Thursday, April 13, 2017


April 16, 2017



LYF Breakfast – Come join us for Rolls and Coffee/Juice following today’s service in the church basement. 


The Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be held on April 23rd following the service.


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


LWML Zone Rally will be held on Thursday, April 20th at Zion Lutheran Church in LuVerne at 4:30 p.m. Contact Janice Schealler (924-3424) if you have any questions.


Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Registration is now open for all 3, 4 and 5 year olds for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you know of a child that would like to come, please pick up registration forms in the church office or call Jessie Parsons at 515-320-0501


Retirement Party for Vickie Madsen will be held on April 29th at the Burt Activity Center from 2-4 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!


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.



Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting and Basket Auction will be held on Saturday, April 22nd.  Kitty and Lynn Bierstedt have volunteered to be our Congregational Delegate for that meeting.


Building Healthy FamiliesBold words for us to recall today when we are worried or overwhelmed with life’s challenges and temptations: “Know ye then- sin, death, devil, and everything that assails me- that you are missing the mark. I am not one of those who are afraid of you. For Christ, my dear Lord, has presented to me that triumph and victory of his by which you were laid low. And from this very gift of His I derive my name and am called a Christian. There is no other reason. My sin and death hung about His neck on Good Friday, but on the day of Easter they had completely disappeared. This victory He has bestowed on me. This is why I do not worry about you.” (Luther’s Easter Sermon, 1530)


Open House 50th Anniversary Celebration is being held for JD and Mary Andrews on Sunday April 23rd from 2-4 at the Garner Methodist Church.  Friends and Family may shower them with cards to celebrate at PO Box 105, Garner, Iowa 50438.


This Week at St. John’s  – (April 16, 2017-April 23, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Resurrection Service  (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       LYF Breakfast                                                                            

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                                                                                  

Friday              9:00   am       Preschool (Make-up day)

Saturday         8-12  noon   Bridal Shower for Jacob Christensen and  Natalie  Kelly at Watersedge.     

                                             Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting

Sunday           8:00   am       Service                                                                                      

                        9:00   am       Voter’s Meeting


Greeters Next Week:           Bud and Mary Lou Marlow  

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 169:              Nehemiah 7-8; Acts 3              

      Monday, Day 170:            Nehemiah 9-11; Acts 4:1-22

      Tuesday, Day 171:            Nehemiah 12-13; Acts 4:23-37

      Wednesday, Day 172:       Esther 1-3; Acts 5:1-16

      Thursday, Day 173:           Esther 4-6; Acts 5:17-42

      Friday, Day 174:                Esther 7-10; Acts 6

      Saturday, Day 175:           Job 1-3; Acts 7:1-19


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.





     “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was

       raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life”