The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 3, 2008


Forgive our sins, Lord, we implore,

That they may trouble us no more;

We, too, will gladly those forgivene

Who hurt us by the way they live.

Help us in our community

To serve each other willingly.

(CW 410:6)

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 3, 2008

Focus: The Lord's Prayer: Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us

See Lord's Prayer insert

Hymns: 388, 493, 303, 339

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of August 3, 2008

  • Sunday -- August 3, 2008
    • 4:00pm Installation/Ordination at Glenwood
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Worship and Communion
  • Sunday
    • 9:30am Worship - “Temptation”

August Ushers: Barry Nelson (capt.) Jason Brown, Jeff Flaten, Ryan Flaten, Dick Lubenow, Eric Zeltwanger

August Cleaners: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff; Dean & Moni Rohlof

Greeters for Aug 10: Les & Rosella Staples

Ordination/Installation: Calvary of Glenwood invites us to join them in a special service at the ordination and installation of their full-time pastor, Brian Koschnitzke. Worship is at 4:00pm today, followed by a dinner.

News and Notes

Summer Worship:

We continue our series on the Lord's Prayer.

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”

Fair booth: If you would like to help out manning our fair booth at the Stevens County fair, please sign up in the narthex. If you sign up, Pastor Bitter will call to see what day and time works best for you. This will allow us to coordinate our volunteers with St. Paul's, Morris.

Colossians 3:13

Dear Father, Your Forgiveness
Cancels My Debt

  1. My debt is so great, but your forgiveness is greater
    1. Why is our debt so serious?
    2. Why do you believe with all confidence that such a serious debt has been forgiven?
    3. Why does Jesus teach us to keep on praying for forgiveness?
  2. Help me forgive others
    1. What reaction does God's forgiveness cause in us?
    2. How can I forgive when someone hurts me so deeply?

Lord's Supper

At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of “close communion,” since the Bible teaches that communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree in all that the Bible teaches. Therefore, we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of our church body and of those churches which have declared fellowship with us. If you have further questions about this, please talk with the pastor.


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