Sunday, February 18, 2018

This Week @ St.John

  • MON-SAT FEB 18-25- 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.
  • WED FEB 21- 3:30pm Confirmation
  • FRI & SAT FEB 23-24- Junior High CHAOS at Camp Okiboji
  • SAT FEB 24- 6:00pm Worship at St. Luke's, Ricketts
  • SUN FEB 25- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00am Worship
  • 2017 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS for your taxes are in the red/pink box on the counter in the back walkway by the offices.
  • ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS- Pastor will be starting an adult information/confirmation class March 4th at 7:00pm. This class is for those interested in membership, those who would like to know more about the Lutheran faith, and those who feel the need for review. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please let Pastor Merrill know.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Lenten Midweek Worship | Holy Week | Easter


Return from Exile

  • FEB 14 ASH WEDNESDAY- 5:30pm Sunday School serves supper
    Heart to Heart; Sackloth and Ashes to Robes of Righteousness. Joel 2:12-19 & Revelation 7:9-14
  • FEB 21- Garden to Garden; Eden to Heaven. Genesis 3:22-24 & Revelation 22:1-5
  • FEB 28- Mountain to Mountain; Moriah to Zion. Gen. 22:1-8 & John 3:16
  • MAR 7- Out of Egypt; Through the Water. Exodus 14:13-31 & Mark 1:9-13
  • MAR 14- Tree to Tree; The Tree of Life to the Cross. Gen. 2:15, 3:22-24 & John 3:14-15
  • MAR 21- The Wilderness to the Promise Land. Joshua 3:1-6 & Matthew 3:13, 4:1-2
  • MAR 29 MAUNDY THURSDAY- Meal to Meal; The Passover to the Lord's Supper. Ex.12:1-13 & Mark 14:12-26
  • MAR 30 GOOD FRIDAY TENEBREA- Sin Bearer to Sin Bearer; The Day of Atonement to THE Atonement. Isaiah 52:13-53:12 & John 19:17-30
  • APRIL 1 EASTER- 6:30am "SON-RISE", LYF Pancake Breakfast following
    • 8:15am Worship at St. Paul Triple Parish
    • 10:00am Festival Worship at St.John "Welcome Home!" Mark 16:1-8

Sunday School Family Midweek Treats Schedule

If you are unable to bring bars on your assigned Wednesday, please call Sunday School Superintendent Peggy Sue Henschen at 253 - 5972
*Serving Board of Christian Education member
  • FEB 14 ASH WEDNESDAY
    • Henschen*
    • McCartney
    • Bramley
    • Klinker
    • Friedrichs
  • FEB 21
    • Mallory*
    • Elwell
    • Boettger
  • FEB 28
    • Galvin*
    • Funkhouser
    • Kruse
  • MAR 7
    • Meseck*
    • Kuhlmann
    • French
  • MAR 14
    • Henschen*
    • Smith
    • Henderson
    • Kragel
  • MAR 21
    • Mallory*
    • Webster
    • Meeves
    • Jepsen

This Week @ St.John


  • TUE 2/13- 6:30AM Mens's Bible Study
  • WED 2/14- 3:30PM Confirmation
    • 5:30PM Sunday School Ash Wednesday Supper
    • 7:00PM Ash Wednesday Worship with Communion
  • SAT 2/17- 6:00PM Worship at St. Luke's Triple Parish
  • SUN 2/18- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00AM Worship with Communion
    • 11:00AM-12:30PM LWML Pancake Brunch

Sunday, February 04, 2018

This Week @ St.John


  • TUES 2/6- 8:15am Pastors' Conference at St. John
    • Mens' Bible Study rescheduled to Tues 2/13
    • 4:00pm LWML Meeting
  • WED 2/7- 3:30pm Confirmation
  • SAT 2/10- 6:00pm Worship with Communion at St.Luke's, Ricketts
  • SUN 2/11- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class
  • SUN FEB 18- LWML Annual Pancake Brunch after worship- Mark your Calendars! LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWS-Time to renew subscriptions to the 'Lutheran Witness.' The cost is $22.67/year
  • ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS- Pastor will be starting an adult information/confirmation class after the first of the year. This class is for those interested in membership, those who would like to know more about the Lutheran faith, and those who feel the need for review. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please let Pastor Merrill know


