The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 15, 2010


My faith looks up to thee,

Thou Lamb of Calvary,

Savior divine.

Now hear me while I pray;

Take all my guilt away;

Oh, let me from this day

Be wholly thine! (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 402:1)

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 15, 2010

Worship Focus: Faith awaits what's promised

Order of Worship: Service of Word and Sacrament, p. 26

Hymns: 402, 472, 417 & 404, 214:1, 4

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Genesis 15:1-6

Although childless, Abraham believed that the Savior would come through his descendants. Faith awaits what's promised, even when it seems impossible.

Psalm 33, p. 79

The word of the Lord does not fail. With sureness and certainty, faith holds to what God's Word says.

Second Lesson: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

We learn about faith from the example of the ancients.

Gospel: Luke 12:32-40

Faith awaits what's promised. So we don't treasure what this world offers. Rather we serve our Lord awaiting his return.

Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16

Faith Awaits With Certainty

  1. God's word of promise does not fail
    1. What makes the Christian faith different than a gambler's bet?
    2. How does Abraham's faith show us the basis for faith's certainty?
  2. Our true home is ready
    1. Where's your true home?
    2. How do we live now as we remember that we're strangers here?

Lord's Supper

At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of “close communion,” since the Bible teaches that communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree in all that the Bible teaches. Therefore, we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of our church body and of those churches which have declared fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions about this, please talk with the pastor.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of August 15, 2010

  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Divine Worship and Lord's Supper
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Worship

News & Notes

August ushers: Barry Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder, Seth Nelson

August cleaners: Dave & Phyllis Joos, Gerald & Karen Hoffman


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