The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 26, 2010


Jesus, priceless treasure,

Fount of purest please,

Truest friend to me.

Ah, how long in anguish

Shall my spirit languish,

Yearning, Lord, for thee?

Thou art mine,

O Lamb divine!

I will suffer naught to hide thee,

Naught I ask beside thee. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 349:1)

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 26, 2010

Worship Focus: Serve God not money

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: Hymn Sing, 421, 485, 477:4

God's Word

First Lesson: Amos 8:4-7

Amos warns against the love of what money can do.

Psalm 38, p. 81

The Lord answers. Wait for him, don't rely on money.

Second Lesson: 1 Timothy 2:1-8

We call on the Lord for he is our Savior God. He has ransomed us. So we serve him, our loving Savior.

Gospel: Luke 16:1-13

Jesus teaches us about faithful stewardship that serves God not money.

Luke 16:1-13

Manage the Earthly with Your Eyes on Eternity

  1. How should we view worldly wealth?
  2. How do we gain friends for eternity?
  3. How have we failed as faithful managers?
  4. What difference does Jesus make for us?

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of September 26, 2010

  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
    • 7:00pm Bible Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School
    • 9:30am Youth Group
    • 9:30am Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord's Supper

News & Notes

Sunday school: Anyone interested in teaching 3rd and 4th grade Sunday school, please talk to Pastor Bitter.

Music Concert: Immanuel of Willmar invites us to join them for the music and stories of Chris Driesbach. He was one of the members of Crown of Life in New Orleans when Katrina hit on August 29, 2005. He witnessed how 1300 WELS members from all over the country came and helped rebuild the church, member's homes, and the neighborhood. Since then Chris has been doing “Thank you” concerts in WELS churches across the nation. He shows slides and tells his story of faith and God's blessings. He was here at St. John's about two years ago.

The concert is Wednesday, October 6, at 6:30pm at Immanuel, 1816 SW 5th St., Willmar. You're invited for a light supper also, starting at 5:30pm.

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

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

Greeters today: Clarence & Doris Lanus


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