DEVOTION: Luke 3:15-22
15 As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16 John answered them all, saying, "I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17 His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire."
18 So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19 But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother's wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20 added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.
21 Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son;[a] with you I am well pleased."[
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Wed- Choir 7
Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45
Sun- Adult Bible Class 8am; Traditional Worship 9; Fellowship, Sunday school and adult Bible class 10:15; Chapel 10:45;
Acolyte- Isabelle Morris
Ushers- Don Turnure, Dave Burmeister, Brent Davis, Larry Schulze
Communion assistant- Steve McDowell
Lay reader- Karen Benton
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
Altar- Terry McKenzie
Tellers- Team #2
Acolyte- Luke Rausch
Communion assistant- Randy Fischer
Projectionist- Kathy Fischer
Acolyte- Cameron Faerber
Communion assistant- ????
Projectionist- Toni Mauch
Altar clean up- Terry McKenzie
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: . Which one of those three sons laughed at his dad when he found him naked and drunk in his tent and then went and told his brothers about it? Ham
TODAY'S QUIZ: Who found a wife for Isaac?
NEW WORSHIP, SUNDAY SCHOOL, AND BIBLE CLASS SCHEDULE
Adult Bible Study- 8am (on Genesis) and 10:15am (On Angels) both in the overflow
Sunday school- 10:15-10:45—Get your donut and juice from overflow and then meet in Sunday school area.
Worship- 9 and 10:45 on Sunday and 6:30 on Monday (all in the sanctuary)
FREE CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND RECONCILIATION COURSE AVAILABLE ONLINE
Are you in a conflict with a brother, sister, parent, spouse, or friend? Do you want to end that conflict and gain back loved ones and friends? Do you want to mend fences and rebuild bridges? Do you want to get rid of all the bitterness, anger, and resentment that you have toward others or that someone might have toward you? Do you want to do what GOD wants you to do in your broken relationships, but you don't know where or how to start?
Ambassadors of Reconciliation has some great tools that will help to teach you and guide you through a process of doing just that at https://www.aorhope.org/ .
You can receive access to a free online course called "Conflict Resolution vs. Reconciliation" at https://www.aorhope.org/aor-gift because I sponsored your scholarship. Simply go to that link to access this on-line course about biblical reconciliation. It is excellent.
I took a challenge to sponsor scholarships for several people at St. John's, because I want as many people as possible to take this course and learn to go and be reconciled to one another! If you think it is helpful you can take the challenge yourself and nominate others!
Let me know if you take the course, so I can know how many people my donation has helped!
LITTLE LAMBS IS STILL COLLECTING PLASTIC CAPS FOR THEIR BENCH!!
Any plastic lid will do! They need 300lbs total! There are boxes in the narthex and in Little Lambs.
OPERATION BACKPACK CONTINUES!!
There are hundreds of kids in need in Warrenton. Many of them go to homes without food, especially on weekends. The food that is collected from us gets put into kids backpacks discreetly on Fridays and sent home with them on Fridays. This month's collection is canned fruit.
For MOLLY HENDERSHOT, as she will not need a pacemaker, but is still dealing with undiagnosed lung and breathing problems and fatigue.
For TONI MAUCH'S BROTHER RAY, who is suffering with lymphoma for over a year and it keeps coming back despite the doctor's best efforts.
For JIM GILKEY SR. who is back home after being hospitalized with the flu.
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.
For DIANNE FELDKAMP'S SISTER, DONNA MAYES, who has been diagnosed with ALS, and her other sister, DEBBIE BURGER, who has been sick for 7 weeks and the doctor's are unable to determine the cause. She is in the hospital now.
For FRANCIS ABBAN, pastor's sister Mary's boyfriend, as his brother, Mike, died in a house fire Sunday night in Nigeria.
For PASTOR RON LEHENBAUER who is dealing with a return of his cancer.
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