Mission Festival

October 12, 2014

Prayer:

Lord of harvest, grant anew, Joy and strength to work for you, Till the gath’ring nations all See your light and heed your call. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 576:6)

Mission Festival

October 12, 2014

Order of Worship: See insert

Hymns: 562, 558, 576, 573, 571, 579

See the Lost through the Lord’s Eyes: Lessons from Jonah

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of October 12, 2014

  • Sunday -- October 12, 2014
    • 11:30am Mission Festival Potluck
  • Wednesday
    • No Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • No Sunday school
    • No Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Come Follow Me
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord’s Supper
    • 11:30am Quarterly Meeting

News and Notes

Sunday School & Youth Class: There will be no Sunday school or youth class next Sunday, October 19, due to MEA vacation. On the following Sunday, October 26, the children will sing at the beginning of the service.

Mission Invite: In two weeks, on October 26, the Sunday school children will prepare cards to share with children in the Russian mission field. The Sunday school invites members of all ages to come and help out. Here is an excellent opportunity for different generations to interact. There will be no adult Bible class that Sunday so that all can work with the Sunday school. Refreshments will be provided. Come help out the Sunday school at 9:30am, October 26. See the bulletin board in the narthex for more about Russia.

Voters’ Meeting: The third quarter voters’ meeting is next Sunday at 11:30am.

Youth Bible Class: Next Sunday, October 19, the youth are invited to come to the adult Bible class.

Russian Mission: Westerners are naturally curious about Russia, the massive country rich in culture and history that had been closed to Americans for seventy years. With the falling of the Iron Curtain, it became much easier for Americans and Russians to meet and learn about each others’ customs, lifestyles, and religions.

When WELS first started working in Russia, hundreds of people flocked to learn about the Bible each week. Times have changed. With a strong Russian Orthodox Church denouncing all western churches as well as a booming economy pulling people away from spiritual matters, mission work has become increasingly difficult.

Today two missionaries work to serve four congregations and equip leaders in the church. Visiting professors make regular teaching trips to help train our seminary students and deaconesses. Deaconesses in Iskitim conduct a thriving children’s program including Sunday school, VBS, children’s seminars throughout the year, as well as publishing an impressive children’s newsletter. The Russian Lutheran Church is currently working on improving its use of media, including a website and distribution of sound Christian literature. Please keep the Russian Lutheran Church in your prayers! (From: www.wels.net/missions/russia)

October Ushers: Justin Flaten (capt.), Dale Kraft, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth, Don Spencer

October Cleaners: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff; Dean & Moni Rohloff

Today’s Greeters: Chad & Mackensie Rohloff

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

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