Thursday, December 15, 2016


“He remembers His Testament forever;

       The Word He appointed for a thousand generations”   -Psalm 105:8


December 18, 2016


Children Program Dress Rehearsal will be held today at 5:00 p.m.  Please, have the children here before 5 so we can get started immediately!!


Schedule of Services Christmas Eve Children’s Program has been now set for 4:30 p.m.  on December 24th . (Note change of time)  No Christmas Day Services (Trinity, Algona Christmas Day Service is at 9 a.m.).  Sunday, New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017 we will have service at 8:00 a.m. with Holy Communion. There will be no Sunday School on January 1st.


The Christmas Committee is taking donations to defray expenses for the decorations, candy and tree for Christmas. Any monetary donations can be placed in the offering plate or give it to Shirlee Alt or Clark and Allision Christensen. Thanks!


End of the Year ArticlesIt is time to start thinking about the end of the year articles for the Annual Report.  Please get them to me by the first part of the year so I can start working on them. You can send them to  or   Thanks!  Rosann


Did You Know? The strongest muscle in the human body in proportion to its size is the tongue. As you gather with your family this Christmas, remember the power of the tongue described in James 3:5: The tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things. How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire!;, Proverbs 18:21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Words kill and words give life. They’re either poison or fruit.  Lutheran Family Services


This Week at St. John’s  – (December 18, 2016-December 25, 2016)

Today              8:00   am       4th   Sunday in Advent Service                                                

                        9:00   am       Sunday School-Christmas Project

                        5:00   pm       Children’s Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal                                              

Monday          9:00   am       Preschool

Tuesday          9:00   am       Preschool                                                                                                          

Wednesday    9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Religion School Snack

                        4:30   pm       Religion School                                                                        

Saturday        4:30  pm      Christmas Eve Children’s Program Service
Sunday                                 No Christmas Day Service


Greeters Christmas Eve:      Joe and Tina Heyes

Acolyte This Week:             Jacob Haase

Head Usher:                        Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for December:    *  Vern Koestler, Gordon Oleson and Joe Heyes

Elder for December:           Boyd Shipler


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

      Sunday, Day 50:             Numbers1-2; Mark 3:1-21

      Monday, Day 51:          Numbers 3-4; Mark 3:22-35

      Tuesday, Day 52:          Numbers 5-6; Mark 4:1-20

      Wednesday, Day 53:    Numbers 7: Mark 4:21-41

      Thursday, Day 54:         Numbers 8-10; Mark 5:1-20

      Friday, Day 55:             Numbers 11-13; Mark 5:21-43

      Saturday, Day 56:         Numbers 14-15; Mark 6:1-32

      Sunday, Day 57:           Numbers 16-17; Mark 6:33-56

      Monday, Day 58:          Numbers 18-20; Mark 71-13        

      Tuesday, Day 59:          Numbers 21-25: Mark 7:14-37; Mark 8:1-21

      Wednesday, Day 60:     Numbers 26-27; Mark 8:22-38

      Thursday, Day 61:         Numbers 28-29; Mark 9:1-29

      Friday, Day 62:             Numbers 30-31; Mark 9:30-50

      Saturday, Day 63:         Numbers 32-33: Mark 10:1-31

The above lessons are through the first of the year.


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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