Thursday, October 19, 2017

Announcements

October 22, 2017

 

The Flowers on the altar today are given in memory of Arnie Skadburg whose birthday would have been on October 24th

by Beverly Skadburg.

 

Share the Blessing GivingHarvest is a time of thanksgiving and joy for all. It is a time to count our blessings, to remember who has provided these blessings, and to share these blessings with others.  Our special offering letter and envelope for “Share the Blessing” was placed in your bulletin boxes last week.  

 

Thank You! Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude from the amazing support we received at our soup dinner last Sunday.  We cannot say thank you enough to everyone who attended for your generosity.  It is only with your continued support that we can continue with our Christian education of these young children.

 Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Board and Staff

 

Adult Classes  – October 29, 2017:    Topic:  “ Artwork of the Reformation, and Luther Quotes Worth Remembering“

 

Reformation Day Choir – We will be rehearsing today after the service. All are welcome to sing!

 

Movie “Martin Luther:  The Idea that Changed the World” - One night only – Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Algona State 5 Theater.  Join us for a screening of the rousing adventure story that was Martin Luther's life, following his bold quest for truth – a journey that would reshape the church, and the world. This entertaining new film brings to life the dramatic moments that shaped Luther, and examines the universal questions he wrestled with, like "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose?"  Tickets can now be purchased at the door on the Monday the 23rd of October.

 

Pastor Chats - I will continue to post my available times on the back table for the week ahead for a visit with me.  I will continue to post times through the fall and winter until I am able to visit every family.   

 

Kids of the Kingdom will be holding a Bake Sale at the Annual Lions Club Omelet Breakfast on Sunday October 29th. We are asking for donation for the sale.  Items can be brought to the complex by 9:00 a.m. on the October 29th.

 

Lessons on the Liturgy:   The Sign of the Cross

The making of the sign of the cross is perhaps the oldest rubric in the history of the Christian Church, likely dating to the times of the apostles themselves.  The sign of the cross is made on you first by the pastor at your Baptism.  Every time you cross yourself you are retracing the sign first made upon you at your Baptism, thus bringing to mind the gifts of the forgiveness, life, and salvation of Christ’s cross given to you there in water and word.  Look for places in the liturgy such as the Invocation, Absolution, Creed, Sacrament, and Benediction to trace this reminder of your Baptism on yourself.

 

You are invited to the Algona Circuit's 500th Anniversary Reformation Celebration on Sunday, October 29th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.  This event includes a Reformation Day Divine Service at 3:00 p.m. with guest preacher President Steve Turner, a presentation on Reformation History at 4:15 p.m. by Pastor Tom Schlund (as well as activities for kids at this time), and an Oktoberfest-style meal at 5:00 p.m.  Join us for one, two, or all three of these events as we celebrate this monumental event in the history of Christendom

 

 

The Reformation  by Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie is a new illustrated history Book of the Reformation in honor of its 500th Anniversary.  The book is on the back table for viewing and we do have a couple extra copies for sale for a discounted price of $22.49.  Contact Pastor, the church office to purchase one.

 

Burt Lions Club will be holding an Omelet Breakfast Fund Raiser at the Burt Activity complex on Sunday October 29th from 9 to 1 p.m.   Free Will Donation   Kids Kingdom Bake Sale

 

Burt 1st Annual Costume Crawl 5K  will be held on Saturday, October 28th at 6 p.m. Pre-Registration Fee: $20.  A meal will follow with all proceeds going towards keeping Burt Summer Celebration free!  A Bake Sale will also be held and the committee is asking for donations for that. 

 

Soup Dinner – The Sentral Area Ambulance Soup Dinner Fundraiser is being held today from 10:30-12:30 p.m. at the Fenton American Legion.  Carry outs in town delivered.    Free Will Donation

 

Burt Fire Dept. will be holding a Pork Loin Dinner today from 11-1:00 p.m. at the Burt Activity Complex.  Raffle items will be on display.  Proceeds to go toward a new grass fire truck.  Free Will Donation

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (October 22, 2017- October 29, 2017)

Today            8:00     am        Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                      9:00     am        Service                

                     10:15     am        Choir Practice

Tuesday           9:00     am        Preschool

Wednesday      9:00     am        Preschool

Thursday         9:00     am        Preschool            

Sunday            8:00     am        Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

                       9:00     am        Reformation Service   (Holy Communion)

                  8-12:30     pm       Preschool Bake Sale at Activity Complex – Lions Breakfast

                       3:00     pm       Divine Reformation Service at Trinity – President Steven Turner, speaker

