DEVOTION: 1 Corinthians 15:21-26, 30-42 English Standard Version (ESV)
21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24 Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
30 Why are we in danger every hour? 31 I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! 32 What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die." 33 Do not be deceived: "Bad company ruins good morals."[a] 34 Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame.
The Resurrection Body
35 But someone will ask, "How are the dead raised? With what kind of body do they come?" 36 You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. 37 And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.39 For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish. 40 There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory.
42 So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Tues- Quilting 9-2
Wed- Ladies Aid @ Marcia Sevier's house 10-2
Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45
Sun- Adult Bible Class 8am; Traditional Worship 9; Fellowship, Sunday school and adult Bible class 10:15; Chapel 10:45
Acolyte- Nova Luebke
Ushers- Rich Talbert, Tom Linke, Don Hance, Kent Jacobsmeyer
Communion assistant- Rich Talbert
Lay reader- Kathy Fischer
Projectionist- Erv Yoder
Altar Set Up- Marilyn Foster
Tellers- Team #4
Acolyte- Cameron Faerber
Worship assistant- Jason Cluver
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
Acolyte- Cierra Figura
Worship assistant- Sam Johnson
Projectionist- Toni Mauch
Altar clean up- Terry McKenzie
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: Who was Molech and what did people do for him? Molech was the fire god of the Ammonites to whom the people offered their children as sacrifices.
TODAY'S QUIZ: In Old Testament times in Israel, what was supposed to be done to mediums, spiritualists, sorcerers, and fortune tellers?
LAST SUNDAY'S WORSHIP… Enjoy!!
SPECIAL VOTER'S MEETING ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3 TO CHOOSE AN ARCHITECT
Our building committee has been at work interviewing architects and is ready to put forth their recommendations to the voter's assembly for approval. A voting member is any confirmed member of St. John's 18 years old or older. Please mark your calendars and join us for this special meeting. It will begin immediately following our 9am service and will not last more than a half hour.
LADIES AID FELLOWSHIP MEETING AT MARCIA SEVIER'S HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, 10am -2pm!!
TELL THE NEXT GENERATION FAMILY MINISTRY CONFERENCE IS SATURDAY, MARCH 9, FROM 9-3 AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH in HARVESTER!!
Ministry to, among, and with families with young children is crucial to a vibrant and growing church. At the same time it is getting harder and harder to do such ministry for so many different reasons. This conference will give us an opportunity to get some new ideas, learn from those who have been and are successful in this type of ministry and grow together as brothers and sisters in Christ. I would like people to attend with me! If you can go, even if it is just for a few hours, please let me know! Let's make Family Ministry great again!!
YOUTH STEAK DINNER AND AUCTION NEEDS
- People to buy tickets for the dinner! If you like steak and you want to help out your youth, please consider coming!
- People to buy $500 Pot O Gold raffle tickets. They are being sold after each worship service and can also be purchased from pastor at any time.
PREGNANCY OPTIONS CENTER NEEDS
- Underwriters for our fundraiser banquet coming up Thursday, March 21. This is so we can allow people to attend without having to have people purchase tickets.
- Banquet attendees. It begins at 6:30 on March 21 at Holy Rosary, and will go to approximately 8:30
- Nurses with ultrasound certification or those willing to take the training to be certified. We are very close to getting our ultrasound, and we just need people who are able to do it!
WARREN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEEDS SPONSORS AND VENDORS FOR THEIR UPCOMING HEALTH FAIR ON SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 9-1, AT WRIGHT CITY HIGH SCHOOL GYM!! There are different levels for sponsorship and a vendor space is $60
They are also having a bunco night on March 2, at 7pm at the Fitness Center.
OPERATION BACK FOOD FOR FEBRUARY IS CANNED VEGGIES
CHECK YOUR MAILBOXES AND THE SHELVES BELOW THEM FOR YOUR OFFERING ENVELOPES!!!
Some of you haven't emptied your church mailboxes in a while. Others of you might not even know that you have a mailbox. If you are an adult member of St. John's you have a church mailbox! Your copy of the new constitution is in your mailbox and your 2019 offering envelopes are on the shelves underneath the mailboxes. Get your stuff!!!
ST JOHN'S GOALS FOR 2019!!!
A 10% increase in worship attendance.
A 5% increase in Bible study attendance
Add two new Bible study opportunities during the week
Add two new outreach events to reach out to the community.
For SANDRA PERRICONE'S FRIEND Renee Reising and her family. Two of her brothers have died unexpectedly over the last 4 months.
For SANDRA PERRICONE, as she recovers from surgery she had yesterday.
For those dealing with cancer and treatments HAROLD ANDERSON, JOHN MORRIS, father in law of Elise Morris; GEORGE HOELSCHER, MARILYN FOSTER, PASTOR RON LEHENBAUER, MARY BREUER, MARI GILB, both friends of Sandy Robine, Toni Mauch's brother RAY KOLN, and hundreds of others who are dealing with this dreaded disease. That God would provide healing and relief, but that God would also work through the pain and suffering to bring faith and in crease faith in those who need it. .
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.
PRAYERS FOR OUR MILITARY PERSONNEL:
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