Daily Email: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DEVOTION: Ephesians 5:6-21 English Standard Version (ESV)

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

"Awake, O sleeper,
    and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you."

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.


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Wed- Sewing Dresses 9:30-Noon; Ladies Aid meeting noon

Thurs- 1st day of school for Warrenton

Fri- Bible study at Hendershots 7pm

Sat- Men's breakfast 8am

Sun- Adult Bible class 8:15; Worship 9:30; Sunday school 10:45; Voter's meeting 10:45



Pianist- Molly Hendershot


Acolyte- Nova Luebke


Ushers- Lew Feldkamp, Rich Boeger, Brett Nordwald, Scott Schulze


Altar- Set up- Marilyn Foster; Clean Up- Terry McKenzie


Communion assistant- Roy Bohning

Greeters- Mike and Naomi Johnson


Projectionist- Schaumbergs


Lay Reader- Don Nolte


YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:   Who defeated the Babylonians and took over their kingdom?  Cyrus and the Persian empire  539 B.C.


TODAY'S QUIZ:  Where was Ezekiel exiled to?




If you want to help out girls in Africa, you like to sew, and you like good company come up to church today at 9:30!!



I know who isn't coming… Who is?


Menu- Biscuits and gravy, sausage, scrambled eggs, (maybe a surprise!!)


We'll continue studying the history of the LCMS and get into a bit of our own St. John's history.



  1. We will do a "walk through" of the changes to our constitution and bylaws to make sure everything good right and proper,


  1. We will take nominations for several elected Synod positions.

Synod Secretary (ordained)

Synod Board of Directors at large (One lay person, and one commissioned minister of religion

Synod Board of Directors regional (Layperson)

Synod Board for National Missions (One ordained or commissioned)

Synod Board for International Missions (One lay person)

Commission on Theology and Church Relations 9One ordained pastor)

Concordia Historical Institute Board of Governors (Two ordained and one Commissioned or layperson)

Concordia Publishing House Board of directors (Four laypersons)

LCEF Board of Directors (Ordained or Commissioned and Two laypeople)

LCMS Foundation Board of Trustees (One Ordained and one Layperson)

Concordia University System Board of Directors (One ordained)

Concordia University System Board of regents (One ordained, One commissioned, Two laypeople

Seminary Board of Regents (Two ordained, One Commissioned, One Layperson)



They are asking for volunteers and donations to help keep their shelter going.  Please contact Lora Mayor at 456-1186 or email at volunteers@turningpointdvs.com.  There is also a sign up sheet in the narthex.



Back at the beginning of June we started an activity on Wednesday nights called "Disciple Makers'.  It was received well, but because of summer schedules and several other factors, it was not well attended after the first couple weeks.  There were also some things that a few commented on that they didn't enjoy very much and so some suggestions were made along the way to make it more enjoyable and user-friendly.  I have made the suggested adjustments and am ready to get it going again so that it can be the successful program we all want it to be.

                Also, since many of your schedules are such that you can't make it on Wednesday nights during the school year, we are going to offer it on Sundays at 10:45 as well.  It will be a combination of Sunday school and worship with lots of FUN stuff.  It will take the place of the current Sunday school program so you can either come on Sundays or Wednesdays and get the same thing.       

                I love your kids so much, and I want them to know the Bible as well as they are able, so that they can be positive influences in the world and react to the devil's schemes with the confidence that comes from knowing God's will.  To put it simply, if you want your children to be good, strong, confident Christians they MUST be at Disciple Makers WITH you!

                I know how tight your schedules are.  While you should be in both regular worship and Disciple Makers, I understand where that might not be possible all the time.  Understanding this, I have incorporated a bit of worship time into the Disciple Makers weekly schedule.  So if you find that you can't make it for two hours on a Sunday or one hour on Sunday and one on Wednesday, try as hard as you can to make it to at least one hour of Disciple Makers with your kids

                 SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADERS: this is your confirmation class for this year.  Every other year we go through the Scriptures, so this is simply taking the place of "The Story" that we had been using the last several years. 