                       4:15     pm       Reformation History Presentation by Rev. Schlund

                       5:00     pm       Octoberfest-style Meal at Trinity

 

Greeters Next Week:            Wade and Devyn Briggs

Acolyte This Week:               Gabby Kelly & Alasha Heenan

Head Usher:                         Roger Lavrenz 

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

Elder for October:                Jeff Schutjer

 

OUR RESPONSE TO THE LORD

Attendance

 

Offering

 

Church

  Communion

  83

  69

Church – Home

Missions

Lutherans in Africa 

$ 1,500.00

        60.00

      126.00

Sunday School

 

Sunday School

          7.00

Adult Class

  17

Religion School

          5.00

Religion School

  11

Share the Blessings

        10.00

 

 

Student Endowment

        60.00

 

 

Preschool Tuition

       340.00

 

Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation October 29, 2017:           

      Sunday, Day 358:              Zephaniah; Revelation 15

      Monday, Day 359:             Haggai; Revelation 16

      Tuesday, Day 360              Zechariah 1-3; Revelation 17

      Wednesday, Day 361         Zechariah 4-6; Revelation 18

      Thursday, Day 362            Zechariah 7-9; Revelation 19

      Friday, Day 363:                Zechariah 10-12; Revelation 20

      Saturday, Day 364:            Zechariah 13-14; Revelation 21

      Reformation Day 365:        Malachi; Revelation 22

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Announcements

October 15, 2017

 

Share the Blessing GivingHarvest is a time of thanksgiving and joy for all. It is a time to count our blessings, to remember who has provided these blessings, and to share these blessings with others.  Our special offering letter and envelope for “Share the Blessing” has been placed in the bulletin boxes.  Be sure to stop and pick yours up! 

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

Preschool Soup Luncheon – Don’t forget to attend the Kids of Kingdom Soup Luncheon from 11-1:00 p.m. today.    Once again we will be serving chili, chicken noodle and potato soups. Please come and support your preschool and get warmed by our wonderful soup. Bring your containers for carry outs if you are unable to stay.  See you there!!  Free Will Donation

 

Adult Classes  – October 22, 2017:    Topic:  An Introduction to the Small Catechism

 

Reformation Day Choir – We will be rehearsing today after the Voter’s Meeting. All are welcome to sing!

 

Kids of the Kingdom will be holding a Bake Sale at the Annual Lions Club Omelet Breakfast on Sunday October 29th. We are asking for donation for the sale.  Items can be brought to the complex by 9:00 a.m. on the October 29th.

 

Pastor Chats - I will continue to post my available times on the back table for the week ahead for a visit with me.  I will continue to post times through the fall and winter until I am able to visit every family.   

 

Lessons on the Liturgy:   Chanting

Chanting is strange, and it’s supposed to be!  Chanting the liturgy lets us know that something is happening at church that doesn’t happen anywhere else on earth.  These are the words of faith, the words of the Holy Spirit.  The liturgy, especially the Psalms, have been chanted from the moment they were written.  When St. Gregory the Great (around 600 A.D.) finally began to write down these ancient psalm tones he used the tones that had been passed down to him from the Jewish synagogue.  So when we use Gregorian chants in our liturgy we are likely singing the Psalms in a similar way to how King David, and how Christ himself, sang them.  

 

You are invited to the Algona Circuit's 500th Anniversary Reformation Celebration on Sunday, October 29th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.  This event includes a Reformation Day Divine Service at 3:00 p.m. with guest preacher President Steve Turner, a presentation on Reformation History at 4:15 p.m. by Pastor Tom Schlund (as well as activities for kids at this time), and an Oktoberfest-style meal at 5:00 p.m.  Join us for one, two, or all three of these events as we celebrate this monumental event in the history of Christendom

 

Movie “Martin Luther:  The Idea that Changed the World” - One night only – Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Algona State 5 Theater.  Join us for a screening of the rousing adventure story that was Martin Luther's life, following his bold quest for truth – a journey that would reshape the church, and the world. This entertaining new film brings to life the dramatic moments that shaped Luther, and examines the universal questions he wrestled with, like "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose?" Get tickets ($9 plus $1 handling fee) at http://luthermovie.link/algona  Tickets must be ordered by Monday, October 16th.    (Word has been received that we have enough participation for the show to be shown in Algona. Hurry and get your tickets, there is still room for more people.)

 

The Reformation  by Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie is a new illustrated history Book of the Reformation in honor of its 500th Anniversary.  A shortened sample of the book is available in the church library.  The book is available for purchase through the church for a discounted price of $22.49.  Contact Pastor, the church office, or write your name on the order poster in the library if you wish to purchase a copy.  Note:  Sample of book is on the table in the back of the church.

