I forgot to add TERESA BROCKFELD to the list of trustees. She is indeed an integral part of that hardworking board! If you have anything you need to add to the list for the trustee work day on June 23 contact her!
Mark 4:26-34 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Parable of the Seed Growing
26 And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. 27 He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. 28 The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29 But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
30 And he said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, 32 yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade."
33 With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it. 34 He did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Thurs- Stephen Ministry meeting 6pm; Karate 6:15-7:45
Fri- Bible Study and fellowship at Hendershot's house 7pm
Sat- Men's Breakfast 8am
Sun- FATHER'S DAY; Adult Bible class 8:15; Worship 9:30; Adult Bible Class and Sunday school 10:45
Acolyte- Dulci Rahn
Ushers- Lew Feldkamp, Rich Boeger, Brett Nordwald, Scott Schulze
Altar- Set up- Ruth Walters; Clean Up- Terry McKenzie
Communion assistant- Roy Bohning
Greeters- Doug and Ruth Walters
Lay Reader- Roy Bohning
Organist- Patty Golden
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ What natural disaster happened to Judah during the reign of Joash and is spoken about in the book of Joel?
(I'll leave this up one more day)
MEN'S BREAKFAST THIS SATURDAY AT 8AM!! PLEASE JOIN US!!
Who's coming? RSVP to pastor!!
Biscuits, sausage gravy, eggs, sausage, fruit, Bible study!!!
PASTOR AND ALAN HOFELDT WERE AT THE MISSOURI DISTRICT CONVENTION THIS PAST SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY… WHAT IS THE MISSOURI DISTRICT OF THE LCMS AND WHAT WERE THE RESULTS OF THE CONVENTION?
The Missouri District is all of the 268 Lutheran Church Missouri Synod congregation located in Missouri. We have our own system of governance and our own structure of ministry together.
Every three years a lay delegate and a pastor from each congregation meet in convention in Columbia to elect our president and officers for the next three years and to decide other important business. Below are the results that pertain specifically to you as members of St. John's:
- President Lee Hagan was re-elected to his second term.
- I (pastor) was elected as the "circuit visitor" for eight congregations (Christ, Augusta; Holy Cross, OFallon; Immanuel, Wentzville, St. Paul, New Melle; Trinity, Troy; Trinity, Wellsville, Grace, Wellsville; and St. Paul, Jonesburg). (This basically means I will be helping out congregation when challenges arise or when they need a new pastor).
- A restructuring was approved that is very similar to the restructuring we are doing at St. John's. They eliminated four boards and created one new board of directors and a council on mission and ministry.
SERVANT EVENT SPOTS OPEN FOR OUR TRIP TO CORPUS CHRISTI, JULY 8-13!!!!
Who wants to go? Reply to this email or text me at 359-1061 if you have any questions or are interested!!
It's free for those who helped with the Steak Dinner. $200 for everyone else!
TRUSTEES WORK DAY COMING UP SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 8-Noon AT LEAST
Things on the to do list include
Replacing lights in the sanctuary
Hanging parking lot lights
Painting in office hallway
Fix tiles and base trim around altar area
Spray and pull weeds
Fix facia on outside of church by offices
Power wash old sign and side of church
Fix plexiglass in several light fixtures
Replace exterior door from preschool to playground
Fix the lights that light up the cross on the north side of the building
If you know of anything else that needs done, please let me or one of the trustees (Brett Nordwald, Brent Davis, Tony Perricone, Paul Brockfeld, Larry Schulze, Dave Callies, or John Hoenig) know.
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:
Please sign the sign up sheet on the counter in the narthex or reply to this email and I will sign you up.
DO YOU HAVE A THRIVENT FINANCIAL ACCOUNT OR POLICY?
For DICK PETERSON, as he is hospitalized in Mexico, MO with heart issues.
For CAROL BRAZEE as she is very near the end of her life on earth.
For BUCK HAMPTON, AND MARY WILLIAMS who are all on hospice care.
For JEANNIE SIEBOLD, DENISE HOOKER (Betty Tameler's daughter), GEORGE HOESCHER, as they continue to deal with cancer.
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
For CONNER FIGURA who is in Air Force basic training in San Antonio.
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.