Sunday, January 28, 2018

This Week @ St.John


  • WED 1/31- 3:30pm Confirmation
  • SAT 2/3- 9:00am LYF Pizza Assembly
    • 11:00am-1:00pm Pizza Pick-Up
    • 6:00pm Worship at St. Luke's, Triple Parish
  • SUN 3/4- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00am Worship with Communion


  • SUN FEB 11, 6:00PM FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT'What If' starring Kevin Sorbo and John Ratzenberger. Free popcorn & soda. Bring your family and invite your friends.
  • SUN FEB 18- LWML Annual Pancake Brunch after worship- Mark your Calendars!
  • LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWS- Time to renew subscriptions to the 'Lutheran Witness.' The cost is $22.67/year
  • OFFERING ENVELOPES- Family boxes are available on the tables in the back of the sanctuary.
  • STATEMENTS- 2017 Offering/Donation Statements for IRS deductions are in a pink box on the counter in the breezeway between the offices and the fellowship hall.
  • PORTALS OF PRAYER- Daily devotionals from Concordia Publishing House (CPH) are available free for Jan-March in the narthex (hallway in the back of the church) or on the counter in the walkway between the office and fellowship hall.
  • ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS- Pastor will be starting an adult information/confirmation class after the first of the year. This class is for those interested in membership, those who would like to know more about the Lutheran faith, and those who feel the need for review. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please let Pastor Merrill know


Monday, January 22, 2018

This Week @ St.John


  • WED 1/24- 3:30pm Confirmation
    • 7:00pm Elders' Meeting
  • SAT 1/27- 6:00pm Worship at St.Paul, Hanover
  • SUN 1/28- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00am Worship

Sunday, January 14, 2018

LYF Super Pizza Deal



10 inch Single-Topping Pizzas: cheese, pepperoni, beef, & sausage. Conveniently ready for your Super Bowl parties or game day dinner! Place your order in the church lobby following service, talk to an LYF member, or call the church office at 678-3312. We appreciate your support. $10 each

ORDERS DUE JAN 28 ORDERS WILL BE READY FOR PICK UP FEB 3 FROM 11:00AM - 1:00PM THANK YOU!


This Week @ St.John


  • WED JAN 18- 3:30PM Confirmation Classes
    • 7:30PM Annual (&Quarterly) Meeting
  • SAT JAN 20- 6:00PM Worship with Communion at St. Paul, Hanover Township (Triple Parish)
  • SUN JAN 21- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00AM Worship with Communion
    • 1:00PM-  LYF going to Drop Zone in Sioux City. $20 includes 90 minutes of jump time, one game of laser tag and a $10 game card. Grades 7-12 invited. Meet at church to leave together at 1:00PM. LYF Groups from St. Paul, Ida Grove & St.John, Battle Creek will be coming too. Please let Pastor know if you plan to come, so he can have a count.
  • SUN FEB 11, 6:00PM FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT- 'What If' starring Kevin Sorbo and John Ratzenberger. Free popcorn & soda. Bring your family and invite your friends.
  • ORDER YOUR LYF SUPER BOWL PIZZA by or before January 28. Pizzas will be ready for pick-up Feb 3, 11:00AM-1:00PM
  • SUN FEB 18- LWML Annual Pancake Brunch after worship- Mark your Calendars!
  • LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWS- Time to renew subscriptions to the 'Lutheran Witness.' The cost is $22.67/year
  • YEAR-END REPORTS- Please submit reports to the office as soon as possible before this Wednesday's January Voters' meeting. Thank you.
  • OFFERING ENVELOPES- Family boxes are available on the tables in the back of the sanctuary.
  • TAX STATEMENTS- 2017 Offering/Donation Statements for IRS deductions are in a pink box on the counter in the breezeway between the offices and the fellowship hall.
  • PORTALS OF PRAYERDaily devotionals from Concordia Publishing House (CPH) are available free for Jan-March in the narthex (hallway in the back of the church) or on the counter in the walkway between the office and fellowship hall.
  • ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS- Pastor will be starting an adult information/confirmation class after the first of the year. This class is for those interested in membership, those who would like to know more about the Lutheran faith, and those who feel the need for review. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please let Pastor Merrill know
WHY STOP NOW? Many of you took up Pastor's challenge to read the Bible in a year last year as part of the 500th anniversary of the reformation. There's no reason not to do it again? If you didn't give it a shot last year, there's no reason not to make it THIS year's New Year's resolution! Draw close to God and He will draw close to you (James 4:8) God says seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Let God transform you through His Word, even if you end up being "hit-and-miss," every day you spend time with Him, He will bless you!

