DEVOTION: 1 Peter 2:2-10 English Standard Version (ESV)
You have either been around a baby before or you were a baby at one time. Babies have a very limited number of things they can do. They sleep, eat, cry, and poop. Sometimes they can laugh, and they always look cute, but those are the main things.
So why does Peter tell us to be like babies and crave that pure spiritual milk? Very simple, apart from Christ we can do nothing. Apart from the pure spiritual milk of His Word and Sacraments we are lost. Apart from receiving those most important of nutrients we will not grow up into the healthy Christian men and women he created us to be.
Instead of trusting in yourself, trust in Christ alone. As awesome and wonderful as you are, you will fail. You will disappoint yourself and others. Take it from someone who knows.
Instead of looking for salvation, peace, meaning or grace in the shallow and worthless things the world has to offer, trust in Christ alone who is your life and salvation and you will be fulfilled, blessed and peace filled!
So be a baby today! Be the infant son or daughter of Jesus and start drinking that pure spiritual milk of His grace! It is the most refreshing drink that you will ever get!
Let us pray: Lord, thank you for giving me that pure spiritual milk of your Word and Sacraments so that I may grow up in your grace and peace. Amen.
Wed- Little Lambs Roundup (closing program) 5:45; Choir 7
Thurs- Little Lambs Roundup (closing program) 5:45; No karate
Fri- Graduation Dinner 5:30-6:30
Sat- Worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11am; Mother's Day
______________________________________________________________________WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK:
Acolyte- 8:30- Abby Vossen; 11- Kalene Masters
Ushers- Jim Huster, Alex Heitgerd, Tom Linke, Bob Linke
Altar- Set up- Don Hance; Clean Up- Joanne Hachtel
Elders- Sat- Roy Bohning; 8:30- Jason Cluver, 11- Al Benton
Greeters- 8:30- Lew and Dianne Feldkamp; 11- Al and Karen Benton
Lay Readers- Sat- Roy Bohning; 8:30- Allan Dreyer; 11- Karen Benton
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Sat Pianist- Kathy Barrow
Projectionists: Sat- Mauch, 8:30- McKenzie; 11- Cluver
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ :
Name a Psalm that talks about the coming Messiah. Psalm 2, 22, 27, 45, 47, 87, 110 and others
TODAY'S QUIZ: Who became king after David?
OUR NEW CHURCH OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR WILL BE TERRY MCKENZIE!!
Please congratulate her and pray for her and for Marilyn as they work on making the transition and as she begins her ministry at St. John's.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PARKING LOT SALE THIS PAST SATURDAY!!
Little Lambs raised about $300!!
ARMED FORCES SUNDAY DOOR OFFERING WILL BE ON MAY 20 and 21!!
We will be a collecting a door offering to provide for Bible sticks for our soldiers. Most armed forces personnel can't take their phone or computers with them when they are deployed and paper Bibles are too inconvenient. Bible sticks are just the right size and can fit easily into a pocket and carried wherever they go. Each Bible stick cost $25 to make and to ship. There have been over 800,000 of these Bible sticks given to soldiers since it began and thousands of more ready to ship. They just need the funds to get them out the door.
Here's one testimony from a soldier. "I am coming back into the arms of the Father who has never forsaken me. This mp3 Bible came right on time, because I have been contemplating suicide."
Please make a note for yourself to bring some money for this very worthy ministry next weekend!!!
LITTLE LAMBS ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN!!!!
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.
OPERATION BACKPACK ITEMS COLLECTED FOR THE MONTH OF MAY IS CANNED FRUIT!!
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 all of our graduates, college: Kristen Toedebusch (graduated from college in December), Taryn Linke and Chris Groeber (if there are others that I am missing please let me know); High school: Conner Figura, Anna Hargrove, Ben Hoelscher, Shawn Jaeger, Conrad Schaumberg, Dana Sherman, Emma Tinnin, and Rebecca Winn that the Lord would bless them and keep their faith strong as they make transitions and move on to new things.
For all of our kids and teachers as they finish up the school year.
For PAT MANNESS as she undergoes more tests today.
For a FRIEND OF AL AND KAREN BENTON who is dealing with brain cancer.
For HUNDREDS OF OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WHO ARE DEALING WITH THE EFFECTS OF THE FLOOD.
For THE PEOPLE IN UGANDA who are beginning to die from starvation due to drought and famine.
For CAROL BRAZEE recovering from sinus surgery at home.
For KEN FOSTER recovering from back surgery at home.
For PAT KING, as she is recovering from knee replacement surgery at home.
For MARILYN FOSTER as she prepares for her retirement.
For PATTY SWEET'S MOTHER, Virginia, who is on hospice care and is nearing the end of her life.
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.