The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 24, 2014


God of mercy, God of grace, Show the brightness of your face. Shine upon us, Savior, shine; Fill your Church with light divine, And your saving health extend To the earth’s remotest end. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 249:1)

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 24, 2014

Worship Focus: Jesus takes care of all our needs

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

Hymns: 449, 418, 480, 332

God's Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 55:1-5

Without money and without cost—that’s how the Lord provides us with eternal life. For Jesus himself paid the full price for us. Would such a generous God not take care of all our needs?

Psalm 42-43, p. 82

We thirst for what only our God can provide.

Second Lesson: Romans 8:35-39

Nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus feeds over five thousand. He can certainly take care of all our needs.

Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus Trains Our Trust

  1. To rely on him instead of our own abilities
  2. To follow him even when we don’t understand the way

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of August 24, 2014

  • Sunday -- August 24, 2014
    • 4:00pm Opening Service at GPLHS, Watertown
  • Monday
    • 2:30pm Christian Funeral of Doris Burns
      @ West Wind Village
  • Saturday
    • 1:00pm “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: Tom and Elaine Mohr


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