Month of July: 31 Bags (online ordering) fundraiser for National Youth Gathering
July 9 - August 10: Summer Lunch Ministry to Raytown Area
July 20: Joan Schmitt's 90th birthday - contact the church office for the mailing address
July 21: Craft Day (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
July 21: Church maintenance and cleaning (9:00 a.m. start)
July 28: River's Edge Basketball (9:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
August 11: Senior Saturday (11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
August 13: Norfleet Meet the Teacher Tailgate (5:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
The Lord Jesus Brings His People through Death into Life by the Preaching of Repentance
Amos did not choose to be a prophet, but the Lord took him “from following the flock” and said to him, “Go, prophesy to my people Israel” (Amos 7:15). It was a hard word given him to preach: Israel would “go into exile away from his land” (Amos 7:10–11). For this word, Amos was hated and threatened.
St. John the Baptist also suffered for his faithful preaching of repentance. Out of pride and fear, Herod “sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head” (Mark 6:27).
Yet in Christ, St. John the Baptist “has been raised from the dead” (Mark 6:14, 16). Through Baptism into Christ, you also “were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit” for life and salvation (Eph. 1:13).