The Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 25, 2009


Savior, I long to walk

Closer with thee;

Led by thy guiding hand,

Ever to be

Constantly near thy side

Quickened and purified,

Living for him who died

Freely for me. (CW 473:4)

The Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 25, 2009

Focus: Leave all behind to follow Jesus

Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38

Hymns: Hymn Sing, 85, 469, 477:4

God's Word

First Lesson: Jonah 1:1-5,10

At the preaching of Jonah, the people of Nineveh left behind their evil ways.

Psalm 62, p. 88

We leave all behind because our true rest is in the Lord.

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31

Paul reminds us to live in a way that is not attached to things of this life. Rather be ready to leave them behind.

Gospel: Mark 1:14-20

Jesus calls his first disciples to leave behind their present life and follow him.

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

The Time Is Short, So Focus

  1. What does the Apostle Paul cross off the list showing that they are not to be our key focus?
  2. What are we to focus on?
  3. Describe the kind of life that has that focus.

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of January 25, 2009

  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
    • 7:00pm Bible Class: Lutheran Confessions
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Revelation
    • 10:30am Worship and Holy Communion

News & Notes

Installation: Today Don Spencer is installed as the chairman for the congregation. The other council members are: Barry Nelson, Secretary; Kerry Roth, Treasurer; Elders: Dick Lubenow, Scott Boettcher; Trustees: Kevin Zeltwanger, Duane Hausmann. We thank the outgoing members (David Joos, Chuck Nelson, Delory Thielke) for their years of service.

Luncheon: The youth group invites you to a “Jesus Loves You” Luncheon after worship on February 15. A free will offering will be taken to help cover the expenses of the WELS youth rally this summer and other youth activity.

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

January cleaners: Pastor & Mary Bitter, Dick & Polly Smith

Greeter Feb 1: Kelsey Jepma


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