Thursday, July 14, 2016


July 17, 2016

Special Thanks this morning to Doug Kading, Director at Camp Okoboji for leading our service. Following the service Doug will present information on the Discover CAMPaign Okoboji .

Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be held today following Doug Kading’s short presentation on Camp Okoboji.

Pastoral Care If you are in need of Pastoral Care during the time Rev. Reimers is on vacation, please call an Elder: Boyd Shipler, Jerry Koestler, Jeff Schutjer or Wendell Christensen, the church office at 515-924-3344 or  Rev. Steve Struecker (515-320-2014) who will be covering for Pastor Reimers .

Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again overwhelmed by the support of the members of St. Johns’ as well as the community for the support given us for the Cobbler and Ice Cream Social at the Burt Summer Celebration. If you donated ice cream or gave us a monetary donation to buy supplies or stopped by to purchase cobbler -  Thank you from the bottom of our ice cream buckets and cobbler pans!  We had another great day to help us continue our mission of teaching children about God’s love.  Staff and board of Kids of the Kingdom

Special Council Meeting will be held with District President Steven Turner and Circuit Counselor, Rev. Kozisek on Monday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. This meeting is to discuss the direction St. John’s wishes to take for the next year and beyond.

Installation/Ordination of Candidate John Koopman will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg and Peace Lutheran West Bend on Sunday, July 31 at 4 p.m.  A reception will follow.

Burt Bubble Run – You can pre-register for the Bubble Run that will be held on Saturday, July 30th . Registration  will be $30.  Run will begin at 5 p.m. with registration that day at 4 p.m.  Music provided by Brian Carlson.

Building Healthy Families What are your best childhood memories? Psychologist Mary Pipher says there are three things that most people usually remember with great happiness from childhood -- time spent outdoors, vacations and family meals. In the midst of these long summer days, be sure to relax with your children outdoors with unplanned time together. Take some time off work…plan a picnic…let your children or grandchildren choose the spot. You don’t have to leave home to vacation!   Lutheran Family Services

Benefit  for Tony Trunkhill - There will be a fundraiser for Tony Trunkhill, (cancer victim) on Sunday July 24th at the Burt Complex from 4-7 pm.  If anyone would like to donate items for the auction or make a financial donation for the fundraiser, please contact Debra Steven - 515-320-5010.  A flier is posted by the glass doors with more details.  Your support of Tony and his family is appreciated as he goes through this fight.   Tony is the son of Lana (Cunningham) Trunkhill and the late Richard Trunkhill former St. John’s members.

Titonka Care Center Helpmate’s Annual  Ice Cream Social will be held on July 23rd from 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the new Titonka Community Center.  Serving: Beefburgers & Chips, Ice Cream & Pie, Coffee and Cold drinks.  Free will Donation.


Stewardship Corner - What a gift salvation is!  We are overwhelmed to think that Christ would condescend to come to earth to die for such undeserving sinners as we!  Indeed, we find ourselves in a good place—secure forever.  However, is that where God would have us remain?  Hardly, for salvation is just a first step, to be followed by a lifetime of sanctification and growth in spiritual maturity.   Christ did not save us in order that we should remain on earth, just counting the days till we are in heaven with Him.  He created us for service.  Daily we must be asking what God's will for us is, how He would have us serve, how He would like us to use the gifts and talents He has given us.


SOAR – The Burt Library will have a presentation and provide information on the care for well over 200 birds each that have been injured or orphaned, primarily from western Iowa.  SOAR’s goal is to return all birds to the wild. Not all birds survive in wild and these birds become educational ambassadors.  Come meet one on Monday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Burt Library.


Save the Date  -  In Concert at the Burt Presbyterian Church on September 11th a husband and wife, Blake and Jenna from Oklahoma will communicate their faith through music with gentleness and a testimony of love and commitment.  More information will come at a later time.


This Week at St. John’s  – (July 17, 2016- July 24, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

                        9:00   am       Voter’s Meeting

Next Sunday   8:00   am       Service 

Greeters Next Week:         Shirlee Alt and Barb Thilges

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for July:               * Larry Behnkendorf, Thomas Schutter and Larry Manus

Elder for July:                    Jeff Schutjer



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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