Thursday, May 18, 2017


May 21, 2017


Thanks and Praise – Remember you can still send cards to Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell . There address is: Thomas and Hannah Cowell and daughter, Penelope at 5543 North Clinton St., Fort Wayne, Indiana  46825.   Thomas Cowell and family are planning on visiting the churches and area on June 3rd and 4th.  


Installation/Ordination for Thomas Cowell will be on Sunday, June 25 at 3:00 p.m. here at St. John’s with lunch served following the service. Be sure to mark this date and attend this special event.


Heartfelt thanks to everyone for the many prayers, cards and get well wishes during my operation and recovery.   God bless each of you!   Short Eimers


Open House:  The family of 2017 Graduate Jewel Reimers would like to invite all members of St. John’s to her open house,  Sunday May 28th from 2-6 pm at the Maschoff Barn Located at 219 170th Ave. Ceylon, MN. Please join us in celebrating with Jewel as she prepares for her next journey in life.  Thank you for all the support you have shown through the years ~ we look forward to seeing how her future unfolds ~ God’s blessings always.    The Pastor Reimers Family.

Help Us Celebrate – With Praise and Thanksgiving we announce the Discover Center Dedication at Camp Okoboji.  We have been blessed by and are thankful for your role in helping us get to this day.  We invite you to attend Sunday, May 28, 4:00 p.m. An Open House and Meal will follow the dedication.   Please RSVP to either: or 712-337-3325.  Camp Okoboji Board of Directors and Staff

Come and Go Baby Shower for Drew and Sierra Rasmussen who are having twins (boy and girl) will be held on Saturday, May 27th from 9-11 a.m. at the Rasmussen Farm 2903 150th Ave. Burt.   A small request to bring also a book new or slightly used instead of a card with a message from you inside. 

Building Healthy Families:  I can forgive you, but I will never forget what you did. Have you ever said this to someone or heard someone say this to you? YIKES! Certainly, this is not the type of love that God has shown us in our relationship with Him. If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O LORD, who could stand? Spend some time this week praying for healing for the relationship in your life which still carries unforgiven past hurts. Remember that you are a child of God who has received His forgiveness. He both forgives…and forgets! Lutheran Family Service


Burt VFW Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery for the traditional laying of the flags for the veterans. Following those services, the City of Burt will be hosting a luncheon back at the Activity Complex from 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.


Cornbelt Barbershop Chorus will be performing at the Burt Community Center on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m.   This is sponsored by the Burt Library.   Everyone welcome!


This Week at St. John’s  – (May 21 2017- May 28, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service   (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class

                        2:00   pm       Graduation at Algona High School                                                                

Sunday           8:00   am       Service                                                                                      


Greeters Next Week:           Lynn and Kitty Bierstedt  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for May:               * Jeff Madsen, Joel Smith & John Person

Elder for May:                    Jerry Koestler


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

      Sunday, Day 204:              Psalm 38-40; Acts 23:1-35       

      Monday, Day 205:            Psalm 41-43; Acts 24

      Tuesday, Day 206             Psalm 44-46; Acts 23:12-35   

      Wednesday, Day 207:       Psalm 47-49; Acts 26

      Thursday, Day 208:           Psalm 50-52; Acts 27:1-25 

      Friday, Day 209:                Psalm 53-55:Acts 27:26-44

      Saturday, Day 210:          Psalm 56-58; Acts 28:1-15


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.