DEVOTION:  Acts 2 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested[a] on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, "Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11 both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God." 12 And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" 13 But others mocking said, "They are filled with new wine."

Peter's Sermon at Pentecost

14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: "Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15 For these people are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.[b] 16 But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

17 "'And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    and your young men shall see visions,
    and your old men shall dream dreams;
18 even on my male servants and female servants
    in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19 And I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20 the sun shall be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood,
    before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21 And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'

22 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23 this Jesus,[c]delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. 25 For David says concerning him,

"'I saw the Lord always before me,
    for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken;
26 therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced;
    my flesh also will dwell in hope.
27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades,
    or let your Holy One see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the paths of life;
    you will make me full of gladness with your presence.'

29 "Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.30 Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. 34 For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

"'The Lord said to my Lord,
"Sit at my right hand,
35     until I make your enemies your footstool."'

36 Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified."

37 Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" 38 And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself." 40 And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation." 41 So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[d] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.








Thurs- Karate 5:45-7:45

Sun- Worship 9; Fellowship; Adult Bible Study and Sunday School 10:15; Worship 10:45





Sunday @ 9-

Organist- Barb Dreyer

Acolyte- Isabelle Morris

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

Communion assistant- Dave Tinnin

Lay Reader- Don Nolte

Projectionist- Erv Yoder

Altar set up- Cheri' Hofeldt

Tellers- Team #4


Sunday @ 10:45-

Acolyte- Luke Rausch

Worship Assistant- Dave Winter

Projectionist- Loren Howard


Monday, 6:30-

Acolyte- Nova Luebke

Worship assistant- Sam Johnson

Projectionist- Terry McKenzie

Altar Clean up- Cara Klaustermeier







TODAY'S QUIZ:  Name a verse from Proverbs that talks about money and wealth.





The voter's assembly approved the plans to expand our narthex entryway, move our fellowship hall, offices, and kitchen up towards the front of our church property and closer to highway 47, and expand them in size.  Please pray that God continues to work everything out for our good and his glory as we continue to move forward with this project!




Everyone is invited to an open house to celebrate Cara's graduation from high school!  No gifts please!  Just come, enjoy some good food, wish her God's blessings, and celebrate with us! 



We could definitely use more people in many areas!!


Altar guild- We need more for set up and to clean up! (Set up can happen anytime Friday or Saturday or even early Sunday morning as long as it's done before 9am worship. Clean up can happen anytime after Monday night worship.)


Tellers/ Offering Counters- Usually happens after 9am worship on Sunday morning.


Readers- We can always use more readers for our 9am worship and if we ever get a lot of them, we'll add them to the 10:45 and Monday services as well.


Projectionists- We can always use more of them for all three of our services.


Pianists/guitarists/instrumentalists- We are always looking to enhance our worship and use all the gifts that God has given our congregation.  We could especially use music leaders for our 10:45 and Monday services. 


Please consider serving the Lord in one of these areas!!  Get involved! 







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!!! 




For JEFFERSON CITY. As they deal with a devastating tornado that destroyed A LOT of property, homes and businesses.


THANKSGIVING FOR SAFETY from tornadoes here in Warrenton.  PEACE AND COMFORT for those who lost loved ones in Golden City.


For ALL WARRENTON KIDS as today is their last day of school. 


For JACK VERSEMANN as he is nearing the end of his life and for his family, especially Donna Lindsey, as she cares for him and her mother.


For PATRICE HUTCHENS, a neighbor and close friend of the Robines who is hospitalized with a severe and aggressive form of cancer.


For Barb Dreyer's friend CATHY, who is recovering from heart surgery.


For the FELDKAMP FAMILY as they are mourning the loss of Lew's brother.


For PAT MANESS who will be in rehab for the next two months recovering from three fractured vertebrae.


For KELLIE WRIGHT CARTER, a friend to Jennifer Figura and others at St. John's who is in the ICU recovering from a stroke.

For JOHN HOENIG, who is recovering from jaw surgery after an accident at work.


For those dealing with cancer and treatments ALAN HOFELDT, RAY STARK, 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, 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. 





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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