Pastor Dorow's 25th anniversary in ministry celebration

Pastor Dorow (who served St. John's from 1997-2001 will be celebrating his 25th year in the ministry at his congregation in Waterloo, NY. 
The congregation will be having a picnic lunch to celebrate this coming Sunday, July 8 after their regular church service.
If you would like to be a part of this celebration please send cards, letters, pictures, emails etc. to the following address.  I'm sure the family and the church will greatly appreciate anything and everything!
The church is also accepting monetary donations for a gift for him. 
Send regular mail to:
Calvary Lutheran Church
Attn: Nancy
2414 Route 414 North
Waterloo, NY 13165
Send emails to:
Thanks and God's blessings on your day!

Monday, June 2, 2014


"Sublime Protection"

June 2, 2014

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Ephesians 6:13 -

Doc Long of Greensboro, North Carolina, is an 89-year-old veteran of World War II.

Long enlisted in the service at the age of 19 and, before he left home, his aunt gave him a pocket Bible with his name stamped in gold on the cover. Her gift came with these instructions: "I want you to read it daily and carry it with you wherever you go in the pocket over your heart."

Long made it through boot camp and was eventually sent to the European theater of operations. That's where he was when, on November 13, 1944, the French tank he was following was hit by a German bazooka shell. Long was struck in the arm and fell to the ground. A second shell lifted him in the air and deposited him some distance from where he had originally fallen.

While he waited for help, Long prayed and asked the Lord for assistance. Then he remembered the words of Psalm 23: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me."

The next day a French soldier found him and took him to the infirmary. They patched him up ... except for his arm ... which was paralyzed. Doc Long was eventually discharged and with his release from military service, came the return of all his personal effects, including the Bible from his aunt.

I can't tell you if Long had read the Bible every day as she had instructed. I can tell you he always carried that Bible in the pocket over his heart. In his pocket, that's where Long's Bible was when those bazooka shells exploded. Inspection of his Bible showed it had saved his life. Deeply imbedded in the pages of the Holy Book, Long found a piece of shrapnel, which had been headed for his heart.

For a long time Long has been telling people his story. He wants them to hear how a Bible over his heart had saved his life. His is an unusual story.

Indeed, Long's story is unique because most people are eternally saved by the Word of God, which is not over, but in their hearts.

They are saved because, by the Holy Spirit's leading, they have been brought to faith in God's Son who came into this world to be the designated Sacrifice for the sins of humankind. Jesus' perfect life, His complete commitment to the Father's plan to save us, His carrying of our sins, as well as His death and glorious resurrection, are the only way we can be forgiven: the only protection from sin, death and Satan.

Heartfelt faith in Jesus, as told in God's inspired Word, that is what protects us from sinful shrapnel; it is what moves us from condemnation to salvation and saves us for eternity.

THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, may the Holy Spirit motivate me to carry and use the Word. May that Word in my heart lead me to give thanks for the Savior who gave His life so I might be forgiven and shielded from Satan's accusations. This I ask in the Name of my Savior, Jesus. Amen.                                 
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:     Who were the three men thrown into the fiery furnace for not praying to a false god? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

TODAY'S QUIZ: Who was king of Persia when the Jews were allowed to return home to Jerusalem and Judah?
Mon- Warrenton Manor worship 10am
Tues- Quilters 9-2; Bible Study 11:30-12:15; Building committee meeting 7pm
Wed-  Jonesburg nursing home worship 10:30; Choir practice 7pm
Thurs- Alzheimer's Caregivers support group 1pm; Marilyn begins vacation
Fri- 7-12 grade camp out at Mim Dunn's house beginning at noon
Sat- Men's breakfast and Bible Study 8am; Bible study 4; worship 5
Sun- worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; worship 11; Elder's meeting noon
Acolytes- 8:30- Ian Brunson  11- Alaina Heitgerd
Altar guild- Set up- Cheri' Hofeldt; Clean Up-- Wanda Turnure
Greeters- 8:30- Don Nolte 11- Dan and Lisa Rausch
Communion Assistants- Sat- Randy Sweet; 8:30- John Hachtel; 11- none
Lay Readers- Sat- Randy Sweet; 8:30- Patrick Schaumberg;  11am- Jacob Nagel
8:30 Ushers- Marv Hendershot, Don Luebke, Dave Callies, Don Nolte

