DEVOTION: Psalm 142 English Standard Version (ESV)
You Are My Refuge
A Maskil[a] of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.
David had to deal with a lot of traitors and a lot of trouble throughout his life. For most of his life there were very few people he could trust. It was very hard for him to be at the top. Being the king wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
It was in those times of loneliness and mistrust that David called out to the Lord. He was the only one to whom he could pour out all his troubles. He was the only one to whom he could cry out for relief. It was God who dealt bountifully with him, while everyone else either wanted to dethrone him to take his power or was just jealous of him and would do what it would take to bring him down.
Maybe you feel like that sometimes. Maybe you've committed some grievous sins from which you feel like you can't come back, like David, or like the woman at the well. Maybe your heart hurts from all the times its been stepped on or taken advantage of. Maybe you feel like you just can't trust anyone at all.
Rejoice! You have a Savior, God incarnate, Jesus, to whom you can trust your very soul. He has never let you down, and He never will. He is your rock, your fortress, and your mighty deliverer! Run to Him! Pour out your heart to Him. Give Him your troubles, your failures and your doubts! He will surely lift you up!
Prayer: Lord, Thank you for being everything for me when I need you. Amen.
Mon- Confirmation 5:15-6:30
Tues- Quilting 9-2; Council meeting 7pm
Wed- Supper 5:30; Worship 6:30
Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45
Fri- Assemble newsletter; Youth set up for steak dinner 3-6pm
Sat- Worship 5pm; Steak dinner and Auction 6pm
WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND:
Acolyte- Wed- Kalene Masters 8:30- Savannah Masters 11- Dulci Rahn
Ushers- Wed- Allan Dreyer, Lew Feldkamp, Kent Jacobsmeyer, Paul Klover; Sun- Brent Davis, Ben Hoelscher, Gary Hoelscher, George Hoelscher
Altar- Set up- Jodi Baldwin; Clean Up- John and Anna Hoenig
Elders- Sat- Dave Winter, 8:30- Jason Cluver, 11- Jim Rahn
Greeters- 8:30- Rob and Julie Schaumberg; 11- Al and Karen Benton
Lay Readers- Sat- Sandra Perricone; 8:30- Tim Linke; 11- Jim Rahn
Piano- Molly Hendershot
Organist- Wed and Sun- Rachel Fisher
Projectionists: Sat- Perricones; 8:30- Yoder; 11- Gus
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ Where are Joseph's bones buried? In Shechem in the tract of land that his dad, Jacob had bought for 100 pieces of silver from the sons of Hamor
Thanks to Denise Schlesselmann, Don Nolte, and Pat King for answering this question!
TODAY'S QUESTION: Who was Gideon?
STEAK DINNER AND AUCTION IS THIS SATURDAY!!! TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!!! $25 PER PERSON!!
We still have room for a few more folks! You don't have to pay for the tickets till you come on Saturday, but please let me know you're coming and how many so we can buy the proper amount of steaks. RSVP TODAY by replying to this email!!
AUCTION COULD USE MORE DONATIONS!!
If you have anything that you'd like to donate, please bring it by or reply to this email to let me know!!
SUPPER AT 5:30 ON WEDNESDAY!! WORSHIP AT 6:30!!
Menu: Taco bar and dessert.
Worship: Come and learn the "The Art of Confessing Jesus as Lord"
Come and join us!
PASTOR STILL HAS A FEVER
Please pray for me as I deal with whatever I have. I'm going back to the doctor tomorrow morning.
Until I get rid of it, I won't be able to go and visit anyone. Thank you for your patience!
CHOIR IS IN NEED OF MORE VOICES TO SING AND TO BE NARRATORS FOR THEIR CANTATA FOR PALM SUNDAY, MAUNDY THURSDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY!! Please call Barb Dreyer at 636-359-1906. They meet for practice after Wednesday worship at 7:15.
VENDORS NEEDED FOR OUR MAY 6 VENDOR FAIR AND FLEA MARKET!!
Inside vendors are $25 a table/space. Outside parking spots are $10 a piece. Donations for the youth's pavilion sale can be left in the shed or in pastor's office.
LITTLE LAMBS ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR FOR MEMBERS AND CURRENT STUDENTS BEGINS WEDNESDAY!
March 1 for current students and St. John's members!
April 3 open to all!
Student must be 3 for younger class or 4 for older class by August 1.
$45 nonrefundable registration fee required.
Registration packets can be picked up at Little Lambs during school hours and in the church office during non-school hours.
PREGNANCY OPTIONS CENTER FUNDRAISING BANQUET IS THURSDAY, APRIL 20!!
We need to fill up a couple tables with folks who are willing to support this ministry with their time and money. If you'd like to go to the banquet please let pastor know!! I have two seats left at my table and would like to fill up another one of I could.
TURNING POINT IS HOSTING A FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30 at the QUAIL RIDGE LODGE IN WENZTVILLE!! DOORS OPEN AT 5:30!
Enjoy stylish fashions for all women, great vendors, raffles, delicious hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails. Tickets are $35 each! Go to www.turningpointdvs.com or call 636-456-1186 to get tickets.
VENDOR FAIR/FLEA MARKET WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 6!!
Inside vendor areas are rented for $25 per space
Outside vendors are $10 per parking spot.
Donations for the youth groups sale under the pavilion can be left under the pavilion or in the shed.
STEPHEN MINISTRY IS LOOKING FOR SOME NEW STEPHEN LEADERS
If you love caring for others and consider yourself a leader, this is the perfect way for you to serve the Lord and your church family!
The Stephen Leader training is April 23-29 at the Renaissance Hotel by the airport this year and the cost of the training is covered by the church. If you choose to stay at the hotel you will have to pay for that yourself. It's only a 35 minute commute to the training from Warrenton.
OPERATION BACKPACK ITEMS COLLECTED FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH IS
Individually wrapped snack and packets of oatmeal. Place them in the receptacle marked "Backpack Blessings" in the narthex.
AGAPE DONATIONS ALWAYS ACCEPTED!!
Any nonperishable food items, diapers, toiletries, etc.!!
Perishable food items can be taken directly to Agape at 713 Powell St. in Warrenton. Call 456-4645 to find out when they're open or for more info.
YOUR KROGER CARD CAN EARN MONEY FOR LITTLE LAMBS
For PASTOR AND ALL OTHER DEALING WITH SICKNESS, that God would provide quick healing.
Please pray for both Randy and Patty Sweet's mothers as they are both in failing health. Virginia, Patty's mom, has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. Rose, Randy's mom, had a bad seizure a month ago, and although she is walking and talking fine, the seizure caused some dementia.
For HANNAH LINSTRUTH who is recovering from a broken leg due to a car accident.
For MARIE HARVEY, a sister in law of CHERI VERME, and a friend of the Winters, who is near death from stage 4 cancer.
For DANIELLE MEINE KRAMER, whose leukemia is back after a brief respite from it. She had it for several years while in high school. (She grew up riding Karin's school bus to school.)
For Mim Dunn's nephew DAVID HAHN who is dealing with severe throat cancer.
For LOIS BOEGER'S MOM, EVELYN TOEDEBUSCH, who has been on hospice care for the last few months and slows down a little more every day, but is doing well.
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