much to put in the offering plate think not only about how Jesus has freed you from the requirement of the tithe, but how he has freed you to give even more than ten percent of your income, time, talent, and prayer - from a willing and joyful heart - to the service of the church and those in need.  Putting ten percent of your paycheck into the offering plate is only the beginning of the works of love Christ has freed you to pursue in his name.

VFW Breakfast will be held today from 8-12:30 p.m. at the Burt Community Center. Menu: Eggs, sausages, pancakes juice and coffee.  Free Will Donation

 

Soup Fundraiser – Sentral Volunteer Ambulance will be holding their Annual Soup Fundraiser today from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fenton American Legion.

 

Burt Summer Celebration Fall Festival Luncheon – We will be serving a Vegetable Beef Soup Meal on Sunday, November 18th from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Burt Activity Complex.   Free Will Donation. 

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (November 11, 2018 – November 18, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service                                                                           

Tuesday          8:30  am       Circuit Winkel Meetings at Trinity, Algona

                        6:00  pm       Preschool Board Meeting

Wednesday     6:00  pm       Religion/Confirmation Classes

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service  (Holy Communion)

                     10:00  am       Council Meeting to Review the Budget and Nomination of Officers

                      

Greeters Next Week:           Steve and Vickie Madsen

Acolytes:                            None Assigned

Ushers for November:     *Lynn Bierstedt, Darrel Schmidt & Dave Kerkove

Elder for November:         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 Monday’s: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Announcements 11/04

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES

November 4, 2018


Thank You!  Kids of the Kingdom Preschool thanks everyone who came out and supported our bake sale along with the Lions Omelet Brunch.  Your donations and purchases were very much appreciated.


Budget Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

 

Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 18th following the service to review the budget and nominate church officers.

 

Funeral – The funeral for Helen Smith will be Saturday, Nov. 10th at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's.  The visitation will be the same day at 1:00 p.m.

 

Thanksgiving Service will be held Wednesday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion.

 

FlockNote – is an email and text message service that will allow St. John's to send you announcements and other resources all from one place.  Please pick up the Flocknote flier on the back table for more information and instructions on how to sign up.  Feel free to sign up for as many or as few options for communication as you would like, but we ask that all members sign up for the "St. John's Cancellations" option.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if the phone number listed is a landline.  Feel free to ask Pastor any questions about this new tool, or to have him help you with the sign-up process.     

 

The Blessings of Every Sunday Communion: As we continue our conversations about the blessings of every Sunday Communion, please consider filling out a survey with your thoughts on the topic on the back table.  You can place your completed surveys in Pastor's box or slip it under his office door. 

 

Rural Small Town Ministry Conference – Pastor Schlund, Jeff Schutjer, and Pastor Cowell will be attending an LCMS conference in Kansas City this week to speak to other pastors and lay people who serve and live in rural areas about our partnership between Trinity and St. John's.  We will also be learning from others about various topics related to ministry in a rural context which we hope will help us as we carry on Christ's mission here at St. John's.

 

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – Lutherans Love the Saints

Here's what Article XXI of our Augsburg Confession says regarding our relationship with the saints in heaven:  

Our churches teach that the history of saints may be set before us so that we may follow the example of their faith and good works, according to our calling.  For example, the emperor may follow the example of David in making war to drive away the Turk from his country.  For both are kings. But the Scriptures do not teach that we are to call on the saints or to ask the saints for help.  Scripture sets before us the one Christ as the Mediator, Atoning Sacrifice, High Priest, and Intercessor.  He is to be prayed to.  He has promised that He will hear our prayer.  This is the worship that He approves above all other worship, that He be called upon in all afflictions.  "If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father" (1 John 2:1).

In short, let the saints be saints and let Jesus be Jesus.  Praise the faith of the saints, follow their lead, be inspired by their good works and holy lives, but look to Christ alone for forgiveness and life and pray to God alone in times of need.   

 

VFW Breakfast will be held Sunday, November 11th from 8-12:30 p.m. at the Burt Community Center. Menu: Eggs, sausages, pancakes and drink.

 

Burt Summer Celebration Fall Festival Luncheon – We will be serving a Vegetable Beef Soup Meal on Sunday, November 18th from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Burt Activity Complex.   Free Will Donation. 

 

VFW Breakfast will be held on Sunday, November 11th from 8-12:30 p.m. at the Burt Community Center. Menu: Eggs, sausages, pancakes and drink.

