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"One Man Must Die"
March 16, 2015
"But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, 'You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.' ... So from that day on they made plans to put Him to death" (John 11:49-50, 53).
Read John 11:45-57.
In Lazarus' resurrection on the fourth day, Jesus performed an undeniable miracle greater and more widely known than healing a man born blind. Since this miracle took place near Jerusalem word spread quickly, which the Jewish leaders found to be particularly troubling. But they never stopped to ask if they might be wrong, if Jesus might possibly be the Christ.
They only knew many people were seeing Lazarus and believing in Jesus. Gathering their Council together, they searched for some kind of answer-something they could do to stop the madness.
Finally, the high priest broke through it all. He alone seemed to realize there was only one solution: Jesus must die. If Jesus continued living, the entire nation would be destroyed. And from that moment on, the Jewish leaders sought Jesus' death.
But God had long ago reached that same decision. In fact, John tells us that Caiaphas did not say this on his own, but the Holy Spirit inspired him to say it. It was the truth. If Jesus would not die on the cross for the sins of the world, then the entire Jewish nation would be destroyed, and with it you and me and all people. If this one man died, then all of us could live.
THE PRAYER: Lord Jesus, what amazing humility You showed in being willing to be put to death to save me and all people. Give Your Church true faith and gratitude that we may tell Your story to all people. Amen.
Written by Rev. Wayne Palmer
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YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: What did all Israel do to Achan? Joshua 7:24-27 All of Israel took Achan, his family and all he owned into the Valley of Achor and stoned them. After that they burned them and covered it all with a pile of rocks. That pile of rocks is still there today.
Thurs- Karate 5:30
Sat- Worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11; Pastor Jim Prince is here to preach and lead worship and Bible study this weekend.
Acolyte- Wed- Dawn Sherman 8:30- Dustin Toedebusch, 11- Gus Klaustermeier
Ushers- Wed- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Rich Talbert, Don Turnure: Sun- Scott Heitgerd, Alex Heitgerd, Bob Linke, Tom Linke
Altar- Wed Candles Terry Mckenzie; Sun Set up- Ruth Walters, Clean Up- Betty Schirr and Cheryl Bettlach
Communion Assistants- Sat- John Hachtel; 8:30- Rich Talbert; 11- Dave Winter
Greeters- 8:30- Don Nolte 11- Mike and Naomi Johnson
Lay readers- Sat- John Hachtel 8:30- Jacob Nagel; 11- Jennifer Figura
Sat Pianist- Tim Sherman
Organist: Melissa Pedersen
Projectionists: Sat- No projector this weekend
Menu: Mostaccioli, garlic bread, salad, and DESSERT
Worship Theme: "Calling Us Home..... Suffering"
Invite your friends and neighbors!! Enjoy some good food, great fellowship, and God's Word all in the span of two hours!!
CHURCH WORK DAY SATURDAY, MARCH 28 8am-noon!!
Here's what we have so far:
Mar 22- Luebkes
Apr 5- EASTER BREAKFAST
Apr 19- ???
Apr. 26- ???
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SAVE THE DATE!!!! OUR FIRST ANNUAL FALL CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 12, 2015!!!
We are looking for ideas for carnival games and also donations of carnival game prizes for the vent. Please donate prizes into the cardboard box in the narthex. Also, if any one has an idea for a carnival game, or a game itself they would like to donate please contact Joanna Hoelscher at 636-485-0635 or Karla Christophene at 314-397-1375.
TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP GROUP TRIP TO THE CLYDESDALE FARM AND THE JEFFERSON CITY STATE PENITENTIARY ON SATURDAY APRIL 11!!
We will visit the Warm Springs Ranch, World headquarters of the Budweiser Clydesdale OPERATION. After the tour of the ranch and some refreshments compliments of Budweiser, we will enjoy lunch at Settler's Inn. After that we are on to Jeff City for a tour of the historic Missouri State Penitentiary. An ICE CREAM BREAK us scheduled at Central dairy to round out the day. Reservations and tickets have to be purchased so it is NECESSARY that you SIGN UP NOW!!! Complete cost will be determined by number of people going.
For OUR CONGREGATION AS WE SLOWLY MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR BUILDING PROGRAM!!
For OUR DCE, KELSEY OVERBECK, that the Lord moves a congregation in need of her abilities to call her into full time DCE ministry.
For DAVE KOHRS who began chemo treatment last Tuesday.
For DAVE TINNIN'S MOM, JANE, as she continues to recover from several strokes and seizures.
For WILMA WEIGLE as she is having a lot of difficulty with congestion and possible pneumonia. .
For DANIELLE MEINE, a senior at WHS, a friend to many kids at St. john's, and a rider on Karin's bus since kindergarten, who has a very serious form of cancer.
For DENISE SCHLESSELMANN as she continues to work hard to bring the people of the Czech Republic to Christ. .