The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 23, 2007

Prayer:

I, a sinner, come to you
With a penitent confession.
Savior, show me mercy, too;
Grant for all my sins remission.
Let these words my soul relieve
Jesus sinners does receive.
(Christian Worship 304:5)

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 23, 2007

Worship Focus: The Lord's promise seeks out sinners

Order of Service: Service of the Word, p. 38

Hymns: 277, 304, 399, 331

God's Word

First Lesson Exodus 32:7-14

Because of his promises, the Lord does not destroy the Israelites, even though they have turned away from him.

Psalm 51a, p. 86

Because of the Lord's promises, we confess our sins to him trusting in his forgiveness.

Second Lesson 1 Timothy 1:12-17

Just as the Lord had promised, Jesus came into the world to save sinners, even you and me. What patiences our God has because of his promises.

Gospel Luke 15:1-10

The Lord's promise seeks out sinners and rejoices when one repents.

Exodus 32:7-14

A Believer Pours Out His/Her Heart
to the Lord

A. Praying for God's glory

  1. How does Moses show great concern for God's glory?
  2. How did the people show no concern for God's glory?
  3. How have we dishonored God's glory?

B. Holding him to his promises

  1. What promises did Moses hold the Lord to?
  2. What promises fill your heart?

This Week's Kingdom Work

News & Notes

Sunday School Mission Project: Between now and October 14, the Sunday school is saving money for the WELS Mission to the Children, working in northwest Sonora, Mexico. More information is posted on the bulletin board.

LWMS: The Crow River Circuit of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society will have its fall rally on Saturday, September 29, 2007 at St. Paul's of Litchfield. Registration starts at 10:30am with opening devotion at 11:00am. Closing is at 3:00pm. The speaker will be from the Central Africa Medical Mission.

Wednesday Bible Class: We're looking at our creeds and confessions. This week we look at the Nicene Creed. Where did that name come from? Why do we still use it in church today? Come and learn more of these treasures handed down to us by the church.

Sunday Bible Class: We continue our study Warning and Encouragement from Jesus to his Church: Next week we look at Revelation 1:1-8 “Jesus, our risen King, speaks to us”

Thank offering: If you want to contribute to Great Plains Thank Offering, please bring your offering next week and place it in the plate by the pamphlet rack. Envelopes and more information are available there.

Seniors: The Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors (OWLS) is holding a rally at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, New Ulm, MN on Saturday November 3, 2007. The Rally is for all WELS or ELS members 55 years of age and over. Registration forms, due by October 24, are posted in the narthex.

September Ushers: David Paul (capt.), John Jepma, Tom Mohr, Clarence Lanus, Jerry Logan, Don Spencer

September Cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer; Bridget Joos

September 30 Greeters: Eric Zeltwanger

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313

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