DEVOTION: Revelation 21:9-14, 21-27
The New Jerusalem
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, each of the gates made of a single pearl, and the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. 23 And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.24 By its light will the nations walk, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it, 25 and its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there. 26 They will bring into it the glory and the honor of the nations. 27 But nothing unclean will ever enter it, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb's book of life.
Tues- Quilting 9-2
Wed- Worship at Oak Pointe 10am
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
Acolyte- Nova Luebke
Worship assistant- Sam Johnson
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
Altar Clean up- Cara Klaustermeier
TODAY'S QUIZ: Find a verse in Proverbs that talks about overlooking an offense. (I'll leave this up one more day.)
NEWS AND NOTES:
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 PATRICE HUTCHENS, a neighbor and close friend of the Robines who is hospitalized with a severe and aggressive form of cancer.
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 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.
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