 

Fall Harvest Festival will be held at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church today (Nov. 4) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Serving will be the Traditional Turkey Meal with Desserts included.   Free Will Donation

 

Soup Fundraiser – Sentral Volunteer Ambulance will be holding their Annual Soup Fundraiser on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fenton American Legion.

 

This Week at St. John's  – (November 4, 2018 – November 11, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       All Saints Divine Service (Holy Communion)

Tuesday           6:30  pm       Budget Meeting - Budget Committee

Wednesday    6:00   pm       Religion/Confirmation Classes

Thursday                               Pastor and Jeff Schutjer at Rural Ministry Conference in Kansas City thru Saturday.

Saturday          1:00 pm        Visitation for Helen Smith

                        2:00 pm        Funeral for Helen Smith

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service  

                      

Greeters Next Week:            Joe and Tina Heyes

Acolytes:                          None Assigned

Ushers for November:       *Lynn Bierstedt, Darrel Schmidt & Dave Kerkove

Elder for November:          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 Monday's: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Announcements

October 28, 2018

 

The Blessings of Every Sunday Communion: As we continue our conversations about the blessings of every Sunday Communion, please consider filling out a survey with your thoughts on the topic on the back table.  You can place your completed surveys in Pastor's box or slip it under his office door. 

 

Preschool Bake Sale - The Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Board are holding a Bake Sale Fundraiser at the same time as Lions Club Breakfast today from 8-1 p.m.   Come support our Preschool!

 

Thank You! Kids of the Kingdom Preschool would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came and supported our soup dinner.  We are so blessed to have the support of such wonderful people who value the Christian education we can provide.  Your support makes that possible.  Also, thank you to everyone who provided rolls for us.  God bless all of you!

 

Thank You for the cards, gifts, and visits during my stay at the hospital and during my therapy at the Manor Care Center. A special thanks to Pastor Cowell for his many visits.  It helped me to “get back on my feet.”    Red Madsen

 

Parish Messenger Articles are due to Linda Kerkove for the November/December edition today.

 

Algona Circuit Reformation Celebration - You are invited to the Algona Circuit Reformation Celebration.  The celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 520 N. Garfield St. in Algona this afternoon (October 28th ).  We'll begin at 4:00 p.m. with a Divine Service, followed by German-style food and fellowship at 5:30 p.m.  There will be a free-will offering to offset the cost of the meal.  Our guest preacher will be Pastor Henry Witte, pastor and missionary to the Hispanic population in the Sioux City area.  Our offering during the service will go toward his ministry efforts. 

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – Article IV of the Augsburg Confession

Article IV of the Augsburg Confession has been called the chief doctrine of the Lutheran Church and the doctrine on which the Church either stands or falls.  This article of faith confesses that our righteousness before God is won for us by Christ alone and is obtained by us through faith alone. Here is Ac IV:

[Our Churches, with common consent,] also teach that men cannot be justified before God by their own strength,

merits, or works, but are freely justified for Christ's sake, through faith, when they believe that they are received

into favor, and that their sins are forgiven for Christ's sake, who, by His death, has made satisfaction for our sins.

This faith God imputes for righteousness in His sight. Rom. 3 and 4.

 

Lutheran Family Services Ballot for Election of Board of Directors:  We have received the ballot for the church to vote on two candidates for LFS Directors: Cara Heiden, Trinity Des Moines or Holly Bierschenk, St. John’s Newhall.   We also have the option to write in a name.  If you would or know of someone who would like to be put on the ballot, please let Rosann know today.

 

Adult Bible Class – Join us next week as we consider from Scripture the blessings that the examples of the saints who have gone before us can have on our faith. 

 

FlockNote – is an email and text message service that will allow St. John’s to send you announcements and other resources all from one place.  Please pick up the Flocknote flier on the back table for more information and instructions on how to sign up.  Feel free to sign up for as many or as few options for communication as you would like, but we ask that all members sign up for the “St. John’s Cancellations” option.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if the phone number listed is a landline.  Feel free to ask Pastor any questions about this new tool, or to have him help you with the sign-up process.    

 

Omelet Breakfast – The Lions Club will be hosting an Omelet Breakfast at the Burt Activity Complex today from 8-1:00 p.m.  

 

VFW Breakfast will be held on Sunday, November 11th from 8-12:30 p.m. at the Burt Community Center. Menu: Eggs, sausages, pancakes, juice and coffee.   Free Will Donation

 

Fall Harvest Festival will be held at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Serving will be the Traditional Turkey Meal with Desserts included. Free Will Donation.