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Volunteering this month; JAN 2018


  • Head Elder: Ted Mallory
  • Head Usher: Dwight Goslar
  • Ushers: Allan Neddermeyer, Ralph Dorale, Jason French, Randy Kruse, Nolan Neddermeyer
  • Altar Committee: Dee Kruse & Deb Kuhlmann
  • Acolytes:
    • JAN 7- Travis Webster & Ryan Cornelius
    • JAN 14 & 21- Taryn Funkhouser & Jodee Kruse
    • JAN 28- Tayen Cornelius & Garreett French

This Week @ St. John


  • TUES JAN 9- 8:45AM Pastor at Circuit Pastor's Conference at Schleswig
    • 4:00PM LWML Guest Day; Gary Thies will discuss new creation theater at Mission Central outside of Mapleton. Treats & Hot Cider will be served. ALL women are invited, not just LWML members.
  • WED JAN 10- 3:30PM Confirmation Classes
    • 7:30PM Church Council Meeting
  • THRS JAN 11- Office closed inn the afternoon
  • SAT JAN 12- 6:00PM Worship with Communion at St. Paul, Triple Parish
  • SUN JAN 13- 8:45AM Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00AM Worship 
    • 11:00AM Finance Board Meeting
  • SUN JAN 21- LYF going to Drop Zone in Sioux City. $20 includes 90 minutes of jump time, one game of laser tag and a $10 game card. Grades 7-12 invited. Meet at church to leave together at 1:00PM. LYF Groups from St. Paul, Ida Grove & St.John, Battle Creek will be coming too. Please let Pastor know if you plan to come, so he can have a count.
  • SUN FEB 18- LWML Annual Pancake Brunch after worship- Mark your Calendars!
  • POINSETTIAS- If you purchased flowers for the alter this Advent season, you may take them home if you'd like. Thank you.
  • LUTHERAN WITNESS RENEWS- Time to renew subscriptions to the 'Lutheran Witness.' The cost is $22.67/year
  • YEAR-END REPORTS- Please submit reports to the office as soon as possible before the January Voters' meeting. Thank you.
  • OFFERING ENVELOPES- Family boxes are available on the tables in the back of the sanctuary.
  • TAX STATEMENTS- 2017 Offering/Donation Statements for IRS deductions are in a pink box on the counter in the breezeway between the offices and the fellowship hall.
  • PORTALS OF PRAYERDaily devotionals from Concordia Publishing House (CPH) are available free for Jan-March in the narthex (hallway in the back of the church) or on the counter in the walkway between the office and fellowship hall.
  • ADULT INSTRUCTION CLASS- Pastor will be starting an adult information/confirmation class after the first of the year. This class is for those interested in membership, those who would like to know more about the Lutheran faith, and those who feel the need for review. If you're interested or know someone who might be, please let Pastor Merrill know.
  • NEW OFFICERS 2018
WHY STOP NOW? Many of you took up Pastor's challenge to read the Bible in a year last year as part of the 500th anniversary of the reformation. There's no reason not to do it again? If you didn't give it a shot last year, there's no reason not to make it THIS year's New Year's resolution! Draw close to God and He will draw close to you (James 4:8) God says seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13). Let God transform you through His Word, even if you end up being "hit-and-miss," every day you spend time with Him, He will bless you!