Projectors- Sat- ????, 8:30- Terry McKenzie, 11- Ian Brunson??? 
Sat pianist- Molly Hendershot
Please pray for her as she goes to the Silesian province on the eastern side of the Czech Republic. 
Current 6th graders (those going into 7th grade) through those going into college are invited to join us for a night of camping, with a bonfire, s'mores, swimming, canoeing, and many other adventures. 
If your child is younger, he or she may come too, but a parent has to come with him or her!! 
Let me know if you are coming and if you have a tent BRING IT! 
I have men's breakfast early Saturday morning.  So I will be leaving by 7am.  I need a parent or two to be there in the morning when the kids wake up.  Someone please help! 
KELSEY OVERBECK (OUR DCE INTERN) WILL BE INDUCTED ON SUNDAY, JUNE 22nd!!  There will be a potluck at noon to welcome her!
Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex that you will be there and be bringing a dish to share.
70 years have passed.  A whole generation has come and gone.  Yet God is faithful and keeps his promises.  He makes a way for the tribe of Judah to come back to Jerusalem and rebuild that city so that He can fulfill his promise of a Savior from Bethlehem. 
PLEASE KEEP UP WITH YOUR READINGS AND COME TO BIBLE STUDY!!  I know it is difficult, but make time!  It is very important!
I greatly value and appreciate our relationship and want to let you know I have taken on the physical challenge with 23 other riders from LeadaChild and around 800 other bikers, of biking across the state of Kansas to raise awareness and financial support for LeadaChild CCCS.
Pray that I make it. Emoji I will be biking June 11-13, and going about 220 miles, the rest of the group will be biking the whole week and going a total of 550 miles.  If you are interested in seeing what and where we will be biking go to:
As you may know, LeadaChild provides Christian education to over 26,000 children in 30 countries. The website is:  Would you consider sponsoring my ride by sending in a check directly to CCCS or you can give the money to me and I will get it to the right place. Make checks out to CCCS, 1000 SW 10th Ave., Topeka, KS. 66604. 
Any amount will make an impact, but our 23 bikers for LeadaChild CCCS is trying to raise $100,000 and I am trying to raise $25,000.   I currently have $5,650 raised toward that goal. A long ways to go however,
With the Lord anything is possible, even a big old lug like me making it across Kansas.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29: 11
DONUT LIST NEEDS FILLING  (pun intended)!!!
If you are willing to sign up for a Sunday let me know by replying to this email and I will add you!!  Thanks
Please consider bringing donuts, muffins, or another kind of treat for our fellowship time.  Here are the dates:
June 8- Dave and Linda Callies
June 15- Dave and Lil Winter
June 22- Dane and Jodi Baldwin
June 29- Jim Rahn
July 6-
July 13-
July 20-
July 27-
Aug 3-
Aug 10-
Aug 17-
Aug 24-
Aug 31-
Wonderful blaze orange t-shirts are for sale for $10 a piece to help support our board of outreach and evangelism's efforts and to raise money to provide for those in need.  Pick up your size today and put your $10 in the box provided!!!  They are located in the narthex (entry way) of church upstairs.
October 4--A DAY IN ST. LOUIS--  We will tour places that are hidden gems in St. Louis
Let Marilyn know if you are interested in either of these trip so she can make definite plans.

PRAYER REQUESTS:  (If you have a prayer request please reply to this email or call me at 636-359-1061)
For BEN FRICK, who has been placed on hospice care and is in Warrenton Manor.
For LIBBY PAILER, who fell and broke her hip and is in St. John's Mercy Hospital in Creve Couer.
For RICK SPINIOLAS as he recovers from a fever at home.  He was hospitalized this past weekend.
For RON WILLIAMS, recovering from an appendectomy and also now dealing with a blockage in his intestine.
 For ED KOHRS, who had to have a feeding tube put in so that he would be able to receive enough nourishment.
For THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF EMOGENE FRYANT, friend of Marv and Molly Hendershot, who has passed from death to life.
For the FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DEBBY GROERICH, a teacher and organist at St. Paul, Des Peres, and a friend of the Robines, as she passed from death to life this past week.
For the FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CINDY JOHNSON, Lucille Luebke's niece who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 53 this past week.
For JAMES FISHER, a little brother of a preschooler at Little Lambs and future Little Lambs student who is dealing with sever complications due to strep throat and an eye infection.
For CHERI VERME, daughter of Lil WInter, who is suffering from severe osteoporosis and has a cracked pelvis (all the way across her pelvis) because of it.
For FRAN WAGNER, a good friend of Sandy Robine, who has been placed on hospice care.
For TRICIA MEYER, who is dealing with ovarian cancer.  She is a friend of many in our congregation. 

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