The Divine Service
The Divine Service is the center of our life of faith in Christ. It
is celebrated every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. The Sacrament of the Altar
is celebrated on odd Sundays of the month and festival days.
(Please select the link below or see the Church calendar for any
alterations to our Seasonal and Midweek Worship Service times.)
Faces of the Reformation
V - The Emperor who
risked all to suppress the Turks and Lutheran Princes
Born: Feb. 24, 1500 -
Ghent, Belgium | Died: Sept. 21, 1558 - Yuste, Spain
Some people inherit silverware; Charles V inherited most of
Western Europe. Unfortunately, most of Western Europe was at war
within and without when he took the crown at age 20.
When Charles was six, his father died. Charles’ mother, known as
Joan the Mad, was mentally unstable. Thus, Charles was raised by his
aunt in France.
When King Ferdinand of Spain, Charles’ grandfather, died in 1516,
Charles was named King of Spain at age 16, giving him charge over
Spain as well as the newly-discovered land in the New World. (Continued
From Pastor Toensing
We cannot begin to express how blessed and warmly
welcomed we have felt since accepting the call. Your generosity
began before we even moved with contacts and messages welcoming us
and offering prayers on our behalf. There was a tremendous amount of
work done on the parsonage that helped make it home for us. Since
arriving we have been welcomed with an installation service and
reception, a tea for Shelley, and filling-the-food-pantry shower. We
are grateful not only for your generosity, but for the time and
effort put into all of these.
Many of you have reached out personally with a welcome gift or
with food; some of you stopped by just checking on things; and a
number of you have been helpful in answering our many questions. We
are thankful for the help of the trustees with a number of needs at
the parsonage since we arrived. To say that we are thankful is an
understatement. We are truly humbled and blessed!
Above all we thank God who brought us here and we look forward to
working and living among you to worship and serve our Lord Jesus
Christ. In humble gratitude, Pastor, Shelley and Steven
A calendar has been placed in the entryway of the church
to reserve a date to place flowers on the altar. If you
would like to donate toward flowers, the Ladies’ Aid
Altar Committee will purchase the flowers and place them
on the altar for you. Only live flowers are placed on
the altar. (Flowers will not be placed on the altar
during the seasons of Advent and Lent). If you have
questions please contact LaVonne Nitzel, JoAnn Renner or
The Lutheran Witness
is the flagship magazine of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
The Lutheran Witness is a monthly publication (11 issues per year) that offers Synod news, features, columns, Q&A's, and more.
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We can once again send used clothing to Orphan Grain Train. When leaving clothes at the back door, please mark them for either OGT (Orphan Grain Train) or PCM (People's City Mission).
Please consider receiving your monthly newsletter via email or downloaded from our website to conserve and save paper. The bulletin and readings are also available via email the Tuesday after Sunday’s service. Please contact our church secretary,
Blythe Dewey at the office to be added to the group email, 402.826.3883. Thank you for going GREEN!
Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendars
for VBS 2017 which will be held July 23-27
from 5:30-7:15 p.m. This year will be lots
of fun with many exciting activities! Don't
forget to invite your friends and neighbors!
See VBS page here...
Worship services at St. John are scheduled each
Sunday and Wednesday. Sunday morning Communion services are held on the odd numbered weeks each month with non-communion services
held on the even
numbered Sundays. (Seasonally adjusted
- Sunday Morning - 9:00 a.m.
- Wednesday Evening - (Held during
the Advent and Lenten Season - See Calendar during those months
for service times.)
Sunday Bible Class
Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. for adult Bible class
where a variety of Christ centered topics are covered. Currently,
the book of Ezekiel is being explored.
Jesus Christ brings the Gospel (from older English, "Good-spel,"
"good news") to the world. He announces that in His person the
kingdom of God has come to mankind and that through faith in Him
people might find new and eternal life. He is Himself the Good News,