Thursday, January 05, 2017


January 8, 2017


Installation of all Officers will be held today during the service.  All officers should attend.


1st Quarter Council Meeting will be held today,  January 8th following the service.  The Voter’s Meeting will follow the service on Sunday, January 15th.


End of the Year ArticlesI am working on the Annual Report now and still have not received several articles. Please get them to me right away.  You can send them to  or   Thanks!  Rosann


Up-Dated Addresses:  If your address, phone number or a family members numbers have changed, please get those changes to me immediately.  Rosann


Bulletin Boxes are getting full, so please stop and pick up what is in it.  Your 2017 envelopes are in the boxes.


Did You Know?   Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. However, it’s not an effective way to relieve stress or improve relationships! Children are indeed a blessing from the Lord, but parenting kids today can be a real challenge. LFS counselors are available to help you assess what’s not working and help you find new ways that can work.  Lutheran Family Service


Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Support Group will be held on Thursday, January 12th at Van Buren Terrace. The meeting will be held in The VBT Library on the 2nd floor. We will have Alexa from Kindred Hospice to talk about ways to alleviate stress and anxiety.  We look forward to seeing you.


Benefit for Kim Fischer who is fighting Stage 3 Lymphoma.  It is being held today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Lone Rock.  Silent Auction will also be held.  Donations can be mailed to Lone Rock EMS, PO Box 101. 


Community Coffee will be held on Wednesday, January 11th from 2-4 p.m. at the Burt Community Center. We would like to honor Joan Gifford for over 40 years of service with the City of Burt. Please come help us show our appreciation to Joannie for her commitment to her job and community. 


“Painting with Creative Spirits” is being held at the Burt Activity Complex sponsored by the Burt Public Library on Monday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m.  Advanced registration is required.  Visit our Burt Public Library Facebook page or call Burt Library.  Registration is limited.


Benefit – The Titonka Care Center Helpmates and many Titonka community members are planning a benefit for Pastor John and Elsie Planz of Titonka.  They lost their home and all their possessions in a fire on Tuesday December 27th.  The benefit will take place on February 5th in Fellowship Hall at Good Hope Lutheran Church at Titionka from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free will donation.  Silent Auction and Meal will be held.


Camp Okoboji News…

·   Camp Okoboji Discover Building:  As of January 4 Camp Okoboji is not in need of volunteers to assist with the construction of the Discover Building.   Subcontractors are busy working and the Laborers for Christ who are on site are working only Monday through Friday.  Thank you to all who have been helping in the past few months.  We will let you know when volunteers are needed again and what tasks need to be accomplished.

·   Concordia Publishing House is making available to the public a variety of gifts, books, Bibles, and cards for children and adults in a conference room of the Christian Life Center at Camp Okoboji.  Seasonal, confirmation, wedding, and graduation gifts are available.  Open hours are 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.  You may call the camp office at (712) 337-3325 prior to visiting just to make sure that weather has not affected the hours of operation.  These materials are being made available on a trial basis as there is not a Christian Book Store available nearby.


This Week at St. John’s  – (January 8, 2017-January 15, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service (Installation of Officers)

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                                    

                        9:00   am       Council Meeting

Tuesday          9:00   am       Preschool

                        6:00   pm       Preschool Board Meeting                                                                                            

Wednesday    9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Religion School Snack

                        4:30   pm       Religion School
Thursday         9:00   am       Preschool

Sunday           8:00   am       Service              

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class

                        9:00   am       Voter’s Meeting


Greeters Next Week:            Ervin and Pat Eimers

Acolyte This Week:             Jacob Haase

Head Usher:                        Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for January:         *  David Haase and Mike Bierstedt

Elder for January:               Jeff Schutjer


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

      Sunday, Day 71:             Deuteronomy 17-19; Mark 14:1-25

      Monday, Day 72:          Deuteronomy 20-22:Mark 14:26-50

      Tuesday, Day 73:          Deuteronomy 23-25; Mark 1:51-72

      Wednesday, Day 74:     Deuteronomy 26-27; Mark 15:1-26

      Thursday, Day 75:         Deuteronomy 28:Mark 15:27-47

      Friday, Day 76:             Deuteronomy 29-30; Mark 16

      Saturday, Day 77:         Deuteronomy 31-21; Luke 1:1-23 


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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