"God Is Our Fortress" To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.[a] A Song.
46 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present[b] help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.
6 The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
10 "Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!"
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
I especially like the verse that says, "The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; He utters his voice, the earth melts."
Sometimes we get so caught up in the world, that we forget about who's really in charge. All God would have to do is speak and the whole earth would melt and be gone. In fact, one day, judgment day, he will. He will speak and the whole earth will be done. We, who believe in him, will be caught up in the air with the saints who have already gone to heaven and we will meet the Lord in the air. Then the Lord will bring forth the new earth, a restored earth that is perfect, beyond our knowledge or understanding.
In a turbulent and seemingly out of control world, and as we await an election that doesn't seem right or good for anyone, we need to remember that the Lord is in charge, that he is our fortress, that he is our ever present help in times of trouble, that he will never leave us or forsake us.
We need to remember that there will come a day when he will rescue us from this earth, either as we take our last breath or when we he comes back, whichever comes first. Whatever the case, there is no need to freak out. There is no need to despair as if we are lost and condemned. There is nothing we need to fear, because the Lord is our fortress, our refuge, and our strength and he is impenetrable and sure!
Prayer: Lord, we thank you for being our sure and certain refuge and strength. Fill us with joy and peace as we look to you for our life both here on earth and eternally in paradise. Amen.
Mon- Confirmation 5:15-6:30; Holy Yoga 7pm
Tues- Quilting 9-2
Wed- Oak Pointe Worship 10am; Choir 7pm
Thurs- Karate 5:30-7:30; Lutheranism 101 6:30pm
Fri- Newsletter assembly 9am
Sat- Worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Chapel 11; Bible Study with Kelsey noon; WORK DAY NOON-5pm
WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND:
Acolyte- 8:30- Abby Vossen 11- Gus Klaustermeier
Ushers- Charlie Figura, Jason Figura, Brett Nordwald, Erv Yoder
Altar- Set up- Cheri' Hofeldt ; Clean Up- John and Anna Hoenig
Elders- Sat- Charlie Figura; 8:30- Don Turnure; 11- Dave Winter
Greeters- 8:30- Tom and Pam Linke; 11- Dave and Lil Winter
Lay Readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier 8:30- Amber Vossen; 11- Stephanie Owenby
Piano- Sat- Molly Hendershot; Sun 11- Rachel Fisher
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: No projection this week (Projector will be fixed this Sunday during the work day and will be ready for use for Nov. 6)
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: How are John the Baptist and Jesus related to each other? cousins (or if you want the complete answer, here it is from Pat King)
There will be plenty to do on that day for everyone.
1. Remove wooden enclosure that houses aluminum recycling
2. Trim bushes around church building
3. Cut down tree in the playground area]
4. Replace bulb and/or ballast in light by back door of preschool area
5. Clean the sink in the janitor's closet in the preschool area
6. Repair and/or replace exhaust fans in preschool bathrooms
If you have any questions or anything you'd like added to the list, please contact Brett Nordwald at 636-359-4400