The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

June 27, 2010

Prayer:

Jesus, lead us on

Till our rest is won;

And although the way be cheerless,

We will follow, calm and fearless.

Guide us by your hand

To our fatherland. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 422:1)

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

June 27, 2010

Worship Focus: Follow Jesus

Order of Worship: Divine Service II, Handout

Hymns: 340, 536, 465, 323

God's Word

First Lesson: Zechariah 13:7-9

With vivid imagery the prophet foretells the death of Jesus. “Strike the Shepherd.” But our crucified Savior has risen. He has gathered us as his flock, his people. Follow him.

Psalm 22, p. 71

All Jesus suffered, he did for you.

Second Lesson: Galatians 3:23-29

Baptism clothed you with Christ. His death counts for you. Through faith in him, you are God's child and heir.

Gospel: Luke 9:18-24

As the Christ, Jesus carried out the work of saving sinners. That's why he died and rose. That's why we follow him.

Sermon

Luke 9:18-24

Be a Loser for Christ

  1. By confessing him with your words
    1. Confess who he is
    2. Confess what he has done
  2. By following him in your life
    1. Deny yourself
    2. Take up your cross
    3. Follow him

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of June 27, 2010

  • Wednesday
    • No Service
  • Sunday
    • 10:30am Divine Service (July 4)
  • Wednesday
    • July 7 -- No Service
  • Sunday
    • July 11 -- 10:30 am Outdoor Worship at Pomme de Terre

June ushers: Don Spencer (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Chuck Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kevin Zeltwanger

June cleaners: Harvey & Mary Flaten; Jeff & Christa Flaten

Today's Greeter's: Harvey & Mary Flaten

News & Notes

Sign-up for pictures: We're in our final sprint to sign up for the directory. If we do not meet the minimum of 35, we do not get activity pages for the directory. You can sign up in the narthex or online. Go to and click on the LifeTouch link.

Vacation: Pastor Bitter will be on vacation from June 29 through July 13. If you need pastoral assistance during this time, please call Pastor Main at (320) 589-1840.

Wednesday Night Service No Wednesday night services until July 14.

Outdoor Worship: On July 11 we have the annual joint outdoor service with St. Paul's of Morris at Pomme de Terre park. Bring a lawn chair if you'd like. A potluck picnic will follow, so bring a dish to pass.

Friends and Family: People outside our congregation who would like a family potrait are welcome to sign up for one of the sitting times on July 7 and 8. Their photograph won't appear in the church directory. But they will receive a complimentary 8x10 and the opportunity to order more. So if you have friends or family in the area that might be interested, let them know. Their participation helps us reach our goal of thirty-five sittings.

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

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