Thursday, June 09, 2016


June 12, 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.


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.


Repurpose Your Purses for Mites – We are collecting gently –used purses to be sold at the LWML Convention June 23-25th at Camp Okoboji.  Purses sold will go to Mites for Mission.  There is a box in the back of the church for you to leave the purses and Janice Schealler, Delegate will take them to the convention.  Please have then in the church by June 22nd.


Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction  will be held on Saturday, June 18th at 12:30 p.m. 


Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lotts Creek, is serving an Omelet Breakfast Sunday, June 12 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Camp Okoboji, Milford, will make the omelets with cinnamon/caramel rolls, fruit and drink being served. A freewill donation will be taken with the proceeds being used for Camp Okoboji’s Discover CAMPaign Project. Everyone Welcome!


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.


Reception for Connee Espe – Connee has been a Burt Public Library Trustee for over forty years. Please, come thank her for her years of dedicated service at a reception to be held at the Library on Friday, June 17th from 3-6 p.m.


Burt Library News

*  The Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo from Owatonna will be visiting the Burt Library, on Monday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m.

*  Iowa State University Insect Zoo’s Bug Olympics will be at the Burt Library on Monday, June 27th at 5:00 p.m.

*  Reception for Connee Espe June 17th from 3-6 p.m.

*  Adult Coloring on Monday mornings at 10 a.m. on June 20th

*  Summer Reading Program kick-off is June 12th from 1-3 p.m.


Did You Know: The ministry of Lutheran Family Service with individuals, couples and families in Iowa could not be carried out without your partnership. In thanksgiving to God for you, LFS echoes the words of Saint Paul, “…the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.” Your compassion for your neighbors in Iowa helps enable LFS to reach out with God’s hope and healing to people at the point of their greatest need. Our fiscal year closes on June 30. If you haven’t done so yet this year, please send a gift by mail or make a gift online through the secure portal at Your help is needed and appreciated!


This Week at St. John’s  – (June 12, 2016-June 19, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

Tuesday          6:00   pm       Preschool Board Meeting

Next Sunday   8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:         Allision and Clark Christensen

Acolyte This Week:           Alasha Heenen

Acolyte Next Week:          Elyssa and Peyton Marlow

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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