Thursday, April 11, 2019



April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday


Collect of the DayAlmighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Quarterly Council Meeting will be held today following the service.  Voter’s Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28th.


Easter Flowers – If you would like to purchase an Easter lily for the church to use on Easter Sunday, there is a sign-up sheet on the table in the back of the church for you to place your order. Each lily is $13.00 and you may pay Cheryl Batt by today. Please feel free to take your lily home after the Easter morning worship service.


Partnership Holy Week Services – Check out the flier in back for information on our two partnership Holy Week services: the Stations of the Cross here at St. John’s on Good Friday at 8:30 a.m. and the Easter Vigil at Trinity on Holy Saturday at 7:00 p.m.  These are in addition to our regularly scheduled Holy Week services. 


Parish Messenger Articles for the May/June edition are due into Linda Kerkove by April 23rd.


Teacher Needed – St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burt is accepting applications for a preschool teacher for the 2019-2020 school year for Kids of the Kingdom Preschool.  Please send or email application letter and resume to: St John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 98, Burt, Iowa 50522 or


Registration for Preschool – Kids of the Kingdom Preschool in Burt, IA is accepting registrations for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please call the St. John's Lutheran church office at 515-924-3344 for information or email


Pray for our Legislatures – On Tuesday Lutheran Family Service organized nearly fifty LCMS pastors from Iowa Districts West and East at the Iowa capitol to show our support for God's love of all people from conception to natural death.  We met with our ten LCMS legislatures and thanked and encouraged them in their support of pro-life legislation. We then had the opportunity to lobby our local representatives on your behalf and share with them our Synod's support of anti-abortion and anti-physician assisted suicide legislation.  Please pick up the LFS flier on the back table and pray for our ten LCMS legislatures by name, as well as our local senator Dennis Guth and representative Tedd Gassman, that God direct them to serve in their vocations according to His will and to His glory. 


In-Gathering Outreach – We are asking the congregation to help with a project for the homeless.  We are collecting the following items; children’s colored socks and underwear (new) and men’s colored new socks, briefs or boxer shorts. You can bring these items to the church and place them the blue basket provided in the back. These items will be taken to Zion Lutheran in LuVerne on April 25th to the LWML Rally.  Contact Bev Skadburg with any questions.


Trinity Bible Study on Facebook Live - Join Pastor Schlund at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday nights during Lent on Trinity's Facebook page for a Bible study based on their Lent theme “Behold the Man”.  You’ll be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion if you’d like, but you won’t need to leave home. Visit on your computer or use the Facebook App on your smartphone or tablet on Sunday nights to join the study.


Lessons on the Liturgy – The Easter Triduum

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are all part of a single liturgy called the Easter Triduum, or the Paschal Triduum.  We begin the Easter Triduum with the Invocation (“In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”) on Maundy Thursday and end with the Benediction (“The Lord bless you and keep you…”) on the Easter Vigil.  This liturgy is of great comfort to us because it reminds us that Christ’s Holy Supper is never without the power of His death, and His death is never without the power of His resurrection.


Easter in Lone Rock on Saturday, April 20th at 9:00 a.m. at the Fire Station.  Activities of Egg coloring, games, with prizes and an Egg Hunt will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Refreshments served.


This Week at St. John’s  – (April 14, 2019-April 21, 2019)

Today (04/14)          8:00  am       Sunday School/Adult Class

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service – Palm Sunday (Holy Communion)                              

                                10:00 am       Council Meeting

Tuesday (04/16)      8:30  am       Morning Prayer

Wednesday (04/17) 2:30  pm       Lenten Services at Accura Nursing Home

                                                      No Religion School

Thursday (04/18)        8:30           am Morning Prayer

                                 6:30  pm       Holy Thursday Divine Service (Holy Communion)

Friday (04/19)          8:30  am       Stations of the Cross

                                 6:30  pm       Good Friday Tenebrae Service

Saturday (04/20)     7:00  pm       Easter Vigil Divine Service (Trinity, Algona)                  

Sunday (04/21)        8:00  am       Easter Day Divine Service

                                 9:00  am       Rolls/Coffee served in church basement                       


Greeters Next Week:   Bud and Mary Lou Marlow

Acolyte for Today:      none-assigned

Ushers for April:          *Don Madsen and Wendell Christensen Jr.

Elder for April:            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.

·         Trinity will also be having a Morning Prayer Service each Monday at 8:30 a.m. during Lent. 

·         Trinity Bible Study “Behold the Man” on Trinity’s Facebook Page on Sunday evenings during Lent at 7:30 p.m.