DEVOTION: Luke 24:44-53 English Standard Version (ESV)
44 Then he said to them, "These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled." 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that repentance for[a] the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
50 And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. 51 While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple blessing God.
Thurs- Karate 5:45-7:45
Sun- Worship 9; Fellowship; Adult Bible Study and Sunday School 10:15; Worship 10:45
Sunday @ 9-
Organist- Ned Quest
Acolyte- Jared Cluver
Ushers- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Gary Hoelscher, Paul Brockfeld
Communion assistant- Steve McDowell
Lay Reader- Marcia Sevier
Projectionist- Kathy Fischer
Altar set up- Ruth Walters
Tellers- Team #1
Sunday @ 10:45-
Acolyte- Cameron Faerber
Worship Assistant- Randy Fischer
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
Acolyte- Isabel Benke
Worship assistant- Roy Bohning
Altar Clean up- Steve and Sandy Robine
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: What does the word Ecclesiastes mean? It is actually the Greek rendering of the Hebrew word Koheleth which means "one who addresses an assembly". It could mean preacher or teacher.
TODAY'S QUIZ: Who is the teacher/preacher in Ecclesiastes?
NEWS AND NOTES:
UPDATES ON PRAYER REQUESTS FROM SANDY ROBINE
Roselynne Johanning only had to stay one night in the hospital and has been home recovering this week. She seems to be doing much better now. Thanks to everyone for their prayers for her.
Our neighbor and friend, Patrice, is home from the hospital and has been going for radiation treatments everyday this week. She is about half way through those. She will begin chemotherapy treatments beginning the week of June 6th. Also, she would appreciate some "back up ubers" to take her to MO BAPT for her scheduled, upcoming, treatments for when either I, or her other friend Julie,
are not available to take her. If you know of anyone, please let me know. Thank you.
BUILDING PROJECT MOVING FORWARD!!
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!
OPEN HOUSE FOR CARA KLAUSTERMEIER IS SUNDAY, JUNE 2, Noon-3pm
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!
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!
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!
QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!! CALL OR COME BY THE CHURCH OFFICE TO PURCHASE THEM FROM TERRY OR ONE OF THE QUILTERS WHEN YOU SEE THEM!
OPERATION BACKPACK FOOD FOR MAY IS CANNED FRUIT.
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!!!
For PAT KING, HER BROTHER, AND THE REST OF HER FAMILY, as they mourn the sudden, unexpected loss of her nephew.
For TIM RAUSCH, brother of Dan Rausch, as he is in ICU for severe breathing problems.
For JEFFERSON CITY. As they deal with a devastating tornado that destroyed A LOT of property, homes and businesses.
For DONNA LINDSEY AND HER FAMILY as they mourn the loss of her dad.
For Barb Dreyer's friend CATHY, who is recovering from heart surgery.
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 PATRICE HUTCHENS, 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.
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