The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 17, 2014

Prayer:

Jesus, priceless treasure, Fount of purest pleasure; Truest friend to me. Ah, how long in anguish Shall my spirit languish, Yearning, Lord, for thee? Thou art mine, O Lamb divine! I will suffer naught to hide thee, Naught I ask beside thee. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 349:1)

The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 17, 2014

Worship Focus: Jesus priceless treasure

Order of Worship: Service of Word and Sacrament, p. 26

Hymns: 421, 349, 469, 477

God's Word

First Lesson: 1 Kings 3:5-12

Greater than all the riches of this world is the wisdom that knows the Lord and follows his judgments.

Psalm 119b, p. 110

The Lord’s word brings us true wisdom.

Second Lesson: Romans 8:28-30

What great wealth is ours when we know and love the Lord who called us! He will not fail to glorify those he has chosen, and until then, he makes all things work out for our good. No amount of riches could buy that.

Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52

Jesus’ parables illustrate how valuable God’s kingdom is.

Matthew 13:44-52

God’s Kingdom: The Only Treasure Worth Having

  1. It’s hidden and unique
  2. It’s vital and inexhaustible

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of August 17, 2014

  • Wednesday
    • 6:00pm “Life of Christ” Bible Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:00am Divine Worship

News and Notes

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

Fall Schedule: On September 7 we return to our fall schedule. Sunday school starts at 9:15. Bible class and youth group at 9:30. Divine service at 10:30.

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

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

Today’s Greeters: Dick and Judy Lubenow

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

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