The Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 11, 2014

Prayer:

Jesus, shepherd of the sheep, Who your Father’s flock does keep, Safe we wake and safe we sleep, Guarded still by you. In your promise firm we stand; None can take us from your hand. Speak—we hear—at your command, We will follow you. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 436:1, 2)

The Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 11, 2014

Worship Focus: Follow the Shepherd,
even through the darkest valleys

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

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

God's Word

First Lesson: Acts 6:1-9; 7:2, 51-60

Stephen boldly confessed his crucified and risen Savior, even though that brought ridicule, persecution, and death. Jesus shepherded him safely to heaven

Psalm 23, p. 72

The Lord is your Shepherd.

Second Lesson: 1 Peter 2:19-25

As we follow Jesus and do what is right, we may suffer. But take heart! Jesus has taken away our sin so that we die to sin and live for righteousness under his shepherd-care.

Gospel: John 10:1-10

Jesus describes his people as sheep who listen to their shepherd’s voice.

Sermon

John 10:1-10

Sheep Know the Shepherd’s Voice

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of May 11, 2014

  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • No Sunday school
      9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

Summer Schedule: Two weeks from today on May 25, we start the summer schedule. The Sunday morning service will be at 9:00am.

Council Meeting: The council meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 21, at 8:00pm. Only two council members were here last Sunday so we didn’t conduct any business, and our circuit pastor, Mike Neumann, would like to speak to the full council. Those are the reasons for rescheduling for Wednesday, May 21.

Finances:

General Fund: April
Opening Bal. $553.32
Offering +$9066.86
Expenses −$6774.97
Closing Bal. $2845.21

Congregational Mission Offering:
Apr. $911.00 -- YTD $1879.82
Annual Commitment: $8,000; Needed/month $667

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

May Cleaners: Deroy & Jane Theilke; Jolene Greiner

Today’s Greeters: Ted & Carol Carlson

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

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