Daily Email: Thursday, April 7, 2016

DEVOTION:  John 21:1-19

21 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They said to him, "We will go with you." They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

           4 Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, "Children, do you have any fish?" They answered him, "No." He said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some." So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. The other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, but about a hundred yards[a] off.
              9 When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it, and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish that you have just caught." 11 So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." Now none of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?" They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish. 14 This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.
         15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs." 16 He said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep." 17 He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep. 18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go." 19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, "Follow me."
Oftentimes, in my life, I go overboard when it comes to things, especially when it comes to food and eating it.  I should know when to say when.  I should portion out my food and only eat that much.  I don't.  I usually eat twice as much as I need to eat. 
Other times it is good to go overboard, especially when it comes to Jesus.  It was good for Peter to go overboard in today's reading.  It wasn't the first time though.  The disciples were on the sea and Jesus came along walking on it.  They thought it was a ghost.  Who wouldn't?  So Jesus called out to Peter to come out, and Peter went overboard and began to walk toward Jesus. That's where we get the phrase "he walks on water".  Anyway, when Peter finally realized what he was doing, he began to sink.  Jesus caught him by the hand and saved him. 
Now Peter is so excited that Jesus is there again that he doesn't wait for the boat to get to shore, He goes overboard again, excited beyond thinking that He can go to Jesus and be with Him again. 
More than all of this, Jesus goes overboard to save him again.  Remember that other time, when Jesus was standing trial before the Sanhedrin and Peter was waiting outside.  Three different people said that he was with Jesus, and all three times Peter denied Jesus. and the rooster crowed.  Peter was devastated and wept bitterly for some time.  He thought he was lost forever.
Now he's right there in front of Jesus, and three times Jesus asks Peter if he loves Him.  Peter three times confesses that he not only knows Jesus, but that he loves Him.  Jesus restores him!  he forgives Him!  He gives him exactly the amount of forgiveness he needs! 
He does the same for you.  He goes overboard in forgiving you, but at the same time, He gives you just enough forgiveness!  He always gives you just the right amount!  Go overboard in your praise for Him!  Don't hold back! 
Prayer: Lord, thank You for going overboard for me!  Help me to live in just the right amount and just the right kind of live for You in Your grace and Your peace.  Amen.


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      When David was made king of Judah, who was made king of Israel?  How long was he king over Israel?  How long did this short civil war last before David became king over all Israel and Judah?


Ish-bosheth was chosen as the second king over the Kingdom of Israel, which then consisted of all the twelve tribes of the Israelites, after the death of his father and three brothers at the Battle of Mount Gilboa. Ish-bosheth was 40 years old at this time and reigned for two years. He was assassinated in c 1005 B.C. by two of his own army-captains, Rechab and Baanah (2 Samuel 4:5), who expected a reward from David because of this. David, however, refused to give any commendation for high treason; he had both killers hanged with their hands and feet cut off. Ish-bosheth was buried in Abner's grave at Hebron.  David reigned 40 years.  Depending on how you look at it, the civil war lasted anywhere between two and seven years.  (Thanks Pat)

TODAY'S QUIZ: Who were the Jebusites?
If you:
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 attention
3. 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!
Below is all you need to know
1. This will be led by two very seasoned and knowledgeable gun owners:  Paul Brockfeld (Brockfeld Gunsmithing) and Jason Cluver (State Trooper in Montgomery County).  
2. This will be a good review for all who have been handling guns for years, and a good beginner course as well.
3. This safety class is to kick off St John's Gun Club!   After the class we will start planning fun and safe outings!!
4. The class is for EVERYONE 11 years old and up
5. If anyone knows of any SAFE ranges that are cheap or free, that don't require a membership, and that can take group reservations (or are usually able to hold a group of 10 or so) please let me know. 
6. It will be the beginning of hunter safety certification and satisfy the first part of it, but will not complete the course.  The second four hours has to be led and taught by a "certified" instructor at one of their locations.  There will be a course held at the VFW in Warrenton on August 6, from 8am-noon.
6. If you are planning on participating in the safety course please RSVP asap!!
FAMILY NIGHT WILL BE ONCE A MONTH (On the second Monday of each month) starting next Monday, April 11, from 6-7:30pm. 
Bring a dish to share, and a heart that is ready to grow in Jesus!
_Karin Klaustermeier's photo. 
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
Call Kelsey @ 573-803-7826  or Karin @314-691-7283 to reserve your spot today!
Kelsey Overbeck's photo.
Karin Klaustermeier's photo.
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...
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.
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!
(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.)
For LYNN FIGURA who is recovering from knee replacement surgery.
For EVELYN TOEDEBUSCH, Lois Boeger's mom, who is dealing with severe back pain.
For PASTOR'S SISTER'S FATHER IN LAW, CLARENCE SICKMANN, who is having seizures and tremors after an aneurysm and surgery to fix it.
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 MELISSA BADER as she goes home from rehab today after back surgery.
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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