ALL SAINTS’ DAY is a celebration of God’s gift of life, especially as we learn from those who shared the Christian faith with us. We recognize and thank God for those who have died in the faith from our membership. Those called from this life to an eternity in the presence of God’s glory include:
Daniel Wayne Grimm 1960-2019 John 3:16 (Non-member in our church care) Osborne Benjamin Berroth 1984-2019 Luke 11:28 Sylvia Eugenia Palenske 1940-2019 I Cor. 6:20
EVENING WORSHIP will be Saturday, November 16th, at 6:05 pm. All are welcome to come and join God’s people in worship, especially if Sunday must be a workday.
November 10 We have invited former vicar, Rev. John Fries to preach. A basket meal will follow after worship.
January 2020 We have invited former vicar, Rev. Matthew Christenson, army chaplain, to preach. This date is being changed to the summer months because of his duty schedule, which will bring him to Kansas at that time. Another speaker is being sought for January.
March 2020 We have invited Rev. Ron Rather, former vicar and Pastor at Trinity, McFarland to join us on Sunday, March 8.
WORSHIP DVDS are in the church office. People may borrow them to share with those who have not been able to be with us in church.
CHRISTIAN FUNERALS are a testimony of faith. We have the opportunity while we live to speak, and the opportunity for our family to speak when we die. Included in the newsletter is a form for funeral planning. We have about 20 on file in the church office, and it is helpful to both the church and the family when they have been completed.
AN ADULT INFORMATION CLASS is underway with three participants. Pray for God’s Spirit to lead and bless these students as they learn basic doctrine and review the membership process here at St. John.
ELECTRONIC EARPHONES, are available for use to help hearing in the sanctuary. If you need help, please see an usher before the service begins.
PLEASE PRAY: Come to God with joy! Show Him gratitude as you come before His throne of mercy. Then ask God for wisdom and ability to encourage neighbors, friends and family to look to life in Christ as the only life worth living. Pray daily for your home, your family, your church, your nation.
Ask God for mercy to the lost, both at home and abroad. Seek to love and serve Christ and your neighbor; Desire Christ’s blessings of life and salvation. Be grateful for growth in the fruits of the Spirit.
Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:12-17