Thursday, July 05, 2018


July 8, 2018


Adult Bible Class – July 15, 2018 - Topic:  Book of Ecclesiastes   Leader: Pastor Schlund


Summer Divine Service will be held Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30 p.m.


Burt Day Coffee – Saturday, July 14, 8-10 a.m. - St. John’s has been ask to serve coffee and rolls at the morning coffee for Burt Days in the Complex.   We will need some volunteers to help. Contact Karla Schutter, if you would be willing to help serve and clean-up.   Be sure to stop by for a cup of coffee on that day!!!


Ladies Day at St. John's: Hannah Cowell is hosting a social gathering for the women of St. John's and their friends.  This will be an afternoon to enjoy time with friends at St. John's and to invite others to get to know our St. John's family.  On Saturday, August 25th at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Chipped Inscriptions of Forest City will be leading you through the creation of a sign to hang inside or outside your home.  Choose one of the six designs on the sign-up sheet in the back of church.  The cost is $40 per adult, $20 per child.  Please sign up by August 20th.  


Quarterly Council Meeting will be held today following the service. The Voter’s Meeting will be on July 15th following that service.


Ice Cream Social - Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is once again having the Cobbler and Ice Cream Social at the Burt Summer Celebration, July 14.  We don’t have a Thrivent Action Card for our expenses so we are accepting monetary donations to help with our expenses.  You can give donations to any Preschool Board member or Jessie Parsons.  Thank you again for all the support you give to your preschool. See you at the celebration!  Kids of the Kingdom staff and board.


Truth Terrain – Vacation Bible School is the theme of this year’s VBS.  Join us as we embark on an adventure across multiple terrains learning the truth found in the Bible! Come and learn about the Parables Jesus taught. Truth Terrain will begin on Sunday, August  6th and go through Wednesday, August 8th from 6-8 p.m. Call the church office at 515 924-3344 or go to the church website to sign up at or email


Lessons on the Liturgy:   IXTHUS

Ever wonder why some Christians have a bumper sticker of a fish on the back of their car?  In the early days of the Church many Christians were martyred for their faith. In order to continue to spread the Gospel Christians began identifying themselves by a code word: ixthus (ΙΧΘΥΣ) which is Greek for “fish.”  These letters created an acronym for “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, our Savior.” Thus the sign of the fish (ΙΧΘΥΣ) became a symbol for the Christian faith. – The content of this lesson comes from Pamela Nielsen, Behold the Lamb: An Introduction to the Signs and Symbols of the Church, 16-17.


Member Spotlights – Still looking for several people to interview members for the Member Spotlight pages we want to include in the Parish Messenger.  Please, talk to Pastor if you are interested.


Alzheimer’s Association and Related Disorders Support Group will be held on Thursday, July 12th at 3 p.m. at Van Buren Terrace, Algona in the Activity Room. Speaker: Greg Woods.


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.


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.


Project Hope – Help us provide a personal “Care Package” for children removed from their homes by DHS.  We ask that you donate items such as toothpaste, brushes, mouth wash, shampoo/conditioner etc.   (A full list of items is on the big blue bucket in the back of the church).  You may leave any cash donations in the church office. 


22nd Annual Summer Burt Celebration – July 14th:   Friday night July 13th there will be A Little Mr. and Miss Contest at 7 p.m. with Root Beer Floats before from 5-6 p.m. at the pool.   Saturday morning begins the day with City Wide Garage Sales, Coffee/rolls at Complex 8-10 a.m., Parade at 11 a.m.; Steak/Hot Dog Dinner at the school, Kids of the Kingdom Ice Cream Social during the noon meal, the afternoon will be filled with food, music, games, root beer floats, watermelon served at 3 p.m., Children’s Tractor Pull and the famous “Toilet Toss” at 4 p.m.  Later in the evening a Street Dance will be held and Fire Works at 10:00 a.m.   Be sure to come for some or all day!!


This Week at St. John’s  – (July 8, 2018-July 15, 2018)

Today             8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Service

                    10:00     am       Council Meeting

Tuesday         6:00     pm       Preschool Board Meeting

Wednesday    6:30     pm       Divine Midweek Service

Saturday                                Burt Days Celebration

Sunday           8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Service (Holy Communion)

                    10:00     am       Voter’s Meeting


Greeters Next Week:       David and Lisa Haase

Acolytes:                        Ushers

Ushers for July:             *Larry Behnkendorf and Larry Manus

Elder for July:                 Jeff Schutjer