Thursday, June 08, 2017


June 11, 2017


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.


Quilt Auction & Craft Sale at Camp Okoboji -  Sat. June 24, 12:30 - One of the best selections of quilts! Over 150 have been received so far.  Viewing opens Friday 5-7 and Sat. morning. A lunch will be served Sat. starting at 11a.m.   (See flyer on bulletin board)   Sponsored by the Camp Okoboji Auxiliary.


Building Healthy Families:  Jesus said, “Your faith has made you well.” Lutheran Family Service counselors are privileged to witness the transformation of lives as God extends “grace by faith” to people at the point of their greatest need. Do you know someone who is struggling and in need of help? Give them the number for your nearest LFS counseling office. Your support of this work which allows many to be served regardless of their ability to pay is needed and always appreciated!   Lutheran Family Service


Blessing of the Quilts will be held on today (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


Stewardship Corner - In speaking to His disciples, Jesus asked them this question, “But who do you say that I am?”  How would you respond to that question?  This is a question we all need to answer.  Peter did not need to listen to what others had to say as to who Jesus was.  He told Jesus, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”  Jesus told him, “Blessed are you [Peter]!  For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven” (Matthew 16:15-17).   This understanding was given to Peter and to us by revelation from the Holy Spirit.  To acknowledge Jesus as Son of God does not come from our human intellect.  What Peter believed was given to him by grace.  What he believed transformed his life.  The same is true of us.  Knowing God can’t help but change us and make us more like Jesus.


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 11, 2017-June 18, 2017)

Today              8:00   am       Service  

Tuesday          6:00   pm       Preschool Board                                                                                                           

Sunday           8:00   am       Service  (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:           Jeff and Brenda Schutjer  

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 225:           Psalm 96:-98; Romans 12 

      Monday, Day 226:         Psalm 99-102; Romans 13        

      Tuesday, Day 227          Psalm 103-104; Romans 14      

      Wednesday, Day 228:    Psalm 105-106; Romans 15:1-21                     

      Thursday, Day 229:        Psalm 10-108; Romans 15-22-33         

      Friday, Day 230:             Psalm 109-111; Romans 16      

      Saturday, Day 231:        Psalm 112-115; 1 Corinthians 1           


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.