Thursday, January 24, 2019




January 27, 2019

Third Sunday After The Epiphany


Collect of the Day – Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities and stretch forth the hand of Your majesty to heal and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lutheran Witness Subscriptions Due - Those who are receiving the Lutheran Witness now and wish to continue, you may pay for those in the church office or mark an envelope and place it in the offering plate. The amount for a year subscription is $22.68.  If you would like to receive the Lutheran Witness or would like to cancel it you will need to let me know.  Rosann, Sec.


Change of Address/Email – Please, submit any of your changes of Address that you have or that of a family member to  Also, we’d like your correct email address and cell phone number. 


Thank You!  Vicar Nathan Wille sends his thanks to St. John's for our generous financial support of his seminary education through our scholarship program.  Vicar Wille is about halfway through his vicarage year at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls, IA.  He is also a skilled organist and played organ for the opening service of the High School Weekend retreat at College Hill Lutheran in Cedar Falls that Pastor Cowell and several students attended last weekend.  We at St. John's should be proud of our efforts to support the training of new pastors to serve Christ's Church.  


Lessons on the Liturgy  - Preparing for Worship

It’s a good idea to prepare yourself to receive God’s Divine Service with prayer, either before you arrive at church or as you sit in the pew a few minutes before the service begins.  You can pray using your own words or use this prayer found in the inside cover of the hymnal:

            “O Lord, my creator, redeemer, and comforter, as I come to worship You in spirit and

in truth, I humbly pray that You would open my heart to the preaching of Your Word

so that I may repent of my sins, believe in Jesus Christ as my only Savior, and grow in

grace and holiness.  Hear me for the sake of His name. Amen.”


This Week at St. John’s  – (January 27, 2019-February 3, 2019)

Today              8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                        9:00  am       Divine Service   

Wednesday     6:00  pm       Religion School

Sunday            8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class with Pastor Hannemann

                        9:00  am       Divine Service (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:         Vern and Joan Koestler

Acolytes:                            Peyton Marlow

Ushers for January:           *David Haase and Mike Bierstedt

Elder for January:              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 Mondays: 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.