Thursday, September 22, 2016


September 25, 2016


Special Thanks to Elaine Lieder, organist from St. Paul’s Lutheran, Wilbert, Minnesota for playing for us this morning!


Condolences to the family of Ruby Jentz can be sent to Joel Jentz, 1451 4th Ave. SW LeMars, Iowa 51031. Ruby passed away on Tuesday and her funeral was held here at St. John’s on Friday.


Soup Luncheon Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is looking for donations for tea rolls for their Soup Luncheon on October 16th. There is a sign-up sheet on the back table if you would be willing to help out. Once again, we thank you for your generous support of your preschool.


Special Meeting - Following the service on Sunday October 9th we will be presenting, discussing and answering questions about the Ministry Partnership Agreement with Trinity. A Vote on this will be taken at our regular Voter’s Meeting on the 16th.


Quarterly Council Meeting will be held on Sunday October 9th following the special meeting. 


Building Healthy Families - Every day LFS counselors meet with people who are experiencing a trial of some kind or have been deeply hurt by their own or someone else’s actions. We can help and we do, but we know we don’t work alone or by our own power. It’s certainly good news that we serve a God who can turn a trial into a triumph and a victim into a victorious survivor. Psalm 34 reminds us that He is not distant but is near to the brokenhearted and to those whose spirit has been crushed. God is with you today in whatever test, trial or pain you are experiencing. An LFS counselor is also here to walk with you through this hard time. Lutheran Family Services


Camp Okoboji is planning a Bus Trip to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter from October 3-7th. We will depart from Camp Okoboji at 7 am. on October 3. We will spend 2 days at Petersburg, Kentucky at the Ark Encounter.  This is a full size replica of Noah’s Ark. The museum will go beyond telling the compelling story of the creation of life on this planet to proclaiming the bible as a supreme authority in all matters it addresses.

It is Full-size Noah’s Ark built according to the dimensions given in the Bible, spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high. For more information Call Camp Okoboji 712-337-3325 or e-mail


Open House Bridal Shower honoring Lacey Geitzenauer and Nick Haynes on October 1, 2016 at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church starting at 9:00 a.m. There will be a short program. Everyone welcome!


Stewardship Corner - The Apostle Paul wrote, “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content” (Philippians 4:11).  How can Paul sitting in jail, facing death, say that he was content?  Paul’s contentment came from a relationship with Jesus.  Paul found his security and hope in Jesus.  Our contentment should not be based on the size of our paychecks, the size of our homes, the cars we drive, the size of our investments, or even the state of our health.  Our contentment can’t be bought and is not based on outward circumstances.  In the same way Paul found contentment, we can find contentment when we follow Jesus and place our trust and hope in Him.


Burt Woman’s Club Fall Decorating Contest!  The scarecrows have bit the dust! The Burt Federated women’s Club is sponsoring “Festive Fall on Walnut Street” Clubs, daycares, churches, families, individuals and groups of any size can choose one of th flower pots along Walnut Street to decorate for Fall. Let Vickie at City Hall know which pot you will decorate and then any time after September 25th begin creating.  Judging will be the last week in October.


This Week at St. John’s  – ( September 25, 2016-October 2, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

                        9:00   am       Sunday School

Tuesday          9:00   am       Preschool

Wednesday    9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Snack for Religion School

                        4:30   pm       Religion School

Thursday         9:00   am       Preschool

Next Sunday   8:00   am       LWML Service  (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       Sunday School

                        9:00   am       Confirmation Class

                        9:00   am       LWML Coffee/Bars


Greeters Next Week:         Chris and Amanda Heyes

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for September:   * Mike Marlow, Lyle Karels and Terry Tieman

Elder for September:        Boyd Shipler


Note: 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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