The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 29, 2011

Prayer:

O Jesus, let your precious blood Be to my soul a cleansing flood. Turn not, O Lord, your guest away, But grant that justified I may Go to my house at peace to be: O God, be merciful to me! (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 306:3)

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 29, 2011

Worship Focus: Love listens to Jesus' words

Order of Worship: Morning Worship I (handout)

Hymns: 377:1-5; 377:6-10; 396

God's Word

First Lesson: Genesis 4:1-16

Just as faith shows itself in love, so also the unbelief of Cain show itself in hatred.

Psalm 66, p. 90

We praise our God for keeping us safe

Second Lesson: 1 Peter 3:15-22

When Jesus reigns in our hearts, we share his love with others, even if that brings suffering to us. For Jesus has saved us from the power of the devil. He has saved us through the water of baptism by the power of his resurrection.

Gospel: John 14:15_21

Love listens to Jesus and follows his commands. For we know that he has not abandoned us. Rather through faith we are his children who live because he lives.

Genesis 4:1-16

The Lord's Mercy Calls Out despite Cain's Refusal

  1. Don't abuse his mercy by letting sin crouch at your door
  2. Humble yourself before your merciful Lord

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of May 29, 2011

  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Divine Service (same as today)
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service & Lord's Supper

News & Notes

VBS: Vacation Bible School will run from Sunday, July 10, to Thursday, July 14, in the evening. Watch for more details as the date approaches.

Thanks You: (The original note is on the bulletin board.)

Members of St. John's,

Thanks so much for the card and prayers while I was in the hospital. God is truly good and the prayers for my recovery were answered. We saw God's hand in many ways through this experience. Maybe someday we can share these things with you. I am now home and doing well. I have a difibrillator/pacemaker implanted and expect a full recovery. Thank you!

Yours in Christ, Howard Grafenstein

Summer Cleaning: The Ladies Society is organizing summer cleaning for the month of August. If you cannot serve as a cleaner or have limitations, please speak with Gloria as soon as possible. (This list is different than our monthly cleaning rotation. So even if you are not on the monthly rotation, please still speak with Gloria if you are unable to help out with the summer cleaning.) Also if you would like to have a certain job, please speak with her as well.

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: Gerald & Karen Hoffman

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

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