Pentecost 1: The Holy Trinity
June 3, 2012
Triune God, oh, be our stay And let us perish never! Cleanse us from our sins, we pray, And grant us life forever. Keep us from the evil one; Uphold our faith most holy; Grant us to trust you solely With humble hearts and lowly. Let us put God's armor on, With all true Christians running Our heav'nly race and shunning The devil's wiles and cunning. Amen, amen! This be done; So sing we, Alleluia! (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 192)
Worship Focus: Our Triune God saves
Order of Worship: Service of Word and Sacrament, p. 26
Hymns: 195, 177, 310, 332
First Lesson: Isaiah 6:1-8
God is holy, holy, holy. But he has planned out how to cleanse us sinners to take away our sin and guilt. The Holy Spirit testifies that the Father has sent the Son as the sacrifice whose blood washes us clean.
Psalm 150, p. 122
With all that we have we praise our Savior-God.
Second Lesson: Romans 8:14-17
Through God's Word the Holy Spirit testifies that in Jesus we are God's children and heirs.
Gospel: John 3:1-17
Jesus reveals God's saving plan to Nicodemus.
Copies of sermon are in the narthex and online.
The Lord's Supper
At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of “close communion.” Communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree in all that the Bible teaches. Therefore, we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of our church body and of those churches which have declared fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions about this, please talk with the pastor.
Graduate Sunday: Today we recognize our high school graduates: Shae Brown and Tara Flaten. We give thanks to our heavenly Father for blessing them with this achievement and ask him to continue to give them his Holy Spirit, keeping them close to Jesus and his word.
Vacation Bible School: We've had our planning meeting for VBS. The theme this year is Team Jesus. The dates are July 23-27 from 10:00am to noon. How am I to live since Jesus has already saved me? The answer: “Run in such a way as to get the prize … Do it to get a crown that will last forever” (1 Corinthians 9:24, 25).
Summer schedule: Sunday service is at 9:00am. The same service is the following Wednesday at 7:00pm. Due to District Convention, there will be no Wednesday service on June 13.
June ushers: Justin Flaten (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Chuck Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kevin Zeltwanger
June cleaners: Harvey & Mary Flaten, Jeff & Christa Flaten
Greeters: Norma Osterman