 

Soup Fundraiser – Sentral Volunteer Ambulance will be holding their Annual Soup Fundraiser on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fenton American Legion.

 

Lakota Ambulance Annual Soup Dinner is being held on Sunday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lakota Eagle Center.  Menu: Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup, Grilled Cheese or Egg Salad Sandwich, bars and drink.  Free will Donation.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (October 28, 2018-November 4, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Reformation Divine Service (Holy Communion)

                        4:00  pm       Circuit Reformation Service at Trinity, Algona

                        5:30  pm       German-style food and Fellowship time

Thursday         1:30  pm       LWML Ladies Aid Meeting

Wednesday     6:00  pm       Religion/Confirmation Classes

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       All Saints Divine Service  (Holy Communion)

                      

Greeters Next Week:           Mike and Amy Bierstedt

Acolyte:                              Tysen Wickman

Ushers for October:          *Randy Reimers, Terry Briggs and Chris Heyes

Elder for October:             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 Monday’s: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 

 

*Daylight Savings Time Ends – Sunday, November 4, 2018  - Turn Back your clocks!

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Announcements

October 21, 2018

 

Share the Blessing Letters and Giving Envelopes were put in the boxes last week.  Financial Committee

 

The Blessings of Every Sunday Communion: As we continue our conversations about the blessings of every Sunday Communion, please consider filling out a survey with your thoughts on the topic on the back table.  You can place your completed surveys in Pastor's box or slip it under his office door. 

 

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

 

Preschool Soup Luncheon – Today the Preschool Board will be hosting a Soup Luncheon from 11-1:00 p.m.  Once again we will be serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, and Potato Soups. Bring your containers for carry outs or we will have some, if you aren’t able to stay after church.  See you there!  Free will donation! 

 

Parish Messenger Articles are due to Linda Kerkove for the November/December edition no later than Sunday, October 28th.

 

Preschool Bake Sale - The Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Board will be holding a Bake Sale Fundraiser at the same time as Lions Club Breakfast on Sunday, October 28th from 8-1 p.m.   If you wish to furnish for this, please contact a Board Member.

 

Adult Bible Class – We are studying our Synod’s Explanation of the Small Catechism published in 2017.  These are the 374 questions in the back of Luther’s Small Catechism which help us apply the six chief parts of the Catechism to issues of our current church and culture.

 

Algona Circuit Reformation Celebration - You are invited to the Algona Circuit Reformation Celebration.  The celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 520 N. Garfield St. in Algona on Sunday, October 28th.  We'll begin at 4:00 p.m. with a Divine Service, followed by German-style food and fellowship at 5:30 p.m.  There will be a free-will offering to offset the cost of the meal.  Our guest preacher will be Pastor Henry Witte, pastor and missionary to the Hispanic population in the Sioux City area.  Our offering during the service will go toward his ministry efforts.  Please sign the sign-up sheet in the back of church to give us an estimate for how much food to prepare.        

 

Lutheran Family Services Ballot for Election of Board of Directors:  We have received the ballot for the church to vote on two candidates for LFS Directors: Cara Heiden, Trinity Des Moines or Holly Bierschenk, St. John’s Newhall.   We also have the option to write in a name.  If you would or know of someone who would like to be put on the ballot, please let Rosann in the office know. 

 

Free Children's Resource - Iowa District West has provided us with free copies of the children's book "Do You Know Who Jesus Is?" to hand out to children in our area.  One idea they had for getting these books to children is to hand them out with your Halloween candy (WITH your Halloween candy - don't forget the candy!).  Feel free to take as many copies on the back table as you'd like. 

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – What is the difference between the Law and the Gospel?

The Law teaches what we are to do and not to do; the Gospel teaches what God has done, and still does, in Jesus, for our salvation.  The Law shows us our sin and the wrath of God; the Gospel shows us our Savior and brings God’s grace and favor. The Law must be proclaimed to all people, but especially to sinners who refuse to repent; the Gospel must be proclaimed to sinners who are troubled by their sins.  See Romans 3:20; John 6:63; Romans 1:16. - An Explanation of the Small Catechism (2017), p. 49

 

Omelet Breakfast – The Lions Club will be hosting an Omelet Breakfast at the Burt Activity Complex on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 8-1:00 p.m.  

