Click the link below or on the image above to be directed to the live-stream Sunday service on June 26 at 9 a.m. or to watch it later.

Sundays:   9:00 a.m. Worship in Sanctuary
                    Communion is the 1st & 3rd Sunday

June 30 Crafting for anniversary
July 31 Headin Home Gospel group will be doing the service

Please keep the following in prayer.
Sue Ayers
James Grob
Dale Hughes
Carl Johnson
Kayla Labarge
Brandie McDonald
Marilu Wohlers
Bill Wohlers, Jr.
Carmen Wolff
Calvin Shultz
The family of Marilyn "Tootie" Jane Slinger Kolb
The family of Mike Dugan

Pray for our military family

Mackenzy Bilharz, Alex Buenger, Tanner Evans, Kaylie Fox, Hannah Fox, Kim Hall, Daniel Jacobs, Cameron Kakac, Drew Roethler and Robson Shankland.

The Youth Board is sponsoring a summer mission trip to the North Dakota Badlands from July 5-9, 2022. This trip is open to St. John students who have completed 6th-12th grades and their friends. Sign up on the bulletin board outside Laurie’s office.

The Youth Board would welcome any donations toward the cost of fuel for the bus. If you feel called to donate stop in and see Linda in the Business Office.
Crafting for the anniversary will be on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. This will be in the chapel.
The angels and candle in the picture are the first things we will make. They are easy and will be used at the anniversary. All are welcome and it should be a lot of fun. If you can make a paper airplane, you can do this.

We have had a bunch of the items come in that I asked for in previous posts but I still could use hard back books 350-550 pages. The page edges need to be clean and not old, musty or brittle.
*An extra glue gun would be helpful.

Thank you to those of you that emptied out your craft stash to help with this project.

Remember that there is a craft fair in October. We are looking for heritage as well as modern crafts. Maybe some jams or jellies or salsa as we work with our gardening. Keep it in mind as the year goes on.

Contact me, Janet Petefish, at with questions
Adult Bible Study 10:15 in the Chapel on June 26th.

We will be taking a closer look at the Bible readings for that Sunday. It's a chance to go deeper in the scriptures for that week and have conversation about them.

Blessing Box
The Blessing box is in need of items.
Many people are using our Blessing Box, so let’s keep it filled! Popular items: protein (chicken, tuna, meat sticks), boxes of cereal, individual easy-to-prepare meals. Bread & peanut butter. Cake mix & frosting. Pancake mix & syrup. Hot chocolate & marshmallows. Personal care items (bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo), toilet paper, tissues. Dish soap, laundry detergent (small containers). They can be put directly in the box outside.

Helping Hands
Helping Hands has about 20 people ready, willing, and able to help run errands, do minor household help, and provide transportation. If you need any of these services, please call Kathy at the church office during regular business hours. Someone will contact you within 48 hours of receiving the message to make arrangements to help. 

After Worship Social Time

Coffee & a treat are served outside the Narthex doors each Sunday! If you would like to volunteer to bring the treats let Kathy know in the office.

What you choose to bring for a treat is entirely up to you!
Coffee & napkins are provided by St. John.


Altar Flower & Radio Sign-up: If you would like to sign up to sponsor the Altar flowers &/or the radio broadcast contact Kathy in the office at 641-228-3397! We will continue to have flowers as they are on the online service & the radio broadcast reaches many of our at home congregation!
Lutheran Social Service Resettlement Project
Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI) are involved in welcoming & resettling families from across the globe to Iowa. They are asking for community groups such as neighbors, book clubs, faith communities, etc. to make Welcome Kits as many refugee families arrive with few possessions or supplies. If you are interested in putting together kits there is a flyer on the table in the Narthex with items needed and contact information for any questions or drop off of items that you may need.

Our 150th Anniversary is NOW!
To commemorate our 150 years, we are planning on having “something” every month through this year. 

The next meeting of the committee will be July 10 after the service.

Also, on July 10th, the 150th Anniversary committee will be displaying many historical pictures and articles about past choirs, organ installation, early ladies organizations and past Luther League information. The display will be in the Narthex for your viewing. There are many interesting pictures, possibly of someone you have known. Enjoy.

Our big July event is a Gospel Quartet, Headin' Home, that will be doing the service on July 31. They are based out of the First Baptist Church in Colfax, IA. They will be doing the entire service so it should be a song-filled inspirational experience. We will just be seeing a trio because of a date conflict for one of the gentlemen.

They are sponsored by the 150th Anniversary Committee and so is a free event. They will have CDs available for purchase afterwards to support their ministry if you enjoy the music and message.
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