The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

July 13, 2008


Your kingdom come, we humbly pray,

That Christ may rule in us today

And that your Holy Spirit bring

Still more to worship Christ as King.

Break Stan's pow'r, defeat his rage;

Preserve your Church from age to age.

(CW 410:3)

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

July 13, 2008

Focus: The Lord's Prayer: Your Kingdom come

See Lord's Prayer insert

Hymns: 370, 104 (LAPPY), 341, 442, 322 (LAPPY)

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of July 13, 2008

  • Sunday -- July 13, 2008
    • 10:30am Quarterly Voters' Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Worship (same as today)
  • Sunday
    • 9:30am Worship - “Your will be done”

July Ushers: Scott Boettcher (capt.) John Jepma, Clarence Lanus, Jerry Logan, David Paul, Don Spencer

July Cleaners: John & Tawnia Jepma, Jason & Amy Brown

July 20 Greeters: Dick & Polly Smith

News and Notes

Thank you: Leah Nelson thanks the Ladies' Society, Christian Service, and all those who helped and contributed to the potluck on June 29. Ladies' Society raised more than enough money to pay Leah's registration for the WELS National Conference on Worship.

Used Items: Several usable items that the church no longer needs are on the bench by the outside door. If you would like any of them, please take them before we dispose of them.

Valley Fair: The youth group of St. Paul's of Morris invites us to join them on July 26 for a trip to Valley Fair. We will leave from Morris at 7:30am and everyone is asked to bring a sack lunch. Admission cost is $23. Younger kids are welcome to come, if a parent accompanies them. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Bitter.

Large Print Meditations: Please let Pastor Bitter know if you would prefer a large print Meditations.

Summer Worship:

Next week we continue our summer worship following themes from the Lord's Prayer. Each week we will focus on a keyword and review the great truths Jesus' teaches us to pray. Next Sunday we look at the 2nd Petition: “Thy kingdom come.” Here is the schedule for the summer:

June 15 “Father”

June 22 “Name”

July 13 “Kingdom”

July 20 “Will”

July 27 “Bread”

August 3 “Forgive”

August 10 “Temptation”

August 17 “Deliver”

August 24 “Amen”


We rejoice with Delores Rose and her family as she celebrates her 90th birthday (July 16). We give thanks to the Lord for the blessing he has brought to her family and friends through her. Most of all we praise him for bringing her to know and love her Savior.

We pray for our youth group as they travel to the youth rally in Duluth. We ask that the Lord keep them safe, that he strengthen their faith through his Word that they will hear, and that he bless them with a time of Christian fellowship and friendship, until he brings them safely home.


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