The Sixth Sunday in Lent: Palm Sunday

March 28, 2010

Prayer:

Redeemer, come! I open wide

My heart to you; here, Lord, abide!

Oh, enter with your saving grace;

Show me your kind and friendly face.

Your Holy Spirit guide us on

Until our glorious goal is won.

Eternal praise and fame

We offer to your name. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 3:5)

The Sixth Sunday in Lent: Palm Sunday

March 28, 2010

Worship Focus:
Rejoice! Our King Enters to Wash Us Clean

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 131, 133, 363, 112

God's Word

First Lesson: Zechariah 9:9, 10

Rejoice! Jesus has come as your righteous, gentle King. He gives you the victory by taking away the filth of your sins.

Psalm 24, p. 73

Rejoice! Our King enters to wash us clean.

Second Lesson: Philippians 2:5-11

Rejoice as you imitate the attitude of our King. He humbled himself to death for you. Now he reigns in glory as your saving Lord.

Gospel: Luke 19:28-40

Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey as the crowds cheer. He entered to sacrifice himself for you and me, so that his blood washes us clean.

Psalm 24

Lift Up Your Heads! See the King of Glory!

  1. How can we dare to? Only because his blood washes us clean
    1. Explain the two great reasons we dare not lift up our heads.
    2. How does Jesus change everything so that we joyfully lift up our heads?
  2. How do we? By seeking him as our mighty Hero
    1. With what kind of attitude do we lift up our heads?
    2. Where do we seek the Lord?
    3. What has he promised you?

Youth Bowling: The Trinity/Mt. Olive Youth Group would like to invite you and your youth to an afternoon of bowling in Graceville on Sunday, March 28. Bowling begins at 3:00pm followed by pizza for supper at Mt. Olive. We've really enjoyed getting together at Andes and Arrowwood this winter. Hopefully it works for us to get together again next Sunday.

March ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten, Doug Nelson, Ryan Flaten

March cleaners: Barry & Sandy Nelson; Chuck & Lisa Nelson

Today's Greeters: Kerry & Mona Roth & Sam

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of March 28, 2010

  • Sunday -- March 28, 2010
    • 3:00pm Bowling at Graceville
  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
    • Thurs. 7:00pm Maundy Thursday & Lord's Supper
    • Fri. 7:00pm Good Friday Service of Darkness
    • Sun. 7:30am Easter Breakfast
    • 9:00am Easter Festival Divine Service &
      Lord's Supper

News & Notes

Maundy Thursday: April 1, 7:00pm (Lord's Supper)

Reflections on the Lord's Supper from Luther's Catechism. Using the four parts of Luther's Small Catechism, we ponder what Jesus' Supper means for us. The service closes with the stripping of the altar as we prepare to remember his death on Good Friday.

Good Friday: April 2, 7:00pm (Service of Darkness)

Our Savior Speaks from the Cross. As the candles our extinguished, our Savior calls to us from the cross. We meditate on his words guided by Scripture and song, pondering the depth of our sin and the soaring height of his forgiving love.

Easter Breakfast: April 4, 7:30am

The youth group will be providing the Easter breakfast starting at 7:30am on April 4. A free will offering will help pay for youth activities throughout the year.

Easter Festival: April 4, 9:00am (Lord's Supper)

Pictures for Easter. What do sea shells and lilies and eggs teach us about Easter? Come celebrate our Savior's resurrection and see. He's risen! He's risen, indeed!

Second Sunday of Easter: April 11, 10:30am

The Risen Savior Instructs Us. Be prepared for different format today. After an opening hymn sing and brief liturgy, we'll watch Road to Emmaus and briefly discuss it.

Quarterly Meeting: The 1st Quarter Voters' meeting will be April 11 after service at about 11:30am

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

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