The Seventh Sunday of Easter: Ascension

May 20, 2012


Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word; Curb those who by deceit or sword Would seek to overthrow your Son And to destroy what he has done. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 203:1)

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: Ascension

May 20, 2012

Worship Focus: Our ascended King protects us

Order of Worship: Divine Service II

Hymns: 171, 359, 175

God's Word

First Lesson: Acts 1:1-11

Last Thursday was the fortieth day after the resurrection of our Lord, the day on which he ascended into heaven. We use the account of his ascension as the First Lesson.

Psalm 8

God has placed all creation under Jesus feet.

Second Lesson: 1 John 4:13-21

Jesus is the Son of God. His ascension proves it. Since he reigns over all, we can fearless love others because we know that he is taking care of us

Gospel: John 17:11b-19

John 17 records Jesus' prayer in the Upper Room before they go to Gethsemane where Judas betrays him.

John 17:11b-19

Jesus Prays for You: “Holy Father, Protect Them with Your Word.”

  1. Protect them from this evil world
  2. Protect them for the mission
    I've sanctified them to do

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of May 20, 2012

  • Sunday -- May 20, 2012
    • 11:30am Council Meeting
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service -- Summer schedule

News & Notes

Thank you: Thank you to the Sunday school for leading our children closer to Jesus again this past school year. Teachers: Judy Lubenow, Mackensie Rohloff, Lisa Nelson. Music: Leah Nelson. Youth group: Bridget Joos, Sam Roth.

Vacation Bible School: Anyone interested in planning vacation Bible school please speak with Pastor Bitter. We are anticipating having it in July again as we did last year. More information will come after the planning begins and we are looking for teachers and helpers.

Summer schedule: Next week, Memorial Day weekend, we begin our summer schedule. Sunday service is at 9:00am. The same service is the following Wednesday at 7:00pm.

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

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


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