And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work He had done for Israel. Judges 2:10
One of the great things about being a grandparent is being able to indulge the grandchildren.
Of course, a grandparent can take things too far.
As evidence of that, I share the story of two grandparents who were recently arrested. Paul and Belinda Berloni were taken into custody for pulling their seven-year-old granddaughter in her plastic Hot Wheels car. She was wearing a swimming suit and no protective gear.
Oh, I forgot.
They were pulling their granddaughter behind their sports utility vehicle. The grandfather was driving, and the grandmother was sitting in the back with the hatch door up, cheering her grandchild on. Apparently, both had been drinking.
The arrest record relates that the grandparents said, "They were just having fun and had been doing it all day."
Now, I'm relatively sure the parents and grandparents who are reading this devotion have never done anything this crazy. On the other hand, there are times when we may fail to set an example for those young ones who are walking in our footsteps.
Apparently, that was the situation after Joshua died. It says that after the leader and those who had fought with him had left this earth, the next generation managed to forget everything the Lord had done.
In some ways, I believe this is the story of present-day North America. For generations we knew and recognized the Lord's hand and bounty. Now we are discovering more and more people who have concluded this great land has been created and is sustained by our own strength and human will. It hasn't and it isn't.
This is why, Christian parents and grandparents, I encourage you to spend a little extra time teaching your young ones about the Lord's handiwork in their lives. Teach them of all He has done for them and for our nation.
And don't pull them in their Hot Wheels behind your SUV.
THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, help us remember all You have done for us and share it with those who are coming after us. In Jesus' Name. Amen
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: What type of literature is the book of Proverbs? Didactic poetry (Great job as always, Doug, Dianne, and Sandy..... in that order)
TODAY'S QUIZ: According to Proverbs 17:14 what should we do with a quarrel? And also, what does it says every fool is quick to do in 20:13?
Question: Why do we close the explanation to the first article with the words, "This is most certainly true."
Answer: Everything I confess in this article is plainly taught in God's Word, Holy Scripture. therefore, I firmly believe it.
Mon- strategic planning meeting- 6:30
Tues- quilters 9-2; Bible study 11:30-12:15; ALPHA 6:30
Wed- Meeting for those going on the Indiana mission trip 7pm
Fri- assemble newsletter 9am
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- worship 9; Sunday school and Bible class 10:15; worship 11am
SUNDAY WORSHIP TIME FOR THE EARLY SERVICE WILL CHANGE ON JULY 1to 8:30am!!!
The voters approved the continuation of the 11am service and to move the early service time to 8:30 beginning July 1, to provide more time in between services for Bible class and Sunday school.
Let's continue to praise the Lord wherever we are! God is good ALL THE TIME, and all the time GOD IS GOOD!
MONEY GIFT SURVEY
A survey has been placed in your mailboxes to ask your opinion as to how to spend the remainder of a trust we received a few months ago for $140,000. Please fill them out and place them in the box provided by this Sunday, May 27, so that we can take care of this matter in a timely and God pleasing manner!
NEW MEMBER LUNCHEON WILL BE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE LATE SERVICE.
All of our new members are invited as guests!!!
All of our other, long term members, are asked to join us and to bring a dish to share!!!
This will be a wonderful time to get to know each other and to join together in fun and fellowship!
Please sign up on the sign up sheet on the counter in the narthex.
WIDOW'S GROUP TO START JUNE 10!!!
Did you know that there are close to 30 widows in our congregation? Wouldn't it be great if they all got together to enjoy one another's company, to support each other, and to pray for each other? Evelyn Sherman is starting a widow's SOCIAL TIME at her house beginning June 10 at 1:30pm. Please call her at 456-4734 if you want to join this group at their first time together. This is for widows only!! Her address 1504 Angela Ct. in Warrenton.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WILL BE JULY 16-20!!! 5:30-8pm each night!!! Our theme is going to be "Jump In with Jesus"
We will review and learn about some of the many Bible stories that take place in and around water.
Mark your calendars today to attend and to help out if you are able! This is a great fellowship and growing time for all who get involved!!!
CAMP, FLOAT, OR FEAST TRIP ON JUNE 22-24
Our fellowship group is planning a float trip for June 22-24!!! Mark your calendars now! You can just come for the Saturday evening meal or to camp, or you can just come for the float trip on Sunday morning. Or you can do ALL THREE! It is all up to you! If you have any questions at all, please call Teresa Scott at 636-359-0274 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org!!
THE CHURCH DIRECTORY WILL BE UPDATED THIS SUMMER
If you have a new address or phone number please, please, please call Marilyn and let her know. Or just reply to this email and I will get her the corrected info!! Thank you!!
MISSION AND SERVICE TRIP TO SOUTHERN INDIANA AND NORTHERN KENTUCKY JULY 8-14
There is still room for just about anyone to go!!! You need to be 14 years old or be accompanied by a parent.
Please call Pastor at 359-1061 if you want to go! It is going to be a great time.
Accomodations will be a Best Western while we are there.
We are going to be working hard to clean up and repair many people's homes throughout the week!! NO SLACKERS OR LAZY PEOPLE NEED APPLY! There will be plenty for everyone to do regardless of skill level or ability! I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO SIGN UP TODAY!!!!
ALPHA CLASS EVERY TUESDAY AT 6:30 PM!!!
All are welcome to join us every Tuesday to learn more about our own faith, to learn about the world around us, and to grow in the Spirit and in fellowship with each other.
STEWARDSHIP SPOLIGHT FOR THE MONTH OF MAY IS LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF AND HUMAN CARE
Lutheran World Relief is often the first to arrive when disaster strikes in this country and around the world. If you care to donate to this cause make your checks payable to St John's and clearly makr the designated envelope for Lutheran World Relief. As always these donations should be over and above your normal tithes and offerings.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
For the FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MARGIE GLASTETTER, Marcella Linke's mother, as she passed from death ot life last Thursday evening.