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (October 21, 2018-October 28, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service (Holy Communion)

                       10:00  am       Quarterly Voter’s Meeting

                  11-1:00  pm       Preschool Soup Luncheon

Wednesday     6:00  pm       Religion/Confirmation Classes

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Reformation Divine Service  (Holy Communion)

                       4:00   pm       Circuit Reformation Service at Trinity, Algona

                       5:30   pm       German-style food and fellowship time

 

Greeters Next Week:           Steve and Vickie Madsen

Acolytes:                            Tysen Wickman

Ushers for October:          *Randy Reimers, Terry Briggs and Chris Heyes

Elder for October:             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 Monday’s: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Announcements

October 14, 2018

 

Share the Blessing Letters and Giving Envelopes are in your bulletin boxes this morning.  Be sure to pick them up!   Financial Committee

 

The Blessings of Every Sunday Communion: It has become immediately clear that Advent is too soon to begin every Sunday Communion at St. John's.  I apologize for making any of you feel rushed by setting that goal.  As we continue our conversation, please consider filling out a survey on the back table with your thoughts about every Sunday Communion.  You can place your completed surveys in Pastor's box or slip it under his office door. 

Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 21st following the service.

Preschool Soup Luncheon – On Sunday, October 21st from 11-1:00 p.m. the Kids of Kingdom Preschool Board will be holding a Soup Luncheon.  Once again we will be serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, and Potato Soups. Bring your containers for carry outs or we will have some, if you aren’t able to stay after church.  See you there!  Free will donation! 

(*Note Calendar change - Preschool Bake Sale will be October 28th at the Burt Activity Complex).

 

Donations of Buns - Kids of the Kingdom preschool has a sign-up sheet in the back of the church for anyone who would like to donate buns for the soup dinner.  Any donation is appreciated.  Thank you!

 

Adult Bible Class – We are studying our Synod’s Explanation of the Small Catechism published in 2017.  These are the 374 questions in the back of Luther’s Small Catechism which help us apply the six chief parts of the Catechism to issues of our current church and culture.

 

Algona Circuit Reformation Celebration - You are invited to the Algona Circuit Reformation Celebration.  The celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 520 N. Garfield St. in Algona on Sunday, October 28th.  We'll begin at 4:00 p.m. with a Divine Service, followed by German-style food and fellowship at 5:30 p.m.  There will be a free-will offering to offset the cost of the meal.  Our guest preacher will be Pastor Henry Witte, pastor and missionary to the Hispanic population in the Sioux City area.  Our offering during the service will go toward his ministry efforts.  Please sign the sign-up sheet in the back of church to give us an estimate for how much food to prepare.        

 

Free Children's Resource - Iowa District West has provided us with free copies of the children's book "Do You Know Who Jesus Is?" to hand out to children in our area.  One idea they had for getting these books to children is to hand them out with your Halloween candy (WITH your Halloween candy - don't forget the candy!).  Feel free to take as many copies on the back table as you'd like. 

 

Lessons on the Liturgy – Words do things

Words do more than just convey information.  People use words purposefully: to instruct, encourage, warn, comfort.  Bible passages also have varying goals. It is important to ask, What is the author of this passage trying to do to his hearers?  Is he warning against a certain sin or danger? encouraging the persecuted? humbling the arrogant? assuring sinners of God’s mercy? training Christians in godly living? instilling the hope of heaven?  The question is not simply or subjectively “What does this passage mean to me?” The question is this: “What was this biblical writer trying to say - and do - to his readers?” And, in light of that, “What is God saying here - and doing here - to me?” - An Explanation of the Small Catechism (2017), p. 356

 

Nascar Bus Trip – Camp Okoboji is offering a Bus Trip to the Kansas City Speedway on October 20-21, 2018!  The cost is $300.00 per person which includes the following: Ticket (includes the Pre-race Pass), Bus cost and Hotel for Saturday Night (arrangements made by Camp)  All meals are on your own.  For more information and to register go to the webpage  www.campokoboji.org.  

 

Omelet Breakfast – The Lions Club will be hosting a Omelet Breakfast at the Burt Activity Complex on Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 8-1:00 p.m.  

*The Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Board will be holding a Bake Sale Fundraiser at the same time as Lions Club Breakfast.   If you wish to furnish for this, please contact a Board Member.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (October 14, 2018-October 21, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service

Wednesday     6:00  pm       Religion/Confirmation Classes

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service  (Holy Communion)

                       10:00  am       Quarterly Voter’s Meeting

                  11-1:00  pm       Preschool Soup Luncheon

 

Greeters Next Week:           Terry and Wanda Tieman

Acolytes:                            Tysen Wickman

Ushers for October:          *Randy Reimers, Terry Briggs and Chris Heyes

Elder for October:             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 Monday’s: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.