Sunday, October 31, 2021

This Week @ St.John

TUES 11/2- 6:30am Men's Bible Study
    4:00pm LWML mtg.

WED 11/3 3:30pm Confirmation
    6:30pm LYF Mtg.

THRS 11/4 9:30am No-Ricketts Bible Study this week, Pastor at District Conference in Ft. Dodge

SAT 11/6 5:00pm "Sunday School" at St.Paul
    6:00pm Worship with Communion at St.Paul

SUN 11/7  Sunday All Saint's Day
    8:45am Sunday School
    9:00am Adult Bible Study
    10:00am Worship with Communion, Mite Box Sunday


NOV 14 LYF Thanksgiving Dinner
NOV 19-21 LYF District Sr High Youth Gathering
NOV 24 Thanksgiving Eve Worship
DEC 5 LWML Cookie & Candie Bazaar

Celebrating 30 years in ministry

 Pastor Richard C. Merrill Honored


In honor of Pastor Richard C. Merrill’s 30th Anniversary in the ministry August of 2021, a surprise recognition was held in his honor by the three congregations he serves at St. John Lutheran Church, Reformation Sunday, October 31, 2021, as a culmination to LCMS Pastor Appreciation Month.


A presentation of several meaningful gift offerings was made to Pastor Merrill following the service and all were invited to join in a social gathering in the Fellowship Hall lobby after the service with an opportunity to offer personal congratulations and thankfulness.


Since 2005, following his initial ministry as assistant pastor at Humboldt, Iowa, Pastor has served the congregation of St. John and in more recent years has ministered faithfully to the members of the congregations of St. Luke, Ricketts; Immanuel, Soldier Township; and St. Paul, Hanover Township. Pastor Merrill has also served as Pastoral Adviser to IDW Singles Ministry, Zone Counselor for the Mapleton Zone LWML, Circuit Visitor of the Mapleton Circuit, staff member at Concordia Cub Week at Camp Okoboji and most recently, Board Secretary of Iowa District West.  


We congratulate Pastor Merrill on this 30th milestone anniversary and give praise to God for the talents He has bestowed upon him in this service as our pastor.  God’s blessings for continued good health and continuing ministry to us all!  

(Wonderful job on this write-up you two). Marge

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

This Week @ St. John


WED 10/27- 3:30pm Confirmation
    6:30pm LYF Mtg.
    8:00pm Elder's Mtg

THRS 10/28 9:30am Ricketts Bible Study

SAT 10/30 5:00pm "Sunday School" at Immanuel
    6:00pm Worship with Communion at Immanuel

SUN 10/31 Reformation Sunday
    8:45am Sunday School
    9:00am Adult Bible Study
    10:00am Worship


NOV 14 LYF Thanksgiving Dinner
NOV 19-21 LYF District Sr High Youth Gathering
NOV 24 Thanksgiving Eve Worship
DEC 5 LWML Cookie & Candie Bazaar

Thursday, October 21, 2021

NEW 2022 Church Officers & Committee Members

Elected at the Wed Oct 20, 2021 Quarterly Voters Assembly Meeting

Church Council

  • President Steve Kuhlmann
  • Vice President Adam Dorale
  • Secretary Linda Nepper
  • Treasurer Backy Dorale

Board of Elders (6 year term)

  • Verdeen Hennings

Board of Education

  • Michael Meeves

Board of Finance

  • Finance Secretaries Steve & Karleen Beeck
  • Assistant Finance Secretaries Brian & Valeta Pautsch
  • Member Bud Vogt
  • Member Melvin Neddermeyer

Board of Trustees

  • Jason Kuhlmann

Stewardship Secretary

  • Lee Kuhlmann

Mission Secretary

  • Joel Kuhlmann

Sunday, October 17, 2021

This Week at St.John

OCT  18- 23 MON-SAT  6:25AM a 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.

WED  OCT 20; 3:30PM Confirmation
    7:30PM Quarterly Voters' Meeting in Fellowship Hall
THR OCT 21; 9:30AM Ricketts Bible Study
SAT OCT 23; "5:00PM "Sunday School" at Immanuel
SUN OCT 24; 8:45AM Sunday School
    9:00AM Adult Bible Class
    10:00AM Worship

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

This Week at St.John

 WED 10/6 

  • 1:00pm LWML mtg at St.Paul, Hanover TWP
  • 3:30pm Confirmation Classes
  • 7:30pm Budget Committee mtg

THRS 10/7

  • 9:30am Ricketts Bible Study
SAT 10/9
  • 5:00pm Sunday School at Immanuel, Soldier TWP
  • 6:00pm Worship w/ Communion at Immanuel, Soldier TWP

 SUN 10/10

  • 8:45am Sunday School
  • 9:00am Adult Bible Study
  • 10:00am LWML Sunday
  • 11:00am Finance Board Mtg
SUN 10/10- TUES 10/12 District Pastor's Conference at Gloria Dei in Urbandale

SAT OCT 30 BENEFIT DINNER FOR BLAKELY CHRISTIANSEN; Silent Auction 4-6pm; Staley's catered meal at 4:00pm. T-Shirts available, contact Brenda Christiansen

SUN OCT 4, 2021