This has been a great fall so far, but the only thing missing is some rain. Lets all say an extra prayer for rain and maybe well get the answer we need.
We celebrate three birthdays this week all on the 23rd: Clara McInnis, Judy Kothmann and Barry Jordan. Hope yall have a great day and enjoy a little cake when you celebrate.
Please pray for Don Boyd and James Henderson as they heal. Continue to pray for Paul Toeppich, Jacob Bibb, Betty Kitchen, and Kendra Kensing Code as they receive treatments and gain strength to fight their ailments.
Daddy also needs good wishes this week as we go on a follow up from last weeks kidney treatment. With luck, well find out that the stone has been broken up enough for him to get back to his regular lifestyle.
Keep our homebound and those in the nursing home in your prayers also: Pearl Leifeste, Anna Grace Durst, Etta Marie Mutschink and Jane Krause. Speaking of which, Jane Krause was in church this Sunday looking lovely and pain free. I know we all pray for our loved ones to remain pain free.
With Veterans Day last week, I hope we all remember and pray for the soldiers fighting for our freedom. Please keep Taylor Slocum, Kyle Pierce, Amanda Adams, Matt Krause, Josh Calhoun and Stuart Jordan in your thoughts and prayers.
Pastor Mark's sermon this week, Standing Firm, was inspired by Luke 21:5-19. Jesus was talking about what might happen when He comes again. The event could be precipitated by war and famine and earthquakes and false prophets but before all that, the children of God could be persecuted for their belief in Him. It is then that we will be called up on to give our testimony, but we wont have to worry about what to say because He will give us those words. All that will be asked of us is to stand firm in our belief and He will be there for us. We may be hated, hurt or even killed because of our faith and love in God and Jesus Christ but even through all that, as long as we stand firm and are faithful in our beliefs, we will not perish but find eternal life. Stand firm for God, in your belief in Him, as He has stood firm for us.