End Times: Saint's Triumphant

November 21, 2010

Prayer:

Lord, when your glory I shall see

And taste your kingdom's pleasures,

Your blood my royal robe shall be,

My joy beyond all measure!

When I appear before your throne,

Your righteousness shall be my crown;

With these I need not hide me.

And there, in garments richly wrought,

As your own bride I shall be brought

To stand in joy beside you. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 219)

End Times: Saint's Triumphant

November 21, 2010

Worship Focus: Heaven's joy

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 728, 207, 551, 219

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 65:17-25

In earthly terms the prophet pictures the joy of heaven that we will enjoy as saints triumphant.

Psalm 150, p. 122

Praise God for the triumph he gives us in Christ.

Second Lesson: Revelation 22:1-5

As his saints we will forever see the light of the face of the Lamb.

Gospel: Luke 20:27-38

In heaven we will be like the angels, no longer suffering and dying.

Revelation 22:1-5

Life Flows from the Throne of the Lamb

  1. A life of radiant pureness
    1. How does the Lamb purify us and how does this change the way we live?
    2. What encouragement do we have from seeing the tree of life pictured here?
  2. A life of resplendent purpose
    1. What's our purpose on earth and in heaven?
    2. How does anticipating serving God in heaven help us now?

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 November 21, 2010

  • Sunday -- November 21, 2010
    • 11:30am Council Meeting
    • 3:45pm Youth Bowling
  • Tuesday
    • 7:00pm Sunday School Teacher's Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00pm Light supper
    • 7:30pm Thanksgiving Service
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service

News & Notes

Ladies' Society Bake Sale: Thank you to all who helped out in the bake sale by providing goods or bidding and purchasing them.

Pictorial Directory: The pictorial directories are here! If you had your picture taken, your complimentary directory is labeled on the table. We have plenty of extra right now. So even if you did not have your picture taken, you may take one from the unmarked stack on the table. Thank you to the committee who worked at organizing the scheduling and designing the layout. Committee members were: Amy Brown, Sandy Nelson, Janet Spencer, and Gloria Zeltwanger.

Youth Group: The Youth Group is planning to go bowling in Morris on today. We will meet at the church at 3:45pm. The Youth Group will pay for the youth's bowling. Bring money for pizza afterwards at Pizza Ranch. If you have any questions, ask Leah Nelson.

Next Sunday's Focus: Keep watch, for Jesus is coming -- Matthew 24:37-44.

Thanksgiving Service: Our Thanksgiving service will be Wednesday, November 24 at 7:30pm. A light supper will be served from 6:00-7:00pm. Worship Focus: Rejoicing in suffering -- Romans 5:1-5

November ushers: Dick Smith (capt.), Justin Flaten, Dick Lubenow, Chad Rohloff, Sam Roth

November cleaners: Dick & Judy Lubenow, Tom & Elaine Mohr

Greeter today: Alvin & Dorothy Nissen

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

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