Thursday, January 12, 2017


January 15, 2017


Voter’s Meeting will held today following the service. Copies of the January 8th Council Meeting is on the table in the back of the church for you to pick up.


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


St. John's will be initiating a call-em-all service that will call everyone on the list if we have a cancellation of Church services due to weather or schedule changes in the church service due to the vacancy.   This system can also be used for Church reminders of special events or upcoming meetings.   The phone number listed in the Annual Report for 2015 were the numbers used.  If you would like your cell phone number used instead of your home phone, please let the church office know.   With this system we hope to get everyone informed in a timely manner in case the radio does not announce it soon enough.  Church Council

Lutheran Witness RenewalsThe new subscription year for the Lutheran Witness is coming due soon.  To continue you getting this periodical, please pay $22.70 for the year in the church office.  If you are getting it and do not want it anymore, please let me know in the church office.  Also if you want it and do not receive it, please let me know with your payment for the year.  Rosann

“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. 


Building Healthy Families Life can be hard and relationships can cause pain. When someone hurts you, you may find that it is difficult to trust again. God does not abandon you in the pain, but promises to stay with you. Through all of life's challenges, God never breaks His promise to you: "I will never leave you, I will never forsake you." (Hebrews 13) He also puts people in place to be there, including LFS counselors who are available to help with troubled relationships and the pain they leave behind

Camp Okoboji  Discover Building:   Camp Okoboji is now 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.


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 Titonka from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free will donation.  Silent Auction and Meal will be held.


This Week at St. John’s  – (January 15, 2017-January 22, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                                    

                        9:00   am       Voter’s Meeting

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

Sunday           8:00   am       Service              

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class


Greeters Next Week:            Lyle, Karen and Kali Karels

Acolyte This Week:             Jordan Blocker and Gabby Kelly

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 78:             Deuteronomy 33-34: Luke 1:24-56

      Monday, Day 79:          Joshua 1-3; Luke 1:57-80

      Tuesday, Day 80:          Joshua 4-6; Luke2:1-24

      Wednesday, Day 81:     Joshua 7-87; Luke 2:25-52

      Thursday, Day 82:         Joshua 9-10; Luke 3

      Friday, Day 83:             Joshua 11-13; Luke 4:1-32

      Saturday, Day 84:         Joshua 14-15; Luke 4:33-44          


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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