The First Sunday in Lent
March 13, 2011
Jesus, I will ponder now
On your holy passion;
With your Spirit me endow
For such meditation.
Grant that I in love and faith
May the image cherish
Of your suffr'ing, pain, and death
That I may not perish. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 98:1)
Worship Focus: Jesus battles Satan for our victory
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: Hymn Sing, 201, 378, 358:1-4
First Lesson: Genesis 3:1-20
Satan defeated our first parents, but God promises to send our Champion.
Psalm 6, page 66
We confess our sins, relying on the mercy of the Lord.
Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-19
Adam brought us sin and death, but the second Adam, Jesus Christ, brings us righteousness and life.
Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11
As Jesus begins his earthly ministry, Satan tempts him. But with God's Word, Jesus defeats the devil. For Jesus came to this earth to destroy the devil's power, as the Lord had promised from the beginning.
Sermon available on the website or in the narthex
Mid-week Lent: We welcome Pastor Main as we continue our Lenten theme: People of the Passion. March 13: “Judas, the Opportunist.” A light supper will be served at 6:00pm before the 7:00pm service.
Sunday Bible Class: You're invited to come and learn more about this book we call the Bible.
Mar. 20 -- Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel. What does the history of the nation of Israel teach us for our faith and life today in America?
Stay tune for more.
Ladies' Society: The Ladies' society thanks those from the congregation who have contributed to support their work.
Lenten Supper: Please check the serving schedule in your boxes. If you're unable to help serve, please remember to give $5 to Phyllis to help defray the cost of supplies.
Cookbook: If you have recipes for St. John's cookbook, please give them to Gloria or email them to her at
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.
March ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten, Doug Nelson, Ryan Flaten
March cleaners: Barry & Sandy Nelson; Chuck & Lisa Nelson
Today's Greeter: Abigail Bitter and Caleb Bitter