Thursday, November 09, 2017



November 12, 2017


Adult Class   – November 19, 2017:    Topic:  “Preparing for Christ’s Advents with the Old Testament


Lessons on the Liturgy:   The Sanctus

Sanctus is Latin for “Holy.”  This ancient hymn, likely originating in the 2nd century, combines the song of the seraphim in Isaiah’s vision of the Lord in his throne room (Holy, Holy, Holy…) with the Palm Sunday praises of the people as Jesus entered Jerusalem (Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord).  We sing the Sanctus as a song of adoration and celebration as the king and savior of all creation enters our presence at the Sacrament of the Altar.


Special Council Meeting will be held today following the service at 10 a.m. This is to discuss the 2018 Budget and Slate of 2018 Officers. 


Get Well Wishes can be sent to Rev. Reimers at:  1669 40th  St. Ceylon, Minnesota 56121


Poinsettias – If you would like to provide a poinsettia for the church to use during the Advent and Christmas seasons, there is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please sign your name and indicate the color you would like to order and pay Cheryl Batt for your plant by Sunday, December 3rd. The poinsettias will be put up for worship services beginning Sunday, December 10th. Feel free to take your plant home to enjoy after Christmas Day Services.


Thanksgiving Service  with Holy Communion will be celebrated on Wednesday evening November 22nd at 6:30 p.m.  This is a change from previous years.


Advent/Christmas Decorating - Our Advent "Service" on Wednesday, November 29th will be a "service" of a different sort!  You're invited to help decorate the church for the Advent and Christmas season.  We will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a very brief prayer and dedication of our new Christmas tree before we start decorating.  We will enjoy refreshments and Advent music while we work.  There will also be decorating activities for children.  We hope to see you there!  


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.   


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


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


Make It – Take It – Camp Okoboji is sponsoring a Christmas Crafts for Children and Youth Ages 5-18 and families for an afternoon of creating crafts to keep or give as gifts. This will be held on November 18th from 1- 4 p.m. at the Discover Center.   Come and Go during the designated hours!


This Week at St. John’s  – (November 5, 2017- November 12, 2017)

Today           8:00    am       Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                      9:00    am       Service  - Pastor Eric Hauan

Tuesday        9:00     am       Preschool

                      8:30     am       Winkle at Whittemore

                      6:30     pm       Preschool Board Meeting                                                                                

Wednesday  9:00     am       Preschool

                      6:00     pm       Religion School

Thursday       9:00     am       Preschool                                                                                  

Sunday         8:00     am       Sunday School and Adult Bible Class

                      9:00     am       Service   (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:         Barb Harms

Acolyte This Week:           Jacob Haase

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for November:    *Lynn Bierstedt, Darrel Schmidt & Dave Kerkove

Elder for November:         Jerry Koestler


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