DEVOTION:The Parable of the Sower Explained 18 "Hear then the parable of the sower:19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away.[a]22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty." Matthew 13:18-23 Just one question today: Which one of the above describes your faith life lately? Is it the path? Is it the rocky ground? Is it the thorns? Or is it the good soil? All of us have some semblance of weeds, rocks, or thorns in our soil (life). What do we need to turn our faith life into good soil? 1. Repentance 2. Confession 3. forgiveness 4. Means of Grace (His Word and His Sacraments)
His Word and His Sacraments act as fertilizer and water for faith. The more you get the stronger and healthier your faith will be, and the seed that grows springs up to eternal life! Let us pray: Whatever soil I am right now Lord, turn me into good soil so that I may produce fruit! Amen.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________ YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: What did God call the rich man who tore down his barns to build bigger ones to store up all his crops?
Once again Dianne found the right answer! Here it is: Luke 12:20-21 God said to him "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself"? This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God".
Fri- Chili Supper 5-7; TRUNK OR TREAT 5-8 Sat- Worship 5pm Sun- worship 8:30; Bible Study and Sunday school 9:45; worship 11 __________________________________________________________________________________________________ WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK Acolytes- 8:30- Jack Bunge 11- Jacob Cluver Altar guild- Set up- Terry McKenzie; Clean Up-- Terry McKenzie Greeters- 8:30- Terry and Lynn Russell; 11- Doug and Ruth Walters Communion Assistants- Sat- Charlie Figura; 8:30- Rich Boeger; 11- Dave Winter Lay Readers- Sat- Lynn Figura, 8:30- Sandra Perricone, 11- ???? 8:30 Ushers- Dave Winter, Gary Scott, Larry Schulze, Scott Schulze Projectors- Sat-- Pam Bueltmann, Sun 8:30 ????? 11--?????? Pianists/organists Sat- Barb Dreyer; Sun- Melissa Pedersen 11am- Doug Walters ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
PROJECTIONISTS ARE NEEDED!!
We need some new folks to take some of our projector spots, especially on Saturday night. (Don and Ann Panhorst, faithful projectionists, are back in Florida for the winter.)
Please consider helping in this very beneficial way. It requires no experience, just one finger to push a button, and a brain that can pay attention to worship and follow along. Please reply to this email if you are willing to help in this much needed way!
Bring your kids, bring a pot of chili, and your carved pumpkins to our 3rd annual Trunk-or-treat!! THis is a fun and safe environment to have your kids go trick-or-treating and it's fun for the whole family. We will also be having a chili cook off and a pumpkin carving contest! There will be prizes for thw inners. Event starts at 5pm with chili judging and then we will serve al the chili till 6:30. If you plan on being in the chili contest; please calling the church office, or emailing Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Trunk or treat will go until 8pm.
HOLIDAY VENDOR FAIR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 8am-2pm!!
If you have a business that you run from home or you would like to sell your wares at a place where tons of people are sure to come, please consider being a part of our 3rd annual Vendor Fair. The Ladies Aid will be serving lunch and selling baked goods as well!
Make plans to come out and get your Christmas shopping done early!!
PATRIOT PACKAGES WILL BE PACKED AT THE WARRENTON ARMORY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 9am-noon!!
You may donate small travel size personal hygiene items, gum, comic books, magazines, or cash. A full list of needed items will be available soon. These packages are sent to troops out on the front line and battle fields around the world.
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