Help needed to take down decorations this Sunday!

We need people to help take down the decorations at 11:45 this Sunday!  The more helpers we have the faster it will get done!   Anyone who stays to help will get pizza!  Please let me know if you can stay or come back to help!  Thanks!


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The Lord is going to make 2019 the best year yet for St. John's and its members!  He is going to make you more faithful in worship and Bible study!  He's going to bring families together and make faiths stronger!  He is going to do great things!


If you're going to ask the Lord to help you do anything better in 2019, ask him to make you more faithful in keeping the Sabbath, and growing in His knowledge!  Ask him to grow your faith!  Ask him to make you a more forgiving and loving person.  Ask him to make you more disciplined in those areas of your life where you lack self control.  Ask him to make you stop being so judgmental and more able to overlook and forgive the faults of others.  Ask him to make you a more faithful witness to his love! 



Here's the schedule hour by hour:



8am- Adult Bible Study on Genesis


9am- Traditional Worship


10:15- Fellowship (Donuts and coffee), Adult Bible Class on Angels (This Bible study will continue during the 10:45 service), and Kid's Sunday school (half hour long)


10:45- Chapel Worship (Small children will begin with their parents in the sanctuary and end with a kid friendly activity in the Sunday school area.)


Monday- 6:30- Chapel Worship (We don't have any volunteers to help with young children yet, but if we get volunteers, small children will begin with their parents in the sanctuary for worship and end with a kid friendly activity in the fellowship area/overflow)




Description of the differences in Chapel Worship as compared to Traditional Worship-

  1. The songs will mostly be from videos or easier songs that are led by pastor.
  2. Instead of having Old Testament, Epistle, and Gospel readings, we will be learning the stories of the Bible.  On Jan. 6 we will start with the stories of the Wise men, Simeon and Anna, and the escape to Egypt.  If you go faithfully to this service every week you will eventually know all the major stories of the Bible. 
  3. After going through the first half of worship with their whole family and getting an overview of the stories for the day, the youngest children will go next door to the fellowship room/overflow to do an activity to help them learn the main story of the day a little better.  The rest of us will dig deeper a bit deeper into the stories of the day and have communion together. 


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Prayers request for George Hoelscher

For the past couple months George has been participating in a trial treatment at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.  The treatment was unsuccessful and the cancer has returned throughout several parts of his body, so he is going back to the chemotherapy that he was doing before.  It worked ok, but it was extremely hard on his body. 


Thanks for continuing to pray for him.  


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First Impact (Workshop for Parents who have teen drivers) will be at Warrenton High School on January 22

First Impact will be presented at Warrenton High School, January 22, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.    Parents and their teen drivers are invited.


First Impact is a traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri's Graduated Driver License (GDL) law as well as provides them with the tools they need to monitor, coach and support their new teen driver.  


Missouri GDL law is a three-step licensing system. The purpose is to ease teens into licensure so that they can build skill in an environment that minimizes those things that are shown to cause the greatest risk for new drivers.   Research confirms that GDL laws have been instrumental in reducing teen crashes by 20 percent to 40 percent.


First Impact offers a FREE 90-minute evidence-based traffic safety program that educates parents about Missouri's GDL law. The goal of First Impact is to reduce new driver crashes, resulting injuries and fatalities, by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of Missouri's Graduated Driver License law.


Objectives of the program are to increase:


Awareness of teen driving risks

Understanding of Missouri's GDL law

GDL monitoring and enforcement at home

Importance of being a positive role model


The program is delivered by trained speakers who coach parents by presenting key facts and proven strategies to help parents lower their teens' crash risk by utilizing the Missouri GDL law.   Warrenton's session will be presented by James Baker, Wright City High School and Tim McDaniel, Conservation Agent, Missouri Conservation Department.


To register:


Thank you,

Travel with me on the journey to ZERO deaths on Missouri roadways.


Deana Tucker Dothage

Director, First Impact

School of Medicine, University of Missouri

Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1 Hospital Drive/DC 046.00, Columbia, MO  65212