Correction! DAILY DEVOTION AND CHURCH NEWS: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2018

There is no choir practice this week. Sorry for the confusion.

From: jeremy klaustermeier <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:44:49 AM
To: Elise Morris
Subject: RE: DAILY DEVOTION AND CHURCH NEWS: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2018

Welcome!  I sure hope to see you and the girls more in worship in the weeks and months ahead.  Have a peace filled day as you continue to care for your father in law and for Jeremy who I am sure is hurting right now too. 


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From: Elise Morris <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:43:12 AM
Subject: Re: DAILY DEVOTION AND CHURCH NEWS: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2018
Thank you

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On Jan 22, 2019, at 8:29 AM, jeremy klaustermeier <> wrote:

DEVOTION:  1 Corinthians 12:12-31 English Standard Version (ESV)

One Body with Many Members

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves[a] or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts,[b] yet one body.

21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts.





Tues- Quilting 9-2

Wed- Oak Point Worship 10am; Choir 7pm

Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45

Sat- Men's breakfast 8am (rescheduled from this past Saturday)

Sun- Adult Bible Class 8am; Traditional Worship 9; Fellowship, Sunday school and adult Bible class 10:15; Chapel 10:45;    



Sunday, 9am—

Acolyte- Dulci Rahn

Ushers- Rich Talbert, Tom Linke, Don Hance, Kent Jacobsmeyer

Communion assistant- Rich Talbert

Lay reader- Don Nolte

Projectionist- Tammy Miller

Altar- Cheri Hofeldt

Tellers- Team #4


Sunday 10:45

Acolyte-  Jared Cluver

Worship assistant- Jason Cluver

Projectionist- Sarah Cluver


Monday, 6:30-

Acolyte- Loren Howard

Worship assistant- ????

Projectionist- Terry McKenzie

Altar clean up- Steve and Sandy Robine





YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:  When Jacob (Israel" pronounced his "blessings" upon is sons, what did he say about each of them?


Quiz:  Reuben the firstborn is unstable as water. You shall not have preeminence.    Simeon and  Levi weapons of violence are their swords'  In their anger they killed men, hamstrung oxen.  Cursed be their anger.  They will be scattered.     Judah Your brothers will praise you.  Your hands shall be on the neck of your enemies. Your father's sons shall bow down before you.    Zebulun shall dwell at the shores of the sea, he shall be haven for ships and his borders shall be at Sidon.    Issachar is a strong donkey crouching between the sheepfolds.  He saw that a resting place was good, and that the land was pleasant so he bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant at forced labor.    Dan shall judge his people as one of the tribes of Israel.  He shall be a serpent in the way, a viper  by the path that bites horses heels so that the rider falls backwards.    Raiders shall raid Gad, but he shall raid at their heels.  Asher's food shall be rich and he shall yield delicacies.   Naphtali is a doe let loose that bears beautiful fawns.     Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough by a spring. His branches run over the wall. The archers  bitterly attacked him, and harassed him severely yet his bow remained unmoved; his arms were made agile by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob.    Benjamin is a ravenous wolf in the morning devouring the prey and at evening dividing the spoils.  Genisis  49:1-27



TODAY'S QUIZ:  Who was Moses' wife?





Biscuits and gravy


scrambled eggs

Bible study!


We need more guys to come!  Get there!  (Let me know if you're coming!)



Even if you went to the 9am service, you won't be disappointed if you stay for the 10:45 service.  You can stay for the first part which includes a few songs, confession and absolution, and Bible readings/study; and then leave after the study/sermon time is done because you've already had communion. 

Just a thought, especially if you aren't currently attending the Bible study on angels.


We want to welcome all of the new members we received in 2018, and help them to feel at home at St. John's.  Please plan on attending the new member luncheon to do so, along with the new members, The RSVP sheet is on the counter in the narthex or you can call the church office to let us know you're coming.



  1. We talked about our Mission Statement and made a few minor adjustments to it.  It is a work in progress. 
  2. We talked about our strengths and weakness.  Our main strength is that we are founded and centered on God's Word and Sacraments.  That's what sets us apart and makes us different than most other churches.
  3. Then we made some goals.  These are SMART goals meaning they are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. 
    1. A 5% increase in Bible study attendance by the end of the year.
    2. Add two more adult Bible studies on Sunday morning or during the week by the end of the year.
    3. 10% increase in worship attendance from 2018 to 2019.
    4. Two additional community outreach events. 

These are some great goals to shoot for!  The only way these things are going to happen and be done well is if the members of St. John's family get excited about their church family, get out and participate in them and do them. 

All that being said, here are some steps to take to fulfill these goals as set forth: 

  1. If anyone is willing to be a host, facilitator, or leader for a Bible study please contact me and we can talk about it.  I will give you all the tools and support you need!
  2. Get to worship and invite people to come with you.  It's as simple as that. 
  3. If there is something you'd like to do in the community; whether it be outreach, evangelism, or fellowship please contact me to talk about it and, once again, I will give you all the tools, resources, and support you need. 

We do, indeed, have a wonderful church family!  I am so proud of my family!  We do a lot of things in the community, at our jobs, and throughout the world.  We do have our faults, everyone does, but we can certainly tell that God is present in, with, and among us!  Go out and brag on your church family and get to work accomplishing these goals! 


For MOLLY HENDERSHOT as she is still dealing with shortness off breath and weakness.  She will be going for more tests next week.


For those dealing with cancer and treatments JOHN MORRIS, father in law of Elise Morris; GEORGE HOELSCHER, PASTOR RON LEHENBAUER, MARY BREUER, MARI GILB, TONI MAUCH'S BROTHER RAY, and hundreds off others who are dealing with this dreaded disease. .


For BETTY SUTOR who is in the nursing home but is dealing with severe weakness.


For FAITH, a baby of one of Karin's bus driving friends who has kidney failure.


For DIANNE FELDKAMP'S SISTER, DONNA MAYES, who has been diagnosed with ALS, and her other sister, DEBBIE BURGER, who has been diagnosed with Grave's disease. 





For COLTON FIGURA AND DANNY DREYER who are both home but remain on active duty in the military.


For CONNER FIGURA going through tech training for the Air Force. .


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








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