Thursday, July 19, 2018


July 22, 2018


Adult Bible Study - On July 29th we will begin an adult Bible study series on the blessings of Holy Communion.  In this series we will study the joys and benefits of receiving the Lord's Supper on a regular basis.  The goal of this study is to inspire in us a desire to receive Christ's body and blood every Sunday here at St. John's.  If you have any questions or curiosities about the Biblical, historical, and Lutheran foundations of weekly Communion and the blessings it brings to God's people I encourage you to attend this Bible study series.    


Midweek Divine Service will be held Wednesday, July 25th at 6:30 p.m.


Thank You!  Kids of the Kingdom board and staff would like to thank everyone who supported us for our Cobbler and Ice Cream social during the Burt Summer Celebration.  Whether you gave a donation for supplies or came and enjoyed some cobbler, we couldn’t have done it without you.  God’s Blessings on all of you as you continue to support this great mission.  


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.  


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  5th 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 on the registration forms, or you may email the church at:


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 still 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 29th at 10:30 am.


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.


Lessons on the Liturgy:     Icons

Icon is a Greek word that means “image.”  These images of biblical figures and events are not painted, but “written” by an iconographer.  Icons can be thought of as windows into heaven because they help us to see heavenly things here on earth.  Many congregations hang icons of Christ, the saints, and major events in the life of Christ in their sanctuary to aid in the preaching of the Gospel, as a visual aid for prayer, and to inspire worshippers to imitate the holiness of Christ and His saints.


Flooding in Iowa-IDW -As you are all aware, we have had a very wet summer across north and central Iowa.  In the last month heavy downfalls of rain caused flooding in the Ames, Ankeny, and Des Moines area.  A variety of individuals and churches have been impacted by flood waters.  Iowa District West congregations have always been great at responding to the need when asked for disaster relief funds and now we have needs in our own district.  Now is the time for these individuals and churches to begin rebuilding and replacing their losses. If you or your church wish to make a donation (unused funds will support future disasters), please make checks payable to IDW-Iowa Flooding and send to:   Iowa District West, 409 Kenyon Rd Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501Questions? Contact Ellie Menz at 515-370-1159 or


Blake and Jenna Bolerjack in Concert will be held at the Burt Presbyterian Church on Sunday, July 29th at 6:30 p.m. A concert mix of gospel and contemporary Christian music will be sung.  Free Will Offering


This Week at St. John’s  – (July 22, 2018-July 29, 2018)

Today            8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service  

                  6-8:30     pm       VBS at Trinity, Algona

Wednesday  6:30     pm       Divine Midweek Service

Sunday         8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service  (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:      Dick and Laura Knoll  

Acolytes:                       Ushers

Ushers for July:           *Larry Behnkendorf and Larry Manus

Elder for July:               Jeff Schutjer



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.