The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 16, 2009

Prayer:

In faith, Lord, let me serve you;

Though persecution, grief and pain

Should seek to overwhelm me,

Let me a steadfast trust retain.

And then at my departure,

Lord, take me home to you,

And there inherit,

All you have promised me. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 403:3)

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 16, 2009

Worship Focus: Faith follows Jesus

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

Hymns: 537; 403; 551:1, 2, 5, 6; 474

God's Word

First Lesson: Exodus 16:2-15

Just as God took care of his people of Israel, so also he cares for us as we travel through the wilderness of this life following Jesus in faith.

Psalm 145, p. 119

Praise our Lord for taking care of us.

Second Lesson: Ephesians 4:17-24

Faith follows Jesus, putting off the old self and putting on the new, created like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Gospel: John 6:24-35

Jesus directs us away from earthly food and human works. He directs us to himself, the living bread. As we follow him, our faith feeds on him. He alone fills our hungry souls.

Matthew 10:34-42

Battle Your Heart to Keep Jesus First

  1. Though bombarded by conflict and loss
    1. Why does placing Jesus before family cause conflict?
    2. What is a cross?
  2. Braced with God's gracious promises
    1. What does it mean to receive the apostles?
    2. What does Jesus mean by reward?
    3. What's the final peace God's promise bring us?

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of August 16, 2009

  • Monday
    • 7:00pm Bible Class
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Worship
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Worship

August ushers: Barry Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Jeff Flaten, Ryan Flaten, Dick Lubenow, Seth Nelson

Greeters for today: Allowese Becker

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

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