131 O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore.
We can imagine David writing this with all manner of struggle that was going on in his life.
1. He had the guilt and shame of adultery and murder.
2. He was in charge of a nation that was constantly at war.
Those two things would be enough to crush anyone. Yet, David found his calm in the Lord in the middle of all of this. Like a young toddler (weaned child) who is always calmed when his mom is around, so David is calmed when he remembers that the Lord has not left him or forsaken him.
If you were ever separated from your mom or dad in a crowd when you were a little child you may remember how horrifying that was. Nothing but terror is going through your mind at that time. Then as soon as you could see your mom again, calm like nothing else you could ever experience would come over you.
That's what David experienced when he relied on the Lord for his strength, power, and peace.
There may be a lot of things that are causing you distress these days, making your mind spin out of control, and filling your thoughts with terror and distress. At these times remember that the Lord is right by your side, that He lives in you, and will remain forever! This, and this alone, in an ever increasing out of control world, will give you peace!
Prayer: Lord, when my world is out of control, control me and give me peace. Amen.
Tues- Brazee visitation 10; Funeral 11; Funeral lunch 11:45; Quilting 9-2
Wed- Worship at Oak Pointe 10; Insurance Gifting Seminar w/ dinner 6pm
Thurs- Lutheranism 101
Fri- Newsletter assembly 9am; Wedding rehearsal 5pm; Concessions at football game 6-10pm
Sat- Peery/Polston wedding 2pm; Worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Kids Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11; High School Youth Night 6-7:30
WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND:
Acolyte- 8:30- Jack Bunge 11- Jacob Cluver
Ushers- Marv Hendershot, Don Luebke, Dave Callies, Don Nolte
Altar- Set up- Terry McKenzie; Clean Up- John and Anna Hoenig
Elders- Sat- Randy Fischer; 8:30- Jason Cluver; 11- Charlie Figura
Greeters- 8:30- Doug and Ruth Walters; 11- Charlie and Lynn Figura
Lay Readers- Sat- Sandra Perricone 8:30- Allan Dreyer; 11- Stephanie Owenby
Piano- Sat- Molly Hendershot
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: Sat- Perricone; 8:30- Yoder
Who was king during Ezekiel's prophecy? Zedekiah
Date: Tuesday, August 23
Luncheon immediately following funeral
Internment will be at Jefferson Barracks after lunch
In November we will be at the end of the three years. The DCE Fund has dwindled down to near nothing and will be just about gone in December, and the regular offerings have not increased enough to increase the regular budget.
To make it clear, there is not enough money in the budget to pay Kelsey. (We cannot use special gifts, trusts or memorials or money designated for the building fund to pay Kelsey. We have never used those types off funds for salaries.)
Where? Warrenton Football Concession stand
What? Selling all sorts of concession stand food and drink. (No previous experience necessary)
Who? Any member of St. John's (Don't have to have a kid at the high school to help)
Please reply to this email or call/text me at 636-359-1061 to volunteer!
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