The Second Sunday after Pentecost

June 22, 2014

Prayer:

O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God, Lead us to love your sacred Word; The holy flame of love impart, That kindness may inspire each heart, O Spirit of life, O Spirit of God. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 186:4)

The Second Sunday after Pentecost

June 22, 2014

Worship Focus: The Holy Spirit speaks through the Bible

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

Hymns: 186, 190, 291, 293

God's Word

First Lesson: Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28

Keep God’s Word in front of you at all times. Let it flow through your heart and show in your life. Pass it on to the next generation.

Psalm 78, p. 95

Tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord.

Second Lesson: Romans 3:21-25, 27, 28

The Apostle Paul presents the Good News, for which God gave us the Bible. God justifies us not based on our own righteousness that comes from obeying the law. For we have broken God’s law. Our righteousness falls far short of God’s standard. Rather, he justifies us freely based on Christ’s righteousness. For Christ redeemed us by sacrificing himself for us. What Good News for us to believe!

Gospel: Matthew 7:15-29

The sinful nature so easily distorts the Good News of Christ. So Jesus warns us against those who bear the bad fruit of false, misleading teaching. Rather build on the solid rock by taking God’s word to heart and putting it into practice.

1 Kings 22:10-14

God’s Word Stands Firm

  1. Undaunted by lies
  2. Undiminished in truth

1 Kings 22:10-14

Dressed in their royal robes, the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting on their thrones at the threshing floor by the entrance of the gate of Samaria, with all the prophets prophesying before them. Now Zedekiah son of Kenaanah had made iron horns and he declared. “This is what the Lord says: ‘With these you will gore the Arameans until they are destroyed.’”

All the other prophets were prophesying the same thing. “Attack Ramoth Gilead and be victorious,” they said, “for the Lord will give it into the king’s hand.”

The messenger who had gone to summon Micaiah said to him, “Look, as one man the other prophets are predicting success for the king. Let your word agree with theirs, and speak favorably.”

But Micaiah said, “As surely as the Lord lives, I can tell him only what the Lord tells me.” (NIV84)

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of June 22, 2014

  • Sunday
    • 10:30am Outdoor worship and Pomme de Terre
    • 11:30am Potluck Picnic

News and Notes

Wedding: We join in a prayer of thanksgiving with Colter and Lauren (Nelson) Combellick who were united in marriage yesterday.

Bible Class: The Holy Spirit used four different writers to record the good news of the life of our Savior. Yet how well have we applied those words to our lives?

In July we’re beginning the Bible class The Life of Christ. To allow us to dig more deeply into applying the words to our life, each of the thirteen sessions asks the students to prepare in advance by reading a portion of the Gospels and answering some questions. Then class time can be more focused on discussion and application.

We will begin in July and the exact schedule will depend on the schedules of those who want to come. For more information please speak with Pastor Bitter or Bridget Joos.

Vacation: Pastor Bitter and Mary will be visiting his parents in Wisconsin June 23-27. Please contact Pastor Main during that time (Church: 589-1840; Home: 589-4662). Pastor Bitter’s parents’ number is (920) 933-3637.

Calendar Correction / Outdoor Service: Next 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. Students from three years old to those entering 5th grade are welcome. Invite your friends and neighbors.

Fair Booth: If you could help at the fair booth, please sign the sheet in the narthex.

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

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

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

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