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Mt. Olive Evangelic Lutheran Church                                                                           November 2017
 
Thanks for . . . NOTHING!
 
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, now any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8: 38-39
Sean slammed the door to his bedroom. “Thanks for nothing!” he shouted. Sean was very disappointed in his father. His dad had promised to help him with his school project but then was called out of town on an emergency, so that he couldn’t make good on his promise. Sean would have to do the project all by himself.
“Thanks for nothing!” That’s what I plan this thanksgiving. But it’s not because I’m disappointed in my heavenly Father-because He has failed me. Rat her it’s just the opposite! God has come through for me…in a big way. Not only has he blessed me with all the wonderful “regular blessings”-blessing s for body and life, he has also given me much more, including NOTHING!
You see, because of Jesus I now have NOTHING to be afraid of. That’s because NOTHING will separate me from my Father on the Day of Judgment. Because of God’s great love for me He chose to separate himself from His Son while He was hanging from a cross, suffering hell-which I deserved! Truthfully I had NOTHING good coming to me from God…only His eternal punishment. I might have expected that He would slam the door on me-because of his disappointment over my many failed promises to Him. Right now, however, I anticipate NOTHING bad coming from God. I join the psalmist David therefore, who penned, “Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:6)
In addition, I know that NOTHING hinders my prayers to God the Father. He hears all my concerns and worries and He knows all my needs. He has promised to bless me and to give me what He knows is ultimately best for me. I have confidence in knowing that NOTHING is impossible with God…that He can do anything, just as He has done everything necessary for me to join Him in heaven. That’s why I want to do what the Apostle Paul encourages, and let NOTHING move me from giving myself fully to the work of the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
“Thanks for nothing, God!” “Thanks for everything, God, especially for your unlimited grace and mercy!!!” Have a blessed Thanksgiving…every day.
                                        Grateful for God’s Grace,
                                         Pastor Tim Kemnz


BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH
Caleb Kemnitz     3    Olivia Mattox      4
Jessie Walters      4    Isaiah Meyer       5
Myrna Bleeker   11   Billy Walters       11
William Kirk      12   Virgine Vester      11
Dee Kemnitz      12   Stephen Dennis    13
Talon Dennis      13  Rod Wasserman   14
Ray Hernandez  15  Vaughn Helberg    16
Rich yeager        16  Ellie Jung              17
Stacy Schleusener 17 Brandi Walters   18
Wilma Bentz      18  Jorten Hansen       22
Marilyn Joe        26  Leila Dennis         27
Darrin Kauk       28  Mel Helget           28
Becca Monroe   28

 
November Duties
 
Ushers: Thomas Smith, Dave Jung, Jeremy Landis, Kvin Ferrell (Early)
          Jerry Mattox, Scott Raasch, Rich Yeager, Rod Wasserman (Late)

 
Cleaning Schedule:
Kemnitz (D) 11/04
Landis (U) 11/04
Mattox (N) 11/04
Kauk (D) 11/11
Meyer (U) 11/11
Monroe (N) 11/11
R. Rassmussen (D) 11/18
Richie (U) 11/18
N. Rassmussen (N) 11/18
Sadler (D) 11/25
J & K Satterthwaite (U) 11/25
Smith (N) 11/25
 
 
 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 

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