The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

July 17, 2011


Yours over all shall be the praise And thanks of ev'ry nation, And all the world with joy shall raise The voice of exultation. For you will judge the earth, O Lord; You will not let sin flourish. Your people's pasture is your Word, Their souls to feed and nourish, In righteous paths to keep them. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 574:2)

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

July 17, 2011

Worship Focus: Boldness for Jesus

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

Hymns: 426, 188, 310, 562

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Jeremiah 20:7-13

Speaking God's message brought Jeremiah opposition from the people. Yet he cold not keep that message bottled up. So he trusts the Lord for the boldness to speak.

Psalm 31, p. 77

No matter what the world does to us as we speak up for Jesus, God is our refuge. What boldness that gives!

Second Lesson: Romans 5:12-15

Although sin and death came through Adam, Jesus is greater. What Savior for us to boldly confesses, confident of his grace

Gospel: Matthew 10:24-33

Jesus speaks to his disciples of what lay ahead of them as they boldly confessed Jesus.

Matthew 10:24-33

Our Father's Care for Us Creates Courageous Confessing from Us

  1. Expect cruel opposition
  2. Count on the final outcome

Sermon available on the website or in the narthex

Lord's Supper

At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of “close communion,” since the Bible teaches that communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree in all that the Bible teaches. Therefore, we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of our church body and of those churches which have declared fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions about this, please talk with the pastor.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of July 17, 2011

  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Divine Service & Lord's Supper
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service

News & Notes

Wednesday Service: On August 3, there will be no Wednesday evening service.

Thank you to Leah Nelson for playing the piano for the service this morning.

July ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), John Jepma, Dave Joos, Seth Nelson, Delroy Thielke

July cleaners: Duane & Bonnie Hausmann; Dennis & Karen Schroeder

Today's Greeters: Tom and Elaine Mohr


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