Thursday, July 19, 2018

Announcements

July 22, 2018

 

Adult Bible Study - On July 29th we will begin an adult Bible study series on the blessings of Holy Communion.  In this series we will study the joys and benefits of receiving the Lord's Supper on a regular basis.  The goal of this study is to inspire in us a desire to receive Christ's body and blood every Sunday here at St. John's.  If you have any questions or curiosities about the Biblical, historical, and Lutheran foundations of weekly Communion and the blessings it brings to God's people I encourage you to attend this Bible study series.    

 

Midweek Divine Service will be held Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m.

 

Thank You!  Kids of the Kingdom board and staff would like to thank everyone who supported us for our Cobbler and Ice Cream social during the Burt Summer Celebration.  Whether you gave a donation for supplies or came and enjoyed some cobbler, we couldn’t have done it without you.  God’s Blessings on all of you as you continue to support this great mission.  

 

Ladies Day at St. John's: Hannah Cowell is hosting a social gathering for the women of St. John's and their friends.  This will be an afternoon to enjoy time with friends at St. John's and to invite others to get to know our St. John's family.  On Saturday, August 25th at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Chipped Inscriptions of Forest City will be leading you through the creation of a sign to hang inside or outside your home.  Choose one of the six designs on the sign-up sheet in the back of church.  The cost is $40 per adult, $20 per child.  Please sign up by August 20th.  

 

Truth Terrain – Vacation Bible School is the theme of this year’s VBS.  Join us as we embark on an adventure across multiple terrains learning the truth found in the Bible! Come and learn about the Parables Jesus taught. Truth Terrain will begin on Sunday, August  5th and go through Wednesday, August 8th from 6-8 p.m. Call the church office at 515 924-3344 or go to the church website to sign up on the registration forms, www.stjohnsburt.org or you may email the church at: churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org

 

Plunge in to Splash Canyon VBS 2018! – Trinity Lutheran, Algona:  Life’s full of thrills and spills! We don’t know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon VBS, God’s children learn the good news that our faithful God is with us and keeps His promises on Life’s wild ride, giving us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior!  Registration is still open for (potty trained) 3-yr-olds – 4th grade (completed) who will attend VBS from July 22-26, 6-8:30 pm (meal served 5:15-6). Closing Program will be July 29th at 10:30 am.

 

Preschool Registration - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please contact the church office at 924-3344 or Jessie Parsons at 320-0501.

 

Lessons on the Liturgy:     Icons

Icon is a Greek word that means “image.”  These images of biblical figures and events are not painted, but “written” by an iconographer.  Icons can be thought of as windows into heaven because they help us to see heavenly things here on earth.  Many congregations hang icons of Christ, the saints, and major events in the life of Christ in their sanctuary to aid in the preaching of the Gospel, as a visual aid for prayer, and to inspire worshippers to imitate the holiness of Christ and His saints.

 

Flooding in Iowa-IDW -As you are all aware, we have had a very wet summer across north and central Iowa.  In the last month heavy downfalls of rain caused flooding in the Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines area.  A variety of individuals and churches have been impacted by flood waters.  Iowa District West congregations have always been great at responding to the need when asked for disaster relief funds and now we have needs in our own district.  Now is the time for these individuals and churches to begin rebuilding and replacing their losses. If you or your church wish to make a donation (unused funds will support future disasters), please make checks payable to IDW-Iowa Flooding and send to:   Iowa District West, 409 Kenyon Rd Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501Questions? Contact Ellie Menz at 515-370-1159 or ellie@iowadistrictwest.org

 

Blake and Jenna Bolerjack in Concert will be held at the Burt Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m. A concert mix of gospel and contemporary Christian music will be sung.  Free Will Offering

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (July 22, 2018-July 29, 2018)

Today            8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service  

                  6-8:30     pm       VBS at Trinity, Algona

Wednesday  6:30     pm       Divine Midweek Service

Sunday         8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service  (Holy Communion)

 

Greeters Next Week:      Dick and Laura Knoll  

Acolytes:                       Ushers

Ushers for July:           *Larry Behnkendorf and Larry Manus

Elder for July:               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.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Announcements

July 15, 2018

 

Adult Bible Class – July 22, 2018 - Topic:  Book of Ecclesiastes  

 

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

 

Adult Bible Study - On July 29 we will begin an adult Bible study series on the blessings of Holy Communion.  In this series we will study the joys and benefits of receiving the Lord's Supper on a regular basis.  The goal of this study is to inspire in us a desire to receive Christ's body and blood every Sunday here at St. John's.  If you have any questions or curiosities about the Biblical, historical, and Lutheran foundations of weekly Communion and the blessings it brings to God's people I encourage you to attend this Bible study series.    

