(The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod)
Alma, Kansas
A family united by faith in Christ gathering around God's Word and Sacraments.
To reach out in Christ-like concern and Christ-borne love to each other and to those without Christ!
In This Month's
St. John Witness
Pastor's Message
‘they were filled with great fear and said to one another,
“Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:41)

THE MASTER’S TOUCH: The famous astronomical clock in the Strasburg Cathedral had a mechanism so complicated that it seemed to the ignorant and superstitious almost a work of superhuman skill. The abused and offended maker, while as yet unpaid for his work, came one day and stopped the mechanism with a touch of its workings. The patience of a nation’s artisans and mechanics failed to restore the disordered mechanism to set it back in motion,  and when all the grievances against the clockmaker were addressed, he came again, touched the inner workings, and set it in motion again. All its multiple parts revolved again, obedient to his will.

When by a touch he suspended and restored those marvelous movements, he gave to any doubters certain proof that he was maker and master of that clock. When Jesus of Nazareth controls the mechanisms of nature, and makes its mighty wheels turn back, or arrests its grand movement – more than all, when He can restart again the mysterious clock of human life – He gives to the honest mind overwhelming proof that He is God, the maker and designer of all creation. A malignant power can stop or destroy, but only God Himself can reconstruct or restore.  

Satan seeks to destroy life and all the living. But Jesus has come to defeat the power of Satan. Jesus speaks life through his word. By His word, He healed the sick, cast out demons, and raised the dead to life. By His word He teaches us to trust and follow Him. By His Word we know what is just, right, and true; by His Word, we know mercy and grace which forgives sin and brings eternal life.
Look what Scripture says,

“Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew
and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him.  For
“everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

God’s Word has the Master’s touch, and His authenticity for us in our lives is certain. Listen to Jesus, and seek His marvelous and astounding ways.

  Live with joy in His grace!
Pastor Grimm

We are a family united by faith in Christ, gathering around God's Word and Sacraments,
to reach out in Christ-like concern and Christ-borne love to each other and to those without Christ!

“He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”   Deuteronomy 30:2-3