Thursday, April 20, 2017


April 23, 2017

Greeters Today:     Bud and Mary Lou Marlow

Prayer Requests…  Continual Prayers:  Karen Karels 

                                …  Hospitalized:  Short Eimers

                                … Seminary Call Day:  Placing of New Pastors

                                … Condolences to the family of Jerry Welle, husband of Roseanne Gifford-Welle


Birthdays for the Week    Joshua & Justin Culbertson (24th); Emma Hutchinson (35th); Vicki Briggs (26th);

                                       Aaron Bixby, Galen Gordon, Shelley Haase (28th).

                                                                        Please notify the church office of any corrections                               


The Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be held immediately following the service today.


Call Day – Watch it online! 

Ft Wayne callday at    Tuesday, April 25th at 7 p.m. CDT

St. Louis callday at         Wednesday, April 26th at 7 p.m. CDT. 


Call Watch – Plans are being made to hold an online Call Watch at Trinity Lutheran Church for the placement of our new pastor.  The date and time will be announced on Sunday when we find out which Seminary the placement will come.  We encourage all to attend and be a part of this process.


Cards can reach Short Eimers at the Kossuth Regional Hospital.  He will be there a few days for therapy before returning home.


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 Complex from 2-4 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!


Building Healthy FamiliesWives, want to build up your marriage?  Stop and think about your husband’s gifts. (No, not the ones he gave you for your birthday!) What are his talents? What are his spiritual gifts? What does he love to do? What are his accomplishments? Recognize them, name them, and communicate your respect for them . . . to him and to others. It’s one way to build a great relationship! Lutheran Family Service


Open House 50th Anniversary Celebration is being held for JD and Mary Andrews on today (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 23, 2017-April 30, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class                                                    

                        9:00   am       Voter’s Meeting

Tuesday          9:00   am       Preschool

                        7:00   pm       Call Day at Fort Wayne Seminary (CDT)                                          

Wednesday    9:00   am       Preschool

                        4:15   pm       Religion School Bible Bowl & Pizza Party (Last Session)

                        7:00   pm       Call Day at St. Louis Seminary (CDT)                                               
Thursday         9:00   am       Preschool                                                                                  

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

Sunday           8:00   am       Service                                                                                      

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/ Confirmation Class


Greeters Next Week:           Jerry and Betty Koestler  

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 176:           Job 4-6: Acts 7:30-43                 

      Monday, Day 177:          Job 7-9; Acts 7:5-60     

      Tuesday, Day 178:          Job 10-12; Acts 8:1-25 

      Wednesday, Day 179:     Job 13-15; Acts 8:26-40          

      Thursday, Day 180:         Job 16-18; Acts 9:1-22 

      Friday, Day 181:             Job 19-20; Acts 9:23-43

      Saturday, Day 182:         Job 21-22; Acts 10:1-23


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.