The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 12, 2012
Jesus, heav'nly hosts adore you, Seated at your Father's side. Crucified this world once saw you; Now in glory you abide, There for sinners you are pleading, And our place you now prepare, Ever for us interceding Till in glory we appear. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 351:3)
Worship Focus: The Lord provides the Bread of life
Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38
Hymns: 277, 402, 358, 477
First Lesson: Exodus 16:2-15
Despite Israel's grumbling as Moses led them through the desert from Egypt to Canaan, the Lord provided bread for them, manna. He has provided even greater bread for us.
Psalm 145, p. 119
Praise the Lord, for he provides all that we need.
Second Lesson: Ephesians 4:17-24
Through the Bread of life, the Lord provides us with the strength to live according to the new self in true righteousness and holiness.
Gospel: John 6:24-35
The crowds want to Jesus to improve their earthly lot, but Jesus provides them with what the truly need.
Schedule updates: The past two Sundays we had a change in service time, but the word didn't get out to all the members. My apologies to those who came to an empty church. It was suggested that maybe an email message could keep our members better informed. If you received an email from St. John's yesterday, I have your address. If you didn't receive the email and would like to receive the updates in the future, please email me at email@example.com
If you want updates texted to your phone, then text me at (320) 589-5342.
Sermon note: If you want to know how Jesus got to Capernaum before the crowds did, read John 6:16-23.
August ushers: Dick Lubenow (capt.), Jason Brown, Barry Nelson, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder
August cleaners: Dave & Phyllis Joos, Gerald and Karen Hoffman
Today's Greeters: Don & Janet Spencer