 

Midweek Divine Service will be held Wednesday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m.

 

Thank you to a wonderful Church family for all the prayers, calls and cards, I received in the past months. God bless you all!     Joan Koestler

 

Ladies Day at St. John's: Hannah Cowell is hosting a social gathering for the women of St. John's and their friends.  This will be an afternoon to enjoy time with friends at St. John's and to invite others to get to know our St. John's family.  On Saturday, August 25th at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Chipped Inscriptions of Forest City will be leading you through the creation of a sign to hang inside or outside your home.  Choose one of the six designs on the sign-up sheet in the back of church.  The cost is $40 per adult, $20 per child.  Please sign up by August 20th.  

 

Truth Terrain – Vacation Bible School is the theme of this year’s VBS.  Join us as we embark on an adventure across multiple terrains learning the truth found in the Bible! Come and learn about the Parables Jesus taught. Truth Terrain will begin on Sunday, August  5th and go through Wednesday, August 8th from 6-8 p.m. Call the church office at 515 924-3344 or go to the church website to sign up on the registration forms, www.stjohnsburt.org or you may email the church at: churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org

 

Celebrating 60 years of Service – Algona Good Samaritan Society will be celebrating 60 years of Service to our Community for the care and services to residents and families.  The celebration will begin with the Chamber Coffee on July 20th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a short program at 11:00 a.m. A picnic dinner will be served at 12 noon and the Ice Cream Social at 1:30 p.m. Come join us for some and all events!

 

Preschool Registration - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please contact the church office at 924-3344 or Jessie Parsons at 320-0501.

 

Lessons on the Liturgy:   Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior, LSB 640

The third stanza of Thomas Aquinas’ well-known hymn, Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior (LSB 640), is quite obscure without some historical background.  The stanza says: “Thou, like the pelican to feed her brood, Didst pierce Thyself to give us living food; Thy blood, O Lord, one drop has pow’r to win, Forgiveness for our world and all its sin.”  This image comes from the old legend of the pelican, which says that if a mother pelican does not have food to feed her children in the nest she will let them drink her blood to keep them alive, but the mother will die as a result.  Mother pelicans do not, in fact, feed their children like this, but our Lord has poured out his blood to feed us eternal life at His Holy Supper. – The content of this lesson comes from Pamela Nielsen, Behold the Lamb: An Introduction to the Signs and Symbols of the Church, 26-27.

 

Plunge in to Splash Canyon VBS 2018! – Trinity Lutheran, Algona:  Life’s full of thrills and spills! We don’t know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon VBS, God’s children learn the good news that our faithful God is with us and keeps His promises on Life’s wild ride, giving us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior!  Registration is open for (potty trained) 3-yr-olds – 4th grade (completed) who will attend VBS from July 22-26, 6-8:30 pm (meal served 5:15-6). Closing Program will be July 29 at 10:30 am. Volunteers (5th grade – adult) are also needed. There are many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Participants and Volunteers may register online at www.trinityalgona.org/vbs  Contact Tami Hankins at thankins2010@hotmail.com or 341-2309 with questions.

 

Music at the Burt Presbyterian Church -

·   The Saratoga Boys, a men’s gospel quartet, will be leading worship at the Burt Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 22nd at 10:30 a.m. Should be some good gospel music for all. Steve Karels former Burt alum is a member of this group! All are invited to join us!

