Thursday, May 24, 2018


May 27, 2018


Adult Bible Class – June 3, 2018 - Topic:  Parables of Jesus


It is with Joy and Thankfulness that we wish Rev. Henry Friedrich a very happy 90th birthday and also celebrate with him on 65 years in the ministry.  We also wish to remember Henry and Evelyn as they will be celebrating 65 years of marriage all at the same time.


A Retirement Coffee will be held for Donna Haase on Sunday, June 3, 2018 following the 9:00 a.m. service.  Be sure to come and help us thank Donna for her many years of service as Preschool Assistant!!  Preschool Bd.


Wednesday Summer Divine Service: Starting Wednesday June 6th at 6:30 p.m. we will be offering a midweek Divine Service for those not able to make it on Sunday.  You are welcome to come to both services.


Vacation Bible School at St. John’s will be held August 5-8th.  That is Sunday through Wednesday from 6-8:00 p.m. Mark this on your calendars and invite all children 3 years- 6th grade to attend. 


Installation Service – St. Luke’s Lutheran, Fairville and Immanuel Lutheran, Lotts Creek, would like to invite you to share in our joy at the Installation of our new pastor, Pastor Duane Miesner. The Service of Installation will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Immanuel. A brief reception and lunch will follow the service.


Adult Bible Class will continue thru the summer months at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Sunday School’s  last session for summer break will be next Sunday, May 27th.


Lessons on the Liturgy:   The Divine Service

We call our worship a Divine Service because the best part of our worship isn’t what we do but what God does.  In this Divine Service God serves us His absolution, His Word and preaching, and His Holy Supper. Our natural response to receiving these great gifts of God in His Divine Service is to praise His name with psalms and hymns and to joyfully confess back to him in prayers and Creeds what He has done for us.  You can read more about this term “Divine Service” on page viii of Lutheran Service Book. – The content of this lesson comes from Scot Kinnaman, Worshiping with Angels and Archangels: An Introduction to the Divine Service, 4-5.


Quilt Auction – Note that the Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction will be held this year on July 7th.  Unless a special arrangement has been made, quilts should be received at the Camp Office by Monday, May 28th in order to be photographed, processed, and posted in the on-line Quilt Catalog. 


Building Healthy FamiliesPssttt…have you ever noticed that it is hard to ignore the whispered conversations of others nearby? Parents, take advantage of this reality by talking about the important things you want your kids to know…and do it just barely within their hearing distance. When they overhear you sharing words of love for your spouse, the more secure they will feel in your family. The more positive comments they overhear you making about their teacher, the more cooperative they will be with her at school. The more they hear you talking about how much you appreciate your pastor, the more they will respect him. Lutheran Family Service


Memorial Service

·         The Burt VFW Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m. in the Burt Activity Complex followed by a retreat to the Burt Township Cemetery for the traditional laying of the flags for the veterans. Following those services, the City of Burt will be hosting a luncheon back at the Activity Complex from 11:00 -12:30 p.m.

·         The Lone Rock Kerr-Hammerstrom Legion Post #557 will be holding a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the Legion Hall in Lone Rock. Coffee and rolls at 8:00 a.m. Service begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Legion Hall. We will then proceed to the Fenton Township and Lotts Creek Cemeteries for a short program.


This Week at St. John’s  – (May 27, 2018-June 3, 2018)

Today            8:00     am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Holy Trinity Divine Service   (Holy Communion) – Rev. Tom Schlund

Monday      10:00     am       Memorial Service at Burt Complex and Cemetery

Sunday         8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service (Holy Communion) 

                    10:00     am       Retirement Coffee for Donna Haase, Preschool Assistant

                      2:30     pm       Installation Service for Pastor Miesner at Immanuel, Lotts Creek


Greeters Next Week:        Jerry and Betty Koestler

Acolytes:                           Ushers

Ushers for May:               *Jeff Madsen & Joel Smith

Elder for May:                   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.

·         BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible) – Tuesday Evenings Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. at parsonage. We will be studying The Book of Amos