DEVOTION: John 20:19-31 English Standard Version (ESV)
Jesus Appears to the Disciples
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,[a] Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you."22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld."
Jesus and Thomas
24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin,[b] was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe."
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe." 28 Thomas answered him, "My Lord and my God!" 29 Jesus said to him, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
The Purpose of This Book
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
Wed- Oak Pointe worship 10am; Council and Building Committee meet with Architect to look over addition plans 6:30
Thurs- 8th Grade Confirmation Questioning and Reception 6:30
Sat- LWML Spring Rally
Sun- Worship 9; Fellowship; Adult Bible Study and Sunday School 10:15; Special Confirmation Worship 10:45
Mon- Worship 6:30
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Jared Cluver
Ushers- Rich Talbert, Tom Linke, Don Hance, Kent Jacobsmeyer
Communion assistant- Steve McDowell
Lay Reader- Steve McDowell
Projectionist- Kathy Fischer
Altar set up- Cheri' Hofeldt
Tellers- Team #4
Organist- Barb Dreyer
Acolyte- Haley Rausch
Worship Assistant- Dave Winter
Projectionist- Terry McKenzie
Monday, 6:30, April 29-
Acolyte- Isabel Benke
Worship Assistant- Steve Mauch
Projectionist- Cara Klaustermeier
Altar Clean Up- Don Nolte
YESTERDAY'S QUIZ: How many Psalms do we think David wrote? David wrote 73 Psalms.
Here's a list of them, that Don Nolte came up with: 3-9, 11-41, 31-65, 86, 101.
,103, 108-110, 122, 124, 131, 133, and 138-145. THANKS DON!!
EVENTS COMING UP!
ARCHITECT, NATHAN RAUH, WILL BE HERE TO PRESENT THE FIRST DRAFT OF HIS PLANS FOR OUR NEW ADDITION TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY AT 6:30!!
Members of our church council and our building committee should all plan to be there!
CONFIRMATION QUESTIONING AND RECEPTION THIS THURSDAY BEGINNING AT 6:30!!
The whole congregation is welcome to join us to hear the eighth graders have a conversation with pastor about all they have learned about their faith from the catechism. There will be cake and punch afterwards!!!
SPECIAL MONTHLY WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE AND LUNCH, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 AT 11AM WITH LUNCH AT 11:30!!!
This service is specifically for those who have a hard time making it on Sunday mornings and who can't drive at night. Bring your family and friends!!
BUILDING ADDITION PLAN UNVEILING AND POTLUCK SUPPER NEXT WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 AT 6PM!!
Please make plans to bring a dish for supper, and see the architectural plans that Nathan Rauh has prepared for us!! It will be a night to get excited about the plans that Jesus has for St. John's and all he will do in and through us to bring the lost souls of Warrenton to Himself!
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER BREAKFAST AND WORSHIP WILL BE THURSDAY, MAY 2!!
Breakfast will be 6:15-7am
Prayer service will be 7-7:30am
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD AND JOIN US!!!
NEWS AND NOTES:
COME AND GET YOUR EASTER LILLIES!!!
TWO FAMILIES NEED TUITION ASSISTANCE FOR THE MONTH OF MAY!!
If you can help out, please bring a check to either Terry in the church office or directly to Little Lambs during the week, or you can put it in the offering plate, but if you do that, make sure it is clearly marked for Little Lambs tuition!!
ST. JOHN'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS CHILDREN IN WORSHIP AND WHAT WE PROVIDE FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES!!
We love kids and St. John's and we love having them in worship with us. We love hearing their voices and seeing them enjoying it all. Please bring them! We want to see them there even when they're a little squirrely. Here are some things that we provide for all of our children on Sunday mornings!
- Busy bags- These are bags filled with fun things to play with and things to color and draw. They are hanging on the coat rack near the door.
- Activity Sheets- Along with the bulletins for the adults there are activity sheets for the kids. Sometimes adults like to use them too.
- A "cry" room. If your kids get too restless and antsy and you need a break from trying to hold them down or keep them quiet, the room right next door "the overflow" is reserved for you to take them. The wall is insulated and mostly soundproof so use it as much and as often as you want. Soon we will have some toys and things to calm them down.
- Children's messages- During all of our worship services at which there are enough kids present, pastor has them come up front to teach them the lesson of the day. They usually get a little treat when they come up.
- Sunday school- After our first service at 10:15 and during the 10:45 service a Sunday school teacher will take the kids to a Sunday school room and teach them a special lesson after the Children's message.
Spread the word and let your kids and grandkids know about this!
QUILT RAFFLE TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!! CALL OR COME BY THE CHURCH OFFICE TO PURCHASE THEM FROM TERRY OR ONE OF THE QUILTERS WHEN YOU SEE THEM!
THE PLASTIC CAP DRIVE IS OVER!!
Little Lambs does NOT need any more plastic caps! Please recycle them on your own from now on!
OPERATION BACKPACK FOOD FOR APRIL IS SOUP AND RAMEN NOODLES.
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!!!
For JENNIFER HOELSCHER, as she remains on hospice care at Barnes hospital in St. Louis.
For NANCY HUSTER, who is going to get an angiogram done today.
For NANCY PETERSON, who is having more tests done to diagnose the cause of her weakness.
For LINDA CALLIES, recovering well from heart surgery at home. (No stents or bypasses were needed.) She is going for further tests this week.
For those dealing with cancer and treatments ALAN HOFELDT, RAY STARK, 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