The First Sunday after Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

January 11, 2015

Prayer:

O mighty Father, in your Son You loved me ere you had begun This ancient world’s foundation. Your Son has made a friend fo me, And when in spirit him I see, I joy in tribulation. What bliss Is this! He is living, To me giving Life forever; Nothing me from him can sever. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 79:3)

The First Sunday after Epiphany: The Baptism of our Lord

January 11, 2015

Worship Focus: Jesus is baptized for us

Order of Worship: See handout

Hymns: 89, 709, 737

Mark 1:4-11

The Best Substitute Ever

  1. He came in for all sinners, event the worst
  2. He makes us winners against the Adversary

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of January 11, 2015

  • Sunday -- January 11, 2015
    • 11:30am Annual Meeting
    • 11:30am Ladies’ Meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
    • 6:00pm Life of Christ Bible Study
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord’s Supper
    • 2:15pm Youth Ski Trip

News and Notes

Ski Trip: The youth are planning a ski trip at Andes for next Sunday (January 18) from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. We need at least 15 people to get the group rate of $17. The plans are to leave from St. John’s at about 2:15. If you have any questions or would like to join us, please contact Leah Nelson (392-5880).

Annual Meeting: The annual meeting is scheduled for today after the service. Agendas and annual reports are available.

Ladies’ Meeting: An organizational meeting is scheduled today at the same time as the Voters’ Meeting, to plan some women's events.

Some ideas that have been talked about include: the women of the church getting together for social events (time and dates to be discussed at the meeting); creating a church cookbook; making homemade cards; make or refurbishing Christmas ornaments either for our church tree or to send away to a mission; making Christmas goodies or favorite dishes for a special meal; Bible study.

If any of those ideas sound interesting to you or you have your own suggestions to add, please plan to attend the organization meeting after the service today. Your thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.

Epiphany: The word epiphany means to “make know, to reveal.” During the Epiphany season we remember how Jesus made himself known as God the Son who came as the Savior for sinners from around the world.

In the Bible God’s name often means more than “a word we use to refer to him.” God’s name includes who he is and what he has done for us. It’s his reputation. The Bible reveals God’s name to us. It makes known to us who he is and what he has done to save us.

Notice the banners during the Epiphany season. The ones in front of the church have four of God’s names written on them, making known to us who Jesus is and why he came. And which books of the Bible most clearly reveal the words and works of Jesus? The four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The four banners behind the organ symbolize each of these books.

January Ushers: Doug Nelson (capt.), Jason Brown, Collin Brown, Cody Greiner, Seth Nelson, Delroy Thielke

January Cleaners: Don & Janet Spencer, Bridget Joos

Today’s Greeter: Marjorie Berget

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

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