The Fifth Sunday in Lent
April 10, 2011
And when, dear Lord, before your throne in heaven To me the crown of joy at last is given, Where sweetest hymns your saints forever raise you, I too shall praise you. Amen. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 117:7)
Worship Focus: Jesus brings life
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: 103; 105:1,4,6,7; 122; 356
First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14
The word of the Lord brings life to dead bones.
Psalm 116, page 107
The Lord delivers from death.
Second Lesson: Romans 8:11-19
The Holy Spirit has given us new life as children of God, reborn into his family to live for him and not for our sinful flesh.
Gospel: John 11:17-27, 38-44
Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life.
Midweek Lenten Service: We welcome Pastor Andrus from Mt. Olive & Trinity this Wednesday as he views the cross through the eyes of Pontius Pilate, the Thinker as we continue the theme: People of the Passion.
WELS Delegate: We need a voting member to serve as the congregational delegate to the Crow River Conference pre-convention meeting on Tuesday, June 21, starting at 9:30am at Emmanuel, Huthchinson. If anyone is interested, please speak with Pastor Bitter or volunteer at the Quarterly Voters' Meeting.
Organ Service at Trinity: Next Sunday, at a 10:30am service, organist Charles Bonow will present his Palm Sunday worship service concert, "A Path from Olivet" at Trinity Church of Johnson. This service concert will begin with a devotion based on the Word of God followed by scripture readings entwined with organ solos and congregational singing of our well-loved Palm Sunday hymns. Charles Bonow, a former parish pastor of the WELS, now pressents his service concerts in our churches each Sunday throughout the country. These service concerts are Charles Bonow's life's work and the means of support for himself and his family. A free-will offering for the Bonow family will be received following the service.
March ushers: David Paul (capt.), Dale Kraft, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth
March cleaners: Kevin & Gloria Zeltwanger; Scott & Shannon Boettcher
Today's Greeter: Shae Brown & Collin Brown