Adult singers who would like to sing on Sunday, April 10th during worship should contact Barb Dreyer at 456-8278, or just show up to the balcony tomorrow at 8:30.
Peace to all!
DEVOTION: But for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge, that I may tell of all Your works. Psalm 73:28
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
The salvation story of Jesus Christ reaches around the world. So that the readers of our Daily Devotion may see the power of the Savior on a global scale, we have asked the volunteers of our International Ministry Centers to write our Friday devotions. We pray that the Spirit may touch your day through their words.
In Christ, I remain, His servant and yours,
Kenneth R. Klaus
Speaker of The Lutheran Hour
Recently, a teenage boy from England wanted to meet the renowned Ethiopian athlete Haile Gebrselassi.
The lad asked if we could take him to the athlete so he might take a photo with him.
It is not an easy thing to do. Now you should know, not only is Gebrselassi a long-time world record holder in the five- and ten-thousand-meter long-distance run, he is also busy training, is a high-ranking businessman, and has a steady stream of important visitors. His luxurious office is full of staff and secretaries who will not allow you in without an appointment.
Since we knew how difficult making arrangements for a visit would be, we contacted the athlete through a middleman. It was a wise thing to do. The young boy did meet the champion, interviewed him and had his photo taken with the great runner.
As we left, the boy was thrilled and exclaimed, "My friends will be jealous when they see this!"
Now if it takes that much work to meet an athlete, what do you think it might take for us to meet and talk with the almighty God, the Creator of heaven and earth?
Not secretaries, but angels, archangels and hosts of heaven who adore and worship Him day and night surround His throne.
We might try to get to God all on our own. Sadly, and because of sin, we will find the heavens will not open easily for us. Indeed, they will not open at all if it's just for us.
No, the only way possible for us to meet our Creator is through His Son, Jesus Christ. The Savior who gave His life as the ransom price to win our freedom from sin, death and the devil has freed us from our sin. Clothed in this new and clean robe of righteousness, the Lord Jesus brings us before the heavenly throne.
Indeed, this is exactly what happens. The Bible says, "For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5). Even more, Jesus said to His disciples, "And I will do whatever you ask in My Name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask Me for anything in My Name, and I will do it" (John 14:13-14).
The reconciliation we need with God comes only through Jesus. "For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, that through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the cross" (Colossians 1:19-20).
THE PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, I give thanks to You for sending Your Son to be my Redeemer. Trusting in Him I am forgiven and able to come before You without the taint of sin. I give thanks for this great gift you have given. In the Name of Jesus I pray it. Amen.
Biography of Author: Today's devotion was written by Berhanu Moges, director of Berhan Media Ministry in Ethiopia, otherwise known as Lutheran Hour Ministries-Ethiopia. Established in 1996 in the capital of Addis Ababa, LHM-Ethiopia spreads the Gospel in this country of 85 million through evangelism rallies, Bible Correspondence Courses (BCC) and the Equipping the Saints (ETS) program working in partnership with church congregations to organize these workshops.
TODAY'S QUIZ: Where is Megiddo?__________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Question: Why are we to receive this Sacrament often?
a. Christ commands, or urgently invites us, saying, "This do in remembrance of me."
b. GHis Words, "Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins" promise and offer us great blessings;
c. we need the forgiveness of our sins and the strength for a new and holy life.
Mon- Dave Callies, Don Hance, Amber Klott, Cindy WIlliams
Tues- Heather Coleman
Wed- Tim Scott
Thurs- Colton Figura, Pat Puckett, Wendell Roehrs
Fri- Rhonda Hoelscher, Mikki Morris
Sat- Walt Dieckmann
Sun- Kyle Owenby, Joyce Pietzschke
Tues- Jeff and Christine Winn
Sun- Norbert and Donna Heitgerd
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun-= Bible study 8am; worship 9am; Sunday school and Bible study 10:30
Projector- Sat- Mauch; Sun- Peper
Elder- Sat- Jim Rahn; Sun- Winter
Ushers- Boeger, Schulze, Sherman, Nolte
Lay reader- Sat- Mauch; Sun- Nolte
Altar- Setup- Luebke cleanup- Frick
Tellers- Team #3
PROJECTOR SCHEDULE NEEDS TO BE FILLED!!!
Let's keep this going till every date is signed and accounted for:
Let's keep this going till every date is signed and accounted for:
March 12- McKenzie
RELIEF EFFORTS UNDERWAY IN JAPAN with LCMS World Relief
The folks in Japan have been dealing with the effects of a very severe earthquake that caused a lot of destruction. We truly need to continue to help them in any way we can. Go to LCMS.org/help to see how you can help.
WEDNESDAY LENTEN SUPPERS ARE HOSTED BY OUR JR AND SR HI YOUTH GROUPS
Thrivent will match all of the money we raise from our Lenten Dinners! Please support your youth group throughout the Lenten Season!
March 23- roast pork, vegetable, stuffing, rolls, applesauce, dessert
March 30- Baked potato bar with all the fixin's, salad, dessert
April 6- Chicken pot pie, salad, peaches, dessert
April 13- taco bar, chips and salsa, fruit salad, dessert
WANNA GO TO THE CARDS GAME ON APRIL 2?
Lutheran Day at Busch Stadium is coming up quick! It is Saturday, April 2. The game starts at 3:10pm. Denise Schlesselman has volunteered to drive the church bus for all who wish to go. Tickets are $20 for the left field pavillion seats. It is opening weekend and the first 12,000 kids 15 and under will receive a free 28" (that is full size if you were wondering) Rawlings bat. Sign up ont eh sign up sheet on the bulletin board across from the church office or just all the church office and we'll sign you up. More details to come soon about when sign up and money have to be in.
LUTHERAN MALARIA INITIATIVE IS THE MISSION FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH
Hundreds of people are infected with and die from the dreaded disease of malaria. Malaria is easily preventable and also curable, but many folks cannot afford either the injections or the mosquito nets that are necessary. Our LCMS congregations are all working together to provide the necessary things for these people. Please give to this very worthwhile cause!
TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP GROUP'S NEXT TRIP IS TO CHARLESTON, MO TO THE AZALEA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL ON SAT., APRIL 16.
Sign up sheet is in the narthex.
OUR YOUTH GROUP CONTINUES TO COLLECT FOOD ITEMS FOR GOD CARES MINISTRY
There continues to be great need in Warren County! Many people are homeless. Many people are without work Many children are suffering. Please bring your items to the church narthex and place them in the tub with the sign on it underneath the coat rack.
PRAYER REQUESTS: (Please reply to this email to have prayer requests posted.)
For ED KOHRS as he recovers from hip replacement surgery.
For MARILYN FOSTER as she meets with a new hand surgeon today.
For LIL WINTER, who is recovering after a brief hospitalization due to intestinal problems.
For VERNON HEICHELBECH as he continues to recover from a fall.
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