·   Blake and Jenna Bolerjack in Concert will be held at the Burt Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m. A concert mix of gospel and contemporary Christian music.  Free Will Offering

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (July 15, 2018-July 22, 2018)

Today            8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service   (Holy Communion)

                    10:00     am       Voter’s Meeting

Wednesday  6:30     pm       Divine Midweek Service

Sunday         8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service

                  6-8:30     pm       VBS at Trinity, Algona

 

Greeters Next Week:     Shirlee Alt and Barb Thilges  

Acolytes:                       Ushers

Ushers for July:           *Larry Behnkendorf and Larry Manus

Elder for July:               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. We will be studying The Book of Amos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 05, 2018

Announcements

July 8, 2018

 

Adult Bible Class – July 15, 2018 - Topic:  Book of Ecclesiastes   Leader: Pastor Schlund

 

Summer Divine Service will be held Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30 p.m.

 

Burt Day Coffee – Saturday, July 14, 8-10 a.m. - St. John’s has been ask to serve coffee and rolls at the morning coffee for Burt Days in the Complex.   We will need some volunteers to help. Contact Karla Schutter, if you would be willing to help serve and clean-up.   Be sure to stop by for a cup of coffee on that day!!!

 

Ladies Day at St. John's: Hannah Cowell is hosting a social gathering for the women of St. John's and their friends.  This will be an afternoon to enjoy time with friends at St. John's and to invite others to get to know our St. John's family.  On Saturday, August 25th at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Chipped Inscriptions of Forest City will be leading you through the creation of a sign to hang inside or outside your home.  Choose one of the six designs on the sign-up sheet in the back of church.  The cost is $40 per adult, $20 per child.  Please sign up by August 20th.  

 

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held today following the service. The Voter’s Meeting will be on July 15th following that service.

 

Ice Cream Social - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again having the Cobbler and Ice Cream Social at the Burt Summer Celebration, July 14.  We don’t have a Thrivent Action Card for our expenses so we are accepting monetary donations to help with our expenses.  You can give donations to any Preschool Board member or Jessie Parsons.  Thank you again for all the support you give to your preschool. See you at the celebration!  Kids of the Kingdom staff and board.

 

Truth Terrain – Vacation Bible School is the theme of this year’s VBS.  Join us as we embark on an adventure across multiple terrains learning the truth found in the Bible! Come and learn about the Parables Jesus taught. Truth Terrain will begin on Sunday, August  6th and go through Wednesday, August 8th from 6-8 p.m. Call the church office at 515 924-3344 or go to the church website to sign up at www.stjohnsburt.org or email churchooffice@stjohnsburt.org

 

Lessons on the Liturgy:   IXTHUS

Ever wonder why some Christians have a bumper sticker of a fish on the back of their car?  In the early days of the Church many Christians were martyred for their faith. In order to continue to spread the Gospel Christians began identifying themselves by a code word: ixthus (ΙΧΘΥΣ) which is Greek for “fish.”  These letters created an acronym for “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, our Savior.” Thus the sign of the fish (ΙΧΘΥΣ) became a symbol for the Christian faith. – The content of this lesson comes from Pamela Nielsen, Behold the Lamb: An Introduction to the Signs and Symbols of the Church, 16-17.

 

Member Spotlights – Still looking for several people to interview members for the Member Spotlight pages we want to include in the Parish Messenger.  Please, talk to Pastor if you are interested.

 

Alzheimer’s Association and Related Disorders Support Group will be held on Thursday, July 12th at 3 p.m. at Van Buren Terrace, Algona in the Activity Room. Speaker: Greg Woods.

 

Preschool Registration - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please contact the church office at 924-3344 or Jessie Parsons at 320-0501.

 

Plunge in to Splash Canyon VBS 2018! – Trinity Lutheran, Algona:  Life’s full of thrills and spills! We don’t know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon VBS, God’s children learn the good news that our faithful God is with us and keeps His promises on Life’s wild ride, giving us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior!  Registration is open for (potty trained) 3-yr-olds – 4th grade (completed) who will attend VBS from July 22-26, 6-8:30 pm (meal served 5:15-6). Closing Program will be July 29 at 10:30 am. Volunteers (5th grade – adult) are also needed. There are many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Participants and Volunteers may register online at www.trinityalgona.org/vbs  Contact Tami Hankins at thankins2010@hotmail.com or 341-2309 with questions.

 

Project Hope – Help us provide a personal “Care Package” for children removed from their homes by DHS.  We ask that you donate items such as toothpaste, brushes, mouth wash, shampoo/conditioner etc.   (A full list of items is on the big blue bucket in the back of the church).  You may leave any cash donations in the church office. 

