(11-1-21) The membership of St. Paul’s Country Church, located at 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, OH is planning the annual
Remembrance Memorial Service at 10 AM on Sunday, November 7, 2021 for the families and friends of the members who
have passed on this year. A catered meal will follow.

Retired Pastor Doug Meyer will be delivering the message entitled “The Best is Yet to Come” based on John 11:32-44 ~
for those of you who like to follow the scriptures.

John 11:32-44 – New International Version

32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”

33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked.

“Come and see, Lord,” they replied.

35 Jesus wept.

36 Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!”

37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?”

Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead

38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39 “Take away the stone,” he said.

“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”

40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.

Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

He will also be sharing a Children’s Message before children’s church. Children are invited to join this hour of Bible lessons, songs, and activities, taught by Jill Thomas and Michelle Thomas.

Doug has been in the ministry for 50 years and is retired from St. John’s Purple Door Lutheran Church in Celina. He
delivers God’s living word from the Bible.

A Congregational Meeting is planned for November 14, 2021 where a vote will be taken by the members.

Also, the Board of Christian Education is planning a full day of supervised children’s activities and lunch on Saturday,
November 27, 2021. Planned from 10 AM -3 PM community parents and grandparents should contact Jill Thomas at 419-
942-1540 or Michelle Thomas 419-953-1749 to register children. Parents may stay with their child or plan their own
outing.

Please call Becky Jo Shope 419-363-2227 for any questions regarding the worship services and especially about the
Remembrance Memorial Service.

Visit the St. Paul’s – Rockford Facebook Page for information as well.