The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

January 30, 2011


I am trusting you, Lord Jesus,

Trusting only you,

Trusting you for full salvation,

Free and true. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 446:1)

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

January 30, 2011

Worship Focus: Jesus brings blessing to his people

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 528, 395, 465, 394

God's Word

First Lesson: Daniel 3:13-27

Jesus brings blessing to his people even when the outward circumstances of life seem so dire and deadly.

Psalm 1, p. 64

Jesus' blessing comes as we stay away from wickedness and instead take his word to heart day and night.

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

By the world's standards God's people appear so weak and insignificant. But what rices we have in Jesus! He is our wisdom, righteousness, holiness, and redemption.

Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12

Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount. True blessedness comes as we confess our spiritual poverty, mourning over our sins, so that we hunger and thirst for the righteousness that only Jesus can bring.

Prayers: We thank our heavenly Father for watching over Les Staples during is hip replacement surgery. We pray that our God continue his fatherly care during Les' recovery. Cards may be sent: c/o Kim Anderson, 2636 18th St S #5, Fargo, ND 58103.

Daniel 3:13-27

Serve Only the God Who Can Save

  1. Serve him no matter how fearful the threats
    1. Why didn't Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego fit in?
    2. How have you compromised your faith in order to fit in?
  2. We serve him trusting his merciful power
    1. Why did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego trust God's power?
    2. What will his merciful power do for you?

Sermon available on the website or in the narthex

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of January 30, 2011

  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
    • 7:00pm Bible Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School
    • 9:30am Youth and adult Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service

News & Notes

Youth Group Service Project: If you would like to contribute to the military care package for Justin Nelson, please bring an item and/or a card/letter and place it in the purple "Soldier Box" in the narthex. Justin is currently attending Air Force Tech School at Sheppard AFB in TX until February 24 which at that time will be heading to Hill AFB in Utah for the next four years. Your prayers are appreciated!

Youth Skiing: The ski trip for today has been canceled because we did not have enough committed to go to get the group discount.

January ushers: Scott Boettcher (capt.), John Jepma, Dave Joos, Delroy Thielke

January cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos


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