Building Planning Commitee Meeting this Thursday, August 11 at 7pm!

We know it is short notice, but the building planning committee is going to meet this Thursday at 7pm
Here's some things to know for the meeting:

1.  Kent Jacobsmeyer has  2 master plans to present and discuss the potential course of action and timeline in moving forward. 
2. Elmer Wind will not be attending Thursday's meeting, I believe we need to make some decisions independent of his guidance to make sure we are going in the correct direction. 


3. Kent is  excited about the master plans that we have been given to look at, if we need an additional meeting with Elmer he would be available next week. 


4. Here is the basic timeline if this works;

·         Meeting this Thursday night, present plans, if we are in agreement with the direction we need to make recommendations, and get it on the agenda for the voter's meeting.


·         Once the church accepts the master plan, we would hand the responsibility over to the building committee to start looking for an architect to work with.   




Kent Jacobsmeyer

JJ Kane Auctioneers



Sermon from 8/7/16 "What is the object of your faith?"

 Enjoy it for yourself and then share it with others who need the good news of being save by grace through faith in Jesus!

Daily Email: Monday, August 8, 2016

DEVOTION: Psalm 119:81-88 (ESV)
"Kaph"  (Note: In Psalm 119 every section starts with another letter of the alphabet.  "Kaph" is the equivalent to our letter K.)

81 My soul longs for your salvation;
    I hope in your word.
82 My eyes long for your promise;
    I ask, "When will you comfort me?"
83 For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke,
    yet I have not forgotten your statutes.
84 How long must your servant endure?[a]
    When will you judge those who persecute me?
85 The insolent have dug pitfalls for me;
    they do not live according to your law.
86 All your commandments are sure;
    they persecute me with falsehood; help me!
87 They have almost made an end of me on earth,
    but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 In your steadfast love give me life,
    that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth.



I love the imagery that says "I have become like a wineskin in the smoke."  What does that look like: old, leathery, tired, hard, worn out?  It isn't good. 


If you've lived long enough on this earth there will be times in your life that will plain wear you out.  You will go through struggles in relationships that will cause you sleepless nights and lots of worry.  Your kids will give you gray hair.  Your own sin will cause you grief and anguish.  You will indeed become like a wineskin in the smoke. 


It is in the middle of all this that we "long" for His salvation and "long" for his promise.  Have you ever wondered why most churches are filled with older people?  It is because in their wisdom, which they have received from living a long life and going through all sorts of troubles, they see the need for Jesus.  They know the purpose of worship and the fellowship of the saints.  They see the joy of God's salvation.  When you're younger and haven't gone through the stuff that older folks have you don't see the need. 


My prayer for you is that you see the purpose and the need for worship before you truly need it like it looks like David needs it today in your Psalm.  I pray that you find the purpose for worship and for fellowship in the church while you still have joy and peace so that you don't desire it without having it, because you've been neglecting it. 


Don't just "long" for his salvation and his promise.  Know that you have it!  Know that it is yours in Christ Jesus!  Know that he loves you with an everlasting love!  And know that you'll always find it and receive it in the worship and fellowship of the saints at St. John's!


Prayer: Lord, bless us as we long for the fulfillment of your salvation and wait for your promise fulfilled when you come again to judge the living and the dead and restore your kingdom fully.  Until then, give us patience and peace in knowing that we already have all of your gifts in Christ Jesus.  Amen.



Mon- Holy Yoga 7pm; Little Lambs Orientation 5-7pm
Tues- Quilting 9-2; Open houses for school in Warrenton; First day of school in Montgomery County
Thurs-First day of School in Warrenton and Wright City; Little Lambs Orientation house 8:30-11
Sat- Gun Club Outing at Whetstone Conservation Area 9-noon; Worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11; Elders meeting noon



Acolyte- 8:30- John Pezold  11- Dawn Sherman

Ushers- Allan Dreyer, Lew Feldkamp, Kent Jacobsmeyer, Paul Klover

Altar-  Set up- Don Hance; Clean Up- Joanne Hachtel

Elders-  Sat- Dave Winter;  8:30- Don Turnure;  11- Jim Rahn
Greeters-  8:30- Dave and Hope Tinnin;  11- Joan Sexton

