The Weekly
Last updated on July 22, 2021
                                                          
                                        ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH                                                                     
www.stjohnswithee.com    stjohnswithee@gmail.com   
                          Facebook:  Saint John’s Lutheran Church – Withee, WI             

                           Rev. Daniel Vang – Pastor   dvangstpauls@outlook.com   
                                   Church - 715-229-4211        Cell - 414-292-7283
                         Worship 10:15am                      Accompanist: Ellen Niemi

                                                                                                                       
 
                                                Sunday, July 25th, 2021
         The service today can be viewed on Facebook “LIVE” at 10:15am.
         
 If you do not have Facebook or internet access, please contact the Church at
715-229-4211 and we will send you a copy of the sermon.  
     Another way to join in on the service is called ZOOM. The worship service can be listened to on your landline or cell phone at 10:15am on Sunday mornings. Dial 1-312-626-6799. Enter the Meeting ID when prompted: 328-764-4365, PASSWORD 941740. When prompted for Participant ID, just press # to skip. ENJOY THE SERVICE.
Long distance rates will apply depending on your phone plan.
 
   
                                                PRAYER OF MEDITATION
O Christ, our Bread of Life, nourish us and fulfill us with your Word. Satisfy our desire to be near you by gracing us with your presence. And enrich us through your holy sacrament of bread and wine, which are your body and blood.
 
             PENTECOST 9 – CHOSEN: BE FILLED TO GIVE - Divine Service 3
                              Hymns:   The Lamb   #547
                                              Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart   #806
                                              Contemporary Hymn
                                                          
                       OUR RESPONSE TO OUR GIVING, GENEROUS LORD
                                Needed Weekly - $2117.00   July 18, 2021 – $2147.00
                        Growth - $230.00   Missions - $75.00   Sunday School - $3.00  
                                                            Attendance: 46
 
Stewardship Thought Ephesians 3:20 – “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think …” We often shortchange God by failing to remember what Paul says here: God can do far more than what we can think or ask. His power, and His love, are without bound and without measure. So why do we fear to follow His word? Isn’t it in fact fear that keeps us back from a life of joyous generosity and open-handedness? But God is able to do far more abundantly! So let us not be afraid to take the Lord at his Word and live according to it.
                   
           We remember in our prayers this week our members and friends:

 At Home: Velda Anderson, Mallory Blasel, Ruth Gaede, Mandy Benninger, Larry Klabon, Emily Dorwaldt, Larry Herington, Sharon Kurhais - Kelly Kurhais’s mom and Pat Blazer’s sister
At CCLRC: Doris Felician       
WI Vet. Home – Chippewa: Helen Pagel
In Thorp: Dennis Rohland, Phil Benzinger
In the Military: Elijah & Taylor Zaldana, Holly Noth, Alex Dunnivent
                                                     
                                        JULY SCRIPTURE READINGS
                                       25        Psalm 50        2 Kings 19-22
                                       26        Psalm 52        2 Kings 23-25
                                       27        Psalm 53        1 Chronicles 1-5
                                       28        Psalm 53        1 Chronicles 6-10
                                       29        Psalm 54        1 Chronicles 11-15
                                       30        Psalm 55        1 Chronicles 16 - 20
                                       31        Psalm 56        1 Chronicles 21 - 25
 
Our sympathies go out to the Baehr family on the loss of their son in law Jody Devereaux this week in Arizona. We pray God gives them strength, healing, and peace during the coming days.
 
TODAY, our youth will be holding a carwash to help raise funds for the National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX in July of 2022. It will run AFTER Church from 11:30am – 2pm. Please stop by and get your vehicle washed and help support our youth!
 
The lady quilters will be quilting this Tues morning, July 27th from 9-11am. Please consider joining them to tie quilts for shut-ins and graduating seniors.
 
FLASHPOINT/Youth Group will be meeting this Wed. July 28th at 6:30pm. All High schoolers are invited to attend for a night of reconnecting, fellowship, and devotion.   
 
“Pastor wants to visit you” I know summer tends to be busy, but I’d love to meet and connect with you outside of Sunday service at your homes for 30 plus minutes just to get to know you. If you might have any fears of contact, I’ve completed the vaccination series as of mid-April. I’m hoping to start meeting with y’all from June through July for now. Please take a look at the sign up sheet on the table in the Narthex and see what dates would work best for you. I’m fairly flexible with time. It’s been a pleasure to pastor the congregation, it’ll be my pleasure to get to know you. God’s peace, Pastor Daniel Vang.