The First Sunday after Christmas

December 26, 2010


To thee my heart I offer,

O Christ-child sweat and dear,

Upon thy love relying;

Oh, be thou ever near!

Take thou my heart and give me thine,

And let it be forever mine,

O Jesus, holy, undefiled,

My Savior meek and mild (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 43:1)

The First Sunday after Christmas

December 26, 2010

Hymn 50: “Once in Royal David's City”

Christmas Prayer

First Reading: Our Need for Christmas
Genesis 3:1-19

Confession of Sins and Absolution

C: Holy and merciful Father, I confess to you all my sins, those that I know and those that I am unaware of. I began life empty of all good, filled with evil desires, deserving death and damnation. I have failed to do the good you command and have done the evil you forbid. Sin corrupts my thoughts, words, actions, and attitudes. I have justly earned your death sentence of hell. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, my Savior, have mercy on me.


Hymn 62: “Joy to the World”

Second Reading: Prophecies Fulfilled
Isaiah 9:1-7

Hymn 94 (LAPPY) “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

Gospel: Our Savior's Birth
Luke 2:1-7

Hymn 152 (LAPPY) “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”

Sermon: Galatians 4:4-7
Redeemed by the Son to Be Sons
1. Rejoice in your Father's plan
2. Call out by your Father's Spirit
3. Anticipate your Father's inheritance

Christmas Confession (Luther's Explanation to the Second Article)


Christmas Prayer & Lord's Prayer

Hymn 41 “Let All Together Praise Our God”

Prayer & Blessing

Carol Sing

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of December 26, 2010

  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School
      9:30am Teen Bible Class & Adult Bible Class
      10:30am Divine Service & Lord's Supper

Annual Meeting: The annual meeting will be January 9, 2011, after the annual potluck at about 12:15pm. The following candidates have been nominated: Dick Lubenow and Chuck Nelson for elder; Doug Nelson for Secretary; Duane Hausmann and Kevin Zeltwanger for Trustee.

December ushers: Don Spencer (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Chuck Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kevin Zeltwanger

Greeters today: Kerry & Mona Roth


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