The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June 8, 2008


Lord of the living harvest

That ripens o'er the plain,

Where angels soon will gather

Their sheaves of golden grain,

Accept our hands to labor,

Our hearts to trust and love,

And be with us to hasten

Your kingdom from above.

(CW 559:1)

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June 8, 2008

Focus: Jesus brings his harvest home

Order of Worship: The Common Service p. 15

Hymns: 375, 576, 573, 579

God's Word

First Lesson Exodus 19:2-8

God rescued his people out of Egypt and carried them on eagle's wings. He has rescued us from slavery to sin and Satan and brings us into the heavenly harvest.

Psalm 100, p. 104

Rejoice for you are the Lord's people, his flock, his harvest.

Second Lesson Romans 5:6-11

While we were still his enemies, lost sheep, Jesus died for us. Since he has risen from the dead, will he not watch over you to bring you safely into the living harvest of your heavenly home?

Gospel Matthew 9:35-10:8

Jesus sees the spiritual harvest and sends out workers.

Matthew 9:35-10:8

What a Harvest!

  1. See the harvest through Jesus' eyes
    1. What is the Good News of the kingdom?
    2. How did Jesus view those who were without his kingly shepherding?
  2. Pray compassionately
    1. What can you pray for as compassion fills your heart?
  3. Give freely
    1. What have you received free of charge?
    2. What can you freely give to bring in the harvest?

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of June 8, 2008

  • Sunday -- June 8, 2008
    • 10:30am Family fellowship show
      (see program on back of insert)
    • Ice cream social
    • Mon-Thurs Pastor at District Convention
  • Wednesday
    • No Worship
  • Saturday
    • 9:30-11:30am Brittni Jepma's Bridal Shower
  • Sunday
    • 9:30am Worship
    • Wednesday, June 18 -- 7:00pm Worship (same as June 15)

Council, Elders, and Ladies Society
has been moved to the third week of June
due to the District Convention

News and Notes

Family Fellowship Show: The Youth Group is hosting the “Family Fellowship Show” after worship today. Stay and enjoy some fun. A preview of the program is on the backside. Ice cream sundaes will be served following the show. Please join us!

Bridal Shower: An open house bridal shower for Brittni Jepma, bride-to-be of Adam Kruger, will be in the fellowship hall downstairs on Saturday, June 14 from 9:30am to 11:30am.

VBS: Thank you to all who helped with VBS this year. We had about 25 different children attending at one time or another with an average nightly attendance of 17. A special thank you to Phyllis Joos for her work with the music and to Sandy Nelson for her work with the crafts. Thank you to the teens who helped out: Rachel Gray, Chanc Nack, Evan Nelson, Lauren Nelson, Seth Nelson, and Sam Roth. Thanks also to those who provided snacks and to the mothers who stayed to help out as well.

Spring Cleaning: Spring cleaning will be from June 6 until the end of the month.

After Church Social: If you would like to serve refreshments after worship, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex.

The freewill offering will go New Beginnings - A Home for Mothers with supplemental funds requested from Thrivent. New Beginnings is a Christ-centered home for single mothers and is affiliated with Christian Life Resources and the WELS.

June Ushers: Chuck Nelson (capt.) Daryl Dosdall, Josh Nelson, Kyle Roth, Sam Roth, Ryan Schroeder

June Cleaners: Dave & Phyllis Joos; Gerald & Karen Hoffman

June 15 Greeters: Delores Rose


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