The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 28, 2011


One thing's needful; Lord, this treasure Teach me highly to regard. All else, though it first give pleasure, Is a yoke the presses hard. Beneath it the heart is still fretting and striving, No true, lasting happiness ever deriving. This one thing is needful; all others are vain -- I count all but loss that I Christ may obtain. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 290:1)

The Elevnth Sunday after Pentecost

August 28, 2011

Worship Focus: Food for the soul

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 283, 349, 338, 397

God's Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 55:1-5

Come and eat as you listen to the words of your Savior.

Psalm 42-43, p. 82

Only the truth of our God can quench are thirst and bring us joy and delight.

Second Lesson: Romans 8:35-39

God's Word is “the breakfast of champions.” For in Christ Jesus our Lord we are more than conquerors. His Word feeds our souls with the message of God's great love in Christ Jesus. Nothing can separate us from that love.

Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21

See Jesus' great love and compassion as he feeds the people's body and soul.

Isaiah 55:1-5

Come, Feast on David's Covenant

  1. It's the only food that satisfies
  2. It's the food freely prepared for you

Sermons available on the website or in the narthex

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of August 28, 2011

  • Wednesday
    • 7:00pm Divine Service
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service and Holy Communion

News & Notes

Fall Schedule: In two weeks, September 11, we begin the fall schedule. Sunday school at 9:15am. Bible Class and Youth Bible Class at 9:30am. Divine service at 10:30am. Wednesday, September 7, will be the last Wednesday evening service.

Bible Translations: Our Synod faces a decision. The NIV publisher has discontinued the Bible translation we have been using. Even though the Synod only decides what translation Northwestern Publishing House will use, no doubt that decision will also have a long term impact on our congregation.

The first few Bible classes this year open this discussion up for us. What are your thoughts or questions? What translations do you prefer? What makes a “good” translation? Come to share your ideas and ask your questions. The class is offered on Sunday mornings at 9:30am, starting September 11, and repeated on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm, starting September 14.

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

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

Today's Greeters: Alvin & Dorothy Nissen


St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Hancock, MN 56244
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