Thursday, January 26, 2017


January 29, 2017


A Special Offering is being taken to help defray the cost of purchasing a new furnace for the downstairs basement and main level classroom area.  An offering plate has been placed in the back for your gift.  Trustees

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

Thrivent Choice Update – Thrivent Choice Dollars for 2016 will be expiring soon.  If you are a Thrivent member, you may be eligible to participate and direct Thrivent choice dollars to St. John’s or other LCMS organizations.  Simple go to or call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) before March 31 and say “Thrivent Choice.”

Did You KnowButterflies taste with their feet. Starfish don't have brains. Elephants are the only mammals that can't jump. A cockroach will live nine days without it's head, before it starves to death. All of God’s creatures are amazing but the greatest of all is…you! But unlike animals, we are created in God’s image. (Genesis 1:27) Each human person from the moment of conception is uniquely created by God, in His image and known by him individually. Hard to comprehend? Yes. But true? Yes! I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. (Psalm 139:14) 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!


This Week at St. John’s  – (January 29, 2017-February 5, 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   (Holy Communion)                                                   

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class


Greeters Next Week:            Terry & Vicki  Briggs

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 92:             Judges 8-9; Luke 8:22-56

      Monday, Day 93:          Judges 10-11; Luke 9:1-36

      Tuesday, Day 94:          Judges12-14: Luke 9:37-62

      Wednesday, Day 95:    Judges 15-17; Luke 10:1-24

      Thursday, Day 96:         Judges 18-19; Luke 10:25-42

      Friday, Day 97:             Judges 20-21; Luke 11:1-28

      Saturday, Day 98:         Ruth 1-4; Luke 11:29-54


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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