The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Graduate Sunday

June 23, 2013


I pray you, dear Lord Jesus, My heart to keep and train That I your holy temple From youth to age remain. Oh, turn my thoughts forever From worldly wisdom’s lore; If I but learn to know you, I shall not want for more. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 510)

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Graduate Sunday

June 23, 2013

Worship Focus: Follow the Crucified

Order of Worship: Service of Word, p. 38

Hymns: 34 (LAPPY), 536, 473, 332

God's Word

First Lesson: Zechariah 13:7-9

Jesus, the Shepherd, was struck down. But the flock was not all lost. He rose on the third day. We follow him as his sheep and his people, for he is the Lord our God.

Psalm 22, p. 71

Jesus describes the suffering he would endure to save us.

Second Lesson: Galatians 3:23-29

In Baptism you were united with Jesus and clothed with him. So you share in his death and resurrection and the blessing of forgiveness they bring.

Gospel: Luke 9:18-24

The disciples confess their faith in Jesus as they follow him.

Luke 9:18-24

Confess Who Jesus Is

  1. The Christ, whom God sent
  2. Your Savior, whom you follow

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of June 23, 2013

  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service

News and Notes

Graduate Service: Today we recognize our high school graduates of the class of 2013. The graduates this year are Rachel Gray, Courtney Greiner, Evan Nelson, Seth Nelson.

Parade Float: Anyone interested in helping with the parade float please talk to Pastor Bitter.

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.

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 service starting at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12. Anyone interested in helping please sign up on the sheet in the narthex.

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

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

Today’s Greeter: Abigail Bitter & Caleb Bitter

Weeknight Service: St. Paul’s of Morris has Monday night services at 7:30pm.


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