Thursday, November 03, 2016


November 6, 2016


Special Thanks – to Pastor Thomas Schlund for helping us out in leading our service this morning.  Pastor Schlund is Senior Pastor at Trinity, Algona.

ReminderThe Share the Blessing letters were put in your bulletin boxes a couple weeks ago. Be sure to periodically check your box for that and other information.  Thanks! 

The 500th Anniversary of the ReformationReading God’s Word in the year to come

500th Anniversary of the Reformation will be celebrated next year in our Church Body.  There will be many things coming out in the year to come as we remember the blessing that God gave to us through Martin Luther 500 years ago.  One of the many things that we have to express our faith and to remain faithful to God is in His Word.  I am encouraging each of you to join me this coming year as we start reading the Bible in one year beginning with Reformation this year. On the back table in the church you will find a reading list you can take and put in your bible as you read along.  May God bless us this coming year as we together see the blessings that God gives to us as we read His Word.   Pastor Reimers

·   We have started reading but you still can participate. The readings for this week are listed at bottom of the announcement sheet.

Schedule of Services Thanksgiving Service:  Wednesday, November 23rd at 6:30 p.m. (No Communion) with  Pastor Thomas Schlund, Trinity leading the service for Rev. Reimers. Christmas Eve Children’s Program has been now set for 4:30 p.m.  (Note change of time)  No Christmas Day Services (You may attend the 9 a.m. Christmas Day Service at Trinity).


Budget Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 p.m.   Pam Reimers, Vern Koestler,

Pastor Reimers, Joel Smith, Trustee; Wendell Christensen Sr. Elder


Building Healthy Families - Soldiers returning from deployment suffer major depression and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) at rates much higher than the general population. Families, as well as service members’ lives are forever changed. Who has served our country and now lives in your community? This week, find a way to show them and their family your appreciation, respect and love. One small act of kindness can make a big difference!    Lutheran Family Service


Lakota Ambulance Annual Soup Dinner will be held at the Lakota Eagle Center from 10 to 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 13th.  Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup, Grilled Cheese or Egg Salad Sandwich and Homemade Bars with drinks will be served.  


Brunch The Burt VFW will have a Breakfast on Sunday, November 13th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  They will be serving Sausages, Eggs, Pancakes Juice and Coffee.  This will be held at the Burt Community Center with a Free Will Offering.



Alzheimer and Related Disorders Support Group will be held November 10th from 4-5 p.m. at Van Buren Terrace, Algona.  Meeting will be held in the VBT library on the 2nd floor.


Fall Harvest Festival is being held today at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church from 10:30 -1:00 p.m.  Vickie’s Country Catering will be servicing the Traditional Turkey meal .  Free Will Donation.  Net Proceeds to Local Charities.


The Kerr-Hammerstrom Post #557 of Lone Rock invites you to honor our Legion’s Korean War and Korean Defense Veterans on November 12th at 4 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Lone Rock. Please join us for a program with lunch to follow.


Library News – Monday, November 7th at 6:30 p.m. Mary Kay Shanley will give a talk on Iowans are a people with roots. We grow well in the black soil that blankets our state, in this beautiful land between two rivers. Here are our homes, our families, our memories.  Discussion on importance of those memories. Truly, our memories have shaped us into who we are today. Come join for a fun time.


This Week at St. John’s  – (November 6, 2016-November 13, 2016)

Today               8:00   am       Service (Holy Communion)                                                         

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                                                      

Tuesday           9:00   am       Preschool

                        6:00   pm       Preschool Board Meeting                                                           

Wednesday      9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Snack for Religion School

                        4:30   pm       Religion School

Thursday          9:00   am       Preschool

                        6:30   pm       Budget Meeting

Next Sunday    8:00   am       Service 

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/ Confirmation Class


Greeters Next Week:            Wade and Devyn Briggs

Acolyte This Week:               Jordan Blocker and Gabby Kelly

Head Usher:                         Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for November:       * Lynn Bierstedt, Dave Kekove & Darrel Schmidt

Elder for November:            Jerry Koestler


Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation next year:

      Sunday, Day 8:             Genesis 20-22;  Matthew 7

      Monday, Day 9:            Genesis 23-24;  Matthew 8

      Tuesday, Day 10:          Genesis 25-26;  Matthew 9:1-17

      Wednesday, Day 11:    Genesis 27-28;  Matthew 9:18-38

      Thursday, Day 12:         Genesis 29-30;  Matthew 10:1-23

      Friday, Day 13:             Genesis 31-32:  Matthew 10:24-42

      Saturday, Day 14:         Genesis 33-35;  Matthew 11


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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