Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Daily Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries
By Pastor Ken Klaus, Speaker Emeritus of The Lutheran Hour

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"God First"

September 25, 2013

Eads bridge(Jesus said) "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money." Matthew 6:24
* The other day I found myself driving behind a car that was doing 27 miles an hour on a street where the posted speed was 55 mph.

* Last week I had to jump out of the way of a vehicle that was backing up in a grocery store parking lot.

* Last month I laid on the horn to get the attention of a driver who seemed to be headed directly toward my vehicle.

* Thankfully, none of those incidents caused any damage. That was not the case in Waldorf, Maryland, when a woman crashed her vehicle into a tree and ended up in a lake. She was okay, but her Hyundai wasn't designed to sit upside down in five feet of water.

These four, seemingly unrelated incidents, have one thing in common. Have you guessed what that unifying factor might be? You get an A for the day if you said, "Those cars were all being driven by someone who was also texting on their cell phones."

Oh, there is one other thing those drivers have in common: they all go to prove there is truth in the words of the Savior who told us no man can serve two masters.

Now if I stopped all of my drivers and asked them -- do you think you can give proper attention to driving and texting? -- I am sure they would all give me a sincere and affirmative answer. They would say something like, "Of course, I can. I wouldn't text and drive if I thought any differently."

Well, they might think they can do two things equally well, but reality says they are mistaken.

That is also true for us. Either we love God or we love the world. Either the Lord is first in our lives or He is not. And in case anyone is wondering, the Lord is not content to run a distant second or third in the hearts of His people.

We can understand why that would be.

After all, He has decided to reach down and save His wayward children from themselves. He has, in His grace, done that which was necessary to rescue us from the clutches of sin, the devil, and death. In the Person of His Son, through Jesus' perfect life and total sacrifice, He has given hope, forgiveness and eternal life to all who are brought to faith in the risen Redeemer.

Now He asks that those who have been rescued show their appreciation by remembering what He has done and keeping Him first in all they do.

THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, grant us the wisdom and self-knowledge to realize we are not the world's only exception to the rule: no man can serve two masters. Help us acknowledge all You have done for us and live our lives thankfully. In the Savior's Name I ask it. Amen.

Pastor KlausIn Christ I remain His servant and yours,

Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker Emeritus of
The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries

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MONDAY'S QUIZ: How many people returned to Jerusalem after their 70 years in Babylon?  42,360 besides their 7,337 men and maidservants 200 men and women singers
WEDNESDAY'S QUIZ:  Who was Rehum?
Wed- Choir 7pm
Thurs- Fitness Club 5:30
Fri- Newsletter assembly 9am; Leave for men's retreat 5:30pm
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45 
You can still go.  (Jim Rahn, Terry Russell, and Pastor are going)  The cost for registration, food, and lodging has gone up to $60, which is still a very reasonable price.  Just go to to check it out. 
The study is based on the book "The Case for Christ" by famous Christian author, Lee Strobel.  Please make sure your jr/sr hi kids are there and that they invite their friends!!!!
If you want to learn about what they actually believe and teach, it is a good idea that you are there!!!
Come and listen to A LOT of wonderful music and join in fellowship and worship with your fellow Christians from throughout the Warrenton community. 
If you are an adult (High school age and older) and you love to sing, we have the perfect opportunity for you to serve the Lord and use your talents!!  Call Barb Dreyer at 359-1906 to tell her you want to sing and to get more info! 
For MATT WALLER, husband of Teresa Waller (Ketterer), who is on a ventilator because of a severe infection in his lungs.
THANKSGIVING FOR JONAS BORCHERT who is cancer free in his brain.  There is still some cancer in his lungs, but the prognosis is very good.
For the FAMILY OF TERRY MCKENZIE'S AUNT who went to heaven last Friday
For DESERAE BEDSWORTH a 17 year old girl from Warrenton who has been missing since Thursday. 
For DAVE CALLIES as he recovers from knee replacement surgery at DePaul Rehab Center.  .
For PAUL TOEDEBUSCH who is recovering from bladder surgery due to cancer.
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. 
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From Warren County Health Dept.

