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Pastor's Message - July 2019

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Fellow Ministers at St. John Lutheran Church,
Sometime back, l saw a group of youth counselors perform a most entertaining skit. The gist of the
story was that an inventor had assembled a machine made up cf several different parts. Each part
was one person, or sometimes two, who performed a specific function. These different parts
chugged, waved arms, whooped, marched in place, whistled - it was a most amazing machine.
There was one part of the machine that appeared quite small and insigni?cant. lt sat at the end of the
machine, lifting the index finger of her right hand up and down, saying softiy, “Beep beep. Beep
beep.” When the inventor left the laboratory, all of the other parts of the machine began to ridicule this
small part. They ended up chasing her out of the lab. But when the machine of many parts tried to
start running again, it screeched, coughed, and finally fell apart completely.
When the inventor returned, she was shocked to find her machine lying ruined on the floor. She
carefully put it back together again. She found the small missing part that had been chased out by the
other parts and put her back in her rightful place at the end of the machine. The inventor then started
up her machine, and once again it began chugging, waving, whooping, marching, whistling, and beep
beeping.
Of course, this skit was about the body of Christ. lt showed how all of us are parts of the church, and
that we are called to work together. It reminded us that no part of the body is too small or too
insignificant; that when one part suffers, the whole body suffers. it also demonstrated how each part
has a special talent, a unique gift, that must be employed for the whole body to work effectively.
Each of us, as members of the body of Christ, has been gift a speciai gift. The Spirit has giftedeach
of us with a unique ability to be of service to our Lord as part of his church. God calis on each of us to
discover our gifts, celebrate them, and employ them for the good of Christ's body, to the glory of God
our Father.
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them...The Spirifs presence is
shown in some way to each person for the good of all. (1 Corinthians 12:4 - 7)
Peace be with you,
Pastor Tom Wehrman

Fellow Ministers at St. John Lutheran Church,


Sometime back, l saw a group of youth counselors perform a most entertaining skit. The gist of the story was that an inventor had assembled a machine made up of several different parts. Each part was one person, or sometimes two, who performed a specific function. These different part schugged, waved arms, whooped, marched in place, whistled - it was a most amazing machine.


There was one part of the machine that appeared quite small and insignificant. lt sat at the end of the machine, lifting the index finger of her right hand up and down, saying softiy, “Beep beep. Beep beep.” When the inventor left the laboratory, all of the other parts of the machine began to ridicule this small part. They ended up chasing her out of the lab. But when the machine of many parts tried to start running again, it screeched, coughed, and finally fell apart completely.


When the inventor returned, she was shocked to find her machine lying ruined on the floor. She carefully put it back together again. She found the small missing part that had been chased out by the other parts and put her back in her rightful place at the end of the machine. The inventor then started up her machine, and once again it began chugging, waving, whooping, marching, whistling, and beep beeping.

Of course, this skit was about the body of Christ. lt showed how all of us are parts of the church, and that we are called to work together. It reminded us that no part of the body is too small or too insignificant; that when one part suffers, the whole body suffers. It also demonstrated how each part has a special talent, a unique gift, that must be employed for the whole body to work effectively.


Each of us, as members of the body of Christ, has been gift a special gift. The Spirit has gifted each of us with a unique ability to be of service to our Lord as part of his church. God calis on each of us to discover our gifts, celebrate them, and employ them for the good of Christ's body, to the glory of God our Father.


There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit gives them...The Spirits presence is shown in some way to each person for the good of all. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7 )


Peace be with you,


Pastor Tom Wehrman

 

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