Sunday, March 31, 2013

This Week @ St.John

"For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength." ~1 Corinthians 1:25
  • Monday, April 1- Office Closed (no foolin')
  • Tues. Apr.2- 6:30am Men's Bible Study
    Men's Bible Study- will begin a video series on April 2 entitled "He Who Dies with the Most Toys Still Dies." Men's toys come in all shapes and sizes. We sometimes place a high priority on our "stuff," but what God gives to us is Jesus in the only worthwhile treasure. We meet at the church (we'll be in the basement for the video) the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30am. Come and join us!
  • Wed. Apr. 3- 9:00am Ladies Bible Study
    • 3:30pm Confimation
    • 7:00pm Board of Education Meeting
  • Thurs Apr. 4- 1:30pm LWML
    • 6:00pm Cub Scout Meeting
  • Sat. Apr. 5- 11:00am Camp Okoboji Annual Meeting
  • Sun. Apr. 6- 8:45am Sunday School
    • 10:00am Worship with Communion (Mite Box Sunday).
Reminder; Office Hours are 9:00am- Noon for the next 2-3 weeks while Linda recovers.

LYF Fundraiser- Take  tubes of Mini-M&Ms, enjoy the candy and then fill the tube with quarters (or paper cash or checks) or other change from your dresser. Then return the tubes to the LYF M&M box in the church lobby. Proceeds will help send youth group members to the National Lutheran Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas July 1-5.

LYF Volleyball Tournament in Manilla- Sunday April 14, 1:00pm



He is Risen!

He is risen INDEED!

Why do you look for the living among the dead?



Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

He died so that we might live.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

This Week @ St.John

TEMPORARY NEW OFFICE HOURS- 9:00AM-NOON,
while Linda recovers from knee surgery
  • Wed. Mar. 27- 9:00AM Ladies Lenten Retreat
    • 1:30PM Confirmation
    • 5:00PM Open Cupboard at Mapleton Community Center
  • Thurs. Mar. 28- 7:00PM Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion
  • Fri. Mar. 29- 7:00PM Goof Friday Tenebrae Service
  • Sat. Mar. 30- 9:00AM LYF prep for Easter Breakfast
  • Sun. Mar.31- 6:30AM Easter Sunrise Service with Communion
    • 7:30AM LYF Easter Breakfast
    • 8:45AM Sunday School
    • 10:00 Easter Worship with Communion
LCEF SCHOLARSHIP- Forms & information are available in the church office. Seven $1,000 scholarships will be given to graduating Seniors who are members of LCMS Lutheran churches. More information available in the church office.

CAMP COUNSELOR APPLICATIONS- for Cub Week at Camp Okoboji are available for those 17 and older. See Pastor for a form.

CAMP OKOBOJI AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP- Applications are due at the end of March. Please Contact Peggy Sue Henschen.


Easter Breakfast



Hosanna in the Highest

Sunday School children process on Palm Sunday.



Sunday, March 17, 2013

This Week @ St.John


  • Wed MAR 20- 9:00am Ladies' Lenten Retreat
    • 3:30pm Confirmation
    • 7:00pm Midweek Lenten Service, refreshments served afterward by LYF
    • 8:00pm Elders' Meeting
  • Palm Sunday, MAR 24- 8:45am Sunday School/Bible Study
    • 10:00am Worship

Sunday, March 10, 2013

This Week @ St.John


  • Tue MAR 12- 8:45am Pastors' Conference in Mapleton
  • Wed MAR 13- 9:00am Ladies Lenten Retreat
    • 1:30pm Confirmation
    • 7:00pm Lenten Service (refreshments after served by Sun Sch)
  • Thurs MAR 14- 9:00am LWML Prayer Service, Hanover
    • 6:00pm Cub Scouts
    • Sat MAR 16- 10:30-Noon, Pastor available for private confession & absolution
  • Sun MAR 17- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Study
    • 10:00am Worship with Communion
    • Noon- Leave from Church for Kings' Point Family Day in Storm Lake
HAPPY ST.PATRICK'S from ST.JOHN'S

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Holy Week Worship Schedule


  • Palm Sunday, March 24- 10:00am Worship with palm procession, Sunday School Singing
    • Message; "Cold Case: the Death of Jesus of Nazareth" with Detective Joe Friday
  • Maundy Thursday, March 28- 7:00pm Worship with Communion, Theme; "Delivered," Psalm 116. Individual Confession/Absolution available in Pastor's Study beginning at 6:00pm
  • Good Friday, March 29- 7:00pm Tenebrae Service, Meditation; "Come Quickly to Help Me," Psalm 38. Individual Confession/Absolution available in Pastor's Study beginning at 6:00pm
  •  Easter Sunday, March 31- 6:00am Annual LYF Easter Son-Rise Service, Worship with Communion, Contemporary Chorus, Message; "Cold Case: The Empty Tomb" with Detective Friday
    • 7:30am LYF Easter Breakfast, Free will offering supporting National Lutheran Youth Gathering in San Antonio this Summer
    • 10:00am Easter Festival Service, Worship with Communion, Theme; "The Path of Life" Psalm 16

This Week @ St.John


  • Tues MAR 5- 6:30am Men's Bible Study
  • Wed MAR 6- 9:00am Ladies Lenten Retreat
    • 3:30pm Confirmation
    • 7:00pm Midweek Lenten Service- Psalm 51 "Hiding from God or Hiding IN God?" Pastor Adam Pack, St.Paul, Ida Grove
      • LYF serving refreshments afterward
  • Sun MAR 10- 8:45am Sunday School & Bible Class
    • 10:00am Worship

QUILT TOP KITS are in the lobby

PLEASE TELL A TRUSTEE if you see any problems with the church or fellowship hall

PLEASE PROVIDE THE OFFICE YOUR CELL PHONE #, especially if you no longer have a home land-line

RECYCLE INK CARTRIDGES, CELL PHONES, ETC.- LWML collection box in the lobby

BASKETS OF PROMISE- March 10; combs, March 17; nail clippers, March 24; bars of soap- colleciton boxes in the lobby

INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION available before Saturday morning, March 15, & before services Maundy Thursday & Good Friday.

KING'S POINT WATER PARK TRIP- Sponsored by the Board of Education at King's Point in Storm Lake Sunday, March 17. $5.35 per person (includes tax). Sign up in the lobby. Bring your friends!