Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

DEVOTION: So I was left alone gazing at this great vision;  I ha dno strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless.  Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep lseep, face to the ground.   A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.  He said, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you."  And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling."  Daniel 10:7-9
Daniel was in the very presence of God.  You can tell by how he was totally helpless, on his hands and knees, and trembling.  At the same time, we are in the very presence of God, but no one sees us on our hands and knees, trembling before the Lord. 
We don't realize often enough how much God sees us and everything we do.  If we did realize it we would definitely tremble at His presence a whole lot more.  We would fall to the ground paralyzed with fear.  We would most certainly bow our heads in shame when we realize how much we have truly offended God. 
Maybe it is time that we all realize God's presence and omniscience a bit more so that we don't get too full of ourselves and too self righteous.  What do you think?  Is that a good idea for your life today?  For me it always is. 
Prayer:  Lord God humble us according to Your will that you might lift us up!  Amen.  
THURSDAY'S QUIZ: Who was the Babylonian king during the time of Daniel? Belshazzar

MONDAY'S QUIZ: What happened to Daniel in the third year of Cyrus king of Persia?
Question: What is the basis of our faith and life in Christ?
Answer: "he is risen from the dead, lives and reigns to all eternity."  
Mon- Confirmation 5-6:15pm
Tues- Quilters 9-2; Bible study 11:30-12:15
Wed- High school youth meeting in youth room 6-8pm
Fri- Assemble newsletter 9am; Men's retreat leaves for Mark Twain Lake
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; worship 11am

The topic is Mental Health for Volunteers.  Guest speakers will be Ralph Hellebusch, Warren County Ambulance District and Denny & Jenny Quinn, Charrette Baptist Church.  The Quinns have been involved in emergency and disaster relief for some time and have many interesting and helpful experiences to share.  We hope to see everyone there to learn from their experiences.


Tuesday, September 25.  Dinner at 6:00 pm, Discussion 6:30 – 7:30.  Please call 456-7474 to let them know you are coming asap!

THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE MEN'S RETREAT COMING UP SEPTEMBER 28-30.  THE COST IS NOW $50 FOR THE RETREAT AND ANOTHER $35 FOR GOLF IF YOU ARE GOING TO PLAY!!!!   The 10th annual T-3 (trap, tackle, and tees) retreat is coming up September 28-30!!  The cost is $45 for lodging and meals.  (You can get a hotel room or bring your own camper or tent if you wish to have your own lodging.) $35 for our 2 person scramble golf tourney.  There is also a fishing tournament, skeet shooting, a guided tour of Mark Twain Lake and forest, hiking, biking, and much, much more.  All that plus some of the best food you can eat and the best Bible studies and worship times you can have at a camp!  It is a time that you will never forget!  I will give the first one besides me to sign up my special (pastor) room that I get every year. 
 I (pastor) am going!  I wouldn't miss it for the world.  Let me know if you want to go. 
Could you use some help in learning how to deal with your children?  Want to have fun, laugh, and get some encouragement at the same time?  Come to the "From Me to We" class in the Sunday school room closest to the closet this Sunday and grow!
Go to to learn more about what our Synod is doing in the way of spreading the Gospel globally!!

For ERNA VANHORN who has been moved to Warrenton Manor Nursing Home.
For CAL TAMELER as he is having serious eye surgery next week.
For STEVE MCDOWELL as he had eye surgery yesterday to repair a detached retina.
For DOLORES DEBLAZE as she is still dealing with pain and pain medications.   
For BOB LAMPEN, Karin Klaustermeier's dad, as he is doing quite poorly with his cancer.    
For DON TURNURE who is going to have to have his hip replaced on October 22.