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Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
Arlington, Minnesota

Pastor Gary Ruckman
Church: 507-964-2400

The Third Sunday in Lent
March 15, 2020

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

Order of Service:  Service of Prayer and Preaching, page 260
Old Testament Canticle is Hymn 936
New Testament Canticle is Hymn 524

Hymns: 812, 936, 855 (v. 1, 10, 3, 4), 524, 924

Old Testament – Exodus 17:1-7
Epistle – Romans 5:1-8
Holy Gospel – John 4:5-26

Sermon:  The Greatest Need   John 4:5-26

O Come, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God

Serving the Lord with Gladness Today:

Barb Hardel
Altar Guild:
Cheyenne Bernstein, Carol Renneke
Gaylan Hardel
Glen Hardel (head usher), Jerry Bernstein, Tome Wentzlaff, Jeff Hardel

Upcoming Events at St. John’s:
9:00 am  Sunday School & Bible Class
10:00 am  Worship
4:30 pm  Confirmation
6:00 pm Supper
7:00 pm  Lenten Worship
5:30 pm  Bulletin Deadline
9:00 am  Sunday School & Bible Class
10:00 am  Worship with Holy Communion
After Worship:  Potluck Dinner

Full Calendar

Snow Shoveling this week:

Last Week at St. John’s:
Wednesday, March 4
At Worship:  26  Offering: $265
Lenten Supper: $60  Missions: $170
Sunday, March 8:
At Worship:  34  Offering: $1030  Missions:  $10

The snow shoveling list is on the bulletin board.  Have you picked your week(s) for shoveling?

The list to clean the church is also on the bulletin board.  Have you picked a month help?

On Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 pm St. Paul’s LWML, Green Isle will hold Music for Meals – a fundraiser for the Sibley County FoodShare Program. There will be a variety of local musical entertainment with refreshments following the program. Admission is a monetary donation or non-perishable food items of suggested value of at least $5.00 per person. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, March 29th.

On Sunday, March 29 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm Peace Lutheran Church, Arlington will be holding their Spring Luncheon and Bake Sale. There is a poster on the bulletin board with all of the details.  CANCELED

There is still one Wednesday night supper without hosts.  It is on April 1st.  Will you be the ones to serve that evening?

The speaker for the Arlington Zone LWML Spring Rally on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at St. Peter’s, Gibbon will be Monica Groves, Mission Advancement Director for The Dwelling Place.  Items to be collected for the at the gathering include: basic household supplies – fragrance free laundry detergent, cleaning and disinfectant wipes, unscented baby friendly laundry detergent, all sizes of zip lock bags, aluminum foil, mops, brooms, dustpans, toilet paper, and paper towels.  CANCELED

The Annual LLL Men’s Club Pancake Supper will be April 19th.

The Ladies Aid is planning a Quilt Show for April 26th. If you have any quilts that you would allow us to display, please let Joann know. This will be in place of the style shows we have held for the past several years.

Winter is a good time to get started on your projects for the Silent Auction for Mites that will be held from October 4th through November 22nd. What special talents do you have that you can share with others in our congregation? What do you make that people might like to purchase for gifts?

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.


Listen to The Lutheran Hour

  • “Glorious Confiscation”
  • WCCO 830 AM, Sunday @ 6:05 AM
  • KDUZ 1260 AM, Sunday @ 12:30 PM
  • KJLY 104.5 FM, Sunday @ 6:00