The Third Sunday of Easter

May 4, 2014

Prayer:

For the joy your advent gave me, For your gospel’s great reward, For your baptism which has saved me, For your supper and your Word, For your death, the bitter scorn, For your resurrection morn: Lord, I thank you and extol you, And in heav’n I shall behold you. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 147:5)

The Third Sunday of Easter

May 4, 2014

Worship Focus: Easter joy

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 147:1-4, 160, 397, 147:5

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Acts 2:14, 36-47

Peter’s Pentecost sermon proclaimed Jesus risen from the dead for the forgiveness of sins. What Easter joy that message brought, changing hearts and lives!

Psalm 67, p. 91

Share the Easter joy.

Second Lesson: 1 Peter 1:17-21

The blood of the Easter Lamb redeems you. What joy is ours when our faith and hope are in God because of Jesus!

Gospel: Luke 24:13-35

As Jesus used the Scriptures to open the hearts and minds of the Emmaus disciples, joy filled their hearts. They rushed back to the others to share the good news.

Sermon

Acts 2:36-47

What a Metamorphosis the
Easter Message Works!

  1. It changes our hearts
  2. It changes our lives

The Lord's Supper: At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of close communion. Communing together is an outward sign of the inner closeness of faith that seeks to agree on all that the Bible teaches. So we ask that only those commune who are confirmed members of churches which have declared fellowship with the WELS. If you have further questions, please talk with the pastor.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of May 4, 2014

  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group
    • 9:30am Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service

News and Notes

Bible Class: Pastor Bitter is preaching in Morris for Pastor Main today, so there is no adult Bible class. Next Sunday we will meet at 9:30.

May Ushers: Chuck Nelson (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Evan Nelson, David Paul, Kevin Zeltwanger

May Cleaners: Deroy & Jane Theilke; Jolene Greiner

Today’s Greeters: Ryan Gray & Collin Brown

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

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