The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

February 1, 2015


Speak, O Savior; I am list’ning, As a servant to his lord. Let me show respect and honor to your holy, precious Word, That each day, my whole life through, I may serve and follow you. Let your Word e’er be my pleasure And my heart’s most precious treasure. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 283:1)

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

February 1, 2015

Worship Focus: Jesus teaches with authority

Order of Worship: The Common Service, p. 15

Hymns: 82, 395, 311, 492

Personal Preparation for Holy Communion, p. 156

God's Word

First Lesson: Deuteronomy 18:15-20

The Lord our God raised up a prophet like Moses, but greater than Moses. He sent his own Son to declare his word to us. Listen to him.

Psalm 1, p. 64

What a blessing to meditate on what Jesus teaches us!

Second Lesson 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

The readings from 1 Corinthians continues as Paul teaches us the role of love and knowledge.

Gospel: Mark 1:21-28

Jesus displays his divine authority in word and in action.

Sermon: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13

Love Builds Up

  1. Love knows the true God
  2. Love places others before our own rights
  3. Love sees others as Christ sees them

The Lord's Supper: At St. John’s we observe the biblical practice of close communion. So we ask that only confirmed members in fellowship with the WELS commune. If you have further questions, please talk with the pastor.

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of February 1, 2015

  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service

News and Notes

Cookbook: Some of the St. Johns ladies are organizing a church cookbook. Some recipes have been submitted previously and do not need to be submitted again. We are asking for more recipes from those who did not originally submit any or for those who would like to submit additional recipes.

Please send by email or give individually to either Karen Hoffman ( or Mona Roth (

We are asking that all recipes be turned in by Feb. 15.

A meeting is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 22, after church to organize the cookbook. All interested ladies are invited to attend. A light lunch will be served.

Military Bible Sticks are being sent to our troops around the world. These are a digital audio player specifically designed for our military service members. It’s about the size of a pack of gum, and comes pre-loaded with a dramatized recording of the entire New Testament and specially selected Psalms. It’s rugged enough to withstand tough weather conditions, can be used in low-light situations, and easily fits into uniform pockets. The next two Sundays a door offering will be taken for this purpose. $100 provides a BibleStick to 8 troops; $75 to 6 troops and $50 to 4 troops. What a wonderful way to show God’s love this Valentine’s season. Please talk with Leah Nelson if you have any questions or would like more information.

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: Shae Brown & Collin Brown


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