Thursday, May 19, 2016


May 22, 2016


VBS - “Barnyard Roundup”  is the theme of Vacation Bible School this year.  The dates for VBS will be Sunday June 26th through Wed. June 29th from 5:30 p.m. till 8:15 p.m.  All students Preschool through 6th grade are invited to attend.   We need Volunteers in all areas.  Please contact the Board of Education.


Preschool Registration: We are now taking enrollment applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  If you have a student or know of a student who is 3-5 years of age and would like to attend preschool, contact me Jessie Parsons (515-320-0501) or the church office (515-924-3344) for all the information.     


Building Healthy Families –  Have you ever noticed that it is hard to ignore the conversations of family members that are happening around you? Parents, take advantage of this reality by talking about the important things you want your kids to learn…and do it just barely within their hearing distance. The more positive comments they overhear you making about their school and their teachers, the more respectful they will be of their school and teachers. The more they hear you talking about your appreciation of your pastor, the more they will appreciate him.   -Lutheran Family Service


Camp Okoboji Cub Week:  In the rack in the back of the church is information on the Camp Okoboji Cub Week.  This year’s theme is entitled “Pumped Up Cubs!” The dates for Cub Week is July 17-23rd  for Grades 3rd-6th (Completed).   For more information contact church office, check the table in the back of the church for flyer information or go to


Benefit for Randy Greinert of Fenton will be held on Sunday June 5, 2016 at the Fenton Legion Hall from 10:30 a.m. till after the auction.  Grilled Hamburgers, beans, chips, bars and drink will be served.  A live auction will be held at 12 noon.   Thrivent Financial will be providing Supplement Funds.


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


Blood Drive: Burt Community Blood Drive will be held Monday, June 6, 2016 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Exceptional Opportunities, Inc. Board Room 310 Wisconsin.  To make an appointment, contact Stephanie Giddings at 515-924-4125 or Visit www.   Thank you!


Burt VFW Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 30th at 10:00 a.m. in the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery for the traditional laying of the flags for the veterans. Following those services, the City of Burt will be hosting a Beefburger Luncheon back at the Activity Complex until 12:30 p.m.


This Week at St. John’s  – (May 22, 2016-May 29, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

                        9:15   am       Sunday School                                                                           

Next Sunday   8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion – 5th Sunday)

                        9:15   am       Sunday School                                                                                    


Greeters Next Week:         Wendell and Esther Christensen

Acolyte This Week:           Jordan Blocker and Gabby Kelly

Acolyte Next Week:          Elyssa and Peyton Marlow

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

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

Elder for May:                   Jerry Koestler







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