DEVOTION: Matthew 22:1-14 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
22 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2 "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3 and sent his servants[a] to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast."' 5 But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business,6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.' 10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 "But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12 And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the attendants, 'Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 14 For many are called, but few are chosen."
Are you paying attention to Jesus' warning here today? It's time to get your life right. It's time to repent of ALL your sin. It's time to get on that wedding clothes of Christ's righteousness, grace, and forgiveness. It's time! Now's the time!
Has Jesus made himself clear? He is speaking to you and to me today! Don't ignore the Lord when he is calling you, whether it be to repentance, to worship, to confession, to love, or whatever the case may be. Don't just keep going about your business with your ears closed to the Lord.
Then, when you hear the Lord and heed his invitation to come to the wedding feast, take your seat and rest! Rest and enjoy the feast! Enjoy God's goodness! Don't worry about whether you are included or not. Just know that with Jesus, you have on the right clothes and you will live forever with Jesus!
Prayer: Lord, open my ears and help me to listen! Open my eyes! I want to see Jesus! Amen.
Thurs-Confirmation make up 5pm; Karate 6:15-7:45
Sat- HOLY YOGA 10-11; Worship 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45
Acolyte- 8:30- Luke Rausch; 11- Nicholas Schulze
Ushers- Rich Boeger, Don Hance, Don Tate, Doug Walters
Altar- Set up- Cheri Hofeldt; Clean Up- Sandy Robine
Elders- Sat- Steve Robine; Sun- 8:30- Rich Talbert; 11- Al Benton
Greeters- 8:30- John and Joanne Hachtel; 11- Joan Sexton
Lay Reader- Sat- Sandra Perricone; 8:30- Steve McDowell, 11- Ben Hoelscher
Sat Pianist- Pat Golden
Organist- Pat Golden
Projectionist: Sat- Mauch; Sun, 8:30- Schaumberg; 11- Faerber
Where was Ur of the Chaldeans located?
Ur was located in what is known as the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The area is now Iraq. Lois Boeger
It is at the southern end of the Euphrates River and north of the Persian Gulf. That is where Abraham and Sarah lived before the started on the journey to Canaan. Don Nolte
TODAY'S QUIZ: What did Eliashib the priest do that greatly displeased Nehemiah?
VISITATION AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR CAL TAMELER
Visitation- Thursday, 3-8pm, at Pitman Funeral Home and Friday, 9-10am at St. John's
Funeral- Friday, 10am burial immediately following in Warrenton City cemetery
Lunch- Immediately following burial
SPECIAL KIDS AND YOUTH REFORMATION SUNDAY SCHOOL AND WEDNESDAY NIGHTS COMING UP!
Starting Sunday, October 15 and ending on Sunday October 29 during Sunday school hour beginning at 9:45 and Wednesdays at 5pm, our Sunday school and youth will be doing a special Reformation VBS style Sunday school and Wednesday night youth night for all kids ages 3-18!!! On Sundays we will have special crafts and games along with the lesson. On Wednesday nights we will start with pizza at 5 and then have our program! Tell your kids, grandkids, neighbor's kids, and everyone else you know about it!!
Sunday school schedule for October 15 and 22
Games crafts, snack, lesson rotation 9:55-10:55
Wednesday Schedule for October 18 and 25-
Pizza Supper- 5pm
Opening Worship- 5:30
Games, crafts, snack, and lesson rotation 5:45-7:00
Sunday school schedule for October 29
Games crafts, snack, lesson rotation 9:10-9:55
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS!! Please call church to volunteer!!!
Kitchen helpers –2 or 3—
Rotation Guides (people to bring groups from one station to another)- 3 or 4—
Other- (all around help)—2-3
500th ANNIVERSARY REFORMATION BLOW OUT CELEBRATION COMING UP SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29!!!
Sunday school- 9am
Potluck Picnic with Fried Chicken- 11:30 (Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert to share!)
Pitch the Keys Singing- Noon
Bounce House, Live Polka Music , Games, Fellowship, Fun--- Noon- 3pm
PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! INVITE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! We want this to be a community event to show everyone that Lutherans are great people who have the truth of the Gospel and the peace of knowing we are saved by grace through faith on account of Christ!!!
LADIES AID VENDOR FAIR AND BAKE SALE COMING UP SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
If you would like to be a vendor or know someone who would, the cost is $20 per spot. They also need baked goods. Call 456-2888 to reserve your spot or to let them know you'll donate some baked goods.
Invite your friends and family and come on down to enjoy it!
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY VERSE IS: "Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord." Philippians 2:8
Whoever comes to Sunday school and tells me this verse will get a prize!
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!
OPERATION BACKPACK DONATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER IS CANNED VEGETABLES. PLEASE BRING YOUR DONATIONS TO CHURCH AND PUT THEM IN THE TUB MARKED "BACKPACK BLESSINGS"!
For the FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF CAL TAMELER as he fell asleep in Jesus Sunday afternoon.
For the MANY IN CALIFORNIA dealing with wildfires.
For IVY TINNIN, who has been diagnosed with epilepsy and will have to take a semester off of school because of it.
For THOSE IN LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI who are dealing with hurricane Nate.
For the HUNDREDS IN LAS VEGAS who are dealing with the tragic shooting.
For DAVID GRAYSON, BUCK HAMPTON, AND GEORGE HOELSCHER all dealing with cancer and chemo treatments.
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.
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
For SAM HARGROVE deployed in Kuwait 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.