The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Confirmation

May 6, 2012

Prayer:

Let me be yours forever, My faithful God and Lord; Let me forsake you never Nor wander from your Word. Lord, do not let me waver But give me steadfastness, And for such grace and favor your holy name I'll bless. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 596:1)

The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Confirmation

May 6, 2012

Service of the Word

Hymn 229 “This Day at Your Creating Word”

Service of the Word, p. 37

First Lesson Acts 8:26-40

Philip believed in Jesus and told others about him. We pray that our confirmands share that same desire to connect others to Jesus.

Psalm 67

Second Lesson 1 John 3:18-24

When we're connected to Jesus, we trust his promise of forgiveness to cleanse our conscience. His forgiveness leads us to love others and obey his commands.

Gospel John 15:1-8

As we remain in Jesus and his word remains in us, we stay connected to the true Vine and bear much fruit.

Hymn of the Day 168 “With High Delight Let Us Unite”

Sermon

Stay Connected to Jesus to Bear Much Fruit

  1. 1. Why is staying connected to Jesus so important?
  2. 2. What's the fruit all about?

Hymn 599 “Our Lord and God, Oh, Bless This Day”

Choir: Go Now in Peace

Upcoming Kingdom Work

  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group
    • 9:30am Video Bible Class: Weather or Not?
    • 10:30am Divine Service
    • News & Notes

      Confirmation: Our confirmands this year are Collin Brown, Ryan Gray, and Morgan Nelson. May our Savior bless what they have learned and keep them in the true faith.

      Flowers: The flowers are in memory of Bruce Gray, the father of Ryan Gray.

      April Financials: The General Fund ended the month of April with a (-$515.97) deficit. $5546.34 came in and $6731.92 went out. $1306.00 came in for missions, bringing our annual total to $2649.00. Our yearly commitment is $8000.

      May ushers: Dale Smith (capt.), Caleb Bitter, Chad Rohloff, Sam Roth

      May cleaners: Delroy & Jane Theilke, Jolene Greiner, Jiana Thielke

      Today's Greeters: Seth Nelson & Evan Nelson

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    Hancock, MN 56244
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