This week and especially Saturday and Sunday in worship, we are celebrating the resurrection as it is next in line, chapter 27 of The Story. What a wonderful story it is! CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED! ALLELUIA!!
When we hear those words and remember the FACTS of the resurrection we are given peace and assurance that all that Christ had come to do has been done! Victory is won! Salvation is secured! You will rise from the dead too! You will live forever because of what Christ has done for you by His own death and resurrection!
When the man, who some believe was John the disciple and others think was a guard or centurion, saw this and then later saw that Jesus was alive, he couldn't help but tell everyone he knew about his witness to the facts! He wanted to tell everyone so that they also would believe in the risen Jesus!
What about you? Are there people in your life who need to hear about the resurrection so that they too might believe? Are there people in your life who need to hear about the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation earned by Christ on the cross and completed by Him at His resurrection? Do you, yourself, need to hear it again to be reminded of it and get yourself out of the doldrums and darkness of sin?
The truth is ALL OF US NEED TO HEAR IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN! All of us need to be reminded daily that Christ is risen from the dead just as He said He would!
YOU NEED TO HEAR IT TOO! And you know exactly where you will hear it! That's right in church AT WORSHIP! As I've been gone the last two weekends I have been missing you by my own absence, but I know that for many of you it has been much longer than two weeks since I last saw you! My brothers and sisters in Christ, THIS MUST NOT BE! Make every effort to make it to worship this weekend so that you may, once again, hear the saving Word of the Gospel and so that you may proclaim to one another that CHRIST IS RISEN INDEED! ALLELUIA!
Let us pray: Lord, help us not to neglect worship for in it we receive forgiveness of sins, life and salvation which all give us the strength make it through the week and through life on this earth till we meet you face to face in paradise. Amen.
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: What does the word "Messiah" mean? Messiah is a word that comes from the Hebrew word Moshiach which means The Anointed. The word Christ is the Greek version of Messiah. Anointed refers to a person initiated into God's service by being anointed with oil.
Wed- Jonesburg nursing home worship 10:30; Praise band practice 6:45pm
Sat- Men's breakfast 8am; Bible Study 4; Worship 5
Sun- worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; worship 11; Elder's meeting noon; Basement reserved at noon for celebration of Morris baptisms
WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK
Acolytes- 8:30- Zoe Pezold 11- Ryan Spoede
Altar guild- Set up- Terry McKenzie; Clean Up-- Wanda Turnure
Greeters- 8:30- Tim and Kathleen Sherman; 11- Randy and Patty Sweet
Communion Assistants- Sat- Rich Talbert; 8:30- Don Turnure ; 11- Randy Sweet
Lay Readers- Sat- Kathy Fischer; 8:30- Allan Dreyer; 11am- Randy Sweet
8:30 Ushers- Figura family
Projectors- Sat- Pam Bueltmann; 8:30- Panhorsts; 11- Oliver Landwehr
Sat pianist- Kathy Barrow; Sun pianist- Molly Hendershot
GOLF OUTING SATURDAY, AUGUST 16!!!
5-12 GRADE SUNDAY SCHOOL IS STILL GOING EVERY SUNDAY THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER!! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP COMING EVERY SUNDAY!!
Kelsey is a great teacher and she has a lot of info in her brain and heart that she wants to get out to you!!
This week is chapter 25 "Jesus, the Son of God" READ IT!!
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.
PRAYER REQUESTS: (If you have a prayer request please reply to this email or call me at 636-359-1061)
For the FAMILY OF WILMA SMITH as she passed away early this morning.
For NANCY SPINIOLAS who is now recovering from a car accident. It was minor and she only had to get stitches in her arm.
For PAT PUCKETT recovering from shoulder replacement at home and doing very well
For ED KOHRS who is hospitalized from a minor fall last week, but is doing well.
For LYNN MESSER, a friend of Jo Fahrni, who went missing this past week, that she will be found safe and well very soon.
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