FW: Information on Barb's Dad

Barb Dreyer's dad, Paul Brendel, passed away yesterday... His visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 9 PM at Kutis Funeral Home , 10151 Gravois, St. Louis, Mo 63123. Visitation will also be from 12- 1pm at St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 398
0 South Lindberg, St. Louis, Mo 63127 followed by the funeral at 1pm. Memorials may go to St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Pipe Organ Fund or St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Endowment Fund. We really appreciate your thoughts and prayers.. Allan

prayer request

Please pray for Laura Adam's dad David as he undergoes cancer surgery tomorrow to remove a tumor. 
Thank you!  blessings on your day!!!
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DEVOTION:  By the meekness and gentleness of Christ I appeal to you-- I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" when away!  I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the world's standards.  For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.  The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world.  On the contrary, they have Divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  And we will be ready to punish ever act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete. 2 Corinthians 10:1-6
When you go to battle every day what are you armed with?  Our soldiers are readily armed with everything they need when they go into battle.  They have their armor on, their guns loaded, their helmets fastened, and their communication at the ready.  But what about you?  When you go to war against the devil every day, are you armed and prepared for the fight or have you already lost the battle?  What is the armor of God? 
Well, very simply put, it is the Word of God! I'm not saying that you need to carry a Bible around with you everywhere you go, although that isn't a bad idea if you can do it.  But I am saying that you do need to have it in you.  You should start your day with God's Word in a devotion, listen to it on the radio, sing it in a song, or pray it throughout the day, and then end the day with it.  You should memorize it as much as you can.  You should attend a worship service where you know that you will hear and speak God's Word.  You should teach it to your children. 
In essence, the WORD OF GOD, should BE YOUR LIFE! 
As a Christian, you cannot live life by the world's standards.  That will give you nothing but heartache and guilt.  Instead, you must live life by God's standards which provide goodness, perseverance, peace, joy, and salvation!   Which one is better the world or God?  I will go with the world every day!
Prayer:  Lord God, keep our standards up for us!  Keep us believing in, living, and trusting in Your Word!  Amen.
TUESDAY'S QUIZ: Why did Paul have no peace of mind in Troas?  Because he didn't find Titus there
WEDNESDAY'S QUIZ: According to his second letter to the Corinthians, what is the only thing Paul will boast about?
Question:  Why do you say, "I believe in the forgiveness of sins?"
Answer: I believe in the forgiveness of sins because through Christ God has declared pardon and forgiveness to all sinful humanity. 
Wed- Advent Supper 5:30; Worship 6:30; Choir practice after worship
Thurs- Jonesburg worship 10:30; Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group 1pm
Sat- Christmas Program practice 10-11am; worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; worship 11am; elders meeting noon
1. SNACKS:  St. John's is sponsoring the Good News Club at Rebecca Boone this year.  One of the responsibilities is that we provide snacks for the kiddos.  There are at least 35 kids participating so far and will probably be more.  If you would be willing to help out by making or buying a snack I would greatly appreciate it.  Please call me for more information!  359-1061.
2. MONEY:  Another thing we are responsible for is providing funds for materials.  Since it is not in the budget, this depends on individual donations.  If you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, please call me about it. 
3. HELPERS:  A third thing that is needed are helpers.  They meet every Wednesday from 2:45-4:15 at Rebecca Boone Elementary.  Call me if you'd like to help out!
WORSHIP at 6:30!!!
If your elder is Don Turnure, John Hachtel, or Dave Tinnin please bring two of the following:  vegetable, salad, or dessert.  Don't forget that worship is at 6:30, a half hour earlier this year!!!________________________________________________________________________________
We understand if you cannot make all of the practices, but we would appreciate your child attending as many as possible.  We will also practice during our Sunday chool hour each Sunday as well.  
Saturday, Dec. 8- 10-11am
Saturday, Dec. 15- 10-11am,   Taco Bar after practice to celebrate!!  (Come hungry!)
Performance is Sunday, Dec. 16 at the 11am service!!!
The Warren County Bookcase Club is all geared up for another season of making and assembling bookcases for kids in need in Warren County.  They need donors to contribute $50 per bookcase. 
Please contact Rich Lagemann at richlagemann@hotmail.com if you would like more info.  Checks can be made to "Warren COunty Bookcase Club" and be sent to First State Community Bank in Warrenton: 1022 North Highway 47. Warrenton, MO 63383.
Please let me know if you are going to donate ot this worthy cause!
Do you want to get our church more active in the cause of protecting and honoring life at all stages.  We have an opportunity to get connected with the St Charles County Lutherans for Life Chapter. 
All we really need is someone to represent us and to be the contact person for our congregation to the chapter. 
Anyone who is interested please simply respon to this email and I will get you connected to the right person.
Also, mark your calendars for a special LIFE SUNDAY coming up on Sunday, January 27.   It will be a special Sunday to celebrate our earthly physical lives in Christ and how God is the creator and protector of our bodies as well as our souls, and how he will raise up our bodies on the last day!!!
Christmas is only a month and a half away.  Time to get those Christmas cards!  Where can you get good Christian ones?  how about downstairs at church?  They are in the display case!  Stop by and pick some up!  You can pay Marilyn in the office.   
The LCMS is asking for donations to help with relief efforts.  If you care to give, you may use a designated envelope, or you can go to LCMS.org and donate directly online. 
Please take a red ornament off of the tree.  Buy a gift or two listed on the ornament, and bring back the WRAPPED gift with the red ornament attached to it by December 16.    
For the DREYER FAMILY, as Barb's dad went to be with the Lord last night.
For BETH RITTER, daughter of Dave and Carol Kohrs, who is in ICU with many complications from an unknown illness.
For TINA RUTH'S SISTER, who is dealing with cancer.
For GARRETT SPOEDE who is recovering from having parts of his toes and feet amputated.  He is at home and doing well.
For SANDRA PERRICONE'S SISTER, KAREN,  as she was in a car accident this past week.  Everything was ok with that, but as they were checking her out after the accident they found some serious heart issues and may have to do surgery.  Pray for God's guidance for doctors and Karen, and for peace in this situation.
For Dave and Carol Kohrs' daughter BETH RITTER, who is suffering from a very low white blood cell count, liver failure, pneumonia, and sores in her mouth and throat.  .    
For MARILYN FOSTER'S NIECE, HEATHER.  As she is still dealing with a severe sickness that has yet to be diagnosed, and as she continues to lose weight and gets weaker, that the doctors are able to find out what is wrong soon. 
For CHRISTIAN WENZEL, art teacher at Blackhawk Middle School, who continues to recover from a fall from his deer stand that left him paralyzed from the waist down. .