The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 9, 2011


Your forever, God of love! Hear us from your throne above; Yours forever may we be Here and in eternity! (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 426:1)

The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

October 9, 2011

Worship Focus: Forgive one another

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

Hymns: 399, 493, 466, 478

God's Word

First Lesson: Genesis 50:15-21

His brothers had mistreated him. They had lied about him. They had sold him as a slave. Now Joseph has the opportunity to get back at them. But he forgives.

Psalm 103

God's forgiveness removes our sins as far as the east is from the west

Second Lesson: Romans 14:5-9

Christian love not only forgives but also seeks to glorify Christ in all we do. For he has died and risen for us.

Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35

The Lord God has forgiven us a great debt of sin, more than we could ever imagine to pay. How will we treat those who sin against us?

Sermon: Romans 14:6-9

It’s All for Our Lord

  1. Do all in thanks that honors him
  2. Do all remembering you belong to him

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of October 9, 2011

  • Sunday -- October 9, 2011
    • 11:30am Quarterly Voters' Meeting
    • 7:00pm Sunday School Teachers' Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group/Bible study
    • 9:30am Bible Class:
      Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord's Supper

News & Notes

Finances: Our Lord has blessed us with the following offerings for the General Fund in September: Opening Balance $1548.61; Sept. offerings: $5136.20; Sept. bills: $6266.76; Ending Balance: $418.05. For Missions $321.00 was received bringing the yearly total to $5288.75. We need $2711.25 to meet our annual commitment which averages out to about $900 per month for Oct., Nov., and Dec.

Quarterly Voters' Meeting: The quarterly voters' meeting after the service today. Agendas are in the narthex.

October ushers: David Paul (capt.), Dale Kraft, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth

October cleaners: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff; Dean & Moni Rohloff

Today's Greeters: Sam Roth


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