Thursday, November 08, 2018


November 11, 2018


Kossuth County Food Pantry – We will be taking a special door offering for the food pantry this week and next as a way of giving thanks to God this Thanksgiving for all of the earthly and eternal blessings He has given to us.


Adult Bible Study – Our theme for adult Bible study for the rest of the year will be prayer. Feel free to join us at any time!


The Blessings of Every Sunday Communion I’d like to schedule a special Bible study and time of discussion about the blessings of Every Sunday Communion some time other than Sunday morning.  If you are interested in attending please suggest to me a day and time that works best for you.   


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


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.    


Lessons on the Liturgy – The Tithe

In the Old Testament God’s people were required to tithe (give ten percent of their goods) for the support of the priests as well as poor and needy among them.  On the cross Jesus set us free from the law of the tithe. We no longer give to God and those in need under compulsion, but we give freely from our redeemed hearts.  The widow’s mite in today’s Gospel lesson is a good example of a person who gave by faith and not under compulsion. When you consider how much to put in the offering plate think not only about how Jesus has freed you from the requirement of the tithe, but how he has freed you to give even more than ten percent of your income, time, talent, and prayer - from a willing and joyful heart - to the service of the church and those in need.  Putting ten percent of your paycheck into the offering plate is only the beginning of the works of love Christ has freed you to pursue in his name.

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


Soup Fundraiser – Sentral Volunteer Ambulance will be holding their Annual Soup Fundraiser today from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fenton American Legion.


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. 


This Week at St. John’s  – (November 11, 2018 – November 18, 2018)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service                                                                           

Tuesday          8:30  am       Circuit Winkel Meetings at Trinity, Algona

                        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  (Holy Communion)

                     10:00  am       Council Meeting to Review the Budget and Nomination of Officers


Greeters Next Week:           Steve and Vickie Madsen

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.