Thursday, October 26, 2017


October 29, 2017


Adult Classes  – November 5, 2017:    Topic:  “A Lutheran View of the Saints “


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:   Feast Days and Festival Days

Over the centuries, the Christian Church has set aside specific days to remember persons and events that were significant in the proclamation of the Gospel.  There are some saints in particular whose lives on earth are so closely connected with the earthly life and ministry of Jesus that their stories are literally part of the Gospel itself.  Perhaps the most obvious examples would be the apostles and evangelists.  The commemorations of these saints have been observed with special distinction—always to the praise and glory of Christ Jesus and His Gospel. These days are really treated as "Feasts of Christ," that is to say, as days when we remember, celebrate, and give thanks for the life that our Lord Jesus Christ lived for us in the flesh.  Historical events which are especially notable in the furthering of Christ’s kingdom are celebrated as Festival Days.  The Lutheran Reformation is one such festival.


You are invited to the Algona Circuit's 500th Anniversary Reformation Celebration today 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


The Reformation  by Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie is a new illustrated history Book of the Reformation in honor of its 500th Anniversary.  The book is on the back table for viewing and we do have a couple extra copies for sale for a discounted price of $22.49.  Contact Pastor, the church office to purchase one.


Burt Lions Club will be holding an Omelet Breakfast Fund Raiser at the Burt Activity Complex today from 9 to 1 p.m.   Free Will Donation   Kids Kingdom Bake Sale from 9-1 p.m.


Burt VFW Breakfast will be held on Sunday November 12, from 8-12;30 p.m. Sausages, Eggs and Pancakes will be served at the Burt Community Center.  Free will donation.


Fall Harvest Festival Dinner will be held at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church on Sunday November 5th from 10:30-1:00 p.m. Traditional Turkey Meal with Desserts.  Free Will. Proceeds to Local Charities


Lakota Ambulance Annual Soup Dinner is being held on Sunday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lakota Eagle Center, Free Will Donation    (More information on flyer along the ramp)



This Week at St. John’s  – (October 29, 2017- November 5, 2017)

Today           8:00    am       Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                      9:00    am       Reformation Service (Holy Communion)

                8-12:30     pm       Preschool Bake Sale at Activity Complex – Lions Breakfast

                      3:00     pm       Divine Reformation Service at Trinity – President Steven Turner, speaker

                      4:15     pm       Reformation History Presentation by Rev. Schlund

                      5:00     pm       Octoberfest-Style Meal at Trinity

Tuesday        9:00     am       Preschool

Wednesday  9:00     am       Preschool

                      6:00     pm       Religion School

Thursday       9:00     am       Preschool

                      1:30     pm       LWML Ladies Aid                                                                     

Sunday         8:00     am       Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

                      9:00     am       Service   (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:         Mike and Amy Bierstedt

Acolyte This Week:           Alasha Heenan

Head Usher:                       Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for October:         * Randy Reimers, Terry Briggs & Chris Heyes

Elder for October:             Jeff Schutjer


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.

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

·         BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) - Sunday Evening Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. in Fireside Room. We will be studying The Book of Hebrews