DEVOTION: Acts 10:34-48 English Standard Version (ESV)
Gentiles Hear the Good News
34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: "Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), 37 you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. 39 And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, 41 not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. 43 To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name."
The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles
44 While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared,47 "Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?" 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.
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Tues- Quilting 9-2; Gus's birthday
Wed- choir 7
Thurs- National Day of Prayer breakfast 6:30am; Prayer service 7am; Alzheimer's Support group 1; Karate 6:15pm
Fri- Pastor's mom and dad's 50th anniversary (Klaustermeiers gone to MN this weekend)
Sat- worship 5pm; Ladies Aid Bake Sale after worship
Sun- Worship 8:30 or 11; Ladies Aid Bake Sale after worship; Sunday school 9:45
Acolyte- 8:30- Nick Schulze; 11- Loren Howard
Ushers- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Gary Hoelscher, Ben Hoelscher; 11- Dave Winter
Altar- Set up- Dave and Linda Callies; Clean Up- Pam Linke
Communion assistant- Sat- Steve Robine; 8:30- Jason Cluver; 11- Dave Winter
Greeters- 8:30- Tom and Pam Linke; 11- Marv and Molly Hendershot
Projectionist- No projectionists this weekend
Lay Reader- Sat- Don Nolte; 8:30- Lois Boeger; 11- Karen Benton
Organist- Barb Dreyer
11am Pianist- Molly Hendershot
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: Who was the "director of music" during the writing of the Psalms?
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER BREAKFAST AND WORSHIP THIS THURSDAY, Breakfast 6:30; Service 7-7:30!!
Please join us to pray for your country, community, church, friends, family, schools and everything else!
BAKE SALE THIS WEEKEND AT CHURCH!!
Our Ladies Aid is having a bake sale this weekend after each of the worship services!! All proceeds are by free will offering. Come to church and get some goodies for breakfast or dessert! Bring some cash to support the many ministries that our LWML supports!
DENNY'S FUNDRAISER ON TUESDAY, MAY 8 FOR TURNING POINT AND AGAPE!!
Go out to eat. Get good food. Enjoy the company of others. Support Agape and Turning Point! 20% of all proceeds will go to these two organizations.
YOUR DISHES ARE STILL DOWNSTAIRS!!
I'll give you till this Thursday to pick them up.
ISAIAH 55 MINISTRY HAS BEGUN AT ST. JOHN'S!!
This ministry is very simple. Take the Word of God and put it into the hands and lives of people. As you go about your day, simply leave them in the restaurant, store, waiting room—wherever someone would find them. Give them as gifts to your friends and neighbors.
This ministry is based on these verses from Isaiah 55
10 "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Bibles on are the counter in the narthex. Take as many as you want!
YARD SIGNS FOR THE PREGNANCY OPTIONS CENTER
Would you like to have a sign in your yard promoting the pregnancy options center?
It simply says:
FAITH5 TRAINING (No FAITH5 training this Sunday due to Pastor's absence)
- Every Sunday at 9:45 April 15-May 27—For the next five weeks we will be digging deeper into the five faith practices of our Faith5 movement. Yesterday we did an overview and a quick practice of Faith5 with each other. This coming Sunday we are going to take a longer look at what "Sharing" our highs and lows is all about and why it is beneficial for us. (Please note that there will be no class on April 29 because it is 5th Sunday or May 20 because of voters meeting)
- Saturday, May 19 8-Noon- We are going to take one whole morning and have a crash course on faith5 and how we can get the most out of it. Registration and Sign up is greatly appreciated for this! Sign up sheet for it is on the counter in the narthex. You can also simply reply to this email, or you can call or text me at 636-359-1061 to let me know you'll be there.
LITTLE LAMBS ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!!!
Call the church office to get registration forms. Any questions, talk to Lisa Rausch or Karin Klaustermeier.
OFFERING ENVELOPES ARE ON THE SHELVES UNDERNEATH THE CHURCH MAILBOXES IN THE NARTHEX IF YOU HAVEN'T PICKED THEM UP YET!
OUR LAST DIRECTORY (Last updated in August of 2016) has a lot of outdated phone numbers. If your number has changed, please call the office 456-2888 and let Terry know!
DUE TO SOME TROUBLES WITH OUR CHURCH EMAIL ADDRESS WE HAVE HAD TO GET A NEW ONE
Our new email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Please change it in your address books!!
Pastor's email, email@example.com will remain the same.
LITTLE LAMBS IS STILL 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!
DO YOU HAVE A THRIVENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNT OR POLICY?
OPERATION BACKPACK DONATIONS FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL IS canned soup and ramen noodles.
Prayer of thanksgiving for CAROL BRAZEE, as she is back out of ICU and is doing rather well.
For BILL MCKENZIE, as he is in kidney failure and only has a short time left on the earth.
For BUCK HAMPTON who has decided to stop chemo treatments and go on hospice care.
For RON WILLIAMS' MOM, MARY WILLIAMS, as she is on hospice care at the end stages of Alzheimer's/Dementia.
For JEANNIE SIEBOLD, DENISE HOOKER (Betty Tameler's daughter), GEORGE HOESCHER, as they continue to deal with cancer.
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
For both DAN DREYER and SAM HARGROVE as they move on to their next assignments and/or get jobs during their interim at home.
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.
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