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1 Kings 17:8-24 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Widow of Zarephath

Then the word of the Lord came to him, "Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you." 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, "Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink." 11 And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, "Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand."12 And she said, "As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die." 13 And Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14 For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, 'The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.'" 15 And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days.16 The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.

Elijah Raises the Widow's Son

17 After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.18 And she said to Elijah, "What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!" 19 And he said to her, "Give me your son." And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed. 20 And he cried to the Lord, "O Lord my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?" 21 Then he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to the Lord, "O Lord my God, let this child's life[a] come into him again." 22 And the Lordlistened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. 23 And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother. And Elijah said, "See, your son lives." 24 And the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth."







Wed- Disciple Makers 6:30; Choir 7

Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45

Sun- Adult Bible Class 8:15; Worship 9:30; Disciple Makers 10:45



Organist- Barb Dreyer


Acolyte- Isabelle Morris


Ushers- Don Turnure, Dave Burmeister, Brent Davis, Larry Schulze


Altar- Set up- Jody Baldwin; Clean Up- Sandy Robine


Communion assistant- Jason Cluver


Greeters- Tom and Pam Linke


Projectionist- Terry McKenzie


Lay Reader- Don Nolte



YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: How many lepers who cried out to Jesus were healed by him, and how many came back to thank him? 10 were healed 1 returned to thank him.

TODAY'S QUIZ:  To whom did Jesus say, "how often have I longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing."




Talk to one of the Ladies Aid members, call the church office, or just stop by if you'd like to purchase some.



St. John's is in need of volunteers and/or nominations for

    1. Congregational secretary-  take official minutes at congregational meetings
    1. financial secretary

i.              weekly audit and double check the counter's work

ii.             enter it into the church records in the church 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

    1. President (Steve McDowell has agreed to run for president for 2019, but would welcome any challengers who feel led to do it. )
    2. Vice President- (Tom Linke has agreed to run again for 2019 but also would welcome any challengers who feel led to leadership.)
    3. Treasurer- (Rich Boeger has agreed to do it again for 2019, but would welcome a challenger.)
    4. Head Elder- (Our current head elder, Jason Cluver, has agreed to run for 2019 but would welcome a challenger.)
    5. 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.)



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 BETTY TAMELER AND HER FAMILY as they mourn the loss of her daughter, Denise Hooker. 


For MARY STEMLER as she is being placed in hospice care and as her health is failing quickly.


For OUR NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS AND THOSE WHO WERE REELECTED, that god would use them to do his will and give him glory, and that they would keep his will in mind at all time as they make decisions for the sake of his people.  


For HOWARD LINKE, brother of Bob Linke, who is having trouble recovering from a triple bypass.


For MARILYN FOSTER as a cancerous spot was found on her liver and as she awaits word on treatment possibilities.


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 GEORGE HOELSCHER,  as they continue to deal with cancer. 




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.