DEVOTION: Ezekiel 33:7-20 English Standard Version (ESV)
7 "So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8 If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.9 But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.
Why Will You Die, Israel?
10 "And you, son of man, say to the house of Israel, Thus have you said: 'Surely our transgressions and our sins are upon us, and we rot away because of them. How then can we live?' 11 Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel?
12 "And you, son of man, say to your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him when he transgresses, and as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall by it when he turns from his wickedness, and the righteous shall not be able to live by his righteousness[a] when he sins. 13 Though I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, yet if he trusts in his righteousness and does injustice, none of his righteous deeds shall be remembered, but in his injustice that he has done he shall die. 14 Again, though I say to the wicked, 'You shall surely die,' yet if he turns from his sin and does what is just and right, 15 if the wicked restores the pledge, gives back what he has taken by robbery, and walks in the statutes of life, not doing injustice, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 16 None of the sins that he has committed shall be remembered against him. He has done what is just and right; he shall surely live.
Mon- Worship 6:30-7:30
Tues- Quilting 9-2
Wed- Sewing Dresses for Africa 9:30-12; Ladies Aid Noon; Supper 5:30; Worship 6:30
Sun- Adult Bible Class 8am; Traditional Worship 9; Fellowship, Sunday school and Adult Bible Class 10:15; Chapel 10:45
Worship assistant- Sam Johnson
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
Altar clean up- Molly Hendershot
Organist- Pat Golden
Acolyte- Isabelle Morris
Ushers- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Gary Hoelscher, Paul Brockfeld
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Nova Luebke
Ushers- Rich Talbert, Tom Linke, Don Hance, Kent Jacobsmeyer
Communion assistant- Al Benton
Lay reader- Lois Boeger
Projectionist- Kathy Fischer
Altar Set Up- Ruth Walters
Tellers- Team #4
Acolyte- Luke Rausch
Worship assistant-Jason Cluver
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:. Where did the tribe of Levi get to live? Joshua 14:4 No portion was given to the Levites in the land but only cities to dwell in, with their pasturelands for their livestock and their substance. They were the priestly line. Chapter 22 of Joshua gives the allotment of cities to Levi.
WEDNESDAY LENT SCHEDULE AND MENU
Supper 5:30- Soup, sandwiches, salad, and dessert
NATHAN RAUH FROM NAISMITH-ALLEN ARCHITECTURE WILL BE OUR ARCHITECT FOR OUR BUILDING PROJECT!!
At our voter's meeting yesterday, the congregation approved the building committee's recommendation. We will keep moving forward taking one step at a time! Praise the Lord for HIS timing!
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!
OPERATION BACKPACk FOOD FOR MARCH IS INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED SNACKS (granola bars, fruit snacks, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Instant Oatmeal)
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 the family and friends of SUE RUHL who went to be with Jesus this past Thursday.
For the FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF JD SINCLAIR, a friend of several in our congregation who was tragically killed in an accident Saturday night, and for his wife TANYA, who is in serious condition in the hospital.
For BOB YATES (Lil's son's father in law) who is hospitalized with meningitis.
For those dealing with cancer and treatments 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, 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