Thursday, June 22, 2017


June 25, 2017


Church Time for next week will stay the same at 8:00 a.m. Discussion on the time change will be made by the new Pastor and the Church Council in the next few weeks.


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.  Special thanks to him for the many trips to Burt to serve us this past year.  


Ordination/Installation for Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell will be held today at 4:00 p.m. here at St. John’s with lunch served following the service. Please, plan to attend!!


Parish Messenger Articles for July/August Edition is due to Linda Kerkove today.


Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again having a ‘Cobbler and Ice Cream Social’ at the Burt Summer Celebration, July 8.  Rather than have the congregation bake for us we are asking for monetary donations for ingredients, so we can do the baking for you!  This fund raiser is another important way we can keep our St. John’s preschool available to the students.  Any amount is appreciated and you can give it to any Board member.  Thank you in advance!    Kids of the Kingdom Board and Staff


Quarterly Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 following the service. The Voter’s Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 following that service.


Thank You St. John’s from Camp Okoboji for the $800 Contribution given to the Camp for our Annual Funds.


Spry Family Benefit – On July 15th the Brian Spry Family encountered a fire, which caused extensive damage to their home and they are unable to live  there at this time.  Brian is the Burt EMS Director and a member of the Burt Fire Dept. and Algona Ambulance.  On June 25 (today) the Burt Fire and Responders are holding a Benefit Luncheon for them! This will be held at the Burt Fire Station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Serving: Pork Patties, Potato Salad, chips and drink.


Did You Know:   It wouldn’t happen.   LFS statewide ministry of counseling, advocacy supporting life, adoption, youth education, caregiver support and marriage enrichment among troubled individuals, couples and families in Iowa as an extension of our LCMS congregations could not be carried out without your partnership. June 30 marks the end of LFS’ fiscal year. If you haven’t done so yet this year, demonstrate your care for those served through your partnership in this local, Lutheran, Christ-centered work by sending a gift this week by mail (409 Kenyon Rd, C, Fort Dodge, 50501) or online (through the secure portal at Every gift matters; your help this week is needed and appreciated!    Lutheran Family Service


21st Ann ual Burt Summer Celebration on July 7-8th.          On Friday evening July 7th there will be a little Miss and Mr. Contest.  On Saturday the day is filled with Garage Sales 7 a.m.;  Parade at 11 a.m.; Steak Dinner at Complex at 12 noon with Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Cobbler and Ice Cream Social; 12:30 p.m.; Entertainment will be held at The Complex all afternoon with the big event the Annual Toilet and Tank Toss at 4 p.m. Food; by Fair Board at 5:00 p.m.  Kids Tractor Pull and the Fireworks will be at 10 p.m. with a Street Dance to follow.  Come enjoy the whole day!


This Week at St. John’s  – (June 25, 2017-July 2, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service 

                        9:00   am       Reception for Rev. Russ Reimers

                        4:00   pm       Ordination/Installation of Pastor Elect Thomas Cowell

                        5:00   pm       Reception Luncheon for Pastor Elect Cowell                                                             

Sunday           8:00   am       Service (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:         Don and Janice Reimers

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 239:           Psalm 132-135; 1 Corinthians 8

      Monday, Day 240:         Psalm 136-138; 1 Corinthians 9                       

      Tuesday, Day 241:         Psalm 139-141; 1 Corinthians 10:10-13           

      Wednesday, Day 242: Psalm 142-144; 1 Corinthians 10:14-33                          

      Thursday, Day 243:        Psalm 145-147 1 Corinthians 11:1-15             

      Friday, Day 244:             Psalm 148-150; 1 Corinthians 11:16-34           

      Saturday, Day 245:        Proverbs 1-2; 1 Corinthians 12            


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.