Family Bonfire and Hayride at Heitgerd's Saturday, October 19, 6pm

Come out to the for a wonderful, cool crisp, Fall evening of fun!!
Where? Scott and Lani Heitgerd's house  32991 N. Hwy 47 Warrenton
When? Saturday, October 19, 6pm
What will be provided?  Hayride, bonfire, hotdogs, chili, marshmallows, etc. 
What to bring?   lawn chairs, your own beverages, flashlights, and roasting sticks
Who can come?  EVERYONE!!!  All church members, preschool families, and friends!! 

Ladies Aid (LWML) WEEKEND OCTOBER 5 and 6

This weekend we will celebrate our Ladies Aid and their unifying purpose of proclaiming the good news of God's grace and forgiveness to the ends of the earth. 
If you are a member of our Ladies Aid we will have you stand to be recognized and to pledge your continued faithfulness to the Lord as his servants during the worship.  Please make every effort to be there.   
See you then!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

DEVOTION:  "Some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities.  They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death.  Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress.  He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave."  Psalm 107:17-20
Sometimes we disappoint ourselves and others, don't we?  We let ourselves down.  We make grand plans and don't fulfill them.  We try to be good and we aren't.  We do things that seem fun and silly at the time and we pay for them later.  We offend people without ever meaning to by our foolish actions.  I could go on and on. 
Daily we can look back at our lives and see a lot of things unfinished, unaccomplished and not even begun.  How many times have you looked back at your life and said, "I wish I would have done things differently". 
We all have our faults and failures.  Every one of us can count hundreds of time when, in our foolish humanity, we were rebellious toward god and His way of truth. 
Yet, God gives us hope and a future!!  He has forgiven and forgotten that less than stellar past of yours.  He gives you and second, third, and even a hundredth chance.  We can cry to the Lord in our pitiful distress and He will save us.  He will lift us up out of the muck and mire of sin and give us new life. 
Then, with the power of the Holy Spirit we can LIVE a new life.  We can live without the guilt of sin weighing us down.  We can look to the future knowing that Christ is in it!  That no matter what happened yesterday, today is a new day full of God's grace, truth, and love.  We can live as His children!!
Let us pray: Lord God help me to learn from my past and then forget about it so that I may move forward in praise, to you and in the love and joy you provide.  Amen.   


THURSDAY'S QUIZ: When did the word of the Lord come to the prophet Haggai?   In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai
MONDAY'S QUIZ: Name two Psalms that are title "A Song of Ascents"
Mon- Confirmation 5-6:15
Tues- Quilters 9-2; Bible Study 11:30-12:15; DCE intern application meeting 7pm 
Wed- Jonesburg Nursing home worship 10:30
Thurs- Alzheimers Support group 1pm; Fitness Club 5:30
Sat- Men's breakfast 8am; worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45 
Right now there are 15 kids who need healthy snacks.  Call Mary Aubuchon at 314-581-5824to provide some good snacks-- cheese and crackers, fruit, etc.   They could also use another helper.
This Thursday we will warm up and then go for a nice long walk outside (weather permitting).  We will also have devotion and prayer time.  PLEASE JOIN US AND HONOR GOD WITH YOUR BODY!
For DEVYN WOOLF as she was thrown from a horse and the horse stepped on her yesterday.  She is at home recovering but is quite battered and bruised. 
For MARV HENDERSHOT as he recovers from gall bladder surgery.
For THANKSGIVING for JOSH AND ANGIE SCOTT as they celebrate the birth of their baby boy, Eli.
For MICHELLE WOOLF as she is trying new and different medicines to get better from a prolonged illness due to thyroid problems and struggle with chronic fatigue.
For MATT WALLER, husband of Teresa Waller (Ketterer), who is recovering from very severe pneumonia.  He is off the ventilator and doing better, but still has a long way to go.  
For DAVE CALLIES as he is at home and recovering well from knee replacement surgery. 
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. 
Also, if you would like your family member or friend included in this list, please reply to this email with all the information!

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