Thursday, June 20, 2019



June 23, 2019

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Collect of the Day O God, You have prepared for those who love You such good things as surpass our understanding. Cast out all sins and evil desires from us, and pour into our hearts Your Holy Spirit to guide us into all blessedness; 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 (8 a.m.) will be studying our favorite stories of the Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy). The title of next week’s study is: “The Fall and Rise of Joseph – Genesis 37-50.”    All ages welcome!


Church Roof Fund – Our church roof has been completed and it looks beautiful!  We thank God for the work of Jaeger Associates and ask God to bless our updated house of worship for many years to come.  We are also thankful that we didn’t have to borrow any money to pay for this project.  However, we did pull about $8,000 out of our savings account in addition to using money from our Milts Farm Endowment.  We encourage you to consider designating a gift toward the church roof fund in addition to your weekly giving in order to replenish our savings account for the future ministry of St. John’s. 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.


Stained Glass Window Books of Trinity, Algona are available on the back table for you to purchase for $5 each.  These books include all of the stained glass windows at Trinity along with descriptions and the Scriptural references associated with each window.  You may leave your money in the church office.


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. 


This Week in the Church Year - 

   Feast Days: 24th -The Nativity of St. John the Baptist; 29th - St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

   Commemorations: 25th - Presentation of the Augsburg Confession; 26th - Jeremiah;

          27th - Cyril of Alexandria, Pastor and Confessor; 28th - Irenaeus of Lyons, Pastor

Biographies of the saints we commemorate throughout the year as well as prayers and readings for special feast days in the Church Year are available on the back table.  This information is also available in the Treasury of Daily Prayer, the PrayNow iPhone app by CPH, or the LCMS Eurasia Facebook page.  Talk with Pastor Cowell if you have any questions about these resources.  


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.


Project Hope is a project to help provide children, teens and adults removed from their homes with personal care items. A blue bucket is available in the back for you leave items through July 6. Items needed are listed on sheet by the box. Also, cash and gift card donations can be left in church office.


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! 


This Week at St. John’s – (June 23, 2019-June 30, 2019)

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

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service                                                                                             

Wednesday (19th)    9:30  am       Trinity- Bible Study

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

                                 9:00  am       Divine Service  (Holy Communion)

                              3-6:00  pm       Vacation Bible School Begins

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