The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 10, 2014


In these last days of sore distress Grant us, dear Lord, true steadfastness That pure we keep, till life is spent, Your holy Word and sacrament. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 541:3)

The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 10, 2014

Worship Focus: Judgment Day is coming

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

Hymns: 220, 541, 613, 728

God's Word

First Lesson: Joel 3:12-16

What a day of wrath and mourning Judgment Day will be for the unbeliever! But we find our refuge in the Lord our Savior.

Psalm 18, p. 69

The Lord is our Rock and Fortress no matter how bad things get between now and Judgment Day.

Second Lesson: Romans 8:26, 27

Even in the worst of times, as God’s people we call out to him and he hears us. Even when we don’t have the words to say, the Spirit intercedes for us.

Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

In this world, the wheat and weeds grow together. But how different the outcome for each at the harvest!

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Wait for the Harvest

  1. God knows how to take care of his field
  2. The weeds will burn
  3. The wheat will shine

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of August 10, 2014

  • Wednesday
    • 6:00pm “Life of Christ” Bible Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Worship & Lord’s Supper
    • 10:00am Church Council Meeting

News and Notes

Sunday school: Anyone interested in teaching or helping with Sunday school, please talk to Pastor Bitter. Substitutes are needed too!

August Ushers: Dick Lubenow (capt.), John Jepma, Barry Nelson, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder

August Cleaners: Dave & Phyllis Joos; Gerald & Karen Hoffman

Today’s Greeters: Karen Lubenow


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