June 8, 2014


Holy Spirit, ever working Through the Church’s ministry, Teaching, strength’ning, and absolving, Setting captive sinners free, Holy Spirit, ever binding Age to age and soul to soul In communion never ending, You we worship and extol. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 182:3)


June 8, 2014

Worship Focus: The Coming of the Holy Spirit

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

Hymns: 184, 176, 576, 182

God's Word

First Lesson: Joel 2:28, 29

The Lord promises to send his Spirit on people of every nation and of every station in life.

Psalm 51b, p. 87

After he has crushed our hearts by showing us our sin, the Holy Spirit brings us the joy of salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Second Lesson: Acts 2:1-21

Just as he had promised, Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to enable his disciples to spread the Gospel beginning in Jerusalem and onward into all the world.

Gospel: John 16:5-11

Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:1-21

The Holy Spirit Begins the Harvest

  1. All the world is his field
  2. The word is his seed
  3. He makes it grow

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of June 8, 2014

  • Sunday -- June 8, 2014
    • 10:00am Council Meeting
  • Tuesday
    • -- Thurs. District Convention at MLC, New Ulm
    • Delegates: Pastor Bitter and Duane Hausmann
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service and Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

Calendar Correction / Outdoor Service: On Sunday, June 29, there will be no 9:00am service. Rather we will join St. Paul’s of Morris for an outdoor service at 10:30am at Pomme de Terre Park followed by a potluck picnic.

Parade Float: Anyone interested in helping with the parade float, please speak with Pastor Bitter.

Vacation Bible School: Fruit is tasty and healthy. How much more so the fruit of the Spirit! That’s our theme for VBS this year. The schedule is July 7-11 from 10:00am until Noon. Anyone who wants to help with teaching, crafts, music, activities, or in some other way, please speak with Pastor Bitter.

June Ushers: Chad Rohloff (capt.), Caleb Bitter, Dave Joos, Sam Roth, Dick Smith

June Cleaners: Justin & Carrie Flaten, Jeff & Christa Flaten

Today’s Greeters: Jolene Greiner & Cody


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