The Fifth Sunday in Lent
March 25, 2012
Jesus, I will ponder now On your holy passion; With your Spirit me endow For such meditation. Grant that I in love and faith May the image cherish Of your suff'ring, pain, and death That I may not perish. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 98:1)
Worship Focus: In Jesus see your salvation
Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15
Hymns: 108, 110, 431, 588:5-7
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Jesus' blood seals the New Covenant. What is the New Covenant? God's promise of forgiveness in Christ alone. So through faith in him we are his people, and we know the Lord from the depths of our heart.
Psalm 143, see refrain
Jesus saves us from the Enemy.
Second Lesson: Hebrew 5:7-9
Through his suffering Jesus perfectly completed his saving work. Salvation flows from him.
Gospel: John 12:20-33
To see Jesus means to see his suffering and death in our place. His death draws us to him and glorifies the Father. For by his death and resurrection he saves us.
Sermon Series: Today we conclude a three part sermon series: Our Heartfelt Prayer, as we plant in our hearts the words the Holy Spirit gave David to pray in Psalm 25.
Psalm 25: Our Heartfelt Prayer
March 11, Psalm 25:1-5
My Hope Waits for You, O My God
March 18, Psalm 25:6-15
Remember Your Mercy, O Lord
March 25, Psalm 25:16-22
Rescue Me, O Redeemer
Lenten Service: This Wednesday Pastor Donald Main, from St. Paul's, Morris, will point us to Christ's cross. We continue the theme: See His Cross! and ponder Jesus' surprising words to the women recorded in John 17:1-5. Through the shame of the cross, God glorifies his Son. Glory Be to Jesus!
Open House Birthday Celebration: The family of Veree Fox invites you to join them in celebrating her birthday at the Hancock Community Center next Sunday, April 1, from 2-4:00pm.
March ushers: Duane Hausmann (capt.), Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten, Scott Boettcher, Ryan Flaten
March cleaners: Barry & Sandy Nelson; Check & Lisa Nelson
Today's Greeters: Bridget Joos
E12 -- Easter Outreach 2012
The life of Christ is the death of fear