The Baptism of our Lord

January 19, 2014


Hail, O all-inviting Savior! Gentiles now their off’rings bring, In your temple seek your favor, Jesus Christ, our Lord and King. May we body, soul, and spirit, Live devoted to your praise, Glorious realms of bliss inherit,Grateful anthems ever raise. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 87:3)

The Baptism of our Lord

January 19, 2014

Worship Focus: Jesus is the Christ, the Lord’s Anointed

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

Hymns: 93, 89, 310, 737

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 42:1-7

Jesus is the Servant of the Lord, anointed by the Holy Spirit to bring the light of salvation to Jew and Gentile.

Psalm 45, p. 83

We praise Jesus, our King, the Lord’s anointed.

Second Lesson: Acts 10:34-38

Peter brings the Good News of Jesus to the house of Cornelius, the Gentile.

Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17

Jesus came to take the place of sinners, so he is baptized as if he were a sinner to fulfill all righteousness for us.

Acts 10:34-38

Jesus of Nazareth Is the One and Only Messiah

  1. The Father's word invites all to Jesus regardless of their ethnicity
  2. The Spirit's power reveals Jesus as the Lord's anointed

The Lord's Supper: At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of close communion. If you are not a WELS member, please speak to Pastor Bitter before coming to the Supper.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of January 19, 2014

  • Sunday -- January 19, 2014
    • 11:30am Annual Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
    • Sunday 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Adult Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service

News and Notes

Thank you: Last Sunday was the most amazing, wonderful, and humbling day. Thank you to all for coming, and singing, and the well wishes, thoughts and prayers. Thank you to Pastor and everyone who worked in the kitchen-It was fun and beautiful. Through the years St John’s has always been so supportive of me in the music ministry. You have provided music, a beautiful organ, sent me to workshops, and always been supportive and ready for changes in hymnals and liturgies and songs. In 50 years I have made a lot of mistakes and will continue to do so I am sure, but I always know my church family and my real family are there for me. It has meant a lot. Thanks again for a great day. It is time to start the next 50.

Soli Deo Gloria-To God Be the Glory!

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

January Cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos


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