Thursday, January 19, 2017


January 22, 2017


Up-Dated Addresses:  If your address, phone number or a family member’s 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

Building Healthy Families - Do you think the values and morals of Americans seem to be declining? If so, you are joined by 81% of people recently surveyed by the Barna Group and the American Bible Society who agree. Their research also indicates that most people blame this trend on movies, music and TV, not on a documented decrease in Bible reading. At every opportunity, lead your family to read and study the Word, allowing God to teach and direct your choices and behaviors as He promises to do in Isaiah 48:17: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Lutheran Family Service

“Painting with Creative SpiritsClass has been rescheduled for Monday, January 30th at 6:30 p.m. Visit our Burt Public Library Facebook page for a link to register or call Burt Library for more information.. 


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.


Breakfast Brunch – The Lone Rock American Legion Post #557 will hold a Breakfast Brunch on Sunday, February 5th from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Lone Rock. Serving French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Supporting funds by Thrivent.  Free Will donation.


Burt Community Coffees are being held each Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at Burt Community Center. Everyone Welcome!


Stewardship Corner - Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and the faith that God creates in us, we understand that God is the giver, and we are the receivers.  We come to the realization, as Martin Luther did, that we are all “beggars before God.”  With joy we eagerly receive all that God has to give us because receiving is an essential part of our relationship with God.  Only after we have found joy in receiving are we able to respond by giving back freely and with proper motivation.  We love others because God first loved us (1 John 4:19).  We give whatever we can because God gave even His own Son to die for us (John 3:16).


This Week at St. John’s  – (January 22, 2017-January 29, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       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

Sunday           8:00   am       Service              

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class


Greeters Next Week:            Vern and Joan Koestler

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 85:             Joshua 16-18; Luke 5:1-16

      Monday, Day 86:          Joshua 19-20; Luke 5:17-39

      Tuesday, Day 87:          Joshua 21-22; Luke 6:1-26

      Wednesday, Day 88:    Joshua 23-24; Luke 6:27-49

      Thursday, Day 89:         Judges 1-2; Luke 7:1-30

      Friday, Day 90:             Judges 3-5; Luke 7:31-50

      Saturday, Day 91:         Judges 6-7; Luke 8:1-21


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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