Matthew 5:1-12 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Sermon on the Mount
5 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7 "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9 "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[a] of God.
10 "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 "Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Thurs- Alzheimers Support Group 1pm; Stephen Ministry 5pm; Karate 6:15-7:45
Fri- Vendor Fair Set Up 2:30-4:30
Sat- Ladies Aid Vendor Fair, lunch and bake sale 9-2; Project Graduation Trivia Night 7-10pm
Sun- No Adult Bible Class; Worship 9:30; No Disciple Makers
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Luke Rausch
Ushers- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Gary Hoelscher, Ben Hoelscher
Altar- Set up- Ruth Walters; Clean Up- Pam Linke
Communion assistant- Al Benton
Greeters- Doug and Ruth Walters
TODAY'S QUIZ: Where did Jesus walk on water?
LADIES AID VENDOR FAIR, LUNCHEON, AND BAKE SALE THIS SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 9-2
Lots of wonderful baked goods
Chili and hotdogs
Tons of vendors to help you with your Christmas gift shopping!
PLEASE JOIN THEM AND SUPPORT THE MISSIONS AND MINISTRIES THAT OUR LADIES AID SUPPORTS!!
VENDORS CAN STILL BE ADDED TOO!!
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!
LADIES AID IS ALSO SELLING CHRISTMAS CARDS AND PECANS!!
Talk to one of the Ladies Aid members, call the church office, or just stop by if you'd like to purchase some.
PROJECT GRADUATION TRIVIA NIGHT THIS SATURDAY 7-10pm (Doors open at 6)
Project graduation is a safe celebration for graduated Seniors on the night of their graduation. A lot of entertainment, fun and food is provided. It will take place at the rec plex again this year. This is an alternative to the unsafe parties that too often cause problems on graduation night.
Please consider participating!
$15 per person $120 for team of 8—(8 people max per table)
Doors open at 6, Trivia starts at 7
21 and older
Bring your own snacks and drinks (alcohol permitted)
Walk-ins welcome but preregistration desired
Silent auction items
Table decorating contest ($10 per table to enter the contest)
VOLUNTEERS AND NOMINATIONS NEEDED!!!
St. John's is in need of volunteers and/or nominations for
- Congregational secretary- take official minutes at congregational meetings
- financial secretary
i. weekly audit and double check the counter's work
ii. enter it into the church records in the computer
iii. takes deposit to the bank
iv. signs vouchers
v. sends out contribution statements twice a year
vi. gets offering envelopes ready and distributed
- President (Steve McDowell has agreed to run for president for 2019, but would welcome any challengers who feel led to do it. )
- Vice President- (Tom Linke has agreed to run again for 2019 but also would welcome any challengers who feel led to leadership.)
- Treasurer- (Rich Boeger has agreed to do it again for 2019, but would welcome a challenger.)
- Head Elder- (Our current head elder, Jason Cluver, has agreed to run for 2019 but would welcome a challenger.)
- Head Trustee- (Our current head trustee, Brett Nordwald, has agreed to run for 2019, but would welcome a challenger.)
This is for our new organizational structure which was previewed at our voter's meeting in August and will be voted on for approval at our voter's meeting on November 18.)
WHO'S INTERESTED IN THIS BIBLE STUDY???!!!
A new small group or individual Bible study is out called "Family: It's Complicated", that would pertain to many situations and families in our church! It talks about something called ACEs "Adverse Childhood Experiences" which cause people to have trouble as adults. It seems like it would be great for a small group Bible study during the week, or for any individual to do at home. Some have already expressed interest. Is there any more interest in a small group study or even individual study?
For MARILYN FOSTER as a cancerous spot was found on her liver and as she awaits word on treatment possibilities.
For the FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AND FOR THE WOUNDED at the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburg this past Saturday.
For the THOUSANDS IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE who are dealing with loss of property and life.
For MARY WILLIAMS, (Mother of Ron Williams), who is on hospice care.
For DENISE HOOKER (Betty Tameler's daughter) who is now on hospice care and is nearing the end of her life.
For 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 COLTON FIGURA deployed to Turkey for another month and a half.
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.