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"The Scroll and the Lamb"
5 Then I saw in the right hand of him who was seated on the throne a scroll written within and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals?" 3 And no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or to look into it, 4 and I began to weep loudly because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 And one of the elders said to me, "Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals."6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying,
"Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth."
11 Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, 12 saying with a loud voice,
"Worthy is the Lamb who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing!"
13 And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying,
"To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!"
14 And the four living creatures said, "Amen!" and the elders fell down and worshiped.
What a scene! Jesus is sitting on His throne and He is able to open the scroll on which is written all the names of all the saints, including you and me and ALL believers in Christ!
As He takes the scroll everyone falls down and worships Him, and keeps worshiping Him, and doesn't stop worshiping Him forever! Praise the Lord!
I don't know about you, but as I read this vision of heaven I want to be there. As I hear of Christians being persecuted and thousands of them killed in Nigeria and other parts of the world, I want nothing more than to be in heaven with them and be rid of this sinful earth.
As I deal with my own troubles and the troubles of others it makes me want to get to heaven that much sooner. As I am a pastor and I see how people often stray from Jesus, and how they neglect worship, I just want Jesus to come back and be in heaven so that we no longer have that temptation or that choice. I WANT TO WORSHIP JESUS FACE TO FACE FOREVER!!
How about you? Let's all look forward to that day with peace and joy so that others see our joy and peace want what we have! Let's keep the grumbling and judging to a minimum and the praise and adoration to a maximum. Let's show the world that we really do love Jesus!! Let's forgive as He ahs forgiven us! Let's love as He has loved us! Let's live in peace as he has breathed peace into us!
Prayer: Lord, as I live in this sinful world and wait for Your return, help me to wait with peace and joy and be busy doing Your work. Amen.
Wed- Choir 7pm
Thurs- Alzheimer's Support Group 1pm; Beginning of Lutheranism 101 7pm
Sat- Church work day 8-noon; Worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Bible Study 9:45; Worship 11; Elders noon
Acolyte- 8:30- Sarah Cluver 11- Alaina Heitgerd
Ushers- Scott and Alex Heitgerd, Bob and Tom Linke
Altar- Set up- Lucille Luebke; Clean Up- Joanne Hachtel
Elders- Sat-- Randy Sweet????; 8:30- John Hachtel; 11- Dave Winter
Greeters- 8:30- John and Joanne Hachtel ; 11- ??????? We need someone
Lay Readers- 8:30- Jacob Nagel; 10- Stephanie Owenby
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Sat Piano- Kathy Barrow
Projectionists: Sat- Perricone; 8:30- Jacob Cluver 11- Hailey Blechle
YESTERDAY'S BIBLE QUIZ: What did Saul (Old Testament) do so he could talk to Samuel?
From Pat King:
1. Only have a limited knowledge of the history of Lutheranism and what Lutherans actually teach on things.2. Learned all that stuff back in seventh or eighth grade and weren't paying attention3. Want to learn how to share your faith with others.4. Just like being around other Christians and growing in your faith.Then this is the study for you! Come and join us! We'll have snacks!______________________________________________________________________________
You deserve a kid free night out! Friday, April 15th from 5pm - 10pm. Miss Kelsey and Mrs. K along with some great babysitters from our youth will be hosting our 2nd Parents' Night Out. This is a fundraiser for our church youth group. $20 for the first child $10 for the 2nd and $5 for each additional kid. Little Lambs and church kids get first dibs_________________________________________________________________________________INSIDE SPACES ARE SOLD OUT!!
Join us as a vendor inside, have a tag sale on the parking lot, or craft items for sale. Outside spaces are available for $10 for a double parking spot.There will be a sale under the pavilion if you would like to donate items. The youth will be raising money for their National Youth Gathering trip under the pavilion and at the concession stand.St. John's Lutheran Church, 950 S Hwy 47 in Warrenton. Please call the church office for more info. 636-456-2888.
Vendor spots are being held for: Tupperware, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, 18" doll clothes by PJ'S Patterns, Perfectly Posh, Paparazzi, Damsel in Distress, It Works Global, Mary Kay, Norwex, Tastefully Simple, Pink Zebra, Lilla Rose, Usborne Books & More, Cindy Rust handmade Jewelry, Avon, Park Lane, scroll saw art, Young Living Essential oils, Amy Flores Handmade Jewelry and custom / personalized key chains. More to come...THE QUILTERS WILL ALSO BE RAFFLING OFF THE QUILT THAT IS HANGING DOWNSTAIRS!!____________________________________________________________________________________________________LITTLE LAMBS PRESCHOOL IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR FOR CURRENT STUDENTS AND ST. JOHN'S MEMBERS!!! OPEN REGISTRATION FOR EVERYONE STARTS APRIL 1.Registration forms are available from Little Lambs or the church office. All registration forms must accompany the $45 nonrefundable registration fee. Children should be 3 or 4 by August 1. For more info talk to Lisa Rausch or Karin Klaustermeier._____________________________________________________________________________________DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM RECEIVING THIS DAILY EMAIL?If you know of someone who isn't currently receiving my daily emails but would like to, please reply to this email with their email address and I will add them to the list. THANK YOU!_____________________________________________________________________________OPERATION BACKPACK FOR APRIL IS CANNED SOUP AND RAMEN NOODLES(Remember this is for the poor and needy children of our community and county that often receive two breakfast and lunch at school, and have very little or no food at home.)___________________________________________________________________________________GENERAL PRAYERS:For PASTOR'S SISTER'S FATHER IN LAW, CLARENCE SICKMANN, who is recovering from an aneurysm and 8 hour surgery to repair it last night. The next 48 hours are critical.For PASTOR'S DAD, ROGER KLAUSTERMEIER, who is dealing with a distended gall bladder, and is traveling home from Texas to Minnesota Thursday-Sunday. He may need to have surgery when he gets home. ]For PASTOR MCCRACKEN, who is having an exploratory cardiac catheterization on Friday. He hopes to be back at church by Sunday.For PAT MANESS who is moving to Parklane Rehabilitation today.For MELISSA BADER as she recovers from back surgery at Mercy Rehab in Creve Couer.For SHARON GARRETT as she is at home and recovering from two broken ankles.For DON BRAZEE as he has been moved to Breeze Park in Weldon Spring for rehab and to receive his cancer treatment.For PASTOR PIPER, from St. Paul, New Melle, as he recovers from a heart attack he had while running a 5K in Florida.For DENISE SCHLESSELMANN as she is in need of more funding to continue her mission work in the Czech Republic.
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