Sunday, June 10, 2018

This Week @ St. John

MON-SAT June 10-16, 6:25AM Pastor Merrill hosts 'Thy Strong Word' on KDSN 107.1FM/1530AM, FYI-We need funding to help pay KDSN for this program. If you would like to make a donation toward 'Thy Strong Word,' please let either the office or KDSN know. Thank You. Start your day off with this devotion on God's Word.
  • SAT 6/16- 6:00PM Worship at Immanuel, Soldier TWP
  • SUN 6/17- 8:00AM Adult Bible Class
    • 9:00 AM Worship
  • CAMP OKOBOJI- Christian Summer Camps. Registration forms available in the church office, or visit for more information on the following camps:
    • June 10-15 Girls (Grades 4-8) Sports Camp
    • July 8-14 Junior High Week
    • July 15-21 Concordia Cubs Week (Grades 3-5)
    • July 22-18 Youth Week (high school)
  • VACANCY NEWS- Pastor Merrill continues to serve the vacancy at the Triple Parish (Immanuel, Soldier TWP/St. Luke, Ricketts/St. Paul, Hanover TWP). St. Luke's voters assembly have elected to dissolve, this will be a gradual process including special services this upcoming September. Immanuel/St.Paul are discussing ways to continue including approaching other congregations in the Circuit such as St. John, St. Paul, Ute, St.Matthew Mapleton or Emmanuel, Schleswig. Please keep the Triple Parish members and leadership in your prayers for God's continued guidance in this time of transition. Triple Parish services for the Summer months will be held 6:00PM on Saturday Nights. Locations will rotate as follows:
    • JUNE Immanuel Soldier Township
    • JULY- St. Paul, Hanover Township
    • AUG- St. Luke Ricketts
    • TRIPLE PARISH VBS- June 24-28, 5:30pm-8:00pm in Ricketts City Park. 
  • June 24-26 40th Convention of the Iowa District West, at Camp Okoboji. Theme: Colossians 3:14 "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
  • June 27-30 LWML District Conventnion at Camp Okoboji. Theme: Colossians 3:14 "And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
  • RAGBRAI SUN July 22- Pie & Ice Cream Concessions Stand being planned. Volunteers Needed! Please contact Eugenie Friedrichs for details.
    We NEED YOUR HELP & we NEED plenty of willing, 'kind souls' who are prepared to make a few HOMEMADE PIES.  We also need some more 'kind souls' who 'are prepared to help us out on the big way. Will you help us? All pies will need to be the type that are double crust or streusel topped with a fruit filling. Due to Food inspection Regulations we are not allowed to serve creamy or pudding pies, only fruity ones. eg. Cherry, Rhubarb, Apple, Peach, Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb etc. All the proceeds from our sales will go towards much needed church building repairs eg. fixing the cracks in the walls or towards new carpeting. Your help is wanted, Your help is needed, Your help is appreciated, Your help, helps our church! you can't help physically maybe you can help us financially. Donations can be made payable to St.John simply put RAGBRAI FUNDRAISING EVENT in the comments. Contact info: Eugenie Friedrichs: Cell:  267 0408 e-mail:

    Vacation Bible School (VBS)
    "Splash Canyon; God's Promises on Life's Wild Ride"

    July 29-August 2, 6:00-8:30
    All children ages preschool (potty trained) - grade 6 invited
    Free brown bag snack @ 5:45 each evening
    Call or text Bethany @ 269.5970
    or Linda at 678.3630

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