Wednesday, August 15, 2018


August 19, 2018


Special Offering We praise God that Cal Hauan has received a favorable report concerning tests done for his adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) in that the disease has currently had no adverse effects on his brain.  This gives them great hope for being able to successfully manage the disease.  The next steps for Cal include another MRI in 3 months, a potential stem cell transplant, and an MRI every 6 months thereafter.  In order to ease the financial burden of these several unexpected trips to Mayo Clinic, St. John’s will take a door offering for the Hauan family for the next two weeks. Please make checks out to St. John’s Lutheran Church. 


Midweek Divine Service will be held on August 22, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.


Rally Day Partnership Picnic - Trinity and St. John's are co-hosting a prayer service and picnic to kick off the new year of Sunday School and midweek Christian education.  The event will be held Sunday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Smith Lake near the East shelter (that's the one near the entrance).  We will begin with a brief service at 10:30 which will include the installation of Sunday School teachers and presentation of Bibles and Catechisms, followed by a picnic lunch and games.  Food and drink will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring a dessert to share and lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.  The offering collected during the service will go toward the missions that the Trinity and St. John's Sunday Schools will be sending their offerings for the year.  We will introduce these missions during the service.  Keep in mind that this would be a great event to invite friends or family that aren't already connected with a church!  (Flyers available on the back table)

* St. John’s will have our regularly scheduled service at 9:00 a.m. at the church on Sep. 9th.


Ladies Day at St. John's: You still have time to sign up for the Chipped Inscriptions event with the ladies of St. John’s on Saturday, August 25th at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's. Please sign up on the back table by August 20th.  If you have any questions feel free to ask Hannah Cowell.   


Lessons on the Liturgy – The Cassock and Surplice

The black gown that Pastor wears is called a cassock.  The white garment on top of it is a surplice. There is a long and complicated history as to how pastors came to wear the cassock and surplice, but these vestments also teach two simple lessons.  Notice how the white vestment covers the black, just as the righteousness of Christ covers our sin in Baptism. Notice also that when Pastor is wearing his vestments you can only see his head and his hands.  In this way you are drawn to focus on his head (particularly his mouth) which proclaims God’s Word to you and his hands which deliver God’s Sacraments and blessing to you.


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.

Financial Peace University – Coming Soon!

This fall we will be hosting Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey.  Through Financial Peace University we learn Biblical ways of taking care of the money that God has entrusted to us. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents Biblical, practical steps to take control of your finances.  We’ll learn how to get rid of debt, manage money, spend and save wisely, and live generously. Class starts on Monday, September 10th and will include a light meal and baby-sitting. Cost for materials is $109.  You can find more information and register at or by calling the Trinity Church Office – 295-3518


Breakfast – Saturday,  September 8th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Burt Activity Complex. Menu: Pancakes, Eggs, Sausages and Drink.  A Free Will donation will be taken with the proceeds to the Burt Activity Complex.  Sponsored by Burt City Council.


Concert - Everyone is invited to this great family night concert on Sunday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Burt Presbyterian Church, Burt, Iowa.  Glenn Henriksen is an accomplished pianist with a wonderful mix of music.  A free-will love offering will be taken.  We hope you will join us in Burt!   


Lone Rock Fun Days – Saturday, August 25 & 26,2018 : The festivities begin and at 1:00 p.m. Saturday with Kids Games and Bingo in the Park, and a Pork Loin Dinner will be served from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Fire Station. On Sunday there will be a Brunch at 9:30 a.m. at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church and an Ecumenical Church Service at Blakjer Lutheran Church at 10:30 a.m.


This Week at St. John’s  – (August 19, 2018-August 26, 2018)

Today            8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service  (Holy Communion)                                        

Tuesday        2:30     pm       Bible Study at Good Samaritan Home                                   

Wednesday  6:30     pm       Midweek Divine Service

Sunday         8:00     am       Adult Class

                      9:00     am       Divine Service 

                      2:30     pm       Service at Accura Nursing Home -Pastor


Greeters Next Week:     Wendell Jr.  and Teresa Christensen  

Acolytes:                       Ushers

Ushers for August:      *Clark Christensen, Harold Lavrenz & Jesse Fitzgerald

Elder for August:          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.