Lay Readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier  8:30- Lois Boeger; 11- Jim Rahn

Piano- Sat- Barb Dreyer
Organist- Rachel Fisher

Projectionists: Sat- Fisher; 8:30- Schaumberg


YESTERDAY'S QUIZ   What is Caphtor's modern name? Crete (Unfortunately I deleted Pat King's answer)

TODAY'S QUIZ: What were Hananiah's, Mishael's, and Azariah's names changed to by the chief official?
 Our next Gun Club outing will be at Whetstone Creek Conservation Area Gun Range on Saturday, August 13, from 9am-Noon.  You can either bring your own guns and ammo to shoot at the range or we will have a whole range set up for a special "fam fire" (armed forces code for familiarization fire) on a separate range for those who don't own a gun but would like to learn to shoot and learn about various types of firearms.  Paul Brockfeld and others will have several different firearms and ammo to use for $20 per person.  Please sign up on the sheet on the counter in the narthex so we know how many are coming and who is or is not bringing their own guns and ammo. 
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.
Would you like a relaxing and peaceful day on the river in God's creation?  Do you want to grow in fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ?  Come and join us!
Here are the details:
1. Meet at 9:30am at Ozark Outdoors
canoes $20 per person
kayaks- $28 per person
rafts- $29 per person
tubes are $25 per person
If you have your own equipment it is $30 per craft to ride the bus.
Children ages 7-12 are $15 and 7 and under are free
3. What you will need:
sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, food, beverages, a good attitude. 
4. Contact Teresa Scott to sign up
cell- 636-359-0274
work- (Schraer HVAC) 456-5041
Remember, this is a float, not a race.  It is a leisurely float down the river with lots of stops along the way!
If you choose to spend the weekend, please make camping, motel, or cabin arrangements through Ozark Outdoors or with Onondaga State Park  Hiking and cave tours are also available in Onondaga State Park. 
Go to for details or give me a call at 636-359-1061.
Stephen ministry is a one on one caring ministry in which a person goes through 50 hours off training to be a better listener and care giver.  Even if you don't become an active Stephen Minister, this training is beneficial just for your daily life! 
Please consider going through the training!  It is very beneficial. 
And please consider becoming a Stephen Minister.  It has been a huge help and benefit to our congregation for the last 13 years, and I would love to see it grow! 
Call me at 636-359-1061 to let me know you're interested.  Or go to to learn more about it.
Here's how it works:
1. Pick up an order form from the counter in the narthex or from Marilyn in the office.
2. Mark how many cards you would like to order from each retailer you use, and fill in the totals.  (If you need help, stop by the office or talk to Marilyn or ask me after worship.)
3. Attach a check to your order form made out to St.John's.
4. Marilyn will place the order on a certain date each month.
5. Pick up your cards from your church mailbox.
6. Use your cards just like money at the various stores.
Please use this program!  It is an easy way for you to help YOUR church raise money for its ministries!
For LENA OWENS as she recovers from knee replacement surgery at home.
For BOB RUHL, who is at Barnes Hospital recovering from sepsis due to a perforated bowel, and also recovering from a heart attack.  He is on the mend.  
For DON BRAZEE as he is in failing health and is now confined to a bed on hospice care.   
For the HARGROVE FAMILY as they mourn the loss of Dave's dad Charles.  (His memorial visitation and service will be Saturday, August 20, 1-3pm.
For LAW ENFORCEMENT EVERYWHERE, that we would keep the 4th commandment and honor those who serve and protect us from evildoers. 
For BRIAN TAMPOW, a friend of Steve and Toni Mauch, who has an inoperable tumor near his carotid artery and will need to go through extensive chemo and radiation treatment.
For CHERYL, a cousin of Tony and Sandra Perricone, who is going through breast cancer treatment right now. 
For DENISE SCHLESSELMANN as she begins her work as a teacher of English as a second language in the Czech Republic and transitions to regular life there.