We all enjoyed the scattered rains last week and look forward to more rain this week. Pray for rain!
The following birthdays are being celebrated during the middle of September: Robert Hall on the 17th, Charlie Thigpen on the 19th. Kim Jordan and Herman Hitzfelder on the 21st and Emeth Bauer on the 23rd. Have a great special celebration on your special day!
Matt Krause is traveling to his new assignment in Virginia. He is very happy about finally getting away from Chicago.
Continue to pray for Jane Krause, Andrew Kothmann, Anna Grace Durst, Pearl Leifeste and Etta Marie Mutschink. Keep Toni Hurlbut in your prayers following her recent surgery.
We look forward to the Church Conference which will be on Sunday, October 3rd. The District Superintendent will deliver the sermon and preside over the Church Conference. The Committee reports are being prepared for the Conference after the preliminary work done last Sunday.
It was great to see Beth Palmer and Mozelle in church and Mozelle really enjoyed the Sunday School Class. There is a signup list in the back of the church for volunteers for teaching or helping with Sunday School.
Rev. Krause’s sermon was titled "Lost and Found" and the Gospel reading was from Luke 15:1-10. Jesus first told the crowd about a shepherd who had 100 sheep. If he realized that one sheep was lost, he would immediately leave the 99 in the desert and go to find the one that is lost. When the sheep is found, he would place it on his shoulders there would be great rejoicing among his friends and neighbors when he gets home with the lost sheep.
Likewise, a woman with 10 silver coins, if she were to lose one coin, would light a lamp and sweep the house and diligently and carefully search for the coin. And when it was found, she would summon her friends and neighbors to come and rejoice with her because the lost coin had been found.
Have you ever lost something of great value? You probably spent some frenzied moments searching, retracing your steps, or even asking a neighbor to help. Do you remember the joy you experienced when you found what was lost?
That joy pales in comparison to the joy in Heaven when even one sinner repents.