How'd you like to have the above written about you? What if you became king of Israel? What would your legacy be? Would you be one who reformed and straightened out the country and helped them to serve God by serving them, or would you be a tyrant and a king who did evil and caused your nation to commit sin?
I often think about this when I'm thinking about the different vocations God in which God has put me. I think about it as a pastor, as a dad, and even ass a friend. I don't want to be known as a man who causes others to sin or as one who does evil in the sight of the Lord. I want to be known as a good father, a good pastor, and a good friend.
At the same time, I know that I have often lost sight of this. I haven't always been a good dad, pastor, or friend. I have failed in too many ways to even count. This is when I have the biggest opportunity to be a good influence on the people around me. I can either be unrepentant and continue in my evil ways, or I can repent and turn to God for forgiveness.
I am thankful to the Holy Spirit that he ahs moved me to do the latter. I am thankful to God that he has made me realize my sinfulness and my need for a Savior! I am thankful that I can be a good example of humility and repentance so that I can be a good example to my kids, my church, and my friends!
And really, when it comes down to it and someone writes my obituary, all I want it to say is "He believed in Jesus, and Jesus was his Savior.
What do you want your obituary to read?
Prayer: Lord, thank you for turning my heart to repentance and for not letting me get too prideful. Turn the hearts off others to you through me. Amen.
Whose advice did Rehoboam take when the people asked him to make their burden (yoke) lighter? Instead of taking the advice of his father's advisors he took the advice of his young friends. It cost him his kingship.
TODAY'S QUIZ: How long did Asa reign as King over Judah?
Wed- Praise Band Practice 5:30
Thurs- Alzheimer's support group 1pm; Marliyn leaves for vacation
Sat- Worship 5
Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45
Acolyte- 8:30- Jacob Cluver; 11- Alaina Heitgerd
Ushers- Figura Family
Altar- Set up- Ruth Walters; Clean Up- Pam Linke
Communion Assistants- Sat- John Hachtel; 8:30- Don Turnure; 11- Steve Robine
Greeters- 8:30- Allan and Barb Dreyer; 11- Joann Sexton
Lay readers- Sat- John Hachtel 8:30- Jennifer Figura 11- Steve Robine
Organist: Melissa Pedersen
Pianist- Kathy Barrow
Projectionists: Sat- Pam Bueltmann; 8:30- Sophie Tinnin; 11am- Terry McKenzie
If you have never been involved in one of our church activities (and even if you have), here is a new challenge for you!! There will be a cake/dessert booth at the carnival on September 12! The carnival will be open from 11am until dusk! Donations of baked good and workers to man the booth will be needed!! Desserts needing refrigeration cannot be accepted. Work shifts will be for two hours beginning at 10am and will go till closing time. To eliminate many, many phone calls, a sign up sheet has been placed on the narthex where you can volunteer!!
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.
For OUR DCE INTERN, KELSEY OVERBECK, that the Lord's will is done concerning her call to a church to be a full time DCE.
For LIL WINTER recovering at home.
For MOLLY HENDERSHOT recovering at home.
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 DENISE SCHLESSELMANN as she continues to work hard to bring the people of the Czech Republic to Christ. .