The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 25, 2014

Prayer:

Savior, shine in all your glory On the nations near and far; From the highways and the byways Call them forth, O Morning Star. Guide them whom your grace has chosen Out of Satan’s dreadful thrall To the mansions of your Father—There is room for sinners all. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 577:4)

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 25, 2014

Worship Focus: Share the message of the risen Jesus

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

Hymns: 242. 377:1-6, 377:7-10, 517

God's Word

First Lesson: Acts 17:22-31

Paul spreads the Good News in the city of Athens on his Second Missionary Journey.

Psalm 66, p. 90

Let all the people praise our God.

Second Lesson: 1 Peter 3:15-22

You’ve been baptized into God’s family. You’ve been saved through Jesus, who rose from the dead. What hope you and I have! Let’s be ready to give the reason for this hope.

Gospel: John 14:15-21

Jesus has not left us as orphans. He is with you. He has sent the Holy Spirit to be in you. Because Jesus lives, we have life with the Father now and forever.

Sermon

Acts 17:22-31

God Wants All to Know Him

  1. As the Lord of Creation
  2. As the Giver of all that’s Gods
  3. As the Savior-judge

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of May 25, 2014

  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service and Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

Summer Schedule: The Sunday morning service is at 9:00am. Starting Monday June 2, St. Paul’s of Morris has a Monday evening service at 7:30pm

Council Meeting: The council met on May 21. The circuit pastor, Michael Neumann, led us in a devotion on Christian living. The love that Christ has shown to us is what moves us to live for him, including our decisions on what we give.

He then shared how the commitments for mission offerings from congregations fell about 5% short of what the synod’s budget called for. In order to stay in budget, the synod would need to cut back starting in July, which is the beginning of their fiscal year. Congregations were encouraged to consider what they could do to help out.

The council decided not to change our current mission offering commitment of $8000. However, the council did approve a special one time gift of $400 from the General Fund to be given to synod over and above our current mission offering to help fund the next fiscal year.

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

May Cleaners: Delroy & Jane Theilke; Jolene Greiner

Today’s Greeters: Harvey Flaten

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

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