The Fourth Sunday of Easter:

May 15, 2011


Shepherd of tender youth, Guiding in love and truth Through devious ways, Christ, our triumphant King, We come your name to sing And here our children bring To join your praise. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 515:1)

The Fourth Sunday of Easter:

May 15, 2011

Worship Focus:
Our Shepherd leads us through life and death

Order of Worship: The Common Service

Hymns: 198 (LAPPY), 375, 147, 145

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Acts 6:1-9; 7:2, 51-60

The Shepherd leads Stephen through life and death

Psalm 23, p. 72

The Lord is my Shepherd.

Second Lesson: 1 Peter 2:19-25

Jesus, our Shepherd, watches over our souls.

Gospel: John 10:1-10

As sheep we only listen to the voice of our Shepherd and the words that come from him. He will not mislead us.

Sermon: Acts 6:1-9; 7:2, 51-60

Stephen Lived Life to the Full

  1. A life full of the Holy Spirit
  2. A life ready to fall asleep in Jesus

Holy Communion: We follow the Biblical practice of close communion at St. John's, so we ask that only WELS or ELS members come to the Lord's Supper. If you have questions about this, please speak with the Pastor

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of May 15, 2011

  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday School -- Closing
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Study
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Ezekiel and Daniel
    • 10:30am Divine Service
    • 11:30am Brief VBS meeting

News & Notes

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. Next Sunday we will recognize them in the morning service

Graduation Open Houses:

Doug and Leah invite the congregation to an open house in honor of Lauren's graduation from high school on Saturday, May 21, from 2 - 5pm at their home.

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.

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.

Recipes: The Ladies Society is still looking for recipes for a cookbook. Please place them in the box in the narthex or email them to Gloria: kgzeltwanger(at)

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: Duane & Bonnie Hausmann


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