DEVOTION: Luke 7:18-35 English Standard Version (ESV)
Messengers from John the Baptist
18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John,19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?" 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, 'Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'" 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, "Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers[a] are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me."
24 When John's messengers had gone, Jesus[b] began to speak to the crowds concerning John: "What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings' courts. 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written,
28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."29 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just,[c] having been baptized with the baptism of John,30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.)
31 "To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another,
33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, 'He has a demon.' 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, 'Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' 35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Thurs- Blood Drive 3-7pm; Karate 6:15-7:45
Sat- Men's bkfst moved to the 22nd
Sun- Adult Bible Class 8:15; Worship 9:30; NO DISCIPLE MAKERS
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Loren Howard
Ushers- Lew Feldkamp, Rich Boeger, Brett Nordwald, Scott Schulze
Altar- Set up- Jodi Baldwin; Clean Up- Terry McKenzie
Communion assistant- Roy Bohning
Greeters- Don and Donna Sherman
Lay Reader- Steve McDowell
TODAY'S QUIZ: Where is Caesarea?
12/9/18 Worship. Enjoy!
BLOOD DRIVE TODAY—3-8pm!!
What better way to celebrate the season of giving than to give blood! Do it! Call the church office to make an appointment or just come in!
ADVENT WEDNESDAYS CONTINUE NEXT WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19 WITH A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PARTY!!
On Dec. 19th we are going to have a Christmas party in our downstairs fellowship area. Everyone is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. We will have a Christmas hymn and carol sing, games, cookie decorating, and a Christmas photo booth for you and your family to get a nice (or goofy) picture taken.
Please make plans now to join us for this wonderful preparation of our Lord's birthday!!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WORKERS TO HELP WITH SECURITY, PROJECTION, AND SUNDAY SCHOOL!!!
WE REALLY NEED PARENTS WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN TO SIGN UP TO BE SUNDAY SCHOOL/KID'S TIME HELPERS!!!
Thanks to Don Nolte for filling up our lists of altar clean up and 9am lay readers!
Here's what is still needed. PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL TO SIGN UP IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!!! If you have questions as to what the job entails, feel free to reply or to call pastor for an explanation!!
SECURITY TEAM MEMBERS (It is preferred that you have some security training)
8:30-10:15- two more needed
10:15-12- Two more needed
Monday, 6:15-7:45-- Four more needed
Sunday, 9am-- 2 or 3 more If you're already on the current list, please let us know that you'd like to continue.
Monday, 6:30—2 or 3 more
SUNDAY SCHOOL/KID TIME HELPERS) THIS IS WHERE WE STILL NEED THE MOST HELP!!
10:15 and or 11:15 on Sunday and 6:30 on Monday
(One or two more needed for each service!!)
Here's how it will work-- Kids will go to Sunday school right after the first service until the second service starts. Approximate time will be 10:15-10:45.
Also, halfway through the second service, at approximately 11:15, the kids who are at worship will leave and have a lesson on their own while the rest of the congregation will finish worship.
Monday night will be the same as the late service on Sunday as long as we have people to take kids and help them.
GET YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM CHURCH!!!
They are $6 a box. They're on the glass cabinet in the fellowship hall. Please put the money for them in the box on the cabinet, or in a marked envelope on the office desk.
LITTLE LAMBS IS STILL COLLECTING PLASTIC CAPS FOR THEIR BENCH!!
Any plastic lid will do! They need 300lbs total! There are boxes in the narthex and in Little Lambs.
OPERATION BACKPACK CONTINUES!!
There are hundreds of kids in need in Warrenton. Many of them go to homes without food, especially on weekends. The food that is collected from us gets put into kids backpacks discreetly on Fridays and sent home with them on Fridays. This month's collection is individually wrapped snacks and packets of oatmeal.
For BETTY TAMELER who fell yesterday at the ladies Christmas party and has a slight concussion.
For PASTOR RON LEHENBAUER who is dealing with a return of his cancer.
A prayer of thanksgiving for DAVE AND LIL WINTER who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this Saturday,
For LIL WINTER as she is having hernia surgery Christmas Eve.
For CAROL BOEGER AND HER FAMILY, as they mourn the death of her daughter, Marilyn Bax.
For LEO BADER, recovering from surgery after being hurt in a farming accident last week.
For GEORGE HOELSCHER, as he has a trial cancer treatment every Monday at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
For HOWARD LINKE, brother of Bob Linke, who remains hospitalized with complications from a triple bypass. .
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
For CONNER FIGURA going through tech training for the Air Force. .
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
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