DEVOTION: James 3:1-12 English Standard Version (ESV)
Taming the Tongue
3 Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2 For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3 If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4 Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5 So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.
How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life,[a] and set on fire by hell.[b] 7 For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9 With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10 From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers,[c] these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.
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CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Wed- Disciple Makers 6:30pm; Choir 7
Thurs- Karate 6:15pm
Sat- Men's Breakfast 8am
Sun- Adult Bible class 8:15; Worship 9:30; Disciple Makers 10:45
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Isabel Benke
Ushers- Lew Feldkamp, Rich Boeger, Brett Nordwald, Scott Schulze
Altar- Set up- Dave and Linda Callies; Clean Up- Terry McKenzie
Communion assistant- Roy Bohning
Greeter- John and Joanne Hachtel
Lay Reader- Steve McDowell
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ What is Sheol?
The word, occurring 65 times in the Hebrew old testament, still is obscure. 1. It can mean the resting place of mankind's mortal remains. 2. It can also mean "realm of the dead," both righteous and wicked. 3. Shoel means the place where God's judgement overtakes evildoers.
TODAY'S QUIZ: After his friends gave him speeches and platitudes to try to help him in his troubles, how did Job respond?
IF YOU DIDN"T MAKE IT SUNDAY TO DISCIPLE MAKERS, YOU HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO MAKE IT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) at 6:30pm!!!
I am really excited about this new form of worship and Bible study/Sunday school! God will surely bless it and make it grow!
Yesterday we talked about the Bible. What is the Bible? What is it for? Who wrote it? How should we read it and study it? It was a great beginning! The kids also each got an age appropriate book to take home.
This Sunday we are going to get into it! We'll start with the creation account up to Adam and Eve.
Every week we will have some worship time and then we will answer three questions about the story we are studying:
What is the history of it all? (What actually happened?)
What is His story? (What does God want us to understand and know?)
What is your story? (What is it all about for you?)
If you didn't make it yesterday, we have another session every week on Wednesday at 6:30!! Please join us! Every age is invited to participate!!! You might even get a book!
TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY FOR $45 REGISTRATION FOR THE MEN'S RETREAT AT MARK TWAIN STATE PARK, SEPTEMBER 28-30!! TOMORROW IT GOES UP TO $50
Go to www.t3mensretreat.org to register!!
What do you get for your money?
Fellowship with the brothers
Please consider joining us!
FAMILY TRIP TO THE CREATION MUSEUM AND ARK ENCOUNTER IN PETERSBURG, KY IS BEING PLANNED FOR WARRENTON SCHOOL'S FALL BREAK, October 18-20! Go to www.creationmuseum.org for all the info you need!
Here is a break down of the ticket prices
Adult (ages 18–59)
Museum and Ark Encounter$70
Senior (ages 60+)
Youth (ages 13–17)
Children (ages 5–12)
Children (ages 4 and under)
Hotels are in the $100 price range. Please let me know if you are planning on going and if I get enough interest I will look into group rates.
LITTLE LAMBS GOLF OUTING SEPTEMBER 30!!! HOLE SPONSORS AND PLAYERS NEEDED!
Do you want to celebrate and support Little Lambs on their 30th anniversary on September 30th, but you don't play golf or can't be there? Here's the perfect opportunity! Sponsor a hole! Your name or business will be on a sign at one of the 18 holes on the course!! What a great way to show your support for Little Lambs preschool. the best preschool in the county! Call the office at 456-2888 or email Lisa Rausch at firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know you want to sponsor a hole! You can also call Lisa at 314-740-0991 if no one is on the office.
Registration is open for the event too! Get your twosome together today or just register as an individual!! Just $60 per person! Call 456-2888!
LITTLE LAMBS IS MAKING A BUDDY BENCH OUT OF RECYCLED PLASTIC CAPS
Please save your plastic bottle and jugs caps They will need 30 pounds of them. (water, soda, Gatorade, milk jugs, etc. are accepted.) There is a receptacle in the narthex or you can just bring them down to the preschool teacher's table in the preschool room.
VENDORS NEEDED FOR THE NOVEMBER 3 VENDOR FAIR!!
If you'd like a table or know someone who would call Terry @ 456-2888 or Marilyn Foster who is in charge of the event at 456-4195 to reserve your spot!
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!
For the NORDWALD FAMILY, as Brett's grandma is on hospice and is nearing the end of her time on earth.
For LIL AND DAVE WINTER AND THEIR FAMILY, as they mourn the loss of Lil's son Raymond.
For JIM HUSTER, as he has a pacemaker put in today.
A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING for successful surgery for DON NOLTE. He is at home and recovering well.
For the many in our congregation who are dealing with macular degeneration including, Evelyn Sherman, Al Benton, Jeannie Siebold (a friend of the congregation), and many others.
For BUCK HAMPTON, AND MARY WILLIAMS who are on hospice care.
For DENISE HOOKER (Betty Tameler's daughter) and GEORGE HOESCHER, as they continue to deal with cancer.
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
For CONNER FIGURA going through tech training in the Air Force.
For both DAN DREYER and SAM HARGROVE as they adjust to civilian life and await their next assignments.
For COLTON FIGURA deployed to Turkey for five more months.
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.