 

22nd Annual Summer Burt Celebration – July 14th:   Friday night July 13th there will be A Little Mr. and Miss Contest at 7 p.m. with Root Beer Floats before from 5-6 p.m. at the pool.   Saturday morning begins the day with City Wide Garage Sales, Coffee/rolls at Complex 8-10 a.m., Parade at 11 a.m.; Steak/Hot Dog Dinner at the school, Kids of the Kingdom Ice Cream Social during the noon meal, the afternoon will be filled with food, music, games, root beer floats, watermelon served at 3 p.m., Children’s Tractor Pull and the famous “Toilet Toss” at 4 p.m.  Later in the evening a Street Dance will be held and Fire Works at 10:00 a.m.   Be sure to come for some or all day!!

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (July 8, 2018-July 15, 2018)

Today             8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Service

                    10:00     am       Council Meeting

Tuesday         6:00     pm       Preschool Board Meeting

Wednesday    6:30     pm       Divine Midweek Service

Saturday                                Burt Days Celebration

Sunday           8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Service (Holy Communion)

                    10:00     am       Voter’s Meeting

 

Greeters Next Week:       David and Lisa Haase

Acolytes:                        Ushers

Ushers for July:             *Larry Behnkendorf and Larry Manus

Elder for July:                 Jeff Schutjer

 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Announcements

July 1, 2018

 

Adult Bible Class – June 24, 2018 - Topic:  Book of Ecclesiastes         Everyone Welcome!

 

Wednesday Summer Divine ServiceThere will be no Divine Service this Wednesday due to the 4th of July.

 

Vacation - Pastor Cowell will be on vacation from July 1-7.  If you have an immediate pastoral need please call the Trinity pastoral care cell phone at 515-361-1269 and Pastor Schlund or Pastor Hauan will assist you. 

 

Tree BlessingWe will be blessing our newly planted trees following the Divine Service today.  We will begin the tree blessing ceremony with the new trees to the southwest of the church after everyone has been ushered out.

 

Ladies Day at St. John's: Hannah Cowell is hosting a social gathering for the women of St. John's and their friends.  This will be an afternoon to enjoy time with friends at St. John's and to invite others to get to know our St. John's family.  On Saturday, August 25th at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Chipped Inscriptions of Forest City will be leading you through the creation of a sign to hang inside or outside your home.  Choose one of the six designs on the sign-up sheet in the back of church.  The cost is $40 per adult, $20 per child.  Please sign up by August 20th.  

 

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 8th following the service. The Voter’s Meeting will be on July 15th following that service.

 

Ice Cream Social - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again having the Cobbler and Ice Cream Social at the Burt Summer Celebration, July 14.  We do not get a Thrivent Action Card for our expenses so we are accepting monetary donations to help with our expenses.  You can give donations to any Preschool Board member or Jessie Parsons.  Thank you again for all the support you give to your preschool. See you at the celebration!  Kids of the Kingdom staff and board.

 

Truth Terrain – Vacation Bible School is the theme of this years VBS.  Join us as we embark on an adventure across multiple terrains learning the truth found in the Bible! Come and learn about the Parables Jesus taught. Truth Terrain will begin on Sunday, August  6th and go through Wednesday, August 8th from 6-8 p.m. Call the church office at 515 924-3344 or go to the church website to sign up at www.stjohnsburt.org

 

Member Spotlights - We are looking to resurrect the old Life Committee that previously existed at St. John's.  As a start we are seeking 2 or 3 people who are willing to conduct interviews with some of our members of the more "experienced" age group (the new politically correct way of saying "seniors").  In these interviews you'll visit with members about their childhood, family, occupation, memories of the church, favorite Scripture verses and hymns, and so forth.  We'll then type up some of this information for a "member spotlight" and publish it in the Parish Messenger.  If you are interested in doing these interviews please talk with Pastor. 

 

Preschool Registration - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please contact the church office at 924-3344 or Jessie Parsons at 320-0501.

 

Lessons on the Liturgy:   The Creed

Creed is a word that comes from the Latin word credo which means “I believe.”  On Sunday we confess either the Apostles or Nicene Creed.  In so doing we express our unity in the faith with the whole Church of all time and all places.  Thus the Creed expresses our personal faith in God as well as the faith held among the community of believers in which we gather. – The content of this lesson comes from Scot Kinnaman, Worshiping with Angels and Archangels: An Introduction to the Divine Service, 24-25.

