36 For the Lord will vindicate[a] his people
and have compassion on his servants,
when he sees that their power is gone
and there is none remaining, bond or free.
37 Then he will say, 'Where are their gods,
the rock in which they took refuge,
38 who ate the fat of their sacrifices
and drank the wine of their drink offering?
Let them rise up and help you;
let them be your protection!
39 "'See now that I, even I, am he,
and there is no god beside me;
I kill and I make alive;
I wound and I heal;
and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.
I love it w hen God gives us a little sarcasm. In our reading for today he is mocking the other "gods" that the people have followed. "Let them rise up and help you, let them be your protection."
My friends, your money isn't going to protect you. Your house isn't going to help you. Your waist line, no matter how big or small it is, isn't going to get you even one step closer to heaven. That time you spent working, or partying, or doing whatever other than being in worship isn't going to come back to give you peace when you're in trouble. That presidential candidate isn't going to make everything better.
Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men who cannot save! Put your trust in the Lord! There is none that can take you out of His hand!
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understandings. In all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will keep your paths straight!
Prayer: Lord, help us to trust solely in you where true peace and joy can be found. Amen.
Tues- Primary election day; Council Meeting 7pm
Wed- Church Directory photos begin; Ladies Aid noon; Supper 5:30; Worship 6:30; Choir 7:15
Thurs- photos; Newsletter Dealine (If you want something in the monthly newsletter get it in today!)
Fri- directory photos; Bible study at Hendershots 7pm
Sat- worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45
Acolyte- Wed- ????? (I need someone to take Kalene's place as she is unable to be there.) 8:30- Lydia Miller 11- George Pezold
Ushers- Wed- Dave Winter, Gary Scott, Lary Schulze, Scott Schulze; Sun- Allan Dreyer, Lew Feldkamp, Kent Jacobsmeyer, Paul Klover
Altar- Wed- Terry McKenzie; Sun Set up- Ruth Walters; Clean up- Pam Linke
Elders- Sat- Randy Fischer; 8:30- Don Turnure; 11- Charlie Figura
Greeters- 8:30- Jim and Vickie McRae; 11- Joan Sexton
Lay Readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier; 8:30- Steve McDowell; 11 - Sandy Robine
Pianist- Sat- Tim Sherman
Organist- Wed and Sun- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: Sat- Pam Bueltmann 8:30- McKenzie; 11- Hailey Blechle
YESTERDAY'S BIBLE QUIZ: What part of the Promised Land did the tribe of Benjamin get?
(A funny answer from Pat King: the right answer is tucked in to it too!)