DEVOTION: Psalm 98 (ESV)
"Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord
98 Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
for he has done marvelous things!
His right hand and his holy arm
have worked salvation for him.
2 The Lord has made known his salvation;
he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre,
with the lyre and the sound of melody!
6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn
make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
the world and those who dwell in it!
8 Let the rivers clap their hands;
let the hills sing for joy together
9 before the Lord, for he comes
to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with equity.
As I was watching the Vikes game yesterday, I was struck by how loud it was in their new stadium. The crowd was roaring. It was exciting. But then the kicker for the Lions kicked a 58 yard field goal to tie the game as time expired in regulation and the crowd went quiet. It got loud again as overtime began, but as the Lions scored the winning touchdown it all went silent and everyone left.
When it comes to being a Christian and especially when it comes to what our life will be like after we die, that "joyful noise" will never end. Even while we are here on the earth we can rejoice because God is in control. Even when we are going through trials of all kinds, we can "make a joyful noise", because we know that the Lord "works all things out for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose."
When life's got you down, when everything seems to be going wrong, when your life is in the dumps, MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE, because CHRIST IS RISEN! He is risen indeed! ALLELUIA!
Let us pray: Lord, we thank you for giving us voices to holler out Alleluia, because You are indeed risen! ALLELUIA! Amen.
Mon- Confirmation 5:15-6:30
Tues- ELECTION DAY, No preschool; trustees meeting 7pm
Wed- Choir 7pm
Thurs- Karate 5:30-7:30
Sat- Noon-5pm basement reserved; Worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Chapel 11; Elders meeting
WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND:
Acolyte- 8:30- Addie Hoelscher 11- Savannah Masters
Ushers- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Rich Talbert, Don Turnure
Altar- Set up- Jodi Baldwin; Clean Up: Wanda Turnure
Elders- Sat- Randy Fischer; 8:30-Roy Bohning ; 11- Jim Rahn
Greeters- 8:30- Don Nolte; 11- Joan Sexton
Lay Readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier 8:30- Tim Linke; 11- Jim Rahn
Piano- Kathy Barrow
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: Sat- Toni Mauch; Sun- Terry McKenzie
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: Here's a what do you think question: What the man who had an epileptic son mean when he says "I do believe. Help me overcome my unbelief."