Organist 50th Anniversary

January 12, 2014


When all your mercies, O my God, My waking soul surveys. Transported with the view, I’m lost In wonder, love, and praise. Through all eternity to you A joyful song I’ll raise, But, oh, eternity’s too short To utter all your praise.
(Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 259:1, 4)

Our Song of Praise

January 12, 2014

Hymns: 250, 375, 728, 579, 609, 369

Hymn 250 “From All that Dwell below the Skies”

Confession and Absolution from “Divine Service II” in Christian Worship: Supplement (c) 2008 Northwestern Publishing House

Hymn 375 “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”

Prayer of the Day

First Lesson: Isaiah 12:1-6

Psalm 73, p. 94

Second Lesson: Revelation 5:6-14

Hymn 728 “Jerusalem the Golden”
Verses 1 & 2: Choir
Verse 3: Congregation

Gospel: Luke 24:44-53

Hymn 579 “Lift High the Cross”

Sermon: Colossians 3:15-17
Peace Praises our God
1. By teaching one another with words and songs
2. By giving thanks in all we say and do

Apostles' Creed

Hymn 609 “We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer”


Prayer of the Church

Lord's Prayer

Hymn 369 “Beautiful Savior”



C: Amen.

Choir: “Go Now in Peace”

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of January 12, 2014

  • Sunday -- January 12, 2014
    • 11:45am Anniversary Potluck
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
    • Sunday 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Adult Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord’s Supper
    • 11:30am Annual Meeting

News and Notes

Annual Meeting: The annual meeting will be next Sunday, January 19, at 11:30am following the service. The following positions are up for election: Secretary, Elder, Trustee.

Video Bible Class: Next week on January 19 we will revisit the Taylor family as Brandon struggles to let his light shine out. As we watch this installment of the Fifth Pew from the Front series, we’ll have opportunity to dig into the Scriptures and look at the roadblocks and opportunities for sharing our faith in Jesus. So join us at 9:30am next Sunday.

Church Leadership Workshop: Register for the annual Minnesota District Church Leaders Workshop, March 1, at Bell Plaine, Minnesota. It is for councilmen, members of boards and committees, men, women, and youth interested in carrying out Christ’s commission to proclaim his word and build his church. The keynote speaker is Pastor Jonathan Hein of Beautiful Savior, Summerville, South Carolina, and Director of the Commission on Congregational Counseling for the WELS.

Workshops are on Evangelism, Developing a Caring Congregation, Worship, and Children’s Ministry. To register, go to, then “Events and Registration,” then “Church Leaders Workshop.” You may also register by mail using the registration form that will be distributed next week. If you are interested in carpooling, please speak with Pastor Bitter.

January Ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Collin Brown, Cody Greiner, Seth Nelson, Delroy Thielke

January Cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos

Today’s Greeters: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff


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