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?"
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
NEWS!!!! PLEASE READ IT ALL!!!!
Visitation- Sunday, Sept. 20 3-6pm
Funeral- Monday, Sept 21, at 9am with Burial to follow at Jefferson Barracks at 11:15
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.
UNMARKED BLUE ENVELOPE CONTRIBUTIONS ARE GOING TO THE BUILDING EXPANSION PROGRAM
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!
DO YOU HAVE A KROGER CARD? ENROLL IT IN THE COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM!!!
Register it online www.krogercommunityrewards.com and have it swiped each time you shop to earn money for Little Lambs.
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