The Last Sunday of End Times: Christ the King

November 24, 2013

Prayer:

Hail, O once-despised Jesus! Hail, O Galilean King! You have suffered to release us, Hope to give and peace to bring. Hail, O universal Savior, Bearer of our sin and shame; By your merits we find favor; Life is given through your name. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 219)

The Last Sunday of End Times: Christ the King

November 24, 2013

Worship Focus: What a different King!

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

Hymns: 216, 392, 746, 341

God's Word

First Lesson: Genesis 49:8-12

Jacob’s blessing of Judah promises that one of Judah’s descendant would reign as King over all.

Psalm 98, p. 103

Shout for joy to our King.

Second Lesson Colossians 1:13-20

What a King Jesus is! He is Rescuer, Redeemer, Forgiver, He is the eternal Creator. He is the Head of the church. He is our God and Peacemaker.

Gospel: Luke 23:35-43

Earthly eyes see only a despised and crucified Jesus. The eyes of faith see our King. We too pray, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

Genesis 39:8-12

The Lion of Judah Reigns

  1. How does this prophecy picture victory?
  2. How does it picture peace and prosperity?
  3. Why might we wonder why things aren’t better for us?
  4. Describe the paradox in the life of a Christian.
  5. What makes the difference?

Genesis 49:8-12: Judah, your brothers will praise you; your hand will be on the neck of your enemies; your father's sons will bow down to you. You are a lion's cub, O Judah; you return from the prey, my son. Like a lion he crouches and lies down, like a lioness—who dares to rouse him? The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his. He will tether his donkey to a vine, his colt to the choicest branch; he will wash his garments in wine, his robes in the blood of grapes. His eyes will be darker than wine, his teeth whiter than milk.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of November 24, 2013

  • Wednesday
    • 6:00pm Lasagna Supper
    • 7:00pm Thanksgiving Service
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school Practice & party
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

Sunday school: Although Jacob suffered setbacks as he worked for his Uncle Laban, the Lord blessed him. So also the Lord takes care of us as we faithfully follow him.

Thanksgiving Eve: On Wednesday, November 27, the youth group will serve a lasagna supper starting at 6:00pm. The Thanksgiving Service begins at 7:00pm.

November Ushers: Chad Rohloff (capt.), Caleb Bitter, Dave Joos, Sam Roth, Dick Smith

November Cleaners: Dick & Judy Lubenow; Tom & Elaine Mohr

Today’s Greeters: Barry & Sandy Nelson and Emma

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

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