What is a Christian's job? What is your purpose in life? Jesus put it this way. "A new command I give you, LOVE EACH OTHER. As I have loved you so you must LOVE ONE ANOTHER." The wisest man in the world said the same thing when he said, "Let love and faithfulness never leave you".
What happens when you let love and faithfulness leave? Bad things happen. Strife rises up. You become bitter, angry, and selfish. The people around you are effected by your selfishness. You do stupid things out of your selfishness and anger. Things just don't go right, and your witness to Christ is gone. Nothing good ever comes out of your self righteousness and anger. Really, the only one who has righteous and justified anger against another person because of their sin is Jesus himself. Because, with the same law that you judge others you also judge yourself!
So love one another! If you are angry with someone today try to love him or her instead. Realize that they are sinners just like you and that they will always make mistakes. If your life isn't going quite right it might be your lack of love. Stop thinking about yourself and start thinking of the others around you who need your love. Then love them with acts of love!
It sounds too easy, but it's just that simple! As Christ has loved you so you MUST love one another. That is the only way life in this world truly works.
Prayer: Lord help me to love today. Amen.
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: How long did Solomon reign as king? 40 years
Sat- LWML Spring Rally at Zion, Harvester; Bible study 4pm; worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30; Sunday school and Bible Study 9:45; 8th GRADE CONFIRMATION 11am
WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK
Acolytes- 8:30- Patrick Schaumberg 11- Sophie Tinnin
Altar guild- Set up- Terry McKenzie; Clean Up- Sandy Robine
Greeters- 8:30- Brett and Amanda Nordwald 11- Steve and Sandy Robine
Communion Assistants- Sat- John Hachtel; 8:30- Rich Talbert; 11- Jim Rahn
Lay Readers- Sat- John Hachtel; 8:30- Jo Fahrni; 11am- Jacob Nagel
8:30 Ushers- Don Hance, RIch Boeger, Don Weigle, Don Tate
Projectors- Sat- Terry McKenzie, 8:30- Julie Schaumberg, 11- ?????
1. Questioning and Reception Thursday 7pm--- Everyone's invited
Any questions, PLEASE CONTACT SANDY ROBINE DIRECT AT 636-456-4147 OR EMAIL SANDY ROBINE AT firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you all so much for helping to make this National Day of Prayer Breakfast such a special day for all of us in the community. Hope to see many of you there that day, May 1 at 6:30 AM. It should be easy, now that we all are in "practice" making it to our Easter morning worship at 6:30!!For maximum freshnessPlease bring your donated to the items ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30th, 2014Please put them in the church kitchen on the island or in the refrigeratorPLEASE clearly mark your items "FOR NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER BREAKFAST"so the prayer breakfast items don't get mixed up with the Ladies Aid items for their eventI will be setting up on Wednesday (early evening) in the overflow area of the church.The donated items are as follows:ORANGE JUICE 1 GALLON Donated by Don & Wanda TurnureMILK 1 GALLON Donated by Dave & Lil Winter1/2 & 1/2 1 QUART Donated by Steve & Sandy RobineMUFFINS 3 DOZEN TOTAL 1 Dozen donated by Terry & Lynn Russell2 Dozen donated by Walt & Betty SchirrDONUTS 3 DOZEN Donated by Doug & Ruth WaltersFRUIT YOGURT 6 individual containers Donated by Dave & Linda Callies(variety - some Low Fat)BANANAS 8 TOTAL 4 Donated by Mim Dunn4 Donated by Molly HendershotBAGELS (variety) 1 DOZEN Donated by Terry McKenzieCREAM CHEESE 1 CONTAINER Donated by Terry McKenzieI CAN'T BELIEVEIT'S NOT BUTTER 2 CONTAINERS 1 Donated by Terry McKenzie1 Donated by Elaine SchauerENGLISH MUFFINS 1 DOZEN (PLAIN) 1 Dozen plain donated by Denise SchlesselmanFRUIT PRESERVES 3 JARS 1 JAR Strawberry & 1 JAR Grape donated by John & Joanne Hachtel1 JAR "NO SUGAR" Apricot donated by Lil & Dave WinterHARD BOILED EGGS 2 DOZEN 1 Dozen donated by Ken & Marilyn Foster1 Dozen leftover from Easter breakfast - Marilyn will boil both dozen.Thanks again so very much to each and every one of you!
Reserve an inside vendor table for $20 or a tailgate space for $10 by filling out a registration form in the church office. Inside tables will not be reserved until forms are filled out and paid for. First come first served!!
JUST A FEW SPACES LEFT IN THE THREE YEAR OLD LITTLE LAMBS CLASS FOR NEXT YEAR!!
My name is Kelsey Overbeck and I will be your DCE intern this year from Concordia University Nebraska. I am from a little town called Pocahontas, Missouri
which is in the southeast part of the state with a population of 114 people. I live on a 70 acre farm where we raise angus cattle, a few chickens, a brittany spaniel named Brownie, and a boston terrier named Cooper. My parents are Pat and Doug Overbeck; my dad is a line technician for Proctor & Gamble and my mom is disabled with Multiple Sclerosis, I also have a 16 year old sister named Lindsey who is a sophomore at
Saxony Lutheran High School.
Jackson, Missouri. I have been involved in my church praise band for 8 years playing acoustic guitar and bass guitar. I was a member of the Missouri District LYF Team during high school where I helped plan and lead retreats in the state of Missouri and I continued to help with the Jr. High retreats in the fall and spring while in college. I love being at retreats and serving on missions trips. I have been to New Orleans six different times helping with hurricane Katrina relief, I have helped with the Joplin tornado relief two different times, and I have worked with UKANDU missions in inner city Chicago
teaching VBS to kids living in poverty.
Nebraska alongside DCE Rod Lane. At school I was involved in two different praise bands each year and was able to travel to different churches throughout the state of Nebraska on Sunday mornings; I have also had the opportunity to play at the NYG in San Antonio, Texas and at the LEA Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Also while at
Concordia I was the Bulldog mascot for a year. My passion is working with youth and helping them on their faith walk with Christ. I strive to be a positive role model to them as well. One of my biggest strengths that I
bring into youth ministry is a listening ear because a lot of times they just want someone to be there to listen and talk to. I am very excited to be a part of your church during my internship experience! I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me at St. John’s
In Him, For Him,
TWO GROUP TRAVEL EVENTS COMING UP THIS YEAR!!
October 4--A DAY IN ST. LOUIS-- We will tour places that are hidden gems in St. Louis
December 6-- CATHOLIC RECTORY IN HERMANN AND POSSIBLY A CHRISTMAS SHOW IN OSAGE BEACH
Let Marilyn know if you are interested in either of these trip so she can make definite plans.
PASTOR NEEDS SPONSORS FOR HIS BIKE ACROSS KANSAS!!
I will be biking across part of Kansas, about 220 miles in all, on June 7-9 to raise money for Leadachild.org. Lead a Child is a LCMS recognized service organization that provides funding for kids to attend schools, many of them Christian schools, in third world countries. It has provided A LOT for ministries and missions to help kids who would otherwise have NO EDUCATION in places like Guatemala, Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, and many other places. Please consider supporting me so that we can continue to support children throughout the world! As of January 1, I am also on the board of directors for this organization.
PRAYER REQUESTS: (If you have a prayer request please reply to this email or call me at 636-359-1061)
THOSE WITH CANCER, especially RICK SPINIOLAS, and the many others among our family and friends who are struggling with cancer.