Thank you from Paul and Mary Sue Toedebusch

From Paul and Mary Sue Toedebusch:
A big thank you to all of you who have sent cards, letters, and  emails, as well as all of the wonderful prayers that many have sent to God on our behalf.  It is all greatly appreciated.  God's blessings to you all!

Mary Sue Toedebusch

Realtor Consultant

Century 21 Luetkenhaus

(636)359-0053 - Cell

(636) 980-2121 Office




Mon,, June 11, 2012

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

In 1963, David Bradley, representing his classmates, the first graduating class of Cranston High School in Rhode Island, wrote a prayer. The prayer became a banner. It reads thusly:

"Our Heavenly Father. Grant us each day the desire to do our best. To grow mentally and morally as well as physically. To be kind and helpful to our classmates and teachers. To be honest with ourselves as well as with others. Help us to be good sports and smile when we lose as well as when we win. Teach us the value of true friendship. Help us always to conduct ourselves so as to bring credit to Cranston High School West. Amen."

For 50 years that prayer banner had been hung on display, but not any longer.

Jessica Ahlquist, a senior at that high school has won her battle against the institution having religious displays. As a result, the banner is to be removed. For her efforts, Ahlquist is receiving the Humanist Pioneer Award. She is joined in that "honor" by Damon Fowler, who successfully protested the graduation prayer at his school: Bastrop High School in Texas.

Sadly, these young people are only doing what they have been taught is right. They have been trained in the way an irreligious society thinks they should go, and they are not departing from that path. In their minds they have been good citizens.

Thinking about this sad state of affairs, I found myself asking, I wonder what the founding fathers would say about what these young folks have done? Would they not say, "freedom of religion" is not the same thing as "freedom from religion"?

Then, as long as I was wondering, I wished they could visit with William Murray. He is the son of atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair. It was in his name that his mother fought and won the case which effectively banished prayer from America's state schools.

Today, Murray regrets that battle. He regrets the souls which have been lost because of that case.

You see, somewhere between then and now, the Holy Spirit put faith into the heart of William Murray. Indeed, today he acknowledges his faith in the Savior and has dedicated himself to the organization which he has founded: the Religious Freedom Coalition.

We can only pray the same conversion will come to Ahlquist, Fowler, and the millions of other young people whose minds are being filled with facts, but whose hearts are a barren wilderness, devoid of faith and a life of thanksgiving to their Savior.

Today we pray -- while there is still time for them and our country -- that these young folks may come to the realization that Jesus Christ is their Savior and with faith in Him there is assurance of an eternity in heaven as well as a better life here on earth.

THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, forgive those who, not knowing what they are doing, are teaching the next generations that they can find peace and hope in themselves. Let them learn that without a Redeemer life has little purpose and no hope for eternity. In Jesus' Name I ask it. Amen. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:   Who was Gehazi?  He was the servant of Elisha  (Good job once again, Doug and Dianne)
TODAy'S QUIZ:  How did Jehoram die?
Question:  How do you know that Jesus Christ is true God?"
Answer: Because the Scriptures clearly call Him God, teaching the following:
a. Jesus had Divine names
b. Jesus possesses divine attributes
     1. eternal
     2. unchangeable
     3. almighty
     4. all knowing
     5. omnipresent
c.  Jesus does divine works
Mon- Whispering Pines worship 10am
Tues- Bible class 11:30-12:15; ALPHA 6:30-8:15; Trustees meeting 7pm
Wed- NEWSLETTER DEADLINE (Get all your newsletter stuff in!!!)
Thurs- nothing
Fri- Pastor and family leave on vacation
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- worship 9; Sunday school and Bible class 10:15; worship 11am
Sunday school will meet in the preschool room this Sunday to paint suncatchers and watch the Good Samaritan story.  Bring your kids to have fun and learn more about Jesus!  Don't take a summer vacation from worship, faith, and the church!
Please email, text or call Pastor to tell him you are coming and what food you will be bringing for the potluck. 
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!
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!!!
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!!
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!!
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!!!!
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 JUNE IS Warrenton Community Home Repair Ministry. 
This organization helps needy families or individuals make their dwellings safer or more livable.  This gives us the opportunity to use our time, talents, and treasure.  For those unable to participate with time or talents, donations are accepted for project materials.  Continue to watch this email and your bulletin for opportunities to serve in this way when projects become available.  If you care to donat eto this worthwhile ministry you may use a designated envelope celarly marked for this ministry. 
A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING FOR JONAS BORCHERT, whose cancer is in remission!!!!
For GENE SIEBOLD as he has begun cheomotherapy treatments for esophogeal cancer.
For PAM BROWN who fractured her back on Saturday, she is recovering at Progress West and should be able to go home this week. 
For KARIN KLAUSTERMEIER'S DAD, BOB LAMPEN, as he has his second round of chemo this week.
For CAROLINE BUELTMANN who is recovering at her daughter's home from some heart troubles and is doing much better.
For PAUL TOEDEBUSCH as he has finished his treatments for cancer and is awaiting tests to see if they have done the job.
For DOLORES DEBLAZE as she deals with chemo treatments for stage four lung cancer.   
For JEANETTE KOEHLER who is recovering well at the Cedars from a broken hip.