Daily Email: Monday, June 19, 2017

DEVOTION:  Psalm 91:1-10  New International Version (NIV)

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust."

Surely he will save you
    from the fowler's snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, "The Lord is my refuge,"
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.


As the storms rolled through this past Saturday night, and I was awakened by a very loud clap of thunder, I got up out of bed and looked out the window.  I saw the wind blowing and the rain pouring down.  I took for granted that I could do that, that I could look out at the rain and the storm and still be comfortably in my own house.  I soon went back to bed and back to sleep as the storm quickly moved through, not once thanking God for his provision and protection. 


The wonderful truth is that God doesn't take his protection away from us when we don't appreciate it.  He still protects us from the evil one day by day.  Trouble will befall us from time to time.  We will have to endure pain, and even suffering and death, yet as long as we remain in the Lord and in the shelter of his wings, the devil will never be able to overtake us.  He cannot have us.  We are protected completely from eternal death by the grace, mercy, and peace of our Lord Jesus!


Don't take it for granted!  When you pray, and you should pray often, start your prayers with thanksgiving for what God has given you!  This will make you remember the goodness and grace of the Lord and fill you with joy!  Remind others of what God has done for you, and this will fill you with joy as well!  Then, at the end of the day, and even throughout the day, REST assured that the Lord will keep you under the shelter of his mighty wings forever! 


Let us pray: Lord, thank you for gathering us under your wing as a hen gathers her chicks!  Keep me from wandering out to this dangerous world, keep me from temptation, and deliver me from evil.  Amen.  




Tues- Quilting 9-2; Council 7

Wed- 7-12 grade youth Bible study 6:30-7:30

Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45; Lutheranism 101

Fri- Assemble Newsletter 9am

Sat- Worship 5pm

Sun- Worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; Worship 11am; Youth and pastor leave for Lutheran Island Camp 12:30

________________________________________________________________WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK:  
Acolyte- 8:30- Lydia Miller; 11- Luke Rausch


Ushers- Rich Boeger, Don Hance, Don Tate, Doug Walters


Altar- Set up- Alan Hofeldt; Clean Up- Anna Hoenig


Elders- Sat- Randy Fischer; 8:30- John Hachtel 11- Dave Winter
Greeters-  8:30- Tom and Pam Linke ; 11- Steve and Sandy Robine

Lay Readers- Sat- Judy Koprowski; 8:30- Derek Ebert; 11- ????


Organist- Rachel Fisher


Sat Pianist- Barb Dreyer

Projectionists: Sat- Toni Mauch, 8:30- Terry McKenzie; 11- Gus Klaustermeier

YESTERDAY'S QUIZ :   Was Amaziah king over Israel or Judah?

He was the eighth king of Judah—Don Nolte


Amaziah – or Amatzyah, which means "the strength of the Lord," for those of you who are interested – became the king of Judah after his father Joash was assassinated. He – unlike some other kings of that time – followed the law of Moses, and only killed the dudes who offed his dad; not their children. In the first part of his reign – which lasted 29 years - he reigned alone. But in the 5th year of his tenure, his son, Uzziah – who was only 16 – became a co-regent with him. Unlike most of the kings of that time, he was considered a good king. You can read about him in 2Kings 14 and 2Chronicles 25. Or thereabouts--- Pat King


TODAY'S QUIZ:  What does the name "Beth Aven" mean?




Please pray for us, that we may make an impact for Jesus in many different ways, and that, more importantly, Jesus may make an impact on pastor and the youth that will be going!



Right now we have seven people signed up!  Will you join them?  Reply to sing up or sign your name to the sign up sheet on the table in the narthex.


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 the BOEGER AND TOEDEBUSCH FAMILIES, as Lois's mom Evelyn went to heaven this past week and her body was laid to rest this past Saturday.


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.