The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 12, 2010


Shepherd of tender youth,

Guiding in love and truth

Through devious ways,

Christ, our triumphant King,

We come your name to sing

And here our children bring

To join your praise. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 515:1)

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 12, 2010

Worship Focus: Growing in the Word

Order of Worship: Service of the Word, page 38

Hymns: 226, 515, 279, 158 (LAPPY)

God's Word

First Lesson: Proverbs 9:8-12

Wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord

Psalm 1, p. 64

Like a tree, be deeply rooted in God's Word daily drinking in its truth so that you bear much fruit.

Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:22-2:3

God's Word remains. It alone brings us real, spiritual nourishment.

Gospel: Luke 18:15-17

God's Word is for all ages, from the littlest baby to the eldest grandmother.

Proverbs 9:8-12

Wisdom Learns in Reverent Fear

  1. Humbly receive the Lord's correction
  2. Continue growing in wisdom all your life

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of September 12, 2010

  • Monday
    • 7:00pm Elders
    • 8:00pm Church Council
  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
    • 7:00pm Bible Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord's Supper

News & Notes

Flowers: The flowers today are in memory of Virgil Thielke (Delroy's brother and Eyvonne's brother-in-law) whom our Lord called home to heaven this past week. We pray that his words of promise bring comfort and hope to his family.

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 this Wednesday, September 15 4:00pm. 6th grade bring your Bible, a pencil/pen, and a highlighter. 7th and 8th grade bring your Catechism, Bible, a pencil/pen, and a highlighter. The class on September 15 will end at 5:00pm.

Anniversary Celebration: St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran of Morris will be recognizing Pastor Donald Main's 25th anniversary in the ministry with a special 10:30am service today. A noon meal will follow; all welcome.

Lutheran Women's Missionary Society: The Crow River Circuit of the LWMS will have their Fall Rally on Saturday, September 25 at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Hutchinson. Opening devotion is at 11:00am and closing is at 3:00pm. The guest speaker is Liz Wessel. She was in Hong Kong with her husband, who served at the Asia Lutheran Seminary there.

All women of St. John's are members of LWMS. You're encouraged to attend the rally and bring a friend to share in the exciting work of missions.

The Crow River Circuit is also seeking volunteers who are willing to run for the Secretary position. If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Bitter or the LWMS Crow River President, Ardis Tobison (320-587-2758 or

LWMS Donation: The Ladies' Society is donating $25 to the Fall Rally offering on behalf of St. John's. If anyone would like to add to that amount, please give a check to Phyllis Joos as soon as possible. Make it out to the Ladies' Society and tell her its for the LWMS Rally.

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

September cleaners: John & Tawnia Jepma, Jason & Amy Brown

Greeters today: David Joos


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