End Times 2: The Last Judgment

November 11, 2012

Prayer:

Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies. Heav'n's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee; In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me! (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 588:7)

End Times 2: The Last Judgment

November 11, 2012

Worship Focus:
Only Christ's cross stands firm on Judgment Day

Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 238

Hymns: 206, 382, 208, 728

God's Word

First Lesson: Malachi 4:1, 2a

Judgment Day is coming, only Christ's righteousness can save us.

Psalm 90, (See refrain)

May we number our days aright, for judgment is coming.

Second Lesson: Hebrews 9:24-28

Jesus Christ came to offer himself as the once-and-for-all sacrifice. He will come again to bring all who are waiting for him into the eternal safety and prosperity of heaven.

Gospel: Mark 5:19-24

When Jesus raises all the dead on Judgment Day, only those who have honored him as their God and Savior will not be condemned. True faith honors Jesus just as it honors the Father. All who have such a living faith have crossed over from death to life. Even though their bodies die, they have eternal life.

Hebrews 9:24-28

“I Can't Wait!”

  1. Because Christ's one sacrifice
    does away with all sin
  2. Because Christ's second coming
    brings me salvation

Catechism Student Questions:

  1. What pictures does the word “sacrifice” bring to mind?
  2. Why is Christ's sacrifice so great?
  3. How can we cherish the greatness of his sacrifice more and more?
  4. Why is life pointless in the end for those who aren't waiting for Jesus to come again?
  5. Describe the kind of life that eagerly waits for Jesus to come again.
  6. What is in store for all of us who are so eagerly looking for Jesus to return that it feels like we just can't wait?

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of November 11, 2012

  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible class
    • 9:30am Bible class: Christ
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord's Supper
    • 11:30am Council Meeting

News & Notes

Prayers: In remembrance of Veterans Day we will use the words of a hymn written by E. Sparrow of England, which was used during the difficult days of World War II. This will take the place of the Prayer of the Day.

Thanksgiving: We celebrate our Thanksgiving Day by giving thanks to our God as we gather for worship a week from Wednesday, on November 21 at 7:00pm. A light supper will be served from 6:00 to 6:45pm before the service. Stay tune for more details.

Thrivent: Elections for Stevens County Thrivent Chapter 31318 Board of Directors will be November 18 after the service.

GSI Thrift Store: The GSI Thrift Store, which supports Great Plains Lutheran High School in Watertown, SD, appreciates and invites your donations. Everything from antiques, jewelry, furniture, clothing, appliances and housewares, art, toys, costumes and electronics are gratefully accepted. Items they have had requests for include a washer and dryer, stove, bed frames, chest of drawers, space heaters, throw rugs, microwaves, video games, electric wok, canes, big outdoor Christmas candles, nativities, and boy’s and men’s jeans. For more information, you can reach GSI at 605-882-9955.

November Ushers: Justin Flaten (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Chuck Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kevin Zeltwanger

November Cleaners: Dick & Judy Lubenow, Tom & Elaine Mohr

Today's Greeters: Jolene Greiner and Courtney

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

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