The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

October 24, 2010

Prayer:

Oh, listen, Lord, most graciously

And hear my cry, my prayer, my plea;

Make haste for my protection,

For woes and fear

Surround me here.

Help me in my affliction. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 448:2)

The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

October 24, 2010

Worship Focus: Pray persistently

Order of Worship: The Service of the Word, p. 38

Hymns: Hymn sing; 448; 588:1,5-7; 408

God's Word

First Lesson: Genesis 32:22-30

Jacob wrestles with God in prayer. So also we boldly hold on to God's promises as we pray persistently.

Psalm 121, p. 112

The Lord's help watches over us.

Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

The Scriptures reveal God's truth. Only as we hold on to his word and persevere in it can we be persistent in prayer.

Gospel: Luke 18:1-8a

As God's elect, pray persistently for his justice, just as the widow persisted with the unjust judge.

Luke 18:1-8

Keep Praying for Justice against Your Adversary

  1. How does the platitude, “Just keep praying,” fall short of being helpful?
  2. Who is your adversary and why is he so bad?
  3. When does Jesus bring justice against our Adversary and deliver us?
  4. Describe the justice we have through faith in Jesus, your Advocate.
  5. Are you ready for God's answer?
  6. What encouragement do Jesus' words give us to keep praying this prayer?

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of October 24, 2010

  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Millennialism
    • 10:30am Divine Service: Reformation
    • 4-8:00pm Youth Reformation Celebration

News & Notes

Reformation Celebration: The Youth Group is hosting a Reformation Celebration for our WELS youth groups on Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 4:00-8:00pm at the church. Hot dogs, bars, beverages will be provided. Tasteful costumes (no scary ones please) are welcome. The tentative agenda includes: 4:00pm Games & Activities; 6:00pm Refreshments; 6:30pm Games & Activities; 7:45pm Clean up. Great prizes and treats will be awarded! RSVP to Leah Nelson by October 24 (today) or call her with any questions you may have: 392-5880.

1914, 2000, 2012: What do those years have in common? Various groups have claimed that significant End Time events would occur then. One of the most common false teachings about End Times among conservative American Christians is Millennialism. They claim it's based on Revelation 20. But what does that chapter actually teach? Starting next Sunday, we begin a three-week Bible study to see God's message in Revelation 20 and prepare ourselves to be on guard against Millennialism's deceptions. The class will be repeated on the following Wednesday in case you miss Sunday's.

A Second Chance: Starting next week Wednesday (Nov. 3), if you miss the Sunday morning Bible class, the same topic will be covered in the Wednesday evening class. For example, the first study on Millennialism will be both on Sunday, October 31, and on Wednesday, November 3.

Mission Festival: Mission Festival is Sunday, November 14. Pastor Dan Koelpin will be our guest preacher. He is the Administrator for the WELS Board for World Missions and has traveled to many different mission fields. The schedule that day will be Sunday school and Bible class at the regular times. Mission festival service at 10:30 -- 11:15am. After a short break, Pastor Koelpin will give a presentation from 11:15 -- 12:00, highlighting work done in Pakistan and India. Childcare will be offered for families with young children during this time. The mission festival potluck will follow at noon.

Ladies' Society Bake Sale: In order to help continue their work of supporting missions and furnishing supplies for the kitchen and other needs at St. John's, the Ladies' Society is sponsoring a bake sale on November 14, which is Mission Festival.

Each family of the congregation is asked to bring a homemade baked good to the church either on Saturday or early Sunday. On Mission Festival there will be a silent auction for the baked goods before and after church. The winners may take their goods home after the potluck. Questions can be directed to Mary Bitter.

Clearly Caring: Please take home the latest edition of Clearly Caring from Christian Life Resources for your family today.

October ushers: David Paul (capt.), Dale Kraft, Justin Nelson, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth

October cleaners: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff; Dean & Moni Rohloff

Greeters today: Chuck & Lisa Nelson

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

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