The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 9, 2010


Bless our loved ones, Holy Father;

Hear our anxious prayer;

By your mercy keep them always

In your care (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 504:1)

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 9, 2010

Worship Focus: God's gift of Mothers

Order of Worship: Service of Word, p. 38

Hymns: Hymn Sing, 506, 494, 504

God's Word

First Lesson: Acts 14:8-18

The Apostle Paul works to spread the Good News of the risen Jesus so that others understand it correctly. For a misunderstood Gospel cannot save.

Psalm 145, p. 119

The risen Jesus takes care of us.

Second Lesson: Revelation 21:10-14, 22, 23

Cherish this picture of the heavenly city that Jesus has prepared for you through his death and resurrection.

Gospel: John 14:23-29

Jesus gives us the Holy Spirit through his Word and Sacraments to bring us his peace.

2 Kings 4:8-37

The Lord Blesses a Shunammite Woman and Mothers Today

  1. His wondrous gift of motherhood
    1. What's the background of this woman from Shunem?
    2. How have we treated God's gift of motherhood?
    3. In what ways does the cross of Christ change us?
  2. His strength in a mother's crisis
    1. What crisis did the woman from Shunem face?
    2. How does the Lord strengthen mothers in time of crisis?

This Week's Kingdom Work
Week of May 9, 2010

  • Monday
    • 7:00pm Elders' Meeting
    • 8:00pm Church Council
  • Wednesday
    • 2:00pm Ladies' Society @ Norma's
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
    • 7:00pm Bible Class: Our Lutheran Heritage
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Adult Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord's Supper

News & Notes

Vacation Bible School: Our theme this year is Circle J Ranch. If anyone has a ranch-related idea that we could incorporate, please let Pastor know. Children from three years old to those entering sixth grade are welcome. Time will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The exact dates aren't yet set. I'm suggesting we try something slightly different this year, namely, that we have it from Tuesday to Friday night starting the day after Memorial Day (June 1-4). If you're involved in VBS either as parents, teachers, or helpers, and have an opinion on the schedule, please let Pastor Bitter know this week. Thank you.

Graduate Sunday: Our high school seniors this year are Ryan Flaten, Kelsey Jepma, and Cory Schroeder. We give thanks to our Savior for bringing them to this point in life and will be recognizing this milestone in our service next week, May 16.

May ushers: Dick Smith (capt.), Justin Flaten, Dick Lubenow, Chad Rohloff, Sam Roth

May cleaners: Delroy & Jane Theilke; Jolene Greiner, Jiana Thielke

Today's Greeters: Kevin & Gloria Zeltwanger


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