The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 10, 2008


Into temptation lead us not.

When evil foes against us plot

And vex our souls on ev'ry hand,

Oh, give us strength that we may stand

Firm in the faith, a mighty host,

Through comfort of the Holy Ghost.

(CW 410:7)

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 10, 2008

Focus: The Lord's Prayer: And lead us not into temptation

See Lord's Prayer insert

Hymns: 422, 472, 462, 452:1

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of August 10, 2008

  • Monday
    • 8:30pm Council Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Worship - “Temptation”
  • Sunday
    • 9:30am Worship - “Deliver”

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 17: Les & Rosella Staples

Service note: Pastor Bitter is preaching at St. Paul's in Morris this morning, so he will be leaving immediately after the service.

Council & Elders: Pastor Bitter is preaching at St. Paul's tomorrow night so the elders meeting is cancelled and the council meeting will start at 8:30pm instead of 8:00pm.

1 Corinthians 10;12, 13

Dear Father, Give Us the Strength to Resist Temptation

  1. Open our eyes to see what a clear and present danger temptation is
    1. What temptations surround us?
    2. Describe the role our flesh, the world, and Satan have in tempting us.
  2. Strengthen us to bear up as we watch and pray
    1. What strength comes form knowing that God is faithful?
    2. What does it mean to watch and pray?

1 Corinthian 10:12, 13 -- So let the one who thinks he stands firm watch out, lest he fall. No temptation has come upon you except the human kind. God is faithful, he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you're able, but along with the temptation he will make the way out, that is, the ability to bear up.

News and Notes

Bridal Shower: An open house bridal shower for Alizabeth Zeltwanger will be this Saturday, August 16, from 4-6:00pm at the Morris Senior Center. Alizabeth is registered at Target and Penny's.

Volunteers Needed: Would you be willing to spare two hours of your time on August 21, 22, or 23 to pack meals at the Morris High School cafeteria for starving children around the world? 75 people are needed for each two hour shift! The Youth Group is scheduled for Saturday, August 23 from 9 11 a.m. If you could help, please call Leah Nelson at 392-5880 ASAP.

Special Worship Service: On August 31 in place of our regular Sunday worship, WELS organist, Charles Bonow, will present a service of word and song to the glory of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The service time will be 10:30am, and there will be no service the following Wednesday. Invite others to come to this special worship opportunity. He will have CDs available. A free will offeirng will be taken to help with his costs. After worship we will have a potluck.

Potluck: After worship on August 31 we will have a potluck. The free will offering from the potluck will be used to replace the overgrown shrubbery in the front of the church.

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.

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”


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