Thursday, June 06, 2019



June 9, 2019

The Day of Pentecost

Collect of the Day O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Sunday Morning Bible Study – This summer our Sunday morning Bible study will be studying our favorite stories of the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy). Next week we will be studying the stories of Sodom and the sacrifice of Isaac.                                All ages welcome!


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 month. 


Daily Prayer Cards Available - Feel free to take a daily prayer card on the back table for your personal or family devotions.  These cards include prayer suggestions for each day of the week as well as short prayer services for morning, noon, evening, and night.  These prayer cards are a great tool for forming a habit of prayer in your own life, and for starting a daily prayer routine with your family. 


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.  Here are some ways you can help:

·         Invite children to attend.

·         Hang fliers around the area.  Sign up in back to let us know where you are hanging them.

·         Sign up to volunteer at VBS on the back table.

·         Sign up to donate cupcakes for June 30th or cookies/bars for July 7th on the back table. Contact Barb Thilges with questions.


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,


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



Jesus Saves the World at VBS 2019!   Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Just as the earth revolves around the sun, our faith revolves around God’s Word. Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission. Registration is open for (potty trained) 3-yr-olds – grade 4 (completed) who will attend VBS from July 21-25, 5:30-8 pm (meal served 5-5:30). Closing Program will be July 25 at 8 pm. Volunteers (grade 5 – adult) are also needed. There are many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. Participants and Volunteers may register online at  Contact Tami Hankins at or 341-2309 with questions.


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. 


Lessons on the Liturgy – Farewell and Godspeed to a Pastor

Included in the Lutheran Service Book Agenda is the rite of farewell and Godspeed to a pastor.  This rite is used in a congregation when a pastor has accepted a call to a new field of service.  Here is one of the prayers from that rite, which we pray on behalf of Trinity and Pastor Hauan:

        O Lord God, merciful and gracious Father, we give thanks for all the blessings You have bestowed on this congregation, its members, and the Church through the ministry of Your servant Eric.  By Your Holy Spirit grant him grace in his new field of service, readiness, and steadfastness in his ministry, patience, understanding, a cheerful spirit, and great zeal.  Support and strengthen him that by Your Word Your Church may be built and increased; through Your Son, our great High Priest, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


Camp Okoboji Quilt Auction will be held Saturday, June 15 at 12:30pm. View quilts Friday, June 14, 5-7pm & Saturday, June 15, 9am-noon. Free-will lunch served 11am-12:30pm with auction to follow.


TLC Quilters are currently in need of stuffing, flat sheets (full, queen, king), yarn and buttons. Thank you so very much for helping us help others in need!

·         Youth Sewing - ‘Start Them Young ‘–  kids sewing each week during the summer on Thursday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. for children 8 years and up at Trinity.


Enjoy Lutheran Family Day at Adventureland for $33 per ticket on June 19th. See posters for details on bulletin board along the ramp and at the West Door.


Concert - We would like to invite you for a great family night on Wednesday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Burt Presbyterian Church.  There will be a picnic starting at 5:30 P.M. until the time of the concert.  The Bolerjack concert will bless you.  We hope you will join us in Burt!  There will be a community picnic starting at 5:30 p.m. until concert time.


Blessing of the Quilts” will be held today at 3 p.m. at the historic Blakjer Lutheran Church in Lone Rock. All Quilts were made for the homeless Veterans and will be on display. Refreshments will follow. - Lone Rock American Legion Auxiliaries


This Week at St. John’s – (June 9, 2019-June 16, 2019)

Today (9th)                 8:00   am        Adult Bible Class

                                 9:00   am        Day of Pentecost Divine Service (Holy Communion)

                                11:30   am        Reception for Hauan Family at Trinity

Monday-Wednesday                        Pastor at Men’s Retreat at Camp IoDisECa

Wednesday (12th)        9:30   am        Trinity- Bible Study

Saturday                 12:30   pm       Quilt Auction at Camp Okoboji

Sunday (June 9th)        8:00   am        Adult Bible Class

                                 9:00   am        Holy Trinity Divine Service (Holy Communion)


Ushers for June:    *Steve Madsen & Marvin Heidecker         Elder for June:   Boyd Shipler