The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

February 12, 2012

Prayer:

Come, my soul, with ev'ry care; Jesus loves to answer prayer. He himself bids you to pray And will never turn away. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 409:5)

The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

February 12, 2012

Worship Focus: Call upon your Lord

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 221, 390, 411, 429:1, 3, 5

God's Word

First Lesson: 2 Kings 5:1-14

Although Naaman did not know the God of Israel, he seeks help from the Lord. Although the Lord's answer shocks him, the Lord draws Naaman to himself.

Psalm 32, see back of 2012 Lenten Servers

We call on the Lord confessing our sins

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

As you run the race of life, straining toward the eternal crown, hold your flesh in check as you watch and pray.

Gospel: Mark 1:40-45

Jesus displays his power and compassion as he answers the plea of a man with leprosy.

Mark 1:40-45

Faith Pleads with Jesus for All Our Needs

  1. Humbly submitting to his will
  2. Firmly trusting his compassion

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of February 12, 2012

  • Sunday -- February 12, 2012
    • 11:30am Council Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 4:00pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group
    • 9:30am Video: Weather or Not?
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord's Supper

News & Notes

Ash Wednesday: We mark the beginning of Lent on Wednesday, February 22, as we walk with our Savior to his cross. We come as repentant sinners who confess that we are but dust and ashes. Only Christ's blood gives us worth. Only his cross saves. The service with Holy Communion begins at 7:00pm. A light supper will be served, starting at 6:00pm.

January Financials:

General Fund: Balance Jan 1 $1903.10
Jan. Offering +6009.40
Jan. Expenses -$7561.44
Balance Jan. 31 $351.06

Congregational Mission Offering: Jan. $62; YTD $62
Annual Commitment: $8,000 Needed/month $667

Lenten Serving Schedule: If you have any questions about the midweek Lenten suppers, please contact Gloria Zeltwanger (392-5985).

Hymn Contest: Any hymn writers out there? Two WELS members are again sponsoring a HymnwriterChallenge. Write an original hymn text based on Psalm 22, submit it before Mar. 29, 2012, and you could win the first place prize of $300.00. For entry forms, more info, or to read the winning hymn texts from previous years, visit www.hymnwriterchallenge.com or write to HymnwriterChallenge, P.O. Box 562, Waupun, WI 53963.

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

February cleaners: Pastor & Mary Bitter; Dick & Polly Smith

Today's Greeters: Jolene Greiner and Courtney

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

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