DEVOTION: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 12-14; 2: 18-28
12 I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13 And I applied my heart[a] to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 14 I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity[b] and a striving after wind.
18 I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me, 19 and who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom under the sun. This also is vanity. 20 So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labors under the sun, 21 because sometimes a person who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave everything to be enjoyed by someone who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil.22 What has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun? 23 For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is vanity. 24 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, 25 for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment?26 For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
Mon- Pictures 2-9; Worship 6:30
Tues- Quilting 9-2
Thurs- Blood Drive 3-7; Karate 6:15-7:45
Sun- Bible Study 8; Worship 9 and 10:45; Sunday school, Adult Bible Class, and Fellowship 10:15
Monday @ 6:30-
Acolyte- Luke Rausch
Worship Assistant- Sam Johnson
Altar Clean Up- Don Nolte
Sunday @ 9-
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Abby Vossen
Ushers- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Gary Hoelscher, Paul Brockfeld
Communion assistant- Steve McDowell
Lay Reader- Steve McoDowell
Altar set up- Terry McKenzie
Tellers- Team #1
Sunday @ 10:45-
Acolyte- Tyler Faerber
Communion Assistant- Jason Cluver
Projectionist- Loren Howard
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: Did Jeremiah immediately accept the call of God? What was his reaction at first? At first he told God that he was too young and that he didn't know how to speak.
TODAY'S QUIZ: What does God mean when he says, "For all these nations are really uncircumcised, and even the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart." Jeremiah 9:26
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For JIM GILKEY Sr. who is hospitalized with kidney failure and will begin dialysis soon.
For MARILYN FOSTER, as she is home on hospice care.
For PAUL TOEDEBUSCH who is at home and is on hospice care. There hasn't been much change since last week.
For RICH TALBERT, as he continues to deal with his chronic lung disease and extreme difficulty breathing.
For LINDA CALLIES, as she continues to wear a heart monitor, that the doctors can figure out the cause of her breathing troubles.
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 who is stationed in Italy.
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