DAILY DEVOTION AND CHURCH NEWS: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

DEVOTION: Luke 13:1-9 English Standard Version (ESV)

Repent or Perish

13 There were some present at that very time who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered them, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans, because they suffered in this way? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

And he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. And he said to the vinedresser, 'Look, for three years now I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and I find none. Cut it down. Why should it use up the ground?'And he answered him, 'Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and put on manure. Then if it should bear fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'"






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




Wednesday 6:30-

Organist- Pat Golden

Acolyte- Isabelle Morris

Ushers- Alan Hofeldt, Tim Linke, Gary Hoelscher, Paul Brockfeld


Sunday, 9am—

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


Sunday 10:45

Acolyte-  Luke Rausch

Worship assistant-Jason Cluver

Projectionist- Terry McKenzie


Monday, 6:30-

Acolyte- Cameron Faerber

Worship assistant- Steve Mauch

Projectionist- Cara Klaustermeier

Altar clean up- Don Nolte





YESTERDAY'S QUIZ:. Who was Barak? He was the commander of the army under Deborah the judge.



TODAY'S QUIZ: Who was Gideon?






Our FELLOWSHIP FANATICS (Kathy Fischer, Karen Benton, and Erv Yoder are hosting tonight to replenish our Benevolence fund.  We use this fund to help those in our congregation and our community who are truly in need!


MENU- Soup, sandwiches, salad, and dessert 


Worship 6:30- Continue working our way through the Exodus








  1. 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.


  1. Banquet attendees.  It begins at 6:30 on March 21 at Holy Rosary, and will go to approximately 8:30


  1. 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!


  1. MONEY!!!!  We are running on empty as far as funds are concerned!  If you'd care to donate please go to http://www.pocofwarrencounty.org/ and you will find tons of options to help out this most worthy cause.

OPERATION BACKPACk FOOD FOR MARCH IS INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED SNACKS (granola bars, fruit snacks, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Instant Oatmeal)



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!!! 



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. 


If you are a member of St. John's and you think these goals are good ones, then I encourage you to do your part to make them a reality!! 




For BETTY SUTOR, Lisa Rausch's mom, as she is hospitalized with an infection in her leg.


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. 





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