The First Sunday after Christmas

December 29, 2013

Prayer:

To thee my heart I offer, O Christ-child sweet and dear, Upon thy love relying; Oh, be thou ever near! Take thou my heart and give me thine, And let it be forever mine, O Jesus, holy, undefiled, My Savior meek and mild. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 43:1)

The First Sunday after Christmas

December 29, 2013

Worship Focus: The Christ Child takes care of us

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

Hymns: 53, 41, 37, 366

God's Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 63:7-9

What great kindness the Lord has shown us! In his love and mercy he redeemed us by sharing our distress.

Psalm 2, p. 65

Just as Herod raged against the baby Jesus, so the world rages against us his followers. But the baby of Bethlehem reigns as King.

Second Lesson Galatians 4:4-7

God sent his Son to redeem us.

Gospel: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23

The Lord protects his Child.

Galatians 4:4-7

Free at Last!

  1. God’s Son has redeemed us from under the law
  2. The Son’s Spirit within us calls out to our Father

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of December 29, 2013

  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

Youth Bible Class: The youth group will not meet next week. The youth Bible class will be January 12, 19, & 26 at 9:30am. The next youth group meeting will be February 2 at 9:30am.

50th Anniversary: On January 12 we celebrate the blessing of having our organist for fifty years. The service will be at the regular time followed by a potluck meal.

December Ushers: Chuck Nelson (capt.) Jeff Flaten, Evan Nelson, David Paul, Kevin Zeltwanger

December Cleaners: Dave & Connie Paul, Doug & Leah Nelson

Today’s Greeters: David & Connie Paul

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

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