Independence Day

July 6, 2014


God bless our native land! Firm may she ever stand Through storm and night! When the wild tempests rave, Ruler of wind and wave, Do thou our country save By thy great might. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 619:1)

Independence Day

July 6, 2014

Worship Focus: God blesses us with our country

Order of Worship: See insert

Hymns: 517, 618

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

Romans 5:6-11

God’s Love Assures us of Salvation

  1. Look at when Christ died for us
  2. How could we doubt what his love will do for us

Lord’s Supper: The Bible tells us that those who take Communion together are to:

1. Recognize that Christ’s true body and blood are
present in the Sacrament (1 Cor. 11:29),

2. Examine themselves (1 Cor. 11:28), and

3. Be united in faith with the congregation with
which they commune (1 Cor. 10:17).

For these reasons, it is our practice that only those who are members of our congregation or a congregation of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) join us for Holy Communion. If you are interested in learning more about becoming part of our fellowship, please speak to the pastor after the service.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of July 6, 2014

  • Mon-Fri 10:00am to Noon Vacation Bible School
  • Wednesday
    • 6:00pm Life of Christ Bible Class
    • Fri 11:30am VBS Children’s Presentation
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Service
    • 10:00am Quarterly Voters’ Meeting

News and Notes

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.

Bible Class: Anyone still interested in joining the Life in Christ Bible Class please let Pastor Bitter know.

VBS Presentation: All are invited to join us at 11:30am this Friday as the children share with us the songs and Bible lessons they learned in VBS this week.

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

Voter’s Meeting: The Quarterly Voters’ Meeting will be July 13 at 10:00am after the service.

July Ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Collin Brown, Cody Greiner, Seth Nelson, Delroy Thielke

July Cleaners: Duane & Bonnie Hausmann; Dennis & Karen Schroeder


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