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I've often referred to this passage when I get a little perturbed at Jesus for not coming back yet. I want him to come back soon and now, but I also realize that God is not bound by time or space, and that my time is but a moment in God's eyes. Who am I to presume upon God that he should do what I think and ask? He'll come when we're ready and when he wants.
The other thing is that he is waiting for the total number of people wo will come to repentance and believe to do it. As far as I can tell, there are still A LOT of people who need to come to repentance. Millions and Billions of people living on the earth right now need to come to repentance and believe! Jesus isn't coming back until that happens.
Is it clear enough for you yet? Do you want Jesus to come back? Then do what he has called you to do! Go and make disciples! Invite people to worship. Tonight is the perfect night for that! Invite them to supper at 5:30 and worship at 6:30! GO to your neighbors and ask them if they go to church. If they don't, invite them to yours! Go to those who have sinned against you and offer them your forgiveness! Go to those against whom you have sinned and ask for forgiveness! Repent and live in repentance! "Be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace!
Prayer: Lord, help me to be another John the Baptist here in my own little world today and call people to repentance and faith in you and your love. Amen.
Wed- Ladies Aid Christmas party at Denny's noon; Supper 5:30; Worship 6:30; Choir 7:15
Thurs- Alzheimer's Support group; Confirmation make up 6; No karate
Fri- Sunday school Christmas program practice 5:30-8
Sat- Basement reserved 4-8pm; Worship- 5pm
Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Adult Bible class and Sunday school 9:45; Stephen Ministry 9:45; Choir practice 9:45; Elders noon; Little Lambs Christmas program 1 and 3
Acolyte- Wed- Cierra Figura; 8:30- Addie Hoelscher; 11- Loren Howard
Ushers- Wed- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Rich Talbert, Don Turnure; Sun- Bob Linke, Tom Linke, ????, ????
Altar- Wed candles- Don Hance; Sun, Set up- Jodi Baldwin Clean Up- McKenzie
Elder- Sat- Randy Fischer; 8:30- Don Turnure; 11- Steve Robine
Greeters- 8:30- Dave and Hope Tinnin; 11- Marv and Molly Hendershot
Lay Reader- Sat- Sandra Perricone; 8:30- Erv Yoder; 11- Karen Benton
Pianist Sat- Kathy Barrow
Organist- Ned Quest
Projectionist- Sat- Perricone; 8:30- McKenzie; 11- Dulci Rahn
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: Who was Titus?
A distinguished Grecian who became a Christian convert and a companion of Paul in his trials and on his missionary tours. The book of Titus in the New Testament was a letter written to Titus by Paul to instrruct him in his ministerial duties in Crete. (Thanks Don!)
TODAY'S QUIZ: Who was Philemon?
OUR FIRST ADVENT DINNER IS TONIGHT AT 5:30! EVERYONE IS INVITED!!!
All in elder groups 1-3 are responsible for bringing either a side dish or salad and a dessert! Fried chicken will be the main course for all three meals! Worship will begin at 6:30! We'll hear different voices proclaim the coming of Jesus! Zechariah (The Benedictus), Gabriel (the announcement to Mary), and Mary (the Magnificat) will proclaim the birth long foretold!
LADIES AID CHRISTMAS PARTY AT NOON TODAY AT DENNY'S!!!
SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE IS FRIDAY NIGHT 5:30-8PM!!!:
The other one is the following Saturday, Dec. 16, 9-Noon
All parents and kids should plan on being there for these practices! VERY IMPORTANT STUFF!
THE PROGRAM WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20 at 6:30 during our regular midweek Advent service!!
If you would like your children to be in the program, they need to be at Sunday school!
SIGN UP SHEET TO BUY A POINSETTIA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY IS ON THE COUNTER IN THE NARTHEX! COST IS $13.50
NEW YEARS CELEBRATION ON NEW YEAR'S EVE MORNING!!
We will have one service on New Year's Eve with a potluck afterward! Our main dish will be sloppy joes and we'll have chips there as well. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share! Bring all your leftover cookies!! There will be a sign up sheet to let us know you're coming on the counter in the narthex, but even if you don't rsvp, please come!! We'll have plenty of food!
We're going to plan our personal "goals" for 2018!!
LITTLE LAMBS IS SELLING CANDY BARS AND COULD USE YOUR HELP!
If you'd like to help sell a box or two of candy bars as a fundraiser for Little Lambs preschool. Let Terry or one of the preschool ladies know. They'll hook you up right quick!
VOTER'S MEETING RESULTS FROM LAST SUNDAY
As you can see, a lot is getting done in and around St. John's. It may be slow going at times, but God is definitely moving! I'm excited to see what God has in store for 2018!! It's gonna be a great year watching A LOT of people come to Christ and become members of St. John's! If you'd like to volunteer for our task force to look into structure changes, please reply to this email. Please look for lots of wonderful stuff to be happening in the near future, and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY for St. John's that we can grow in making disciples in, out and together!!
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY VERSE IS: "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
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OPERATION BACKPACK DONATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IS INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED SNACKS AND PACKETS OF OATMEAL.
For PEGGY TALBERT who is having knee replacement surgery today.
For TONI MAUCH who is having hip surgery next Wednesday, Dec. 13.
For RON HEITGERD, son of Donna Heitgerd, who is hospitalized after a fall, but is also dealing with many other health issues.
THANKSGIVING for the birth of a grandson to the Burmeisters. He was born three weeks early so is spending a few days in the NICU, but is doing well.
For our CHURCH, as we begin to make some big changes to both our governance structure and our building, and as we move forward to make disciples of all nations.
For JENNIFER RAHN, who is recovering from heart valve replacement surgery at home.
For LINDA CALLIES, who is recovering from infection at home.
For GEORGE HOELSCHER, BUCK HAMPTON, DENISE HOOKER (betty Tameler's daughter) as they continue to deal with cancer.
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
For COLTON FIGURA deployed to Turkey, 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, 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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