June is Stephen Ministry Month

Throughout the month of June we will be highlighting our Stephen Ministry program. 


Stephen Ministry is a caring ministry that is carried out by lay people.  It has been a part of St. John's in various forms and levels since 2003.  Many people have gone through the training and cared for others with their training.  These people are called "care givers".  Many more have benefitted from the help these people have provided.  These people are called "care receivers".  This is a tremendously beneficial ministry to both care giver and care receivers as both grow in faith and as man of them become friends if they weren't already. 


It is also a great benefit to our congregation for many different reasons!  Care givers learn how to be better Christian moms, dads, husbands, wives, friends, and church members.  The congregation grows as our community finds out how caring and loving we are as a congregation through this ministry.  It is a wonderful thing!


All this being said, we are in need of some new Stephen ministers.  It is a commitment, but the commitment is definitely worth it!  You will be blessed beyond measure if you go through the training and become a Stephen Minister.


Yesterday at our 8:30 worship Chrissy Groeber and Marcia Sevier were installed as our new Stephen Leaders!!  They will be starting a new Stephen Ministry training as soon as everyone who is interested signs up and a start date and time can be established. 


Please prayerfully consider this and then come to church this coming weekend and sign up or reply to this email and I will sign you up! 


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Daily Email: Monday, June 5, 2017

DEVOTION:  Psalm 8  English Standard Version (ESV)

How Majestic Is Your Name

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.[a] A Psalm of David.

O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
    Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
    to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[b]
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
    you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
    and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!


This coming weekend is the celebration of the "Holy Trinity".  We will speak parts if not all of the Athanasian Creed, and we will talk about the magnificent mystery that is the theology of the Trinity.  It is something that God has revealed to us in His Word but on this side of heaven we will not understand it.


What's in a name anyway?  Does it really matter what we call God?  YES!  We must call Him who and what He is!  It is not up to us to make up names for God or to try to explain or fathom His existence.  We are only able to call God what He has revealed His name and His existence to be.  We can call Him Father, Son, and Holy Spirit because He has called Himself that.  We can call Him eternal, omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent because He has called himself that and has exhibited these attributes. 


We don't praise, honor, worship, and obey a god that we make up but THE GOD that is, was, and ever shall be. 


Prayer:  O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth!  Help me to submit to your holy name and holy will.  Amen.





Tues- Quilting 9-2; Float Meeting 7pm

Wed- Youth Night Bible Study 6:30-7:30

Thurs- Choir 7pm; Karate 6:15-7:45; Lutheranism 101 6:30-7:30

Fri- 7-12 grade lock in 8pm-8am

Sat- Lock in ends 8am; Worship 5pm

Sun- Worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11am; Elders meeting noon

______________________________________________________________________WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK:  
Acolyte- 8:30- Nova Luebke; 11- Kalene Masters


Ushers- Dave Callies, Marv Hendershot, Don Luebke, Don Nolte


Altar- Set up- Dave and Linda Callies; Clean Up- Wanda Turnure


Elders- Sat- Dave Winter; 8:30- ??? 11- Charlie Figura
Greeters-  8:30- Paul and Cindy Klover; 11- Mike and Naomi Johnson

Lay Readers- Sat- Roy Bohning; 8:30- Christy Winn; 11- Steve Robine


Organist- Rachel Fisher


Sat Pianist- Barb Dreyer

Projectionists: Sat- Perricone, 8:30- Yoder; 11- Sarah Cluver

TODAY'S QUIZ : Who was Jezebel?




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. 



Please rsvp to let me know if you are coming and if you are bringing friends!  Bring $5 for pizza!



If you are mourning the loss of a loved one, whether the loss is new or not, you need support and people with whom you can share your sorrow and joy.  Please join us that evening to be a part of it.


NO BIBLE STUDY AT HENDERSHOT'S IN JUNE!  They will be on vacation.  It will resume in July.



 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 CORA CLUVER as she continues to recover from complications after a colonoscopy.


For MARIANNE LINKE, as she continues to recover from heart surgery.


A prayer of thanksgiving for DANIELLE KRAMER, friend of many in the congregation, as she received a successful bone marrow transplant!


For FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF KEVIN BUXTON, a friend of many in the congregation, who is being laid to rest today. He was only 33 years old.


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