 

Copies of VHS Movies are available for the taking in the church library. 

 

Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction is being held on Saturday, July 7th beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Pictures of the quilts will be displayed on the Camp Okoboji website.

 

Plunge in to Splash Canyon VBS 2018! – Trinity Lutheran, Algona

Life’s full of thrills and spills! We don’t know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon VBS, God’s children learn the good news that our faithful God is with us and keeps His promises on Life’s wild ride, giving us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior!  Registration is open for (potty trained) 3-yr-olds – 4th grade (completed) who will attend VBS from July 22-26, 6-8:30 pm (meal served 5:15-6). Closing Program will be July 29 at 10:30 am. Volunteers (5th grade – adult) are also needed. There are many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Participants and Volunteers may register online at www.trinityalgona.org/vbs  Contact Tami Hankins at thankins2010@hotmail.com or 341-2309 with questions.

 

Project Hope – Help us provide a personal “Care Package” for children removed from their homes by DHS.  We ask that you donate items such as toothpaste, brushes, mouth wash, shampoo/conditioner etc.   (A full list of items is on the big blue bucket in the back of the church).  You may leave any cash donations in the church office. 

 

22nd Annual Summer Burt Celebration – July 14th:   Friday night July 13th there will be A Little Mr. and Miss Contest at 7 p.m. with Root Beer Floats before from 5-6 p.m. at the pool.   Saturday morning begins the day with City Wide Garage Sales, Parade at 11 a.m.; Steak/Hot Dog Dinner at the school, Kids of the Kingdom Ice Cream Social during the meal, the aftertnoon will be filled with food, music, games, root beer floats, Watermelon served at 3 p.m. , Children’s Tractor Pull and the famous Toliet Toss at 4 p.m..  Later in the evening a Street Dance will be held and Fire Works at 10:00 a.m.   Be sure to come for some or all!!

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (July 1, 2018-July 8, 2018)

Today             8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Service  

Wednesday                           4th July – No Midweek Service

Saturday      12:30     pm       Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction

Sunday           8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Service               

                    10:00     am       Council Meeting

 

Greeters Next Week:       Don and Janice Reimers

Acolytes:                        Ushers

Ushers for July:             *Larry Behnkendorf and Larry Manus

Elder for July:                 Jeff Schutjer

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Announcements

June 24, 2018

 

Adult Bible Class – June 24, 2018 - Topic:  Book of Ecclesiastes         Everyone Welcome!

 

Wednesday Summer Divine Service - Wednesday June 27th at 6:30 p.m. We are offering a midweek Divine Service for those not able to make it on Sunday.  You are welcome to come to both services.

 

Ice Cream Social - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again having the Cobbler and Ice Cream Social at the Burt Summer Celebration, July 14.  We do not get a Thrivent Action Card for our expenses so we are accepting monetary donations to help with our expenses.  You can give donations to any Preschool Board member or Jessie Parsons.  Thank you again for all the support you give to your preschool. See you at the celebration!  Kids of the Kingdom staff and board.

 

Parish Messenger articles for July/August edition are due to Linda Kerkove today.

 

Member Spotlights - We are looking to resurrect the old Life Committee that previously existed at St. John's.  As a start we are seeking 2 or 3 people who are willing to conduct interviews with some of our members of the more "experienced" age group (the new politically correct way of saying "seniors").  In these interviews you'll visit with members about their childhood, family, occupation, memories of the church, favorite Scripture verses and hymns, and so forth.  We'll then type up some of this information for a "member spotlight" and publish it in the Parish Messenger.  If you are interested in doing these interviews please talk with Pastor. 

 

Preschool Registration - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please contact the church office at 924-3344 or Jessie Parsons at 320-0501.

 

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s will be held August 5-8th.  Those dates are Sunday through Wednesday from 6-8:00 p.m. Mark this on your calendars and invite all children 3 years- 6th grade to attend. 

