Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

October 27, 2013

Prayer:

From depths of woe I cry to you; Lord, hear me, I implore you. Bend down your gracious ear to me; My prayer let come before you. Your love and grace alone avail To blot out my transgression. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 305:1, 2)

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

October 27, 2013

Worship Focus: Only God can rescue us

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

Hymns: Hymn sing, 306 749, 452

God's Word

First Lesson: Deuteronomy 10:12-22

The Lord rescued Israel from Egypt. He has rescued us from sin and Satan. Walk in his ways and serve him. He alone can rescue.

Psalm 119b, p. 110

Only God’s Word teaches us how he rescued us. Only his Word can lead us on the right path.

Second Lesson 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

The Lord’s ultimate rescue for his people is to bring us safely to heaven.

Gospel: Luke 18:18-27

Riches cannot rescue us. Only the Lord our God can accomplish that impossible mission.

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18

Live Ready for Your Lord

  1. By striving in your service to him
    1. Why did Paul have no regrets?
    2. How does the victor’s crown come to us?
    3. What roles has God given you? How can you carry out those responsibilities in service to your Lord?
  2. By resting in his rescue
    1. How do we continue to sin despite the rescue the Lord has worked for us?
    2. How has the Lord rescued us and when will we fully enjoy it?

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of October 27, 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 and Lord’s Supper

Sunday school: Loving family is good, but we must love God above all. The Lord taught Abraham that lesson when he told him to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Abraham also learned that the Lord saves by providing a substitute. He provided a ram as a substitute for Isaac. He provided his Son as a substitute for sinners.

Church Cleaning: The list of assignments for the annual church cleaning is on the back of the calendar.

Time Change: Turn back your clocks one hour this coming Saturday night.

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

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

Today’s Greeters: Bridget Joos and Gideon

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

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