Thursday, March 30, 2017


April 2, 2017


Lenten Services:  The last Lenten service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service with Communion on April 13th with Pastor Hauan of Trinity at 6:30 p.m. and Good Friday Service will be April 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Schlund of Trinity. Easter Resurrection Service with Communion will be at 8:00 a.m. with Rolls and Coffee/juice served following by the LYF Group. There will only be one service on Easter & no Sunday School that day.


Easter Lily –  If you would like to purchase a Easter Lily for the church to use on Easter morning, please sign up on the sheet located on the table at the back of the church. The cost is $13 per plant and you may pay Cheryl Batt by Sunday, April 9th. Feel free to take your plant home after Easter service.


LWML World Day of Prayer will be held here at St. John’s on Thursday, April 6th at 1:30 p.m. with Mary Gifford in charge of the program.  Lunch will be served by Mary Shipler-Oleson.  Everyone is invited to attend! 


Thank You to all who donated baked goods, gave monetary donations and for purchasing  items at our recent bake sale fundraiser!  Your generosity is very much appreciated! Also a big thank you to the Thrivent Action Team for all their baked donations.   The Preschool Staff and Board


Call DayWatch it online!  Join us at St. Louis to take part in the Call Day activities on Wednesday, April 26th at 7 p.m. CDT. Also join us at Ft Wayne for callday at on Tuesday, April 25th


Bridal Shower – April 22nd from 8 a.m. until noon will be the “Pampered Chef” Bridal Shower for Natalie Kelly, bride-to-be of Jacob Christensen. Location is the Water Edge Nature Center (Smith Lake). You can choose a Pampered Chef gift for Natalie and Jacob.  If you are unable to attend or have any questions, the Pampered Chef contact person is Lori Shahidi at 515-291-8674.


Quarterly Council Meeting will be held next Sunday April 9th following the service.  The Voter’s Meeting will be held on April 23rd because of Easter Sunday. 


Building Healthy Families:   With apologies to the 1970’s movie Love Story, love means you do occasionally have to say you’re sorry! Be willing to accept your own mistakes, recognize and admit it when you have hurt someone, and apologize. Your children will learn how to do this in their own lives (or not) by watching the example you set. Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.” (James 5:16).    Lutheran Family Service


Easter in Lone Rock  will be held on Saturday, April 15th.  Come for Egg Coloring and Games at 9:30 a.m. at the Fire Station, an Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. in the park and at 10:30 a.m. at the Fire Station prizes will be given out.   Sponsored by the Lone Rock Community Club.


This Week at St. John’s  – (April 2, 2017-April 9, 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          

                        1:30   pm       LWML World Day of Prayer

                        6:30  pm      Lenten Service

Sunday           8:00   am       Palm Sunday Service 

                        9:00   am       Quarterly Council Meeting                                                      

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class  


Greeters Next Week:         Darrel and Mary Schmidt

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for April:              * Don Madsen, Ken McFarland and Wendell Christensen Jr.

Elder for April:                   Jeff Schutjer


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


      Sunday, Day 155:          2 Chronicles 13-16: John 14

      Monday, Day 156:        2 Chronicles 17-19: John 15

      Tuesday, Day 157:        2 Chronicles 20-22; John 16:1-15

      Wednesday, Day 158:  2 Chronicles 23-25 John 16:16-33

      Thursday, Day 159:       2 Chronicles 26-28; John 17

      Friday, Day 160:            2 Chronicles 29-31; John 18-1-23

      Saturday, Day 161:       2 Chronicles 32-33 John 18-24-40


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.