Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Announcements 11/04


November 4, 2018

Thank You!  Kids of the Kingdom Preschool thanks everyone who came out and supported our bake sale along with the Lions Omelet Brunch.  Your donations and purchases were very much appreciated.

Budget Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.


Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 18th following the service to review the budget and nominate church officers.


Funeral – The funeral for Helen Smith will be Saturday, Nov. 10th at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's.  The visitation will be the same day at 1:00 p.m.


Thanksgiving Service will be held Wednesday, November 21st at 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion.


FlockNote – is an email and text message service that will allow St. John's to send you announcements and other resources all from one place.  Please pick up the Flocknote flier on the back table for more information and instructions on how to sign up.  Feel free to sign up for as many or as few options for communication as you would like, but we ask that all members sign up for the "St. John's Cancellations" option.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if the phone number listed is a landline.  Feel free to ask Pastor any questions about this new tool, or to have him help you with the sign-up process.     


The Blessings of Every Sunday Communion: As we continue our conversations about the blessings of every Sunday Communion, please consider filling out a survey with your thoughts on the topic on the back table.  You can place your completed surveys in Pastor's box or slip it under his office door. 


Rural Small Town Ministry Conference – Pastor Schlund, Jeff Schutjer, and Pastor Cowell will be attending an LCMS conference in Kansas City this week to speak to other pastors and lay people who serve and live in rural areas about our partnership between Trinity and St. John's.  We will also be learning from others about various topics related to ministry in a rural context which we hope will help us as we carry on Christ's mission here at St. John's.



Lessons on the Liturgy – Lutherans Love the Saints

Here's what Article XXI of our Augsburg Confession says regarding our relationship with the saints in heaven:  

Our churches teach that the history of saints may be set before us so that we may follow the example of their faith and good works, according to our calling.  For example, the emperor may follow the example of David in making war to drive away the Turk from his country.  For both are kings. But the Scriptures do not teach that we are to call on the saints or to ask the saints for help.  Scripture sets before us the one Christ as the Mediator, Atoning Sacrifice, High Priest, and Intercessor.  He is to be prayed to.  He has promised that He will hear our prayer.  This is the worship that He approves above all other worship, that He be called upon in all afflictions.  "If anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father" (1 John 2:1).

In short, let the saints be saints and let Jesus be Jesus.  Praise the faith of the saints, follow their lead, be inspired by their good works and holy lives, but look to Christ alone for forgiveness and life and pray to God alone in times of need.   


VFW Breakfast will be held Sunday, November 11th from 8-12:30 p.m. at the Burt Community Center. Menu: Eggs, sausages, pancakes and drink.


Burt Summer Celebration Fall Festival Luncheon – We will be serving a Vegetable Beef Soup Meal on Sunday, November 18th from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Burt Activity Complex.   Free Will Donation. 


VFW Breakfast will be held on Sunday, November 11th from 8-12:30 p.m. at the Burt Community Center. Menu: Eggs, sausages, pancakes and drink.


Fall Harvest Festival will be held at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church today (Nov. 4) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Serving will be the Traditional Turkey Meal with Desserts included.   Free Will Donation


Soup Fundraiser – Sentral Volunteer Ambulance will be holding their Annual Soup Fundraiser on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fenton American Legion.


This Week at St. John's  – (November 4, 2018 – November 11, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       All Saints Divine Service (Holy Communion)

Tuesday           6:30  pm       Budget Meeting - Budget Committee

Wednesday    6:00   pm       Religion/Confirmation Classes

Thursday                               Pastor and Jeff Schutjer at Rural Ministry Conference in Kansas City thru Saturday.

Saturday          1:00 pm        Visitation for Helen Smith

                        2:00 pm        Funeral for Helen Smith

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service  


Greeters Next Week:            Joe and Tina Heyes

Acolytes:                          None Assigned

Ushers for November:       *Lynn Bierstedt, Darrel Schmidt & Dave Kerkove

Elder for November:          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.

·       Women's Bible Study Monday's: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.