Thursday, August 2, 2012

DEVOTION: (from Pastor)
(Note: I am going to try to write more of these myself so that I can communicate the Gospel to you more often.) 
In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."  John 16:33
Trouble seems to be all around us.  We can't seem to escape it.  It's in just about every part of our news.  It causes us sleepless nights and anxiety ridden days.  The bad news is that as long as there is sin in the world there will be trouble and tribulation in the world. 
The good news is that Jesus has overcome the world.  He came to earth, lived a perfect life, died a perfect death, and rose to life again in complete perfection.  HE HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD!!
So we are able to say with the Apostle Paul, "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain."  How are you living?  Are you living in Christ?  Are you living as if Christ has overcome the world or are you still in despair over all the bad stuff going on in the world and maybe even in your own life? 
I encourage you to live in Christ.  Notice, I didn't say "for" Christ, I said "in" Christ.  There is a big difference.  One is full of expectation and pressure, the other is full of peace and joy.  One is out of love and forgiveness, the other is out of a sense of obligation and compulsion. 

I urge you today to think about what it means for you to live in Christ and what kind of a difference it could make on your outlook, your demeanor, your relationships, and you witness to Christ's love!  Take heart and live in Christ, because Christ has overcome the world FOR YOU! 
Prayer:  Lord God, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me.  Help me to realize mor eand more ech day that you have overcome this dark and sinful world for me so that I may live in peace despite a crumbling world around me.  Amen.
LAST WEEK'S QUIZ:  What did God tell jeremiah that he was not allowed to do in Jeremiah 16? no mourning, no marrying, no feasting.... to show the Israelites the seriousness of the trouble they were in.
TODAY'S QUIZ: What happened to the temple as a result of Jeremiah's preaching?
Question: Which words of the Apostles' Creed describe  the stages of Christ's humiliation?
Answer: Conceived of the Holy SPirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
Thurs- Worship at Jonesburg Nursing Home 10:30; Alzheimers Caregivers support group 1pm; RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 3-7pm
Fri- nothing
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- worship 9; Sunday school and Bible class 10:15; worship 11am 
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE TODAY 3-7pm  If anyone can come help set up around 1:30 today it would be greatly appreciated.
Reports are that blood supply is at a 15 year low.  We need to step it up to help out.  If you are able to give, please make an appoint with Marilyn today 456-2888 or just come by and they will fit you in!!!  Thanks to Denise Schlesslemann for heading this up!
Registration begins at 7am. 
Shotgun start at 8am. 
Lunch (burgers and brats) and awards at 1pm. 
4 person scramble.
$50 per person includes: golf with cart, drink tickets, lunch, attendance gifts, a chance to win a prize
$10 if you just want to do lunch.
All proceeds go to LITTLE LAMBS PRESCHOOL.
Call Alan Hofeldt at 456-3070 or email him at to sign up.
Jonathan Edwards, Deanna Edwards, and Rose Gilley make up Southern Heritage.  It is good old fashioned southern gospel music!  Make plans to attend right now!  Go to to check them out and to get a sampling of their music.  I am hoping for a big crowd.  The concert is free, but a free will offering will be taken to help this group continue to spread the Gospel wherever they go. 
3. FIVE 14 REVOLUTION at 7pm at the Chesterfield Amphitheater
This is a free contemporary Christian rock concert at the Chesterfield Amphitheater especially for young people.  Acts like Taylor Perry, Mynista, and Of Time and Tide will be performing.  Check it out at
I really need some adults to chaperone any kids who want to go!  Please call me at 359-1061 to let me know if you are willing!!!

What a great opportunity to support a mission right here!  If you don't want to do the golf outing, but you still want to help Little Lambs just put a check in the offering plate that is specifically designated to Little Lambs.  They start school on August 16.  
Aug 4- Perricone
Aug 5- 8:30- Denise Schlesselmann                       11- Mckenzie
Aug 11-  Mckenzie
Aug 12- 8:30- Don and Ann Panhorst                      11-
Aug 18- Perricone
Aug 19- 8:30-  Julie Schaumberg                     11-
Aug 25- Pam
Aug 26- 8:30-                       11- Mckenzie
Sept 1- Perricone
Sept 2- 8:30-                        11-
Sept 8- Mckenzie
Sept 9- 8:30-  Denise                      11-
Sept 15- Pam
Sept 16- 8:30- Julie S                       11-
Sept 22- Pam
Sept 23- 8:30-                       11- Perricone
Sept 29- Mckenzie
Sept 30- 8:30-                       11-
Oct 6- Perricone
Oct 7- 8:30- Denise                          11-
Oct 13- Pam
Oct 14- 8:30-                         11-
Oct 20- Perricone
Oct 21- 8:30-  Julie S.                        11- Mckenzie
Oct 27- Mckenzie
Oct 28- 8:30-                          11-
Nov. 3- Pam
Nov. 4-  8:30- Denise                          11- Perricone
Nov. 10- Perricone
Nov. 11- 8:30-                         11-
Nov. 17- Mckenzie
Nov. 18- 8:30-  Julie S.                       11-
Nov. 24- Mckenzie 
Nov. 25- 8:30-                         11- Perricone
Dec. 1- Perricone
Dec. 2- 8:30- Denise                          11-
Dec. 5- (Midweek Advent 1) Mckenzie
Dec. 8- Pam
Dec. 9- 8:30-                            11-
Dec. 12- (Midweek Advent 2) Mckenzie
Dec. 15- Perricone
Dec. 16- 8:30- Julie S.                          11-
Dec. 19- (Midweek Advent 3)  mckenzie
Dec. 22- Pam
Dec. 23- 8:30-  Mckenzie                        11-
Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve)  7pm    Mckenzie                        11pm- Perricone
Dec. 25 (Christmas day) 9am
For thanksgiving for PAUL TOEDEBUSCH as his checkup showed no cancer yesterday.
For thanksgiving for MY MOM, that her knee replacement surgery went well this morning.
For JIM RAHN as he undergoes surgery to repair a belly button hernia today.
For FARMERS AND MANY OTHERS WHO DEPEND ON WATER FOR THEIR LIVELIHOOD, as they all deal with this severe drought.
FOR KEN WAGNER as he is recovering well at Delmar Gardens from a broken hip.
For DOLORES DEBLAZE who continues to deal with treatments for cancer.
For GENE SIEBOLD as he recovers from all of his cancer treatments as they are done, and as he awaits the results of those treatments to see if they did the trick.
For BOB LAMPEN, Karin Klaustermeier's dad, as he is struggling with his chemotherapy.
For JEANETTE KOEHLER who is continuing her therapy at Troy Nursing Home.

Prayer of Thanksgiving for Paul Toedebusch!!

Thanks be to God. Paul had the scope screening yesterday and all showed clear to the naked eye.  We go back Oct 31 for another scope and CT scan.


Mary Sue Toedebusch

Realtor Consultant

Century 21 Luetkenhaus

(636)359-0053 - Cell

(636) 980-2121 Office




another prayer request

Please pray for Jim Rahn as he is having hernia surgery today. 

prayer request for Pastor's mom

Please pray for my mom, Debby Klaustermeier, as she is havinng knee replaccement surgery today.