Thursday, May 23, 2019



May 26, 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Collect of the Day O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Thank You from the Hauan’s – Dear Friends at St. John’s, thank you so much from the Hauan family concerning the farewell you had for us this last Sunday.  It has been a pleasure to be a part of the lovely ministry you have going in Burt.  You have all been so supportive to our entire family through some tough times, and for that we are grateful!  Finally, thank you for the gifts you gave to us as we transition out.  We will miss so many of you, but I know we will see each other again.  That is the beauty of our faith, hope, and love we have in Christ Jesus.  God’s blessings to you all from Pastor Hauan, Jill, Julia, Cal, and Hazel!


A Church Roof Fund has been set up for anyone wishing to donate.  Just designate “church roof fund” on your offering envelope.  A down payment of $25,000 has been sent to Jaeger Associates so we are currently on their list.   We helped them hit a milestone of 250 church roofs!!!  That is incredible!!  Work will begin later this year. 


Sunday Morning Bible Study – This summer our Sunday morning Bible study will be studying our favorite stories of the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy).  We’ll announce each story in the preceding week’s announcements.  There will be no children’s Sunday School June-August, but all ages are welcome to join us for this study.  


Partnership Ascension Day Service and Social - Join us Thursday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Trinity, Algona as we celebrate the Ascension of Our Lord.  Stay for ice cream and desserts in the Trinity Life Center around 6:45 p.m. following the service. 


Teacher and Students Needed – Kids of the Kingdom Preschool is accepting applications for a preschool teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please send or email application letter and resume to: St John’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 98, Burt, Iowa 50522 or  Kids of the Kingdom is also accepting student registrations for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please call the St. John's Lutheran church office at 515-924-3344 for information or email,


VBS at St. John’s – St. John’s VBS, “The Salvation Story,” will be the Sundays of June 30, July 7, and July 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. There is a volunteer sign-up sheet on the back table. The Board of Ed. and Pastor can answer any questions and let you know ways you can help.


Sign up for Trinity News - If you're interested in keeping up with the goings-on at Trinity Algona, sign up at this link to have their announcements emailed to you weekly:  This email, which usually gets sent every Monday, also includes a video of the Sunday sermon at Trinity so you can get a double dose of gospel for the week! 

- You can also get St. John's announcements emailed to you by sending a blank email to: 

     These are normally sent out every Thursday. 

Band of Brothers Men's Group at Trinity - Band of Brothers is a men's group of all ages designed to encourage and build up Christian men to be godly men, husbands, fathers, and role models to the church and community.  They meet the last Tuesday of every month from 7:30-8:30 either in the Trinity Life Center or Pastor Hauan's garage depending on the weather.  Be sure to come this Tuesday as Pastor Hauan bids farewell to the group that he organized and led for its first two years.  Contact Pastor Cowell or Pastor Hauan if you have any questions about the group.  


The Blessings of Weekly Communion – There are still plenty of handouts on the side table in back of the sanctuary from our “Blessings of Weekly Communion” Bible study.  As we keep learning about and considering the blessings of weekly Communion I encourage you to continue to bring me your questions and comments.


A Camp on Biblical Masculinity – There is still time to register for the men’s retreat at the LCMS camp near Solon, IA.  Register at:  See the flier in back or talk to Pastor Cowell for more information.   


Lessons on the Liturgy – Ascension Day

We celebrate the Ascension of our Lord forty days after Easter Day (therefore always on a Thursday).  Here is the collect of the day for Ascension Day:

Almighty God, as Your only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, ascended into the heavens, so may we also

ascend in heart and mind and continually dwell there with Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.


Burt Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 27th at the Burt Activity Complex at 10 a.m.  We will then march to the Burt Township Cemetery for Military Honors.  A light lunch will be served at the Complex following.


Memorial Service – The Lone Rock Kerr-Hammerstrom Legion Post #557 is holding a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27th at the Legion Hall in Lone Rock. Coffee and rolls at 8 a.m. Service begins at 9 a.m.


Burt Summer Celebration Parade on Saturday, July 13, 2019 is at 10:30 a.m. this year.  Float registration is 9:00 a.m. that morning on a first come first served basis. Also note that Kids of the Kingdom Preschool Board will be holding their annual Ice Cream Social during the meal at the Complex following the parade.


2019 Butterfly Release Memorial Program by Hospice of the Heartland’s is Thursday, June 20, at 4:30 p.m. at Kossuth Regional Health Center.  A gift of $10 will purchase a butterfly in memory/honor of your loved one. You may send the names of your loved one you would like to honor, along with your name, address and a check for $10 per Butterfly to Hospice of the Heartland, 1515 South Phillips, Algona, Iowa 50511. Call: 515-294-4430.


Relay for Life Luminaries are being sold by the community Care Committee until June 14. Each luminary is a suggested $10 donation and can be made in memory of, or in honor of a loved one. Contact Kathy Bichel at 515-320-5864.


This Week at St. John’s – (May 26, 2019-June 2, 2019)

Today (26th)                8:00   am        Sunday School/Adult Bible Class

                                 9:00   am        Divine Service

Monday (27th)          10:00   am        Memorial Service at Burt Activity Complex and March to Cemetery

Wednesday (29th )       9:30   am        Trinity - Adult Bible Class

Thursday (30th)           6:00   pm       Ascension Day Service & Social (6:45 p.m.) at Trinity

Sunday (June 2nd)        8:00   am        Adult Bible Class

                                 9:00   am        Divine Service (Holy Communion)


Greeters Next Week:      Lynn and Kitty Bierstedt

Acolyte for Today:          Ushers

Ushers for May:             *Jeff Madsen and Dave Kerkove               

Elder for May:               Jerry Koestler