The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Ascension of our Lord

June 5, 2011


Oh, grant, dear Lord, this grace to me, Recalling your ascension, That I may serve you faithfully, Adorning your redemption; And then, when all my days will cease, Let me depart in joy and peace In answer to my pleading. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 173:3)

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Ascension of our Lord

June 5, 2011

Worship Focus: Jesus ascends as our Lord and King

Order of Worship: Service of Word and Sacrament, p. 26

Hymns: 171, 173, 169, 175

God's Word

First Lesson: Acts 1:1-14

Luke recounts Jesus' ascension along with his parting instructions to his apostles.

Psalm 47, p. 85

Our God has ascended amid shouts of joy.

Second Lesson: 1 Peter 4:12-17; 5:6-11

When you suffer for following Jesus, when Satan prowls around like a lion, remember Jesus' ascension. He reigns over all for you his redeemed child, his blood-bought people. He will lift you up.

Gospel: John 17:1-11

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus prayed this prayer before he came to Gethsemane. His ascension confirms his glory. Through his death and resurrection he brings eternal life to his followers.

Acts 1:1-14

Jesus Leaves Us to Be with Us, so that We Are His Witness

  1. His apostles testified as eyewitnesses
  2. We testify because our Savior is with us

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 June 5, 2011

  • Wednesday
    • 2:00pm Ladies' Society
    • 7:00pm Divine Service & Lord's Supper (same as today)
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service
    • 10:00am Church Council

News & Notes

VBS: Vacation Bible School will run from Monday, July 11, to Friday, July 15, from 10:00am to noon. Please note the change in date and time. The calendar is not correct.

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:

Confirmation Robe: We discovered that one of the white confirmation robes is missing. We are not sure which year it went missing. If you have had a child confirmed in the past five years, please make sure the robe didn't get stored away some place. If you find it, please return it to the church as soon as possible.

June ushers: Don Spencer (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Chuck Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kevin Zeltwanger

June cleaners: Harvey & May Flaten, Jeff & Christa Flaten

Today's Greeter: John and Tawnia Jepma


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