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Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Arlington, Minnesota

Pastor Gary Ruckman
Church: 507-964-2400

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
June 20, 2021

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Welcome to St. John’s!
Happy Father’s Day! We are glad that you are worshiping with us today. Let us rejoice in the Lord’s Day.

Thank you to Pastor Paul Hopkins for leading our worship service today while Pastor recuperates.

Order of Service:
Divine Service 1, page 151


Job 38:1-11

Psalm 124

2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Mark 4:35-41

Lutherans for Life – Life Thought:
Godly fathers protect and preserve and provide (Psalm 124:1-6; Job 38:4, 8-11). Godly fathers do not suggest their daughters abort surprise pregnancies. Godly fathers do not stand idly by and let the mothers of their children make life-ending choices. Godly fathers do not keep silent as a culture of selfishness threatens their loved ones. Godly fathers speak truth and show love and share life!


Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, And his greatness is unsearchable. On your wondrous works, I will meditate, And I will declare your greatness.

Serving the Lord with Gladness Today:

Joann Rosenfeld
Altar Guild:
Kris Willmsen, Dawn Hardel
Gaylan Hardel
Gaylan Willis (head usher)
John Wentzlaff, Ryan Marben, Ben Willmsen, Mark Hardel

Upcoming Events at St. John’s:
Today (June 20)
9:00 am Worship
10:00 am Refreshments by the LWML
5:30 pm Deadline for Bulletin information
Sunday (June 27)
9:00 am Worship with Holy Communion

Full Calendar

Last Week at St. John’s:
At Worship: —
Offering: $527.00

Today (June 20) – The Ladies Aid will be serving refreshments after worship as a thank you to everyone in our congregation who has so generously contributed to the mission projects of the LWML.

Congratulations to Pastor Ruckman on the 35th Anniversary of his ordination on Tuesday, June 22nd. A celebration will be held in the future to commemorate this.

LWML Bike Ride Update: The LWMLer from Michigan that is biking from Gaylord, MI to Lexington, KY to attend the LWML convention: She got as far as Dayton, Ohio on Friday afternoon and is spending the weekend with her daughter. She will start out again on Monday for three more days of riding before getting to Lexington, KY on Wednesday afternoon

LWML Convention Online: If you would like to take in the LWML convention, you can view the live stream through a link at www.lwml.org. The opening worship service will be on Thursday evening at 6 pm Central Daylight time. The mission grants will be announced on Friday. The closing worship service will be at 10 am Central Daylight time. Please keep the LWML in your prayers as they meet this week..

Cemetery – Flower pots and flowers are being stolen from our cemetery. If anybody has had this happen, please let Wayne Schneider know.

A Cool Activity – If it’s too hot to do things outside, you can always be working on items for this year’s Silent Auction for Mites in October. What kind of new and interesting items can you come up with that others would like to purchase while supporting the mites projects of the LWML?

Cleaning List – The cleaning list is up on the bulletin board. More people are needed to sign up and help clean the church. It doesn’t matter how many people are coming or not coming, the church still needs to be cleaned. Sign up early to get the month you want!

The Lutheran Hour – “Clearly Christian: Spiritual” With Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. God is above all, but that doesn’t mean material “stuff” is somehow beneath Him. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the unique nature of Christian spirituality. (Genesis 1:31). Listen every Sunday at 12:30 pm to the Lutheran Hour broadcast on KDUZ 1260 AM Radio or anytime at lhm.org/lutheranhour

Main Street Living is a weekly television/online program of a modified Lutheran Worship service – led by a different local LCMS pastor each week. This week, worship with Rev. Michael Michalk from Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Mound, MN. His message titled “Peace—Be Still” will be based upon Mark 4:35-41. Watch each Sunday from 9:30-10:00 am on WFTC (Channel 29), Fox 9+(Channel 9-2), or anytime at Main Street Living.

KFUO Radio, a media ministry extension of LCMS congregations, shares Christ for you anytime, anywhere on KFUO.org via worship services, Bible and theology studies, practical talk programs, and sacred music.

CHRIST FOR YOU this week on KFUO.org: Worship with us in Daily Chapel services weekdays at 10:00 a.m., study Jeremiah 21-24 on Sharper Iron’s “A Time to Destroy and a Time to Build” (weekdays at 8:00 a.m.), and study 2 Kings 14-18 on Thy Strong Word (weekdays at 11:00 a.m.). Find these programs on demand at kfuo.org, the KFUO Radio app, or wherever you get your podcasts!