Come to the Carnival this Saturday! 11am-7pm

Come and enjoy the carnival this Saturday from 11am-7pm!

FUN FOR ALL AGES- carnival games, inflatables, bingo, music, and more!

FOOD- funnel cakes, cotton candy, pizza, snow cones, hamburgers, hotdogs, fresh cut and fried chips, and more!

We want you to come out whether you are working or not.  COME OUT AND MAKE THIS DAY A SUCCESS!

Daily Email: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

DEVOTION:  Genesis 2:15  The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
As I sat in the trustees meeting with a bunch of guys and one wonderful lady who had all worked at least 12 hours and many had come to the meeting at 7pm straight from work, I was humbled and at the same time honored that they took the time after working all day and just worn out to come to church for a meeting.  Who does that except those who are moved by the Holy Spirit to work for Him?
So I wanted to use this devotion to honor all of you who work hard all day and continue to serve the Lord in your work even when you are beat down, dog tired.  It is a God given thing to be able to work!  It is a wonderful thing to use the gifts God has given you to do work.  It says so right in the passage above. 
Oftentimes, especially in our society today, work is considered an evil word.  This should not be.  Even in the perfect garden of Eden where everything was perfect, God put man in it to work it and take care of it. Did you catch that?  He put man to work right away. 
Adam had things to do.  He had animals to care for.  He had a garden to tend.   It was work. 
It is a God pleasing thing to work hard.  God has made you that way!! 
I am honored to be the pastor of so many people who work so hard to provide for their families and to do God's will in this world.  I am honored to be your brother in Christ and your friend! 
At the same time, I wouldn't be doing my job if  I didn't warn you to keep from making your work your god.  You can do that you know.  When work becomes more important than time spent in prayer and worship, and when making the almighty dollar becomes more important than your relationship with the Lord you are making work your god.  There needs to be a reconfiguring of priorities.  Yes, be proud of your work!  Yes, enjoy your work!  Yes, work hard and provide for your families.  But also be an example of faith to them and realize that God himself took a day of rest and enjoyed his creation!
Prayer:  Lord, thank you for giving us work to do and for moving so many in our St. John's family to work so hard!  Help them to keep their priorities straight and continue to grow in their relationship with you.  Amen. 
LAST TIME'S QUIZ:   What was the first bad thing that happened to Job?  The Sabeans came and attacked his servants, kidnapped some, and killed the rest and stole all of his oxen and donkeys. 
TODAY'S QUIZ: Who was Eliphaz the Temanite?
Wed- Choir 7
Thurs- Karate 5-7:45
Fri- Set up for carnival
Sat-  Carnival 11am-7pm; Worship 5
Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school RALLY DAY!! 9:45


Acolyte-  8:30- John Pezold; 11- Lydia Miller

Ushers-  George, Gary and Ben Holescher and Brent Davis

Altar- Set up- Lucille Luebke; Clean Up- Don and Ann Panhorst

Communion Assistants- Sat- Jim Rahn; 8:30- Rich Talbert; 11- Steve McDowell

Greeters- 8:30- Rich and Peggy Talbert; 11- Mike and Naomi Johnson

Lay readers- Sat- Jim Rahn 8:30- Tim Linke 11- Steve McDowell

Sat. Pianist- Barb Dreyer

Organist-  Rachel Fisher

Projectionists: Sat- Perricone; Sun- 8:30- Panhorst


CARNIVAL IS THIS SATURDAY!!!!  Come and enjoy it from 11am-7pm!!!!!!!
Work Schedule is being updated and will be out later today or tomorrow. 
VOLUNTEERS!!!!!!!  Whatever you can do and whenever you can show up is greatly appreciated!!!  Call Karin at 314-691-7283!!!
Pop up canopies for stations
Coolers for ice and drinks
They are looking for more voices!  Only qualifications are that you need to be high school age or older and have  a heart and soul that loves to praise the Lord!
Many children in our community are very poor.  They are able to get some of their meals at school during the week, but often go hungry on weekends.  Operation backpack is a way that our community has decided to help these kids. 
Every month throughout the school year, each church participating will take one food item and collect just that food item.  At the end of the month the food will be delivered to school.  The school officials along with volunteers will distribute the food to kids backpacks to take home.   
Throughout the month of September we will be collecting canned fruit . All size cans and even individual portions will be accepted.  The fruit will be delivered to the schools October 1.   We will have a box in the narthex for deposits.
A new fundraiser was unveiled at our last voter's meeting!!  You may purchase gift cards from church to be used as you would any other gift card.  The only difference is that you purchase it from church and St. John's gets a percentage of the sale.  Order forms are on the counter in the narthex.  The first order will be place next Sunday, August 30.  Place your order for, along with your check, made payable to St. Johns, in the "Bob the Builder" box.  For additional information or to get your questions answered, call the church office.  456-2888.

If you'd like it to go to the DCE fund you need to mark it for that!  Please make sure you mark the ENVELOPE clearly for the DCE PROGRAM!

Register it online and have it swiped each time you shop to earn money for Little Lambs. 

For HILDE HEICHELBECH who is hospitalized with several illnesses including a bladder infection and congestive heart failure.
For MARIANNE LINKE who is home from the hospital and is doing much better.
For THE SYRIAN REFUGEES and those that are caring for them that they would find shelter and that those receiving refugees would be favorable and God pleasing toward them.
For SANDY ROBINE as she continues to recover from her knee replacement.
For JOYCE PIETZSCHKE who is recovering well from illness and has moved to Whispering Pines.
For DENISE SCHLESSELMANN as she is back int he Czech Republic to continue her mission work.
For CORA CLUVER'S DAD, who may get to go home soon after spending a couple months in the hospital and rehab after a severe motorcycle accident and becoming  paralyzed from the waist down.
For DAVE AND CAROL KOHRS, who are BOTH on hospice care.
For WILMA WEIGLE as she continues to deal with the after effects of a severe stroke almost two years ago.  

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Carnival work schedule final draft

Below is the updated work schedule for the carnival.  This will be the last update. 
If you signed up to work and your name isn't on the schedule, just show up at the time you signed up for.  We will certainly have things for you to do.  (There were just some computer glitches when doing the schedule.
If you haven't signed up, but would like to help out, please just show up when you can.  We'll put you to work!  
A huge thank you to all who have committed to working!  To God all praise and glory!