A Service of National Thanksgiving

July 5, 2009


Christ, by heav'nly hosts adored,

Gracious, mighty, sov'reign Lord,

God of nations, King of kings,

Head of all created things,

By the Church with joy confessed,

God o'er all, forever blest

Pleading, at your throne we stand:

Save your people, bless our land. (CW 617:1)

A Service of National Thanksgiving

July 5, 2009

Worship Focus: God bless our land!

Order of Worship: Service of National Thanksgiving

Hymns: 618, 617, 310, 619

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

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.

July ushers: Scott Boettcher (capt.), John Jepma, Clarence Lanus, David Paul, Delroy Thielke

July cleaners: Duane & Bonnie Hausmann; Dennis & Karen Schroeder

Greeters for July 5: Dennis & Karen Schroeder, Cory

Mark 4:26-34

Submit to the Authorities,
For They Are God's Servants

  1. Who's really in charge?
  1. Remember who is really in charge
    1. How does this comfort us in the face of evil done by governments?
    2. What does remembering who's in charge lead us to do?
    3. What if the government orders us to do something sinful?
  2. Give thanks for the good God works through the authorities
    1. What good does God work through the government?
    2. How can we express our thanks?

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of July 5, 2009

  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Worship, Same as July 5
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Worship
    • 10:00am Quarterly Voters' Meeting

News & Notes

Quarterly Meeting: The quarterly meeting will be after service next week, July 12.

Pictures: We need pictures of the past years church events and activities for the fair booth display and the web page. If you have pictures we could use, please lend a copy to Pastor Bitter to scan, or email a copy to him.

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


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