The Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 27, 2013

Prayer:

O God from God, O Light from Light, O Prince of Peace and King of kings, To you in heaven's glory bright The song of praise forever rings. To him who sits upon the throne, The Lamb once slain but raised again. Be all the glory he has won, All thanks and praise! Amen, Amen. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 85:1)

The Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 27, 2013

Worship Focus: The Messiah is revealed as foretold

Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38

Hymns: 94, 85, 566, 343

God's Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 61:1-6

The Messiah, Jesus Christ, speaks through the prophet Isaiah and uses earthly pictures to describe his spiritual work. The Messiah would come to free us from Satan's captivity and release us from death's darkness. In him we have true riches, for he takes away our sin.

Psalm 19, p. 70

God's word brings us joy, for it shows us Jesus, our Light and Salvation. How valuable his word is. It's sweet food for our souls.

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, 26, 27

We are members of Christ's body.

Gospel: Luke 4:14-21

Jesus fulfills the the Old Testament prophecies. He is the Messiah binding up our broken-hearts with the Good News of forgiveness. He has paid our spiritual debt.

1 Corinthians 12:12-21, 26, 27

As Christ's Members, We Care for Each Other

  1. United in Christ by baptism
  2. Serving one another as God has arranged

Catechism Student Questions:

  1. What body are you a member of?
  2. How were you united into this body?
  3. What can you do when you wonder whether you are really part of Christ's body?
  4. How can we guard against false humility and false pride?
  5. How are we to use our gifts?

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of January 27, 2013

  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Christ
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord's Supper

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

January Cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos

Today's Greeters: Chuck & Lisa Nelson

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

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