Thursday, March 02, 2017


March 5, 2017


Lenten Services:   Thursday, March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.


Card Shower is being held for Marge Lavrenz in celebration of her 95th Birthday on March 13th. Cards and Best Wishes can be sent to her at 314 4th Avenue  SE, Clarion, Iowa 50525. 


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.

Soup Supper - The men of Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Titonka will be hosting their annual Chili Soup and Oyster Stew supper on Monday evening March 6th from 5:00 to7:00 p.m. There will be a free will offering with proceeds to benefit Exceptional Opportunities and Mosaic.

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 -  A wise person once reminded a friend: Don’t worry about other peoples’ opinions of you. God never told you to impress people; only to love them. Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling.” (1 John 2:10) Who needs your love this week? Choose to love him, love her, and abide in the light!    Lutheran Family Service


Stewardship Corner - If we were asked to identify with a person in Scripture who best exemplified a life of service, some of us would possibly select the Apostle Paul.  Out of love from Jesus and His love for Jesus, Paul lived a life of service to Him.  Serving Jesus was the passion of his life.  In Philippians 3:8, he wrote, “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.  For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him.”  With zeal, Paul made God’s purpose his purpose.  In the same way that God empowered Paul to be a servant, He enables us to live lives of service.  Receiving God’s love, we can respond with joy in service to Him by serving others


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  – (March 5, 2017- March 12, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service (Holy Communion)

                        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

                        6:30  pm      Lenten Service

Saturday                              (*Daylight Savings Time begins)

Sunday           8:00   am       Service              

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class  


Greeters Next Week:           Gene and Marcia Hanna 

Acolyte This Week:           Christian Bierstedt

Head Usher:                        Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for March:           *  John Smith,  Michael Bierstedt, Melvin Haase

Elder for March:                 Boyd Shipler


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


      Sunday, Day 127:        1 Kings 14-15: John 1:1-28

      Monday, Day 128:      1 Kings 16-18; John 1:29-51

      Tuesday, Day 129:      1 Kings 19-20; John 2

      Wednesday, Day 130: 1 Kings 21-22; John 3:1-21

      Thursday, Day 131:     2 Kings 1-3; John 3:22-36

      Friday, Day 132:          2 Kings -4-5; John 4:1-30

      Saturday, Day 133:     2 Kings 6-8; John 4:31-54


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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