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Anyone want to claim a Mizzou hat left from carnival

 I have a child size Mizzou ball cap that was left at the carnival Saturday.  Anyone lose one or know who did? 

Clausing September Newsletter

Daily Email: Thursday, September 17, 2015

DEVOTION: Mark 9:30-37 (NIV)30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, "The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise." 32 But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.

33 They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?" 34 But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest.

35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all."

36 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me."


How important are you?  Are you in charge at your job?  Do people stop and listen when you start to talk?  Does everyone want to know what you think all the time?  Do you hold people's lives in your hands? 


Or are you lowest on the totem pole?  Do you think that if you left a room no one would even notice?  Does it matter what you say at all?  Are you in control of anything at all?


The thing is that if we base our worth and importance on what other people think of us, or on physical earthly things, it is all subjective.  You may not be important at your job, but you are the most important person to your spouse.  You may not be able to hire or fire anyone, but you can certainly care for someone, and when you do you will become most important o him or her. 


Despite even all of that, you are of utmost importance to Jesus.  You are worth his coming to earth, his life, his death, and his resurrection.  Even if you were the only person on the earth to have ever lived, he would still have done it all just for you! 


Stop trying to find worth in your appearance, your financial status, your ambition, your social status, or even in your abilities.  Start fi9nding worth where it is truly found!  Find your worth in what JESUS thinks of you! 


Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for thinking so much of me that you gave up your life for me.  Help me to find my worth and purpose in you so that, whether I'm a trash man or president of the United States I am still completely loved by you.  Amen.


YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:  Here's a "funny" question, was James, the brother of Jesus, older or younger than Jesus?  Explain how you know.  When Jesus was conceived in Mary, his mother, he was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and the VIRGIN Mary.


Mary hadn't had sex with anyone so there were no other kids before Jesus. 


Jesus was the oldest.  Imagine having him to look up to, but also have his example to have to follow.  Mary would say, "Why can't you be more like your older brother, Jesus?"

TODAY'S QUIZ: After all the questions and bickering back and forth, in what chapter of Job does God finally answer?
Thurs- Karate 5-7:45
Fri- Bible Study at Hendershots 7pm
Sat-  Worship 5
Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45


Acolyte-  8:30- Dawn Sherman; 11- Jacob Winn

Ushers-  Marv Hendershot, Don Luebke, Dave Callies, Don Nolte

Altar- Set up- Terry McKenzie; Clean Up- Sandy Robine

Communion Assistants- Sat- Randy Fischer; 8:30- Steve McDowell; 11- Charlie Figura

Greeters- 8:30- Dave and Hope Tinnin; 11- Charlie and Lynn Figura

Lay readers- Sat- Kathy Fischer 8:30- Steve McDowell 11- Christy Winn

Sat. Pianist- Tim Sherman

Organist-  Rachel Fisher

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


Visitation and Funeral will be at Baue Funeral Home in O'Fallon. 
Visitation- Sunday, Sept. 20 3-6pm
 Funeral- Monday, Sept 21, at 9am with Burial to follow at Jefferson Barracks at 11:15
A huge thank you to the Carnival Committee for all their hard work planning and carrying out this huge project!
Lani Heitgerd-chairperson
Karin Klaustermeier
Marcia Sevier
Joanna Hoelscher
Kathy Fischer
Karla Christophene
Chrissy Groeber
Rich Boeger
Erv Yoder
Betty Schirr
Kelsey Overbeck
(Sandy Robine started with the group but then was sidelined due to knee replacement surgery)
(If I missed someone please let me know.)
The carnival committee also wishes to thank their spouses who did a tremendous job in their support roles, and also the hundreds of volunteers who helped throughout the day or made food for the bake sale.  (They are too numerous to list here.)
We can't thank you all enough everyone! 
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.
 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 THE FAMILY OF HILDE HEICHELBECH who passed from death to eternal life Monday morning. 
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 DENISE SCHLESSELMANN as she is back in the Czech Republic to continue her mission work.
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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