The Third Sunday of Easter: Confirmation

April 14, 2013

Prayer:

Let me be yours forever, My faithful God and Lord; Let me forsake you never Nor wander from your Word. Lord, do not let me waver But give me steadfastness, And for such grace and favor your holy name I'll bless. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 596:1)

The Third Sunday of Easter: Confirmation

April 14, 2013

Service of the Word

Hymn 150 “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today; Alleluia”
(Please stand for verse 5)

Confession of Sins

Prayer and Praise

Examination of the Confirmand

Prayer of the Day

The Word

First Lesson Acts 9:1-19a

The risen Lord Jesus calls Saul out of unbelief into a life of service as he becomes the Apostle Paul. The Lord has called Cody and us out of unbelief. May we continue to serve our Lord.

Psalm 67

Second Lesson Revelation 5:11-14

All praise to our risen Savior, the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ!

Verse of the Day

Stand

Gospel John 21:1-14

Jesus again shows that he has truly risen from the dead so that our faith can be sure.

Hymn 599 “Our Lord and God, Oh, Bless This Day”

Sermon

Joshua 1:1, 6-9

Stand Strong with the Lord

  1. 1. Filled by his word
  2. 2. Filled by his courage

Offering

The Rite of Confirmation

Hymn 457 “Fight the Good Fight”

Prayer

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of April 14, 2013

  • Wed 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Matthew 14- 17
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord’s Supper
      11:30am Quarterly Voters’ Meeting

News & Notes

Confirmation: Our confirmand this year is Cody Greiner. May our Savior bless what he has learned and keep him in the true faith.

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting: Next Sunday, April 21, is the quarterly voters meeting. Some items up for discussion are summer service time of 9:00 a.m. and no Wendesday evening service. We’ll also discuss whether to continue the joint outdoor service with St. Paul’s.

Minnesota Marriage Rally: MN for marriage bus tour, supporting one man and one woman for a legal marriage, will be in Morris at East Side Park at 3:30 p.m. today. For more information, contact Yvonne at 320-392-5471.

Matthew: Next Sunday, we’ll watch as faith and unbelief are contrasted in Matthew 14-17.

Vacation: Pastor Bitter will be gone on April 28 to attend his nieces confirmation. Pastor Main is filling in for him.

April Ushers: David Paul (capt.), Dale Kraft, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth, Don Spencer

April Cleaners: Kevin & Gloria Zeltwanger, Scott & Shannon Boettcher

Today's Greeters: Dennis & Karen Schroeder

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

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