Sunday, March 31 Service

Click the above video link to be transferred to the Sunday Service, March 31 at 9 a.m. to watch the recorded 8 a.m. service, or it can be watched later.

Good Friday Service


Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. Worship Services

No Sunday School

March 29 Good Friday 7 p.m.

March 30 Easter Egg hunt (we need some volunteer help, contact office)

March 31 Easter Sunday / no Sunday School

April 1st Office closed

**********Deadline for Youth Kansas City Trip (leave a message)

April 4 Grief Share

April 3 Do Day Quilters

********* Wednesday night activities

April 5 Game night

April 7 Wartburg group, Kammerstreicher, will perform at the service

********100 year anniversary meeting- open to anyone interested

********Adult Sunday School

April 9 Council

April 14 Noisy Bucket Sunday

April 28 Pack the Parking Lot!! Games, Music and Food

April 5 Game night for 1st-6th graders 6:30-8:30 p.m.

1st graders must have a parent present

April 14 Noisy Bucket Sunday (Start saving your coins!)



Family Board’s Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 30th, 9:00 a.m.

St. John Parish Hall

Children up through 5th grade

& their families!

Back to regular Schedule

We need adult and youth volunteers to help

with snacks, crafts and games on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

If you're interested contact Pastor Russ Leeper, Sarah Kendall or the church office.


On April 7th, Pastor Russ will begin an Adult Sunday School Class called "Making Sense of Scripture."

This study and conversation will cover the following topics: What Is the Bible? Is the Bible True? How Is the Bible the Word of God? Where Did the Bible Come From? How Can I Read the Bible with Greater Understanding? Is There a "Center" to Scripture? What Kind of Authority Does the Bible Hold?

The class will meet in the chapel on Sundays from 10:15 to 11:00AM. Everyone is welcome!

New Church Office Hours

M-F 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3p.m.

Sunday Bulletin

Requests for adding information into the Sunday Bulletin need to be in the Secretary’s Office no later than Wednesday at 9 am.


Please keep the following in prayer.

Scott Aspholm

Kiki Connell

Linda Girken

Dick Harrington

Vince Huegel

Axel Heller

Gladys kellogg

Don Knowlton

Dave Litterer

Sherman Loudermilk

Stan Mehman

Noa Mulholland

Imani Sande

Maggie Schultz

Lorna Scrimger

Skip Ward

Deb Watkins

Mary Ann Zilm


Pray for all serving in the military and their families:

Kaleb Bilharz, Mackenzy Bilharz, Tyler Brockney, Tanner Evans, Kaylie Fox, Hannah Fox, Kim Hall, Ben Hauser, Daniel Jacobs, Cameron Kakac, Drew Roethler and Robson Shankland.


Mission trip to Kansas City will be June 16-22. This is open to 7th thru 12 grade students. There is a sign up sheet by the youth office along with information sheet. Deadline to sign up will be April 1st. 

Any questions contact Kim at 330-5441.

Information about the trip


After Worship Social Time 

Coffee & a treat are served in the Parish Hall or outside each Sunday! If you would like to volunteer to bring the treats let Toni know in the office.

What you choose to bring for a treat is entirely up to you! Quantity: Three dozen treats

Coffee & napkins are provided by St. John.

**Special note: We do need people to sign up for bringing treats. There is a sign up sheet by the narthex door.


Altar Flower & Radio Sign-up 2024: If you would like to sign up to sponsor the Altar flowers &/or the radio broadcast contact Toni 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!


As precautionary steps for safety and security, we would like to ask all attendees and visitors of St John, to make sure you are locking your vehicles anytime you are inside the church.



Good Friday Tenebrae Service, March 29, 2024

Worship at 7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024

Services with Communion at 8 and 10 a.m.


In this year of the 100th Anniversary of the construction of our present church, we are planning a Harvest dinner in October like the good old days. There will be an organizational meeting, April 7th after church. We will just meet in the Parish Hall, grab some coffee and meet around a table. We will try to get some ideas of what we want to do, what we want to eat and if we want anything else special. No pressure, just something to get the ball rolling and gather ideas. Hope to see you there. 

Janet Petefish, 100th Anniversary committee 

Note change in supper time during Lent

Wednesday Night Supper

April 3 menu: Terry and Becky's pork loin

mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans

and pudding.

Cost: $5.00 for adults

Children through 12th grade

free thanks to Kans for Kids

(Menu subject to change)


Blessing Box

Donations are always needed for the Blessing Box! Items should be weather appropriate, nonperishable food and personal items. You can put your items in the Blessing Box outside the East door or bring to the office.


The Annual Ladies Luncheon

April 14th in the Parish Hall will be at 11:30 a.m.

Games, activities, food, and devotion…you won’t want to miss this!!

**Keep an eye out for more information!!**


St John has a fund to help people for emergencies or short-term help. Vouchers for gas or food are given to those in need. Money for this fund comes from members of the congregation. Volunteers are available on Tuesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 to help people in need. If the need is ongoing, they refer them to an agency where they can receive longer-term help.

Compassion Fund is a ministry to the community. If you would like to volunteer to help with this St. John ministry, call the office and leave your name with Toni.



Scholarship Applications:  

Those students attending a Lutheran college who would like to receive an EPIC grant must notify the church by May 1st.

St. John scholarship applications for non-Lutheran colleges can be emailed to you and should be emailed to the office by May 1st.



Just a reminder that St. John offers scholarships for all our youth members attending a Christian camp. Scholarships are offered in the amounts of $25 for a one-day camp, $50 for camps lasting 2-3 days, and $150 for camps lasting 4-7 days. Just bring in a copy of your registration to the Business Office for a reimbursement.

St. John Christian Preschool would like to remind everyone that we sell Kwik Star gift cards. Please stop in the church preschool if you are interested in purchasing a gift card. The preschool receives 5% of the gift card’s face value. Please contact Whitney or Toni if you are interested.

St John Christian Preschool

Can you believe it is that time already?! We are gearing up for our 2024 Fall Registration here at St. John Christian Preschool and we would like to thank you for choosing SJCP for your little one's earliest educational experiences. Children who will be 3 on or before September 15, 2024 and all children 4 and 5 years old are welcome. Scholarships are available starting in July. A minimum registration fee of $30 is due at time of registration.

Please call 228-7274 or email us at for more information.


click below for the

March Good Newsletter


To get to the church website, click at the top of this page on the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church logo.

You can pick up the Sunday bulletin as well as the Taking Faith Home reading sheets on the website. will get you to the Facebook page

Our intern, Beth Hurt's email

Email address you can use to get a message to the church office

Other emails are available on the website.

To call the church (641)228-3397

Editor: Janet Petefish

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