DEVOTION: Genesis 45:3-15 English Standard Version (ESV)
3 And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am Joseph! Is my father still alive?" But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed at his presence.
4 So Joseph said to his brothers, "Come near to me, please." And they came near. And he said, "I am your brother, Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. 8 So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 9 Hurry and go up to my father and say to him, 'Thus says your son Joseph, God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not tarry. 10 You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children's children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have. 11 There I will provide for you, for there are yet five years of famine to come, so that you and your household, and all that you have, do not come to poverty.' 12 And now your eyes see, and the eyes of my brother Benjamin see, that it is my mouth that speaks to you. 13 You must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt, and of all that you have seen. Hurry and bring my father down here." 14 Then he fell upon his brother Benjamin's neck and wept, and Benjamin wept upon his neck. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept upon them. After that his brothers talked with him.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK:
Mon- Worship 6:30
Tues- Quilting 9-2
Wed- Ladies Aid @ Marcia Sevier's house 10-2
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
Worship assistant- Steve Mauch
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
Altar clean up- Richardsons
Acolyte- Nova Luebke
Ushers- Rich Talbert, Tom Linke, Don Hance, Kent Jacobsmeyer
Communion assistant- Rich Talbert
Lay reader- Kathy Fischer
Projectionist- Erv Yoder
Altar Set Up- Marilyn Foster
Tellers- Team #4
Acolyte- Cameron Faerber
Worship assistant- Jason Cluver
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: What was the western boundary of the nation of Israel? Mediterranean Sea
TODAY'S QUIZ: Who was Molech and what did people do for him?
SPECIAL VOTER'S MEETING ON SUNDAY, MARCH 3 TO CHOOSE AN ARCHITECT
Our building committee has been at work interviewing architects and is ready to put forth their recommendations to the voter's assembly for approval. A voting member is any confirmed member of St. John's 18 years old or older. Please mark your calendars and join us for this special meeting. It will begin immediately following our 9am service and will not last more than a half hour.
LADIES AID FELLOWSHIP MEETING AT MARCIA SEVIER'S HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY, 10am -2pm!!
TELL THE NEXT GENERATION FAMILY MINISTRY CONFERENCE IS SATURDAY, MARCH 9, FROM 9-3 AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH in HARVESTER!!
Ministry to, among, and with families with young children is crucial to a vibrant and growing church. At the same time it is getting harder and harder to do such ministry for so many different reasons. This conference will give us an opportunity to get some new ideas, learn from those who have been and are successful in this type of ministry and grow together as brothers and sisters in Christ. I would like people to attend with me! If you can go, even if it is just for a few hours, please let me know! Let's make Family Ministry great again!!
YOUTH STEAK DINNER AND AUCTION NEEDS
- People to buy tickets for the dinner! If you like steak and you want to help out your youth, please consider coming!
- People to buy $500 Pot O Gold raffle tickets. They are being sold after each worship service and can also be purchased from pastor at any time.
PREGNANCY OPTIONS CENTER NEEDS
- Underwriters for our fundraiser banquet coming up Thursday, March 21. This is so we can allow people to attend without having to have people purchase tickets.
- Banquet attendees. It begins at 6:30 on March 21 at Holy Rosary, and will go to approximately 8:30
- Nurses with ultrasound certification or those willing to take the training to be certified. We are very close to getting our ultrasound, and we just need people who are able to do it!
WARREN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEEDS SPONSORS AND VENDORS FOR THEIR UPCOMING HEALTH FAIR ON SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 9-1, AT WRIGHT CITY HIGH SCHOOL GYM!! There are different levels for sponsorship and a vendor space is $60
They are also having a bunco night on March 2, at 7pm at the Fitness Center.
OPERATION BACK FOOD FOR FEBRUARY IS CANNED VEGGIES
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!!!
ST JOHN'S GOALS FOR 2019!!!
A 10% increase in worship attendance.
A 5% increase in Bible study attendance
Add two new Bible study opportunities during the week
Add two new outreach events to reach out to the community.
For those dealing with cancer and treatments HAROLD ANDERSON, JOHN MORRIS, father in law of Elise Morris; GEORGE HOELSCHER, PASTOR RON LEHENBAUER, MARY BREUER, MARI GILB, both friends of Sandy Robine, Toni Mauch's brother RAY KOLN, 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