The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 22, 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 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 22, 2010

Worship Focus: Faithfulness to God's Word brings opposition

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 429, 413, 423, 449

God's Word

First Lesson: Jeremiah 23:23-29

God's Word isn't what our hearts dream up. God's Word is what he has revealed through the Scriptures. Speak his Word faithfully, even if others oppose you.

Psalm 139a, p. 116

No matter how harsh the opposition we face, our God is with us.

Second Lesson: Hebrews 12:1-13

Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus no matter what opposition you face. As you suffer for following Jesus, remember that God is treating you as sons.

Gospel: Luke 12:49-53

Jesus teaches us that as we follow him we won't have peace on earth but division. For the world's hatred against Jesus will not let his people live in peace.

Hebrews 12:4-13

Our Father's Discipline Achieves Eternal Good

  1. His discipline reminds us of who we are
  2. His discipline encourages us to struggle on

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of August 22, 2010

  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Divine Worship
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Worship

News & Notes

Schedule change: Summer is coming to an end. We return to our fall schedule on September 12. Sunday school at 9:15. Bible class and youth group at 9:30. Divine service at 10:30. The last Wednesday evening service will be September 8.

Sunday school: Anyone interested in teaching, substituting, or helping with Sunday school please sign up in the narthex.

Catechism class: Catechism for 6-8th graders will begin Wednesday, September 15 at 4:00pm. Families will receive more information as that date approaches.

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

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

Greeters today: Gerald & Karen Hoffman

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

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