August 1, 2010
SPECIAL THANKS to the Elders, Jerry Koestler & Boyd Shipler for leading our service this morning. Also thanks to Lynn Bierstedt for running the sermon video.
CELEBRATING COMMUNION – During the month August communion will be celebrated on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. This is due to Pastor’s vacation and workshops he is attending.
VBS “PLANET ZOOM” - Kids zip, zap, and zoom at Planet Zoom. They ZIP into VBS and ZAP into God’s Word. They help each other learn with memorable activities, confess that they believe in Jesus, our Savior, and then ZOOM out to share Jesus’ love in the world. Planet Zoom registration is now open for ages 3-12 who would like to attend VBS at St. John’s the week of August 9th – 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Kids meet friends, explore Bible stories, do fun activities, sing great songs, make crafts, play games, and eat snacks.
WE NEED YOU! Through the dedication of our members and friends who volunteer at VBS, we minister to many children each year with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you aren’t part of VBS yet, why not call today? If you can help some days, just one day, every day, or in advance, we have many levels of involvement to suit your schedule and interests! Call the church office today or sign up on the sign-up sheet on the table in the back! Board of Education: Tish Lavrenz, Brenda Schutjer or Shirlee Alt
SUMMER ADULT BIBLE CLASS - A Summer Adult Bible Class is being offered each week after church. The topic this week is: The Doctrine of Christ. Classes will begin approximately 9:45 a.m. in the church basement and will be held throughout the summer, as long as the pastor is in town. Topic Next Week: Doctrine of Christ.
LADIES NIGHT OUT! All ladies of the church are invited to join us as our guests for our annual Ladies Night Out that has been planned for Thursday, August 5th at 6:00 p.m. at Prime Time in Algona. For reservations please contact Pat Eimers 924-3784 or Caradene Parsons 924-3249 by Sunday, August 2nd. Mark your calendars and please join us!
CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN MINISTRY – SURPRISE! Hello friends! I hope that this letter finds all the wonderful members of St. John’s Lutheran in Burt well! I am trying to plan a small but secret celebration of Pastor Pulse’s 25 years in the ministry. My thoughts are to put together a type of scrap book or something like that to give him on August 8th. The members of Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne (a small church he also preaches at on Sundays) want to shower him with letters cards, pictures or even your presence to remind him of the past 25 years of service. More details of where to send the correspondence is on the east table in the back of the church. Remember this is a secret!
Sara, Nathan, Jonathan and Mikal Soo and the Members of Shepherd of the City Lutheran Church
CELEBRATING 125 YEARS – The Congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Whittemore invites you to their Special Celebration Service on August 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. as they celebrate 125 years of service to our Almighty God. The Rev. Lyle Hansen, Pastor at St. Paul’s from 1989 to 2000 will be the Guest Speaker. Fellowship and a catered meal will follow the service along with a short program. RSVP for the meal by August 1st by calling 515-884-2639.
YOUTH GATHERING - 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are you ready to get loud? Are you ready to live your faith in Jesus out loud? Then you need to call as many of your friends as possible and tell them about the Jr. Youth Gathering at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines October 30 – 31st. Our “OUT LOUD” presenter is Pastor Luke Timm (of Living Faith in Clive). When asked to describe himself he said, “I love anything loud, fast, dangerous and exciting” and “I like movies in which things explode and/or involve Kung-fu/ninjas/artillery.” Sounds loud doesn’t he? If you’ve been to this gathering before, tell other people! If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? The deadline to register is September 24, so don’t wait. Registration is $115, but financial aid for special family circumstances is available from Iowa District West. To find out more log onto www.idwlcms.org. We’ll see you and hear you soon!
BRIDAL SHOWER – A Come and Go Open House Bridal Shower will be held for Christa Person bride-to-be of Troy Reynolds on Saturday, August 7th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Burt Presbyterian Church
OPEN HOUSE – A 100TH Birthday Celebration for Lillian Radig is being held on Sunday August 8th from 2-4:00 p.m. at Lotts Creek Lutheran Church.
THIS WEEK AT ST. JOHN’S – (August 1, 2010-August 8, 2010)
Greeters next Sunday: Shirlee Alt & Barb Thilges
Head Usher: Roger Lavrenz
Acolyte for August: Ushers
Ushers for August: *Harold Lavrenz, Bob Simmons & Clark Christensen
Elder for August: Floyd Lavrenz