Thursday, October 25, 2018


October 28, 2018


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. 


Preschool Bake Sale - The Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Board are holding a Bake Sale Fundraiser at the same time as Lions Club Breakfast today from 8-1 p.m.   Come support our Preschool!


Thank You! Kids of the Kingdom Preschool would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came and supported our soup dinner.  We are so blessed to have the support of such wonderful people who value the Christian education we can provide.  Your support makes that possible.  Also, thank you to everyone who provided rolls for us.  God bless all of you!


Thank You for the cards, gifts, and visits during my stay at the hospital and during my therapy at the Manor Care Center. A special thanks to Pastor Cowell for his many visits.  It helped me to “get back on my feet.”    Red Madsen


Parish Messenger Articles are due to Linda Kerkove for the November/December edition today.


Algona Circuit Reformation Celebration - You are invited to the Algona Circuit Reformation Celebration.  The celebration will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 520 N. Garfield St. in Algona this afternoon (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.  There will be a free-will offering to offset the cost of the meal.  Our guest preacher will be Pastor Henry Witte, pastor and missionary to the Hispanic population in the Sioux City area.  Our offering during the service will go toward his ministry efforts. 


Lessons on the Liturgy – Article IV of the Augsburg Confession

Article IV of the Augsburg Confession has been called the chief doctrine of the Lutheran Church and the doctrine on which the Church either stands or falls.  This article of faith confesses that our righteousness before God is won for us by Christ alone and is obtained by us through faith alone. Here is Ac IV:

[Our Churches, with common consent,] also teach that men cannot be justified before God by their own strength,

merits, or works, but are freely justified for Christ's sake, through faith, when they believe that they are received

into favor, and that their sins are forgiven for Christ's sake, who, by His death, has made satisfaction for our sins.

This faith God imputes for righteousness in His sight. Rom. 3 and 4.


Lutheran Family Services Ballot for Election of Board of Directors:  We have received the ballot for the church to vote on two candidates for LFS Directors: Cara Heiden, Trinity Des Moines or Holly Bierschenk, St. John’s Newhall.   We also have the option to write in a name.  If you would or know of someone who would like to be put on the ballot, please let Rosann know today.


Adult Bible Class – Join us next week as we consider from Scripture the blessings that the examples of the saints who have gone before us can have on our faith. 


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.    


Omelet Breakfast – The Lions Club will be hosting an Omelet Breakfast at the Burt Activity Complex today from 8-1:00 p.m.  


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


Fall Harvest Festival will be held at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 4, 2018 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.


Lakota Ambulance Annual Soup Dinner is being held on Sunday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lakota Eagle Center.  Menu: Chili and Chicken Noodle Soup, Grilled Cheese or Egg Salad Sandwich, bars and drink.  Free will Donation.


This Week at St. John’s  – (October 28, 2018-November 4, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Reformation Divine Service (Holy Communion)

                        4:00  pm       Circuit Reformation Service at Trinity, Algona

                        5:30  pm       German-style food and Fellowship time

Thursday         1:30  pm       LWML Ladies Aid Meeting

Wednesday     6:00  pm       Religion/Confirmation Classes

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

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


Greeters Next Week:           Mike and Amy Bierstedt

Acolyte:                              Tysen Wickman

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.



*Daylight Savings Time Ends – Sunday, November 4, 2018  - Turn Back your clocks!