Thursday, June 13, 2019



June 16, 2019

The Holy Trinity

Collect of the Day Almighty and everlasting God, You have given us grace to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity by the confession of a true faith and to worship the Unity in the power of the Divine Majesty. Keep us steadfast in this faith and defend us from all adversities; for You, O Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, live and reign, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Sunday Morning Bible Study – This summer our Sunday morning Bible study (8 a.m.) will be studying our favorite stories of the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy). The title of next week’s study on Genesis 27-35 is “The Days of our Lives: Starring Isaac, Jacob, Esau, Laban, Leah, and Rachel.”  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.  


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 – The Athanasian Creed

Early in the fourth century, a north African pastor named Arius began teaching that Jesus Christ was not truly God.  The Church responded decisively in AD 325 with a statement of faith (The Nicene Creed), which confessed that Jesus is, in fact, true God.  Toward the end of the fifth century, another creed was written that delved further into the mystery of the Trinity. Though attributed to Athanasius, a fourth-century opponent of Arius, this anonymous creed clearly came at a later stage in the debate.

            The Athanasian Creed declares that its teachings concerning the Holy Trinity and our Lord’s incarnation are “the catholic faith.”  In other words, this is what the true Church of all times and all places has confessed. More than fifteen centuries later, the Church continues to confess this truth, confident that the triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, have given Himself for our salvation. - Quoted from Lutheran Service Book, 319.


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.


This Week at St. John’s – (June 16, 2019-June 23, 2019)

Today (16th)               8:00  am       Adult Bible Class

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

Wednesday (19th)      9:30  am       No Trinity- Bible Study

Sunday (23rd)             8:00  am       Adult Bible Class

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service


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