The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 26, 2014


Thou, O Christ, art all I want; More than all in thee I find. Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, Heal the sick, and lead the blind. Just and holy is thy name; I am all unrighteousness. False and full of sin I am; Thou art full of truth and grace. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 357:3)

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 26, 2014

Worship Focus: Vineyard work

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

Hymns: 365, 203, 484, 528

God’s Word

First Lesson: Isaiah 5:1-7

With an illustration of a vineyard, the Lord describes his great love for the Old Testament people of Israel. Yet they had despised his love, so now judgment would come.

Psalm 118, p. 108

Jesus is our cornerstone or capstone. All our work is built on him.

Second Lesson: Philippians 3:12-21

With our foundation built on Christ, we press on to the heavenly goal for which Christ has taken hold of us.

Gospel: Matthew 21:33-43

The parable of the vineyard.

Matthew 21:33-43

The Lord’s Love Endures Even in Judgment

  1. How extraordinary his love is!
  2. How worthy of our fruit his love is!

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of October 26, 2014

  • Monday
    • 7:00pm Bible Class: Life of Christ
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Friday
    • Reformation Day
  • Saturday
    • Turn clocks back one hour
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group
    • 9:30am Bible Class: Come Follow Me
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

Russian Mission (part 3): Our Russian mission effort is centered in and around the city of Novosibirsk-population 1.5 million-the political and cultural center of Siberia. The Russian field is currently served by two missionaries and one part-time worker training instructor.

Missionary Luke Wolfgramm serves the four congregations in Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Iskitim and Tomsk as well as serving as the field coordinator. Missionary Ben Foxen was assigned from the Seminary in May 2010 and is called to oversee outreach at our churches. He also assists with worship and classes in the congregations. Pastor Arno Wolfgramm works in Russia six months out of the year training our Seminary and Bible Institute students for ministry. (From )

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

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

Today’s Greeters: Peyton Rohloff & Preston Rohloff


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