The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 17, 2008


From evil, Lord, deliver us;

The times and days are perilous.

Redeem us from eternal death,

And, when we yield our dying breath,

Console us, grant us calm release,

And take our souls to you in peace.

(CW 410:8)

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 17, 2008

Focus: The Lord's Prayer: But deliver us from evil

See Lord's Prayer insert

Hymns: 419:1-4, 431, 415, 214:1, 4

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of August 17, 2008

  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Worship - “Deliver”
  • Sunday
    • 9:30am Worship - “Amen.”

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 24: Jianna Thielke

Worship Service Concert: Two weeks from today, on Sunday, August 31, organist Charles Bonow will be presenting his new worship service concert entitled "Here We Stand" during our regular worship at 10:30 a.m. This service concert, by means of the Word of God and song, will accord us an edifying hour of worship focusing on our stand as chosen and redeemed children of God. After the service there will be a potluck lunch.

2 Timothy 4: 7, 8, 18

Dear Father, Rescue Me

  1. How do we make it through evil times?
  2. How does our Lord rescue us from evil during our day-to-day life?
  3. How does he ultimately answer this pray to rescue us?

2 Timothy 4:7, 8, 18 -- I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. Finally the crown of righteousness is laid away for me, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that day -- not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing . . . The Lord will rescue me from every evil work and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Prayers: We pray for our Savior to comfort Mona Roth and her family at the loss of her mother, Trudee Shute. In Jesus we have the sure hope of the resurrection. We pray for the Lord's blessing on our fields, trusting his promise to take care of us.

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”

News and Notes

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.

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.

Council Notes:

The council opened the August 11 meeting with prayer and a Bible study on Luke 19.

The following members have requested a release: Micah Grafenstein-Kinzel, Joel Flaten, Fancis & Sandy Spencer, Michelle Vick.

Pastor reported July attendance at 59 and three visits made. The treasurer reported a balance of $3,049.45 in the General Fund. $5,053.50 has been sent to WELS to meet our annual goal of $10,000 for missions. The full reports are available in the narthex.

Trustees talked about painting the church exterior and redoing the coating along the bottom of the walls on the outside of the church.

For new business, communion in September will be the second Sunday (Sept. 14) due to the outdoor service on the first Sunday.

A stretch of pipe in the parsonage will be replaced since it has leaked several times this year.

If anyone has suggestions of what to replace the overgrown shrubbery in the front of the church with, they can talk to the trustees.

The council OKed distributing the Clearly Caring publication form Christian Life Resources every other month. There is no cost to us.

The next council meeting will be September 8 at 8:00pm. Elders will meet at 7:00pm.


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