Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 26, 2014

Prayer:

Awaken, Lord, our spirit To know and love you more, In faith to stand unshaken, In spirit to adore, That we, through this world moving, Each glimpse of heaven proving May reap its fullness there. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 86:3)

Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 26, 2014

Worship Focus: Jesus reveals his love

Order of Worship: Service of Word, p. 38

Hymns: 351, 82, 492, 202 (LAPPY)

God's Word

First Lesson: Exodus 15:22-27

Israel had just seen the Lord’s love in action. Three days earlier he had rescued them from the Egyptians by parting the Red Sea. But rather than remembering his love, they complain about their condition. How quickly does our love grow cold when we fail to remember the Lord’s love toward us?

Psalm 145, p. 119

The Lord’s love still provides for us.

Second Lesson: Romans 12:6-16a

Use God’s gifts with love

Gospel: John 2:1-11

In love Jesus reaches out to help. His miracles make known not only his power but also his love.

Romans 12:6-16

Love Boils throughout God’s Gifts

  1. Love that’s energized with his grace
  2. Love that warms others

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of January 26, 2014

  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group Meeting
    • 9:30am Adult Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

WELS Foundation: The annual report of the WELS Foundation is available from the pamphlet rack in the narthex. WELS foundation exists to help God’s people support gospel ministry through WELS.

To carry out its mission WELS Foundation:

1) Provides knowledgeable planned giving support to WELS members through WELS Christian giving counselors and other WELS advancement representatives.

2) Provides various giving opportunities including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, donor advised funds, and endowment administration.

3) Provides printed and online educational material regarding various giving opportunities for WELS and WELS-affliated organizations.

For more information visit www.welsfoundation.net or contact our deferred giving counselor, Rev. Michael Hatzung 612-280-4491.

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

January Cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos

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

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