The Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 21, 2013

Prayer:

Jesus lead us on Till our rest is won; And although the way be cheerless, We will follow, calm and fearless. Guide us by your hand To our fatherland. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 422:1)

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 21, 2013

Worship Focus: Follow the Lamb

Order of Worship: Service of Word and Sacrament, p. 26

Hymns: 195, 375, 417, 550

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Acts 13:15, 16, 26-33

The Apostle Paul shares the Good News of the risen Jesus on his first missionary journey. The Easter message brings us to follow the Lamb

Psalm 23, p. 72

Jesus leads us to our Father’s home. Follow him.

Second Lesson: Revelation 7:9-17

Jesus, the Lamb who sits on the throne, shepherds us and wipes every tear from our eyes.

Gospel: John 10:22-30

Follow the Lamb by listening to his word. For he knows his sheep and we follow him, trusting him for eternal life. No one can snatch us out of his hands.

Revelation 7:9-17

Dream of Where the Lamb Leads Us

  1. Delivered from tribulation
  2. Dressed in blood-washed robes

The Lord's Supper

At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of close communion. Communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree on all that the Bible teaches. So we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of churches which have declared fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions, please talk with the pastor.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of April 21, 2013

  • Sunday -- April 21, 2013
    • 11:30am Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 10:30am Divine Service

News and Notes

Vacation: Pastor Bitter will be gone on April 26-29 to attend his niece’s confirmation. Pastor Main will be preaching on April 28. If you need pastoral assistance, please call Pastor Main (Home: 589‐4662, Church: 589‐1840).

Quarterly Voters’ Meeting: After service today 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.

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

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

Today's Greeters: Dick & Polly Smith

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

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