The Last Sunday of End Times: Christ the King

November 22, 2009

The Last Sunday of End Times: Christ the King

November 22, 2009

Worship Focus: Christ Reigns in the Church Year

Hymns: 341, 62, 67, 143, 174, 214


P: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: (spoken) Amen.


Confession of Sins

P: Dearly beloved, we enter the presence of a great King, a holy and righteous King. With penitent hearts, let us confess our sins before our merciful and gracious King.

Order of Confession, p. 154

Hymn 341 “Crown Him with Many Crowns”

Our King Comes

Introduction: Genesis 3



Hymn 62 “Joy to the World”


Hymn 67 “What Child Is This”

Our King Conquers



Hymn 143 “He's Risen, He's Risen”

Hymn 174 “See, the Conqueror Mounts in Triumph”


Hymn 214 “Jerusalem the Golden”



Lord's Prayer

Closing Blessing

Diagram of the Church Year

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of November 22, 2009

  • Wednesday
    • No Catechism Class
    • 6:00-7:00pm Supper
    • 7:30pm Thanksgiving Service
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school -- Christmas Party
    • 10:30am Worship

News & Notes

Prayers: We pray for our Savior to watch over Kelsey Jepma during her surgery this week and to grant her a speedy recovery if it is his will.

Thanksgiving: The youth will serve supper from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Wednesday, October 25, before the Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:30pm.

Missing jacket: A black Columbia winter jacket was taken from the narthex a few weeks ago. If you took it by mistake, please exchange it for the black jacket that is hanging by the front door. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Bitter.

November ushers: Kevin Zeltwanger (capt.), Justin Flaten, David Osterman, Chad Rohloff, Dean Rohloff

November cleaners: Dick & Judy Lubenow, Tom & Elaine Mohr

Today's Greeter: Elaine Jacobson

Council Notes:

The council meeting opened on November 15 with a prayer and Bible study on Acts 16.

The pastor's and treasurer's reports are available in the narthex. As of November 15, the General Fund had a deficit of -$701.84. Missions still needs $1,877 by the end of the year to meet our congregational mission offering (CMO) commitment of $10,000.

The trustees reported that a diseased tree had been taken down, two windows in the parsonage were being replaced, and that the church was changing insurance companies. The broken automatic garage door opener at the parsonage would be replaced on Friday.

New business:

1) The Service of Christian Carols will be Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00pm with refreshments afterward.

2) Christmas Eve service time will be 6:30pm.

3) Possible nominees for Elder, Treasurer, and Trustee were discussed.

4) The next council meeting will be 8:00pm on December 7, not December 14, since the school Christmas program is scheduled for Dec. 14.

The meeting closed with Lord's Prayer.


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