DEVOTION: After that whole generation had been gathered to their ancestors, another generation grew up who knew neither the Lord not what he had done for Israel. The Story, p. 103
How important is it to teach your kids about the Lord? Just read chapter eight in The Story to find out.
There is no more important thing than to teach your children to know the Lord and His ways, to know His law and His Gospel. You can teach your kids to work hard, and that is good for some things, but it isn't going to get them to heaven, nor is it going to help them to get through the most difficult times in their lives. It isn't going to help them deal with the loss of a loved one, to deal with the guilt of a great sin they commit, to have good relationships with their spouse or their children, or just live in God's grace.
When people don't know the Lord or what He has done for us they tend to live lives the way they want to instead of the way God wants them to. They hurt others and themselves without care, concern, or guilt.
Simply put, when people don't know the Lord or simply forget Him their lives get messed up and they lose hope!
Do you want that for your kids or grandkids? Probably not! What do you need to do? Get them to worship and Sunday school, pray for them, do devotions with them, and live your own lives the way God wants you to live them. Very simple isn't it?
Use chapter eight as your motivation this week!
Let us pray: Help us to help our children and grandchildren know You more and more each day and in so doing help us to know You better ourselves. Amen.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________ THURSDAY'S QUIZ: How many men and women were killed at Israel's battle with Ai? 12,000 men and women died in a single day. ___________________________________________________________________________________________ MONDAY'S QUIZ: What woman was judge of Israel? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ CALENDAR: Mon- Confirmation 5-6:15 Tues- Quilters 9-2; Bible Study 11:30-12:15; Wed- Choir 7pm Fri- Assemble newsletter Sat- Bible class 4pm; worship 5pm Sun- worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school (The Story Chapter 8) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND Acolytes- 8:30- Natalie McDowell; 11- Devin Miller Altar guild- Set up- Don and Dianne Hance; Clean up- Pam Linke Greeters- 8:30- Rob and Julie Schaumberg; 11- Charlie and Lynn Figura Communion Assistants- Sat- Rich Boeger; 8:30- Rich Talbert; 11- Charlie Figura Lay Readers- Sat- Sandra Perricone; 8:30- Alan Hofeldt; 11am- Isabella Linstruth Sat. Pianist- Barb Dreyer 8:30 Ushers- Charlie, Jason, Caleb, and Colton Figura ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ NEWS: ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5!!!! Make plans to attend SUPPER at 5:30 and/or Worship at 6:30!!!
Our theme is "Forgiveness and Peace in the Psalms"
Come for supper! Our jr and sr hi youth are hosting the dinners!! All proceeds go to help the youth help others and be witnesses to the world!
Menu: Fried chicken and all the fixin's on Ash Wednesday!
___________________________________________________________________________________________ THIS WEEK: THE STORY: CHAPTER 8 "A Few Good Men and Women" Come to Bible Study on Saturday night at 4pm or Sunday morning at 9:45 to get all your questions answered and to learn more about the time of the Judges and the constant back and forth between faithfulness and falling away. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 10 ST. JOHN'S KIDS AND 5 OF THEIR FRIENDS PARTICIPATED IN THE 30 HOUR FAMINE IS THIS WEEKEND!!!
If you see the following kids around town or at church tell them you want to donate to the 30 Hour Famine Fundraiser: Or you can call pastor at 636-359-1061 or stop by church to donate. ALL MONEY RAISED GOES TO FEED STARVING CHILDREN AND HELP PEOPLE SUSTAIN THEIR OWN WAY OF LIVING THROUGH FARMING, EARNING A LIVING, OR FINDING CLEAN WATER SOURCES!! Cara Klaustermeier Isabella Linstruth Ian Brunson Emily Brunson Shawn Jaeger Siera Jaeger Sam Johnson Austin Heitgerd Kailyn Blechle Conner Figura
Make checks payable to "World Vision"
___________________________________________________________________________________________________ DCE PLACEMENT DIRECTOR TO BE HERE THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY!! You may be wondering what is going on with that DCE Intern we voted on last year. The application has been received and now the director of placement from Concordia, Seward, Nebraska will be here to visit with us Thursday night and Friday during the day. We are drawing closer to the day when we will have more ministry help! ___________________________________________________________________________________________ LITTLE LAMBS ENROLLMENT WILL OPEN FOR ST. JOHN'S MEMBERS AND FAMILIES ON MARCH 1ST! There is a $30 nonrefundable registration fee. Students must be 3 or 4 years old by Aug 1. Enrollment for the community will be gin April 1. For more info call Lisa Rausch or Karin Klaustermeier. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ HELP FOR PARENTS TO GUIDE THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH THE STORY A big part of The Story experience is that the whole family grows together in it as each person in the family reads it, you will all literally be on the same page. yet, it may be hard to get discussion going or to help you get started together. Are you looking for a way to connect with your kids as they and you read The Story together? There's help!
If you click the link below you will find parent pages for all age groups that you can use to connect with your kids at least once a week. Whenever your "together" time is, make it productive. It is a .pdf file of parent pages that goes from lesson one all the way through 31. Check it out and tell me what you think. I think they are excellent!! https://assets1.mytrainsite.com/501196/the_story_parentpages_weeks1_31.pdf?r=1438
___________________________________________________________________________________________ PRAYER REQUESTS: (If you have a prayer request please reply to this email or call me at 636-359-1061) WENDELL AND MARY ANN ROEHRS who lost their home in a fire this past Friday night.
THOSE WITH CANCER, the many among our family and friends who are struggling with cancer.
JAYME VESSEL, an "almost" member of St. John's who is due to have a baby girl on the 17th, but it may come sooner due to frequent contractions.
COUGAR CLIFFORD, 15 year old who had an accident playing in the snow on Jan 7 and broke his neck. He has undergone extensive surgery and is recovering but is still unable to move his legs.
JONAS BORCHERT, grandson of Don Nolte, as he continues to deal with cancer in his lungs.
DONNA HEITGERD recovering at Scott and Lani Heitgerd's from a broken hip.
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