Daily Email: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DEVOTION:  Numbers 11:24-30  English Standard Version (ESV)

24 So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord. And he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. And as soon as the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied. But they did not continue doing it.

26 Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. 27 And a young man ran and told Moses, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp." 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, "My lord Moses, stop them." 29 But Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!" 30 And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.

This just goes to show how powerful the Spirit is.  You don't even have to go to church to receive the Holy Spirit.  Eldad and Medad didn't.  They registered, but they didn't go to the tent.  That's code for, "They were members of the church, but they were too lazy to get up and go to the building as they were asked." 

Still God, who is rich in mercy, decided that they should still receive the power of the Holy Spirit. He does the same for you and me.  Whether we are faithful in worship or not, we are still sinners. Each and every one of us is full of sin.  None of us deserves the Holy Spirit living in us. 

But he does.  He fills us with Himself, and gives us more and more grace.  He loves us that much.  Even though we keep turning our backs on him day after day in our weakness and disobedience, he keeps loving us and forgiving us.

Our attendance at worship, our daily living in God's grace, our peace that passes all understanding, has nothing to do with what we do or who we are, except that we believe in Jesus and are his children.  We are his and so he keeps on filling us, forgiving us, and saving us!  Thanks be to God!

Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving me your Spirit despite my continued failure to come to you and to your house.  Amen.



Wed- YOUTH NIGHT 5:30-7:30


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


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


According to a verse in Ecclesiastes 7, what is better than pride? 


"Verse 8 says 'the patient spirit is better than the proud spirit.'"--  Don Nolte


"Oh, oh, oh!!!! I know this one! Are you ready?  A healthy bank account!

Well, how about patience? Not that I agree, but whatever. I would have thought humbleness, would make more sense."  Pat King


TODAY'S QUIZ:  Besides the Bible itself, where else could we find all the other events of Solomon's life from beginning to end if they were still available?  (Hint the answer is found at the same place as the record of Solomon's death.)



ALL YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT 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 continues to recover from a broken hip at 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.