Thursday, August 24, 2017


August 27, 2017



Religion School and Sunday School Students/Parents:  A meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. to meet with Pastor Cowell, the Board of Education and Elders about the Christian Education of your children.  Mark your calendars and be sure attend!   Rally Sunday will be September 10th.


Lessons on the Liturgy:   Bowing to the Altar

The entire church building is a holy place because it has been set apart from other buildings as the place where Jesus comes to us with his Word and Body and Blood.  The altar is especially holy because that is the place where the Body and Blood of Jesus sits.  Bowing toward the altar during Communion, as well as any other time we approach it, is a way of showing reverence to the place that God regularly hallows with his bodily presence.


Trinity Bible Studies – St. John’s members are welcome to attend any of the following Bible Studies at Trinity:

·         Wednesday AM Adult Bible Class – Mornings at 9:30 a.m.

·         BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) Study – currently studying Revelation and meeting Wednesday evenings (not 8/16 due to council meeting) at 7:30 p.m.  Changing to Tuesday evenings in September.

·         Band of Brothers – Monthly men’s Bible study will meet Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 p.m. this month in Pastor Hauan’s garage. Will move to Sunday evening once school starts.

·         Women’s Bible Studies during the school year on Monday mornings at 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.


New Devotional Book in Library- Faith on the Farm is a devotional book written by Duane C Miesner (father of Hannah).  We have a copy in the Library for you to check out.   If you wish to have your own copy, please speak with Pastor Cowell and he will get you one. 


Building Healthy Families   Do hurtful or disrespectful words sometimes come out of your mouth during the week as you interact with your family? If so, know that continuing this habit unchecked is damaging to your relationships in ways that you might not even know. Try memorizing this verse and call it to mind when you are tempted to snap at someone you love this week: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14     Lutheran Family Service


This Week at St. John’s  – ( August 27, 2017-September 3, 2017)

Today           9:00    am       Service              

Wednesday  6:30    pm       Religion/Sunday School Parents/Student Meeting

Sunday         9:00     am       Service   ( Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:         Ken McFarland & Mary Gifford

Acolyte This Week:           Ushers

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for August:          * Clark Christensen, Harold Lavrenz & Jesse Fitzgerald

Elder for August:              Jerry Koestler


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

      Sunday, Day 302:           Jeremiah 25-26; 2 Timothy 3                           

      Monday, Day 303:         Jeremiah 27-28; 2 Timothy 4               

      Tuesday, Day 304:         Jeremiah 29-30; Titus 1

      Wednesday, Day 305:    Jeremiah 31-32; Titus 2

      Thursday, Day 306:        Jeremiah 33-35; Titus 3                       

      Friday, Day 307:             Jeremiah 36-37; Philemon       

      Friday, Day 308:             Jeremiah 38-39; Hebrews 1