The Baptism of our Lord

January 13, 2013


With one accord, O God, we pray: Grant us your Holy Spirit. Help us in our infirmity Through Jesus' blood and merit. Grant us to grow in grace each day That by this sacrament we may Eternal life inherit. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 299:2)

The Baptism of our Lord

January 13, 2013

Worship Focus: Baptized for you

Order of Worship: Gathering Rite for Holy Baptism &
Service of the Word, p. 39

Hymns: 709, 93, 89

God's Word

First Lesson: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

David was anointed with oil to show that he would be the next king. Jesus was anointed with the fullness of the Holy Spirit his entire life, because he is the Christ, our King, who conquered Satan for us.

Psalm 2, p. 65

The nations rage but Jesus reigns.

Second Lesson: Titus 3:4-7

In Baptism the Holy Spirit was poured out on you, so that you were reborn as an heir of eternal life.

Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21, 22

John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. He was just the forerunner; Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, our Savior. At Jesus' baptism, the Holy Spirit and the Father testify to this truth. At you baptism, as the Pastor poured water on you in the name of the Triune God, Jesus baptized you with the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 2:1-12

The Lord's Anointed Reigns

  1. He shatters all opposition
  2. He offers you refuge

Catechism Student Questions:

  1. How did rulers conspire against Jesus in the days of the early church?
  2. How does this world rage and conspire against Jesus today?
  3. How can you be sure that Jesus alone is the Lord's Anointed?
  4. Why can you take heart and boldly proclaim Jesus despite the world's opposition?
  5. What inside us rages against Jesus and must be crushed?
  6. Where do you find the refuge Jesus offers?

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of January 13, 2013

  • Sunday -- January 13, 2013
    • 11:30am Potluck
    • 12:15pm Annual Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Christ
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord's Supper

Annual Meeting and Potluck: The annual meeting and potluck is today. The annual report and agenda are available in the narthex.

Finances: 1 Dec balance: $1164.05
Dec offerings: $8082.87
Dec expenses: $6407.00
31 Dec balance: $2839.72
Dec. CMO: $1226; CMO for 2012: $8011

East Fork Offering: $428

January Ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Collin Brown, Seth Nelson, Delroy Thielke

January Cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos

Today's Greeters: Tom & Elaine Mohr


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