Thursday, September 14, 2017


September 17, 2017


Flowers On The Altar today were given in memory of Leonard, Martha, Irene and Eugene Drager by Lorraine Drager.


Sunday School/Adult Classes:

·         Adult Bible Class:  next Sunday, September 23rd:    Topic:  An Introduction to the Large Catechism


Up-Coming 500th Anniversary of the Reformation - I am looking for singers to sing at our Reformation Sunday  Service on October 29th.  If you would be interested, please contact Pastor Cowell.


Pastor Chats - I will continue to post my available times on the back table for the week ahead for a visit with me.  I will continue to post times through the fall and winter until I am able to visit every family.   


Lessons on the Liturgy:   The Pax Domini (Peace of the Lord)

When Pastor says: “The peace of the Lord be with you always” during the Communion Liturgy he presents to you the Body and Blood of Jesus.  He does this to show you the source of the peace that he gives to you: the very crucified and resurrected body of Jesus that is given to you at Communion.


Northeast Zone LWML Fall Rally is being held on Thursday, September 21st at Trinity in Algona with registration at 4:30 p.m.  The guest Speaker is Lisa Zeller, Coordinator of the IOWAY (Individual Outreach with Adults & Youth), speaking on  “Serving God by Serving Others “


Kickball Game/Grill Out -  Trinity will be putting on a Kickball Game/Grill out at Veteran’s Park for anyone who wants to come and play or watch on Sunday September 24th .  Basically anyone who comes bring your own cooler of meat, snacks, and beverages.  What is being provided is the grillers who will have hot coals ready at 1:00 p.m. for grilling.  Our men’s group at Trinity called Band of Brothers is hosting the event for all youth, families, and all ages who want to come.  They will grill and referee the game.  The Kickball Game will start around 2:00 p.m.  So 1:00 p.m. is grilling and eating and drinking until 2:00ish when the game will start.  Probably wrap up around 3:00-3:30 p.m.   We have the shelter house and fields reserved in case anyone asks.    Pastor Eric Hauan, Trinity


You are invited to the Algona Circuit's 500th Anniversary Reformation Celebration on Sunday, October 29th at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.  This event includes a Reformation Day Divine Service at 3:00 p.m. with guest preacher President Steve Turner, a presentation on Reformation History at 4:15 p.m. by Pastor Tom Schlund (as well as activities for kids at this time), and an Oktoberfest-style meal at 5:00 p.m.  Join us for one, two, or all three of these events as we celebrate this monumental event in the history of Christendom.   

College Student Addresses – If you have a college student new this year or returning, please be sure to leave their address in the church office.    Any other change of addresses need to be given to the church office also.


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. 

Volunteer Clean-up Weekend, Thursday-Saturday Sept. 28-30: The ‘To Do’ list is long and Camp can use the help. There will also be time to enjoy Camp. No fee for housing and meals. Please contact Camp if you can attend so that they can plan accordingly. Also RSVP for the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Sat. Sept. 30.  Stay over Saturday night and join Camp for worship and an Omelet Brunch on Sunday.


This Week at St. John’s  – (September 17, 2017-September 24, 2017)

Today            8:00    am       Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                      9:00    am       Service ( Holy Communion)                                                                     

Tuesday         9:00     am       Preschool

Wednesday    9:00     am       Preschool

Thursday        9:00     am       Preschool

                      4:30     pm       LWML Fall Rally at Trinity, Algona

Sunday           8:00     am       Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

                      9:00     am       Service  


Greeters Next Week:           Pam and Randy Reimers

Acolyte This Week:             Ushers

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for September:       * Mike Marlow, Lyle Karels & Terry Tieman

Elder for September:           Boyd Shipler


Bible Readings for the week in conjunction with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation October 29, 2017:

      Sunday, Day 323:            Ezekiel 20-21: James 1                

      Monday, Day 324:           Ezekiel 22-23; James 2    

      Tuesday, Day 325            Ezekiel 24-26; James 3

      Wednesday, Day 326:      Ezekiel 27-28; James 4

      Thursday, Day 327:          Ezekiel 29-31; James 5    

      Friday, Day 328:              Ezekiel 32-33; 1 Peter 1

      Saturday, Day 329:          Ezekiel 34-35; 1 Peter 2


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 Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. 

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