 

Serving the Lord by Serving Others’ - Trinity Lutheran Church Quilters Open House is being held today (October 15th)  from 2-5:00 p.m.  Quilts, Dolls, Trucks and more will be on display with tours given as the quilters are working in the basement. 

 

Burt Lions Club will be holding an Omelet Breakfast Fund Raiser at the Burt Activity complex on Sunday October 29th from 9 to 1 p.m.   Free Will Donation   Kids Kingdom Bake Sale

 

Burt 1st Annual Costume Crawl 5K  will be held on October 28th at 6 p.m. Pre-Registration Fee: $20.  A meal will follow with all proceeds going towards keeping Burt Summer Celebration free!  A Bake Sale will also be held and the committee is asking for donations for that. 

 

Soup Dinner – The Sentral Area Ambulance Soup Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 22nd from 10:30-12:30 p.m. at the Fenton American Legion.  Carry outs in town delivered.    Free Will Donation

 

Burt Fire Dept. will be holding a Pork Loin Dinner on Sunday, October 22nd from 11-1:00 p.m. at the Burt Activity Complex.  Raffle items will be on display.  Proceeds to go toward a new grass fire truck.  Free Will Donation

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (October 15, 2017- October 22, 2017)

Today            8:00     am        Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                      9:00     am        Service                                                                                        

                     10:00     am        Quarterly Voter’s Meeting

                     10:15     am        Choir Practice

                11-1:00     pm       Preschool Soup Luncheon

Tuesday           9:00     am        Preschool

Wednesday      9:00     am        Preschool

Thursday         9:00     am        Preschool            

Friday              9:00     am        Algona Nursing Homes Services

Sunday            8:00     am        Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

                       9:00     am        Service  

                     10:15     am        Choir Practice

 

Greeters Next Week:            Steve and Vickie Madsen

Acolyte This Week:               Peyton Marlow

Head Usher:                         Roger Lavrenz 

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

Elder for October:                Jeff Schutjer

 

Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation October 29, 2017:

      Sunday, Day 351:              Obadiah; Revelation 8      

      Monday, Day 352:             Jonah; Revelation 9          

      Tuesday, Day 353              Micah 1-3; Revelation 10

      Wednesday, Day 354:        Micah 4-5; Revelation 11

      Thursday, Day 355:            Micah 6-7; Revelation 12  

      Friday, Day 356:                Nahum; Revelation 13

      Saturday, Day 357:            Habakkuk; Revelation 14

 

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Announcements

October 8, 2017

 

Sunday School/Adult Classes:

·         Adult Bible Class – October 15, 2017:    Topic:  “An Introduction to the Formula of Concord”

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held today following the service.  The Voter’s Meeting will be held next  Sunday, October 15th before the Preschool Soup Luncheon.

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Soup Luncheon will be held at St. John’s, Burt on Sunday October 15th from 11-1:00 p.m.   Once again we will be serving chili, chicken noodle and potato soups. Please come and support your preschool and get warmed by our wonderful soup. Bring your containers for carry outs if you are unable to stay.  See you there!!  Free Will Donation

 

Reformation Day Choir – We will be rehearsing today after the Council Meeting. All are welcome to sing!

 

Kids of the Kingdom is asking for donations of one dozen tea rolls for the soup dinner on October 15.  There is a sign-up sheet on the back table for anyone who would like to sign up.  Please have the rolls at the church before 11 on October 15.  Thank you again for your wonderful support.  Kids of the Kingdom board and staff.

 

Pastor Chats - I will continue to post my available times on the back table for the week ahead for a visit with me.  I will continue to post times through the fall and winter until I am able to visit every family.   

 

Lessons on the Liturgy:   Church Ceilings

We all know that church ceilings often look like upside-down boats.  But have you also noticed how church ceilings (like St. John’s) often have “ribs” that, when standing in the back of the church, give the sense of a picture frame within a picture frame within a picture frame.  At the altar the rib typically narrows and is distinguished from the others (in our case by being white instead of brown).  This is meant to create the effect of walking into an entirely different realm, or dimension, as one approaches the altar.  That is exactly what happens as we come up for Communion.  We place one foot on earth and one foot into heaven and receive the mystery of the truly divine and truly human Christ.

