Thursday, July 20, 2017


July 23, 2017


Vacation Bible School

·         “Treasure Trek” is the theme for VBS to be held August 7-11th here at St. John’s from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Students 3 yrs-6th grade are invited to attend. To help with expenses we will be taking monetary donations.  You may get those donations to Brenda Schutjer, Karla Schutter or place them in the offering plate marked VBS.

·         Needed -  We are also looking for volunteers for this year’s VBS.   There is a sign-up sheet on the north table.  If interested in a FUN filled week of activities, please sign up.  We would LOVE to have you join in on the FUN!   Any questions, contact Karla Schutter or Brenda Schutjer. 


Preschool Registration – We still have room for Children 3-5 years in Preschool.   If you know of a child who would like to come, please contact Jessie Parsons  515-320-0501


Building Healthy Families A beloved grandchild chooses for a time to walk a path that takes them away from their Christian faith. Though broken hearted and scared, don’t give up and don’t let natural emotions of disappointment, anger or fear direct your response. Instead, stay connected to them providing a living example of a life of love and faith, and take them to God daily in prayer, remembering and trusting that He loves them even more than you do and won’t let them go.  Lutheran Family Service


This Week at St. John’s  – (July 23, 2017 - July 30, 2017)

Today           * 9:00  am       Service

Tuesday       2-2:30  pm       Pastor Cowell Good Samaritan Home Bible Study                                        

Sunday            9:00  am       Service


Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for July:                * Larry Behnkendorf and Larry Manus

Elder for July:                     Jeff Schutjer/Boyd Shipler



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

      Sunday, Day 267:           Isaiah 1-3; Galatians 2

      Monday, Day 268:         Isaiah 4-6; Galatians 3              

      Tuesday, Day 269:         Isaiah 7-9; Galatians 4  

      Wednesday, Day 270: Isaiah 10-12; Galatians 5

      Thursday, Day 271:        Isaiah 13-15, Galatians 6                      

      Friday, Day 272:             Isaiah 16-18; Ephesians 1        

      Friday, Day 273:             Isaiah 19-21; Ephesians 2