Thursday, February 23, 2017


February 26, 2017



Lenten Schedule:

·         Ash Wednesday Service will be held on Thursday March 2nd at 6:30 p.m.  Holy Communion will be celebrated.

·         Lenten Services:   Thursday, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.


Bake Sale:  The Kids of the Kingdom Preschool will be having a Bake Sale at the Burt Lions Club Breakfast on Saturday, March 4th from 8 to 12:30 p.m.  We would appreciate donations of baked goods for this fundraiser.

Please, bring your baked items to the Community Center that morning. Preschool Board & Staff


LWML Ladies Aid Meeting on Thursday, March 2nd. Caradene Parsons in charge of lunch.


Burt Lions Club Annual French Toast Breakfast is being held Saturday, March 4th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Burt community Center. French toast, sausage and drinks featuring Faber’s Maple Syrup donated by Melvin Faber.  Bake Sale by St. John’s Lutheran Kids of the Kingdom Preschool.


Annual Chili Dinner Fundraiser – Good Samaritan Society of Algona will hold its 4th Annual chili Dinner on Sunday, March 5th at Trinity Lutheran Life Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Free Will Donation.  Menu Includes: chili, Relish, Crackers, Geri’s Cinnamon Roll and Beverage.   Proceeds go towards Nursing Equipment for Residents Use.


Benefit for DeAnn Opheim is being planned for Saturday March 18th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Burt Community Center.  DeAnn has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer.  The benefit will help defray expenses for travel for treatment.  Serving chicken noodle soup and chili with hot rolls, drinks and desserts. Come check out the great auction items!

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.”

Building Healthy Families - Wives, want to have a closer relationship with your husband, even during times of conflict? Check your tone, your attitude and your words. Research supports what Scripture has already told us: During an argument, 83% of husbands feel disrespected. “Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” (Ephesians 5:33) It’s not just a good idea, it’s a clear directive from the creator of marriage Himself. And it works! LFS marriage counselors are also available to help when needed.     Lutheran Family Service


Burt Library seeking a dedicated volunteer to assist the director and the rest of the library board in making decisions that affect the operation and future of our library. This position would finish out the term of Diane Wilson who recently resign.  This term runs through 2020.  Contact Burt Library at 515-934-3680.

New Members Wanted – Burt Lions Club would like to warmly welcome interested men and women to come visit our local club. We are reaching out to grow membership numbers.  We support State and Local projects. Our aim is to “serve” others. Club meetings are held the 3rd Monday of each month starting at 6:30 p.m. with a meal at the Burt Community Center. Contact Dennis Heerdt 924-3226 or Joe Heinen 924-3379.


This Week at St. John’s  – (February 26, 2017-March 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

                        1:30   pm       LWML Ladies Aid Meeting

                        6:30  pm      Ash Wednesday (Thursday) Service

Saturday   8-12:30   pm       Kids of the Kingdom Bake Sale at Burt Community Center

Sunday           8:00   am       Service   (Holy Communion)                                                   

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class


Greeters Next Week:            Mike and Amy Marlow  

Acolyte This Week:             Christian Bierstedt

Head Usher:                        Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for February:        *  Lucas Parsons and Ervin Eimers

Elder for February:              Jerry Koestler


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


      Sunday, Day 120:        2 Samuel 23-24; Luke 22:1-53

      Monday, Day 121:      1 Kings 1-2; Luke 22:54-71

      Tuesday, Day 122:      1 Kings 3-5; Luke 23:1-26

      Wednesday, Day 123: 1 Kings 6-7; Luke 23:27-38

      Thursday, Day 124:     1 Kings 8-9; Luke 23:39-56

      Friday, Day 125:          1 Kings 10-11; Luke 24:1-35

      Saturday, Day 126:     1 Kings 12-13; Luke 24:36-53


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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