Thursday, November 10, 2016


November 13, 2016


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.  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 or 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, Algona 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).


Card Shower for Esther and Wendell Christensen Sr. is being held by their family in celebration of 60 years of Marriage.  Chris and Esther were married at St. John’s  on November 23rd. Cards of celebration and best wishes can reach them at 2709 220th Avenue, Wesley Iowa 50483-7028


Did You Know? If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. Looking for better ways to communicate with your family other than yelling? Whether it’s between spouses, parents and young children or teens, or elderly parents and adult children, LFS counselors can help.  Lutheran Family Service


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


Brunch Today The Burt VFW will have a Breakfast today, 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.


Library News –  Barn Quilts and Civil War Quilts:  Dan Steiber will share the 300 year history of the barn quilt. He highlights the growing quilt tail throughout Iowa with a slideshow and explains the meanings of the patterns.   Program also talks of the Underground Railroad movements in Iowa and the 15 quilt patterns.  Mr. Steiber’s presentation will be Mon day, November 28th at 6:30 p.m.


This Week at St. John’s  – (November 13, 2016-November 20, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       Service              

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                                                

Tuesday          9:00   am       No Preschool                                                                            

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  (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/ Confirmation Class


Greeters Next Week:         Steve and Vickie Madsen

Acolyte This Week:           Peyton Marlow

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for November:   * Lynn Bierstedt, Dave Kerkove & 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 15:           Genesis 36-37; Matthew 12:1-21

      Monday, Day 16:          Genesis 38-40; Matthew 12:22-50

      Tuesday, Day 17:          Genesis 41; Matthew 13:1-32

      Wednesday, Day 18:    Genesis 42-43; Matthew13:33-58

      Thursday, Day 19:         Genesis 44-45; Matthew 14:1-21

      Friday, Day 20:             Genesis 46-48; Matthew 14:22-36

      Saturday, Day 21:         Genesis 49-50; Matthew 15:1-20


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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