Thursday, August 1, 2013

DEVOTION:"Behold, like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel."  Jeremiah 18:5b


In high school I had a ceramics class.  I loved it.  I could get my hands dirty and actually form something out of a wet lump of sticky dirt.  I had many visions of what it could be as I worked that clay, but none of my projects turned out exactly the way I wanted.  Still the exuberant and encouraging teacher would say, "Spectacular!"


You may think you are all done being formed, that you have gone through the kiln of life and are set as stone.  You may not have turned out exactly the way you wanted.  Take heart, God is still molding and forming you into his image, and no matter what, in the end he is going to say.  "Spectacular!", because he has made you perfect by his Son.


Prayer:  Lord God, help me to realize that you continue to mold me.  Amen.



Do: Make something today to remind yourself that God is still making you.

WEDNESDAY'S QUIZ:  Did God allow Jeremiah to marry or have children?  Why or why not?
Jeremiah 16:1-4   The word of the Lord came to me:  You must not marry and have children in this place.  For this is what the
Lord says about the sons and daughters born in this land and about the women who are their mothers and the men who
are their fathers.  They will die of deadly diseases.  They will not be mourned or buried but will be refuse lying on the
ground for the birds and beasts of the earth.  (Good job Dianne!!)
THURSDAY'S QUIZ:  What did Jeremiah see when he went down to the potter's house?
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45
ATTENTION ALL ADULTS (high school age and older) WHO LOVE TO SING!!!!!  Choir will be starting up again here at St. John's under the direction of Barb Dreyer.  Rehearsals will be on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the balcony.  The plan is to sing 2-3 Sundays per month for services.  The first rehearsal will be on August 28th at 7:00 p.m.  If interested, please contact Barb at 636-359-1906, or the church office at 456-2888
MINISTRY GROWTH PRESENTATIONS ALL WERE TREMENDOUS!!  I thank the faithful few for showing up and being as faithful as you are.  You are a great example to those who need to learn faithfulness!
Aaron Hansen, DCE from Zion, Harvester did a tremendous job and there were some great questions and answer!! 
I will hopefully be posting a video of last night's presentation to youtube and/or facebook.  Look for it on our Facebook page. 
You can call the church office to make an appointment or just show up. 
Time for us to get a new directory!!  And guess what else!!! If you buy pictures from the photographer, (Lifetouch) St. John's gets 5% of all sales.  You can also get some money off of your purchase by giving them your email address or by bringing in canned goods for their "Feed the Hungry" drive.  Sign up by calling the church office TODAY or at the sign up table in the narthex before or after worship the next two weekends. 
She will be leaving in a month for the Czech Republic to do mission work for a year and most probably two!!  She needs your support!  First she needs PRAYER support.  Pray for her safety, for her witness and for her life, that God would do His work through her. 
Secondly she needs your FINANCIAL support!  She is trying to get 75% of her needed funding in either one time gifts or pledges. 
Please pray about God's will for you in this and support her as best as you can!! 
Go to to learn more about how you can support her.  You can also call her directly at 260-579-2942 and she will tell you more about it!!
$60 per person includes- 2 mulligans, Special hole contests, Cash prizes by flight, Lunch with pork steaks and sides.
7am- Registration begins
8am- Shotgun start
1pm Lunch and awards
 $15 per person for Lunch only
 Hole Sponsorship (tee box sign) $50 per hole
 Entry flyers with all of the details are available in the narthex or  the office!!
For WILMA WEIGLE who is recovering from a slight stroke and will have to have surgery soon.
For ROSETTA JONES as she recovers from a broken hip.
For WILMA SMITH who is hospitalized with problems due to dementia.
For JILL JACOBSMEYER as she recovers from knee surgery at home. 
For RUTH WALTERS who is recovering from knee replacement surgery.  She is back at work, but still in quite a bit of pain.
For NANCY SPINIOLAS who is having sever back pain .
For PAUL TOEDEBUSCH who is recovering from bladder surgery due to cancer.  
For RICK SPINIOLAS who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and continues to go through treatments.
For JONAS BORCHERT, grandson of Don Nolte, and Pat King's cousin on your prayers today as well. 
For TYLER WEST, a little brother of a preschooler, who is going to have to have a third surgery to remove a tumor on his brain. .   
I have been compiling a list of servicemen who are members of St John's so that we can pray for them.  Below is a list of them and where they are currently stationed.  Please note that their stationing changes quickly, so this may not even be up to date, but it is the last known whereabouts that I have of these guys. 
Danny Dreyer-  Army- 2nd Lieutenant- Ranger, GERMANY
Sam Hargrove- Army- 2 Lieutenant- Ft Rucker, Alabama, will be going through helicopter flight school and other training
David Mincemeyer- Army- Army Specialist- Ft. Carson, CO
Jon Rahn- Navy- Hawaii, not sure of his rank at this time
David Tate- Air Force- 2nd Lieutenant- Jacksonville, Florida
Alex Walters- Navy- E4- Guam
Ryan Woolf- Air Force- Airman 1st Class- Buckley Air Force Base, near Denver, CO
If there are more out there that I just don't know about, please let me know, and I will include him/her on the list.
Also, if you would like your family member or friend included in this list, please reply to this email with all the information!
Pray for these guys.  Some of these guys are in harm's way right now, others are training to put themselves in harm's way.  All of them have volunteered to serve and protect their country (which is you). 




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