The Epiphany of our Lord

January 8, 2012

Prayer:

O Jesus, King of glory, Both David's Lord and son! Your rule endures forever; In heaven is your throne. Help that in earth's dominion, From pole to farthest pole, Your reign may spread salvation To each benighted soul. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 94:1)

The Epiphany of our Lord

January 8, 2012

Worship Focus: Jesus shines

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

Hymns: 80, 79, 91, 83

God's Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 60:1-6

Jesus has shown into our darkness. Now we arise and shine out to draw others to his light.

Psalm 72

Jesus shines as our King.

Second Lesson: Ephesians 3:2-12

God's plan was hidden for ages. But with Jesus it shines out. And what is the great revelation? That Jesus brings Gentiles, like you and me, to share in his promises as heirs of God. That's the good news the Gospel proclaims.

Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

The wise men, or Magi, are Gentiles. But they come to worship Jesus. For he is their King and Savior as well.

Matthew 2:1, 2

Recognize the Epiphany Star

  1. It breaks through the darkness
  2. It shines for all to see

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of January 8, 2012

  • Sunday -- January 8, 2012
    • 11:30am Annual Potluck
    • 12:15pm Annual Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group
    • 9:30am Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord's Supper

News & Notes

Annual Potluck: Join your fellow members for some food and friendship after the service today.

Annual Meeting: The Annual Meeting is scheduled for today after the annual potluck. Some of the items on the agenda include election for chairman of the congregation, 2012 budget and salaries, child protection policy, and the schedule for Lent and Easter.

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

January cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos

Today's Greeters: Scott & Shannon Boettcher

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

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