The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 25, 2011

Prayer:

Jesus, lead us on Till our rest is won; And although the way be cheerless, We will follow, calm and fearless. Guide us by your hand To our fatherland. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 422:1)

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 25, 2011

Worship Focus: Carry your cross as you follow Jesus

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 429, 465, 428, 375

God's Word

First Lesson: Jeremiah 15:15-21

Look at the cross Jeremiah had to bear. He faithful spoke the word of the Lord, but his fellow Israelites rejected him and his message. What loneliness! But the Lord gave him the strength to stand firm like a fortified wall of bronze.

Psalm 121

The Lord is with us watching over us no matter what troubles of life we struggle through as we follow him.

Second Lesson: Romans 12:1-8

Because of God's mercy that saved us in Christ, we now offer ourselves as living sacrifices, serving one another according to the gifts God has given us. We help each other bear our crosses.

Gospel: Matthew 16:21-26

Jesus speaks of his cross and ours.

Sermon: Matthew 16:13-20

What If There Were No Cross …

  1. … for Christ?
  2. … for us?

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of September 25, 2011

  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
    • 7:00pm Bible Class (same as today)
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group/Bible study
    • 9:30am Bible Class: The Prophets
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord's Supper

News & Notes

40th Anniversary: We join Don and Janet Spencer and their family in giving thanks to our Lord for forty years of marriage. You are invited for coffee and refreshments afters the service today.

September ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten, Scott Boettcher, Ryan Flaten

September cleaners: John & Tawnia Jepma, Jason & Amy Brown

Today's Greeters: Dean & Moni Rohloff

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

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