Thursday, May 31, 2018


June 3, 2018


Adult Bible Class – June 10, 2018 - Topic:  Parables of Jesus


A Retirement Coffee will be held for Donna Haase following today’s service.  Be sure to come and help us thank Donna for her many years of service as Preschool Assistant!!  Preschool Bd. and Staff


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.


Member Spotlights - We are looking to resurrect the old Life Committee that previously existed at St. John's.  As a start we are seeking 2 or 3 people who are willing to conduct interviews with some of our members of the more "experienced" age group (the new politically correct way of saying "seniors").  In these interviews you'll visit with members about their childhood, family, occupation, memories of the church, favorite Scripture verses and hymns, and so forth.  We'll then type up some of this information for a "member spotlight" and publish it in the Parish Messenger.  If you are interested in doing these interviews please talk with Pastor. 


Vacation Bible School at St. John’s will be held August 5-8th.  Those dates are 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 today 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.  Come join us!


Lessons on the Liturgy:   Rubrics

Rubric is Latin for “red”.  These are the liturgical instructions in our hymnal that are written in red.  Rubrics often give us direction on how to move during the service. These rubrics are useful because they allow the liturgy to flow like a beautiful and well-rehearsed symphony rather than having the pastor frequently pause the liturgy to direct traffic. – The content of this lesson comes from Scot Kinnaman, Worshiping with Angels and Archangels: An Introduction to the Divine Service, 7.


Did You Know: The ministry of Lutheran Family Service with infants, children, teens, adults, couples, and families in Iowa will not work without your partnership. Your love and compassion for those in Iowa who are struggling enables LFS to be there with help and hope at the point of their greatest need. No government dollars are used, so as not to limit our Christian witness and fidelity to the Scriptures. We need your support. Has God blessed you with enough resources to share? If so, please do. Don’t think your gift won’t make a difference – it will! God uses each gift, no matter how small or large, to combine with others to make the whole ministry possible each year. There’s still time for you to make a gift before our fiscal year closes on June 30. Send a gift by mail to LFS, 409 Kenyon Road, Suite C, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 or make a gift online through the secure portal at On behalf of those you will help through your gift, thank you and God bless you! Lutheran Family Service

Quilt Auction – Note that the Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction will be held this year on July 7th.  A catalog of Quilts will be posted on-line between now and the Auction. 


This Week at St. John’s  – (June 3, 2018- June 10, 2018)

Today            8:00     am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service   (Holy Communion)

                    10:00     am       Retirement Coffee for Donna Haase, Preschool Assistant  (Church Basement)

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

Wednesday  6:30     pm       Divine Midweek Service

Thursday       1:30     pm       LWML Ladies Aid

Sunday         8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service


Greeters Next Week:        Clark and Allison Christensen

Acolytes:                           Ushers

Ushers for June:              *Steve Madsen and Derek Schutjer

Elder for June:                  Boyd Shipler


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