Tuesday, April 23, 2019



April 21, 2019

Easter Day


Collect of the DayAlmighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Children’s Easter Story Booklets are available on the back table.  Be sure to pick one or more up to give to family and friends.


Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 28th.


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


Confirmation Students Almsgiving Projects - The amount of $1,182.00 was collected during the weekly Lenten services for the following student almsgiving projects: Jordan Blocker, Loving Hands Nursery; Jacob Haase, Lutherans in Africa; Peyton Marlow, Kids of the Kingdom Preschool; and Crystal Ditsworth, TLC Quilters.  Thank you for your generosity this Lent!


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 churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.


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, churchoffice@stjohnsburt.org.


Partnership Adopt a Highway - Our Trinity/St. John’s partnership is participating in the Adopt a Highway program. The section we have adopted is six miles north of Algona on Highway 169.  We will have our first clean-up day on Saturday, April 27th.  We will meet at Trinity at 10:00 am to go over safety and carpool to the site from there.  Lunch will be served at St. John’s, Burt. Advanced notice isn't required, but if you plan on helping contact Kathy Bichel at 515-320-5864 to help estimate how many we have to help.   


The Congregation Is Invited to attend the Public Examination of the Confirmands on Wednesday, May 1st at 7:30 p.m.  Confirmation Day is Sunday, May 5th.


Call Days at the Seminaries – Candidates at our seminaries will soon be receiving their calls into the office of the Holy Ministry.  Call day at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne is April 30th and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is May 1st.  Please pray for these students and the congregation whom they will be called to serve.  


In-Gathering Outreach - Continue to bring your items for the homeless outreach project.  We will be delivering those to Zion Lutheran at the LWML Rally on Thursday, April 25th.  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.


The Blessings of Weekly Communion – If you weren’t able to attend our Lenten Bible study on the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to pick up the handout on the side table in back of the sanctuary that contains all five of the Bible study topics.  As we continue learning about and considering the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to keep coming to me with your questions and comments so that I can know when it will be appropriate for us to give Communion every Sunday a try.


Trinity Bible Study on Facebook Live - Join Pastor Schlund at 7:30 p.m. tonight for his last Bible based study on the theme “Behold the Man.”  You will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussion if you’d like, but you won’t need to leave home. Visit facebook.com/TrinityAlgona on your computer or use the Facebook App on your smartphone or tablet.


Lessons on the Liturgy – The Date of Easter

Page xxiii of our hymnal gives this explanation for the date of Easter: “Easter Day is always the Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or after the spring equinox on March 21.  This full moon may happen on any date between March 21 and April 18 inclusive.  If the full moon falls on a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday following.  Easter Day cannot be earlier than March 22 or later than April 25.”  Praise God that we are saved by faith in Christ’s death and resurrection for us, and not by our ability to calculate the appropriate time to celebrate it!


This Week at St. John’s – (April 21, 2019-April 28, 2019)

Today                       8:00  am       Easter Resurrection Divine Service (Holy Communion)

                                 9:00  am       Rolls/Coffee served in church basement                                

Wednesday              6:30  pm       Religion School

Thursday                  4:30  pm       LWML Zone Rally

Saturday                 10:00  am       Partnership Highway clean-up

Sunday                     9:00  am       Divine Service

                                10:00  am       Quarterly Voter’s Meeting                                              


Greeters Next Week:   Duane and Ann Heyes

Acolyte for Today:      Jordan and Caelum Blocker

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