Thursday, June 01, 2017


June 4, 2017


Meet and Greet Coffee – Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell and family are visiting us and Trinity today.  You are invited to come to the church basement for Coffee/coffee cake following the service to visit with them. They will be leaving a little early to catch some of the Bible Class at Trinity, so please come right down.   Church Council


Volunteers are needed to help take down tables and chairs following the coffee this morning.  We will have the floors washed and waxed in the basement this week.   Trustees


Heartfelt Thank You!!  Coffee and Rolls will be served following the church service on Sunday, June 25th in Honor of Rev. Russell Reimers and family.  This is to thank him for the many trips to Burt to serve us this past year.  


Ordination/Installation for Pastor Elect 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.


Blessing of the Quilts will be held on Sunday, June 11th at 3 p.m. at the historic Blakjer Lutheran Church in Lone Rock. We will have 60 quilts on display prior to the service. These quilts will be distributed to the Dept. of Defense Stand Down for Homeless Veterans in September.   Refreshments will be served at the Lone Rock Legion following.  Sponsored by the Lone Rock and Ringsted American Legions Auxiliaries.


Building Healthy Families:  Have you noticed that a lot of people around you are getting older, even if you don’t seem to be? You’re right! We are living longer than ever before. By 2050 the number of people in the United States over 65 will more than double to 70 million people. Nearly 1 in 5 Americans will fit this category, up from 1 in 100 in 1900. Lutheran Family Service is working to support those in the role of caregiver for a spouse or elderly family member as they care for their loved one at home. If you have an interest in helping or supporting this work, please call your closest LFS office.  Lutheran Family Service


Air Med Membership - The City of Burt has purchased a membership through the Air Med Network for each citizen with a Burt address. Please come to the Burt Activity Complex for an informational meeting. It will be held on June 10, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. There will be a free will donation meal of sausage and biscuits. The proceeds will go toward the cost of the membership. This is really a great opportunity for the Burt community, so please come and join us and learn what it has to offer for you!


Burt Library – Activities happening at the  Burt Library in June

    Monday, June 12th 10 – 12 noon - Summer Reading Program Kick Off
    Wednesday, June 14th 6:30 p.m. - Live Raptor Program - Owl, Hawk, Falcon
    Friday June 16th 6:00 p.m. Adult Craft - Patriotic Wreath (Sign-up by June 9th)

This Week at St. John’s  – ( June 4, 2017-June 11, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service   (Holy Communion)                                                                                       

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

Sunday           8:00   am       Service 


Greeters Next Week:           Floyd and Tish Lavrenz  

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for June:              * Tony Hatten, Steve Madsen & Derek Schutjer

Elder for June:                   Boyd Shipler


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

      Sunday, Day 218:           Psalm 78;  Romans 7  

      Monday, Day 219:         Psalm 79-81; Romans 8:1-18   

      Tuesday, Day 220          Psalm 82-84; Romans 8:18-39 

      Wednesday, Day 221:   Psalm 85-87; Romans 9            

      Thursday, Day 222:        Psalm 88-89; Romans 10          

      Friday, Day 223:             Psalm 90-92; Romans 11:1-21 

      Saturday, Day 224:        Psalm 93-95; Romans 11:22-36           


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.