Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

October 20, 2013

Prayer:

O Jesus, King most wonderful, O Majesty renowned, O Conqueror invincible, In whom all joys are found, Oh, may our tongues forever bless And honor you alone, And may we in our lives express The image of your own. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 373:1, 5)

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

October 20, 2013

Worship Focus: Pray to our King

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

Hymns: 340, 448, 370, 341

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Genesis 32:22-30

Jacob wrestled with the Lord in prayer. Twenty years earlier he had fled for his life, after tricking his brother Esau out of the blessing. During those years, the Lord had watched over Jacob and blessed him with family and wealth. Now the Lord had told him to return to the land of Canaan. For the Savior would come from Jacob’s family, Israel.

Psalm 121, p. 112

We call out to the Lord for help. He watches over us.

Second Lesson 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

Hold on to the Scriptures. They bring us salvation and give us the strength to live for the honor of our King.

Gospel: Luke 18:1-8a

A widow persisted in asking for justice even the the judge was unjust. How much more so won’t we persist in prayer to our gracious King!

Daniel 7:13, 14

The Son of Man Reigns in Victory

  1. Worship your Brother, who reigns forever
    1. Why is it so astonishing that Jesus reigns forever?
    2. How do we worship Jesus by praying to him?
  2. Stand firm with your King, who reigns over all
    1. What is the greatest danger we face as Christians?
    2. How do we stand firm with our King and celebrate his victory?

Daniel 7:13, 14 "In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

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 October 20, 2013

  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
    • Sunday 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Puzzling Words
    • 10:30am Divine Service

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

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

Today’s Greeters: David Joos

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

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