Thursday, May 25, 2017


May 28, 2017


Meet and Greet Coffee – Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell and family are planning on visiting our church and Trinity, Algona on Saturday, June 3rd and will be attending morning services with us on Sunday, June 4th.  A Meet and Greet Coffee will be held in the church basement immediately following the service for you to meet and visit with them.  Please plan on attending that day!!


Installation/Ordination for Thomas Cowell will be on Sunday, June 25 at 4:00 p.m. here at St. John’s with lunch served following the service. Be sure to mark this date and attend this special event.


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 299 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.    If you are coming to Jewel’s Graduation Party Just take Highway 15 across the Iowa – Minnesota stateline and go north to County Road 8 which is 30th Street.  At that corner you will find a sign that says Ceylon 9 miles.  Take that road 4.5 miles to 170th Avenue.  On that corner there will be only one farm place on the South West Corner of the road.  Turn south and go about 1000 feet to the driveway.  There will be a sign on the corner for the party in the Red Barn on that farm place.  This is 299 170th Ave. 

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.   Camp Okoboji Board of Directors and Staff

Building Healthy Families:  Are you ever tempted to dwell on the thought that some people are more gifted (or talented, or beautiful, or smart, or athletic…) than you are? Eleanor Roosevelt once famously said, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Stop comparing yourself critically to others and remember instead who you are, because of Whose you are: But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12)  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.


This Week at St. John’s  – (May 28 2017- June 4, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service  

                        9:00   am       Sunday School/Confirmation Class (Last Session)

Monday       10:00  am       Memorial Service at Burt Complex                                                                             

Thursday         1:30   pm       LWML Ladies Aid

Sunday           8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)

                        9:00   am       Meet and Greet Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell & Family


Greeters Next Week:           Clark and Allison Christensen  

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 211:              Psalm  59-61; Acts 28:16-31

      Monday, Day 212:            Psalm  62-64; Romans 1

      Tuesday, Day 213             Psalm  65-67; Romans 2

      Wednesday, Day 214:       Psalm  68-69; Romans 3       

      Thursday, Day 215:           Psalm  70-72; Romans 4

      Friday, Day 216:                Psalm 73-74; Romans 5

      Saturday, Day 217:          Psalm  75-77; romans 6


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.