Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

February 23, 2014


Speak, O Savior; I am listening, As a servant to his lord. Let me show respect and honor To Your holy, precious Word, That each day, my whole life through, I may serve and follow you. Let your Word e’er be my pleasure And my heart’s most precious treasure (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 283:1)

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

February 23, 2014

Worship Focus: Jesus’ love fills our hearts

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

Hymns: 391, 492, 493, 419:1-3

God's Word

First Lesson: 1 Samuel 26:7-25

King Saul is trying to hunt David down. But instead of seeking revenge, David honors the Lord

Psalm 103, p. 105

How great the Father’s love toward us! He removes our sins and redeems us. His love never ends.

Second Lesson: Romans 12:9-21

As Jesus’ love for us fills our hearts, we love others, entrusting ourselves into the Lord’s hands.

Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48

Love does not seek revenge but takes it all to the Lord in prayer.

1 Samuel 26:7-25

Love Your Enemy

  1. Revenge usurps God’s place
  2. Love trusts the Lord

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of February 23, 2014

  • Sunday -- February 23, 2014
    • 11:30am Elders’ Meeting
    • 3:00pm Youth meet at church for ski trip
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Study
    • 9:30am Adult Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

Youth Ski Trip: The Youth Group will be skiing or tubing at Andes Tower Hills in Kensington today, 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 Sunday for tubing are 11:00am to 6:30pm. Friends are welcome. We’ll meet at the church this afternoon at 3:00pm to carpool.

Ash Wednesday: Lent begins on March 5. We mark that day with a special communion service at 7:00pm. A Lenten supper will be served at 6:00pm.

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

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

Today’s Greeters: Delroy and Jane Thielke


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