Thursday, September 13, 2018


September 16, 2018


Flowers on the Altar this morning are given in memory of Eugene, Leonard, Martha and Irene Drager by Lorraine Drager.


Adult Bible Class For the next few weeks we will be studying our Synod’s Explanation of the Small Catechism published in 2017.  These are the 374 questions in the back of Luther’s Small Catechism which help us apply the six chief parts of the Catechism to issues of our current church and culture.


LWML Fall Rally will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lotts Creek on Thursday, September 20th beginning at 5:00 p.m. The offering will go to Rev. Michael and Karen Schenaphf, who are Missionaries to Uganda. Ingathering offering for Ioway which will go for Underwear (new) for adult men and women. If you would like to furnish underwear, please bring to the church by Wednesday, September 19th. Speaker will be Rev. Miesner.

Benches – The new benches have been set out by the church Centennial Rock and you are invited to take some time and view them. They were given by the family of Douglas Reimers.  We will bless the benches following the September 23rd service. 

The Kossuth County C.A.R.E. Team Quilt Show that was to be held in March will now be held on Saturday, October 6th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Trinity Life Center, Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona, IA.  All quilters that were ready to show their quilts that day, please consider sharing your talents again.  If you are interested in displaying a quilt or if you would like to help, please contact Brenda or text her at 515-341-6982 or Jane Dreyer - or text her at 515-320-0490.   We hope you can join us, share a quilted item, and help us help those in need!  All monies earned will be given to the C.A.R.E. Team.

Lessons on the Liturgy – How do I prepare for [private or corporate] Confession?

Consider how the Ten Commandments act as a mirror, showing us where we have sinned in our various places in life.  How have you - as a husband, wife, mother, father, daughter, son, teacher, student, employer, employee, and so forth - failed to fear love, and trust in God and love your neighbor? - An Explanation of the Small Catechism (2017), p. 311


What is Operation Barnabas?  In Scripture, Barnabas is known as the “the encourager.” This is what Operation Barnabas strives to do by encouraging our military and their families.  Come to the sixth annual Iowa District West Operation Barnabas Conference on Saturday, October 6th, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Carroll Iowa to learn more on how you can be involved and “Called to Serve.”   This conference is to inform you on how you can care for the veterans in our congregation or community.  Join us as we work together to serve our military families. Registration information is in the church office.


Building Healthy Families: “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit . . . therefore honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Here’s another question: Do you not know that this Biblical instruction isn’t written just for young people? No matter your age, take time this week to do something that will make your body stronger or healthier. Fix a healthy snack, go for a walk, and invite a friend or neighbor to join you. Shared activity makes it more fun, and creates an open door for conversation about wellbeing, including the importance of faith, and spiritual wellness. Honor God with your body, no matter how many years it’s been around! Lutheran Family Service


This Week at St. John’s  – (September 16, 2018-September 23, 2018)

Today          8:00     am       Adult Class

                     9:00     am       Divine Service  (Holy Communion)                                      

Wednesday 6:00     pm      Religion/Confirmation Classes

Thursday     4:30     pm      LWML Fall Rally at Immanuel, Lotts Creek

Sunday        8:00     am       Adult Class

                     9:00     am       Divine Service  


Greeters Next Week:        Lucas and Jessie Parsons

Acolytes:                              Jacob Haase

Ushers for September:    *Mike Marlow, Lyle Karels and Terry Tieman

Elder for September:     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.