My message from last Sunday. Please listen!
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The only reason God has mercy on us is because he loves us. It is NOT because of any merit or worthiness in me. It is NOT because I go to church. It is NOT because I dedicated my life to Christ. It is NOT because I am a good person. It is NOT because I have it all together.
It is only because He chose to love me and have mercy on me. He sent His Son to die for me, before I was even a person on this earth. Jesus chose to suffer and die even before I took my first breath. "IT IS BECAUSE GOD LOVES YOU AND IS KEEPING THE OATH HE SWORE TO YOUR FATHERS."
So whatever you're going through today, whatever guilt is keeping you from a right relationship with Jesus, whatever pain you may have caused, whatever tough circumstances you may be dealing with, know that the Almighty, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent Lord of all creation loves little, insignificant you!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for loving me so much that you died for me, even though I don't deserve it. Amen.
Tues- Quilting 9-2
Wed- Worship at Oak Pointe at 9am (an hour earlier than usual)
Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45; Choir 7pm
Fri- Assemble Newsletter 9am
Sat- NO Worship!! Worship will be one service at 10am on Sunday this week!
Sun- Sunday school 9; Worship 10; Potluck and Festivities 11
________________________________________________________________WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS WEEK:
Acolyte- Nova Luebke
Ushers- Brent Davis, George Hoelscher, Gary Hoelscher, Ben Hoelscher
Altar- Set up- Cheri Hofeldt; Clean Up- Lynn Russell and Elaine Schauer
Elders- Al Benton
Greeters- Rob and Julie Schaumberg
Lay Reader- Steve McDowell
Organist- Rachel Fisher
Projectionist: Erv Yoder
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ :
Why is Jeremiah called the "weeping prophet"?
Great answer Don! Thanks!
His calling was to warn and prophesy the to the people of Judah hammering them with prophesy after prophesy only to be rebuked. The land was full of vice and idolatry. The people slew the prophets and would have vices and idolatry go unrebuked. He foretold of the punishment that was at hand, the destruction of Jerusalem and the 70 year Babylonian captivity. This wore on him as they would not listen to his warnings. For over forty years, down to the captivity, he had to say hard things to obstinately wicked people. He had to look on while the people grew from bad to worse, always wanting to kill him, and putting him to much hardship. He had to look o with his own eyes how the land was destroyed and the people carried away captive, amid great misery and bloodshed. Afterward he had to preach and suffer in Egypt, for it is believed that he was stoned to death by the Jews in Egypt. I'd cry too.
TUESDAY'S QUIZ: Besides being a city in Tennessee where else is Memphis located?
OUR FIRST FIFTH SUNDAY CELEBRATION DAY IS THIS SUNDAY, JULY 30!
Sunday school and Bible Class 9am
Festivities, Activities, and Potluck 11am-1pm
All are asked to bring either a side dish or salad to share for the potluck.
Be ready to meet some new brothers and sisters in Christ!!
ALEC AND RACHEL FISHER'S LAST SUNDAY WITH US WILL BE THIS SUNDAY, JULY 30!!
Alec Fisher (the guy who preached while I was on vacation) has received a call to be a pastor in Maryland, therefore Rachel Fisher's (our organist) last Sunday to play organ and violin for us will be July 30. We would like to thank them both for their service to St. John's these past two years with cards and gifts on that day. Please consider bringing a gift to the 5th Sunday celebration on Sunday, July 30 at 11am to show them your appreciation! They, along with their beautiful children, will both be greatly missed.
TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP GROUP TRIP COMING UP!!! GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
ANNUAL RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE AT ST. JOHN'S COMING UP THURSDAY, AUGUST 3!!!
Volunteers are needed to set up and take down before and after and during the drive to sign people in when they come. Call Terry at 456-2888 to sign up! You can make an appointment to donate at redcross.org. Walk ins are always welcome too.
For GEORGE HOELSCHER as he found out that he has lymphoma yesterday. He will begin intensive therapy soon.
For LOIS FRICK as she has been moved to St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis for rehab.
For LIL WINTER as she undergoes tests today to find out why she has a liver infection.
For CAL TAMELER as he awaits much needed surgery on his legs. Surgery is scheduled for August 8.
For THE JACOBSMEYER FAMILY as they mourn the loss of Kent's grandmother.
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
For SAM HARGROVE deployed in Amman, Jordan and DAN DREYER deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, that the Lord would keep them safe from harm during their service and bring them home safely.
For DAVID TATE stationed in Japan, COLTON FIGURA stationed in California, and ALEX WALTERS, stationed in Tennessee. That God would bless their service to our country and keep them safe as they all await possible deployment.
For CALEB FIGURA AND VINCE MASTERS who are both serving our country in the National Guard and take time out of their lives, jobs, and families to go on duty several times a year.
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