 

You are invited to the Algona Circuit's 500th Anniversary Reformation Celebration on Sunday, October 29th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.  This event includes a Reformation Day Divine Service at 3:00 p.m. with guest preacher President Steve Turner, a presentation on Reformation History at 4:15 p.m. by Pastor Tom Schlund (as well as activities for kids at this time), and an Oktoberfest-style meal at 5:00 p.m.  Join us for one, two, or all three of these events as we celebrate this monumental event in the history of Christendom

 

Movie “Martin Luther:  The Idea that Changed the World” - One night only – Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Algona State 5 Theater.  Join us for a screening of the rousing adventure story that was Martin Luther's life, following his bold quest for truth – a journey that would reshape the church, and the world. This entertaining new film brings to life the dramatic moments that shaped Luther, and examines the universal questions he wrestled with, like "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose?" Get tickets ($9 plus $1 handling fee) at http://luthermovie.link/algona  Tickets must be ordered by October 16th.

 

The Reformation  by Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie is a new illustrated history Book of the Reformation in honor of its 500th Anniversary.  A shortened sample of the book is available in the church library.  The book is available for purchase through the church for a discounted price of $22.49.  Contact Pastor, the church office, or write your name on the order poster in the library if you wish to purchase a copy. 

Serving the Lord by Serving Others’ - Trinity Lutheran Church Quilters Open House is being held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 2-5:00 p.m.  Quilts, Dolls, Trucks and more will be on display with tours given as the quilters are working in the basement.  A Community working together with:  Kossuth County Care Team, Kossuth Cancer Support Foundation and Chips Off the Old Block  Come see what we have been doing!

 

Burt 1st Annual Costume Crawl 5K  will be held on October 28th at 6 p.m. Pre-Registration Fee: $20.  A meal will follow with all proceeds going towards keeping Burt Summer Celebration free!  A Bake Sale will also be held and the committee is asking for donations for that. 

 

Soup Dinner – The Sentral Area Ambulance Soup Dinner Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, October 22nd from 10:30-12:30 p.m. at the Fenton American Legion.  Carry Outs in town delivered.    Free Will Donation

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (October 8, 2017- October 15, 2017)

Today            8:00     am        Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                      9:00     am        Service                                                                                        

                     10:00     am        Quarterly Council Meeting

                     10:15     am        Choir Practice

Tuesday           9:00     am        Preschool

                       6:00     pm       Preschool Board Meeting

Wednesday      9:00     am        Preschool

Thursday         9:00     am        Preschool            

Sunday            8:00     am        Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

                       9:00     am        Service  

                     10:00     am        Voter’s Meeting

                     10:15     am        Choir Practice

                  11-1:00     pm       Preschool Soup Luncheon

                            

Greeters Next Week:            Doris Blocker and Mary Steven

Acolyte This Week:               Nick Christensen and Jacob Haase

Head Usher:                         Roger Lavrenz 

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

Elder for October:                Jeff Schutjer

 

Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation October 29, 2017:

      Sunday, Day 344:              Hosea 5-8; Revelation 1    

      Monday, Day 345:             Hosea 9-11; Revelation 2  

      Tuesday, Day 346              Hosea 12-14; Revelation 3

      Wednesday, Day 347:        Joel; Revelation 4

      Thursday, Day 348:            Amos 1-3; Revelation 5     

      Friday, Day 349:                Amos 4-6; Revelation 6

      Saturday, Day 350:            Amos 7-9; Revelation 7

 

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) Study – currently studying Revelation and meeting Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. 

·         Women’s Bible Studies during the school year on Monday mornings at 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

 

 

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Announcements

October 1, 2017

 

LWML Sunday - The first Sunday in October is traditionally set aside for the observation of LWML Sunday, but it may be celebrated at any time.  Building on God’s promises, we know that this is our time to be distinctly Lutheran. Since 1942, the LWML has affirmed each woman’s identity as a child of God and her relationship with Jesus Christ, encouraging and equipping Christian women to live out their lives in active mission ministries, and to support missions around the world through their sacrificial gifts of mites, tithes, offerings, and tireless service. Now is our time to “Be Ready to Confess!” faithfully and boldly of Christ’s redemptive work for us and for all the world.

·   The St. John’s Ladies Aid invites all ladies to join us for our meetings on the 1st Thursday of each month.   Pastor Cowell will be giving a Bible Study each month before our meeting and we would like to invite you all to come. Next Meeting Thursday, October 5th at 1:30 p.m. 

 

Sunday School/Adult Classes:

·         Adult Bible Class - October 8, 2017:    Topic:  “An Introduction to the Apology of the Augsburg Confession”

 

Up-Coming 500th Anniversary of the Reformation - I am looking for singers to sing at our Reformation Sunday  Service on October 29th.  A sign-up sheet is on the table in the back or you may contact Pastor Cowell.