 

Lessons on the Liturgy:   Gloria in Excelsis

Gloria in Excelsis is Latin for “Glory [to God] in the highest.”  These are the first words of the traditional hymn of praise sung near the beginning of the Divine Service.  These words are taken from the angelic hymn of Christ’s birth in Luke 2:14. In the Gloria, the Church celebrates Christmas all year long, and we, along with the shepherds, are invited to go and see Jesus in the Scripture readings that follow. – The content of this lesson comes from Scot Kinnaman, Worshiping with Angels and Archangels: An Introduction to the Divine Service, 16.

 

Copies of VHS Movies are available for the taking in the church library. 

 

An Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ (OAFC) travel team will be leading a weekend at Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt from August 3rd – 5th. These are not professional entertainers, but are common youth and adults using the talents God has given them to proclaim salvation by Jesus’s death and resurrection to the unchurched. We would love to have you join us as we seek to serve God by learning how to reach the unchurched in our community. Please contact Pastor Kyle McBee at pastork@ganiowa.com if you would like more information.

 

IDW Convention - The opening worship service of the Iowa District West Convention is the best way to start a convention.  We begin with what is most important that being Christ.  We open our convention at Christ’s altar, pulpit and font. Only then can we move to the business of the Church. Praise God for all assisting with worship including our preacher, the Rev. Herbert Mueller, 1st VP of the LCMS.  Please join us for the opening worship service at Immanual Lutheran Church (2300 27th Street) in Spirit Lake on Sunday, June 24 beginning at 7pm. 

 

Plunge in to Splash Canyon VBS 2018! – Trinity Lutheran, Algona

Life’s full of thrills and spills! We don’t know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon VBS, God’s children learn the good news that our faithful God is with us and keeps His promises on Life’s wild ride, giving us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior!  Registration is open for (potty trained) 3-yr-olds – 4th grade (completed) who will attend VBS from July 22-26, 6-8:30 pm (meal served 5:15-6). Closing Program will be July 29 at 10:30 am. Volunteers (5th grade – adult) are also needed. There are many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Participants and Volunteers may register online at www.trinityalgona.org/vbs  Contact Tami Hankins at thankins2010@hotmail.com or 341-2309 with questions.

 

Project Hope – Help us provide a personal “Care Package” for children removed from their homes by DHS.  We ask that you donate items such as toothpaste, brushes, mouth wash, shampoo/conditioner etc.   (A full list of items is on the big blue bucket in the back of the church).  You may leave any cash donations in the church office. 

 

Plunge in to Splash Canyon VBS 2018! – Trinity Lutheran, Algona

Life’s full of thrills and spills! We don’t know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon VBS, God’s children learn the good news that our faithful God is with us and keeps His promises on Life’s wild ride, giving us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior!  Registration is open for (potty trained) 3-yr-olds – 4th grade (completed) who will attend VBS from July 22-26, 6-8:30 pm (meal served 5:15-6). Closing Program will be July 29 at 10:30 am. Volunteers (5th grade – adult) are also needed. There are many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Participants and Volunteers may register online at www.trinityalgona.org/vbs  Contact Tami Hankins at thankins2010@hotmail.com or 341-2309 with questions.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (June 24 2018- July 1, 2018)

Today             8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Service  

                                             IDW Convention Begins at Camp Okoboji

Wednesday    6:30     pm       Midweek Service

Sunday           8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Service (Holy Communion)

 

Greeters Next Week:       Don and Janice Reimers

Acolytes:                        Ushers

Ushers for June:            *Steve Madsen and Derek Schutjer

Elder for June:                Boyd Shipler

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Announcements

June 17, 2018

 

Adult Bible Class – June 24, 2018 - Topic:  Book of Ecclesiates

 

Wednesday Summer Divine Service - Wednesday June 20th  at 6:30 p.m. We are offering a midweek Divine Service for those not able to make it on Sunday.  You are welcome to come to both services.

 

Thank You so much to the Preschool Board and Jessie for having a retirement coffee for me. Thank you to everyone for coming,  for the cards, well-wishes, and gifts. Thanks be to God for giving me seventeen years at a job I loved. May God bless all you!      Donna Haase

 

Ice Cream Social - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again having the Cobbler and Ice Cream Social at the Burt Summer Celebration, July 14.  We do not get a Thrivent Action Card for our expenses so we are accepting monetary donations to help with our expenses.  You can give donations to any Preschool Board member or Jessie Parsons.  Thank you again for all the support you give to your preschool. See you at the celebration!  Kids of the Kingdom staff and board.

