DEVOTION: Psalm 146
Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord, O my soul!
2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live;
I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Put not your trust in princes,
in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth;
on that very day his plans perish.
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 who made heaven and earth,
the sea, and all that is in them,
who keeps faith forever;
7 who executes justice for the oppressed,
who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free;
8 the Lord opens the eyes of the blind.
The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down;
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the sojourners;
he upholds the widow and the fatherless,
but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 The Lord will reign forever,
your God, O Zion, to all generations.
Praise the Lord!
Election and voting day is tomorrow. I'm not sure what there is to vote on. If anyone knows let me know and I will make sure to get the information out to everyone.
At the same time much of the nation's attention is focused on the presidential election that is still a year away. Everyone seems to be looking for the man or the woman that is going to save our nation. I've got news for you, and it may not be news, you may have already figured it out already, that person does not exist. No one can save this nation except for God, and he is only going to do it if it is his will. He may in stead, as he did with the Israelites, allow us to go through a time of trial and even captivity to turn us back to him.
If we don't want that to happen then first of all we need to PRAY to God that he will use different means to turn his people back to him. PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!
Secondly we need to do our part, as Christ has called us to do, and make disciples of all nations baptizing them and teaching them to obey everything he has commanded us. We can't just sit back and complain about the direction our nation is going, but we need to allow the Holy Spirit to do His work in us and bring it to completion on the day off our Lord Jesus!
Our actions need to be ones of the commands off Jesus which are very clear!
1. He commands us to love our neighbor as He loves us,
2. He commands us to go and make disciples by baptizing and teaching. And everyone knows that we teach as much by our actions as we do by our words, and that our children can teach us as much about faith and life as we can teach them at times.
3. He commands us to forgive as we have been forgiven! "H breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone of their sins they are forgiven them."
If we, as a church and as individual Christians, do these our church will grow and we will make a difference in our community and our world!
Do not put your trust in princes (politicians) in mortal men who cannot save. Put your trust in the Lord who created you, loves you, and gives you salvation! Ask him to change your community and to bring the world back to him and then trust him to do it.
Prayer: Lord, bless our nation and our community! Turn those back to you who need turning. Help us to make a difference through the power of your Spirit! Make us keep your commands to love, make disciples, and forgive. Amen.
Mon- Confirmation 5-6:15; Family night 6:15-7:30
Tues- Quilting 9-2; History of Christianity "Christianity: The First Three Centuries" 11:30-12:15
Wed- Choir 7pm
Thurs- Alzheimer's Support group 1pm; Karate 6:15-7:45
Fri- Set up for Vendor Fair, Bake Sale, and Luncheon
Sat- Vendor Fair, Bake Sale, Luncheon 9am-2pm; Worship 5
Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45; Elder's meeting noon
Acolyte- 8:30- John Pezold ; 11- Hailey Blechle
Ushers- George, Gary, and Ben Hoelscher; Brent Davis
Altar- Set up- Ruth Walters; Clean up- Wanda Turnure
Communion Assistants- Sat- Rich Talbert; 8:30- Don Turnure; 11- Randy Sweet
Greeters- 8:30- John and Joanne Hachtel; 11- Joan Sexton
Lay readers- Sat- Sandra Perricone 8:30- Lois Boeger 11- Randy Sweet
Sat. Pianist- Barb Dreyer
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: Sat. ?????, 8:30-?????? , 11- Alaina Heitgerd
NEWS!!!! PLEASE READ IT ALL!!!!
I NEED PROJECTIONISTS FOR BOTH SATURDAY AND 8:30 SUNDAY!! Who is gonna do it?
HOME BUSINESS AND VENDOR FAIR, BAKE SALE, AND LUNCHEON THIS SATURDAY 9am-2pm!!
Come on down to church and get a bunch off your Christmas shopping done and enjoy some lunch, a piece of pie, and some good fellowship at the same time!!
TUESDAY LUNCH TIME BIBLE STUDY IS LEARNING ALL ABOUT THE FIRST THREE CENTURIES OF OUR CHRISTIAN CHURCH!
This is the time right after Jesus died till the time that Constantine made Christianity legal.
We are gong to learn A LOT and learn about why our church is the way it is at the same time.
WE HAVE TWO FAMILIES SIGNED UP TO GO TO THIS ON MY BIRTHDAY!! WHO ELSE?
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.
God took him early, which was best for him, as he was in a lot of pain, but hard for the family to lose him so soon. He was 74.
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