Concession volunteers needed

St. John's members have been asked by leaders of the Big Red Boosters to help with concessions at the home football game on Friday, August 26. 
When? 5:45-9pm
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! 

Two prayer requests

 1. Pray for SANDRA PERRICONE'S SISTER KAREN PRATT who is having heart issues and will see a specialist on Monday.
2. For the FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COWORKERS OF TONI MAUCH'S BOSS, as he passed away last week.  He had a double lung transplant and was doing well with it until be developed a fungal infection which overtook him. 

Daily Email: Thursday, August 11, 2016

DEVOTION: Luke 12:49-56 (ESV)
"Not Peace, but Division"
49 "I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. 52 For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
"Interpreting the Time"
54 He also said to the crowds, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, 'A shower is coming.' And so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, 'There will be scorching heat,' and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
Wow!  It sure doesn't sound like a positive message from Jesus today does it?  He came to bring division?  That doesn't sound right. 
But here's the deal.  When it comes to Jesus there's no middle ground.  You can't just believe in him a little bit and still carry on with the rest of life as if he doesn't exist.  Think about how it would have been during Jesus' day.  Christianity was new.  So there would be a household full of Jews.  When Jesus came along some in the household would believe in Him and others wouldn't.  (By the way, this still happens today in Jewish households.)  Once you became a believer in Jesus, you were no longer accepted in the household.  You were outcast. 
The same seems to be happening more and more as Christians take stands on God's Word and as God's Word becomes less and less popular with so many in out culture.  We find ourselves as outcasts as we speak out against things that God has called sin, including abortion and many different sexual sins that the world calls good and ok.  As we are continually being pressed to disavow our Christianity there are many homes, families, and even churches that are being torn apart. 
While we must speak the truth in love, God never calls us to water down the truth or deny the truth, as hard as it might be.  We stand firm on God's Word, despite the circumstances and the hardships. 
My prayer for you is that you stand firm on God's Word and that you hold tight to Him.  As people were beginning to turn away from Jesus as he said many of these hard things, Jesus asked his disciples, "Are you going to leave too?"  Peter answered, "Lord, to whom shall we go?  You alone have the words of eternal life." 
We have many ways we can turn.  All but one of them lead to confusion, trouble and death.  Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life!  Live in Him alone!  Trust in Him alone.  It won't be easy, but in the end it will bring you to eternal life. 
Prayer: When the way gets hard, Lord, help me to stay on the straight path and not veer off the road, for you, and you alone, are the w ay of eternal life.  Amen.
Thurs- Little Lambs Orientation 8:30-11; Building Planning committee meeting 7pm
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   Where and who is Moab?

A very long answer from Pat King (Hope you have time to read it all.  Hehe


Contrary to what all those health nuts out there are telling you – and yes, I'm looking at you, Pastor K! – Mo-ab is not a new exercise routine. I know, I know. It sounds like it might be. But trust me on this. You will NOT get bigger and better abs with this. No matter how many times you say it. I've tried, and it doesn't work. Not even when I've added red wine to the mix.
But again, with several answers. So here are some:
1)  The county seat and largest city in Grand County, Utah. It attracts a large number of tourists who come to visit the nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.
2)  The land of Moab (Jeremiah 48:24) was located on the east of Jordan and the Dead Sea, and south of Arnon (Numbers 21:13, 21:26). It included the entire region that had been occupied by the Amorites. It's modern         name is Kerak. Here's a link with some pretty pictures of Moab:
3)  The dude named 'Moab', was the son of Lot's eldest daughter. He was the result of the shenanigans his two wackadoodle parents engaged in, after Sodom was destroyed, and Lot and his daughters went to live in             the caves and started their new lives of smut. (Genesis 19:30-38)
And there you have it!
TODAY'S QUIZ: Who was Zedekiah?
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.


The DCE fund was to be a three year fund which was to transition to the general budget at the end of three years. Unfortunately neither the DCE fund nor the general budget have kept pace with what is needed. 

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.
Where does this money come from? IT COMES FROM THE MEMBERS OF ST.JOHN'S WHO GIVE THEIR OFFERINGS.  It is up to you AS MEMBERS OF ST.JOHN'S  to give as you are able so that our budget can go up enough to be able to support her.  
 Enjoy it for yourself and then share it with others who need the good news of being save by grace through faith in Jesus!
 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 recovering from heart surgery and infections at New Florence Care Center for the next month.
For CAL TAMELER as he recovers from heart surgery.
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.