 

Member Spotlights - We are looking to resurrect the old Life Committee that previously existed at St. John's.  As a start we are seeking 2 or 3 people who are willing to conduct interviews with some of our members of the more "experienced" age group (the new politically correct way of saying "seniors").  In these interviews you'll visit with members about their childhood, family, occupation, memories of the church, favorite Scripture verses and hymns, and so forth.  We'll then type up some of this information for a "member spotlight" and publish it in the Parish Messenger.  If you are interested in doing these interviews please talk with Pastor. 

 

Preschool Registration - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please contact the church office at 924-3344 or Jessie Parsons at 320-0501.

 

Vacation Bible School at St. John’s will be held August 5-8th.  Those dates are Sunday through Wednesday from 6-8:00 p.m. Mark this on your calendars and invite all children 3 years- 6th grade to attend. 

 

Adult Bible Class will continue thru the summer months at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Come join us!

 

Thank You - “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy.” The Apostle Paul’s words express our feelings toward all the Saints at St. John’s  for the Prayers on my 65th Anniversary of my ordination, celebration of our 65th anniversary and my 90th Birthday!

With our love, and prayers for God’s blessing on all!                  Rev. Henry & Evelyn Friedrich

 

Lessons on the Liturgy:   Kyrie Eleison

Kyrie Eleison is Latin for “Lord, have mercy.”  The Kyrie is the first prayer we pray during the Divine Service after confession and absolution.  This short prayer is prayed often by the saints in Scripture, for example, by the Canaanite woman (Mt. 15:22), by blind Bartimaeus (Mk. 10:46-47), and the ten lepers (Lu. 17:12-13).  Just as the prayer was used in Scripture, we pray Kyrie Eleison to our Lord and King that he might show mercy on us through His Word and Supper which we are about to receive. – The content of this lesson comes from Scot Kinnaman, Worshiping with Angels and Archangels: An Introduction to the Divine Service, 14.

 

IDW Convention - The opening worship service of the Iowa District West Convention is the best way to start a convention.  We begin with what is most important that being Christ.  We open our convention at Christ’s altar, pulpit and font. Only then can we move to the business of the Church. Praise God for all assisting with worship including our preacher, the Rev. Herbert Mueller, 1st VP of the LCMS.  Please join us for the opening worship service at Immanual Lutheran Church (2300 27th Street) in Spirit Lake on Sunday, June 24 beginning at

7pm.  All are welcome to attend!

Plunge in to Splash Canyon VBS 2018! – Trinity Lutheran, Algona

Life’s full of thrills and spills! We don’t know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon VBS, God’s children learn the good news that our faithful God is with us and keeps His promises on Life’s wild ride, giving us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior!  Registration is open for (potty trained) 3-yr-olds – 4th grade (completed) who will attend VBS from July 22-26, 6-8:30 pm (meal served 5:15-6). Closing Program will be July 29 at 10:30 am. Volunteers (5th grade – adult) are also needed. There are many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Participants and Volunteers may register online at www.trinityalgona.org/vbs  Contact Tami Hankins at thankins2010@hotmail.com or 341-2309 with questions.

 

Celebrate Come help celebrate Peter Vrankin’s 20 years to the City of Burt on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Burt City Council Chambers. No, he is not retiring or quitting simply celebrating this milestone with plans of more years to come.  Refreshments of cake, coffee, and lemonade will be served. 

 

Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day Walk will be held at Windsor Manor on June 21st from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the Good Samaritan Society team or if you wish to donate financially to the Longest Day Walk, please call and speak with Mary Hannover 515-294-2414.

 

This Week at St. John’s  – (June 17, 2018- June 24, 2018)

Today             8:00     am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service   (Holy Communion)  Pastor Eric Hauan

Wednesday    6:30     pm       Divine Midweek Service

Sunday           8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service     

                                             IDW Convention Begins at Camp Okoboji

Greeters Next Week:     Don and Pam Madsen

Acolytes:                        Ushers

Ushers for June:            *Steve Madsen and Derek Schutjer

Elder for June:                Boyd Shipler