The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June 16, 2013


Lord Jesus Christ, you have prepared This feast for our salvation; It is your body and your blood, And at your invitation As weary souls, with sin oppressed, We come to you for needed rest, For comfort, and for pardon. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 312:1)

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

June 16, 2013

Worship Focus: God’s forgiveness changes us

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

Hymns: 182, 479, 475, 388

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: 2 Samuel 11:26 -- 12:10, 13-15

David had left the Lord and loved his sin more. But the Lord calls him back through the prophet Nathan and assures his repentant heart of forgiveness.

Psalm 32, p. 78

David describes how blessed it is to confess sin and find comfort in the Lord’s forgiveness.

Second Lesson: Galatians 2:11-21

Our own actions don’t justify us or bring forgiveness. Rather faith trusts that Jesus has fulfilled the law for us. So we live for him who died for us.

Gospel: Luke 7:36-50

The more we realize how great and numerous our sins are, the more our love for Jesus, who has freely brought us forgiveness, overflows in all we do.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

You Were Washed Clean

  1. Don’t forsake the inheritance you were reborn into
  2. For in Christ you have a new verdict

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NIV84)

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of June 16, 2013

  • Saturday
    • 10:00am Jiana Thielke Wedding Shower
    • 12:30pm Hausmann’s 50th Anniversary
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service -- Graduate Sunday

Weeknight Service: If you would like to attend a weeknight service, St. Paul’s of Morris has Monday night services at 7:30pm. There will be no service on Monday, June 24.

News and Notes

New Member: We welcome Lynnette Carlson as a communicant member today. She has taken instruction in the Bible Information Class and is ready to confess her fellowship with us in the Christian faith. She and her husband Mike (who is a WELS member at Calvary, Glenwood) will soon be moving to Yankton, SD.

Wedding: We join Justin Nelson and his new bride, Amanda, in giving thanks to our God for uniting them together in marriage. Justin and Amanda were married in Utah on Friday, June 14. They both serve at Hill Air Force Base near Ogden, Utah. May our heavenly Father bless their life together under Christ.

Roof Reshingling: The reshingling is finished and the bill paid, but the reshingling fund has a deficit of $4355.68 as of June 1. In other words we used money from other funds to pay the bill. If you would like to still make a contribution toward the reshingling, please do so.

Flat Roof: The leak in the flat roof at the entrance has been taken care of. A covering of foam has sealed up the entire roof. It should last for many years. This was an unexpected expense. If you would like to donate toward its cost, please do so.

Flower Vase: A light cream-colored flower vase with a special lattice design was left after Les Staple’s funeral. However, we cannot find it now. If anyone knows where this beautiful vase may be, please contact Rosella Staples at 589-4255.

Graduate Service: We will recognize our high school graduates of the class of 2013 during the Sunday morning service next Sunday, June 23. The graduates this year were Rachel Gray, Courtney Greiner, Evan Nelson, Seth Nelson.

Wedding Shower: A Pampered Chef wedding shower for Jiana Thielke will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 22, here at the church.

Anniversary Open House:Duane and Bonnie Hausmann are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house picnic luncheon hosted by their children at West Side Park in Hancock on Saturday, June 22 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm.

Duane and Bonnie (Spencer) were married December 8, 1962, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Hancock by Pastor Paul Wilde where they are still members to this day. Duane was born in Parkers Prairie, son of Herbert and Violette Hausmann.

Duane worked for Land O’Lakes for 37 years and is a former Hancock city councilman. He remains active in the church, conducts firearms safety classes in the area while also enjoying hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Bonnie was born in Morris, daughter of James and Ida Spencer. Bonnie worked as transit supervisor for the City of Morris and retired after 30 years of service. She keeps busy by working part-time at Gervais Jewelry & Gifts in Morris. She also enjoys playing bridge, bingo, and all kinds of card games while staying in touch with numerous friends and family via Facebook.

Duane and Bonnie are the parents of three children: Tom (Mary Ann) of New Berlin, WI, Terry (Lynn) of Alexandria and Troy (Alice) of Hancock. They have six grandchildren.

Vacation Bible School: The Vacation Bible School theme is Armor of God. We'll go from Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 12, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Children ages three to those entering sixth grade are invited to attend. All families and members are invited to the closing ceremonies starting at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12. Anyone interested in helping please speak with Bridget Joos or Pastor Bitter.

June Ushers: Justin Flaten (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Chuck Nelson, Evan Nelson, Kevin Zeltwanger

June Cleaners: Justin & Carrie Flaten, Jeff & Christa Flaten

Today’s Greeter: Marjorie Berget


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