Prayer request for the young mother, Destiny Mantia, who lost her 2 yr old baby and her husband in an accident on Hwy 47 on Saturday. Also prayers for my sister’s grandson, Cody Grover who lost his very good friend.
DEVOTION: Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to God, just as he had done before. Daniel 6:10-11
In our world today there is much opposition to Christianity. There are militant atheists who want Christianity and any reference to God or to Christ taken out of public policy and mainstream society. Yet, this is nothing to how Christians are being treated in other parts of the world. In parts of Africa and the Middle east you can actually be hunted down and murdered for your faith. You can truly be beheaded or crucified for being a believer in Christ.
This is nothing new. Daniel was facing the lion's den if he was caught praying. Yet, in his confidence that God would take care of him either in this life or in the life to come, he continued to pray. He didn't pray in secret. He didn't pray in his closet. He prayed with his windows open toward Jerusalem three times a day.
He was confident that his God was greater than any edict. He was confident in the fact that God loved him and cared for him and would see him through it, which if course he did in a most miraculous way.
In the face of opposition from every side, we need to remain confident that God will never leave us or forsake us, that He is stronger than man's strength, that He is wiser than man's wisdom, and that He is almighty and all loving! He loves you with an everlasting love and will either protect you from evil on this earth or take you to be with Him in heaven!
Either way you are good! Have peace in that today! Have joy in your salvation even in the midst of severe tragedy and trouble. Live in the grace of Jesus!
Let us pray! Lord God give us your power and grace to face this world head on with your mercy, grace, love, and truth. Amen.
________________________________________________________________________________________________ YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: What was Matthew before Jesus called him as a disciple? tax collector
Tues- Quilters 9-2; NO BIBLE STUDY; Praise Band Practice 6pm
Wed- Choir practice 7pm
Thurs- WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY!! 6:30 Fri- Assemble newsletter 9am; (pastor and others going to men's retreat) Sat- NO BIBLE STUDY!!; Worship 5 Sun- worship 8:30; Bible Study and Sunday school 9:45; worship 11 __________________________________________________________________________________________________ WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK Acolytes- 8:30- Lydia Miller 11- George Pezold Altar guild- Set up- Ruth Walters; Clean Up-- Lynn Russell and Elaine Schauer Greeters- 8:30- Lew and Dianne Feldkamp; 11- Joan Sexton Communion Assistants- Sat- John Hachtel; 8:30- John Hachtel; 11- Jim Rahn Lay Readers- Sat- John Hachtel; 8:30- Christine Winn; 11am- Jim Rahn 8:30 Ushers- Marv Hendershot, Don Luebke, Dave Callies, Don Nolte Projectors- no projectors this weekend Pianists/organists Sat- Molly Hendershot; Sun- Melissa Pedersen 11am- Praise band!! ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ NEWS: (A LOT OF NEW NEWS TODAY SO PLEASE READ IT ALL!!!)
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY STARTING THIS THURSDAY!!
A new Bible study specifically for women will begin this Thursday at 6:30pm at church called "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp!! ALL WOMEN ARE INVITED!! Just show up!
A NEW BEGINNER KARATE CLASS IS STARTING AT ST. JOHN'S ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 2!!!
Check out all the info on the brand new website!! There are also intermediate and advanced classed available.
http://familykaratecenterwest.webs.com _______________________________________________________________________________________ GROUP BUS TRIP FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 TO TOUR THE CATHOLIC RECTORY IN HERMANN AND GO TO OSAGE BEACH FOR DINNER AND A CHRISTMAS SHOW AT MAIN STREET MUSIC HALL!! They are in need of more people to sign up!! If they don't get enough people the trip will have to be canceled!! Anyone can go! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WORK DAY AND POTLUCK COMING UP SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 BEGINNING AT NOON! Meat and cheese trays, bread, and drinks will be provided!! Please sign up to come on the sign up sheet on the table int he narthex, and bring a dish to share!
Please be a part of this fun time of fellowship and work!
Below are the projects that we will be working on at church 1. Dirt work in the swaile between the Linke's property and the parking lot 2. Work on the lights at the north end of the building 3. Trim bushes around church building 4. clean out storage areas by pavilion 5. narthex flooring (pull up carpet, fix subfloor, and put down new flooring) 6. cleaning projects all around church (pews, shelves, closets, etc.) 7. Write "Thinking of You" and other encouragements to soldiers, college students, and shut ins. There are also some projects that we will be working on at Good Shepherd in Wright City 1. parking stops need to be lined up and pinned down to keep them from moving 2. landscaping in front of building 3. Removing weeds from playground _________________________________________________________________________________________ A NEW YEAR OF SUNDAY SCHOOL HAS BEGUN!! Kids ages 3-18 will be going through a new, exciting, and fun curriculum based on stories from the Scriptures!! PLEASE GET YOUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS TO SUNDAY SCHOOL!!!
ANEW BIBLE STUDY ON HEAVEN WILL BE STARTING OCTOBER 4 and 5!! COME AND CHECK IT OUT!! (This weekend (Sept. 28) Pastor Grund will be leading Bible study on a topic of his choice.)
On Oct. 4 and 5 we will be starting a new study titled "What is heaven like?" This study will be based on the Scriptures first and foremost and we will talk about the glory we will experience and the face to face contact we will have with Jesus.
Get out of the dark and into the light when it comes to your knowledge about paradise! Come and get all your questions answered!
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