Thursday, September 20, 2018


September 23, 2018

Benches – The new benches have been set out by the church Centennial Rock. We will have a short service of blessing of the benches following the service today.  They were given by the family of Douglas Reimers. 

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.

Thank You for the donation of $800 to Camp Okoboji’s Annual Fund. It is gratefully appreciated!

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.

Algona Circuit Reformation Celebration - You are invited to celebrate the Lutheran Reformation once again together with the congregations of the Algona Circuit.  The celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 520 N. Garfield St. in Algona on Sunday, October 28th.  We'll begin at 4:00 p.m. with a Divine Service, followed by German-style food and fellowship at 5:30 p.m.    


Lessons on the Liturgy – May women serve in the pastoral office?

No. God’s Word prohibits women from serving in the pastoral office.  All Christians, both men and women, are gifted for service in Christ’s Church, but each according to God’s order, Word, and will.  See 1 Corinthians 14:33-36; 1 Timothy 2:11-14; 1 Peter 4:10. Women have always served and continue to serve the Church in many different lay and professional vocations.  As teachers or deaconesses, for instance, they often bring gifts that men cannot. - An Explanation of the Small Catechism (2017), p. 320-321


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.


Cornerstone Resource Center - St. John's has been asked to pray for Cornerstone for Life Pregnancy Resource Center in Algona.  Cornerstone provides pregnancy testing and ultrasounds as well as Christian counseling and support for pregnant moms.  They also provide things like help finding a job, housing, adoption options, a ride to appointments, and clothes, diapers and formula to those in need.  Pray for the staff and volunteers that they be strengthened to share the love of Christ with those in need, and pray for the clients of Cornerstone that they come to know the love Christ and His Church has for them and that every life is precious in the eyes of God.  St. John's will be exploring options for financial and volunteer support of Cornerstone in the coming weeks.  


Pork Loin Patty Meal will be held on Sunday, October 7th from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at the Burt Fire Emergency Services Building.   Proceeds will go to purchase a new Grass Fire Truck.  Sponsored by Burt Fire Dept.


This Week at St. John’s  – (September 23, 2018-September 30, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service   

Monday                               Pastor at Pastor Conference in Des Moines thru Tuesday.

Wednesday     6:00  pm       Religion/Confirmation Classes

Thursday         6:30  pm       Partnership Meeting with Trinity at St. John’s

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service  (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:        Pam and Randy Reimers

Acolytes:                          Jacob and Cameron 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.