"Healing of a Man on the Sabbath"
14 One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. 2 And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. 3 And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?" 4 But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. 5 And he said to them, "Which of you, having a son[a] or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?" 6 And they could not reply to these things.
"The Parable of the Wedding Feast"7 Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, 8 "When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, 9 and he who invited you both will come and say to you, 'Give your place to this person,' and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, 'Friend, move up higher.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
:The Parable of the Great Banquet"
12 He said also to the man who had invited him, "When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers[b] or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just."
Humility is honorable in God's sight. Why? Because it is in our humility that we see who God is and what God truly does for us. When we are full of ourselves we are blinded to Almighty God's work in our lives. Somehow we think that we are doing it all ourselves, that we have the power to control our own lives.
We aren't in control. We think that we are, but we aren't. We think that we can keep ourselves alive a while longer, but when God says it's time to go, it's time to go. We think that we can pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps, but we will keep ending up on our faces.
Most importantly, when we humble ourselves we see our sinfulness and our need for a Savior. When we look at the law with eyes wide open, we see ourselves for who we truly are, and we are brought to our knees in repentance. Then we can truly understand and appreciate the true mercy and grace that God gives to us.
Humble yourselves before the Lord today so that He may exalt you to His kingdom in paradise forever.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your humbling law and giving us grace in our humiliated state of sin. Keep humbling us as you see fit that we may love you forever. Amen.
Thurs- Lutheranism 101
Fri- Newsletter assembly 9am; Visitation for MacKenzie Slayden 10-noon; Funeral noon; Wedding rehearsal 5pm; Concessions @ high school 6-10pm
Sat- Peery/Polston wedding 2pm; Worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Kids Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11; High School Youth Night 6-7:30
Mon- Building Committee and Building Finance Committee Meetings 7pm
WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND:
Acolyte- 8:30- Jack Bunge 11- Jacob Cluver
Ushers- Marv Hendershot, Don Luebke, Dave Callies, Don Nolte
Altar- Set up- Terry McKenzie; Clean Up- John and Anna Hoenig
Elders- Sat- Randy Fischer; 8:30- Jason Cluver; 11- Charlie Figura
Greeters- 8:30- Doug and Ruth Walters; 11- Charlie and Lynn Figura
Lay Readers- Sat- Sandra Perricone 8:30- Allan Dreyer; 11- Stephanie Owenby
Piano- Sat- Molly Hendershot
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: Sat- Perricone; 8:30- Yoder
FOOTBALL CONCESSION VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED!!
No experience necessary
Friday, 6-10pm (or as long as you can be there)
Let me know if you want to help 636-359-1061
BUILDING COMMITTEE AND BUILDING FINANCE COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!
We have accepted the Master Plan for the building program, now what?
We need to properly staff the Building and Finance Committees. Here are some of the expectations and tasks these committee members will be responsible for.
Please look over these job descriptions, pray about it, and volunteer if you are interested and are excited about seeing this project to fruition!
Our next meeting will be next Monday, August 29 at 7pm!
Building Committee requirements:
· Good communication and listening skills, ability to be the liaison between the building process and other St. John's members.
· Understanding of project management, (not necessarily construction experience), but have the ability to understand all phases and processes needed to complete building project.
· First task will be research, evaluation and selection of the architect for the building project.
· Much of the task will be less about solving the specific problems of construction, but rather communication with others in the church so concerns / ideas are explored and information is shared.
· Require 1 to 2 year time commitment and 100% attendance at meetings
We are looking for 4 to 6 members to serve.
Finance committee requirements:
· Good communication and listening skills, ability to be the liaison between the finance / fund raising process and St. John's` members.
· Working knowledge of finance, accounting, or banking is a great plus.
· Task will include working with fund raising campaign, working with concerns of congregation as well as making sure building project stays on budget.
· Require 1 to 2 year time commitment, 100% attendance at meetings
We are looking for 2 to 4 members to serve.
Peanut butter crackers
Finger food snacks
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!
Here's how it works: