Friday, April 13, 2018


April 15, 2018


The Congregation is Invited to attend the Public Examination of the Confirmands to be held on Wednesday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. 


Adult Bible Class – April 22, 2018 - Topic:  1 John 1


Lessons on the Liturgy:  The Paschal Candle

The Paschal Candle, or “Christ Candle” is lit on Easter Sunday and remains lit until the Ascension of our Lord forty days later.  This light represents the bodily presence of Christ in the midst of his disciples during the forty days after his resurrection.  The only other times the Paschal Candle is lit is on special holidays like Christmas and Pentecost, and at baptisms and funerals as a special reminder that Christ is bodily present among those being baptized into his name and those who die in the faith and now rest with him.


LWML Northwest Zone Rally will be held on Thursday, April 19th at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Garner.  The Rally will begin at 4:30 p.m.      


Reminder – The May/June Edition of the Parish Messenger is due to Linda Kerkove today!


Summer Celebration Chicken and Biscuit Dinner will be held at the Burt Activity Complex today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Adults: $10, children under 10 is $3;  3 years and under free.   A Silent Auction will be held from 11-12:30 p.m.   Help us keep our Summer Celebration a free event.

St. Cecelia Presents “Music of the Heart”  - This benefit concert will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Wilcox Performing Arts Center in Algona.  The concert features Dr. Richard Steinbach, renowned Pianist and Professor of Piano at Briar Cliff University, along with Jonathon Chambers, Carter Nath, and the Bishop Garrigan Choir.  100% of your free will donation will go toward Haiti relief efforts.


Benefit for Baby Charlie Murphy the 2 month old son of Jared & Alyssa (Wood) Murphy will be held Sunday, May 6th at the Burt Activity Complex.  Charlie has Type II Biliary Atresia, serious liver condition that requires on-going medical care and a possible liver transplant.   The meal will be at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and a Silent Auction from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. with the Live Auction at 1 p.m.   For more information contact Kelly Fitzgerald at 515-320-5762 or check out the poster on the ramp bulletin board.


Almsgiving Project Reports – During the next few weeks the confirmation students’ selections to whom our Lenten alms are being sent will be highlighted here.


Nicholas Christensen: The Algona Food Bank

I chose the food bank of Algona.  The money could help them buy the food they need rather than hope someone donates what they need.  The reason I chose the food bank is that they always need donations to keep the place running and to have the food they need.


Peyton Marlow: St. Paul’s Music Conservatory of Council Bluffs, IA

I chose the Music Conservatory of St. Paul’s Lutheran church to give alms to.  This organization is important as they offer private music lessons taught by Christian instructors in the areas of cello, guitar, organ, and piano.  These instructors provide opportunities for development in musical leadership.  By giving money to the Music Conservatory more people will be able to benefit from these music lessons.


Jay Heinen: Lone Rock Fire Department

I am giving my alms to the Lone Rock Fire Department.  This is a volunteer department so all the money will be used toward equipment.  I chose this group because I want to help my hometown.


This Week at St. John’s  – (April 15, 2018- April 22, 2018)

Today            8:00     am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service  (Holy Communion)    Rev. Eric Hauan          

                    10:00     am       Voter’s Meeting

                      9:00     am       Preschool                                                                                              

Wednesday  9:00     am       Preschool                                                                                  

                      6:00     pm       Religion School

Thursday       9:00     am       Preschool          

                      4:30     pm       LWML Zone Meeting at St. Paul’s Garner

Sunday         8:00     am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Service 


Greeters Next Week:        Mike and Amy Marlow 

Acolyte:                             Gabby Kelly

Head Usher:                      Roger Lavrenz 

Ushers for April:              *Don Madsen, Ken McFarland & Wendell Christensen Jr.

Elder for April:                  Jeff Schutjer





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