                HIGH SCHOOLERS: it's never too late to learn the Scriptures like you should, and because many of you are planning on going to the National Youth Gathering in July of 2019, I am expecting you to participate in your faith and be at Disciple Makers as much as possible. 

                PRESCHOOLERS-SIXTH GRADERS: Confirmation really begins the moment your child is baptized, as from little on they need to know the Scriptures.   Disciple Makers is a prime opportunity and tool to grow your kids in the faith. Your kids need to know their Bibles and so do you!  Get them into it!!  Decide that this is going to be the year that you begin a new discipline of learning the Scriptures TOGETHER as a family. 

                Here's a sample schedule so you know what to expect.

5-10 min- Opening with songs or videos or both

20-25 min- Lesson of the Day, this will include all different sorts of learning tools: songs, skits, games, etc.

15-20 min-  age appropriate activity, craft, or game ending with- Family Faith5 and Free time


Always remember that I love you and my only goal is to make sure you're all in heaven with me some day!                               


National Youth Gathering-- July 9-15, 2019-- Minneapolis, MN

Summer isn't even over yet, and I'm already getting excited for next Summer and the National Youth Gathering!!  It's still 11 months away, but there are already things that need to happen and information that I need to gather from all who want to participate. 


Why should you go to the National Youth Gathering?

1. Faith- This once in a lifetime experience will help you grow tremendously in your faith and

                Christian life!

2. Fellowship- Seeing 30,000 other Lutheran Christian youth just like you and growing with your immediate church family is something you'll take with you the rest of your life.

3. Fun. So much fun you'll be exhausted at the end of each day and you'll need a week to recover. (Mass events, Mall of America, Seeing where pastor grew up, downtown Minneapolis is awesome)


If you want to go, Please fill out the necessary worksheets and get them back to me prior to Wednesday, October 17 along with a $100 nonrefundable deposit per individual going.  It is $365 each for registration. The total cost is going to be $925-$1,000 per person depending on a few variables. Only those who are ages 14-19 (going into 9th grade-high school graduates) and only those who have helped with fundraisers or have paid their own way are eligible to go. 


Dates to Remember

September 5- First NYG meeting at 6:30pm—Bring your forms filled out so that Pastor can begin entering information online.  At the meeting I will give you a good idea of what a day at the gathering looks like.


October 17- Official Postmark date for Deposit and official forms (Information for all Gathering Participants plus $100 nonrefundable deposit MUST be in to Pastor.  If you can't afford the whole $100, I will accept five $20 payments.) We must have the correct numbers of people going so we can get the correct number of hotel rooms and so that we don't lose any money. Hotel choice is first come, first served.


January- Confirmations sent out to churches

March 2- registration rate increases.

Early Spring- Hotel info sent out

Early April- Hotel deposit is due

May 1- Full registration payment is due for express registration at gathering

May 29- Last day to add any late registrations


Please make this as easy on me as possible.  I don't want to have to chase you down or continually remind you to get your forms in.  If I don't hear from you about these things and I don't get the necessary form in on time, I will assume that you aren't going and I'll be very sad.   Always remember that Jesus loves you and so do I and both of us want you to grow in your faith as much as possible!  The Gathering is the biggest and best way to make that happen!



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. 



Registration is $5 ($50 after 9/10.  Golf tourney is $35.  To go up a day early is an extra $15.  Forms are on the counter in the narthex or go to t3mensretreat.org.



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!



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Please sign the sign up sheet on the counter in the narthex or reply to this email and I will sign you up. 



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For BRENT DAVIS, as he undergoes knee surgery tomorrow to repair a torn meniscus.


For BECKY ELCAN as she recovers from knee replacement surgery in Colorado.


For AL KOSTERS, who is dealing with some heart troubles and dialysis.


For CAROL BOEGER, as she is recovering from knee replacement surgery.


For BETTY TAMELER recovering from knee replacement surgery.


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. 




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.








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