Thursday, September 21, 2017


September 24, 2017


Sunday School/Adult Classes:

·         Adult Bible Class:  next Sunday, October 1, 2017:    Topic:  “An Introduction to the Augsburg Confession”


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 Lighting of the Candles

Traditionally the candles closest to the altar are lit first and extinguished last. It is as if the light originates from the altar and spreads out into the world. This symbolizes what happens during the Divine Liturgy: Jesus Christ the light of the world enlightens us with forgiveness, life, and salvation at the Sacrament of the Altar and sends us out to reflect his light on the world


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.


Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Soup Luncheon will be held at St. John’s, Burt on Sunday October 15th from 11-1:00 p.m.   Once again we will be serving chili, chicken noodle and potato soups. Please come and support your preschool and get warmed by our wonderful soup. Bring your containers for carry outs if you are unable to stay.  See you there!!  Free Will Donation


The Reformation  by Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie is a new illustrated history of the Reformation in honor of its 500th Anniversary.  A shortened sample of the book is available in the church library.  The book is available for purchase through the church for a discounted price of $22.49.  Contact Pastor, the church office, or write your name on the order poster in the library if you wish to purchase a copy. 


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 today, Sept. 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.   


Volunteer Clean-up Weekend, Thursday-Saturday Sept. 28-30: The ‘To Do’ list is long and Camp Okoboji 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. 30th.  Stay over Saturday night and join Camp for worship and an Omelet Brunch on Sunday.


This Week at St. John’s  – (September 24, 2017-October 1, 2017)

Today           8:00    am       Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                      9:00    am       Service                                                                                      

Tuesday        9:00     am       Preschool

Wednesday  9:00     am       Preschool

Thursday       9:00     am       No Preschool

Friday            9:00     am       Preschool

Sunday         8:00     am       Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

                      9:00     am       Service   (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:         Chris and Amanda Heyes

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 330:            Ezekiel 36-37 1 Peter 3               

      Monday, Day 331:           Ezekiel 38-39: 1 Peter 4  

      Tuesday, Day 332            Ezekiel 40; 1 Peter 5

      Wednesday, Day 333:      Ezekiel 41-42; 2 Peter 1

      Thursday, Day 334:          Ezekiel 43-44; 2 Peter 2  

      Friday, Day 335:              Ezekiel 45-46;  2 Peter 3

      Saturday, Day 336:          Ezekiel 47-48; 1 John 1


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.