That's not good. You can be sure that when a passage ends with that phrase it's not going to end well, and it didn't. Eventually the tribe of Dan came and overtook Micah and took his silver and his idols and is priest, and he was left with nothing, and now whole tribe had a false priest and false gods.
It's not going to end good for you if you have false gods either. And by false gods I mean anything you hold as more important than the one true God. That includes money, stuff, pride, comfort, etc. If God were to ask you to give something up for His sake what would you have the hardest time giving up????? MAYBE IT IS TIME TO GIVE IT UP SO IT DOESN'T COME BETWEEN YOU AND GOD!
The other moral of this story is that you can't set up your own religion, a religion that suits only you. If you do it is false. You can't pick and choose what to believe. You can't set up your own priests (pastors). You can't make your own carved images and call them gods. You can't live the way you want to live and how you see fit and call it your religion unless you want a false religion.
You must surrender and submit to Almighty God! You must give in to his will. That's the only way it works. Submit to Him means you say that His will is your will, that what He wants is what you want. Live in that today!
Prayer: Lord, help me to have no other gods but you. Make me get rid of everything that I tend to hold as more important than you. Give me Your will that I may do it. Amen.
MISSION STATEMENT: 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.
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: What was Samson's dad's name? Manoah (Good job Pam and Dianne)
Thurs- Karate 5:30; Praise band practice 6pm
Sat- WORK DAY 8-noon; Worship 5pm
Sun- PALM SUNDAY Worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11; Choir rehearsal 9:45
Acolyte- Wed- Jacob Winn; 8:30- Ian Brunson, 11- Kailyn Blechle
Ushers- Wed- Marv Hendershot, Don Luebke, Don Nolte, Dave Callies: Sun- Figura family
Altar- Wed Candles Terry Mckenzie; Sun Set up- Cheri' Hofeldt, Clean Up- Lynn Russell and Elaine Schauer
Communion Assistants- Sat- Randy Fischer; 8:30- Don Turnure; 11- Charlie Figura
Greeters- 8:30- Rob and Julie Schaumberg 11- Dan and Lisa Rausch
Lay readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier; 8:30- Sandra Perricone ; 11- Kailyn Blechle
Sat Pianist- Molly Hendershot
Organist: Melissa Pedersen
Projectionists: Sat- Perricone; 8:30- Terry McKenzie; 11- ??????
Menu: Fried chicken, potatoes, corn, rolls, and DESSERT
Worship Theme: "Calling Us Home..... "
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 29- Erv Yoder
Apr 5- EASTER BREAKFAST
Apr 12- Hachtels
Apr 19- ???
Apr. 26- ???
ST. JOHN'S YELLOW PAGES
If you didn't get your business card in this month's newsletter get them in to the office for the April newsletter!! This advertising is free to members. Many times members call and ask if there are members who are in a certain business or profession. People would always rather do business with fellow church members when they can.
DO YOU HAVE A KROGER CARD? ENROLL IT IN THE COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM!!!
Register online and have it swiped each time you shop.
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 DAVE KOHRS who may be stopping chemo treatment today.
For BONNIE FRENZIA who fell several times last Friday and will be spending some time in Delmar Gardens for rehab.
For John Wehmueller, brother in law of Tony Perricone, who has just been diagnosed with prostrate cancer and will soon begin treatment.
For Brenda Schouten, aunt of Ptony Perricone, who has been treated for a cancerous tumor around her aorta. Although currently being treated with chemo, the tumor has grown about an inch larger than last month.
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 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. .