 

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held next Sunday, October 8th following the service.  The Voter’s Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 15th before the Preschool Soup Luncheon.

 

Pastor Chats - I will continue to post my available times on the back table for the week ahead for a visit with me.  I will continue to post times through the fall and winter until I am able to visit every family.   

 

Lessons on the Liturgy: Stained-Glass Windows

Stained-glass windows serve three functions in the church.  First, they give us pictures of the Scripture lessons we are hearing from the lectern.  In this way the windows give us an opportunity to meditate on the Word which these images illustrate.  Second, stained-glass windows are beautiful.  Filling the eyes with beautiful things at worship reminds us that God himself is the author of beauty, seen foremost in the beauty of his incarnation in Jesus Christ.  Third, light filtered through stained-glass provides a “heavenly” effect.  Thus the windows show church to be the place where heaven and earth meet in Christ’s Word and Sacrament.

 

Kids of the Kingdom is asking for donations of one dozen tea rolls for the soup dinner on October 15.  There is a sign-up sheet on the back table for anyone who would like to sign up.  Please have the rolls at the church before 11 on October 15.  Thank you again for your wonderful support.  Kids of the Kingdom board and staff.

 

College Student Addresses – If you have a college student new this year or returning, please be sure to leave their address in the church office.    Any other change of addresses, need to be given to the church office also.

 

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Soup Luncheon will be held at St. John’s, Burt on Sunday October 15th from 11-1:00 p.m.   Once again we will be serving chili, chicken noodle and potato soups. Please come and support your preschool and get warmed by our wonderful soup. Bring your containers for carry outs if you are unable to stay.  See you there!!  Free Will Donation

 

You are invited to the Algona Circuit's 500th Anniversary Reformation Celebration on Sunday, October 29th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.  This event includes a Reformation Day Divine Service at 3:00 p.m. with guest preacher President Steve Turner, a presentation on Reformation History at 4:15 p.m. by Pastor Tom Schlund (as well as activities for kids at this time), and an Oktoberfest-style meal at 5:00 p.m.  Join us for one, two, or all three of these events as we celebrate this monumental event in the history of Christendom.   

Movie “Martin Luther:  The Idea that Changed the World” - One night only – Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Algona State 5 Theater.  Join us for a screening of the rousing adventure story that was Martin Luther's life, following his bold quest for truth – a journey that would reshape the church, and the world. This entertaining new film brings to life the dramatic moments that shaped Luther, and examines the universal questions he wrestled with, like "Who am I?" and "What is my purpose?" Get tickets ($9 plus $1 handling fee) at http://luthermovie.link/algona  Tickets must be ordered by October 16th.

 

The Reformation  by Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie is a new illustrated history of the Reformation in honor of its 500th Anniversary.  A shortened sample of the book is available in the church library.  The book is available for purchase through the church for a discounted price of $22.49.  Contact Pastor, the church office, or write your name on the order poster in the library if you wish to purchase a copy. 

 

“Serving the Lord by Serving Others’ - Trinity Lutheran Church Quilters Open House is being held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, from 2-5:00 p.m.  Quilts, Dolls, Trucks and more will be on display with tours given as the quilters are working in the basement.  A Community working together with:  Kossuth County Care Team, Kossuth Cancer Support Foundation and Chips Off the Old Block  Come see what we have been doing!

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (October 1, 2017- October 8, 2017)

Today            8:00     am        Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                      9:00     am        Service (Holy Communion)   LWML Sunday                                                

                     10:00     am        LWML Coffee/Cookies

Tuesday           9:00     am        Preschool

Wednesday      9:00     am        Preschool

Thursday         9:00     am        Preschool

                       1:30     pm       Ladies Aid Meeting

Sunday            8:00     am        Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

                       9:00     am        Service  

                     10:00     am        Quarterly Council Meeting

                            

Greeters Next Week:            Kelly and Jesse Fitzgerald

Acolyte This Week:               Nick Christensen and Jacob Haase

Head Usher:                        Roger Lavrenz 

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

Elder for October:                Jeff Schutjer

 

Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation October 29, 2017:

      Sunday, Day 337:              Daniel 1-2; 1 John 2                     

      Monday, Day 338:             Daniel 3-4; 1 John 3         

      Tuesday, Day 339              Daniel 5-6; 1 John 4

      Wednesday, Day 340:      Daniel 7-8; 1 John 5

      Thursday, Day 341:          Daniel 9-10; 2 John        

      Friday, Day 342:              Daniel 11-13; 3 John

      Saturday, Day 343:          Hosea 1-4; Jude