St. Michael and All Angels

September 30, 2012


O Lord, awaken songs of praise For angel hosts that guard our days; Teach us to serve you and adore As angels do forevermore. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 196:6)

St. Michael and All Angels

September 30, 2012

Worship Focus: God's angel serve his people

Order of Worship: Divine Service II, handout

Hymns: 195, 440, 196, 431, 198

God's Word

First Lesson: Daniel 10:10-14; 12:1-3

God's angels are at work for God's people until the end of this world, when we will be raised from the dead to shine before our Lord forever.

Psalm 91, Hymn 440

The stanzas of hymn 440 paraphrase portions of Psalm 91. We sing the hymn in place of the Psalm as we remember how the Lord uses his angels to guard and protect us.

Second Lesson: Revelation 12:7-12

We catch a glimpse at the spiritual warfare the angels wage on our behalf. Note how it is the blood of the Lamb that overcomes Satan and his accusations.

Gospel: Luke 10:17-20

Jesus had sent out seventy-two disciples to proclaim his word and do miracles. But the greatest miracle of all is that our names are written in heaven. We are saved through Jesus alone, and his angels are at work to protect us from Satan who strives to steal us away from Jesus.

Psalm 91:11, 12

Angels: Spiritual Warriors Guarding God's People

  1. They guard you, who know the Lord in faith
  2. They guard you from Satan's snares

Sermon Text: Psalm 91:11, 12

11For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

Catechism Student Questions:

  1. Describe the kind of warfare for which we need God's angels.
  2. Whom does the Lord promise to guard with his angels?
  3. Why can you be sure God's angels are guarding you, even if you don't see anything “miraculous” happening in your life?
  4. How does the Psalm picture Satan who's trying to get us to fall from faith?
  5. Even though the angels have the power to prevent all earthly hardships from harming us, they don't. Explain why the angels are still truly guarding us even when we suffer.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of September 30, 2012

  • Sunday -- September 30, 2012
    • 3-6pm Fall Festival at Great Plains
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class: The Bible
    • 5-7pm Ed Boettcher benefit at Morris
  • Saturday
    • 4-7pm Dennis Nack benefit at Alexandria
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible class
    • 9:30am Bible class: Christ
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord's Supper

News & Notes

Benefit: On Wednesday, October 3, from 5 -- 7pm, there will be a benefit spaghetti dinner to help Ed Boettcher who has been hospitalized for several weeks with meningitis. It will be held at the Old #1 Southside. Cost: Free will donation. Please come and help us support Ed and his family. A silent auction will also be held. If you would like to make a donation toward the silent auction, you may drop off your donation at either the elementary office or the Old #1. For more information contact either Amy Wohlers or Peg Rinkenberger.

Benefit: On Saturday, October 6, from 4 -- 7pm, there will be a chili supper dinner to help Dennis Nack who is recovering from lung transplant surgery. He is the grandfather of Chanc Nack and Kallista and Presten Banister. It will be at Good Shephered Lutheran Church, 2702 State Highway 29 N, in Alexandria. Cost: Free will donation. There will also be a silent auction. If you would like to make a donation toward the silent auction or need more information, please contact Kim Banister (320-239-2391 or

Fall Festival: Great Plains Lutheran High School is hosting a fall festival today from 3:00pm -- 6:00pm to raise funds for their music program. There will be a silent auction, mini-concert, supper, and live auction. For a detailed schedule and updated list of auction items visit

Quarterly Meeting: The quarterly voters' meeting will be in two weeks on October 14 after service. Some items for business include moving the Thanksgiving Eve Service to start at 7:00pm instead of 7:30pm. We'll also discuss the Christmas schedule. If you have any opinions on these matters, please talk to a voter.


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