PIZZA AT 5:30!  KICKBALL AT 6! SERVICE PROJECT AT 7!  We need to know how many are coming so we know how much pizza to get!  Please reply to tell us if you're coming and how many!  Invite your friends!

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Daily Email: Tuesday, May 30, 2017

DEVOTION:  Psalm 25:1-15   English Standard Version (ESV)

Teach Me Your Paths

[a] Of David.

25 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust;
    let me not be put to shame;
    let not my enemies exult over me.
Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
    they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
    teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me,
    for you are the God of my salvation;
    for you I wait all the day long.

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
    for they have been from of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
    according to your steadfast love remember me,
    for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord;
    therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
He leads the humble in what is right,
    and teaches the humble his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
    for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

11 For your name's sake, O Lord,
    pardon my guilt, for it is great.
12 Who is the man who fears the Lord?
    Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
13 His soul shall abide in well-being,
    and his offspring shall inherit the land.
14 The friendship[b] of the Lord is for those who fear him,
    and he makes known to them his covenant.
15 My eyes are ever toward the Lord,
    for he will pluck my feet out of the net.


How do you want people to remember you?  Should they remember how rebellious and sinful you were when you were a kid?  Should they say, "There's Fred, I've heard too many bad things about him.  We better stay away from him."  Do you want them to remember the many mistakes you've made and bring them up at every opportunity?  Do you want them to remember all the wealth you've collected over the years and all of your accomplishments?  Do you want them to remember how powerful and important you were?  What is important that people remember about you?


Too often this is out of our control.  People are going to remember what they want to remember, good or bad, about you.  And believe me, people are going to remember your mistakes, especially if you've had some doozies, and some very public things you've done. 


There's someone who doesn't though.  Even though he knows better than anyone else what you've done in the past, he has forgotten it all.  He has blotted it from his memory.  Our Lord God, our heavenly Father, remembers us not according to what we deserve, or with the judgmental thoughts that many others would, but according to his steadfast love and faithfulness and for the sake of his goodness.  He remembers you as he remembers his Son, Jesus!


As you go through your day today, and as you are painfully reminded of your faults and failures, remember that the Lord doesn't remember them nor remember you that way.  He remembers you in love, mercy, peace, and forgiveness!!


Prayer: Lord, thank you for forgetting my sin, and for loving me and forgiving me instead.  Amen.




Tues- Quilting 9-2

Wed- YOUTH NIGHT 5:30-7:30; Choir 7

Thurs- Alzheimers Support Group 1pm; Karate 6:15-7:45; Lutheranism 101 6:30

Sat- Worship 5pm

Sun- Worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11am; Shop w/ Scrip orders due

______________________________________________________________________WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK:  
Acolyte- 8:30- Loren Howard; 11- Gus Klaustermeier


Ushers- George, Gary, and Ben Hoelscher; and Brent Davis


Altar- Set up- Ruth Walters; Clean Up- Sandy Robine


Elders- Sat- Al Benton; 8:30- Roy Bohning 11- Jason Cluver??
Greeters-  8:30- John and Anna Hoenig; 11- Marv and Molly Hendershot

Lay Readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier; 8:30- Roy Bohning; 11- Stephanie Owenby


Organist- Ned Quest 


Sat Pianist- Kathy Barrow

Projectionists: Sat- Mauch, 8:30- McKenzie; 11- Savannah Masters


Find a verse in Proverbs that says it is good to smile at people.  Proverbs 15:30 "A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones." 


TODAY'S QUIZ: According to a verse in Ecclesiastes 7, what is better than pride?



ALL YOUTH NIGHT WEDNESDAY 5:30-7:30!!!!  Pizza, kickball, servant project!!  Be there!

Any and every school age youth is invited!!!



Would you like to participate in building a float to represent St. John's in our Fair Parade?  Come to this meeting to give your ideas.  We'd like to do something to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. 



 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. 





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.



For MARIANNE LINKE as she is recovering well from heart surgery (a stent was put in) at home.


For SUE RUHL, as she has been moved to Parklane rehab in Wentzville.


For PAT MANNESS as she is recovering from hand and wrist surgery at home.


For Dawn Frye's dad, WALTER BRADLEY, who has been diagnosed with cancer and will be undergoing intense radiation therapy.


For LOIS BOEGER'S MOM, EVELYN TOEDEBUSCH,  as she has been moved to Breeze Park for more extensive and round the clock care.  


For a FRIEND OF AL AND KAREN BENTON who is dealing with brain cancer.


For CAROL BRAZEE recovering from sinus surgery at home.


For MARILYN FOSTER as she prepares for her retirement.


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 off the treatments for a month and then he will have tests to see
how the cancer is doing.   He is still using the feeding tube.