Daily Email: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

DEVOTION:  Romans 5:6-15  English Standard Version (ESV)

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Death in Adam, Life in Christ

12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men[a] because all sinned— 13 for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. 14 Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come.

15 But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man's trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many.


Did Jesus die for all your sin or just some of it?  Do you have to cooperate with Jesus to work out a deal for your soul?  Do you have to be good, whatever that means, to get to heaven?  How good is good enough? 

We could keep going with these questions, and we could keep debating it all; or we could just believe what the Scriptures say.  Paul says that "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Since then we have now been justified by His blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God." 

I don't think we can we can get any more clear than that.  We are saved by grace through faith on account of Christ! 

I'd like to make it about worship and Bible Study attendance.  I'd like to say that you have to be in worship or Bible study or your soul is in danger of hell, but Jesus doesn't say that.  Good worship and Bible Study attendance is only motivated by the love and grace of Christ.  We aren't motivated to love and good works through the law.  We are only motivated by love! 

I pray that you are motivated by the love of Christ more and more so that you may be filled more and more with His grace to overflowing so it flows from you to everyone around you!  As that happens, be confident that you are saved from the wrath of God and will live forever in His grace!!!

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for sending your son Jesus to die for me while I was still a sinner.  Motivate me by your love to love others, to worship you, and to learn from you through your Word.  Amen.




Wed- ALL Youth (3-18 years old) Fun Night 5:30-7:30

Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45; Grief Support 7pm

Fri- No Bible study at Hendershots

Sat- Men's breakfast 8am; Worship 5pm

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

______________________________________________________________________WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK:  
Acolyte- 8:30- Savannah Masters; 11- Dulci Rahn


Ushers- Charlie Figura, Jason Figura, Brett Nordwald, Erv Yoder


Altar- Set up- Jodi Baldwin; Clean Up- Terry McKenzie


Elders- Sat- Dave Winter; 8:30- Al Benton 11- Jason Cluver
Greeters-  8:30- Bob and Marianne Linke; 11- Dan and Lisa Rausch

Lay Readers- Sat- John Hachtel; 8:30- Allan Dreyer; 11- Dawn Sherman


Organist- Rachel Fisher


Sat Pianist- Kathy Barrow

Projectionists: Sat- Fischer, 8:30- Schaumberg; 11- Sarah Cluver

YESTERDAY'S QUIZ :  During what time period did Joel write his prophecy?

(Since no one answered this yesterday, I'll leave it up one more day.)



ALL YOUTH NIGHT TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY)!!  This is for all our kids 3-18 years old!!!  You will get wet!

5:30- Supper (hotdogs, French fries, fruit)

6- Devotion

6:30- Decorate cupcakes for the fire/EMT department, and get wet with water games outside

7:30- Go home



We will have a MONTHLY grief support group starting this Thursday at 7pm!  If you or someone you know is experiencing grief and would like help and support, please come to this meeting!



French toast bake, scrambled eggs, potato casserole, and bacon!!

We will continue our video Bible study on "The Case for Christ"

Please RSVP especially if you haven't been there in a while or never been.  We'd love to have all y'all!


STEPHEN MINISTRY: 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 many 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!


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.  PLEASE NOTE THAT WE NEED MEN TO BE STEPEHEN MINISTERS JUST AS MUCH AS WOMEN!!


Last Sunday 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! 



 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 CAL TAMELER, as he is dealing with severe pain in his legs due to poor circulation and blockage.


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


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 is nearing the end of her life on the earth and awaiting eagerly her eternal life with Jesus!