Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

February 9, 2014

Prayer:

O God from God, O Light from Light, O Prince of Peace and King of kings, To you in heaven’s glory bright The song of praise forever rings. To him who sits upon the throne, The Lamb once slain but raised again, Be all the glory he has won, All thanks and praise! Amen, Amen. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 85:1)

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

February 9, 2014

Worship Focus: Jesus’ love shines out

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

Hymns: 85, 280, 389, 491

God's Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 58:5-9a

Our God calls us to repentance so that we shine with his light of love.

Psalm 111, p. 106

God’s goodness and greatness shine out.

Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

The true light that changes our hearts shines out from Christ crucified.

Gospel: Matthew 5:13-20

Jesus has fulfilled the Law and the Prophets. Our so-called righteousness falls far short. But Jesus kept the Law for us. His righteousness counts for you. Because of what Jesus has done for us, we gladly shine out with God’s love so that others glorify our Father in heaven.

Isaiah 58:5-9a

Beware Earthly Repentance

  1. Godly repentance ignites the heart
  2. Godly repentance shines out into our lives

Upcoming Kingdom Work

  • Sunday -- February 9, 2014
    • 11:30am Council Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Study
    • 9:30am Adult Bible Class

News and Notes

Youth Ski Trip: The Youth Group will be skiing or tubing at Andes Tower Hills in Kensington on Sunday, February 23, from 4:30pm to 8:00pm. The cost is $20/person for lift ticket and ski rental. Group Tubing costs $10 per person for 2 hours. Hours on Saturday and Sunday for tubing are 11:00am to 6:30pm. Friends are welcome. We’ll meet at the church on the 23rd at 3:00pm to carpool. Please let Peyton Rohloff know by February 19 if you’re coming, so rides can be planned, etc., 392-5566.

February Ushers: Dick Lubenow (capt.), John Jepma, Barry Nelson, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder

February Cleaners: Pastor & Mary Bitter, Dick & Polly Smith

Today’s Greeters: Don and Janet Spencer

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

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