Free Tdap (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) Clinic

Oct. 8, 2013     1-3pm
Ages 11 and over (Age 11-18 MUST bring a complete shot record)
Walk in…No appointment needed   (While supplies last)

Zumba, Total Body Toning & PiYo Classes

Zumba Tuesday Classes 4:45-5:30pm Sept 10-Oct 15 and /or Oct 22-Dec 3
Zumba Wednesday Classes 10-10:45am Sept 11-Oct 16 and/or Oct 23-Dec. 4
Total Body Toning Wednesdays 4:45-5:30pm Sept 11-Oct 16 and/or Oct 23-Dec. 4
PiYo (Pilates & Yoga combo) Wednesday's 5:45-6:45pm Sept. 11-Oct 16 and/or Oct. 23-Dec. 4
Each 6 week class $20 or If sign up for any 2 classes $5 discount! (Drop in $5 per class)

         Flu Shot Clinics
Walk in…NO appointment needed….Ages Over 18
Warren County Health Department, 101 Mockingbird Lane, Warrenton:
 Sept. 30th    2-4pm           
         Oct 8th     1-3pm          Oct.15th      1-3pm              
    Oct. 21st        9-11am             Oct. 28th      4-7pm  
    Nov. 12     1-3pm      Nov. 19   1-3pm      Nov. 26   1-3pm
Marthasville Ambulance District, Marthasville:
Oct. 7th   5-7pm
Warren County Senior Center, 501 Ashland, Warrenton:
Oct. 28th   11:30am-1:00pm

$25 Cash or Check     No cost if Medicare Part B is PRIMARY (Must bring card)
Sorry, we are unable to bill any private or supplemental insurance
For more information call 636-456-7474

Wellness Luncheon
Oct. 7      Nov. 4     Dec. 9      12-1pm
New topics & speakers every month
Please call Peggy to RSVP at 636-456-7474

Deblaze house for sale

 Deblaze house for sale.  Check out the description. 

151 Pinnacle Lake Rd

Dir: Hwy 70 to High Hill exit, W on S Serv Rd, L on Pinnacle Lake Rd approx 1.2 miles to driveway on R

68 ACRES WITH LOG HOME, LARGE POND & 2 METAL BUILDINGS! This private, wooded retreat could be a great weekend getaway or quiet place to retire. A hunter's paradise, it offers a 4 season room and deck overlooking the water, vaulted ceilings, skylights, granite kitchen, central vacuum, main floor laundry, grand fireplace + woodstove (w/ heat blowers), 2 bedrooms, 2 baths (corian counter/jetted tub), and a finished, walk-out basement with kitchenette/attached 1-car garage. There are 2 metal storage buildings (32x40, 18x40) with electric and concrete foundations providing parking for 8 more cars, an RV or a place for your toys. Fish from the dock or go 4-wheeling/hiking on one of the many trails; just a short
hop to: St. Louis (67 miles), Columbia (47 miles), Bagnell Dam in Lake of the Ozarks (99 miles), Kansas City (167 miles). Don't let this opportunity pass you by!
    Realtor:  Chuck Speck
                            Coldwell Banker Gundaker
                            (314) 807-1475  Cell
            (636) 561-1000  Office

Thanks from the bottom of my heart (from Scott and I).

P.S.  Feel free to circulate this amongst friends and family.  If your, your friends or family mention your name to the realtor (and heard about the sale from Scott or I) , it will save us $ on the commission when SOLD—thank you!

Big Hug,

Dawn DeBlaze
308 Green Haven Drive
St. PetersMO  63376
636.397.5108  Office
314.766.5299  Cellular
206.666.6502  E-Fax
dawn.deblaze  Skype

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