For KELSEY OVERBECK AND SEAN RESNICK who are getting married this Saturday.
For LORI FELDKAMP AND HER FIANCE' as they are getting married this coming Monday.
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2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,[a] 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,[b] 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,[c] being born in the likeness of men.8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.
Can you be proud and humble at the same time? It depends on what you are proud of. It's wonderful to be proud of your church, but don't be proud of the people, they are all poor miserable sinners like you. Don't be proud of the pastor, he's the chief of all the sinners. Instead be proud of the truth that is preached, believed, and confessed! Be proud of Jesus the author and perfecter of your faith, the builder and keeper of your church, and the reason you will go to heaven!
Don't be proud of yourself, for in the same instance you can both do something great and sin at the same time. As God says in Leviticus "Pride comes before the fall." Those who are proud of other people or of their own accomplishments or how many friends the have on Facebook, or how many trophies they have, or how many people like them, are bound to be disappointed and the more proud you are, the greater the fall, the bigger the disappointment.
It's all about you decreasing so Jesus can increase. Having a mind of humility will bring you closer to Jesus and will help you to see how much you must rely on Jesus. Have peace in Christ today so that no matter what happens whether you succeed or fail in what you do today, God will be praised!
Prayer: Lord, keep me from being prideful of anything that distracts from you and your grace. Help me to keep my own eyes fixed on you so that others may see you as well. Amen.
Wed- Oak Point worship 10am; Stephen Ministry 6pm; choir 7pm
Thurs-Karate 6:15-7:45; Lutheranism 101 6:30???
Fri- Basement reserved for Rehearsal dinner 5-10pm
Sat- HOLY YOGA 10-11; LWML Weekend Worship 5pm
Sun LWML Weekend Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45
Ushers: Dave Callies, Don Nolte, Marv Hendershot, Kevin Luebke
Altar- Set up- Terry McKenzie; Clean Up- Pam Linke
Elders- Sat- Steve Robine; Sun- 8:30- Al Benton; 11- Dave Winter
Greeters- 8:30- Lew and Dianne Feldkamp; 11- Dan and Lisa Rausch
Lay Reader- Sat- Marcia Sevier; 8:30- Karen Benton, 11- Molly Hendershot
Organist- Barb Dreyer
11am pianist- Molly Hendershot
Projectionist: Sat- Perricone; Sun, 8:30- Yoder; 11-
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: Who was Rehum?
Here's Don Nolte's answer from Monday. Rehum was the son of Bani and a Levite and a temple worker. Nehemiah 3:17 THANKS DON (He was also a commanding officer.)
TODAY'S QUIZ: What is the flying scroll in Zechariah?
LWML WEEKEND THIS WEEKEND
We will be honoring our Ladies Aid and they will be recognized in all three services this weekend. May God continue to bless them for their faithfulness to the Lord and for the work they do to his glory and for his purpose!
LIFE CHAIN THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2-3pm
Join the Right to Life group of Warren County and others as they show their support for the sanctity of life at all stages! They will be lined up with signs supporting life on the west side of hwy 47 between the service road (Legacy Drug Store and Imo's) and the Kroger stoplight (Main St.).
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY VERSE FOR THIS WEEK
Every week the kids get a Bible verse to memorize and if they are able to tell it to pastor during Sunday school opening they will get a prize! This week's Bible verse is: "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain" Philippians 1:21
Let's get so many kids to tell it to pastor that we run out of prizes!!!
NEW OUTREACH BOOKLET DISPLAY AT CHURCH
DO YOU HAVE A THRIVENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNT OR POLICY?
You may be eligible to receive money for Little Lambs or Good Shepherd!! Go to www.thrivent.com/choicedollars to check it out!
OUR NEXT FIFTH SUNDAY CELEBRATION WILL BE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29… REFORMATION SUNDAY!! TO CELEBRATE THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BEGINNING OF THE REFORMATION AND THE POSTING OF THE 95 THESES BY MARTIN LUTHER ON THE CASTLE CHURCH DOOR IN WITTENBERG, GERMANY!!
It is going to be a blowout celebration! Mark your calendars today to make sure you are there to enjoy the celebration!
For DONNA HEITGERD'S DAUGHTER IN LAW, PEGGY, as she recovers from back surgery, and for her son RON as he recovers from surgery on his foot.
For LIL WINTER who is having surgery on Friday.
For CAL AND BETTY TAMELER'S DAUGHTER, DENISE, as she was diagnosed with cancer this past week.
For BUCK HAMPTON, as he was diagnosed with lung cancer on Thursday.
For IVY TINNIN who had a seizure early this past Sunday morning and is gong to see a neurologist tomorrow.
For PAUL AND AMANDA PROUHET who are expecting another child, their third.
For the INFANT GRANDSON OF DANE AND JODI BALDWIN who was born twelve weeks premature. Right now he is getting some help with breathing, but all vitals and everything are good. He was born at 2 and a half pounds.
For THOSE IN THE CARIBBEAN, FLORIDA, AND THE EAST COAST who are dealing with hurricane Irma.
For THOSE IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA who are dealing with historic flooding and damage from hurricane Harvey.
For GEORGE HOELSCHER as he continues to fight cancer and goes through cancer treatments.
For CAL TAMELER who is HOME and is recovering from surgeries and a heart attack.
For ANGIE BRUNSON, who is at home, but is still dealing with blood clots and an infection after a trouble from a hysterectomy.
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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