The Third Sunday of Easter: Confirmation Sunday
May 8, 2011
Our Lord and God, oh, bless this day And hear us, we implore you; None of your children turn away Who now appear before you, We come before your face And pray: let your rich grace Descend from heav'n above In all your wondrous love, And keep us by your Spirit. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 599:1)
Worship Focus: Redeemed!
Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15
Hymns: 149, 160, 599, 446
First Lesson: Acts 2:14, 36-47
The message of our crucified and risen Savior changes our hearts so that we devote our lives to him and his Word.
Psalm 67, p. 91
God is gracious to us, for he has redeemed us.
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:17-21
You're redeemed with the holy, precious blood of Christ!
Gospel: Luke 24:13-35
The risen Jesus explains his work of redemption to two disciples. How his word changes their hearts!
Sermon: 1 Peter 1:17-21
Confirmation: Today we ask our Savior's blessing on our confirmands, Abigail and Caleb Bitter, as they confess their faith in Jesus.
Confirmation Reception: Pastor, Mary, Abi, and Caleb invite the congregation to the parsonage this afternoon after 2:00pm for cake and refreshments.
Graduation: This week three seniors from our congregation graduate from Hancock Public High School. We ask the Lord's blessings on Chanc Nack, Lauren Nelson, and Sam Roth.
Graduation Open House: The family of Sam Roth invites the congregation to a graduation open house at St. John's fellowship hall downstairs from noon to 3:00pm on Sunday, May 22, 2011.
VBS: All parents and anyone else interested in helping plan, teach, or supervise Vacation Bible School this summer are invited to meet briefly after service on May 22. We would like to discuss the best time for conducting VBS this year, so please take a look at your summer schedule before then.
May ushers: Dick Smith (capt.), Justin Flaten, Dick Lubenow, Chad Rohloff, Sam Roth
May cleaners: Deroy & Jane Theilke; Jolene Greiner, Jiana Thielke
Today's Greeter: Jolene Greiner and Courtney Greiner