The Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 27, 2011
My heart's delight / My crown most bright,
Jesus, you are forever.
Not wealth or pride / Or aught beside
Our bond of love shall sever.
You are my Lord; / Your precious Word
Shall be my guide / What e'er betide.
Oh, teach me, Lord, to trust you! (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 395:4)
Worship Focus: Seek first your Father's kingdom
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 15
Hymns: 401, 236, 395, 449
First Lesson: Genesis 32:6-12
Jacob fled from home after tricking his father into giving him the blessing instead of his brother Esau. He had nothing. Now he returns with a family of his own and much wealth. The Lord had greatly blessed him. Our heavenly Father also takes care of us as we seek his kingdom and righteousness.
Psalm 37, handout
Commit your way to your Father in heaven, and his care will not fail you.
Second Lesson: Philippians 4:8-13
As we think about the good our heavenly Father has done for us, we can be content in all circumstances.
Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34
Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, for your heavenly Father takes care of all your needs.
Sermon available on the website or in the narthex
Next week: 2 Peter 1:16-21, Jesus shines in his glory
Ash Wednesday: Lent starts March 9 with the Ash Wednesday communion service at 7:00pm. A light supper will be served at 6:00pm. Lenten theme: People of the Passion. March 9: “Nicodemus, the Silent Believer.”
Food Shelf: The youth group is collecting food for the Food Shelf. If you have non-perishable food items to donate, please place them in the box by next Sunday. Thank you.
Card Shop: The Ladies' Society would like to order more cards. If you have particular kinds of cards you'd like or would want to order some boxes, please talk to Gloria Zeltwanger as soon as possible. The cards will be ordered when the Ladies' Society has the funds to cover the new order plus shipping. If you would like to help defray these costs, please but your donation into the card shop money slot. The price of the cards doesn't cover the full cost of the shipping.
Cookbook: If you have recipes for St. John's cookbook, please give them to Gloria or email them to her at
Sunday Bible Class: You're invited to come and learn more about this book we call the Bible.
Mar. 6 -- Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy. These five books of Moses (the Pentateuch), also called the Torah, lay the foundation for the rest of the Scriptures. What do they tell us?
Stay tune for more.
February ushers: Barry Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder, Seth Nelson
February cleaners: Pastor & Mary Bitter; Dick & Polly Smith
Today's Greeter: Marjorie Berget