Thursday, June 07, 2018



June 10, 2018


Adult Bible Class – June 17, 2018 - Topic:  Creation – Pastor Eric Hauan


Wednesday Summer Divine Service - Wednesday June 13th at 6:30 p.m. We are offering a midweek Divine Service for those not able to make it on Sunday.  You are welcome to come to both services.


Thanks so very much to Pastor Cowell for the many visits to Don at the care center and for the beautiful service.  Also, a special thank you to all the ladies who served the meal, donated food, and everyone who helped clean up. We appreciate it very much!  God bless!   Don Behnkendorf Family


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. 


Free Books on the back table.  Please, feel free to take whatever you want.


Preschool Registration - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is now accepting registration for the 2018-2019 school year for 3 and 4 year olds.  Please contact the church office at 924-3344 or Jessie Parsons at 320-0501.


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. 


Adult Bible Class will continue thru the summer months at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Come join us!


Lessons on the Liturgy:   Invocation

Invocation is Latin for “call upon.”  We begin every Divine Service with the Invocation of the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In so doing we call upon the name of the Lord to be present to deliver His Word and Sacrament to us during His Divine Service.  We make the sign of the cross on ourselves during the Invocation to remind ourselves that the name of our Triune God is always upon us because we have been Baptized into His name. – The content of this lesson comes from Scot Kinnaman, Worshiping with Angels and Archangels: An Introduction to the Divine Service, 8-9.


Did You Know - Is your family watching movies or playing video games this summer? What messages are the children getting through these forms of entertainment? Parents and grandparents, you can be informed through websites that review movies and games from a Christian perspective, such as and The more you know, the better prepared you will be to guide the little ones entrusted to your care! Lutheran Family Service


Plunge in to Splash Canyon VBS 2018! – Trinity Lutheran, Algona

Life’s full of thrills and spills! We don’t know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon VBS, God’s children learn the good news that our faithful God is with us and keeps His promises on Life’s wild ride, giving us life and hope through Jesus, our Savior!  Registration is open for (potty trained) 3-yr-olds – 4th grade (completed) who will attend VBS from July 22-26, 6-8:30 pm (meal served 5:15-6). Closing Program will be July 29 at 10:30 am. Volunteers (5th grade – adult) are also needed. There are many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Participants and Volunteers may register online at  Contact Tami Hankins at or 341-2309 with questions.


Celebrate Come help celebrate Peter Vrankin’s 20 years to the City of Burt on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Burt City Council Chambers. No, he is not retiring or quitting simply celebrating this milestone with plans of more years to come.  Refreshments of cake, coffee, and lemonade will be served. 


This Week at St. John’s  – (June 10, 2018- June 17, 2018)

Today            8:00     am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service  

Tuesday        6:00     pm       Preschool Board Meeting                                                        

Wednesday  6:30     pm       Divine Midweek Service

Sunday         8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:        Floyd and Tish Lavrenz

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