The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 14, 2011


Even so, Lord, quickly come To your final harvest-home; Gather all your people in, Free from sorrow, free from sin, There, forever purified, In your garner to abide. Come with all your angels, come; Raise the glorious harvest-home. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 437:1)

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 14, 2011

Worship Focus: Awaiting the final harvest

Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38

Hymns: 358, 389, 356

God's Word

First Lesson: Joel 3:12-16

The end is coming. Judgment day draws near. But have no fear as you follow your Savior. For he is our refuge.

Psalm 18, p. 69

The Lord is our rock and refuge.

Second Lesson: Romans 8:26, 27

Even when times are so bad that we do not know what to pray for, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us, God's people. What a comfort and refuge!

Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Even though the seed of God's Word grows in our hearts, yet we live in a world filled with weeds. How we long for the final harvest!

The weeds will be burnt and the righteous will shine like the sun.

John: Believe the Testimony
of the Word Made Flesh

  1. Who is John?
  2. The image of the eagle

Sermons available on the website or in the narthex

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of August 14, 2011

  • Sunday -- August 14, 2011
    • 10:00am Council Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Divine Service
  • Sunday
    • 10:00am Outdoor service at Pomme de Terre

News & Notes

Women's Retreat: The fifth annual Women's Enrichment Weekend will be held September 9-11 at Salem Lutheran Church, Stillwater, MN. Four great speakers are lined up. Registration deadline is August 15. For more information visit

Outdoor Service: Next week we have our joint outdoor service with St. Paul's of Morris at Pomme de Terre Park. Service time is 10:00am with a potluck picnic to follow. Bring a dish to pass and your own place settings. Bring along a lawn chair as well to be comfortable during the service. The Wednesday service will be at the regular time at the church.

Thank you: Thank you to all who volunteered their time to sit at the fair booth. You've helped our community get to know our church a little better.

August ushers: Dick Lubenow (capt.), Jason Brown, Barry Nelson, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder

August cleaners: Dave & Phyllis Joos; Gerald & Karen Hoffman

Today's Greeters: Seth Nelson, Evan Nelson


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