The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 13, 2013


O Master of the loving heart, The friend of all in need, We pray that we may be like you In thought and word and deed. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 491:1)

The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 13, 2013

Worship Focus: Christian love in action

Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38

Hymns: 240, 520, 207, 376

God's Word

First Lesson: Ruth 1:1-19

We see love in action as Ruth takes care of her mother-in-law despite the heartache they both have experienced.

Psalm 111, p. 106

The Lord has redeemed us according to his covenant of love. Let our lives of love show the wisdom that fears the Lord.

Second Lesson 2 Timothy 2:8-13

Love spreads the Good News of Jesus even when it may bring suffering to us.

Gospel: Luke 17:11-19

Jesus reached out in love to heal the ten lepers even though only one would return in thankfulness.


Daniel 7:9, 10

The Ancient of Days Convenes His Court

  1. He brings sure justice against his adversaries
  2. He brings surprising justice for his people

Daniel 7:9, 10 As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool. His throne was flaming with fire, and its wheels were all ablaze. A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of October 13, 2013

  • Sunday -- October 13, 2013
    • 11:30am Quarterly Voters’ Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • No Catechism Class
    • Sunday No Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Puzzling Words
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

Sunday School: When the Lord told Abraham of his plan to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham persistently prayed for God’s people. He persisted not because he thought he was worthy of an answer. He confessed that he was but dust and ashes. He prayed persistently because the Lord is gracious, faithful, and righteous.

Invitation: Trinity of Johnson invites you to join them for mission festival next Sunday, October 20, at 10:30am. WELS organist Charles Bonow will present the service. A potluck meal will follow.

October Ushers: Justin Flaten (capt.), Dale Kraft, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth, Don Spencer

October Cleaners: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff; Dean & Moni Rohloff

Today’s Greeters: John and Tawnia Jepma


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