Thursday, June 16, 2016


June 19, 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 to join them for dinner at the Wrangling Grace Cafe in Bancroft, Iowa on Thursday, July 9th at 12:30 p.m.  After lunch we will be going to Stonebridge Assistant living to visit with Ruth Nerem.  Contact Janice Shealler 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.


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 Wednesday, June 22nd.


President of Synod Re-Elected - The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, having received 56.96 percent of the votes cast, is the president-elect of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a third term of office, 2016–2019.    Matthew C. Harrison      3,507 votes (56.96%)     

            David P. E. Maier                      393 votes (6.38%)

  Dale A. Meyer                            2,257 votes (36.66%)


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.


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.

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


Building Healthy Families: “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” The counselors at LFS affirms this quote from Billy Graham and recognize the incredibly important role that strong fathers play in the lives of their children and in their families. Today is Father’s Day, so notice and sing the praises of the fathers you know who are leading their families through these challenging days! Lutheran Family Services


This Week at St. John’s  – (June 19, 2016-June 26, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)

Next Sunday   8:00   am       Service 

                        5:30   pm       VBS  “Barnyard Roundup”


This Week at St. John’s  – (June 19, 2016-June 26, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)

Next Sunday   8:00   am       Service 

                        5:30   pm       VBS  “Barnyard Roundup”


Greeters Next Week:         Don and Pam Madsen

Acolyte This Week:           Elyssa and Peyton Marlow

Acolyte Next 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.




Avast logo

This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.