The First Sunday after Pentecost
The Holy Trinity

June 7, 2009


Triune God, oh, be our stay

And let us perish never!

Cleanse us from our sins, we pray,

And grant us life forever.

Keep us from the evil one;

Uphold our faith most holy;

Grant us to trust you solely

With humble hearts and lowly. (CW 192)

The First Sunday after Pentecost
The Holy Trinity

June 7, 2009

Focus: We are family under the Triune God

Order of Worship: Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 195, 177, 194, 449

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

The Athanasian Creed: p. 132 & 133

God's Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-8

The Triune God is holy, holy, holy. Even the angels cover their face before him. How could we, unclean sinners, ever stand before him as his children? Only through the cleansing sacrifice of the Son that takes away our guilt and atones for our sins.

Psalm 150, p. 122

Praise the Triune God.

Second Lesson: Romans 8:14-17

You are God's children and heirs.

Gospel: John 3:1-17

Jesus tells Nicodemus that the Holy Spirit gives us rebirth into God's family through Baptism because the Father gave his Son as the sacrifice lifted up on the cross for us.

Romans 8:14-17

You're Adopted as God's Children!

  1. The Holy Spirit's work proves your adoption
    1. What evidence in your lives does the Holy Spirit work to prove your adoption?
    2. What testimony outside of us does the Holy Spirit give to assure our spirit?
  2. Your Father is listening
    1. Describe the attitude with which we approach our Father in prayer.
  3. Your Brother has won the inheritance for you
    1. What thoughts will help us when we suffer for being a follower of Christ?

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.

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of June 7, 2009

  • Monday
    • 7:00pm Elders
    • 8:00pm Church Council
  • Wednesday
    • 2:00pm Ladies' Society
      7:00pm Worship, Same as June 7
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Worship

News & Notes

Athanasian Creed: We use the Athanasian Creed in place of the Nicene Creed this morning. The Athanasian Creed is one of the three creeds that has been used in the western Christian church for about fifteen centuries. It is named after Athanasius who lived in Egypt in the 4th century and defended the Bible truth that Jesus is true God equal to the Father.

This Creed expresses the mysteries of the Trinity and of Christ's two natures, but it does not try to explain them because they are beyond our human understanding. With these words, we join the church of the ages in confessing what we mean and what we don't mean when we say that God is Triune and that Jesus is God and man.

Vacation Bible School: Thank you to all who helped out at VBS: Shannon Boettcher, Rachel Gray, Abi Bitter, Courtney Greiner, Shae Brown, Sam Roth, Seth Nelson, Evan Nelson. Thank you to those who provided snacks.

Summer Schedule: Wednesday evening service will be at 7:00pm and the same as the previous Sunday.

Outdoor Worship: An outdoor worship service with St. Paul's of Morris is being planned for June 21 at 10:30am at Pomme de Terre Park. A potluck picnic will follow.

Summer Serving: Anyone who would like to serve refreshments after the Sunday morning service please sign up in the narthex.

June ushers: Don Spencer (capt.); Chuck Nelson; Evan Nelson; Seth Nelson; Ryan Schroeder; Dick Smith

June cleaners: Harvey & Mary Flaten; Jeff & Christa Flaten

Greeters June 7:Chad & Mackensie Rohloff


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