Ladies Bible Study moved to tonight at 6:30

Ladies Bible study is at 6:30 tonight!  Get there!

prayer request

 Please pray for JEFF WINN as he is having surgery this afternoon for remove a very painful abscessed tooth. 

Woohoo! Allan Dreyer has volunteered to be vice president for 2015!!

 Thank the Lord!  After two years of being vacant, the leadership role of VP has been filled!  Thank you Allan Dreyer for taking on this important and much needed role! 
All we have need for now is one elder!  Come on guys!  I know there are a lot of you men who would be very capable in these responsibilities! 

Two leadership spots left!

 Yay!  Brent Davis has volunteered to be a trustee!
That leaves two spots left....  elder  and vice president!!
Pray to the Lord to send two people to fill these positions!  Maybe he will convince YOU!!
Please Note: There is nothing in our constitution, bylaws, or in Synod constitution or bylaws that says that the vice president has to be a man.   Vice President can be a woman. 
Because of the nature of the position of elder as an overseer, and according to 1 Timothy 3, an elder must be a male.

Daily Devotion: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DEVOTION:  "Don't be alarmed," he (the angel) said.  "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene who was crucified.  He has risen!  He is not here.  See the place where they laid him."   Mark 16:6
Unrest, unemployment, unhappiness, un this and un that.  It seems like we have so much gloom and doom that there is no hope left.....
Ah, but there is, and it comes in the good news proclaimed by the angel "HE IS RISEN!"  At times it is the only hope there is!  At other times it lifts us up so that we can live in all the little reminders of His resurrection daily as we live with a family that we love.  As we live and move and just be in God's grace.  As we eat till we're full.  As we work with the gifts and talents he has given us.  As we just breathe we live in hope!
That hope, although not fully enjoyed yet, has already been attained in Christ.  It is as sure as the sunrise.  It is as certain as death and taxes!  Even more certain, because death cannot hold us.  Only Christ can hold us and He does so in His arms forever!
Don't be alarmed at the trouble happening all around us.  These things must take place, but the Lord Jesus is still coming back and when he does REJOICE!  For your salvation has finally come in all its fullness!
Pray for all who need to hear this good news.  Care for those who are lost and help them find the way, the truth, and the life!  Share Christ's love with others in any and every opportunity.  Most of all, REST IN GOD's GRACE!  Nothing can keep you from him!
Don't be afraid of those who can only harm the body.  Bodily harm only lasts while you are in the body.  Pain, hurt, depression, anxiety, loneliness, loss all only last for a time!  The love of Christ, His mercy, His grace, His paradise, His kingdom all last forever!
Don't be afraid of this world anymore!  Take heart!  Christ has overcome the world! 
Prayer:  Lord God, take away all anxiety, worry, and trouble from me.  Create in me a new heart O God and renew a right Spirit within me!  Amen.


YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:   What were Jesus' last words from the cross before he bowed his head and gave up his spirit?  "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." and  "It is finished."
Wed- Ladies Aid meeting noon; NO CHOIR PRACTICE
Thurs- Ladies Bible Study 7pm
Fri- Vendor Fait set up 5-7pm; December newsletter deadline
Sat- Vendor Fair 8am-2pm; Worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Bible Study and Sunday school 9:45; worship 11; voter's meeting

Acolytes- 8:30- Gus Klaustermeier 11- Isabella Linstruth
Altar guild- Set up- Don and Dianne Hance; Clean Up-- Cheryl Bettlach and Betty Schirr
Greeters- 8:30- Rob and Julie Schaumberg; 11- ??????
Communion Assistants- Sat- Don Turnure; 8:30- John Hachtel; Steve Robine
Lay Readers- Sat- Sandra Perricone , 8:30- Amber Vossen, 11- Kailyn Blechle
8:30 Ushers- Marv Hendershot, Don Luebke, Dave Callies, Don Nolte
Projectors- Sat-- Pam Bueltmann; Sun 8:30 Kailyn Blechle   11-- Cara Klaustermeier

Pianists/organists Sat- Kathy Barrow;  Sun- Melissa Pedersen  11am- Videos
As the body of Christ, we strive to make disciples of all, focusing on the next generation, through growing....
UP in God's Word and Sacraments
OUT into the community by caring for physical and spiritual needs
TOGETHER in fellowship to build lasting relationships in Christ
Memorize it!  Get used to it!  Live it!  It is YOUR mission statement as a member of St. John's Lutheran Church!
All voting members (men or women) are eligible.  In order for our congregation to have a complete voice we need to have complete representation!  Please call me or reply to this email if you would like to serve your church in this way!!
One person for elder-  (Randy Fischer has volunteered to be an elder!  We still need one more to get back to where we should be.)
1. Assist the pastor in the spiritual matters of the congregation.
2. Consider complaints and grievances according to Matthew 18:15-18
3. Make every effort to get inactive members back to worship and supporting the church as they have pledged to God to do.
4.  See to it that all worship is held in an orderly and joyful manner.
5. Prepare a list of candidates during a vacancy.
6. Consider salary and benefits for all staff and make recommendations.
7. Consider those who are eligible for membership.
8. Be a good Christian example with regular worship and Bible study attendance and in their Christian conduct and conversation.

 One person for board of trustees--
1. Be authorized to select custodial employees
2. Be concerned with the well being of all real and personal property
3. Maintain such properties
4. Keep congregation informed as to the state of such properties
5. Keep the congregation properly insured
6. Set all policies and fees for rental and use of property.
7. Enlist work crews for special repairs and improvements. 
Vice President--  (Vacant for last two years)
1. The VP shall occupy a seat on the church council and preside at all its meetings (They meet on every month in which there is not a voter's meeting (7 meetings in all as we do not meet in December). 
2. During absence of the president, the vp shall perform the duties of the office of president.  In the event of a vacancy on the office of president, the vp shall succeed to the office for the remainder of the term.  In such an instance the office of vp shall be filled by presidential appointment. 
3. The vp shall be an example of Christian conduct and conversation, including regular attendance at Sunday worship and Bible study.  
PRAYER REQUESTS:  (If you have a prayer request please reply to this email or call me at 636-359-1061)
 A prayer of thanksgiving For good news for CARA KLAUSTERMEIER her indented rib cage is not affecting her heart! 
For the CLODFELTER FAMILY AND THEIR FRIENDS, as a month ago they lost an infant daughter and this past Friday they lost their teenage son.  
For dear friends of the Perricones, the  HUBBS FAMILY, Leslie is having shoulder surgery on the 18th and  Mark is donating a kidney to his son Trevor and the transplant will take place on the 20th.
For ROSETTA JONES who fell and broke her wrist and is recovering from surgery on it.
For TONY VERME who fell and broke his hip and was having seizures after his surgery.
For BEVERLY WAALEN who has been placed on hospice care and is nearing the end of her earthly life.
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. 

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