St. John's Group Email prayer request

Please pray for Tiffany, good friend of Joy Schien, who is dealing with thyroid cancer.  
Blessings on your evening!

St. John's Group Email Wednesday, September 14, 2011

DEVOTION:   (This devotion is from Lutheran Hour Ministries)
And (Jesus) said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in His Name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem." Luke 24:46-47

Sometimes nations, sometimes countries, sometimes churches, sometimes people think too small.

That is a criticism which cannot be leveled against Domino's Pizza.

You see Domino's has employed a construction firm, Maeda Corporation, to figure out what it will cost to put a Domino's pizza place on the moon. Yes, you heard that right: on the moon.

Maeda has come up with an estimate of $14 billion. Most of that money will go to the purchase of 15 rockets which will deliver 70 tons of building material and pizza-making equipment to earth's satellite. Domino's thinks it can cut some costs by using the moon's native mineral deposits to make the concrete for its two-story restaurant.

Just about the only thing Domino's hasn't figured out is when this giant venture will begin.

Nobody can accuse Domino's of thinking too small.

And nobody can accuse the Lord of small thinking either.

Imagine yourself standing with Jesus near the Mount of Ascension. You have seen Him do many miracles. You have seen Him rise from the dead. He has done spectacular things to bring about the salvation of sinful humankind.

Now, shortly before He is going to leave you He says, "Fellows, you know I had to suffer, die and rise. That's been done. Now I want you to tell people to repent of their sins and receive the forgiveness I have won. Oh, one more thing, I'd like you to start here in Jerusalem and take that Good News to every nation in the entire world."

That's a pretty tall order for a handful of fishermen and friends.

Still, it is the way God works. When Jesus came to this world, He came to carry the sins of everyone. When He died, He died to save everyone, and now He wants everyone to know they can be saved.

Thinking big. That's the way God thinks. I pray we think big as well.

THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, forgive the times I have been timid and terrified; erase the days my witness has been half-hearted or not at all. Instead, empower me with the Good News of great joy -- the news the world, quite literally, is dying to hear: we have a Savior and there is life eternal for all who believe. In Jesus' Name, I pray it. Amen.
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:  Who was Bildad?
GOOD JOB DIANNE HANCE!!!   (I should give her a week's worth of first places because she actually looks up the answers in her Concordia Study Bible!)
TODAY'S QUIZ: Fill in the blank:   Eliphaz the _____________.  (Hint: It is where Eliphaz was from.)
CATECHISM QUIZ:  (Find the answer first and win some candy!!)
TODAY: Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy
Question:  What does this mean?
No one answered this one so I will keep it up for one more day!
Wed- ministerial alliance meeting 9-10; bell choir 6:30; choir 7:30
Thurs- Circuit pastors meeting 9-noon
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- Bible study 8am; worship 9am; Bible study 10:30; elders 11:30
You can get registration forms and even register online at!   
$35 for golf!!
Reduced cost of $25 if you only want to be up there on Saturday. 
It is one of the highlights of my year.  Great golf, even better food, and excellent friends all gathered together in the fellowship of God and His Word.  Call 359-1061 or email me to ask all the questions you want. 
Just a few spots left in October and November to do the projector!!!


1- mckenzie

2- Panhorst



9- Winn



16- Heitgerd


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23- Schaumberg


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12- Mauch






23- (Thanksgiving Eve) mckenzie

24- (Thanksgiving Day)


26- Mauch


1. Sunday, September 25- Lead worship; I need ushers, a reader and some song leaders.  Let me know if you are interested.
2. Sept 30 and October 1- Firstfruits weekend at the ROCK.  Pastor Randy Wilken invites groups to come down to St. Louis on the first weekend of each month to serve, worship, and fellowship with other Christians from around the area.  We are signed up to go down there Friday, Sept 30 and Sat, Oct 1!  It is an unforgetable and wonderful experience.  Make plans ot attend!
3. Last Sunday of each month- HANGING OUT WITH PASTOR- We will meet at different time and at different locations throughout the year to have some fun and to get into God's Word.  In August we will meet to clean up the highway and have a picnic after worship.  Most of the time we will meet on Sunday evenings. 
Invite your friends to all of these things.  It is a great way for them to see that Christianity is pretty cool and can be a lot of fun! 
PRAYERS: (If I have missed anyone please let me know.)
For LIL WINTER who is home and recovering well!  She will have to have another minor procedure in a few weeks.    
For PAUL TOEDEBUSCH who begins chemotherapy treatments this Thursday.
For JERRICA PARK (WILLIAMS) and her new baby. (A prayer of thanksgiving)
For CAROL KOHRS as she is dealing with severe back and neck pain.
For DAVE KOHRS as he is dealing with cancer in his abdomen.
For PEGGY GILKEY who is recovering from knee replacement surgery.
For JONAS BORCHERT, grandson of Don Nolte, who continues to be up and down because of chemotherapy treatments.   
OUR CHURCH as we continue the CARE PROCESS.  

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