Thursday, June 02, 2016


June 5, 2016


VBS 2016 is “farm-tastic!” In Barnyard Roundup VBS, your children learn that Jesus gathers us together! They’ll look into the Bible, God’s Holy Word, and explore five Bible accounts where Jesus graciously gathers us together to be with Him with His abundant provision and saving protection, now and forever.

*Registration is open for ages Preschool through 6th grade who will attend VBS from Sunday, June 26th  through Wednesday June 29th  beginning at 5:30 p.m. till 8:15 p.m. Come along with us as we sing fun songs, do crazy crafts, eat yummy snacks, play awesome games, and more. We need Volunteers in all areas.  Please contact the Board of Education.

VBS Contributions – We are accepting monetary contributions for VBS to help defray expenses.  If you wish to give a donation, please mark an envelope as VBS and place in the offering plate.  Thanks!! 


Open House Bridal Shower for Stacey Schutjer bride-to-be Zach Myers will be held here at St. John’s on Saturday June 18th at 9:30 a.m.


Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction  will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 12:30 p.m. (Note change from calendar). 


Special Thanks to all those who taught Sunday School or Religion School this year.  We are so blessed to have such special people who will take the time to teach our little ones.  Thank You Staff:  Karla Schutter, Supt. Deb Steven and Mary Steven, Lisa Haase, Stefanie & Tony Hatten, Sub. ; Allison Christensen 4th Grade Religion School , Shirlee Alt 5th and 6th Grade Religion and Preschool Jessie Parsons and Donna Haase, Asst. Also special thanks to the Board of Education and the parents for furnishing the meals during Religion School evenings.


Smile-Amazon – Just a reminder to those who shop on line at    The Church is signed up to receive 5% of your purchase as an extra donation.   We received our first payment this week $9.52.   Not a lot of money but as members buy hopefully this will increase.  If you are in charge of buying items for your office sign us up!   The ideal is for this account to help supplement our budget or use for special projects that we may not have the funds for.   It is really easy to set up.   Log onto and you will need to choose St. John’s Lutheran Church-Burt Iowa in the box provided.   Set that as your charity.   Every time you want to shop you will need to log onto the website and it will transfer you over to   Up on the top you will see St. John’s Lutheran Church listed.   You need to do nothing else.   Amazon will determine which items get the 5% and which ones do not – you won’t even notice it.    It does not raise the price of any item you are purchasing to compensate for this 5%.


Hospice of the Heartland – A new monthly Grief Support Group is now being held at the Kossuth Region al Health Center the first Tuesday of every month. Group runs from 3-4:30 p.m. and second group that runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Flyer on the ramp bulletin board or call 515-295-4437 or email

Burt Township Cemetery Offering Headstone Restoration – Is your family gravestone in need of repair? The Burt Township Cemetery is offering a rare opportunity to take advantage of now. We are bringing in a company to repair any broken monuments, or those that have tipped or fallen. Cost to family would be $50 per stone.  Contact John Thompson (515-341-3739) at PO Box 222 Burt, Iowa.   Project completed by August 1, 2016.  Information is on the table in the back of the church.


Building Healthy Families In her book, “The Power of a Positive Mom”, Karol Ladd notes the importance of intentionally planning for summer activities with your children. She suggests making a large poster with “The Summer of 2016” written across the top. Invite your kids to join you in making a list of fun activities you want to do over the next two months. Also include some summer rules, like how much television time will be allowed, what chores will be required and how late is too late to sleep in. A little planning will help you enjoy these months off and avoid that regretful September statement, “Where did the summer go?”  . -Lutheran Family Service


Burt Community Blood Drive – Monday, June 6, 2016 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Exceptional Opportunities Board Room. To make an appointment contact Stephanie Giddings at 515-924-4125 or visit


This Week at St. John’s  – (June 5, 2016-June 12, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)

Next Sunday   8:00   am       Service 

Greeters Next Week:         Allision and Clark Christensen

Acolyte This Week:           Elyssa and Peyton Marlow

Acolyte Next Week:          Alasha Heenan

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for June:             * Tony Hatten, Steve Madsen and Derek Schutjer

Elder for June:                  Boyd Shipler



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.





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