Thursday, May 12, 2016


May 15, 2016


**Note:  Church Services through the summer will be at 8:00 a.m. due to the vacancy here at St. John’s.  Sunday School will be at 9:15 a.m. through May 29th.  Rev. Russell Reimers of Wilbert Minnesota is serving as our vacancy Pastor.  Pastor Russ Reimers cell number is 507-236-6659.  If you need Pastoral Care, please contact an Elder, the office (924-3344) or Rev. Reimers.


VBS - “Barnyard Roundup”  is the theme of Vacation Bible School this year.  The dates for VBS will be Sunday June 26th  at 5:30 p.m. through Wed June 29th.  All students Preschool through 6th grade are invited to attend.   We need Volunteers in all areas.  Please contact the Board of Education or come to the VBS meeting at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. May 18th and volunteer.


Pastor Peterson’s New Address is 9352 Crest Circle Dr. NE Rockford, MI 49341. Phone: 734-645-4353.  Email


Kitchen Improvement – Once again the ladies of the Evening LWML will be having a Kitchen improvement festival and cleaning the kitchen. We will meet on May 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the church basement to wipe down cupboards, stoves and the refrigerator. Please come if you can, as many hands make quick work. Lunch will be served. Hope to see you there.


Church Property - Make sure if you are the last to leave the church that all lights are turned off and all doors are locked.  We have had some instances where doors have been left unlocked for a period of time. 


Burt Library NewsThe Pan American Steel Band will be performing today at 1:00 p.m. at the Burt Community Center. The Burt Library will have a Baked Potato Bar before the performance from 11:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m. at the Burt Community Center. Free will donation for the meal is appreciated.  Also on Monday, May 23rd  at 1 p.m. bring your ereader, tablet, laptop, or phone and learn how to check out and download ebooks and audio books. It’s easy and it’s free.


Building Healthy Families – The Bible tells us that if we are in Christ, we are a new creation (1 Corinthians 5:17). But don’t expect yourself (or those you love) to be perfect! Until we get to heaven, every one of us is still a work-in-progress! Martin Luther said it well: “This life, therefore, is not godliness, but the process of becoming godly, not health, but getting well, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not now what we shall be, but we are on the way.”   -Lutheran Family Service


Cookbook Our Saviors Lutheran in Swea City are publishing a second cookbook that will be available.  This new cookbook also includes all the recipes from the first cookbook published in 1976 and recipes from the past 40 years.  We would like to get an estimate of how many cookbooks to order and there is a sign-up paper on the table in the back of the church if you are interested in purchasing one.   Please, pay in advance and give your money to Rosann in the church office. Due date is June 1.    Nina Harbaugh



Stewardship Corner - God gave us His first and best when he gave His one and only Son.  Jesus took human form and was born of the Virgin Mary for our salvation.  As His people, we receive with graciousness, and we are called to respond with generosity.  We give our first and best because God has given us life and all of life’s resources.  Giving our first and best calls on us to set aside our offerings to the Lord first before handling our other obligations. Love for the Lord makes our generous giving possible.  When we give off the top as a priority, we confirm our trust in God.


This Week at St. John’s  – (May 15, 2016-May 22, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)

                        9:15   am       Sunday School                                                                                                   

Tuesday          7:00   pm       Kitchen Evening LWML Improvement Meeting

Next Sunday   8:00   am       Service 

                        9:15   am       Sunday School                                                                                    


Greeters Next Week:         Rolland and Joan Peymann

Acolyte This Week:           No Acolytes - Signed Up

Acolyte Next Week:          Jordan Blocker and Gabby Kelly

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for May:              * Jeff Madsen, John Person, and Joel Smith

Elder for May:                   Jerry Koestler




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