Friday, November 25, 2016


November 27, 2016


Adopted Family Information -  St. John’s has adopted a family for Christmas. The information on the family’s needs is listed on sheets on the back table for you to pick up and take with you.   Monetary donations can be given to Debra Steven or Karla Schutter or left at the church office until Sunday, December 11th. A box is in the back of the church for donated items. Please attach note for which child you are giving to, especially if giving to child # 3 or #4 which I guess are twins.


Special Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 4th following the service.  This will be to look over the 2017 Budget Proposal and the Nominations of 2017 Officers


Special Voter’s Meeting to approve the Budget and Slate of Officers will be held immediately following the service on Sunday, December 11th.


LWML Christmas Coffee will be held immediately following the service and Voter’s Meeting next Sunday the 4th of December to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season.  Stay and have a cookie and coffee.


Poinsettias for Christmas – If you would like to purchase a poinsettia for the church to use during the Advent and Christmas Season, please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church and pay Cheryl Batt by Sunday, December 11th.  Please, feel free to take your poinsettia home to enjoy after the Christmas Eve service. Thank You!


Schedule of Services Christmas Eve Children’s Program has been now set for 4:30 p.m.  on 24th . (Note change of time)  No Christmas Day Services (Trinity, Algona Christmas Day Service is at 9 a.m.).


Christmas Open House  Sunday, December 4th from 11-1 p.m. - Pastor Russ, Sue, Jewel and Alacha Reimers would like to invite you to our Christmas Open House in the church basement of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wilbert. This open house gives us a chance to say thank you to both St. Paul’s, Our Savior’s Lutheran and St. John’s Lutheran in Burt for your love and support this past year. Come join us for food and fellowship as we begin the celebration of our blessed Saviors birth. Come hungry and join us for lunch on that day from 11-1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4th.


Burt Library Christmas Open House will be held Friday, December 2nd from 3-5:30 p.m. Goodies and Door Prizes.

Christmas in Burt – Join the fun of this great holiday kick-off! Christmas in Burt will take place Saturday, December 3, at the Burt Community Center. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with the Burt Business Christmas Coffee and Lion Club Santa Day. Coffee and goodies with many prizes to be given away throughout the afternoon.  Burt Summer Celebration Committee will be hosting a lighted Christmas parade at 5 p.m. with Chicken Noodle and Chili Soups served at 7 p.m.

Christmas in Harmony  will be held on December 11th 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Algona United Methodist Church.  This concert will feature the Algona Cornbelt Chorus, Algona High School Chamber Singers, Garrigan A Cappella Choir, United Methodist Bell Choir and their Chancel Choir.  Come and enjoy and afternoon of Christmas Music.  A Free will offering will benefit the Kossuth County Food Pantry.


This Week at St. John’s  – (November 27, 2016-December 4, 2016)

Today               8:00   am       1st Sunday in Advent Service                                                       

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                                                      

Tuesday           9:00   am       Preschool                                                                                               

Wednesday      9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Religion School Snack

                        4:30   pm       Religion School   

Thursday          9:00   am       Preschool           

Next Sunday    8:00   am       2nd Sunday in Advent Service  (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/ Confirmation Class

                        9:00   am       Special Council Meeting

                        9:00   am       LWML Christmas Party - Coffee and Goodies

                        11-1  pm       Open House Christmas Luncheon with Rev. Russ Reimers Family at St. Paul’s in Wilbert, MN


Greeters Next Week:           Karla and Christie Schutter

Acolyte This Week:             none

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 29:             Exodus 19-21:Matthew 20:1-16

      Monday, Day 30:          Exodus 22-24; Matthew 20:17-34

      Tuesday, Day 31:          Exodus 25-26; Matthew 21:1-22

      Wednesday, Day 32:    Exodus 27-28; Matthew 21:23-46

      Thursday, Day 33:         Exodus 29-30; Matthew 22:1-22

      Friday, Day 34:             Exodus 31-33; Matthew 22:23-46

      Saturday, Day 35:         Exodus 34-36; Matthew 23:1-22


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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