Pentecost: The Coming of the Holy Spirit

May 19, 2013


Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord! May all your graces be outpoured On each believer’s mind and heart; Your fervent love to them impart. Lord, by the brightness of your light In holy faith your church unite From ev’ry land and ev’ry tongue; This to your praise, O Lord our God, be sung: Alleluia! Alleluia! (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 176:1)

Pentecost: The Coming of the Holy Spirit

May 19, 2013

Worship Focus: Believe the Spirit’s testimony

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

Hymns: 183, 176, 310, 186

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Genesis 11:1-9

Because of mankind’s arrogance, the Lord confused their language. The Good News of Jesus crosses all language barriers to work faith in people’s hearts.

Psalm 51b, p. 87

The Holy Spirit washes us clean from the inside out.

Second Lesson: Acts 2:1-21

The Holy Spirit empowers the disciples to share the Good News of Jesus in all kinds of languages. As they preach Jesus, the Spirit powerful works faith in the hearts of the hearers.

Gospel: John 15:26, 27

Jesus speaks of the Spirit’s work.

John 15:26, 27

The Counselor Testifies about Jesus

  1. To comfort us with Christ’s forgiveness
  2. To assure us with God’s truth

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 May 19, 2013

  • Sunday -- May 19, 2013
    • 11:30am Council Meeting
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service

News and Notes

Summer Schedule: Next week, on May 26, the summer schedule starts. Sunday morning service will be at 9:00am. If you would like to attend a weeknight service, St. Paul’s of Morris has Monday night services at 7:30pm starting June 3.

Schedule and Prayer Request: The weekly schedule and special prayer requests are shared with our members through email. If you would like to be included in this emailing, please send your email address to:

May Ushers: Dick Smith (capt.), Caleb Bitter, Dave Joos, Chad Rohloff, Sam Roth

May Cleaners: Delroy & Jane Theilke; Jolene Greiner, Jiana Thielke

Today’s Greeter: Eyvonne Thielke


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