Thursday, March 09, 2017


March 12, 2017


Lenten Services:   Thursday, March 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. 


Chicken and Biscuit Dinner  is being held at the Burt Activity complex on Sunday, March 26th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $6 and Children under 10 is $ 3 (3 years and under free). Come and help keep our Summer Celebration a free event!  A sign-up sheet is available on the back table for those who wish to furnish bars for this event.  Please bring them to the Complex on Saturday, March 25th at around 3 p.m. Contact Burt City Hall if you have any questions.


Barbershop Concert - The Algona Cornbelt Chorus proudly presents “Tomorrow’s Trip Through Time”.  Performances are Friday March 24th  in Emmetsburg at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday March 25th at the New Wilcox Performing Arts Center with two performances 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Tickets $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. You can get advanced tickets at Browns Shoes, Algona, call 515-320-6139 or from Ken McFarland – 515-295-2567.  Featuring Guest Quartet “Lunch Break”.


Building Healthy Families This week, pay attention to your spouse, your child, your parent or your friend. Notice when they are getting tired or drained of energy. Then give them a word of support, a compliment, or a helping hand. Speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you're already doing this; just keep on doing it.” I Thessalonians 5:11

Lutheran Family Service

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!

This Week at St. John’s  – (March 12, 2017- March 19, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                        

Tuesday          9:00   am       Preschool

                        6:00   pm       Preschool Board                                                                       

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

Sunday           8:00   am       Service   (Holy Communion)                                                   

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class  


Greeters Next Week:           Helen and Joel Smith 

Acolyte This Week:           Nick and Caleb Christensen

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

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

Elder for March:                Jeff Schutjer


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


      Sunday, Day 134:        2 Kings 9-11; John 5:1-54

      Monday, Day 135:      2 Kings 9-11; John 4:31-54

      Tuesday, Day 136:      2 Kings 15-17; John 6:1-21

      Wednesday, Day 137: 2 Kings 18-19; John 6:22-44

      Thursday, Day 138:     2 Kings 20-22; John 6:45-71

      Friday, Day 139:          2 Kings 23-25; John 7:1-31

      Saturday, Day 140:     1 Chronicles 1-2; John 7:32-53


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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