Thursday, June 23, 2016


June 26, 2016


To the Congregation - We appreciate your Prayers for “Barnyard Roundup” our Vacation Bible School being held June 26th -29th.  Ask God to bring children to our program so they can know and grow in Jesus, our Savior! Ask God to provide leaders and helpers for this important mission.


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 learn of Jesus love for us, 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!! 


Ladies Day Out – The Ladies Aid Group invites all ladies from the church to join them for dinner at the Wrangling Grace Cafe in Bancroft, Iowa on Thursday, July 7th at 12:30 p.m.  After lunch we will be going to Stonebridge Assistant living to visit with Ruth Nerem.  Contact Janice Schealler Join us for lunch!!


Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again sponsoring the Cobbler and Ice Cream Social at the Burt Summer Celebration, July 9.  We will not be asking you to bake anything, but would appreciate any monetary donations to off set our  expenses for supplies.  We are looking forward to another terrific year of preschool and our fundraisers greatly help with our expenses.  Donations can be given to Jess Parsons, Linda Kerkove, Vicki Madsen, Allison Christensen or Nicole Marlow.  We thank you in advance of your continued support of the preschool and hope to see you at the Summer Celebration.


Building Healthy Families: Humility is hard to come by during an argument - especially when you think you are right and your husband (or wife) is wrong. Here are 9 simple but powerful words that can help when conflict comes in your marriage: I am sorry. I was wrong. Please forgive me. “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”. Proverbs 15:1.   Lutheran Family Services

Stewardship Corner - As faithful stewards, we acknowledge our responsibility and the opportunity to serve and honor God with our lives and blessings.  Jesus shared the secret of living the fruitful life: “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.  For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it” (Luke 9:23-24).  It is only by giving ourselves in complete service to the Savior that we can find our true places in life and fill them. 


Burt Summer CelebrationJoin us on Saturday July 9th for the special events happening in Burt.  The day begins with garage sales, the parade begins at 11 a.m. followed by a Steak Sandwich luncheon at the complex.  Kids of the Kingdom Preschool will be serving cobbler and ice cream for dessert.  The afternoon is filled with music, bingo, kids games, toilet toss, bubble run, fireworks at dusk and Music provided by Brian Carlson . New this year is the Bubble Run at 5 p.m. Pre-register Cost $25 and you can register that day at 4 p.m. Come join us for a fun day!!


This Week at St. John’s  – (June 26, 2016-July 3, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

                        5:30   pm       VBS  “Barnyard Roundup”

Monday          5:30   pm       VBS “Barnyard Roundup”

Tuesday          5:30   pm       VBS “Barnyard Roundup”

               5:30-7:30   pm       VBS “Barnyard Roundup”

                        7:30   pm       Picnic and Program

Next Sunday   8:00   am       Service 


Greeters Next Week:         Floyd and Tish Lavrenz

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

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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