12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
16 The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.
18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19 that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
Tomorrow is primary election day in Missouri. One thing I've noticed is that we place A LOT of hope and even pressure on our elected officials. Many expect them to be our saviors. We think that if we vote for the right one all of our problems will be solved and the United States, Warren County, Warrenton, or even our side of Warrenton will be great again.
There is only one man who can make everything right again. There is only one man who can defeat all evil and deliver us from it. There is only one man who will make wrong things right, make bad things good, and give the whole earth peace. It isn't Donald Trump, it isn't Hillary Clinton. It isn't whoever gets elected as our governor, attorney general, or anything else.
Hear what the Lord says through King David, "The king is not saved by his great army, a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation and by its great might it cannot be rescued."
The Lord is our only hope and our salvation! The Lord is our "help and our shield".
Or as Jesus says in our Gospel reading for yesterday "So is the one who stores up treasures for himself on earth but is not rich toward God.
Say what you want about your 401K, your elected officials, your job security. In the end, none of that can save you. None of it will add a single hour to your life. Only the Lord God can save, and he has through His Son, Jesus! Trust in Him!
He created the earth and sustains it. He gives you breath and takes it away. He cares for you and loves you with an everlasting love. He gives you all you need for this body and life! TRUST ONLY IN HIM!!!
Prayer: Lord, in the middle of all this uncertainty and political nonsense, give me peace, comfort, joy, and salvation in You. Amen.
Sat- Worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11; Preschool reserved noon; Fellowship Hall floor stripped and waxed noon
WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND:
Acolyte- 8:30- Lydia Miller 11- George Pezold
Ushers- Dave Winter, Gary Scott, Larry Schulze, Scott Schulze
Altar- Set up- Dane and Jodi Baldwin; Clean Up- Pam Linke
Elders- Sat- Jason Cluver; 8:30- Randy Sweet; 11- Steve Robine
Greeters- 8:30- Rich and Peggy Talbert; 11- Steve and Sandy Robine
Lay Readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier 8:30- Randy Sweet; 11- Steve Robine
Piano- Sat- Kathy Barrow; Sun- Molly Hendershot
Projectionists: ????? A new schedule will be put together this week
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: Where is Shiloh?
Directions to the range: DO NOT follow the signs to Whetstone Creek. If you follow the signs, you will not go to the firearms range. From Warrenton take I-70 to the Williamsburg exit. At the top of the ramp turn right and head north into Williamsburg. At the first stop sign go straight (Sign will tell you to turn left to go to Whetstone Creek CA - do not turn left). At the second stop sign go straight. Road will turn to gravel as you leave Williamsburg. Once road turns to gravel it is approximately 2.3 miles to the range on the right. Parking lot is before the range.
Here's how it works: