Thursday, October 04, 2018


October 7, 2018

LWML Coffee will be held following the service today. Please, stay for coffee/cookies and fellowship!


Adult Bible Class – We are 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.


Free Children's Resource - Iowa District West has provided us with free copies of the children's book "Do You Know Who Jesus Is?" to hand out to children in our area.  One idea they had for getting these books to children is to hand them out with your Halloween candy (WITH your Halloween candy - don't forget the candy!).  Feel free to take as many copies on the back table as you'd like. 

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 14th following the service.  The Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be Sunday, October 21st.

Preschool Soup Luncheon – On Sunday, October 21st from 11-1:00 p.m. the Kids of Kingdom Preschool Board will be holding a Soup Luncheon.  Once again we will be serving Chili, Chicken Noodle, and Potato Soups. Bring your containers for carry outs or we will have some, if you aren’t able to stay after church.  See you there!  Free will donation!


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 – Reading God’s Word

Reading the Bible can seem daunting.  Its words, however, are the very words of God and the words of life.  God wants us to hear, understand, and believe His Word, and His Spirit works through it to enable us to do so.  The first challenge in reading God’s Word is simply to open the book. The devil delights in distracting us with other activities or priorities that may seem more urgent, exciting, or important.  So resist, and frustrate the devil! Sit down and open your Bible. - An Explanation of the Small Catechism (2017), p. 354

Nascar Bus Trip – Camp Okoboji is offering a Bus Trip to the Kansas City Speedway on October 20-21, 2018!  The cost is $300.00 per person which includes the following: Ticket (includes the Pre-race Pass), Bus cost and Hotel for Saturday Night (arrangements made by Camp)  All meals are on your own.  For more information and to register go to the webpage .   (Only 20 tickets available so register soon!)


Pork Loin Patty Meal will be held today [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.


The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Support Group will be held on Thursday, October 11th at 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Van Buren Terrace Algona. We will have as our speaker Greg Woods from the Alzheimer’s Association.  Everyone welcome!


Good Samaritan Society Potato Bake will be held on Friday, October 12th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Menu: Potato Bake with 3 choices of sauce, 2 choices of meat, salad and a bun.  Carry outs available.  $8.00 per person.  Tickets available at the door or see John Kern or Mary Hannover at Good Sam. (295-2414 or 341-3047). Proceeds going toward nursing and rehab equipment.


This Week at St. John’s  – (October 7, 2018-October 14, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service  LWML Sunday  (Holy Communion) 

Tuesday          8:30  am       Circuit Pastor’s Winkel at Emmetsburg

                        6:00  pm       Preschool Board Meeting

Wednesday     6:00  pm       Religion/Confirmation Classes

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service 

                       10:00  am       Council Meeting


Greeters Next Week:         Kelly and Jesse Fitzgerald

Acolytes:                            Jordan and Caelum Blocker

Ushers for October:     *Randy Reimers, Terry Briggs and Chris Heyes

Elder for October:             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.

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