Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lenten Mid-Week Worship Schedule

  • March 9 Ash Wednesday- Communion
    Pastor Richard Merrill, St. John, Charter Oak
    "Mine" -Exodus 20:17
  • March 16
    Pastor Eugene Ernst, Triple Parish, Ricketts
    "Marked" -Isaiah 44:5
  • March 23
    Pastor Adam Peck, St. Paul, Ida Grove
    "Enlist" -Judges 6:16
  • March 30 
    Pastor Richard Salcido, St. Paul, Ida Grove
    "Nothing" -2 Kings 4:1-7
  • April 6
    Pastor Edward Brandt, St. Paul, Ute
    "Invest" -Jeremiah 32:25
  • April 13
    Pastor Merrill
    "Finish" -1 Kings 11:3
The Sunday School will serve supper on Ash Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 pm

A free-will offering will be taken with proceeds going toward scholarships for children attending Camp Okoboji this summer.
The LYF and Sunday School will alternate weeks serving bars and refreshments after the other Lenten services.

Mark Your Calendars

    Ladies Bible Study resumes 9AM, Wed. March 9 (Ash Wednesday). This year our Bible Study will explore the 7 words from the cross. Jesus words are always life-giving, but His words to us from the cross are of particular significance because they are spoken as our salvation is being accomplished. All women are welcome to join this one-hour study every Wednesday morning during lent.
    Saturday, March 19 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1436 21st Avenue North, Fort Dodge.The keynote speaker will be Dr. David Ludwig, author of  'The Power of We.' This even also includes a couple's retreat with Dr. Ludwig and his wife on Friday evening, March 18 (7-9PM) and a women's breakfast also at Good Shepherd and also on Sat. morning. Please register by Monday, March 14 for any of these 3 events by contacting the Iowa District West office 515-576-7666;
    Registration forms are also in our church office.
    Sunday, March 20, the Board of Education and St.John's Sunday School, are once again sponsoring a family day at the King's Pointe indoor water park in Storm Lake. We will be leaving from church at noon. Sunday School children and their families can spend the afternoon enjoying water slides, the pool, and games all for only $5 per person. Friends are welcome. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby so that we can plan rides for those who need them.

This week at St. John

  • Mon (Feb 28)-Tues (Mar 1)- Pastor at District Pastor's Conference, Fort Dodge
  • Wed Mar 3- 3:30PM Confirmation
  • Thurs Mar 4- 1:30PM LWML meeting
    • 6PM Cub Scouts Meeting
  • Sun Mar 7- 8:45AM Christian Education Hour
    • 10:00AM Worship with Communion- Mite Box Sunday
    • 1:00PM Pastor preaching at Denison Care Center
    • 2:00 PM Pastor preaching at Eventide

Sunday, February 20, 2011

This week at St. John

  • Mon. 2/21- 7PM Future Building Project Meeting
  • Wed. 2/23- 1:30PM Confirmation
  • Thur. 2/24- 6PM Boy Scouts Meeting
  • Sun. 2/27- 8:45AM Christian Education Hour
    • 10:00AM Worship Service
    • 3PM Boy Scouts
    • 1:30PM LYF meet at church to go bowling in Denison

Sunday, February 13, 2011

This Week at St. John

  • Tues 2/15- 7pm Western Iowa Missions Committee
  • Wed 2/16- 1:30pm Confirmation
    • 7pm Elders Meeting
  • Thurs 2/17- 6pm Boy Scouts Meeting
  • Sunday 2/20- 8:45am Christian Education Hour
    • 10:00am Worship with Communion
    • 11:00am LWML Pancake Brunch
Take Note...
  • Monday 2/21 at 7pm there will be an informational meeting on the proposed building project. A committee was formed at the last Voters Meeting to gather and present information, they are seeking input and suggestions about how to proceed.
  • Sunday 2/27- LYF Bowling 
  • Thrivent Choice Dollars need to be allocated by Thursday, March 31st. See the directions in the weekly bulletin, or call Letha Goslar (885-2803) or Leese Kuhlmann (885-2616) with questions.
  • Adult Bible Class has begun a study on 'Lifestyles of Faithful Stewards.' Extra copies of the booklet being used are available in the back of the church. It contains daily devotions for each week during February.
  • Subscriptions to the Lutheran Witness are available for $20.83, check in the office or use the white Lutheran Witness envelope in your offering envelope box..
  • The tan base for one of the kitchen roasters is missing. Please let the office know if you've seen it.
  • Please consider giving to St. John Human Care Emergency Fund, which helps members of the congregation and the community in cases of extreme need.
  • If you have any pictures, memories, news or announcements for St. John, Sunday School, LWML, LLL, LYF, VBS, or any other church organization, which you'd like to have on the church website, please send them to our "Netmeister," ted.mallory @

Sunday, February 06, 2011

This week at St. John

  • TUES Feb.8- 8:45AM Circuit Pastor's Conference, Manilla
  • WED Feb.9- 1:30PM Confirmation
  • THURS Feb.10- 6:00PM Cub Scout Meeting
  • SUN Feb. 13- 8:45AM Christian Education Hour
    • 10:00 AM Worship
    • 11:00AM Finance Board Meeting