Message from 11/2/14

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 For my friend, Laura Prenger & family. Laura's mother passed into heaven last night.

 Donna Lindsey

Daily Devotion: Thursday, November 6, 2014

DEVOTION: He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.  Go!.....  Matthew 11:21
There are some 20 or more  churches in the Warrenton area.  Despite that, only half of the people in Warren County claim to have a church or be a member of a church.  Out of the 50% that do, there are many who claim a church that have not been to that church in quite a while.   There are a lot of people who are hungering and thirsting for JESUS!
It means that the HARVEST IS PLENTIFUL! 
It means that there are people in our community who are drifting away from Jesus and need to be brought back to Him gently and lovingly. 
It means that there are many who have never heard of the love and forgiveness of Jesus and they need ot hear it from you, because you know them.
It means inviting people to God's house for worship and then doing whatever it takes to get them there. 
It means giving forgiveness to people that you don't particularly like because they sinned against you. 
It means sharing the Gospel in your daily life with people you work and live with, because you know that without it they are going to hell.  
It means praying unceasingly for your loved ones who you know are outside of God's kingdom because of their unbelief. 
It means loving the unlovable with Christ's love. 
It means caring for those who need care. 
It means being an ambassador for Christ everywhere you go!
That is what Jesus sent the 72 out to do.  They were sent to prepare the way for Jesus to come to them.  They were sent to get them ready for Jesus by preaching, healing, and driving out demons, all by the power of the Holy Spirit. 
That is what Jesus is sending you to do too.  Well, maybe not to heal physically, but you can provide the Spiritual medicine a person needs to be healed spiritually.  Maybe not to drive out demons, but you can drive out the hatred and the sin with God's forgiveness. 
What a privilege it is to be sent by Jesus.  It isn't a drudgery.  It isn't a burden.  It is a privilege and a joy!  I get no more joy than when I am telling someone about Jesus, or baptizing someone, or caring for someone with Jesus' love.  It is the biggest rush and the biggest joy I ever get! 
No amount of vacation, beautiful scenery, good food, or of any earthly thing gives me as big a joy and satisfaction as does sharing Christ!  I want that for you today too.  Get to it!  Share Christ!   GO!
Let us pray:  Lord, get me up on my feet so I can GO!  Amen. 
P.S.  ONGOING AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST WILL BE HERE THIS WEEKEND DOING THE ABOVE THINGS!!  YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO JOIN THEM REGARDLESS OF YOUR AGE!!  THEY'D LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD JOIN THEM!!!  They will be at church beginning at 8am Saturday morning till Sunday after lunch!  Come and be a part of it!! 

YESTERDAY'S QUIZ Who was Nicodemus? Nicodemus was Jerusalem's most outstanding Bible teacher and a member of the Jewish council.  Only the High Priest gained more recognition in the capital city than Nicodemus. He was afraid or ashamed to be seen with Jesus and therefore came in the night to study.

TODAY'S QUIZ: How many disciples did Jesus send out in pairs to every town and place where he was about to go?
Thurs- Alzheimer's support group; Karate 5:30-7:30; Praise band practice 6pm
Fri- OAFC arrives at 7pm
Sat- Men's breakfast 8-9:30; Sanctuary cleaning day 10-12; OAFC all day; Worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Bible Study and Sunday school 9:45; worship 11; elder's meeting noon

Acolytes- 8:30- Alaina Heitgerd 11- Zack Hoelscher
Altar guild- Set up- Ruth Walters; Clean Up-- Joanne Hachtel
Greeters- 8:30- Paul and Cindy Klover; 11- Steve and Sandy Robine
Communion Assistants- Sat- Rich Talbert; 8:30- Don Turnure; 11- Randy Sweet
Lay Readers- Sat- Kathy Fischer, 8:30- Jo Fahrni, 11- Randy Sweet
8:30 Ushers-  Allan Dreyer, Lew Feldkamp, Kent Jacobsmeyer, Paul Klover
Projectors- Sat-- Pam Bueltmann; Sun 8:30 Schaumberg   11--??????

Pianists/organists Sat- Kathy Barrow;  Sun- Melissa Pedersen  11am- OAFC
Come and enjoy some pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs, the fellowship of brothers in Christ, and a short study of God's Word!!!  We'll be done by 9:30!
SANCTUARY CLEANING THIS SATURDAY, 10am-NOON---  If you are a clean freak and enjoy having a clean sanctuary in which to praise the Lord, please come up to church on Saturday and enjoy the company of your fellow cleaners!!  We'll have lunch when we're done at noon!
ONGOING AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST (OAFC) will be here this weekend!!
This is a group of high school age kids who spend one weekend a month at a church doing outreach and evangelism and sharing fellowship with one another and the congregation that hosts them. 
We are in need of the following help:
1. People to house kids and their adult leaders and provide breakfast for them.
2. A couple people to take care of lunch and dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday.
3. Kids in 7-12 grade AND ADULTS to come out and participate along with the OAFC kids.
Please consider this wonderful opportunity to affect your community for Christ and grow in your own faith at the same time.
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!!
$1 each or 6 for $5!!  The qult will be awarded to the lucky individual on Saturday, November 15!!  Proceeds are given to several local charities
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.
Kelsey updates our website weekly!  Check it out!!
PRAYER REQUESTS:  (If you have a prayer request please reply to this email or call me at 636-359-1061)
For ROSETTA JONES who fell and broke her wrist and is awaiting surgery on it.
For TONY VERME who fell and broke his hip and was having seizures after his surgery.
For my AUNT LOIS RICHARDSON, as she is in the hospital ICU again after her heart stopped while having dialysis.
For BEVERLY WAALEN who has been placed on hospice care and is nearing the end of her earthly life.
For LORI DAVOLT, a friend of Karin Klaustermeier, who is dealing with complications from cancer.
THANKSGIVING for CHARLIE SUE CLEVELAND, who was baptized yesterday and as her mom and dad become members soon.
THANKSGVING FOR LANDON DREYER, born to Blake and Stephanie Dreyer this past Friday.
For THOSE IN DANGER, THOSE SUFFERING, AND THOSE MOURNING THE LOSS OF LOVED ONES DUE TO EBOLA, that the Lord would find a cure and an antidote for it.
For OUR CONTINUED FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND SPEECH in the United States, that we would continue to be able to freely speak the truth even in the face of opposition.
For our NATION'S MILITARY LEADERS AND SOLDIERS as they figure out what to do about the imminent threats from ISIS.
For MILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, who are being persecuted to the point of death for their faith.